Masungulo Lodge

Masungulo Lodge 2018-02-28T14:26:23+00:00

Project Description

Masungulo is a luxury exclusive-use lodge located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This beautifully designed, private camp offers thrilling wildlife encounters for up to 16 guests. Masungulo Lodge caters for small groups, which makes it the perfect choice to reconnect with family and friends or even corporate getaways, as you will have exclusive use of the lodge and all its facilities.  This traditional safari lodge offers the perfect authentic safari experience for people wanting privacy, an intimate bush experience and the warmth and service of a dedicated team of staff.

You are invited to reconnect with nature inside a world-renowned, unspoiled wilderness reserve.

From R145 388
per unit per night
  • Local Experts

  • Best Available Rate

  • Personal Concierge


Exclusive-use (10 guests)11 Jan 2018 – 19 Dec 2018on request
Additional Guests (max. 6 add. guests)11 Jan 2018 – 19 Dec 2018on request
Exclusive-use (10 guests)20 Dec 2018 – 10 Jan 2019on request
Additional Guests (max. 6 add. guests)20 Dec 2018 – 10 Jan 2019on request
  • Exclusive use of the lodge
  • Open safari vehicle safaris morning and afternoon accompanied by qualified rangers and trackers
  • Breakfast, lunch, “boma” dinner
  • All beverages
  • WiFi
  • Transfers to and from the private Airstrip
  • Spa treatments
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry Service
  • Transfers from Eastgate (Hoedspruit) Airport.
  • Conservation levy

Regrettably, no children under the age 0f 10 are allowed. Children aged 10 and above will pay the full adult rate.

Detailed Description

Double Suites

Built to overlook the Machaton riverbed, all five double suites are identical in style, with each suite offering a private plunge pool. Designed with spaciousness and privacy in mind, each suite has a king-sized bed and a private deck that offers a unique view over the African bush, the riverbed or the waterhole. The bathrooms are open plan with a shower, deep-soaking bath tub, private toilet and bidet. All suites are fully air-conditioned. Sit back and indulge in the elegance of your private suite.

Family Suites

There are two family suites, each featuring a master bedroom with king bed, open plan bathroom and private toilet with bidet. The second bedroom features twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower only. Both family suites are fully air-conditioned, offer a private plunge pool, unique bush views and guaranteed privacy.

Facilities in each suite

  • Private Viewing Deck with unique views overlooking the African bush, dry riverbed or waterhole
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Private Lounge
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine and Tea Station
  • Complimentary Mini Bar
  • Rain Shower with Deep-soaking Bath Tub
  • GHD Hair Dryer
  • Digital In-room Safe
  • Luxury Amenities
  • Fan
  • Air Conditioning
  • Flyscreens (Mosquito and Insect protection) on all windows and doors
  • Complimentary Wifi


Intimate and exclusive, Masungulo Lodge offers the discerning guest a luxurious and private safari experience. The following facilities are offered:

  • Viewing deck overlooking waterhole
  • Pavilion-style Swimming Pool
  • Business Centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout lodge
  • Satellite Television in Bar Area
  • Curio Shop
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fit-track
  • Electrified Fence

Ngulube Fitness Centre

Not wanting to leave your fitness regime at home? Come work out in our spacious, well-equipped, air-conditioned gym. The gym features Life Fitness equipment:  a treadmill, spinning bike, isolation weight training machines for every part of the body, free weights, gym ball and a mat.

For your convenience fresh towels and bottled water is provided.

Lalapanzi Spa

Masungulo Lodge uses a range of ‘Africology’ products.  Africology prides itself on its African roots, being natural and eco-friendly. Taking inspiration from home they use local active ingredients including rooibos, aloe, marula and African potato, fragranced with only pure essential oils and manufactured to the highest standard. All Africology products uplift the mind and body in a positive therapeutic way which are influenced by traditional African wisdom and Reiki techniques.


Every meal at Masungulo is an experience. A scrumptious brunch awaits you after your morning game drive. A light lunch combined with high tea is served before your afternoon game drive. Both these meals are served in the open lounge and viewing deck. Many a times these meals have been enjoyed by guests while the animals come for a drink or cool off in the waterhole.

Dinner is served in the open-air boma around a crackling fire. Enjoy our traditional South-African cuisine whilst dining under the stars. Additionally, there is a spacious closed lounge area with double lit fireplaces where meals will be enjoyed around the beautiful Outeniqua Yellowwood dining table.

It is important to note that no pork or pork products are served at Masungulo.

Please let us know any special requests and dietary requirements one month in advance.


Masungulo’s schedule is arranged around your personal routine. A typical day could begin with early morning game viewing, followed by a scrumptious brunch back at the lodge, some free time spent game-viewing on our deck overlooking our waterhole, hitting the gym or indulging in our spa, a high tea, followed by the afternoon game drive.

  • Game viewing at Masungulo takes place in individually seated open game vehicles. The vehicles are fully equipped with spotlights for night viewing, radios for communication, mosquito repellent, ponchos for wet weather, and individual blankets to keep guests cosy during chilly morning and evenings.
  • All of the experienced and professional guides are fully accredited, and are always accompanied by skilled trackers who know their surroundings well.
  • Afternoon game-viewing is followed by a sunset sun-downer stop, and your day is perfectly rounded off with a magnificent dinner in our open-air boma around a fire (weather permitting).

Game viewing is exceptional, with an abundance of elephant, buffalo, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, waterbuck and warthog, together with their attendant predators: lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena.

The critically endangered African wild dog is also a regular visitor to the Timbavati Reserve.  The larger and rarer antelopes such as Roan, Eland and Tsessebe have been slow to return to this area and their numbers are still critically low.