Lion Rock River Lodge has huge upper and lower decks ideal for relaxed wildlife viewing from the lodge itself.Lion Rock River Lodge has an enclosed courtyard offering a safe area for children to burn off steam

Entire home/flat

10 guests

5 bedrooms

8 beds

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About this listing

Lion Rock River Lodge is a luxurious fully equipped and air-conditioned 5 bedroom African Safari Residence in Mjejane Private Game Reserve within the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Includes a hosting game ranger and servicing Monday to Saturday.

The space

Lion Rock River Lodge is set close to the edge of the Crocodile River in a high density wildlife zone deep in the heart of Kruger Big 5 Territory. This Lodge exclusively adjoins the eastern game corridor. River and bush views from Lion Rock are breathtaking.

The standard minimum booking period at Lion Rock River Lodge is three nights. Bookings are subject to the availability of space in the Lion Rock calendar at the time of inquiry.

The lodge is entered via a safe enclosed courtyard which leads to the main living area as well as an expansive upstairs deck area with a pub.

The comfortable open plan living area opens through frameless stack doors onto a deep undercover veranda overlooking the river with its resident hippos, crocodiles and African Fish Eagles.

Guests can view game from the riverside rimflow pool or relax on pool loungers and watch buffalo and elephants cross the river right in front of the lodge. Both leopard and lion hunt in the river ecozone and kills happen unexpectedly - sometimes right in front of your eyes.

The lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, scullery and pantry area with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. There is ample fridge and freezer space for a full complement of ten occupants.

A walkway leads from the main veranda to the boma for fireside dinners under starry African nights. The boma is bordered by Big Five territory on two sides. Firewood is available at the lodge.

All five bedrooms are air-continued and open onto private verandas with views onto free roaming big game territory. Two bedrooms have king size double beds and full bathrooms. The remaining three bedrooms have twin single beds and showers. All en-suite bathrooms lead to outdoor showers.

Lion Rock's own on-site game ranger is available for taking guests on day and night game drives through Kruger Big 5 territory in the lodge's own open safari vehicle.

Lion Rock provides a luxurious welcoming retreat after an exciting day of game viewing in the African Bush.

Guest access

The Mjejane Game Reserve main access gate is on the N4 National Road approximately 2.8 km east of the village of Hectorspruit in Mpumalanga Province, Republic of South Africa. The N4 is the national road running from Gauteng Province in South Africa to Maputo in Mozambique. Once through the main security gate of Mjejane Game Reserve guests access Lion Rock River Lodge via a bush road through the game reserve. Once at the lodge guests have full access to the entire lodge and its facilities which include a riverside rimflow swimming pool, small gym and private open safari vehicle with an experienced game ranger for guided game drives through Big 5 territory. All access arrangements into the game reserve are made prior to guest arrival.

Interaction with guests

A full time game ranger is based at the lodge and is available to interact with the guests on a daily basis. The hosting ranger will arrange game reserve activities such as open vehicle game drives through Big 5 territory and guided bush walks and will also ensure that guests have a comfortable bush experience while staying at the lodge. A domestic worker makes beds and cleans the lodge every day except on Sundays (optional extra).

Other things to note

The minimum stay at Lion Rock River Lodge is 3 nights and the maximum number of guests that can be accommodated at any one time is ten. Besides the superb wildlife experience on offer at Lion Rock River Lodge there are a host of other activities nearby. Several superb golf courses are within 30 to 60 minutes drive from the lodge. Guided tiger fishing (Africa's legendary fresh water game fish) can be enjoyed within 30 minutes drive. The nearest towns with good shops, medical care and restaurants are Malelane (20 minutes) and Komatipoort (30 minutes). The nearest commercial airport with connecting flights to Johannesburg, Durban and CapeTown is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) only 60 minutes away. Car Hire is available at KMIA.

The space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Strictly no more than ten guests may stay in the lodge at any one time. Strictly no smoking inside the lodge. Very specific lodge and game reserve conduct rules apply in Big 5 wildlife areas where potentially dangerous game resides and where visitor safety is of paramount importance. Guests must agree to abide by these rules in advance of arrival. On arrival at Lion Rock River Lodge guests will be briefed by the lodge's game ranger on Lion Rock specific rules and conduct codes and any other local or regional information they may want to know or will need to know (e.g. emergency procedures). While tipping is not compulsory it is appreciated. The lodge has a recommended tipping policy should guests feel that lodge staff members deserve a reward for great service.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

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