9 Best Airbnb Kruger National Park Accommodation | Lodges, Chalets & Bookings in South Africa

The Kruger National Park (KNP) is situated on the border of Limpopo and Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Not only is it home to Africa’s Big 5, but a number of Airbnbs, self-catering units, and safari lodges, just waiting to host you.

Thanks to the airports nearby, anyone can visit South Africa’s most exciting safari experience. Now’s your chance to stay amidst the bush and encounter wildlife right in your backyard. You may even have the opportunity to hand-feed indigenous bucks.

in South African’s most exciting safari destination. There are endless safari day trip drives to go on, nature reserves to explore, and other safari camp activities, you’ll never be bored. Keep reading to discover the hidden gems of South Africa’s Kruger National Park accommodation.

Quick Picks: Best Accommodation in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

If you already know a place to stay, you can choose from these quick links for the Kruger National Park’s best accommodation. We’ve gathered the best park pad in each category for your convenience.

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9 Best Airbnbs & Kruger National Park Accommodation Types

Choosing accommodation types with a swimming pool is beneficial for beating the scorching African Sun. When wallowing, remember to put on sunblock to prevent painful sunburns.

‘Ndida – The Bushveld Chalets

  • Guests: 6
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Best Suited for: Families and friends

This self-catering safari lodge is located in Marloth Game Reserve, only 25 minutes from Kruger National Park’s Crocodile Bridge Gate. ‘Ndida gives visitors a chance to live like a weaver in their birdnest-like bush lodgings. You can find a relaxing hideaway in the second story where you can see the game reserve’s African wildlife. It’s also a spectacular site for sunsets.

Outside, guests can enjoy a relaxing dip in the swimming pool to cool off in the African heat. The sheltered BBQ area makes for a cool change of scenery for cooking lunch or supper. This lodge offers free WIFI and parking for guests.

What Guests Say: “Beautiful house and great host! We saw so many animals out of the comfort of the beautiful swimming pool. We even hand-fed the Kudus.” – Samantha.

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AfriCamps – Tented Camp

  • Guests: 5
  • Location: Hoedspruit
  • Best Suited for: Families and friends

This luxury tented camp is a great way to get closer to nature and the surrounding game reserve. At night you can lie in bed and hear all the acoustics of the African bush. This tented camp offers guests a private hot tub, a dam on your front porch as well as a communal swimming pool for the sweltering South African sun.

This self-catering accommodation-type has bunk beds, making it an excellent choice for families. These handcrafted tented camps are equipped with air conditioning, a fireplace, parking, and a fully-equipped bathroom.

Kruger National Park Camping is a wholesome experience. While you’re here, why not visit the Wildlife rehabilitation center and see how park rangers take care of the wildlife.

What Guests Say: “They went above and beyond for us, took us on a game drive to see the Big 5 even though they weren’t going that day. They are so professional, I really recommend them. ” –  Thandi.

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Kruger View Apartment Lodge with Swimming Pool

  • Guests: 2
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Best Suited for: Couples

These cobble-stone quarters offer a 5-star Airbnb a bush experience right next door to the Greater Kruger National Park. You can spend days wallowing in the swimming pool – all while watching the adjacent watering hole. Experience a real-world nature documentary, filled with an energetic array of wildlife.

Guests walk into a self-catering, open-plan studio apartment with an en-suite bathroom, parking, and free WIFI. You’ll wake up to the sounds of hippos frolicking in the water and fish eagles calling out to each other. Step out to witness unspoiled views of the African plains and all their glory.

What Guests Say: “Lovely place! Lovely people and amenities. I give this space 5/5 and will recommend it to family and friends. ” – Nombulelo.

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Manzini Swazi King Chalets

  • Guests: 4
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Suited for: Couples or small families

This exquisite chalet is located in Marloth National park, bordering the Kruger National Park and only a quick 5-minute drive to Crocodile Bridge gate. This self-catering offers a safari experience immersed in African-themed decor and draped in warm, inviting colors.

Relax in the Swimming pool and surf the WIFI, or set out on Wildfly Microlight wildlife experience in the private nature reserve.

What Guests Say: “A little oasis, perfect as a relaxing holiday home. The kudus came close to the swimming pool and outside the roll-top bath while we were swimming, such an amazing experience. ” – Marcel.

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Maningwe – Self-catering Rest Camp Lodge

  • Guests: 4
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Suited for: Couples or small families

Try your hand at a traditional South African dinner in this self-catering accommodation. This KNP accommodation comes with a private swimming pool braai area (a BBQ in South Africa) where animals come right up to the poolside to say hello.

This spacious, luxury safari camp has guest parking and is only a short and scenic drive from the Kruger National Park game reserve.

What Guests Say: “A really great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Well looked after with a wonderful swimming pool for those hot summer days. ” – George.

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Ochre House – Self-catering Lodge

  • Guests: 2
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Suited for: Couples

This magnificent, modern, and self-catering park accommodation is another great romantic getaway for couples. The lodge offers high living standards with lush interior finishes. There is an undercover swimming pool on a concrete deck, the perfect opportunity for game viewing.

This bush lodge is one of our top Kruger Park accommodation listings and comes equipped with solar electricity, a full kitchen, and free WIFI. You can be day visitors at Crocodile Bridge, Mjejane Game Reserve, or the Kruger Park and do loads of activities.

What Guests Say: “What you see is what you get. It’s beautiful, private, unique, and clean. We loved every moment at Ochre House! ” – Thobile.

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Mindara Lodge Property – Greater Kruger

  • Guests: 8
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Suited for: Families and friends

This outstanding, self-catering property sleeps eight guests and is perfect for large families and groups of friends looking for an affordable place to stay. There is free WIFI, a swimming pool, and a large wooden deck to enjoy a glass of wine on as you watch the sunset below the national park.

Get up close and personal with nature as a day visitor at Kruger National Park South. Or, You can visit the Sabie River and Crocodile Bridge gate.

What Guests Say: “ A comfortable, cozy, home away from home. Close to the fence line, which makes for lovely short walks, and the facilities were perfect for a family holiday.” – Sian.

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Newly Built! 3714 @ Ribbok, Marloth Park

  • Guests: 6
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Suited for: Families and friends

This recently built accommodation, Kruger Park, invites you into a modern and encapsulating interior. You’ll never get bored with the Kruger National Park, game lodges, and other activities just a short drive away.

This lovely self-catering lodge comes with a swimming pool braai/boma area where you can unwind, enjoy dinner, and maybe some close encounters with wildlife.

What Guests Say: “Outstanding modern, open-plan, spacious apartment with all the necessary amenities and a friendly, responsive host. ” – Brenton.

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Giraffe Plains

  • Guests: 8
  • Location: Marloth Park
  • Suited for: Families and friends

The Giraffe Plains is an iconic lodge to view the grace of giraffes. The self-catering, thatched home sleeps eight and is terrific for families and friends looking for a vacation filled with adventurous activities. There is WIFI and parking on the property as well as a swimming pool braai/boma area to enjoy dinner.

The lodge is super private, with nothing except the bush and wildlife of South Africa.

What Guests Say: “Expect a beautiful, quiet place. The swimming pool was always crystal clear, and the caretaker made sure the place was clean every day. ” – Kgahliso.

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Thula Sana Lodge

  • Guests: 7
  • Location: Mjejane Game Reserve.
  • Suited for: Families and friends

Step into luxury when entering this self-catering safari lodge at one of the top game lodges on our list. This luxurious and modern safari camp is situated on the Crocodile River. It features indoor-outdoor living with the swimming pool braai area under the same roof as the kitchen.

The lodge comes with free WIFI, cable TV, and parking. You don’t even need to be a day visitor at Kruger National Park, where you can see various African animals from the many available rest camps.

What Guests Say: “There’s wildlife at your doorstep, and the ambiance of the house is unmatched. The house is also huge, so a family trip also works well.” – Koketso.

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Closing Words on Kruger National Park Accommodation South Africa

The Sanspark’s Kruger National Park is steeped in history and adventure. From learning about the park’s local legends to game walks at dawn, Kruger Park South Africa has something to offer anyone who appreciates the natural world.

Relax after activities by taking a swim or simply enjoying the sights and sounds of untamed Africa from the comfort of your bush lodge.

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