Within the Kruger National Park there are areas of land that have been leased to specific operators for private use. These are known as private concessions, and are run independently to the main Kruger National Park. The operator is responsible for maintaining the land and they will usually operate a private and exclusive lodge within the concession. Although the concessions are in the main Kruger Park, access to the concession is for guests staying at the private lodges only. By staying at one of the lodges you are ensured of an exclusive safari experience.

The standard of lodge operated within these private concessions is some of the highest in the world! One of the most well known in the luxury safari market – Singita – operates Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni. These combine ultimate luxury with wild African bush to present a unique experience.

For the discerning traveler Singita offers world class cuisine, unbelievable views from the privacy of your suite, modern and organic style, expert and knowledgeable guides and trackers. You can enjoy open vehicle game drives when tracking the Big 5. The benefit of a private concession is that you are able to track the animals deep into the bush. This adds to the thrill of safari activities.

The landscape and scenery in the concessions is quite different to many of the private reserves. This is due to their location within the Kruger – away from the more popular private reserve locations. It is a great idea to combine a few nights on safari in a private Kruger concession and a few nights safari within a private reserve. This combination provides an all round Big Game safari. If you are unsure about the right choice of Kruger National Park lodging speak to one of our expert consultants who can advise on the best option for you.


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About "Kruger Private Concessions"


A stunning setting on the banks of the Sabie River surrounded by animals, bush and big skies, Tinga Lodge is the perfect place to relax and re-energise, immersed in the magic of Africa. One of two small luxury lodges in the pristine Lion Sands private concession of the Kruger National Park, Tinga provides a truly exclusive year-round safari experience, encompassing the Big Five and much more, with a thriving population of black rhino. Read More


A canopy of ancient trees on the banks of the Sabie River shelters a sophisticated and serene treehouse lodge deep in the pristine landscape of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Narina Lodge is one of just two intimate lodges in the 5000ha Lion Sands private concession, guaranteeing excellent uncrowded game-viewing of the Big 5 and a myriad of other wildlife. Read More


This intimate and luxurious safari lodge perches on the tranquil banks of the Sweni river in the Singita concession of South Africa's Kruger National park. At Singita Sweni , guests are at one with nature, as the stylish surroundings blend into the bush with the lightest of footprints. The pristine wilderness is home to all of the Big 5 and guests enjoy opportunities for viewing a unique wildlife population. Read More


This stunning safari lodge in the N'wanetsi concession of the Kruger National Park is renowned as one of the most luxurious game lodges in South Africa. Award winning design of wood and glass, carefully planned for eco-friendly footprint and overlooking the beautiful wooded foothills of the Lebombo Mountains is complemented by world-class hospitality for a luxury African safari second to none at Singita Lebombo. Read More

For the ultimate in romance and luxury African safari experiences, Hamiltons Tented Camp situated in Mluwati in the Kruger National Park is an exceptional retreat. Six superbly appointed luxury safari tents overlook the Ngwenyeni Dam and promise a simply unforgettable stay... From the bird watching to the game drives, the bush walks to the butler service, your every need is catered to. Read More


No trip to Southern Africa is complete without a visit to the untamed bush. And while the accommodation options are as abundant as the game, Jock Safari Lodge prides itself on being a luxurious outpost where the spotlight is also on creating a more personalized, welcoming and relaxed safari experience for the entire family. Read More

For honeymooners, there's nothing that comes close to the unique romance of an African safari. This five-star lodge in the southern region of the famed Kruger National Park epitomizes the dream safari adventure: world-class luxury, unparalleled service, a host of activities from game drives and bush walks to spa treatments and, of course, the thrill of Big 5 game action. Read More


Imbali Safari Lodge offers the ultimate in exclusive safari accommodation. Set within the world-famous Kruger National Park, Imbali offers a perfect blend of old-world hospitality and the finest in luxury accommodation. If you're looking for understated luxury and the chance to spot some truly extraordinary wildlife, look no further: Imbali captures the essence of Africa in every way. Read More

Many game lodges offer a luxury experience, but not many offer a uniquely African way of life and a perfect blend of earthy luxury and superb service. This is where Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge sets itself apart - the opportunity to experience a uniquely South African experience while spotting Big 5 game and staying in the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Read More

For truly authentic safaris in Africa, Rhino Walking Safaris have the perfect recipe. Their unique wilderness concession at the south end of the Kruger National Park, is home to Plains Camp, a luxury tented camp. For added adventure their Platforms camp gives a unique sleepout experience of wild Africa and guests can start off at Rhino Post, their luxury safari lodge for a gentle introduction to the bush. Read More