The Lodge Whisperer: The best African safari experiences in the Kruger area

The Lodge Whisperer

The Lodge Whisperer provides exclusive family and romantic holidays in the Kruger National Park area. Expect an authentic African bush experience in one of their lodges in addition to memorable private game drives and tours.

Your hosts have also put in place various Covid-19 protocols to ensure your safety during your stay with them. With a combination of a great location, facilities and amazing hospitality, many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about their stays.

Accommodation at The Lodge Whisperer

Guest accommodation includes two lodges in the heart of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate – the six-sleeper Giraffe Lodge and the seven-sleeper Zebra Lodge. The Giraffe Lodge can accommodate four adults and two children. On the ground floor, you will find a large living room, an open kitchen, two ample bedrooms with King-size beds and a bathroom furnished with shower and bathtub. In addition, one of the two bedrooms has direct access to an ensuite bathroom with shower.

On the first floor, there is a bedroom with two twin beds and a balcony with views of the bush and the mountains. Outdoor is a large patio with a nice splash pool and a dinner table under a nice pergola for pool-side lunches and braai’s. Read more HERE

With a similar offering, the Zebra Lodge also caters for families and groups on a self-catering basis. Read more HERE

Wanting to get close to the African bush? There is an option for glamping in style at their luxury camp at the 23000-ha Manyeleti Game Reserve, which borders the Kurger National Park as well as the Sabi Sands and Timbavati Game Reserves. You get a choice of 15 tents furnished in a contemporary minimalistic style with en-suite bathrooms. These tents can comfortably accommodate a family of four.

Make an online booking HERE.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

There is plenty of things to do in Hoedspruit and the Limpopo/Mpumalanga area. Activities include self-drives to the Kruger National Park; game drives in private reserves in the Great Kruger Area; tours like Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon; bush walks; game drives and bush dinners among other activities.

See their golf packages and their other adventure packages HERE.

Reviews from previous The Lodge Whisperer guests

“The best place in South Africa and the best accommodation. Lovely house and game drive absolutely unique,” wrote LC on their TripAdvisor page.

The Lodge Whisperer is located in Hoedspruit. For bookings, email today. Visit them online at today. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

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If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

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