Step into an unparalleled African safari experience at Becks Safari Lodge; the latest addition to the renowned Karongwe Portfolio. Offering guests the full package, this safari retreat incorporates luxury accommodation, dedicated staff and big five game viewing; partnered with a spectacular look at some of South Africa’s most beautiful surrounds and a distinctive, personalised ‘home away from home’ feel. Set in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve and overlooking the stunning Makhutswi River, this intimate location offers eleven safari suites bordering the river as well as two couples oriented suites looking onto a popular waterhole. Outstanding views welcome guests to a unique ifestyle experience, combining luxe living with a deep appreciation for South Africa’s natural environment.
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Becks Safari Lodge Rooms
The Becks Safari Lodge has 11 rooms. Select a room for more details.
Deluxe Safari Suite
Deluxe Safari Suite
Luxury Suite facing the Makhutswi River. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous modern materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting In each expansive suite. King/twin beds.
Deluxe Safari Suite (Adjacent)
Deluxe Safari Suite (Adjacent)
Two sets of adjacent suites (can be used for familes),facing the Makhutswi River. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous modern materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting In each expansive suite. King/Twin beds.
Balcony / Deck
Laundry Service (Available)
Mini Bar (Complimentary)
Pure Cotton Linen
Tea / Coffee
Activities offered by Becks Safari Lodge
Helicopter Scenic Flights
Helicopter Scenic Flights
More about Becks Safari Lodge
Bush Picnic or Going up Beacon Rock
Celebrate the magnificent view of the Lowveld from the top of the highest outcrop on Karongwe with a short climb accompanied by a Guide. Enjoy a sundowner with the backdrop of the Drakensburg mountains whilst soaking in the 360 view of the huge stretch of the valley whilst sipping on your favourite refreshment and picnic snacks.
Enjoy a relaxing time under the bright beautiful African Sky, reclining in a hammock while learning about the night sky. In summer Orion and his dog Sirius can be seen chasing Taurus and Pleiades are cross the sky. In winter Scorpio and Corvus the crow is visible along with the ever present Southern Cross, Magellanic Clouds and Coal Sack. With planets making appearances at certain times of the year, the rings around Saturn, the Many moon of Jupiter visible through good binoculars.
Relax in the bush with a soulful meditative yoga experiance – Ubuntu Yoga – which is a gentle African flavored practice. The fee also contributes to the Ubuntu Yoga Project at Nourish Eco Village. (Nourish NPO) to help train promising local candidates and help them to earn their certification.
Helicopter Flights Through The Olifant's Gorge
Enjoy an absolutely and unforgettably thrilling experience with a 40 min flight through the famous Olifant's River Gorge.
Tree Planting for the Community
Leave your legacy in Africa and plant a tree in our local community or donate a tree. A t-shirt is given to you complimentary with every tree donated and leave knowing that you have made a very positive contribution to the environment. Choose between a fruit tree of indigenous tree.
Traditional Evening Dinner
Make memories with your partner or friends while enjoying a unique traditional Shangaan African dinner. Cuisine in particular gives us distinct glimpse of a culture and its people. This fun filled experience will leave you with a new appreciation of cultural diversity which goes hand in hand with the whole experience and understanding of the beautiful Shangaan culture.
Take pleasure in interactive cooking lessons of traditional South African cuisine with our local chefs and get to test your cooking skills afterwards. Choose between African and traditional warm Afrikaans cuisine.
Experience Gin pairing and Gin Tasting for an afternoon special event. If you are a Gin lover – experience the Gin pairing and Gin Tasting notes with variations for an afternoon special event.
Visit to the Local Community / School / Orphanage
Take pleasure in visiting our local community with a 1-hour tour to the nearby village. This tour allows you to see how the local people live, their culture and day to day program. It also gives you the opportunity to interact with the children at grass roots level and generally a very enriching experience.
Little Paws Center for Children
All adventures start with the first step and the first step to having fun for any child at Karongwe Portfolio is to experience our pure fun Little Paws Programme. We are proud to launch our Little Paws Programme which is full of fun interactive activities ranging from:
*Hair Braiding * Face painting * Tracker 101 course * Cookie baking *Clay making tracks *Bubbles *Board games *Children's foot spa *Goodie bags *Children's veggie garden and many more exciting activities on offer.
Karongwe Portfolio prides itself in giving any child the best safari experience imaginable whilst enjoying their stay at any of our incredible lodges with the greatest of service provided by all members of staff. Give your child a live changing experience.
4 Hour Anti-Poaching Walk
Take up the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime – fist hand anti-poaching excursion on foot with an anti-poaching specialist. Learn about the tracking methods and more about the plight of poaching of our precious wildlife. This experience will leave you with a clearer understanding and unforgettable memory.
A walk with Karongwe Private Game Reserve anti-poaching team is like taking a step into a completely different world. This is not just a walk through the bush. You walk through the Bush while being aware of not just wild animals but also of the so called "kill Zones" possible ämbush zones" and "escape routes". You become aware of where possible poacher might be waiting for darkness you also become aware of where to walk and where not to, you really become exposed to how real this war for conservation really is.
Even though this walk is filled with the dangers of not only the nature but also the poacher you definitely find a sense of safety with the experience of the anti-poaching team.
Photographic Half Day Workshop
4 hours broken down into 1h45 minute lessons. Each Section will include a short guided practical session and time for questions.
Lesson Breakdown. * Introductions * Camera Basics * Camera settings and ways to use them * Gear and what to get * Phone photography VS Camera * Composition of Framing * Types of Composition * Making an imagine * Building a colour style * Programs and where to start (Participants will need with phone or laptop) * Editing on your phone, which apps to use * Lightroom desktop * Editing on camera
Participants will receive * Workbook to take notes and follow along during lessons. * Each lesson will be video recorded and sent to the participants to keep. * Access to a WhatsApp group for any further questions and assistance during their stay.
Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Enjoy the selection of spa treatments that are offered.
' African Awakening – Drawing inspiration from the Marula tree and the African traditional healing beliefs, an ultra relaxing indulgent full body massage was created.
African Vigour – A warm aroma blend infused with circulatory boosting essential oils is coupled with deep tissue massage relieving deep seated tension all the way to the core of the muscle.
Body Exfoliation – Our cleansing preparatory body scrubs are made with a 100% natural blend of plant botanicals to gently and effectively eliminate dead skin cells.
Body Wrap – To commence this sensory journey you will receive a full body exfoliation, followed by a herbal infusion back and leg massage.
TheraNaka – Influenced by nature and focused on naturally improving the condition of the skin.
Hand Massage – This ideal for hard working hands – experience the healing touch.
Foot Massage – This soulful journey will take your feet through a geranium and pine sugar exfoliation whilst soaking in a herbal salt bath.
African Wood Massage – Mimicking the rhythmical patterns of an African dance, The TheraNaka signature massage blendsight stretching techniques and specially designed body and facial wooden implements to relax and restore the weary body.
Travel with Confidence
With over 20 years of experience, our team will help you choose the perfect African safari for your adventure.