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"Loved our stay at this wonderful lodge in March 2014. Run by lovely people who made us feel at home. Thanks again guys!" (United Kingdom), 2014

“Unforgettable Memories”

"We visited last year and left with unforgettable memories! The animals were precious, the hosts went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Can't forget the meals either. Wish I could come back!" (Germany), 2014

“Very peaceful and quiet surroundings”

"The chalets are clean and come equipped with a large mosquito net. Hosts, Olaf and Stephanie, are very friendly and welcoming hosts and we enjoyed our long chats with them. Food was home style and very tasty. We really enjoyed our stay mainly due to the...

“Great place close to Kruger National Park”

"This is a great lodge close to Kruger and great hosts. Olaf is the safari guide and his wife cooks up some great dinners. Nice little huts to stay in and a nice firepit area to relax and drink some wine. Giraffes are roaming around!" (United States),...

“Bush Walk”

"Spent the day visiting the white lions and took a bush walk with Olaf. The experience was wonderful and informative. Grand kids stayed at the lodge and "the ladies" watched them with care and love. We had an authentic "bush" lunch back at the lodge and...

“Awesomely Awesome!!”

"Been coming to this haven for roughly 2 years and quite frankly ticks all the boxes. A true South African gem in the heart of the Greater Kruger region and only an hour drive to the main gate of Kruger National Park. The drive alone there is an adventure...

“Home cooked meals and Lots of Laughs!”

"I can't say enough sweet things about this property. I will say that Olaf is the BEST tour guide there is ... within one day at the park we saw nearly every single animal in the book ... this was thanks to Olaf for spotting them. I would have never...

“Great Lodge with fantastic hosts!”

"We had the pleasure to stay here for two nights on our tour. The lodge was great. Rooms were clean, tidy and of a reasonable size. Nice comfy beds with mosquito nets. Bathrooms were large. Wi-fi is available at a small cost. The hosts were brilliant."...


"Thank you, Stephanie and Olaf for being such amazing hosts, for the fantastic homemade food, the private game bush walk experience and especially for the gift!!! We had a great time with you at your beautiful lodge." (Germany), Oct 2016

“Perfect stay and great hospitality!”

"We are a German family with 3 teenagers and visited Nsele Lodge in August. Olaf and his team is very friendly, we enjoyed the hospitality and felt at home. We can really recommend this lodge and the safari with Olaf, who is very experienced and skilled....

“Amazing stay at Nsele!”

"Never have we been received in such a warm and welcome way. It's a lovely place. Stephanie's cooking and Olaf's expertise in safari and wild life are the perfect combination for an unforgettable stay." (Netherlands), Nov 2016

Coronavirus PolicyAmended Coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation policy - 1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020

Nsele Safari’s & Lodge is fully aware of prospect and current travellers concerns regarding travelling during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we would like travellers to know about the below precautions and policy amendments to set your mind at ease while enjoying your amazing trip to Africa.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Nsele Safaris & Lodge maintains that it is very important for travellers to make sure that they take out comprehensive travel insurance to protect them against any incidents that may affect them negatively during the outbreak:

-       for example booking cancellations due to this pandemic
-       Make sure that you read through and understand your benefit schedule before making your final decision on any Travel Insurance.

We have amended our cancellation policy to ensure guests are not unduly penalised on their bookings.
The following terms & condition amendments apply to current, new & provisional bookings made between
1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020:

Booking may be amended by moving them up by 12 months, taking availability into consideration, if a guest is wary about traveling during the outbreak.

Our quoted rates given for 2020 will apply on these bookings.

These amendments will only apply to travel dates before 31 December 2020.

Only one amendment per booking is allowed and maybe made up to 31 days prior to arrival.

Booking cancellations which are done 30 days prior to arrival will result in our standard cancellation policy as per our current terms & conditions (-see underneath).

It is advisable that travellers claim a refund from their travel insurance should there be an advisory travel notice given by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Management reserves the right to make changes to the terms & conditions at any time, and will make sure to make it visible to all guests and potential travellers.

We at Nsele Safaris & Lodge understand that strict hygiene codes have been issued, and our personnel have been briefed in this regard. Hand-wash and sanitizer is available all through the Lodge at bathrooms and outside taps as well as our transport vehicles. It is advisable to use these often, and wash your hands regularly. So, if we don’t greet you by hand on arrival and eparture, you know why, and know that you are still just as welcome with us.

Nsele Safaris Cancellation and Booking policy for Reservations with Nsele Safaris & Lodge


Cancellation policy:
31 to 91+ days - the client will be refunded the full amount deposited
21-30 days 5% of deposited amount is refunded
0-20 days 0% of deposited amount is refunded

Certain activities require a full payment upon booking, and 0% refund on cancellation is offered as some of these activities are out-sourced and booked in advance. Please ask which part of your package falls under this policy

To confirm a booking a deposit needed for accommodation, tours/excursions, 100% deposit needed 31 days before arrival.

Agents/Operators and other suppliers to Nsele Safari’s & Lodge must be aware that while the above Amended Coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation policy underneath  1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 is valid that their agreed cancellation policy to us as per their terms and conditions,  is also cancelled and therefore we can not be penalized. (if not in agreement our standard cancellation and booking policy will stay active.)