• safari, game drive, family safari, lodge

Ukuthula House

  • 13 guests
  • 6 beds
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 6 toilets

Set on the banks of the Crocodile River in the 'big five' Mjejane Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Ukuthula House is a brand new luxury self-catering lodge. An ideal private family safari getaway, it is surrounded by a 4000ha reserve with over 10km of riverfront to enjoy.

Approximately 4 1/2 hours' drive from Gauteng and a mere 45 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, the reserve is a stone's throw from six well-known golf courses, including Leopard Creek.

Check-in: 14h00 | Check-out: 10h00

Minimum stay: 2 nights


With 6 en-suite bedrooms, family suites, children’s bunk room, nanny’s room, three dining areas, kitchen, prep kitchen, entertainment area, pool, boma, yoga deck, gym, exclusive 4×4 with a ranger (game drives at additional cost) and conference centre facilities, you can enjoy this private 5-star lodge to your heart’s content.


6 luxurious, beautifully decorated suites with king beds, all with wonderful views of the Kruger National Park. Two of the suites are family suites. All suites have an option of both indoor and outdoor showers/baths. In addition to the 6 suites there is also an en suite kids’ bunk room, a magical space for kids to enjoy with a lounge and play area, with an en suite nanny’s room. Although the house can sleep more, the owners are bound by reserve rules and are only able to accommodate 13 pax.


Walk through the reception library into a Moroccan-inspired courtyard. Through the kitchen and lounge ahead you will see the breath-taking river view, the Kruger at your very doorstep.

Laze in your luxury suites, take a dip in the pool while watching elephants play, spot a leopard from the deck over a pizza and G&T, or listen to hyenas cackle around the boma fire.

Lodge facilities include: 

  • Entrance with reception desk and library
  • Large Moroccan-style open-air courtyard with dining area
  • Back prep kitchen with scullery, walk-in cool room & ice machine
  • Fully-equipped open-plan kitchen
  • Water purification system
  • Lounge area with TV with DSTV and Netflix
  • Open, undercover large entertainment lounge with dining table, bar caddy and TV with Netflix and DSTV
  • Swimming pool and large deck with sun loungers and various game viewing areas
  • Automated swimming pool cover for families with children
  • Selection of outdoor dining areas on the pool deck
  • Boma for under-the-stars dining
  • Yoga deck
  • Well-equipped gym with Trojan treadmill, cycling machine, and Technogym multipower as well as free weights
  • Upstairs view deck with, concealed kitchenette, pizza oven, bar, and braai
  • Coffee and tea stations throughout the lodge
  • Fully equipped business center with high-tech conferencing facilities
  • Aircon throughout lodge
  • Undercover parking
  • Silent generator


Guests have 4000 hectors of concession to explore within Mjejane.

There is also the unique opportunity to use a direct access bridge which links Mjejane to the Kruger National Park road network.

As part of the Ukuthula House experience we want guests to explore the Kruger Park in all its’ game viewing glory and as such an in-house game ranger and open top game vehicle is available for guests.

The house ranger, Lebeko Malatji is well respected with great knowledge of Mjejane and the nature that surrounds.

From the big 5 to birds, trees and the stories and traditions of the bush, you will leave having experienced the best the Kruger has to offer. When spending time at the house you will quickly learn that you always need to have your binoculars and camera nearby. Watch the elephants have a mud bath and rhinos graze in front of the house. Spot a leopard coming down to drink or a hyena try it’s luck with an impala, all from the comfort of your own lodge.


Child friendly for kids of any age; we can host a nanny in the nanny’s suite.

2 camp cots available as well as all the baby-related gear on site.

Rate inclusions:

  • Meet and greet on arrival by on-site staff
  • Two daily game drives AM/PM
  • Groceries delivered and in-house on arrival
  • Exclusive use of the lodge, self-catering
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Use of cleaning materials
  • Free wifi
  • Washing on request
  • Rusks and biscuits supplied daily
  • Basic spices, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar supplied
  • Swimming towels

Additional services/ fees available:

  • Once-off entry fee of R250 per vehicle on entrance into Mjejane
  • Personal laundry
  • Airport transfers
  • Nanny services


Daily Game Drives (additional rate)
Swim in the pool


Deposit Terms

At the time of booking 50% deposit of the full accommodation is required with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Credit card to be supplied for breakage deposit. 

Cancellation Terms

8 weeks before arrival: 50%
3 weeks before arrival: 75%
Less than 2 weeks: 100%

House Rules

No Smoking in the house/bedrooms
No loud music/ excessive noise (subject to fines from Mjejane Reserve)
Cars are only allowed to drive on the main road in and out of the reserve; other roads are exclusively for game vehicles with ranger
Speeding will lead to fines, the limit is 40km/h
No feeding of animals
Home and pool is to be used at own risk; the owners of Ukuthula House are not liable for any personal injury/damage to property onsite. 

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A luxurious, private safari getaway for the whole family. In Swahili, Ukuthula means peace; this is what you will experience on walking into this Kruger paradise. 

Every special place has an equally special story and Ukuthula House’s story could only be described as a wonderful adventure. The property was created by the Lederle Collection, a South African family business and property portfolio owned by the very talented Sue Lederle. Sue has had an extraordinary career in travel and interior design. 

Ukuthula House has been a dream in the making for several years and after much planning, sourcing, and hard work Sue and her team have created something exquisite and unique which many will enjoy for years to come.


  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Pizza Oven
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sound System
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire Pit
  • Braai
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dedicated Work Space
  • Bath
  • Baby Cot
  • Serviced
  • Secure Parking


  • Ideal for Remote Workers
  • For Friends and Families


29 Jul 2022 - 31 Dec 2024
R34,500.00 Per Unit Per Night

R34 500 per night for up to 10 pax, plus R1 500 per person (up to 13 max)

Christmas/New Year (16 December 2023 - 8 January 2023 and 15 December 2023 - 7 January 2024): A minimum stay of 7 nights applies

Easter Weekend (7 - 10 April 2023): A minimum stay of 7 nights applies

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