Located at the tip of Southern African in South Africa, a fascinating and captivating country. Here, visitors are treated to the breathtaking African scenery through golden savannahs, magnificent mountains ranges, wet-life, beautiful desserts, sun-soaked coast, vibrant cities, museums, versatile wildlife, galleries and vast lands

To make your visit even more memorable, you can take refuge at one of the country's best eco-lodges. These establishments promote and protect environmental sustainability and offer you the opportunity to make a positive impact during your visit.

Here are 8 sustainable eco-lodges in South Africa that are committed to eco-friendly practices.

1. Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Cederberg, South Africa -

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This eco-friendly reserve doesn't only offer a tranquil and serene atmosphere for your uttermost relaxation but spectacular views and simply elegant accommodations. Choose from a variety of suites options, from Cave to Sky, Star, Open-air to thatched huts. Go on Rock Art tours, hiking trails, nature drives and quad bike safaris all in this unique eco-resort. You can also take a dip in the beautiful pools, gaze at the stars in the mini Observatory, watch the late afternoon cloud change colours or relax at the spa. 

Address:R303, Koue Bokkeveld, Cederberg, 6836, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 872 4343
Website: https://www.kaggakamma.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaggaKamma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kagga_kamma/

2. Umlani Bushcamp, Hoedspruit, South Africa -

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An award-winning eco-lodge that offers great South African cuisines, fascinating wildlife and astonishing natural scenery. Located in the Great Kruger Park, Umlani is a place to encounter Africa at its best. It is built from natural materials that blend perfectly with the environment. Experience the wildlife at the vast unspoilt African wilderness, home to various species of animals. At the heart of Umlani services in comfort and relaxation to all guests. 

Address:Timbavati Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, 7985, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 785 5547
Website: https://www.umlani.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umlani/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umlanibushcamp/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UmlaniBushcamp

3. Thonga Beach Lodge, Manzengwenya, South Africa -

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Explore the beautiful and vibrant sea, sandy and warm beaches, chic accommodations and fun activities at Thonga Beach eco-lodge. Thonga is dedicated to environmental sustainability. As a result of the host community, flora and fauna are integral parts of the lodge. 

Address:Manzengwenya, 3985, South Africa
Phone: +27 35 474 1473
Website: https://www.thongabeachlodge.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thongabeach/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thongabeachlodge/

4. Teniqua Treetops, Sedgefield, South Africa -

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Teniqua Treetops is a uniquely charming eco-lodge with great in-house, and outdoor facilitates. A family-friendly place that stands out for its Treetop accommodations. It also offers bars, petting zoos and a stylish art gallery. Savour the great and spectacular scenery of Karatara Gorge, and Knysna forest form your elevated suites. 

Address:Knysna Forest, Barrington Road, Sedgefield, South Africa
Phone: +27 44 356 2868
Website: https://teniquatreetops.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeniquaTreetops/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teniquatreetops/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/teniquatreetops

5. Sibuya Game Reserve, Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa -

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At Sibuya, you are welcomed by the warm ocean, a game reserve easily navigated by water than any other reserve in South Africa. Take refuge in the tented forest, river camps or bush lodges, a surplus in rustic luxury. A beautiful place immersed in nature and home to over 400 species of birds. It is also a wildlife destination, and the dwelling place of the Big Five and many other animals. 

Address:39 Eastbourne Rd, Kenton-on-Sea, 6191, South Africa
Phone: +27 46 648 1040
Website: https://www.sibuya.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SibuyaGameReserve
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sibuya_game_reserve/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SibuyaGameRes

6. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Gansbaai, South Africa -

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Come and experience an adventure of a lifetime at this luxurious eco-reserve, in-between mountains, seas and forests. Tour through the vast pristine wilderness, discover over 800 plants species, feel the roots of centuries-old milkwood, marvel at the majestic sea creatures, and gaze at the magnificent wildlife. Taste a slice of heaven at any of their suites and garden lodges. What more could you ask for?

Address:R43, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
Phone: +27 28 384 8053
Website: https://www.grootbos.com/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grootbos/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grootbos/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/grootbos

7. Witklipfontein eco lodge, Parys, South Africa -

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Located at a heritage site encircled by hills, this eco-farm is a modern villa, completely integrated into the surrounding. It avails you a surreal connection with nature. A tranquil and breathtaking atmosphere where animals are free to roam.

You can also visit their territory during hikes and meet human-friendly animals like giraffes and zebras. Treat yourself to the beautiful scenery at the vegetable garden. Let the kids pet the goats and other domestic animals at the farm while you enjoy your fresh lunch at the splendid dining area. 

Address:26°56'22.934"S, 57°15'4.305"E, R59, Parys, 9585, South Africa
Phone: +27 79 481 4081
Website: https://witklipfontein.co.za/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/witklipfontein/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/witklipfontein/

8. Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge, Hoedspruit, South Africa -

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An outstanding eco-lodge dedicated to making your stay in South Africa unforgettable. Cheetah Paw is a peaceful and quiet place, perfect for unwinding and relaxation. If you are more interested in seeing Africa's wildlife, this place is your best option.

Wake up to birds chirping, zebras grazing, giraffes strolling outside your doorstep. In addition, this lodge is very affordable, staff treat visitors like family and are incredibly friendly. You also get to enjoy locally sourced and traditional prepared African dishes. 

Address:Hoedspruit, South Africa
Phone: +27 79 563 4463
Website: https://www.cheetahpaw.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CheetahPawEcoLodge
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheetah_paw_eco_lodge/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/info_cheetah


The planet has given a lot to us, and the best we can do is adopt practices that will give back. Being an eco-traveller is a giant step in this process. In addition, you also get to savour all the lushness of nature, especially in a country like South Africa. Download our FREE APP Local Traveller to discover more eco-friendly spots!