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Waterberg Bushveld Retreat

24 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Waterberg Bushveld Retreat is a self-catering tranquil game lodge. After a day of game viewing and...
Waterberg Bushveld Retreat is a self-catering tranquil game lodge. After a day of game viewing and enjoying the real bush you can completely relax at the swimming pool or spoil yourself with a nice massage. We are located in the malaria-free Waterberg biosphere, only 2,5 hrs from Johannesburg. Check in from 14h00pm, Check out up to 11h00am

Accommodation:
Cottage: Our Sunset Cottage guarantee privacy and comfort within the bush. The cottage has
a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, stove and microwave with convection oven and spacious braai facilities.
The one bedroom can sleep 2 persons is warm during the night and cool during the day with en suite
bathroom. Everything runs on electricity, except the stove on gas

Luxury Lodge Tents: The luxury lodge tents are divided into two parts. The tents are spacious and have an en suite bathroom. The fully-equipped kitchen is made out of brick stones and has a lovely view over the plains. So when preparing dinner you can chat about the great experiences of the day. This creates a great atmosphere when away in the bush with your family. There is electricity but some items run on gas, stove, fridge etc..

Facilities on offer massages, game drives, hiking, tennis court, for everyone who enjoys a good workout; we have a new tennis court and a small gymnasium. For our younger guests, we have a big Jungle Gym, Chess, Putt-putt and Normal SABC Channels on TV in central lounge area. Swimming-pool with sunbathing chairs. Excellent bird-watching in Summer and walking trails are also one of our highlights.

Optional extras price list:

Game drives at R100 per person for 2 hours for a minimum of two people
Tennis at night with floodlights at R150 for 2 hours. Tennis during the day, outdoor chess and mini golf are available for free.Guests can also book a neck and shoulders massage at R110 for 15 minutes, neck and back massage at R130 for 30 minutes and a full body massage for an hour at R220
from R620

Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve

17 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 8 rooms

Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve is a stunning self-catering reserve which lies 1500 m above sea...
Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve is a stunning self-catering reserve which lies 1500 m above sea level in the breathtaking, malaria-free Waterberg Mountains. The reserve is set in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere which is protected by UNESCO. It offers unprecedented and spectacular views.

A truly unique experience awaits both the keen outdoor enthusiast and the well-primed city slicker, allowing your senses to be remolded in the absence of the hustle and bustle of daily life. Olievenfontein offers you absolute peace and tranquility, allowing you an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the great beauty and splendor that Africa has to offer. Guests can sit back and enjoy a good book while listening to the sounds of almost 350 bird species, or watch the various game species on the reserve.

The untamed wilderness and the magnificent wildlife offerings of South Africa will leave you with a lasting impression. A safari at a reserve of this nature makes for an unforgettable family holiday, which is why we offer guests a pleasurable stay with their children. We offer a host of activities which will keep children occupied and entertained while the rains fall, or even just for them to have their own space while staying with us.

We offer transfers to and from the reserve. This option will allow you and your family to take in the many sites that the Waterberg has on offer, including the renowned Waterberg Meander. We will collect you and your family or colleagues from your preferred location, and transfer you in the comfort of either our VW Caravelle or our Land Rover Defender. Alternatively we can arrange a private chartered flight, either by helicopter or by light aircraft.
from R1250

Moonriver Bush Bungalows

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Moonriver Bush Bungalows is nestled on the edge of a secluded valley in the heart of the Waterberg Plateau of Limpopo, South Africa. This...
Moonriver Bush Bungalows is nestled on the edge of a secluded valley in the heart of the Waterberg Plateau of Limpopo, South Africa. This self-catering lodge is located on a private 380-hectare game farm and is an easy two-and-ahalf hour drive from Pretoria or a quick 45-minute flight using our bush airstrip.

With its temperate climate, warm sunny winter days and pleasant summers, Moonriver Bush Bungalows is the place to relax and unwind. This peaceful haven is home to abundant and varied birdlife, a must for the avid twitcher. Those interested in walking and hiking will enjoy tracking the game and identifying the wide variety of fauna and flora that occur here, while our inky black night skies are spectacular to say the least; a perfect place for astronomy buffs.

Family run, your hosts' love of the bush and adventuring comes through in their welcome. Andrew’s zest for the bush can be traced back to his grandparents, who intrepidly travelled the African continent in the mid-1900s in a little Ford Prefect and a very snazzy Chev.

Moonriver offers four private bungalows, each with an open-plan bedroom and lounge area and an en-suite bathroom. Each room is tastefully appointed with an open fireplace, ceiling fan, private deck, fridge, and a tea and coffee station. All en-suite bathrooms feature a bath and shower and loo with a view.

The bungalows have been designed with total glass frontage to take maximum advantage of the breathtaking view and are situated away from the main lodge entertainment area, ensuring maximum privacy.
from R790

Dinkweng Safari Lodge

15 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 3 rooms

Dinkweng Safari Lodge is a wildlife sanctuary in the UNESCO-registered Waterberg Biosphere in Limpopo Province, just three hours' drive...
Dinkweng Safari Lodge is a wildlife sanctuary in the UNESCO-registered Waterberg Biosphere in Limpopo Province, just three hours' drive from Johannesburg.

Dinkweng means place of the leopard; a wide variety of indigenous game can be seen on the property including giraffe, kudu and many other animals.

The luxurious, bushveld three-bedroom lodges have en-suite facilities, splash pools, and extended decks. Each spacious lodge consists of a modernly appointed kitchen with an open-plan layout, three master en-suite bedrooms, private pool, braai and bonfire area. The lodges offer breathtaking views of the picturesque Waterberg Mountains and valleys.

Dinkweng Safari Lodge resides in the malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province and exudes African allure. With activities such as self-drive game viewing, scenic walking trails, picnic and mountain bike routes, you will emerge from Dinkweng Safari Lodge in touch with the African bushveld. Being in the bushveld does not mean cutting back on luxury; prepare yourself for a lavish experience when visiting Dinkweng Safari Lodge.

The comprehensive portfolio of the Zorgvliet Portfolio extends a warm welcome to all visitors and is committed to upholding the Zorgvliet promise of special experiences for special people.
from R1800

Shondoro Mountain Retreat

11 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Nestled in the Waterberg Mountains, Shondoro Mountain Retreat offers three luxury stone and thatch cottages 50 km from Modimolle. The...
Nestled in the Waterberg Mountains, Shondoro Mountain Retreat offers three luxury stone and thatch cottages 50 km from Modimolle. The retreat offers self-catering accommodation, mountain biking trails on farm roads and natural paths and is ideal for families, couples and groups.

The three thatch-roof cottages all have en-suite bedrooms and outdoor living areas. Each cottage is fully equipped for self-catering and includes a kitchen with a fridge, oven, complementary tea and coffee tray and a private boma. There is a communal swimming pool for the warm summer days.

Activities at the retreat include bird watching, game viewing, hiking and mountain biking in this peaceful environment.
from R900

Waterberg Cottages

19 Reviews
Sleeps 39 in 5 rooms

Nestled in the heart of the Waterberg plateau, Waterberg Cottages offers it’s guests a haven of tranquility, relaxation and fun, in the...
Nestled in the heart of the Waterberg plateau, Waterberg Cottages offers it’s guests a haven of tranquility, relaxation and fun, in the beautiful Bushveld.

Only 2.5 hours away from Pretoria and malaria free we invite you to leave behind the stress and strain of the city and experience the unspoilt wilderness of the Waterberg Biosphere. Waterberg Cottages is a family-orientated establishment and we have many activities to keep the kids occupied.

The area offers plenty for the actively inclined, with four canoes provided for boating on the dams, and a range of walks including a marked trail over the nearby Kopje which offers lovely views over the Melk river valley, and reveals two further dams that guest are welcome to fish.

Other nearby activities include Big 5 game drives, elephant backed game viewing, and spectacular helicopter flights over the Waterberg escarpment. Activities available on site are Relaxing at Boschdraai, Astronomy, Visiting the Hippo and Beadle, the Waterberg’s Local Craft Shop.

Activities on site at no additional cost: Canoeing at Kudu Lodge, swimming, tennis, bird watching and walks without a guide, and fishing. Activities offered on site with additional costs, include night sky Safari's Astronomy, visiting the Hippo's, Local Craft Shop Beadle, fishing, archery, donkey cart rides. Prices for these activities vary and will be given on request.

Activities offered on Neighbouring farms with additional costs, include guests to make booking themselves. Horse riding at Horizon, Shambala Elephant Back Safari's, Ants Nest Game Drive.
from R560

iHolidays - iBhubesi Lodge

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

iBhubesi Private Game Lodge is situated in the Welgevonden Big 5 Game Reserve, Limpopo. It is...
iBhubesi Private Game Lodge is situated in the Welgevonden Big 5 Game Reserve, Limpopo. It is approximately 260 km north of Sandton, Johannesburg and is nestled in the Waterberg plateau.

There are five individual two sleeper chalets sleeping a maximum total of 10 people at a time. Smaller children can be accommodated in single beds within the double or twin chalets. iBhubesi Game Lodge is self-catering, however the resident staff will take care of all cooking and cleaning for you so you can relax enjoy your bush experience while all your needs are attended to.

The main lodge consists of a dining area, a kitchen, a lounge, a small swimming pool and a viewing deck. Included in your iBhubesi Game lodge experience is your own personal game ranger and game drive vehicle for unlimited game drives.
from R5260

Rock Lodge Vaalwater

1 Review
Sleeps 28 in 7 rooms

Come and discover the real African bushveld at Rock Lodge Vaalwater. We are just two hours’ drive from Gauteng, in the heart of the...
Come and discover the real African bushveld at Rock Lodge Vaalwater. We are just two hours’ drive from Gauteng, in the heart of the renowned Waterberg - one of Africa's most unique safari lodges offering you the real "out of Africa" experience at affordable rates.

The lodge has a variety of accommodation to suit everyone's needs. Each room has a stunning view of the bush and at night one can relax on the patio whilst watching the game. We offer game drives and you can safely walk and experience the abundant bird life, fascinating indigenous trees and plants, or sit in the game hide overlooking the waterhole.
from R750

Syringa Sands

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

The Syringa Sands private game farm (1,000 HA) is located in a secluded area of Limpopo, the malaria free Waterberg Mountain range, perfect...
The Syringa Sands private game farm (1,000 HA) is located in a secluded area of Limpopo, the malaria free Waterberg Mountain range, perfect for small groups and nature lovers.

The self-catering cottage offers two comfortably furnished bedrooms, one with two single beds and one with a double and single bed. The double room offers views of the undisturbed bush veld. The rustic open-plan living area leads out onto a patio where you can enjoy a meal or appreciate the abundant bird life. The outside braai area is the ideal spot to enjoy a sun downer while relaxing in the tranquil and peaceful surroundings.

The full board guest room caters for two guests, it offers a large bedroom with spectacular views of the Langkloof Mountains, a bathroom with shower as well as a private outside shower. The guest room opens out onto a private deck, the perfect spot to rest and relax and enjoy sun downers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the main house and guests are welcome to use the main kitchen for tea, coffee and in between snacks.

Wildlife, including zebra and giraffe, roam this area freely and the nearby wetlands are a haven for a variety of bird life. Syringa Sands is a working game farm and you may enjoy a tour of the endangered roan antelope breeding project, which the owners will gladly arrange. Explore the farm on foot or mountain bike, game drives are available on request.

On site parking is available and a high clearance vehicle is recommended. A short runway (650 metres) is also available for fly in guests.
from R700
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Msolosolo Safari

6 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

group special   If you have been dreaming of a special breakaway and you want a real bush experience, our 3000 hectare game farm in the most untainted area...
If you have been dreaming of a special breakaway and you want a real bush experience, our 3000 hectare game farm in the most untainted area is the answer. Nestled deep in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere you will find a huge variety of fauna, flora, rivers and springs. An abundance of bird life and game can be seen. You are in nearest contact to nature.

The very cosy bush lodge is fully equipped for all your needs and is available as a self catering option. You can spend your time in total privacy as we book in only one group at a time. The lodge is built in a circle, focusing a 1500 years old fig tree. If you are lucky, you can hear the jackals in the evening. The bush lodge is built with nature stones and has got thatched roofs.

Each chalet has got two beds and an en suit bathroom. The chalets are nicely furnished and there is electricity. We provide towels, linen, and fire wood. There is a stove/oven, fridge/freezer, etc. as well as a barbecue place. Small pets are allowed.

If you book the lodge the 3000 hectare is exclusively yours. The self-catering bush lodge is nine kilometres from the main lodge. You won`t find a destination which is more private and quiet.

The stylish main lodge with the thatched river song cottage can be booked as a self-catering option as well.

There is an open air kitchen but is mainly fully catered. There is a shooting range, a pool, gym facilities, bar facility and a spot for game watching. The main lodge has got Wi-Fi.

You can use 60 kilometres of roads on the farm with your own vehicle but you can also book a game drive in an open Landrover.

Enjoy the day activities and at night share stories around the fire. Activities include clay target shooting, pistol shooting at our shooting range, walking, guided biking, motor biking, quad biking; with your own equipment, game drives, etc.

Our establishment does not offer a spa, a bar or entertainment of that nature. Our establishment is great for nature lovers.

The gravel roads are in good condition now, but a car with ground clearance is recommended.

Please note that the entire area is covered all over with MTN cell reception only.
from R700

Madikela Game Lodge

44 Reviews
Sleeps 62 in 11 rooms

Madikela Game Lodge is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, 32 km outside Vaalwater on the Melkrivier Road, and a comfortable...
Madikela Game Lodge is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, 32 km outside Vaalwater on the Melkrivier Road, and a comfortable two-hour, 15-minutes drive from Pretoria. Madikela, meaning "Place of the Setting Sun", is situated on a limestone plateau which was formed millions of years ago. This limestone, which rests on a granite base, has in time eroded, forming the most amazing rock formations.

The main garden area features a large swimming pool, 18-hole minigolf, a jungle gym, and games room. Accommodation comprises six secluded, thatched, self-catering cottages, each with its own game-viewing deck, a Jacuzzi splash pool, and enclosed barbecue boma.

The Bush Camp is located 80 m from the main swimming pool and consists of four thatched bungalows, each sleeping nine guests. Features at the camp include a ladies and gents ablution block with hot showers and flushing toilets, and a bush kitchen in the barbecue boma with a large fridge-freezer.

Activities include a 4X4 trail which takes approximately five hours to complete, with exit routes provided to shorten the trail if required. The reserve also offers the most wonderful sand stone formations, and many guests have enjoyed climbing onto these rocks for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Waterberg. To view game such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, blesbuck, impala, warthog and baboons, one can either self-drive, cycle or walk. Due to safety issues, buffalo may only be viewed from outside the electrified camp.

In addition, there are three fully licensed restaurants within 4 km of Madikela, where apart from enjoying a fine meal, one can view tigers, white lion, leopard, caracal, hyena, wolves, reptiles, and birds of prey.

Pets allowed under the conditions; must have their own bedding and bowls. No pets allowed on the beds. Pets must be on a leash at all times when out walking.

Pets limited to two small/medium or one large dog. Owners must clean up after their dogs.
from R360

Zangarna Game Lodge

Sleeps 18 in 6 rooms

Zangarna Game Lodge is a beautiful bushveld retreat in the Waterberg close to Vaalwater and Lephalale/Ellisras. The lodge comprise of six...
Zangarna Game Lodge is a beautiful bushveld retreat in the Waterberg close to Vaalwater and Lephalale/Ellisras. The lodge comprise of six en-suite rooms that can sleep two adults and a child. Each chalet has an outside shower and private viewing deck.

The lodge is self-catering with a camp cook who will prepare your meals for you. The main building has an infinity pool for the warm summer days and fire places to chase away the winter cold. The game farm is 2000 hectares of pristine bushveld with beautiful impala, zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe, blesbuck and more. Activities in the area includes horseback riding, elephant back safaris, white lion breeding project and more.

Included in the price is the entire lodge, game drives, bush walks, servicing of the chalets, linen, towels and camp cook. Excluded is the food, laundry, gratuities to staff and any other items not listed. We do have a full board option with food and soft drinks included. Ideal for family outings, small reunions or just to get away from the city.
from R2050

Palala River Cottage

33 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

River Cottage is a most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more...
River Cottage is a most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more than 10 times! Situated on the banks of the Palala river, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bush.

A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady verandah from which to enjoy game viewing, read a book or relax in the hammock.

Equipped to a very high standard – this is true get away from it all in style.
Enjoy self –drive game viewing or book one of our experienced rangers for a drive or guided walk. Subject to availability. The braai area is set on the river bank. Firewood is available.
from R680

Palala Podica Chalets

Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

All the Podica chalets, three in total are built on bank of the Palala River and the Wild olive thicket, overlooking the beautiful view of...
All the Podica chalets, three in total are built on bank of the Palala River and the Wild olive thicket, overlooking the beautiful view of the Palala River. Each chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, braai area, en-suite bath and a lovely outdoor shower for the summer months! Towel and bed linen are provided - Firewood can be provided at R20.00 per bundle. Come and stay here to escape to the peace and tranquillity of the bush. Wide diversity of game including leopard, hippo and crocodile. 7 km of the beautiful Palala river winds through the middle of the reserve Malaria free 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg Abundant bird life Self-drive game viewing. Guided walks and game drives subject to availability. Crockery, cutlery, two ring stove, kettle and toaster are provided. All you need to bring is your own food and drinks, and possibly ice.

You can self-drive or walk on the reserve. Guided game drives and walks can be booked through Jembisa Lodge. Game on the reserve includes Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Kudu, and Eland, Gemsbuck, Red – Hartebeest, Impala, Warthog, Bushpig and much more. Game drives and walks are available on request and is subject to availability as our Main Lodge takes preference.

Please note that 4x4 in not necessary to navigate the roads but a vehicle with high clearance would be recommended.

from R460

Lindani Game and Lodges

Sleeps 71 in 9 rooms

Lindani is situated on a beautiful 3000ha private game farm in the Waterberg, 280kms from Johannesburg. The lodge offers a varied...
Lindani is situated on a beautiful 3000ha private game farm in the Waterberg, 280kms from Johannesburg. The lodge offers a varied topography; mountains, valleys, perennial streams and rivers, wetlands, kloofs, towering sandstone cliffs, mountain bushveld, open plains, magnificent trees and rock formations. Maps to explore the area are provided in each lodge.

We offer a choice of eight lovingly furnished, secluded lodges and cottages plus a tented camp. Each unit has its own pool. By taking single party bookings only, Lindani offers total privacy. Guests have the freedom to explore the whole property when it suits them. We only request that they respect the privacy of all the other guests. No quad bikes or motorbikes.

We pride ourselves on the warmth and friendliness of our staff, attention to detail and being family friendly.

Lindani is ideal for families, mountain bikers and hikers, with the larger lodges suitable for family gatherings, special occasion, special interest groups and small conferences and workshops for up to 30 delegates; projector and flip charts provided.

The lodges vary in size from four to 18 beds, are fully equipped and very comfortable. All have a swimming pool, gas stoves, a fireplace, an outside sheltered braai area and many have dishwashers and gas braais. Beds can be made up as king size or twins.

Activities include recreational cycling on farm roads, mountain biking on 50kms of first class single track or at the nearby Mountain Bike Park, birding with 200 species to view, guided or unguided game viewing with an excess of 40 species of game including giraffe and a variety of plain game; buffalo are accessible in a separate area. There is also 35kms of Green Flag status hiking trails, rock art visits and picnic spots alongside child-friendly streams.

Facilities on offer include freshly prepared meals and goodies from an extensive menu available from the farm kitchen; please note that meals need to be ordered 5 days before arrival. Accommodation can be un-serviced, partially serviced or fully serviced; this includes child-minding for a few hours a day. There is a shop with local arts, crafts and emergency kitchen items such as tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Cots, high chairs and large-wheel strollers are available for toddlers.
from R530

Matamba Bush Campsite

3 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 3 rooms

“Built by campers for campers” Matamba offers two exclusive upmarket bush campsites. Situated on a beautiful four-hundred hectares private...
“Built by campers for campers” Matamba offers two exclusive upmarket bush campsites. Situated on a beautiful four-hundred hectares private game farm, two and a half hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Matamba is ideal as a weekend getaway or as a stopover on the way to Botswana.

Tau camp is spread over about four hectares, with the campsites and the facilities connected by paths winding through the open woodland. It has three individual sites; Drongo, Hornbill and Francolin, they are about two-hundred metres apart so are very private. Each site has a fireplace that is supplied with firewood and a tap there is power at the main bathroom and the kitchen with provision for campers to plug in an extension if required.

The spacious family bathroom is a thatch building, with existing rocks as the shower floor. Netting windows offer lovely views onto the surrounding bush. Gas geysers at all the units ensure an endless supply of hot water. There is an outside shower and an outside toilet both constructed around existing trees. The kitchen is also thatch with two washing sinks, an info area and a table and chairs for those wishing to swap travelling experiences.

Mara’s Camp is a private camp for one group only. It is situated in a lovely thick woodland in the middle of the farm, it is built from natural materials and blends perfectly into the surrounding bush. The two outside family bathrooms are stunningly built around tall trees, each bathroom has a shower with rocks used as the shower floor, a flush toilet and basin. A gas geysers supplies hot water. The wash up area is built into a thicket of trees looking up to zebra plains . There is a large central fireplace and again firewood is supplied. There is no power at this camp.

Both campsites are unfenced allowing the game to wander freely through. It is common to find animals in and around the camps.

There are three waterholes and a natural spring, Kibu hide is a viewing deck two metres up in a wild Syringa tree, it looks over Zebra plains and a small waterhole. Ndege hide overlooks the spring, it is a thatch building on stilts and is a lovely place to spend a few hours.

There is no driving on the farm, but there are over sixty kilometers of sandy tracks to explore either on foot or on a mountain bike. (one needs to be experienced as the sand is thick in places) There are four marked trails, but the whole farm is open to be enjoyed.

There is a large variety of plains game on Matamba which are very relaxed and used to people walking, so it is often possible to get very close to them. Birding is also very rewarding with over 200 species recorded. With the lovely trees, wild flowers and grasses Matamba is the place to relax unwind and simply enjoy the bush.
from R330
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Olievenhoutsrus Guest- & Game Farm

5 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Beat the Price Hike Special   Enjoy a breakaway in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere only two hours north of Pretoria. This is...
Enjoy a breakaway in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere only two hours north of Pretoria. This is the perfect place-to-go with your family or friends.

Olievenhoutsrus offers two cosy Rondavels, which sleeps two and two comfortable Family Cottages that sleeps four to six, which are all equipped with a fridge/microwave and coffee and tea making facility. The thatched Rondavels have a bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom. There is also an open-plan lounge and kitchenette. Our Family Cottages have two to three bedrooms, a bathroom and an open-plan lounge and kitchen area.

The accommodation is in a beautiful garden setting all with views of the bushveld. Watch many different game species grazing nearby! There are central facilities included. Lapa with braai facilities, a fully-equipped kitchen, DStv, swimming pool and a large open fireplace, that is popular for social evenings under the stars.

The farm offers great self-guided game and bird viewing walks as well as horse- and pony rides. There are plenty of things to do and recreational facilities in the nearby area.

Olievenhoutsrus is also conveniently situated en-route to Botswana, which makes it the perfect stopover for the overland traveller. For these adventurers we have a neat bushveld campsite tucked away in the bush and away from the Main Lodge.
from R800

Koshari Game Ranch

24 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Just a two and a half hour drive north of Johannesburg you will find Koshari Game Ranch. Tucked away in the Waterberg,one of the most...
Just a two and a half hour drive north of Johannesburg you will find Koshari Game Ranch. Tucked away in the Waterberg,one of the most picturesque parts of South Africa. Koshari prides itself in being the home of many different species of birds and antelope. There are two self catering stone and thatch chalets. Each comprising of two bedrooms,a full bathroom,lounge and open plan kitchen. Both chalets have a verandah leading out onto the most fantastic view. Positioned on the edge of a water hole, you will often enjoy a visit from one of the locals namely, Kudu, Giraffe, Impala, Warthog and many more. There is also a swimming pool and lovely lapa to enjoy while relaxing in the spectactular environment. One can enjoy a selfdrive ( maps available ) or you can sit back and relax with a guided game drive around Koshari in our game viewing vehicle. There are guided game walks for the more energetic. Its a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds here at Koshari Game Ranch. From game viewing at a leisurely pace to cantering along a sandy track.
from R800

Izintaba Lodge

37 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 6 rooms

Izintaba Private Game Reserve is situated on a private game farm, just 290 km’s north of OR Tambo International Airport, outside of...
Izintaba Private Game Reserve is situated on a private game farm, just 290 km’s north of OR Tambo International Airport, outside of Vaalwater in the Waterberg, Izintaba offers self-catering and catered accommodation in six luxurious, fully equipped self-catering cottages. Sleeping between 4 and 12 people Izintaba Lodges are perfect for friend or family get together and reunions, birthday parties, small conferences, intimate weddings or romantic bush getaways. Guests can choose to either cater for themselves or select a dinner, bed and breakfast option, enjoying meals in our dining room.

Izintaba Game Farm is the perfect family holiday destination, welcoming children of all ages and offering guests the freedom to enjoy the bush at their own pace either walking, mountain biking, fishing, birding or doing a game drive on our 1200ha game reserve. Leave the city stress behind you and come and enjoy true peace and tranquillity in the Malaria free Waterberg bush.

The area is blessed with a temperate climate all year round and is malaria free. Leave your cell phone, TV and city stress behind you and come and enjoy true peace in the bush veld. At Izintaba we believe that a stay in the bush can be enjoyed in style and comfort. The thatched chalets are luxuriously furnished, very comfortable and overlook typical Waterberg bush veld. At the end of the day guests can relax on their patio and anticipate the magnificent sunset, make a wood fire in their private lapa, watch the incredible night sky and savour the heady scents and wild night sounds of the bush veld. The swimming pool, set amongst large boulders, is very welcome after a long bush walk or on a hot summer’s day.

Izintaba offers a wide range of habitats and scenery, which in turn supports a huge diversity of animals. Over 40 mammal species can be found on the property, from giraffe and brown hyaena, to aardvark and bush-babies. Over 200 bird species have been recorded in the area, as well as interesting reptiles and innumerable species of insects. Izintaba boasts a perennial stream, which leads to a dam and a wetland that attracts a variety of water birds, wide open Savannah plains where game is easily viewed, dense bush and rocky outcrops. A densely vegetated horseshoe ridge looks out onto an endless vista of mountains and valleys with no sign of civilization. It is down this ridge that a number of rocky ledges and beautiful seasonal waterfalls can be found.
from R700

Palala Kingfisher Cottage

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Palala Kingfisher Cottage is situated within a privately owned 3000ha game reserve within the Waterberg area in the Limpopo Province....
Palala Kingfisher Cottage is situated within a privately owned 3000ha game reserve within the Waterberg area in the Limpopo Province. Kingfisher Cottage can sleep up to 10 people.

The main house can sleep six people. It has a bathroom, a lounge area with a fire place, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with rockery, cutlery, a two-ring stove, a kettle and a toaster. All you need to bring is your own food, drinks and possibly ice. The two rondawels can each sleep two people and each rondawel has its own bathroom. Bath towels and bed linen will be provided.

Kingfisher also has a splash pool and a big braai area with a covered garage. Wood is available for purchase at R20 per bundle. Guided walks and game drives are available on request and are subject to availability due to Jembisa Lodge taking priority.

Come and stay here to escape to the peace and tranquillity of the bush. There is a wide diversity of game including leopard, hippo and crocodile. 7km of the beautiful Palala River winds through the middle of the reserve.

This malaria free reserve is only three hours from Johannesburg, is great for self-drive excursions and boasts abundant bird, giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, kudu, eland, impala, warthog, bush pig and much more.

Please not that 4x4 is not necessary to navigate the roads but a high clearance would be recommended.
from R520

Vaalwater South Africa

Vaalwater Self-catering Accommodation

The little Bushveld town of Vaalwater is set on the southern border of the Waterberg Biosphere, a UNESCO Reserve of considerable beauty and biodiversity – and home to the Big Five. It serves as a gateway into the Waterberg, providing travellers with essential services including banking, groceries, petrol and diesel, a post office, and doctors.

For travellers en route to Botswana it’s an essential pit stop, offering a number of small cafes, restaurants and craft shops. Just outside Vaalwater on the road to Melkrivier is the Church of St John the Baptist, a quaint thatched church designed by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker. Also of interest are visits to several herb farms. Popular self-drive routes in the Waterberg centre around Lephalale and the route from Thabazimbi to Alldays.

The little Bushveld town of Vaalwater is set on the southern border of the Waterberg Biosphere, a UNESCO Reserve of considerable beauty and biodiversity – and home to the Big Five. It serves as a gateway into the Waterberg, providing travellers with ...

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Did you know? Vaalwater Self-catering is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Valwater Self-catering, Vaal Water Self-catering, Valewater Self-catering,

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