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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

Ehlathini Lodge

6 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 6 rooms

A hidden gem pitched high upon a hill south west of Marken, a small settlement in the Limpopo Province. The lodge was aptly named...
A hidden gem pitched high upon a hill south west of Marken, a small settlement in the Limpopo Province. The lodge was aptly named Ehlathini, which means ‘in the bush’ as the lodge overlooks the stunning African bushveld.

The lodge is a place of quiet sophistication and tranquil elegance where our guests can experience the true beauty of the African bushveld. You are able to lose yourself in the surrounding nature; the smells, the sounds and rustic visuals. Ehlathini is a place of tranquil relaxation where our guests can determine the pace of their day.

Our nature walks and game drives bring you up-close to an array of bird life, giraffe, zebra, kudu, bluewilde beest and other antelope species. Crisp and clear night skies let you stargaze for hours loosing yourself, almost touching the Southern Cross and Orion’s belt.

Our promise is that you will leave our home in the bush with special memories with a longing to return.
At Ehlathini Lodge we offer you the absolute luxury of Time, Space and Solitude!

You can literally sit for hours on the terrace and watch the animals at the watering hole, listen to the birds in the garden, become one with the sound of flowing water, all whilst sipping on your favourite hot or cold beverage.
If however you feel more adventurous, the following might tickle your fancy.

There is our swimming pool, Game Drives (game viewing of the big four can be arranged on request at neighbouring farms), nature walks, bird watching, exploring Lephalale and surrounds (our closest town), golfing, spas, tours, hunting packages and last but not least we have stargazing picnics.
from R1580

Thandeka Lodge and Spa

Sleeps 60 in 20 rooms

Nestled peacefully in the magnificent Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, Thandeka Lodge and Spa is the ideal getaway where...
Nestled peacefully in the magnificent Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, Thandeka Lodge and Spa is the ideal getaway where the weary traveller can relax and revel in the exquisite natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage in the malaria-free reserve.

Accommodation takes the form of 20 opulent en-suite Tents, each one decorated with unique touches and hidden in the splendour of the bush. The lodge caters for couples and families with huge double and family suites to choose from.

Activities and facilities at the lodge or its surrounding areas include white lion tours, cheetah interactions and bush walks, spa facilities and conference facilities that would be perfect for groups of up to 50 delegates.

Day visitors are also welcome as the day centre caters for those who cannot stay overnight but wish to experience our unique wildlife interactions or visit Thandeka’s spa. There are five different tour packages to choose from; you have the chance to savour the best that this area has to offer with a tour to suit every taste and budget.

Share in the beauty of the bushveld as we present each experience as an unforgettable adventure that you will treasure for years to come.
from R4324

Griffons Bush Camp

8 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Nestled in a mountainous amphitheatre at the highest point in the Waterberg lies Marakele Bush Lodge. Here the gigantic views seemingly...
Nestled in a mountainous amphitheatre at the highest point in the Waterberg lies Marakele Bush Lodge. Here the gigantic views seemingly stretch forever, and the local residents have made the most of the views too, with the largest Cape Griffon colony in the world inhabiting the cliffs.

Griffons at Marakele Lodge is set in a fig and acacia forest on the slopes of the mountain on over 1000 hectares of Waterberg bushveld. Here visitors can enjoy many nature trails, from steep and demanding to leisurely and relaxing. Marakele Lodge lies within Marakele National Park which hosts Africa’s Big 5 game species. The lodge also offers game walks and trails, and from the Griffons Bush Camp as a base, visitors have a choice of self-drive or guided game drives into Marakele National Park. A four-wheel drive is recommended for all but the main park road, and our guided game drives into the park are undertaken with Griffons four-wheel drive game viewing vehicles.

For the birder there is of course the opportunity of studying the Cape Griffon colony, consisting of hundreds of breeding pairs, and their unique behaviour. There are numerous specials in the area and sightings of Gurneys Sugar-bird, Orange-breasted Bush shrikes, White Helmet shrikes, flapped larks and breeding pairs of Verreaux’s eagles are fairly common. Less common sightings of Gymnogene and Brown Snake eagle and Black-breasted Snake eagle have also been recorded from time to time.

Predator sightings include lion, leopard, civet, genet, caracal, brown hyena, African wild dog, and black-backed jackal. Other wildlife you are likely to see at Marakele Lodge includes zebra, wildebeest, mountain reedbuck, bushbuck, impala, klipspringer, bush pig, baboon, monkey, common duiker, and numerous other small animals.

In summer the mountain cascades with several mountain streams, offering many pools for the hiker to cool off in. A circular trail commencing near the vulture colony in the east and circling west to return to the colony would take the average hiker about five or six hours. Shorter walks up the mountain and to other scenic spots could take as long, depending on the level of fitness.

Please note that this is a rustic bush camp we have solar energy and the water comes from the mountain streams. Accessing the roads requires a high clearance/4x4 vehicle, and as we are within the boundaries of a national park, the chances of meeting wild animals is great.
from R978

Elements Private Golf Reserve 303

17 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Experience this luxury four-bedroom unit, all en-suite, located in Elements Private Golf Resort...
Experience this luxury four-bedroom unit, all en-suite, located in Elements Private Golf Resort with stunning views of the Waterberg Reserve.

Rooms come with all amenities including air-conditioning and private outdoor showers. The lodge includes a lounge, a dining area, a kitchen, a scullery and a large covered deck with a braai, private pool and boma.

Elements is located two hours from Johannesburg in the beautiful Bushveld region of the Limpopo Province. Set in a wildlife sanctuary surrounded by bushveld and majestic mountains, Elements Private Golf Reserve incorporates an 18-hole Peter Matkovich designed US PGA Championship Golf Course.

The natural game species resident to Elements Private Golf Reserve include kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, zebra, blesbok, red haartebeest and mountain reedbuck. Smaller indigenous species can also be spotted roaming the estate freely.
from R3500

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

Phumuza Bush Lodge

22 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Phumuza means "take a break" in Zulu and that is exactly what we would like you to do. The bush lodge is a 10-minute drive from the town...
Phumuza means "take a break" in Zulu and that is exactly what we would like you to do. The bush lodge is a 10-minute drive from the town of Bela Bela, which provides a good selection of shops, restaurants, Aventura Hot Springs Resort, an African market, and much more.

The emphasis at Phumuza is on relaxation. We offer 100 acres of diverse indigenous bushveld, prolific bird life and small game, and there is a quaint lookout tower which provides an awesome view - ideal for a romantic picnic with picnic baskets available on request. The terrain is fairly flat with interesting walks on well set out paths.

Cool off in our refreshing pool after conquering the bush trails or watch the sun's tranquil and serene farewell at the end of the day while relaxing around the natural rock pool or rise early to welcome its enchanting return at Leopards Rock, named after the sighting of a female leopard and her two cubs.

We also offer night walks as well as bush breakfasts. All the chalets and log cabins are self-catering with fully equipped kitchens, each with a gas cooker and barbecue facilities. In addition, bush camping and caravan sites are available, as well as limited conference facilities.
from R650

Hornbill Lodge

7 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

If your heart beats to the rhythm of the African bush and your soul needs time to absorb the stillness, then Hornbill Lodge is the place to...
If your heart beats to the rhythm of the African bush and your soul needs time to absorb the stillness, then Hornbill Lodge is the place to visit. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of this modern African-style thatched lodge with three private bedrooms, two bathrooms, and modern facilities.

Relax next to the private pool and light up a lovely bonfire at night. For the ultimate bush experience, several animals will greet you and feed from your hand.

The lodge is located 70 km from Bela Bela or 50 km from Thabazimbi, and is within close proximity to a shop and restaurant.
from R1500

Ngiri Safaris

7 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 5 rooms

Ngiri Safaris is owner run and managed in order to give our clients the best possible experience. We currently boast 16 species of game...
Ngiri Safaris is owner run and managed in order to give our clients the best possible experience. We currently boast 16 species of game and as no hunting is allowed on the property, the animals are very tame. Game viewing is conducted by vehicle, quad bike, horseback, micro light, or on foot. We also offer sunset cruises on Rust de Winter Dam.

We offer three privately situated luxury self-catering family chalets, each accommodating four guests. The units consist of a large en-suite bedroom with an offset kitchenette to the one side. Each chalet also has its own barbecue facility. The chalets have been awarded a 4 Star rating by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa in the self-catering category. In addition, there are two wooden chalets on stilts sleeping two people each, with en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and own private barbecue area.

For those not wanting the hassle of cooking for themselves, there are three restaurants nearby serving great food, and for those feeling lucky the Carousel Casino is just 20 minutes away.

The swimming pool has been built for diver training and is three metres deep, with an average summer temperature of 28 degrees, without heating. A bio-heating system is currently being built so that the pool can be utilized all year round.

Ngiri Safaris also features an on-site compressor, as well as fifteen sets of scuba gear for hire. It is a perfect venue for dive schools and independent instructors to conduct their pool sessions, and Naui diving courses are available on site.
from R760

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

Tholo-Beze Game Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Tholo-Beze Game Lodge is a beautiful, self-catering lodge in the heart of the bushveld. Surrounded by mountains you can view the majestic...
Tholo-Beze Game Lodge is a beautiful, self-catering lodge in the heart of the bushveld. Surrounded by mountains you can view the majestic kudus drinking from the waterhole in front of the lodge.

Only 200 km from Johannesburg, the lodge boasts six bedrooms, five of which have en-suite bathrooms with a selection of double and twin beds. There is a fully fitted kitchen, a dining room, a lounge and a games area with a small pool table for guests' entertainment. The lounge leads out onto a covered patio overlooking the sparkling swimming pool and braai area. The garden gradually falls away to the plain below where you can view game.

Nature lovers can indulge in the abundant bird life, a large variety of extremely visible game, bush walks and game drives. The lodge also offers a unique Lion Experience for interested individuals. Tholo-Beze Game Lodge is ideal for family getaways or friends travelling together and can be rented out exclusively.
from R700

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 R800

Zion Game Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 7 rooms

Zion Game Lodge is an exclusive-use lodge on a 100 hectare Bushveld farm. It offers a perfect getaway for families, friends and small...
Zion Game Lodge is an exclusive-use lodge on a 100 hectare Bushveld farm. It offers a perfect getaway for families, friends and small groups. The lodge is situated in the picturesque and malaria-free Waterberg biosphere.

Zion is celebrated for its peaceful atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and breath-taking sunsets. Zion’s friendly team will spoil you and make you feel right at home.

Zion Game Lodge offers accommodation in unique rock-art chalets near a sparkling swimming pool. Zion Game Lodge can accommodate groups of up to twenty guests at a time, sharing a fully equipped communal, self-catering kitchen.

The Sunset Deck, or as our guests call it, the Gin and Tonic Lounge, overlooks a small dam and bush landscape and is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a sundowner whilst watching the sun set.

The lodge is owned by John, a wildlife veterinarian, who shares his passion for the Bushveld, trees and animals. His friendly wife, Susan, runs and manages the lodge.
from R700

Waterberg Lodge at Zebula

1 Review
Sleeps 48 in 16 rooms

The Waterberg Lodge at Zebula forms part of the Zebula Golf Estate grounds and is only one and a half hours’ drive from Pretoria. The lodge...
The Waterberg Lodge at Zebula forms part of the Zebula Golf Estate grounds and is only one and a half hours’ drive from Pretoria. The lodge features luxurious accommodation and the facilities include a fully stocked bar, wine cellar, a restaurant, a conference room, a lounge area, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.

We offer 16 beautiful rooms, each with a private deck or balcony. We can configure all of the rooms for single, double or twin occupancy. They feature minibars, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers, digital safes and en-suite bathrooms with luxurious showers and baths.

Our restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, and our bar is open daily until 19h30, but will stay open later during peak times. The wine cellar features local wines catering to all tastes. Guests can also make use of all the activities and facilities offered by Zebula Country Club. These activities also include a reptile and snake park.

Guests can have the opportunity to view and pet baby tigers and lion cubs. Our two cheetahs, named Taran and Luka, will race in our Cheetah Run which takes place every Friday and Saturday evening. We are the only place in South Africa to offer this incredible attraction.
from R2472

Kuvuki Game Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

Kuvuki Game Lodge is a stunning self-catering reserve in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere. It offers absolute peace and tranquility in...
Kuvuki Game Lodge is a stunning self-catering reserve in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere. It offers absolute peace and tranquility in a day when most people never have much time to unwind and peel away the stress of the modern world.

We have three self-catering chalets. One chalet has two bedrooms with a toilet and an open-plan kitchen unit. The other two chalets each have one room with a double bed, two bunk beds in the children’s room, a kitchen and a braai area.

Our lodge allows guests an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the great beauty and splendour that Africa has to offer. As you sit back, you will be pleasantly surprised by a couple of birds as they come close for inspection, or maybe you would just like to watch the many varied species of game to be seen.

The character of the lodge is especially important for us to treat our families to be happy and relaxed around the facilities we offer. Families can enjoy the atmosphere by watching wildlife on the riverbanks from the deck of the lodge. Allow yourself to be rewarded in the lap of luxury with us at Kuvuki Game Lodge.
from R800

Wild Ivory Eco Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Wild Ivory Eco Lodge is a private and exclusive bush lodge situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve which is a well-established Big 5 game...
Wild Ivory Eco Lodge is a private and exclusive bush lodge situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve which is a well-established Big 5 game reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa and in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere.

The lodge is elevated and overlooks a wooded plain and private waterhole. The elevated position offers beautiful and uninterrupted views over the reserve and up the Waterberg escarpment. Wild Ivory is one of the few lodges in South Africa which is eco-friendly and low impact. The lodge has natural, rustic finishes and the main lodge has a large raised deck with swimming pool, sunken boma and elevated view of the waterhole and plains below.

Accommodation is in luxury tents which are more like canvas lodge rooms with lovely views and very well-acquainted bathrooms. Large double beds and outside lounges allow you complete comfort and relaxation in a true wilderness setting. Dinners are around the campfire and traditional South African meals are served in the main lodge. Self-catering group packages are also available. The rates include two game activities with one of our game rangers.

The lodge and all materials used are eco-friendly and completely ‘green’. The lodge blends in to the surrounds and has a low impact on the environment; effort has been made to ensure the lodge is sustainable and has a very low carbon footprint. It makes use of solar powered renewable energy and sustainable borehole water with solar supply, enviro-friendly paints and consumables have been used. No hard woods have been used in construction and there is a completely sustainable water supply with an eco-friendly sewerage system.

In addition to the Big 5, there are numerous other species which occur within the reserve. It also offers some of the best rhino and cheetah sightings in Southern Africa. The Wild Ivory Eco Lodge is positioned in one of the ‘sweeter’ bushveld areas in the western section of the reserve, with an abundance of plains game which will in turn attract the large number of predator species which occur in the reserve.
from R3360
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