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About Chinaka Lodge

A beautiful, quiet bush lodge in the heart of the bushveld.

Offering privacy, excellent cuisine, romantic bush breakfasts or just the possibility to sit around a crackling fire under the African star lit sky, listening to the jackals in the near vicinity.

Situated 110km North of Polokwane and 16km North of the Soutpansberg Mountains. Just 3 hrs from Pretoria.


Facilities: Swimming Pool, restaurant, bar, lounge, open air boma, entertainment, landing strip for light aircraft, Helipad. (please contact us for co-ordinates) Communial kitchen-cooking facilities

Terrain: From dense bush to flats, river bank.

Game drives, night drives, guided hunts, walking & hiking trails.

Animals to see: Leopard, Buffalo, Giraffe, Ostrich, Kudu, Impala, Blesbuck, Eland, Waterbuck, Gemsbuck, Duiker, Steenbuck, Nala, Zebra, Baboon, Warthog, many bird species etc!

Regret - No credit card facilities available at the lodge.

Safari: Photgraphic and Hunting Safari's

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Italian


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Regret since No credit card facilities available at the lodge - balance payment to be made in CASH on arrival.

Availability and pricing

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  • Luxury bush chalets Sleeps 3 Includes: --Select-- Rooms / Units: 4 1 x Shaka Honeymoon suite 3 x Standard Suites 3 or 4 persons per unit. Each room has tea and coffee facilities. En-suite... see more
    from R1000 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Luna Self Catering units @ Chinaka Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Each room has a fridge, fan, tea and coffee facilities. Communal Kitchen and Cooking facilities!Luna Zebra Room Size:... see more Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
        from R800 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults

          Reviews for Chinaka Lodge

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          Clive Frost, South Africa
          28 April 2014

          Place to go if you need to recharge batteries!Beautiful rooms and friendly staff. 

          Magda Nel, South Africa
          31 May 2011

          Chinaka has an old safari atmosphere, not too smart, yet it is nice to have a hot shower after a long drive. I would like to stay there again some time in the future. Thanks to the friendly staff.

          Anonymous, South Africa
          22 April 2008

          We enjoyed our stay which was very brief- just B&B-very much. The chalet was very luxurious and well designed en the little "village of chalets" was VERY well designed and well kept. The lapa and breakfast was very good. The staff was very friendly and helpfulThank you

          Willie Heunes, South Africa
          25 February 2008

          Very friendly staff and willing to assist and make our stay as pleasant as possible.

          Annelize Venter, South Africa
          13 August 2007

          The service and food was fantastic! Lovely farm with lots of game 

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          Chinaka Lodge is 15.4km from the centre of Vivo , the nearest airport 106.9km (Polokwane Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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