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Choose a South Africa Private Game Reserve

Not interested in Kruger?

Accommodation Advisor can help you solve the dilemma of where else to go for your ultimate South Africa safari experience.

We target concerns on health, safety, how to get there, when to go and where to stay.

Get expert advice from personal visits to Lodges. 

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REGIONS

  • KWAZULU-NATAL - AmaZulu, Phinda, Thanda.
  • LIMPOPO - Shambala, Welgavonden.
  • NORTH WEST - Madikwe, Pilanesberg.
  • THE EASTERN CAPE - Kariega, Kwandwe, Kwantu, Lalibela, Pumba, Shamwari.
  • WESTERN CAPE - Inverdoorn, Sanbona 

Scroll through the selection of 'BIG 5' Private Game Reserves listed below.

KWAZULU-NATAL 

AMAZULU GAME RESERVE  

Amakhosi Safari Lodge - Amazulu Game Reserve

Location

  • The Amazulu game reserve is only 5 hours East of Johannesburg in the KZN Province.
  • 4.5 hrs North of Durban and 1.5hrs West of Pongola
  • Main Gate is 2km from Vryheid down a gravel road on the left hand side.
  • The Reserve gate is well signposted.
  • Amakhosi Safari Lodge GPS coordinates: S 27° 39.239' ; E 31° 38.030'  

Overview  

  • The 10,00ha Amazulu Private Game Reserve is situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal
  • It embraces a variety of habitats including savannah, mountains and wetland.
  • The Mkuze River flows through the reserve
  • Choose from luxury 5 star and tented accommodation
  • Activities include guided game drives & walks, frogging, bird watching, cultural experiences and health spa.

Wildlife Highlights

  • A Big 5 wildlife destination.
  • Cheetah are seen regularly along with giraffe, zebra and a wide variety of antelope.
  • With over 420 bird species, Amazulu is a popular birding destination.

Accommodation

 5 star Amakhosi Safari Lodge.

  • Six luxurious air-conditioned river suites with separate living room.
  • Artistic decor with private river-view decks
  • African fusion cuisine, pool, 24hr reception.

Mkuze Falls Lodge & Tented Camp

  • 9 air-conditioned thatched suites and 1 safari suite.
  • Each suite has a private plunge pool.
  • 5 elevated 'Hemingway-style' tents overlooking the Mkuze river.

For more information click here

PHINDA GAME RESERVE  

Phinda Mountain Lodge - Phinda Game Reserve 

Overview

Pinda Game Reserve is a 23,000ha reclaimed wilderness sanctuary.

  • Contains seven distinct habitats - mountain, woodland, plains, pans, marshland, wetland and forest.
  • Beaches are found nearby, offering a bush-beach experience.
  • Qualifies as one of Condé Nast Traveller's top 1000 things to.
  • Activities include guided game drives, interpretive bush walks and Mzinene River canoeing. 

Wildlife Highlights

  • A Big 5 wildlife destination.
  • Home to one of the largest concentrations of white rhino within a private game reserve.
  • white and black rhino, cheetah.
  • Over 300 bird species including the Blue Crane.

Accommodation

There are 6  Lodges in Phinda Private Game Reserve.

  • Phinda Mountain Lodge - 25 suites along a mountainside. Wraparound views.
  • Phinda Forest Lodge - 16 Zulu Zen suites floating above the forest floor.
  • Phinda Rock Lodge - 6 luxury adobe-style suites carved into a cliff face.
  • Phinda Vlei Lodge - 6 elegant thatched suites overlooking a plain.
  • Zuka Lodge - exclusively booked. 4 Thatched en-suite cottages.
  • The Homestead - exclusively booked. 4 luxurious suites with glass walls. 

Accommodation is 5 Star with luxury inclusions.
All Lodges are designed to ensure complete privacy and have superb views.
All blend into their natural environment.
 

For more information click here

THANDA GAME RESERVE  

Thanda Safari Lodge luxury suite - Thanda Game Reserve

 

Location

  • Thanda Game Reserve is situated north of Durban in the coastal region of KwaZulu Natal.
  • 23km north of Hluhluwe on the N2 freeway towards Mkuze.
  • Entrance Gate is on the right, 5km on the gravel D242 road.
  • Main Gate GPS Coordinates: S27° 48′ 23″ ; E32° 06′33″. 

 

Overview

  • Thanda meaning 'love' in Zulu encompasses a magical union of the powerful Zulu nation, wildlife, romance & exclusivity.
  • 2012 World Travel Award for Leading Luxury Lodge. (4th time in a row)
  • Fine dining in a variety of locations.
  • Children welcomed. Kids club with junior rangers course.
  • Wellness centre with spa and sanctuary pool.
  • Activities include game drives & walks, bush breakfast & dinner, star gazing, wildlife lectures 

Wildlife Highlights

  • A Big 5 wildlife destination.
  • Home to the rare painted (wild) dogs.
  • Black and white rhino, hyena, cheetah, plains game.
  • Abundant birdlife.

Accommodation

 There are 4 options to choose from:   

  • Luxury Safari Lodge - nine 220m² bush villas with private boma and plunge pool.
  • Royal Private Villa - exclusively booked. 5 suites, heated pool, media room with internet, boma.
  • Luxury Honeymoon Tent - outdoor shower and plunge pool. Honeymoon package available.
  • Tented Safari Camp - 14 colonial safari-style canvas tents, viewing deck and en-suite canvas bathroom.

For more information click here 

LIMPOPO 

ENTABENI    

Hanglip Mountain Lodge 

 

Location

 The Entebeni game reserve is 2hrs from Pretoria ( follow the N1), in the Waterberg region.

  • 2.5 hrs from Johannesburg.
  • 35min private charter flight from Johannesburg.
  • Entrance Gate is reached via 10km on gravel road after the Haakdoring turnoff. 
  • Main Gate GPS Coordinates: S24° 08′ 356″ ; E28° 34′46″. 

 

Overview   

  • 10,000ha of pristine private reserve - malaria free.
  • Selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budget.
  • Fine dining in a variety of locations.
  • Children welcomed. 
  • 24hr electricity.
  • Activities include game drives & walks, cultural village, museum, wellness spa, scenic helicopter flights.

Wildlife Highlights

  • A Big 5 wildlife destination.
  • African python and crocodile.
  • Black and white rhino, hyena, plains game.
  • Abundant birdlife.

Accommodation

There are 6 Lodges to choose from:   

  • Eagles Nest Lodge - 4 bedroomed lodge exclusively booked with own chef, ranger & vehicle.
  • Hanglip Mountain Lodge -  10 luxury thatched suites. Fireplace. 
  • Kingfisher Lodge - 8 deluxe en-suite bedrooms. Fireplace.
  • Lakeside Lodge - 24 luxurious rooms. Log fires. Lake views.
  • Wildside Luxury Tented Camp - 4 family & 16 double en-suite tents with wooden decks. 
  • Ravinside Lodge - 22 thatched wooden chalets on stilts. African ethnic theme.

For more information click here 

SHAMBALA   

Zulu Camp - Shambala Game Reserve

Location 

  • The Shambala game reserve is 2.5 hours north of Johannesburg ( follow the N1), in the Limpopo Province.
  • Main Gate is the first main gate on 2km after the Bakkerspan sign in the Waterberg region of South Africa.
  • Main Gate GPS Coordinates: S24° 16' 29.0", E028° 01' 26.9". 

 Overview

 Shambala is a Tibetan word meaning 'Paradise on Earth'.

  • It offers an exclusive safari experience within 30,000ha of pristine wilderness.
  • Nelson Mandela lives part-time on this private game reserve situated within the Waterberg Mountain Range.
  • There is a strong commitment to reconciliation at Shambala.
  • The owner, Douw Steyn, commissioned the building of the Nelson Mandela Centre for reconciliation within the reserve.
  • Shambala supports the local communities on an ongoing basis by providing employment and contract work.
  • The man-made 30h Douw Steyn Dam lies at the heart of the reserve.
  • It supplies water to the reserve as well as water and habitat to a wide variety of wildlife.
  • Activities include wildlife viewing, elephant safaris, bush picnics, sunset cruises, health spa & star-gazing.

Wildlife Highlights

  • A Big 5 wildlife destination.
  • Home to the rare sable antelope, Cape mountain zebra, black impala, tssessebe and cheetah.
  • Also includes blesbok, eland, giraffe,nyala, hyena and crocodile.
  • Over 300 bird species.

Accommodation

The Reserve accepts only one group at a time offering an exclusive safari experience.

Zulu Camp is unfenced, overlooking the river an surrounding bushland.

  • There are 7 luxurious Afro-French style chalets, a pilot chalet and 1 luxury suite.
  • The honeycombed chalets made from natural material are designed to resemble a traditional African kraal (village).
  • Each chalet has air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower and deck.
  • The spacious luxury chalet has it's own entrance with a dressing room and private outdoor bathroom.

For more information click here

WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE   

Clifftop Exclusive Hideaway suite - Welgavonden Game Reserfe

Location

  • The Welgevonden game reserve is only 3 hours N/W of Johannesburg in the Limpopo Province.
  • Main Gate is 24km from Vaalwater in the Waterberg region of South Africa.
  • 6-7 hour drive from Kruger Park.
  • GPS coordinates:  Main Gate S24° 12.150' ;  E027° 54.099'

Overview

This Private 35,000 ha game reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau alongside Marakele National Park.   

  • Combined with Marakele, it encompasses a World Heritage conservation area of 100,000 hectares.
  • Wildlife roam a variety of habitats in the splendor of the Waterberg Mountain wilderness.
  • Management is deeply committed to ongoing conservation research and development.
  • Activities include guided visits to bushman paintings estimated at over 2000 years old. 

Wildlife Highlights

  • A Big 5 wildlife destination.
  • Home to one of the largest concentrations of white rhino within a private game reserve.
  • Also includes shy species like duiker, cheetah, aardwolf, aardvark and brown hyena.
  • Over 300 bird species including the Blue Crane.

Accommodation

There are nine Lodges in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.

  • Accommodation is 5 Star with luxury inclusions.
  • All Lodges are designed to ensure complete privacy and have superb views.
  • All blend into their natural environment. 

Accommodation options:  

  • 1 Award-winning Lodge
  • 4 Intimate secluded Lodges
  • 2 Luxury family Lodges
  • 1 Exclusive use lodge booked by one party.
  • 1 Luxury log cabin style Lodge

For more information,  click here   

NORTH WEST 

MADIKWE GAME RESERVE

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge -  Madikwe Game Reserve

Location

  • Four hour drive North East from Johannesburg, on the Botswana border.
  • Within one and a half hours from Sun City.
  • Easy access from Botswana.
  • 8.5 hour drive from Kruger Park (overnight on the way recommended).
  • Abjaterskop Gate: GPS coordinates  S24°40'59.52" ;E26°25'18.84"

Overview   

Madikwe game reserve encompasses 75,000 ha of prime game viewing in South Africa on the border with Botswana.   

  • Madikwe is a malaria-free Big 5 reserve, 4 hours from Johannesburg.
  • Run as a joint venture between the Nature Conservation authorities, private sector & local communities.
  • The parks board manages the infrastructure and the conservation projects.
  • The private sector manages the game lodges.
  • The landscape is open grasslands and bushveld plains, with several dams, rocky outcrops and small mountains.
  • Entry to the park is only permitted for guests staying atone of the private lodges.
  • Strong commitment to local communities.

Wildlife Highlights

  • The "big 5" (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard).
  • One of the best reserves to spot wild dog.
  • Cheetah, sable, giraffe, brown and spotted hyena, eland, gemsbok.
  • Over 350 bird species.

Accommodation

 There are 23 Lodges in Madikwe Private Game Reserve.

There is a variety of accommodation to choose from:

  • Luxury 5 star Lodges
  • Intimate Lodges
  • Family Safari Lodges
  • Exclusive sole-use Lodges
  • Luxury Tented Camp
  • Rustic Eco-Camp

For more information, click here 

PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE

Bukubung Bush Lodge - Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Location

  • 3 - 3.5hr drive north from Johannesburg.
  • Located in the North-West Province of South Africa.
  • Bordered by the famous Sun City Resort.
  • 7 hour drive from Kruger Park.
  • Main Gate GPS coordinates: S25°15'40" ; E27°06'03"

Overview  

Pilanesberg is a "Big 5" (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard) game park in a Malaria free zone.

  • Situated within an ancient extinct volcano formed some 1300 million years ago.
  • Surrounded by hills and ridges, embracing 55,000 ha of prime wilderness.
  • Various rivers run through the park and there are a number of small dams with one large central lake.
  • There are a range of viewing hides.
  • The information centre has a curio shop and cafe.
  • There are fenced picnic areas.

Wildlife Highlights

 The big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

  • Rare painted dog, brown hyena and cheetah are also resident.
  • Other wildlife includes giraffe, springbok, zebra, sable, hippo and crocodile.
  • Over 300 bird species. 

Accommodation  

Accommodation includes low to high cost stays in resorts with chalets and rustic self-catering tented camps, through to luxury 5 star Lodges.

These include:

  • 1 x Hotel with 4 and 5 Star accommodation.
  • 3 x Five Star luxury Lodges
  • 3 x Four Star luxury Lodges
  • 2 x Three Star resorts with camping.

For more information,  click here 

THE EASTERN CAPE 

KARIEGA GAME RESERVE

Kareiga River Lodge - Kariega Game Reserve

Location 

  • Situated on the popular Garden Route.
  • 1000km from Cape Town
  • 80 min drive from Port Elizabeth.
  • 10 min drive from the coastal village of Kenton-on Sea.
  • The turnoff to River Lodge on the R72 is signposted and is exactly 15 km beyond Alexandria.
  • Main Lodge Gate: GPS coordinates: S33° 34’ 47” ; E26 36'13" 

Overview

Kariega is a "Big 5" (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard) Malaria-free game reserve.

  • 9,000ha private reserve family owned and operated.
  • Situated along the easily accessible Garden Route on the south east coast of South Africa.
  • Two rivers run through the park - the Kariega and Bushman's river.
  • Magnificent views over hills, rivers and valleys.
  • Within easy reach of Port Elizabeth and close to the pristine beaches of Kenton-on-Sea..
  • Activities include game drives, safari walks, river cruises, canoeing, fishing.

Wildlife Highlights

 The big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

  • Hippo, hyena, giraffe, plains game including eland and zebra.
  • An abundance of birdlife including the nesting crowned eagle. 

Accommodation 

There are 4 options for accommodation. All are air-conditioned.

These include:

  • River Lodge - 10 spacious thatched suites overlooking a river.
  • Ukhozi Lodge - 10 suites with panoramic views & private plunge pools. 
  • Main Lodge - 21 log chalets with spacious decks. Some with plunge pool. Families welcomed.
  • The Homestead - exclusively booked. 5 bedrooms, playroom, pool, TV, chef and game ranger.

For more information click here

KWANDWE GAME RESERVE

Great Fish River Lodge - Kwandwe Game Reserve

Location

  • Situated near the coast half within reach of Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Kenton-on-sea.
  • 160km (1.45hrs) from Port Elizabeth and the start of the popular Garden Route.
  • 35km from Grahamstown.
  • 904km from Cape Town and 992km from Johannesburg.
  • Main Gate GPS coordinates: S33°07'49"70 ; E26°32'14"61.

 Overview

 Kwandwe is a "Big 5" (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard) in a malaria-free region of South Africa.

  • A 22,000ha private wilderness reserve.
  • Situated along the easily accessible Garden Route on the south east coast of South Africa.
  • Two rivers run through the park - the Kariega and Bushman's river.
  • Magnificent views over hills, rivers and valleys.
  • 4 Luxury award-winning lodges.
  • Activities include game drives, safari walks, river cruises, canoeing, fishing.

Wildlife Highlights

 The big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

  • Kwandwe is Xhosa for 'Place of the Blue Crane' - a rare species nurtured on Kwandwe.
  • A sanctuary to other threatened species including the Knysna woodpecker and crowned eagle
  • Also a refuge for Cape grysbok, black wildebeest, and black-footed cat.
  • An abundance of mammal (cheetah, brown hyena, black rhino) and birdlife.
  • Accommodation

There are 4 Safari Lodges. All are air-conditioned.

  • Melton Manor exclusively booked by one party for up to 6 people.
  • Uplands Homestead is booked per-suite or sole-use 

Lodges include:  

  • Ecca Lodge - 6 suites with deck & plunge pool. Relaxed, modern & trendy.
  • Great Fish River Lodge - 9 suites with deck and plunge pool. Overlook bushland.
  • Melton Manor - 4 en-suite bedrooms. Contemporary farmhouse, sweeping views.
  • Uplands Homestead - 3 suites. Contemporary farm-style. Pool. Exclusively booked.

For more information click here

KWANTU GAME RESERVE  

Kwantu Lodge - Kwante Game Reserve

 Location

 

  • Situated in the small town of Sidbury close to other BIG 5 reserves.
  • 92km (1 hour) from Port Elizabeth and the start of the popular Garden Route.
  • 46km (40min)from Grahamstown.
  • 837km (9 hours) from Cape Town
  • GPS Coordinates: S33° 25' 15" S ; E26° 10' 0.5" 

Overview

Kwantu is a "Big 5" malaria-free game reserve.

 Day visitors and overnight stays.

  • An elephant sanctuary with endangered and exotic wildlife.
  • Within easy reach of Port Elizabeth and close to the pristine beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.
  • Activities include morning and afternoon day trips, visits to the predator educational and rehabilitation centre, historical tours.

Wildlife Highlights 

  • The big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
  • Endangered species including the rare white lion.
  • A sanctuary for elephants.
  • Nocturnal wildlife including porcupine, aardvark, caracal and genet.
  • An abundance of mammal (cheetah, brown hyena, black rhino) and birdlife.

Accommodation

There are 3 safari lodges naturally merged into the pristine wilderness.

 Pollards Inn is strictly Halal.

  • All suites are air-conditioned, underfloor heating, fireplace and spa tub.
  • Private decks overlook a dam.

Choose from:  

  • Kwantu Honeymooner's Lodge - 1 Honeymoon Suite - complete privacy, private deck, jacuzzi.
  • Five luxury African-style lodges with double bedroom, en-suite and private deck.
  • Pollards Inn - 5 spacious rooms. Underfloor heating, separate lounge, business centre. Halal.

For more information, click here

LALIBELA GAME RESERVE   

Tree Tops Safari Lodge - Lalibela Game Reserve

  Location

  • Situated between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
  • 37km (30min) from Grahamstown.
  • 90km (1 hour)from Port Elizabeth.
  • 4 hours from Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on the popular Garden Route.
  • 836km (9 hours) from Cape Town
  • GPS Coordinates: S33°28'12.36" ; E26°15"16.2" 

Overview

Lalibela is a "Big 5" malaria-free game reserve.

 Spans 5 ecosystems with a wide diversity of flora and fauna.

  • 7,5000ha with a healthy game density.
  • No public roads - off-road game drives on lodge vehicles.
  • Children welcomed with a children's program.
  • Within easy reach of Port Elizabeth and close to the pristine beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.
  • Activities include morning & afternoon game drives,  historical tours.

Wildlife Highlights

 The big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

  • Cheetah, hyena, hippo, giraffe, blue duiker.
  • Shy wildlife including bat-eared fox,aardvark,black-eared jackal, aardwolf.
  • An abundance of birdlife.
  • Wildlife roam throughout the entire reserve.

Accommodation

There are 3 safari lodges offering a varied experience.

Tree Tops Safari Lodge

  • Luxury tented Camp.
  • 5 elevated tents connected by raised walkways.
  • Air-conditioned, en-suite, private deck.
  • Main lounge and dining deck. 

Mark's Camp

  • 8 stone and thatch chalets, Pan-African style.
  • En-suite, air-con, private deck
  • Lounge, boma, viewing decks, 2 pools.

Lentaba Safari Lodge

  • Traditional-style African safari lodge situated on a hillside.
  • 8 secluded thatched chalets with panoramic views.
  • Private observation deck, air-con, fan.
  • Indoor & outdoor dining - the boma overlooks a waterhole.

For more information click here 

PUMBA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE  

 

Msenge Bush Lodge - Pumba Game Reserve

 Location

  • Situated between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
  • 20km (20min) from Grahamstown.
  • 110km (1.2hrs)from Port Elizabeth.
  • 4.5 hours from Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on the popular Garden Route.
  • 9.5hrs from Cape Town
  • Main Gate GPS Coordinates: S 33°22’43.03” and E 26°21’12.45”

  Overview

Pumba is a 5 Star "Big 5" malaria-free game reserve.

 6,5000ha of pristine wilderness overlooking a large lake.

  • The reserve has reached GOLD status for it's environmental responsibility.
  • Committed to playing and active role in conserving the environs & assisting the local community.
  • Within easy reach of Port Elizabeth and close to the pristine beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.
  • Activities include morning & afternoon game drives, tours, Health Spa.

Wildlife Highlights

  • The big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
  • Cheetah, hyena, hippo, giraffe, blue duiker.
  • Shy wildlife including bat-eared fox,aardvark,black-eared jackal, aardwolf.
  • An abundance of birdlife.
  • Wildlife roam throughout the entire reserve.

 Accommodation

There are 2 Luxurious Lodges within Pumba Game Reserve.

Msenge Bush Lodge

11 luxury  glass enclosed chalets.   

  • Private deck, plunge pool and outdoor shower.
  • Dressing room, blinds for extra privacy, fireplace.
  • Air-con, safe, waterhole views

Pumba Water Lodge

12 stone and thatched waterfront cottages with lake views.

  • All with private deck with outdoor shower & plunge pool.
  • Connected by elevated timber walkways.

Choose from:

  • 1 or 2 bedroomed suites.
  • King or twin bed cottages.
  • 1 honeymoon suite with bathtub in room.
  • For more information click here

SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE

 

Bayethe Tented Camp - Shamwari

 Location

  • Located 86km North of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
  • 26km Addo Elephant National Park as well as other private game reserves.
  • Within easy reach of the popular Garden Route along the Eastern seaboard of South Africa.
  • From the N2 motorway, turn onto the gravel R342. Turn right at the Shamwari sign.
  • Main Gate GPS coordinates: S33° 28' 1.2972" ; E26° 3' 1.5978" 

 Overview

Shamwari is a "Big 5" reserve near Addo Elephant Park.

  • Encompasses 25,000 ha of wilderness
  • Covers 5 different eco-systems along the Bushman's River.
  • Reclaimed farming land.
  • Strong focus on returning the ecosystem to a natural state.
  • Shamwari has an animal rehabilitation program.
  • A sanctuary jointly funded by the Born Free Foundation.
  • Cares for lions and leopards rescued from poor conditions in circuses or zoos around the world.

Wildlife Highlights

  •  Big 5, cheetah, serval, bat-eared fox, brown hyena
  • Zebra, giraffe, hippo and a variety of antelope
  • Abundance of birds 

 Accommodation

There are Seven Lodges in Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

 All Lodges are designed to ensure complete privacy and have superb views.

  • Accommodation is 5 Star with luxury inclusions.
  • All blend into their natural environment.

There are a variety of accommodation options available:

  •  Classic Lodge with Spa
  • Hotel-Style Lodge with Spa
  • Exclusive use Lodge - booked by one party
  • Family Lodges

For more information click here

WESTERN CAPE

INVERDOORN  GAME RESERVE

Iziba Luxury Chalet - Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 Location

  • Located north Cape Town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
  • Acessed via the N1 motorway.
  • After passing through Sutherland, follow signs to Inverdoorn.
  • Within easy reach of the gourmet winelands of the Western Cape.
  • GPS coordinatesS33°11'0680", E19°81'2494"

Overview

Inverdoorn is a "Big 5" reserve 2.5hrs north of Cape Town.

  •  Falls within the Klein Karoo region on the Western Cape of S. Africa.
  • Spans 10,000 ha of privately owned wilderness
  • Encompasses the rich biodiversity of the Little Karoo.
  • Surrounded by panoramic mountain passes and lush vineyards.
  • Luxury accommodation to suit a range of taste and budgets.

Wildlife Highlights

  •  Big 5, cheetah, serval, bat-eared fox, brown hyena.
  • Antelope including eland, steenbok, Gemsbok (Oryx).
  • Giraffe, hippo and wildebeest.
  • Part of the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation project.
  • Opportunity to interact with cheetahs.
  • Abundance of birds 

 Accommodation

Ibiza Lodge is located in the heart of Inverdoorn Game Reserve.

  •  All Lodges are designed to ensure complete privacy and have superb views.
  • Accommodation is 5 Star with luxury inclusions.

  • All blend into their natural environment.

 There are a variety of accommodation options available:

  •  The Ambassador Suite - 5 Star. Maximum privacy, secluded patio, rooftop terrace.
  • 4 Luxury chalets - 5 Star. Fireplace, air-con, communal rooftop terrace. 
  • 7 Chalets - 4 Star. Private veranda, air-con, fireplace.
  • 2 Guest Houses - 3 Star. 4 bedrooms. Patio. Perfect for families.

For more information click here

SANBONA GAME RESERVE

Gondwana Lodge - Sanbona Game Reserve

 Location

 

  • Located north Cape Town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
  • 3 hours from Cape Town.
  • Accessed via the N1 motorway.
  • 43km past Montagu, turn left at "dieVlakte" and Sanbona sign.
  • 7km gravel road to the Main Gate.
  • Within easy reach of the gourmet winelands of the Western Cape.
  • GPS coordinates: S33° 45' 18.4788" ; E20° 33' 7.9194"   

Overview

Sanbona is a "Big 5" reserve 3 hrs north of Cape Town.

  • Falls within a rare Fynbos region in the Western Cape of S. Africa.
  • Spans 8,000 ha of privatly owned wilderness
  • San rock art paintings dating back 3500 years..
  • Surrounded by panoramic mountain passes and lush vineyards.
  • Luxury accommodation to suit a range of taste and budgets.

 Wildlife Highlights

  • Big 5, cheetah, serval, bat-eared fox, brown hyena.
  • Antelope including eland, steenbok, orynx.
  • Giraffe, hippo and wildebeest.
  • Part of the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation project.
  • Opportunity to interact with cheetahs.
  • Abundance of birds.

 Accommodation

There are 4 Lodges within Sanbona Game Reserve.

Each Lodge offers a unique experience. 

Gondwana Lodge

  • Thatched Karoo Homstead.
  • 12 spacious luxury suites.
  • Outdoor pool, therapy rooms and steam room.
  • Kids program, children's playroom with TV, WiFi.
  • Overlooks the Bellair Dam
  • Main Feature: Perfect for families.

Dwyka Tented Lodge.

  •  9 luxury tents set in a horse shoe overlooking the wilderness.
  • 2x twin and 7x king.
  • 2 therapy rooms, boma, main lounge with fireplace. 
  • En-suite, underfloor heating, private deck, plunge pool.
  • Main Feature:  luxurious seclusion.

Tilney Manor

  • 3 separate units including 6 spacious suites.
  • 4x king and 2x twin suites.
  • All suites are open-plan.
  • 2 therapy rooms, steam room and sauna.
  • TV, DVD and WiFi.
  • Main Feature:  Relaxation retreat.

Explorer Camp

  • Unfenced tented bushcamp
  • 3 mobile canvas tents with en-suite portable bio box toilet.
  • 2x outdoor showers - water solar or fire heated.
  • A flexible wilderness experience offering foot safaris.
  • Main Feature: Sleep under the stars & share stories around a campfire. 

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