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 Entabeni Private Game Reserve
The award winning 22 000ha Entabeni Game Reserve is situated in the magnificent, malaria free Waterberg, a comfortable 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. Unique features of this area include spectacular scenery consisting of grasslands surrounded by mountains, a 1,5km long lake, a 2000ft escarpment, diverse wildlife and Big 5 game viewing. A choice of luxury accommodation is offered between Ravineside Lodge, Wildside Camp, and Kingfisher Lodge.
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Entabeni offers diverse scenery and wildlife including the Big Five. Various dining venues including five restaurants and seven bomas, conference facilities, a cultural village with tribal dancing and a wellness/beauty centre are offered. Enjoy guided game drives/walks, horseback safaris and helicopter flights, for an experience "beyond comparison".

Directions & Map

Take the N1 North Highway from Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg). Keep on the N1 through the Carousel and Kranskop Tollgates. Travel a further 32 km on the N1. Take the Mookgopong (Naboomspruit) R101A offramp/exit (Route 289). Drive 8 km to Mookgopong. Turn left at the second traffic light in town centre (R520) for 11 km until you reach a T-junction. turn left and continue for 500m and turn right at the Marken sign. Keep on the tar road for 24 km. The road becomes a gravel road. Continue on this road for another 21,5 km. You'll see an Entabeni Private Game Reserve sign on the righthand side. Turn right and drive 3.3 km on a dirt road until you reach the security entrance gate.
Landing Strip Co-Ordinates  Latitude 24° 11’29,1S Longitude 28° 38’22,2 E

Kingfisher Lodge

Location

Kingfisher Lodge is situated on the banks of Lake Entabeni on the upper escarpment of the 22 000 ha Entabeni Private Game Reserve in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province. Kingfisher Lodge is a satellite lodge of Lakeside Lodges.

Unique features:

- Malaria – free area
- Big five game viewing
- Spectacular sandstone mountains and waterfalls
- Luxurious accommodation
- Exclusive use for 16 guests only
- Qualified professional game rangers and trackers will
- accompany guests on all game drives and nature walks

Accommodation

Eight deluxe rooms feature showers, baths, twin hand basins, extra length beds, electric blankets for winter, overhead fans, fireplaces, mini bars and wooden decks. The honeymoon suite features an exquisite four-poster bed and Jacuzzi bath. One of the rooms is also paraplegic friendly. Giant shade trees form a green and cool canopy over the lodge.

In room facilities

Telephone, Ceiling Fans, Hair-Drier, Safe, Tea/Coffee Station, Guest Amenities,  Mini Bar, Magazines

Facilities & Activities

- Game Drives & Bush Walks
- Horseback Safaris
- Star Gazing in the Astro-Boma
- Boat Cruise
- Helicopter Flights
- Paintball
- Abseiling
- Quad Bikes
- Swimming Pool
- Viewing Deck
- Game/Bird Hide
- Wellness Centre – Situated at Lakeside Lodge

Dining Options

Kingfisher Lodge Restaurant or al fresco on the deck overlooking Lake Entabeni

Private Outside Venues

Figtrees, Hanglip Mountain, Hanglip Viewpoint, Hippo Boma, Boekenhout and Yellowwood picnic site

Conference Capacities

Lakeside Lodge facilities are available to guests if required

Child Policy

Children are welcome but no triples are offered. Lakeside, Ravineside and Wildside Lodges offer triple and sleeper couches for children

   

 

Set on the banks of Lake Entabeni, Kingfisher Lodge is the most exclusive and luxurious of all the lodges, offering superb personalized service. In the main lounge and dining area the ambience is inviting with elegant decor, specially designed furniture and fireplace ensuring an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere.

The lodge has a spacious lounge/dining room, which opens onto a wooden deck. The eight deluxe bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are stylishly decorated and feature fireplaces, mini-bars and private decks. The honeymoon suite features an exquisite four-poster bed and Jacuzzi bath.

 

Kingfisher lodge entices guests to relax on large wooden decks overlooking the lake and offers the opportunity of enjoying the tranquil surroundings and prolific bird life, ensuring that the location provides the ideal setting for the discerning guest.
Set in lush garden surroundings, the sparkling swimming pool is an ideal place to relax between game drives. The boma with its lit lanterns and roaring fire creates magical evenings under African skies.

Everything that comes out of the kitchen is home made, from early morning tea which includes honey rusks or choc chip cookies to homemade ravioli at lunch and peppermint liqueur soufflés prepared 'a la minute' for dessert at dinner - all piping hot and straight out of the oven.

Our cuisine at Kingfisher has been skillfully manipulated to meet the dietary needs of our discerning patrons. Lunches are always light with a selection of salads, cheese, home made breads, hot dishes, and homemade cakes or tarts, all prepared with a touch of tender loving care and beautifully laid out for our guest's enjoyment.

Dinner is the event of the day allowing our chefs to exhibit modern Africa blended with a classical grounding of European cuisine. The leisurely five-course meal is accompanied by laughter and relaxation.

Our guests have the choice of either a continental or a full English breakfast at the start of each exciting day.

Apart from the signature cuisine on offer at Kingfisher, our skilled Game Rangers will show you the many splendours which Entabeni Game Reserve has to offer.


Ravenside Lodge

Location

Ravineside Lodge is situated on the upper escarpment of the
22 000 ha Entabeni Private Game Reserve in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province overlooking the gorge.

Under the extending shadow of Entabeni Rock, you will find open grasslands surrounded by majestic mountains, natural rock formations and verdant bush.  There is an abundance of waterfalls, springs, crystal clear mountain pools and streams.  Entabeni offers not only guided walks and game drives but also bush picnics and dinners enjoyed in magical surroundings and bush venues, especially at Boekenhout and the breathtaking Hanglip view point


Ravineside Lodge comprises tranquil thatched wooden lodges on stilts with bird's-eye views. Each lodge has three or four luxury en suite bedrooms with an African ethnic theme.

A private open-plan lounge and bar area extends to the open sundecks. From here the guests can indulge in bird and game watching and experience the beauty of the ravine with the rippling sound of water far down in the valley.

   

Relax under the Wild Fig at the pool and boma overlooking the grass plains nearby, which always offer superb game viewing. Ravineside Lodge has undeniable appeal and a character of its own.

Ravineside caters for all. However, more emphasis is placed on traditional Southern African cuisine with dishes ranging from Cape Malay to Pioneer cooking methods accompanied by fresh garden produce and traditional rural African dishes married with European style.

Accommodation

Ravineside Lodge has undeniable appeal and a character of its own.

Ravineside Lodge comprises tranquil thatched wooden lodges on stilts with bird’s eye-views.  Each lodge has 3 or 4 luxury en suite bedrooms with an African ethnic theme.  A private open-plan lounge and bar area extends to the open sundecks.  From here the guests can indulge in bird and game watching and experience the beauty of the ravine with the rippling sound of water far down in the valley

In-room facilities

Telephone, Ceiling Fans, Hair-Drier, Safe, Tea/Coffee Station, Guest Amenities, Mini Bar, Magazine

Dining Options

Ravineside Restaurant and Astro-Boma

Enjoy dinners by candlelight in our popular Serengeti Restaurant that offers international cuisine, or relax under the Wild Fig at the pool and boma overlooking the grass plains nearby, which always offer superb game viewing.

Private Outside Venues

Figtrees, Hanglip Mountain, Hanglip Viewpoint, Hippo Boma, Boekenhout and Yellowwood picnic site.

Facilities & Activities

- Game Drives & Bush Walks
- Horseback Safaris
- Star Gazing in the Astro-Boma
- Boat Cruise
- Helicopter Flights
- Paintball
- Abseiling
- Quad Bikes
- Swimming Pool
- Viewing Deck
- Game/Bird Hide
- Wellness Centre – Situated at Lakeside Lodge

Conference Capacities & Group Activities

Venue

U-Shape
School
Cinema
Herringbone
Boardroom

lion Room

30
48
60
48
12


- Cocktail Treasure Hunt
- Potjiekos Competition
- Drumming Sessions
- Marimba Band
- Tribal Dancers

Incentive Programmes and a list of recommended Team Building Facilitors, who are familiar with the property and offer a professional service, are available on request.




Wildside Lodge

A true African bush experience awaits you at Wildside Tented Camp, where the essence of the unspoilt wilderness of the Waterberg is combined with comfortable en-suite tents, creating a wild Africa atmosphere. The open lounge/bar area with the romantic roaring fire in the boma creates the perfect end to a relaxed day in the bush.

Nestled against the majestic cliffs of the Waterberg mountain you can experience the wildside of the bush at Wildside Camp. Stay close to nature in luxury tents on wooden decks with uniquely painted en suite bathrooms or in intimate en suite cottages.

Location

Wildside Safari Camp is situated on the lower escarpment of the
22 000 ha Entabeni Private Game Reserve in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province.

 

Accommodation

20 unique en-suite tented chalets including 4 family tented chalets

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Room Facilities

Telephone, Ceiling Fans, Hair-Drier,  Tea/Coffee Station, Guest Amenities,  fridges in the family tented chalets.


Dining Options

Restaurant and Wildside Boma

Facilities & Activities

- Facilities & Activities Game Drives & Bush Walks
- Horseback Safaris – Transfer to Upper Escarpment required
- Helicopter Flights
- Paintball
- Abseiling
- Quad Bikes – Transfer to Upper Escarpment required
- Swimming Pool
- Wellness Centre – Situated at Earthsong Lodge

 

Private Outside Venues

Figtree, Waterberry Picnic Site, Pedi Cultural Village

Conference Capacities and Group Activities


Venue

U-Shape
School
Cinema
Herringbone
Boardroom

Leopardroom

0
0
0
0
10


- Cocktail Treasure Hunt
- Potjiekos Competition
- Drumming Sessions
- Marimba Band
- Tribal Dancers

Incentive Programmes and a list of recommended Team Building Facilitors, who are familiar with the property and offer a professional service, are available on request.

   

Traditional South African hospitality and superior cuisine awaits you in the informal dining and bar area extending to the boma. Here, in the warm atmosphere around the campfire, you will experience an African night at its best.

Striving to produce a true African Wilderness experience, Wildside Camp, with its comfortable tented accommodation, starlit open-air boma, thatched restaurant and exquisitely positioned bush venues, presents supreme opportunities to sample and savour unrivalled cuisine expertly prepared by our dedicated team under the supervision of our Chef.

Re-creating the essence of the African bush, we serve traditional food with secret recipes and spices passed on from generation to generation from long departed ancestors of local descent. This ensures a culinary experience that will remain etched in your memory. To stay in tune with nature and its surroundings our food is prepared using quality products purchased from the local community. Combining the local influences with those of Europe, we capture a fusion of African and Western cuisine.

At Wildside we maintain the traditional family gatherings by serving food in the open air of the African bush or by packing scrumptious picnics so that you can truly mingle with the vastness of our beautiful surrounds.

It is only at Wildside Camp, with the flickering of romantic oil lanterns, that you can sample the food of the Pedi people while listening to the not so distant roar of the mighty Lions. Unexplained memories of pioneer days will fill the soul as well as the stomach.

 

 Earthsong Lodge

Location

Earthsong is situated on the lower escarpment of the 22 000 ha Entabeni Private Game Reserve in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province.

This alluring five-star lodge evokes the romantic Africa of yesteryear. All luxury suites, furnished in African Baroque style, have private sun decks with breathtaking views across the wetlands and vast open plains. Enchanting gardens provide a paradise of foliage and tranquility.

Accommodation

This exclusive lodge comprising 10 luxury en-suite thatched rooms including one Honeymoon Suite. There are also 2 standard rooms and one wheelchair friendly room. It is refreshingly alluring with its unique blend of utter luxury and true African wilderness, with views stretching beyond the lake to Hanglip Mountain and the rest of its range.

All the bedrooms have private sun decks with spectacular mountain views and lounge areas with romantic fireplaces

 

 

In-room facilities

Telephone, Ceiling Fans, Hair-Drier, Safe, Tea/Coffee Station, Guest Amenities,  Mini Bar, Magazines, Dressing Gowns

 

Facilities & activities

- Game Drives & Bush Walks
- Horseback Safaris – Transfer to Upper Escarpment required
- Helicopter Flights
- Paintball
- Abseiling
- Quad Bikes – Transfer to Upper Escarpment required
- Swimming Pool

- Private Viewing Decks
- Wellness Centre
- Jacuzzi
- Wine Cellar

Dining Options

Meals may be taken at the Lodge, in the gardens or private picnics may also be arranged.

Private Outside Venues

Figtree, Waterberry Picnic Site, Pedi Cultural Village

Conference Capacities & Group Activities

Facilities for informal management meetings, brainstorming sessions etc.

- Cocktail Treasure Hunt
- Potjiekos Competition
- Drumming Sessions
- Marimba Band
- Tribal Dancers

Incentive Programmes and a list of recommended Team Building Facilitators, who are familiar with the property and offer a professional service, are available on request.

     

                      


Lakeside Lodge
 
Location

Lakeside Lodge is situated on the banks of Entabeni Lake on the upper escarpment of the 22 000 ha Entabeni Private Game Reserve in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province
 
Accommodation
Lakeside Lodge, 4 star safari accommodation
24 Luxury en-suite bedrooms – including 9 family rooms. On the banks of Lake Entabeni luxurious and elegantly furnished en suite bedrooms are linked with thatched walkways to the Reception, Restaurant Conference and Boma areas
 
In-Room facilities

Telephone, Ceiling Fans, Hair-Drier, Safe, Tea/Coffee Station, Guest Amenities, Mini Bar, Magazine
 
Dining Options
Lakeside Restaurant and Lakeside Boma
 
Private Outside Venues

Figtrees, Hanglip Mountain, Hanglip Viewpoint, Hippo Boma, Boekenhout and Yellowwood picnic site
 
 
Facilities & Activities

- Game Drives & Bush Walks
- Horseback Safaris
- Star Gazing in the Astro-Boma
- Boat Cruise
- Helicopter Flights
- Paintball
- Abseiling
- Quad Bikes
- Swimming Pool
- Viewing Deck
- Game/Bird Hide
- Wellness Centre
 
Conference Capacities and Group Activities

Venue

U-Shape
School
Cinema
Herringbone
Boardroom

Elephant 1+2

70
120
145
120
70

Elephant 1

35
60
70
60
35

Elephant 2

35
60
70
60
35
 

- Cocktail Treasure Hunt
- Potjiekos Competition
- Drumming Sessions
- Marimba Band
- Tribal Dancers

Incentive Programmes and a list of recommended Team Building Facilitors
, who are familiar with the property and offer a professional service, are available on request.

   


Applicable on all the above lodges
 
Weather Conditions

Moderate climate with a summer rainfall.  Temperatures range respectively 20°C and 20°C in July and 14°C and 30°C in January. Frost is common during winter months, with an average of 61 to 90 days of frost annuallyt.
What to take

Jackets for evenings, Camera Binoculars, Comfortable walking shoes, Insect repellant, Sun Screen, hat & batteries 
 
Child Policy

Child Policy

Lakeside, Ravineside and Wildside Lodges offer triple and sleeper couches for children
Children Welcome however, children under six years of age will not be permitted on game drives.  Where possible, depending on the number of children in-house and the availability of additional vehicles, special game drives for children can be arranged.  These drives cannot be guaranteed, usually take place after breakfast.

Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to participate in the game walks offered at Entabeni Private Game Lodge.

Cognisance must be taken of the fact that Entabeni Private Game Reserve, are both unfenced and extra precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of children
General Information

North of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and blessed with magnificent mountain scenery, Limpopo Province now offers malaria-free game viewing. Several generations ago, this area was home to a variety of wild animals, like giraffe, impala, bushbuck, lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant and many more. However, the requirements of man the farmer and hunter resulted in the depletion of this area in favour of cattle farms. Thankfully, the process has been reversed, and areas in the important Waterberg biosphere have been restocked with game.

In the heart of the Waterberg’s Big Five country, Entabeni is aptly named – the place of the mountain in the local language. Covering more than 22 000 hectares of bushveld, ravines, savanna, sandy wetlands and wooded hills, it offers various types of quality accommodation and a flexible daily programme, including game drives and guided walks with a ranger, and with optional extras such as a visit to a local Pedi village, guided horse trails, helicopter flights and meals on Hanglip Mountain, sunset boat cruises, children’s eco-educational programmes and beauty treatments.

Because of the 5 different ecosystems within the reserve, game viewing and bird watching are most rewarding in terms of the variety of species to be seen, identified by knowledgeable and friendly rangers. The upper escarpment is predominantly grassland dominated by the most beautiful crags, while a drive down between the cliffs, where a gurgling stream beckons, takes you to the warmer sandy wetlands of the lower escarpment

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