Less than a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the scenic 22 000 ha malaria-free, Big five Entabeni Game Reserve is waiting for you to discover.
If you are looking for the perfect weekend safari getaway destination in the African bush, spent with family and friends – Entabeni Game Reserve should be top of your list.
Why not extend your African safari experience and include a Kruger safari in your Entabeni safari experience – getting the best of both worlds.
More about Entabeni Game Reserve
Entabeni Game Reserve is a private game reserve located within the Limpopo Province of South Africa in the game-rich Welgevonden area. The reserve offers a Big five safari experience and is situated in a malaria-free area.
The reserve offers visitors a variety of landscapes, each of which is home to a variety of wildlife – experience ravines wide open plains, dense bushveld and forested hills all in one day spent at the reserve.
Getting to Entabeni
As mentioned, Entabeni Game Reserve is a mere three-hour drive from Johannesburg – quick and easy for a mid-week break or weekend getaway.
This renowned safari destination can also be reached by air – a quick 35-minute flight from Johannesburg Airport. Guests can quickly arrive on a morning flight and be at the game reserve by lunchtime or early afternoon – enjoying your first-afternoon game drive.
Where can you stay?
You have the option of choosing from a few lodges – ranging from budget to luxurious accommodation – the choice is yours!
I would recommend the below two lodges – which are worth mentioning.
Wildside Safari Camp
An authentic African safari experience awaits you at Wildside Safari Camp – offering comfortable family-friendly accommodation.
The area features magnificent waterfalls and crystal-clear mountain pools and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
The lodge offers guests comfortable accommodation in tented chalets including four tented family chalets – making for an ideal family safari getaway.
With exceptional views of the watering hole – stay close to nature and enjoy traditional South African hospitality at its best.
Total number of rooms – 20
What will you experience at Wildside Safari Camp?
Enjoy guided game drives, and bush walks with qualified rangers or explore the area on horseback or quad bikes.
Game drives offer guests the chance to encounter lion, rhino and elephant. The ever-elusive leopard can also be seen – if you are lucky.
Dining in the restaurant is an informal affair, where everyone becomes friends. The Boma is used for special evening meals around the o9pen fire, while the pool area is ideal for light lunches.
Children of any age are welcome at the lodge.
Hanglip Mountain Lodge
This lodge has a beautiful setting with views stretching over the lake and plains to the drastic Hanglip Mountains. The lodge evokes the romantic Africa of yesteryear and offers Big five game viewing in the Waterberg region.
The ten luxury en-suite thatched suites each have their own lounge areas with a romantic fireplace as well as private sun decks – the ideal setting for a romantic getaway.
This secluded lodge is refreshingly alluring with its unique blend of luxury and true African wilderness.
Total number of rooms – 10
What will you experience at Hanglip Mountain Lodge?
Activities at Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge include twice-daily game drives in open game 4×4 vehicles, guided nature walks, horse riding, moonlit boma dinners, picnic lunches and bush sundowners. Additional activities at Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge include helicopter flips and hot air ballooning in the early morning light which is an extraordinary activity. A visit to the Pedi cultural village can also be arranged at Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge.
The lodge offers fine dining in the restaurant as well as in the garden or the boma. Various outside venues are available for a traditional braai, picnic or for that special meal in nature.
Children of any age are welcome at the lodge.
Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on game drives for safety reasons. Depending on the number of children staying at the lodge – special game drives for children can be arranged. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to participate in bush walks.
Look no further on where you would like to spend your next weekend getaway. Entabeni Game Reserve should be top of your list – pack the car, roll down the windows and enjoy a road-trip with the kids and extended to family to the malaria-free Entabeni Game Reserve – where you will enjoy the true African bush.