Game & Nature Reserve
Witwater Safari Lodge and Spa is located in the spectacular Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, offering luxurious accommodation set amidst beautiful surroundings, situated approximately 295km north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Witwater Safari Lodge & Spa offers 5 star, luxury fully inclusive and self-catering accommodation at affordable rates. Our fully air-conditioned rooms located in the Main Lodge boast a truly elegant and luxurious style and have en-suite bathrooms equipped with baths with over-head showers. In close proximity to the Main Lodge, the four bedroom Leopard Lodge offers a magnificent lakeside setting. All bedrooms are en-suite. Ideal for families, fully-serviced River Lodge consists of two bedrooms, both en-suite offering a choice of a bath or a shower. Linked by wooden walkways, the East African styled free-standing tents under thatch afford superb luxury in the heart of the bushveld. Facilities include an en-suite bathroom with a choice of either a stylish spa bath or steam shower. This established Private Game reserve is home to many wildlife species and boasts prolific birdlife, while visitors can enjoy fine dining and partake in a wide range of activities on offer. Offering a unique African dining experience, coupled with silver service gourmet style, guests will be treated to breakfast, lunch and dinner served in beautiful surroundings. Witwater Private Game Reserve is the ideal "5 Star" venue for that small intimate wedding in an environment where sophistication, ultimate luxury and gracious living prevails in a unique outdoor African atmosphere. As the Lodge prides itself in the personal attention we are confident that whatever your need for this very special occasion we will go out of our way to make it the most enjoyable and memorable moment for you.
Leopard Lodge: Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom and there is also a kitchen, lounge and TV with DStv, braai facilities, private pool and private bar. Lodge Rooms: Double beds, en-suite bathroom with bath and hand-held shower, aircon, TV with DStv, tea & coffee facilities and own balcony. Luxury Lodge Suites: Ultimate Luxurious Suites with en-suite facilities with spa baths and showers and own private timber deck. Luxury Tents: With double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with a choice of either a stylish spa bath or steam shower, tea & coffee facilities, all tents have their own private deck overlooking the river. River Chalets: Fully-serviced and consisting of two bedrooms, both en-suite offering a choice of a bath or a shower, a fully equipped kitchenette, open plan lounge area with TV and DStv, private splash pool and lapa and braai area situated right on the river.
We have many facilities on-site, such as our fully equipped spa, a heated pool, a sauna/steam room and a swimming pool with pool area and deck overlooking the Lephalale River. We have a fully licensed bar on-site, a fully equipped conference room that can accommodate up to 50 Delegates which includes an executive boardroom / break-away room, that can accommodate up to 10 Delegates. Guests staying at the Witwater Safari Lodge & Spa may experience a variety of culinary experiences. From Breakfast in the Bush to Silver Service Fine Dining to a fiery night at the Boma, one is invited to enjoy the traditional South African food prepared by our Executive Chefs.
Witwater Wildlife conservancy is situated in the north-west of South Africa, in the Limpopo Province. The Waterberg stretches 150 kilometres in a long arc from Thabazimbi in the West, Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the centre, to Mokopane (Potgietersrus) in the East. Vaalwater is the central village of the area. The Waterberg region is in the heart of the Bushveld, with low mountain ranges and escarpments. The Bushveld vegetation is dominated by different veld types, which are characteristic in mountainous savanna areas. The name Waterberg refers to the fact that the mountains in the area serve as water reservoirs for the arid region. The area has been inhabited over hundreds of thousand years and is also one of the most important San Rock Art areas in South Africa. The Waterberg region incorporates many rivers, streams and swamps as well as about 75 mammal species. These include big game such as elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo. African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident. Small wonder the area is known as one of the country's premier wildlife areas. The Waterberg is also a birdwatcher's paradise, with more than 300 bird species to be spotted. The exceptional abundance of wildlife species, together with the mosaic of scenic landscape and the fascinating cultural heritage, has led to many nature-based tourism destinations that can be explored. One of these is the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. The reserve has led to the amalgamation of conservation areas in order to protect more than 150 000 hectares of the Waterberg-habitat. Within the reserve you'll find some of the last truly wild places in the country serving as sanctuary for rare and endangered animals. The private game reserves and the Marakele National Park are mostly visited for the variety of game and bird species and scenery. The wildlife also includes the big five. Witwater Safari Lodge and Spa is surrounded by the majestic Waterberg Mountains on the banks of the evergreen Phalala River. The river has decided to pool in front of the main lodge keeping the large trees on its bank green even during the driest part of the year. The River has carved its way through the Waterberg Mountains over millions of years leaving exposed cliffs and rock faces for the nearly extinct bushman people to paint their heritage on. The Jonkmanspruit, a stream that is trying to convince the world that it is also a river mounts into the Phalala River down a waterfall in the main lodge and adds to the atmosphere that is Witwater.
Attractions: Activities at the lodge include the following: * Game viewing - morning and night game drives in custom built safari vehicles, accompanied by our qualified and professional rangers * Archery - Try your hand at this unique activity at our Archery Lane situated alongside the Lephalale River * Clay Pigeon Shooting - An exciting pastime even for the uninitiated * Angling - Tag & Release - (Bass, Barbel, Yellow Fish, Kurper) * Guided Bush Walks * Bush sleep-outs can be arranged * Elephant Back Safari excursion * White Lion excursion Adventure Activities: The area offers guided bush walks, day and night game drive, mountain bike trails, bird watching, boat cruises, hunting and hiking. Church of St John the Baptist: A charming thatched church made of local materials and designed by Sir Herbert Baker, architect of the Union Building in Pretoria. Mokolo Dam and Nature Reserve: Fishing, barbecuing and picnicking are the most popular activities at this spot 50km northwest of Vaalwater. San Rock Artwork: The area boasts many fascinating rock paintings and geological sites to visit. Rhino Museum: The museum depicts all the assets of rhino conservation. Waterberg Cultural Museum: Situated at the original Melkrivier School, offering a variety of interesting information on the cultural history of the area.
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Please note prices supplied are published in good faith but are subject to change.
Please note prices supplied are published in good faith but are subject to change.
Directions to Witwater Safari Lodge & Spa from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg: When exiting O.R. Tambo International Airport, turn onto the R21 North to Pretoria (clearly marked). Turn onto the N1 North towards Polokwane (Pietersburg). Go through the Kranskop Toll Plaza. Take the R101 Alternate Route Exit to Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) 30km after tollgate. Drive into Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) Town Centre. Please contact the lodge on 014 743 4000 to inform us of your location (no cell phone signal outside Mookgophong (Naboomspruit)). Turn left at the second set of traffic lights (R520). Follow this road (Nelson Mandela Road) out of town for 11km. After 11km, turn left at the T-junction and right again within 500 metres (Marken/Witwater). Drive for 24km until the road becomes a dirt road. Continue along the dirt road for a further 14km. Turn left (Marken/Witwater). You will find the Witwater Conservancy MAIN GATE on your left after 11km. There are clearly marked municipal direction boards to Witwater from Mookgophong (Naboomspruit). GPS CO-ORDINATES TO MAIN GATE: 24 5'22.88"S / 28 31'9.30"E Please make sure to travel via Naboomspruit and not via Vaalwater.