Baobab Ridge

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The Baobab lodge nestles in the Klaserie Reserve providing travellers with a private and affordable safari experience. A truly authentic and memorable bush getaway awaits guests at this lodge which only features seven chalets accommodating a maximum of sixteen guests.

Baobab Ridge in the Klaserie, neighbouring the well known Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, this wildlife-rich reserve has no fences into the Kruger National Park offering safari enthusiasts a Kruger Park experience in 4x4, open safari vehicles at flexible times.

This game Lodge offers a total of seven cottages and can accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests. The six Standard Luxury Cottages provide en-suite bathrooms with showers and baths, a lounge complete with tea and coffee facilities as well as a private outdoor terrace. The one Family Cottage features two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms with showers only / no bath, a lounge with tea and coffee facilities and the private terrace.

Chalet types:

  • Six Standard Luxury Cottages
  • One Family Cottage.

Chalet features:

  • Raised decks with a terrace
  • Outside table and chairs
  • En-suite bathrooms (shower, bath (not the family cabin), two hand basins, bidet, ablution facilities)
  • Desk & dressing table with hairdryers
  • Bedside lamps
  • Open lounge area (2 loungers, a small table, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities).


The outdoor terraces of the Baobab lodge make for beautiful places to relax and to socialise in between the safari drives. The swimming pool, which overlooks the waterhole, offers excellent refreshment during the warm summer months. In the welcoming lounge, visitors enjoy satellite television. A traditional braai can be experienced in the outdoor boma which is surrounded by the bushveld.


  • Small boardroom (upstairs)
  • Bar
  • Lounge with satellite television
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor terraces
  • Guest toilets
  • Dining room
  • Evening lodge fire in Baobab Boma with braai area
  • Pool overlooking the small waterhole
  • Wheelchair friendly Cottage and convenient building access.


The Baobab safari excursions in open Land Rovers are the real highlights of a stay at this bushveld lodge. Guests experience up-close encounters with Africa's Big Five; (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant) and many more animals which roam the bushveld in this region of South Africa. Thrilling walking safaris which can be booked in advance at an additional cost, make for memorable wildlife activity.


  • Safari drives in open Land Rovers
  • Walking safaris ( to be booked in advance, subject to availability, not included in cost)
  • Swimming in the pool.


Easily accessible both by air and road, the Baobab Ridge Lodge in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is situated only a 30 minutes drive away from Hoedspruit, commercial planes from Johannesburg and Cape Town land, namely at the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.

Distances and driving times:

  • 45 minutes from Hoedspruit (33 km)
  • 6 hours drive from Bryanston, Johannesburg (500 km)
  • 3 hours from Nelspruit (179 km)
  • 2 hours from Orpen Gate, Kruger National Park (82 km)
  • 2.5 hours from Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park (115 km)
  • 1.5 hours from Tzaneen (156 km).

Access by Air

Commercial flights to the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, which lies about 20 km away from Baobab Ridge lodge, are available from Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight times from Johannesburg to the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport take about 1 hour and 10 minutes and from Cape Town 2 hours 40 minutes. The road transfer from the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport takes approximately 30 minutes to the lodge.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Baobab Ridge

  • Boma
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

More Information on Baobab Ridge

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

4 night discount

Enjoy a 10% off your stay at the Baobab Ridge when staying 4 nights or longer.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation in twin or double bedded luxury
  • suite (en suite bathroom, private lounge and terrace)
  • All meals, snacks, teas/coffees,
  • Laundry
  • WiFi (in main building only)
  • Soft drinks, local - brand beers and house wines
  • Two game drives a day in open 4x4 vehicles with licensed guides
  • Morning Walking safaris (instead of a drive)
  • VAT

Excluded from the rate:

  • Reserve entrance (Enkhulu Gate) gate fees (if self-drive) • Klaserie Bed Levy • Klaserie Conservation Levy • Spirits, other wines, imported beers etc • Transfers (From/to Hoedspruit Airport ONLY) • Personal purchases • Personal insurance • Guide and lodge staff gratuities

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Minimum 4 night stay