The vast Entabeni Safari Conservancy lies in the World Heritage Waterberg region of South Africa's Limpopo Province. Located Less than a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the scenic 22 000 ha malaria-free, "Big Five" Entabeni Game Reserve to home to five unique eco-systems
The upper mountain of the Conservancy offers spectacular rock formations as well as extensive open grass fields. This wilderness area is away from the reserves lower plateau by 610 meters high cliff. The Entabeni lower escarpment is about three degrees warmer and features sandy wetlands.
The lodge offers guests far more than the usual game sightings of the Big Five. Additional thrilling and relaxing activities such as scenic helicopter flights, spa treatments, stargazing in the observatory, sunset lake cruises and a variety of wildlife viewing activities to enjoy. The Conservancy is home to five different safari lodges, namely the Hanglip Mountain Lodge, Kingfisher Lodge, Lakeside Lodge, Ravineside Lodge and Wildlife Lodge.
The Lakeside Lodge lies on the banks of Entabeni Lake on the upper mountain of this magnificent Safari Conservancy. The elegant en-suite bedrooms are connected to the restaurant, reception, conference and boma with thatched walkways.
The Ravineside Lodge is on the upper mountain overlooking the gorge. Set under the shadow of Entabeni Mountain, the thatched wooden Ravineside Lodge is on stilts on the cliff edge. Scenic views of natural ravines and wooded hillsides can be enjoyed from here. Each lodge features 3 or 4 en-suite bedrooms with African decor. The private open-plan lounge, as well as the bar area, extend to the welcoming sundecks.
The tranquil Kingfisher Lodge features ten luxury en-suite thatched rooms including one Honeymoon Suite. Situated on the banks of Lake Entabeni, the exclusive Kingfisher Lodge entices guests outdoors onto its wooden decks. This Lodge reflects a unique combination of luxury and true African wilderness, offering views stretching beyond the lake to the Hanglip Mountain. The bedrooms offer private sun decks and lounge areas with romantic fireplaces.
The Wildside Safari Camp is on the lower escarpment of the Conservancy. Twenty individual en-suite tented chalets including four tented family chalets offer a real and unforgettable African bush experience. The comfortable en-suite tents are complemented by an open lounge/bar area with the wild roaring fire in the boma.
Hanglip Mountain Lodge
The Hanglip Mountain Lodge lies on the reserve's lower escarpment. This charming safari lodge evokes the romantic Africa of a bygone era. The luxury suites are furnished in African Baroque style. Comfortable private sun decks with scenic views of the wetlands and broad open fields can be found here. Enchanting gardens provide a paradise of tranquillity.
This Reserve has become a favourite conference and team building 'bush getaway'. The conference venues on the Upper Escarpment are at the Lakeside and Ravineside Lodges with a smaller facility situated on the Lower Escarpment at the Wildside Safari Camp. The conference venues are air-conditioned, offer standard conference equipment and provide breakaway areas located in gardens from where scenic views of the spectacular Waterberg Mountains, open plains, and Lake Entabeni can be enjoyed.
Lakeside Lodge is a grand lodge to visit if you were travelling as a family & not looking for anything over the top. The staff is friendly, and the rangers are very knowledgeable. The safari drives were exhilarating; especially the trip from the upper escarpment down to the lower mountain. A stay at the Reserve is bound to be fun-filled and memorable.