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Kaingo Game Reserve

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The Kaingo Game Reserve is situated in the Waterberg region of South Africa's Limpopo Province. Sweeping across 22,000 acres of savanna, valley and river landscapes, Kaingo offers unique wildlife experiences and thrilling activities in a spectacular bushveld setting.

The iconic and most dangerous wild animals of Africa which include elephants, lions, leopards as well as buffaloes are home in the Kaingo Game Reserve. An additional 50 other mammal species and over 350 different types of birds can also be found here. Thrilling safari drives and adventurous bush walks offer guests incredible ecological biodiversity.

Elephant Lodge

Featuring a traditional African safari camp, the Kaingo Elephant Lodge offers an old world charm with all comforts being available. The Elephant Lodge nestles under tall shady trees where guests enjoy a botanical experience of indigenous trees and cycads. The pond and surrounding grazing attracts many birds and antelope right to the doorstep.

Quick facts Elephant Lodge:

  • 12 Deluxe rooms
  • Leopard House: 2 bedrooms for 4 guests, private lounge, dining, pool, outside relaxation areas
  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Large communal areas with pool, bar, lounges, library, meeting room and relaxation decks
  • Large garden with botanical route
  • Full range of dietary preferences catered for
  • Secure under roof parking for guest vehicles
  • Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  • Cell phone signal available (unreliable at times).


The twelve suites are located in the large natural garden which blends in with the surrounding savanna landscape. The suites are connected by garden paths to the main lodge area. Each of the en-suite rooms accommodates two guests in either twin or double beds.


  • En-suite bathroom
  • Double or twin beds
  • Air conditioning.

Leopard House

The Leopard House is located at the Elephant Lodge which is suitable for families. This safari option offers two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge and dining area. The private outside patio area offers a plunge pool, a thatched lapa and fire pit area where meals can be enjoyed.

Culinary Experience

Guests enjoy fine dining at Kaingo at various dining locations. The chefs at the lodge craft and present cuisine which appeals to any palate, be it for the sweet tooth, a vegetarian, a health fan or a meat lover. With the use of only fresh seasonal ingredients, Kaingo takes pride in catering for all dietary requirements.

Enjoying a delicious breakfast under the trees while enjoying the antelope grazing nearby and dining under the clear star studded African sky in the outdoor boma make for an unforgettable dining experience.

Dining options:

  • Breakfast under the trees
  • Boma and bush dinner
  • Special occasion dining
  • Sunrise and sunset dining
  • Snacks and picnics.


Visitors experience up-close wildlife viewing experiences in guidance with the lodge's qualified field guides who have a passion in sharing their knowledge of the African bush and its wildlife.

Travelers can expect to encounter a great variety of wildlife species, as well as elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, sable antelopes, tsessebes, nyalas, waterbucks, klipspringers and zebras, in addition to abundant birdlife. Furthermore, the brown hyena, serval, African wildcat as well as the shy leopard might also be seen on the night drives.

Walks through South Africa's bushveld allows safari enthusiasts to also encounter the bird and insect life, flora and fauna, as well as smaller mammals. Experience an intimate encounter with nature and its wildlife whilst being guided on a thrilling bush walk.

Unique to Kaingo is the variety of ancient rock art found here. With the signification history to the reserve and being home to five recorded rock art sites, guests may visit these areas in the reserve and admire the rock art.

Experience the richness of the Mokolo river on the Kaingo River Cruise! An abundance of bird and animal life can be admired from the scenic boat cruise whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of the Mokolo River.


  • Safari drives
  • Nature walks
  • Birding
  • Rock art
  • Fishing
  • River Cruise.

Kaingo Game Reserve Specials

There are currently no specials for the Kaingo Game Reserve.
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