South African Lodges

Kololo Game Reserve

Kololo Game Reserve
Waterberg Biosphere
Bakkerspas Rd, Vaalwater
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type

Situated in the magnificent Limpopo Province of South Africa is the Kololo Game Reserve. The reserve offers a tranquil, peaceful and beautiful environment in which to enjoy a spectacular and unforgettable safari experience. The "Big 5", malaria free Welgevonden Game Reserve lies adjacent to the reserve making for some spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities.

The wildlife in reserve, its easy access from Johannesburg and the reserve being malaria free makes the Lodge a very child-friendly holiday destination for families. For more great wildlife viewing, the Kololo Lodge enjoys access to its neighbouring Welgevonden Game Reserve. This magnificent lodge is only a short 3 hours drive away from the Johannesburg International Airport.

The Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the form of upmarket villas and chalets. The cottages and villas are along the reserve grounds surrounded by the unique African bush. The cottages and villas provide guests with the utmost of privacy while on their holiday.

The cottages and villas vary from one to three bedrooms and offer something to meet any accommodation requirement. The villas provide the perfect accommodation for families. The lodge also offers self-catering facilities in some of its villas which include a fully equipped kitchen area. For the unique bush experience, the reserve also has a tented area.


  • Swimming pool
  • Wireless internet
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner, choose from a variety of mouth-watering dishes from our à la Carte Menu prepared by our gourmet chef.

The restaurant provides more than just a restaurant facility. The lodge also offers a lounge with a fireplace where guests can relax by the fire and enjoy a good book on cold chilly days as well as a swimming pool where guests can cool down on the hot sunny days.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and offers a delicious a la carte menu which has been specially designed for the lodge by their in-house gourmet chef.


Guests can enjoy exploring the reserve and the wildlife and fauna on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. There are over ten hiking trails which are scattered all around the reserve. These trails stretch from 2 km to 15 km, and there is a trail for every fitness type. Mountain bikers are also well catered for at the reserve. Guests are welcome to bring their bike and spend their days discovering the reserve with adrenaline pumping through their veins.

Visitors can also view the reserve from the animal's perspective while exploring the reserve on horseback. This is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with the smaller animals at the reserve as they are less threatened by the presence of the horses.

For larger wildlife viewing, guests can enjoy a safari drive into the "Big Five" Welgevonden Game Reserve. Here guests have the opportunity to view larger animals such as lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and many more beautiful animal species. Guests are lead on an exciting adventure by an experienced guide who will share his knowledge of the animals, fauna and environment. The safari drives truly are an unforgettable learning and discovery experience.

Children Activities

South Africa's Reserve offers some fun activities for young explorers. Children can partake in safari drives, and bush walks around the reserve, where they learn about the animals, birds and fauna that call this little patch of land home.

Children can partake in kiddie's sports games with the other kids who are staying at the camp. Sports games include tug of water, water balloon fights and walking with eggs on spoon races to name but a few activities. For rainy days, the lodge offers indoor activities such as cooking courses where kids will learn how to make some traditional bush meals. The children activities are a great learning experience for kids where they can relax, have fun and interact with other children.

What to bring when staying at the reserve

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Bug spray
  • Jackets for the evenings.

Below detailed information about the Kololo Game Reserve is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Fully Furnished Kitchen
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Terrace


Kololo Restaurant

Kololo’s Restaurant serves mouth-watering meals and also offers a bar and lounge area. Guests can mingle at the bar or enjoy reading a book in front of the burning fire.  The Kololo is a 90 seater restaurant and is wheelchair friendly.

Game drives and bush walks

The resident game ranger at Limpopo's Kololo Game Reserve in South Africa accompanies guests on game drives and guided walks. While out on a safari, the game ranger shares some interesting information regarding the area and the plants and animals which inhabit the land.


The Kololo Lodge in the Waterberg Biosphere of South Africa features its own heated outdoor swimming pool which is situated outside the restaurant.

Hiking and cycling

The Kololo Game Reserve offers several mountain bike trails which have been set out in a safe area of the reserve.  Visitors are invited to explore and discover the magnificent surroundings without the dangers of large and dangerous wildlife.

Horse back safaris

What better way than to explore the Kololo Game Reserve from a different viewpoint, namely on horseback.  An experienced guide leads horse riders through the scenically beautiful reserve.

The Kololo Game Reserve in Limpopo features the welcoming Tholo conference venue. This function venue can accommodate between 90 to 160 business delegates depending on the seating style.
Included with the conference venue are the following:
  •  whiteboard
  •  notepads and pens
  •  cordials
  •  mints
  •  coffee and teas.

  • Conference venue
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Safari drives
Children Activities
  • The Kololo Game Reserve, which nestles in the beautiful Waterberg region of South Africa near Vaalwater, is a perfect place for families with children.

    Children get to experience nature safely in the lodge grounds.  Kids can partake in activities which include game drives and bush walks as well as traditional cooking classes and sports games.  The children activities are a great way for kids to learn new skills while making new friends.

Available Rooms

2 Sleeper Chalet

The Standard Rooms at the Kololo Game Reserve in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere of South Africa can accommodate two guests. The well appointed Standard Rooms are surrounded by beautiful lawns and old trees. The spacious verandah leads directly to a fully equipped kitchen. These rooms feature one bedroom with a separate bathroom.

4 Sleeper Chalet

6 Sleeper Chalet

Deluxe Villa King

The Deluxe Rooms at the Kololo Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa are large villa style rooms. These welcoming villas offer the best of comforts and provide a lounge, living room, fully equipped kitchen, a pool and boma area.  The Deluxe Villas offer spectacular views of the game reserve and consist of 2 rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The Deluxe Villas are exclusive units and each room cannot be booked individually.

Deluxe Room features:

  •  Fireplace
  •  Telephone
  •  Wireless internet
  •  Extra bathroom with toilet
  •  Television.

Kololo Game Reserve Specials

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

Book your last minute getaway to Kololo Game Reserve in the Welgevonded Game Reserve and receive a 10% discount when booking within 14 days of travel.

Situated in the magnificent Limpopo Province of South Africa is the Kololo Game Reserve. The reserve offers a tranquil, peaceful and beautiful environment in which to enjoy a spectacular and unforgettable safari experience. The "Big 5", malaria free Welgevonden Game Reserve lies adjacent to the reserve making for some spectacular game viewing opportunities.

**** This offer excludes Standard and Low Season dates. Please contact us for a quote on this discount special.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, linen, towels, daily making of beds and cleaning services
  • Breakfast & Dinner, served in the restaurant
  • One Activity* per night stay
  • Tea & Coffee in the room
  • Use of hiking & biking trails, bikes, swimming pool, boma and restaurant
  • Check­in: 14h00, check­out: 10h00

*Daily Activities, 1 included per night stay

  • Welgevonden Game Drive, 3 hrs
  • Welgevonden Night Drive, 3 hrs (seasonal availability)
  • Kololo Game Drive 1,5 hrs
  • Kololo Walk 1,5 hrs
  • Starry Night Drive (seasonable availability)

Excluded from the rate:

  • Conservation fee of R100.00 per person per day
  • Lunch, all drinks and snacks
  • Laundry service, babysitting services and outside activity
  • Transfer fees from Johannesburg International airport to and from Kololo
  • Gratuities to staff
  • Specific room requests

Terms and Conditions:

  • Minimum of 2 paying adults.
  • Only valid for bookings made within 14 days of travel
  • Subject to availability
  • The minimum and maximum amount of guests per room will apply.
  • Valid until 31 October 2019
  • Not valid for bookings in Standard and Low Season:
  • 13/01/2019 - 16/02/2019
  • 04/03/2019 - 15/03/2019
  • 02/04/2019 - 19/04/2019
  • 06/05/2019 - 06/07/2019
  • 28/10/2019 - 01/11/2019
  • Discount does not apply to any additional activities (supplements to the mentioned program), excursions outside Kololo, transfers, lunch, all drinks and snacks. For this the normal fee is charged.
  • This offer is not valid in combination with other specials.
  • Not valid on bookings already made
  • Excluding Conservation fee of R100 per person per booking

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.379784

Longitude: 27.860865


Driving Directions from OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport to the Kololo Game Reserve in the Waterberg, Limpopo Province:

1. Take the R21 North to Pretoria or Tshwane
2. Turn off from the R21 onto the N1
3. Continue north past Pretoria direction Pietersburg
4. Turn left on the R33 to Nylstroom at the Kranskop toll gate
5. Go through Nylstroom and Vaalwater and 8km after Vaalwater turn left on the Bakkerspas Road where you will find a sign to Kololo
6. Drive 29 km on a dirt road and find Kololos gate on your right.

Kololo Game Reserve
Waterberg Biosphere
Bakkerspas Rd, Vaalwater
Limpopo Province in South Africa


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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4 Star

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