South African Lodges

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Address
Pilanesberg National Park
North Western Province
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Malaria Free, Big Five, Family
R3650.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

Set on the scenic hills of an ancient volcano, the four-star Kwa Maritane offers guests resort facilities in the Big-Five Pilanesberg Park of the North West Province, South Africa. Kwa Maritane is an excellent lodge if you are travelling with young children. From the lodge, enjoy scenic views over the endless plains which is rich in wildlife and home to more than 352 species of birds.

The Lodge is two and a half hours from Johannesburg and OR Tambo. Ideal for couples, families travelling with children as well as conference delegates, the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge can be reached from Johannesburg within a two hours drive (173 km).  

The local airport is 2 km away from the modern lodge, and the legendary resort with its many attractions and activities can be reached within an 11 minutes drive from the lodge. The park provides the perfect safari getaway destination for a relaxing family weekend or an unforgettable corporate conference in the African bush.

The lodge offers 90 guest rooms, well appointed and comfortable Standard Rooms feature double beds, king beds or twin single beds and accommodate children sharing with their parents while Interleading rooms are available on request.

Facilities and services

Be it for the romantic couples, families or conference delegates, the Bush Lodge in the park offers facilities for everyone ranging from wireless internet access to swimming pools and a children's playground.

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Underground hide to observe wildlife
  • Guided bush walks and game drives
  • Bomas
  • Climbing wall
  • Tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Conference facilities for 264 delegates
  • WIfi
  • Two outdoor swimming pools

Conference venues

The conference venues at Kwa Maritane have hosted many fruitful and memorable banquets, conventions, seminars, cocktail receptions, dinner dances, private events, product launches and team-building exercises in the past. Used by many local and international companies and cooperation, this lodge offers an ideal setting for over 150 delegates for a unique conference with a highlight being the setting within the untamed African bush. 

Dining

Guests staying at a lodge enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, lunch as well as dinner in the lodge's restaurant overlooking the waterhole "The Rock" with its magnificent granite formations.  The lodge's buffet lunch and carvery dinner offer a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes based on delicious, traditionally South African cuisine, such as Springbok Carpaccio, Chicken and Coriander Salad and Seafood Hors D'oeuvres.
 
On Saturdays and Wednesdays, in the evening's weather permitting, guests at the property have the unique opportunity to experience dinner al fresco with typical South African dishes served in the lodge's outdoor bush boma which makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

Children activities

Offering exciting and fun-filled activities such as game drives, bush walks, bird watching and the popular Junior Ranger programme. This uniquely designed children's program allows parents to enrol their kids in an educational bush learning experience.  Parents can be assured that children are well looked after while participating in many exciting activities making for a great family safari getaway.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Restaurants

Dining

Guests may enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Kwa Maritane Restaurant, which overlooks the waterhole "The Rock" and the magnificent granite formations located within the Pilanesberg National Park.

The lodge's buffet lunch and carvery dinner feature a wide variety of different dishes based on delicious, traditionally South African fare, such as Springbok Carpaccio, Chicken and Coriander Salad and Seafood Hors D'oeuvres.

On Saturday and Wednesday evenings, if the weather allows, visitors have the unique opportunity to dine al fresco typical South African dishes in the lodge's Bush Boma.

Meals served at the Lodge:

• Full English Breakfast
• All day terrace menu
• Buffet, Carvery Dinner & Boma
• Room service.

Spa Facilities

The lodge offers a place where guests can restore mind, body, and soul. Visitors to the Spa can indulge in treatments while watching the game.

Junior Rangers Programme: kids activities
For those families looking for the perfect getaway, the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge becomes the destinations of choice. With service standards no less than outstanding, parents and kids alike are amazed at the way in which this game lodge welcomes visitors, in a way that tops off a well-needed family retreat.
 
Located in the heart of the malaria-free, 'Big Five' Pilanesberg National Park and only an hour and a half's drive from Johannesburg, the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge offers something special for children. With various activities to take part in including game drives, bush walks, birding, picnicking and in-house entertainment, Kwa Maritane has developed something even more engaging, this being the Junior Ranger's program, allowing parents to enroll their kids in a unique, educational and, most importantly, a fun experience.
 
Under the supervision of trained staff, parents can rest assured that their kids will be well-looked after while participating in a host of educational activities allowing the whole family a great getaway.
 
Activities are geared to natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering an exclusive opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. Activities have been created for children between the ages of 6 years old to that of 12 years old and aim to encourage an appreciation for nature, conservation and natural resources
 
From learning about the history of the Pilanesberg National Park, participating in wildlife walks allowing children the opportunity to find out more about wild animals, the sounds various birds make become prominent as guides teach one what to listen for as well as that of the purpose of the various plant life around the lodges.
 
Once activities have been completed kids are presented with activity badges and stickers. Once they have completed all 8 activities and have therefore collected all 8 activity, stickers, they will participate in a Junior Ranger pledge ceremony whereby the Kwa Maritane Junior Rangers are given a certificate portraying that they are now a part of the resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation initiative.
 
Bush Braai

The legendary bush braai is held in the boma situated 10 minutes from the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The menu served in the Boma consists of traditional South African dishes.

The combination of game drives and bush braais can also be arranged on any other evening subject to a minimum of 30 people being booked.

Bird watching

The diversity in bird life of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park is exceptional. While some birds are migrants, many birds found in this region of South Africa are permanent inhabitants. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey while others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.

The Pilanesberg National Park, North-West Province, is one of the best places for birding in South Africa. Over 350 species have been recorded in this national park, and a birder could record up to 100 species in winter and plenty more in summer including both migrant and permanent species.

The transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld region in this part of South Africa brings with it a unique mix of birds with Red-eyed Bulbul co-habiting with Black-eyed Bulbuls. Many other such fascinating habitations are visible throughout the Pilanesberg game reserve, but it isn't limited to only bird species but also to other animals and plants.

Game drives

Game drive departure times from the Lodge (subject to change):

  •  January, February and March: 05h30 and 16h30
  •  April: 06h00 and 16h00
  •  May, June, July, August: 08h00 and 15h30
  •  September: 06h00 and 16h00
  •  October, November and December: 05h30 and 16h30

Besides the 'Big Five', visitors also have the opportunity to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, and crocodile. The Pilanesberg National Park offers guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 360 species of birds, the Big Five and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa.

The Pilanesberg National Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually home in arid areas are found cohabiting with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.  Wildlife includes lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos, and crocodiles.

Hot Air Balloon Safari
Guest will be collected from their hotel or game lodge and are taken to the Reserve
  • The flight is around an hour long
  • After guests may participate in a game drive through the park to a game lodge where breakfast will be enjoyed
  • A minimum of four guests is required to conduct each flight
  • Booking is required
  • Flights take off in the early morning, and the full activity will take around 4 hours which includes:
  • Balloon takes off from the center of Pilanesberg National Park
  • A sparkling wine celebration on landing
  • Full English breakfast at a Game Lodge
  • Return transfer to your hotel/game lodge
  • A First Flight certificate signed by your Pilot


Terms and Conditions:

  • 1-hour flight: Minimum 8 people and maximum 60 (1-hour flight)
  • 30-minute flight: Minimum 20 people and maximum 120 pax (½ hour flight)
  • Full pre-payment is needed before the trip takes place
  • Children under the age of 12 cannot take part
Nearby golf courses

The Gary Player Golf Course and the Lost City Golf Course are at the Sun City Resort, which is only a 10 minutes drive away from the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge.

Swimming

Set on the lush lawn of the garden, the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge features two outdoor swimming pools.  Sun lounge chairs around the swimming pools invite for relaxing on warm afternoons.

Visit to the Sun City Resort

Sun City attractions:

  • Sun City Casino & Entertainment Centre
  • The Palace of the Lost City Hotel
  • Cascades Hotel
  • Sun City Hotel
  • Cabanas Hotel
  • Valley of Waves: water park
  • Health & Beauty Spa
  • Gary Player Golf Course
  • Lost City Golf Course
  • Bird Aviary
  • Farmyard animals
  • Kamp Kwena
Tennis & Rock Climbing

Guests staying at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park have access to the lodge's rock climbing wall and the two tennis courts.

Conference Venues

The flexibility of these conference venues makes it possible to host successful and memorable conventions, breakfasts, lunches, seminars, cocktail receptions, dinner dances, banquets, private dinners, product launches and team-building exercises. 

Conference venues:

Tau Room

  • Dimensions: 10m x 16m
  • Wall height: 3,3m
  • Ceiling: No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size: 2,75m tall x 3,55m wide
  • Equipment: PA system with roving and lapel mics, CD player and double cassette deck.

Nare Room

  • Dimensions: 16m x 10m
  • Wall height: 3,3m
  • Ceiling: No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size: 2,75m tall x 3,55m wide
  • Equipment: PA system with roving and lapel mics, CD player and double cassette deck.

Tau & Nare combined

  • Dimensions: 20m x 16m
  • Wall height: 3,3m
  • Ceiling: No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size: 2,75m tall x 3,55m wide
  • Equipment: PA system with roving and lapel mics, CD player and double cassette deck

Rhino Room

  • Dimensions: 18m x 6m
  • Wall height: 2,7m
  • Ceiling: No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size: 1,8m tall x 3m wide.

Hippo Room

  • Dimensions: 6m x 6m
  • Wall height: 2,8m
  • Ceiling: No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size: 1,77m tall x 1,8m wide.

Inclusions of the Daily Delegates Package:

  • Use of Conference room
  • Standard conference equipment:
  • Mid-morning tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • Mid-afternoon tea and coffee

Standard conference equipment:

  • Overhead projector
  • 35mm slide projector
  • Lectern
  • TV and VCR
  • Wall screen
  • Flipchart
  • Whiteboard
  • PA system
  • Lapel microphone
  • Roving Microphone

Optional extras:

  • LCD projectors are provided at no charge but are subject to availability
  • Breakaway rooms (charged at a per-day rate).

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Boma
  • Children's playground
  • Conference venue
  • Hippo hide
  • Hotel Bar
  • Kid's Club
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Open Air Boma
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor on call
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Luggage storage
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • Children sleeping on their own will be charged the full adult rate and any children under the age of 18 years old (maximum two children per room) are accommodated free of charge. 

Available Rooms

Executive Room

Single Room R3990
Double Room R5830

Standard Room

# Rooms:
90

The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in malaria free, "Big Five" Pilanesberg National Park features a total of 90 guest rooms. 

Studio Family Rooms

Each Studio Twin room at Kwa Maritane features two double beds and a sleeper couch. All Studio Family rooms provide individual air conditioning, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DStv, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea-making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes. Minibars are available on request.

Studio Double Rooms

The Studio double rooms at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge provide one king size bed. These rooms are equipped with individual air conditioning, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DStv, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea-making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes. Minibars are available on request.

Twin Rooms

Each of the lodge's twin rooms has two single beds, individual air conditioning, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DStv, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea-making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes. Minibars are available on request.

Executive Studio Rooms

In the Executive Studio rooms, guests find two double beds and a minibar as a standard feature. Complete with the full list of other standard features offered by Kwa Maritane, each room also has individual air conditioning, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DStv, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea-making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes.

Executive King Studio Rooms

Guests are invited to relax in a king-size bed, sample the minibar while taking advantage of the full range of standard modern amenities.  Room features include; individual air conditioning, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DSTV, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea-making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes.

Single Room R3650
Double Room R5140

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Specials

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

Stay at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg with Breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives per person per day included in the Full Board package.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 game drives per person per day

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
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Stay at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge between 1-30 September or 1-17 December 2018 and enjoy discounted rates for SA Residents only.

Special includes:

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • One complimentary game drive per person per night's stay

Included in the rate:

  • Dinner and breakfast
  • One complimentary game drive per person per night’s stay
  • Tourism Levy
  • VAT

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 01 September - 30 September & 01 December - 17 December 2018
  • Standard room type rate applicable
  • Please note that the special rate is applicable to new bookings only
  • Valid for SA Residents
  • Additional terms and conditions may apply, at each properties discretion
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2018-02-16

1. Location: very good in the Pilanesberg National Park
2. Friendliness: excellent
3. Value for money: good
4. Cleanliness: excellent
5. Overall impression: very nice Lodge

Best wishes, Lilian Soobramoney

3650
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2017-12-23

All aspects during our stay at the Kwa Maritane Lodge were excellent except that the staff allowed certain
unruly behaviour in the dining room to the extent that our own
enjoyment of dinner was compromised. The people behaving badly were a large group from Australasia. They
even brought their radio to the dining location and played loud
music,shouting and laughing at the top of their voices while other guests just had to suffer or make a complaint, which is not something that one wants to do.

Kind regards
Catherine de Wit

3650
5140

2017-12-20

We would like to rank all the below point to be excellent. We totally enjoyed our stay at Kwa Maritane.

1. Location: excellent
2. Friendliness:good
3. Value for money: excellent
4. Cleanliness: good
5. Overall impression excellent

3650
5140

2017-07-06

3650
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2017-05-22

3650
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2017-05-04

No doubt I would come back here again, it was SUPER!!! During our 4 days at Kwa Maritane, we also went to visit the nearby Sun City Resort which was super. Game drives were also included during our stay, we LOVED the Safaris. Could not get enough - had a very knowledgable guide who taught us so much.

Keep up the great work at Kwa Maritane for many more guests to enjoy.

Lisa Bronner from Germany

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.334373

Longitude: 27.145013

Directions

Directions to the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge from:
O. R. Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

1. Head south onto Drop-Off Zone 400 m
2. Slight right toward Exit 46 600 m
3. Take exit 46 for R21 N toward Kempton Park/Pretoria 500 m
4. Merge onto R21 36.3 km
5. Take exit 134 for N1 toward Polokwane 1.3 km
6. Continue on the ramp and merge onto N1 Partial toll road 21.6 km
7. Take exit 156 to merge onto N4 toward Rustenburg Partial toll road 63.6 km
8. Take the exit toward R556 500 m
9. Turn right at R556 72.1 km
10. Turn right 1.9 km
11. Take the 1st left 1.2 km

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Pilanesberg National Park, Rustenburg, North West Province, South Africa

Star Rating

4 Star

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