The 4 stars, family welcoming Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is situated on an ancient alkaline volcano in the Big Five Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province of South Africa. Hence the game lodge's name, which literally means "Place of the Rock".
From the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, one can look out over the infinite plains of the Pilanesberg National Park which is rich in wildlife and home to around 365 species of birds. The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge can easily be reached from Johannesburg, Johannesburg International Airport and Pretoria, the drive takes approximately 2 hours.
Accommodation at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge features Double rooms as well as Family Rooms. The Double rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults, the Family Rooms at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18. All rooms at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park feature individual air-conditioning, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DStv, direct dialling phone, electric shaving plugs, coffee/tea making machines and a hairdryer.
Activities / Facilities at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
The ambience of the African bush is the perfect soundtrack to a leisurely day outside which can be experienced at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge.
Saturate yourself in the sunshine by taking part in any of the following exciting activities:
• Game drives and nature walks
• Elephant Back Safari
• Hot Air Balloon Safari
• Trampoline and children's playground
• Outdoor chess and floodlit bush putt
• Swimming pools
• All weather floodlit tennis courts
• Volleyball court
• Table tennis and pool tables indoors
• Water slide
And then there is the adrenalin rush of Sun City, where you can enjoy the following:
• Water park: Valley of the Waves
• Golf on 2 championship golf courses: Gary Player Golf Course and Lost City Golf Course
• Tennis and squash
• Entertainment shows, events and concerts
• Restaurants, bars and nightclubs
Pilanesberg National Park and Game Viewing / Wildlife
The crater of a long-extinct volcano is the setting of the game-rich Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province in South Africa - a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. The Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world, its unique rock types and its structure make this national park, situated in South Africa, a unique geological feature. This particular geographical region is fringed by 3 concentric ridges or rings of hills - the formation rises from the surrounding plains like a bubble. The structure of the Pilanesberg National Park is also named "Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex". The Pilanesberg National Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, which is also referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large game 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 found in arid areas are found cohabitation with moist-area-limited impala, black-eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees. The colourful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and visitors. The Pilanesberg National Park is home to almost every mammal of Southern Africa, inclusive of the Big Five. An abundance of wildlife proliferates in 580 km of diverse and arresting bushveld terrain in the Pilanesberg National Park.
This game reserve is home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo - Africa's "Big Five". A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention but a few. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Some are migrants, others permanent inhabitants; some eat carrion or live prey, others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.
Conference at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge:
The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge provides an all-inclusive corporate package for companies wishing to treat their delegates for a unique conference in a game lodge surrounded by the bush.
The conference package offered at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, includes a welcome cocktail on arrival, the accommodation in either Single, Twin or Double bedded rooms, breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon tea as well as the conference facilities (venue hire and standard equipment). Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge itself has 90 Rooms, the Bakubung Bush Lodge features 76 hotel rooms which is only a short 10-minute drive. For large groups, delegates can be accommodated at both lodges whereby the conference can be held at one of them.
There are several activities for conference delegates at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge: early morning and late afternoon Game Drives in the Pilanesberg National Park, Bush Braais, a special Theme Dinner, Hot air Balloon Safaris, Game Walks, Elephant Back Safaris, Quad biking, as well as trips to the Sun City Resort which is a short 10 - 15 minute drive away from the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge (golf, horseback riding, entertainment).
There is a self-guided trail in the Walking Area at Manyane Complex in the east, which offers environmental education whilst enjoying game viewing and bird watching on foot. Also at Manyane is a walk-in aviary with over 80 species of indigenous birds.
General Visitors are offered many opportunities to experience the wonders of Pilanesberg. There are nearly 200 kilometres of excellent quality roads for either self-drives or guided drives, and professional guides operate within the park. Numerous hides and scenic picnic sites enable the tourist to experience "out-of-car" experiences as well.
The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, had won the "Best Game Lodge" Award at the Conference & Exhibition Venue Awards. The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is part of the Legacy Hotel & Resorts Group.
The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, which is Bakubung's sister lodge also being part of the Legacy Hotels & Resorts, is a 10-minute drive from the entrance to the Sun City Resort and from the Bakubung Bush Lodge itself. Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge provides a wonderful getaway destination for families with children of all ages.
• Children of all ages can be accommodated at the 4 stars Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg
• Age restrictions apply for children to participate in the guided game drives
• As the Pilanesberg National Park is a malaria-free game reserve, it is ideal for families with young children
• Baby cots and interleading rooms can be requested when bookings are made
• The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge offers Family Rooms which can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and
2 children under the age of 18
• Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge features the following facilities for children: swimming pools, tennis courts
• Families staying at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge can visit the nearby Sun City resort with its Children's
Camp, Water World Park, Lion and Crocodile Park, Entertainment Centre, etc