South African Lodges

Sefapane Lodge & Safaris

Copper Road
Phalaborwa 1390
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type

The children-friendly Sefapane Lodge & Safaris in Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province of South Africa, nestles in tropical gardens, providing guests with a unique African feeling. At the lodge, visitors enjoy partaking in unforgettable safaris, trips to the canyon, and acquiring new cultural experiences.

This South African safari lodge is next to the Phalaborwa gate, which allows direct entry into the famous Kruger National Park. Furthermore, the camp is near beautiful sceneries, including the spectacular Panorama tour. The lodge in Phalaborwa is ideal for families, making guests feel at home with spacious accommodation, a restaurant and entertainment bar, a spa, a curio shop, outdoor swimming pools, and activities for the kids. At the lodge, bird watching and fishing can also be enjoyed.

The lodge has different types of accommodation, including the economy rondavels, as well as the deluxe self-catering houses. The spacious Rondavels consist of standard, deluxe, and family units.

Rondavel features:

  • Private veranda (with comfortable chairs)
  • Private parking
  • Twin beds (with duvets)
  • Mosquito nets
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Coffee/tea making station
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat-screen
  • WiFi Internet


The a la carte Calabash restaurant is stylishly furnished with a touch of modern charm and serves a union of good African dishes. The outdoor boma offers the option of having a great braai or pizza, fresh from the wood-fired pizza oven.

The Misawa Health and Beauty Spa

The exclusive Misawa Spa offers holistic body and beauty treatments, provide relaxation in a magnificent surrounding of the tranquil bushveld.

Children's Facilities and Activities

  • Two swimming pools
  • Jungle gym with a slide that ends in the water
  • Small petting farm
  • Kids' lounge with several games, a PlayStation, and movies on a big screen
  • Kids' restaurant with a kiddies' menu
  • Fishing in the dam
  • Birdwatching
  • Mountain biking
  • Creative and fun activities
  • River safari, animal rehab excursion, Blyde River Canyon (for all ages)
  • Safaris in the Kruger National Park (from 6 years)
  • Walking (over 12 years) and biking (over 16 years) safaris in the Kruger National Park
  • Babysitting

Safari drives through the Kruger National Park, South Africa

There are many exciting activities to enjoy in proximity to the lodge. Guests enjoy day trips, short getaways, and even longer excursions into the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park. The events are accompanied by the lodge's experienced guides. From adrenaline filled adventure to relaxed, leisurely outings or family-oriented activities, the activities on offer provide a fantastic experience for both young and old.

Below detailed information about the Sefapane Lodge & Safaris is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Mosquito net
  • Plasma TV screen
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone


Calabash Grill - Sefapane Lodge

The Calabash Grill at the Sefapane Lodge, Limpopo, serves a menu bursting with South African flavors. The restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner while a kids menu is also available.

Spa Facilities

The Misawa Spa at the Sefapane Lodge in Phalaborwa, South Africa, is named after the local Tsonga word for Earth. This unique spa offers a variety of health and beauty treatments using local and natural products.

Relaxing spa treatments at the Sefapane Game Lodge can be enjoyed in the guest's rondavels or the hotel's lush gardens.

Kruger Park Safaris
  • Morning safaris with a picnic breakfast in the Kruger National Park
  • Full day safaris with a picnic breakfast and lunch in the bush
  • Evening safari with bush-braai
  • Sunset game drives with sundowners
  • River safaris with coffee and cake, water and juice
  • Birding safaris
  • Full day bush walks with a picnic breakfast and lunch in the bush
  • Morning or afternoon bush walk with either a picnic breakfast or a sundowner drink and snacks in the bush
  • Morning and afternoon mountain bike safaris with a picnic breakfast in the bush or a sundowner drink and snacks in the bush.
  • Panorama Route-Blyde River Canyon: View some of South Africa's most spectacular scenery as you visit the Blyde River Canyon with sites such as God's Window, Three Rondavels, and Bourke's Luck Potholes as well as Graskop and Pilgrim's Rest
  • Animal Rehabilitation Tour: Learn about wildlife conservation at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center in Hoedspruit. Here you can see cheetahs, wild dogs, ground hornbills, lions, birds of prey and leopards up close.
  • Birding Exercise: The Birding exercise takes place at Sefapane Lodge, and guests can view resident birds, water birds, and migratory birds for 2 hours
  • Canopy Tour: Slide through the forest on a zipline while overlooking spectacular waterfalls.
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Astronomy Show: View the moon, planets and constellations through a Meade computerized telescope
  • Amarula Lapa: Factory tours and tastings can be enjoyed here.
  • Water Sports: Numerous water sports activities can be found in the area surrounding the lodge including river rafting, kayaking, tubing, and waterfall abseiling.
  • Endangered Species Centre / Cheetah project: Enjoy a daily guided tour of this private research and breeding facility in Hoedspruit.
  • Swadini Reptile Park: View snakes, lizards, legumes, monkeys, turtles, spiders and crocodiles.
  • Local nougat factory
  • Agatha Crocodile Ranch
Cultural Tours

Guests staying at the Sefapane Lodge near the Kruger National Park enjoy a cultural tour to visit the local people who live and work in the surrounding areas.  Travelers can visit a local school, clinic, radio station and a shebeen.


Guests have the opportunity to enjoy fishing on the dam at the Lodge.

  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Garden
  • Golf course
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Safari drives
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
Children Activities
  • The Sefapane Lodge in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is a child - friendly lodge which is free from dangerous animals. A babysitting service is also on offer for little ones.

    Children's facilities and activities:

    • Swimming pool
    • Jungle gym with slide that ends in the water
    • Lounge with several games and a play-station
    • Dam for fishing
    • Mountain bikes and designated paths
    • River safaris (all ages)
    • Animal rehab excursion (all ages)
    • Open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park (6 and over)
    • Mountain bike safari in the Kruger National Park (12 and over)
    • Walking safari in the Kruger National Park (16 and over).
Social Responsibility
  • The Sefapane Lodge & Safaris in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is committed to ensuring that the local communities benefit from this game lodge.  

    The Sefapane Lodge has a permanent community development fund which has a strong focus on the elaboration of the youth in the area.

Available Rooms

Standard Rondavel

Whether guests choose a three star African Rondavel or a four-star luxury self-catering Safari House, the surrounding natural beauty makes for an unforgettable stay. The Standard Rondavels at the Sefapane Lodge are beneath beautiful shady trees, an area teeming with birdlife. The Standard Rondavels feature rustic African decor and are located near the lodge and its facilities.

Standard Rondavel features:

  •  Private veranda (with comfortable chairs)
  •  Private parking
  •  Twin beds (with duvets)
  •  Mosquito nets
  •  En-suite bathroom
  •  Fridge
  •  Coffee/tea- making station
  •  Radio
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Air-conditioning
  •  Flat-screen DSTV
  •  WiFi internet.
Single Room R1230
Double Room R1810

Delux Rondavel

Room features:

  • Mosquito nets
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Coffee / tea- making station
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat-screen DSTV
  • WiFi internet.
Single Room R1470
Double Room R2400

Family Rondavel

Room features:

  • Mosquito nets
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Coffee / tea- making station
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat-screen DSTV
  • WiFi internet.
Single Room R2400
Double Room R2400

Safari House

Easily sleeping 6-8 (some 10), each home consists of:

  • Spacious lounge
  • Satellite television
  • WiFi
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Internet ready
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • 3rd bedroom as a loft upstairs and 3rd bathroom downstairs
  • Wooden deck veranda with lounge and dining table & chairs, overlooking the dam
  • Outside shower
  • Double carport.
Single Room R3400
Double Room R3400

Sefapane Lodge & Safaris Specials

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

South African Residents may enjoy discounted rates at the Sefapane Lodges and Safaris for travel 1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019.

**Block out dates apply

Included in the rate:

  • Main Lodge:
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • River Lodge:
  • Full Board Rates includes DBB and lunch with 2 activities
  • River Lodge Activities:
  • Morning or Afternoon Safari into Cleveland Private Reserve Morning Bushwalk, Mountain bike safari, River safari or Cultural village Tour
  • Safari House:
  • Half Board (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • 1 Activity

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items not mentioned to be included
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019
  • Subject to availability, block out dates apply
  • Only valid for South African Residents
  • Children between 6-11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Children over 12  are charged as adults.
  • Main Lodge: Bed and Breakfast rates
  • River Lodge: Full Board rates
  • Safari House: Min 4 pax / max 8 - Half board rates.
  • Rate Code: SARESN

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -23.949486

Longitude: 31.151475


Direct route to the Sefapane Lodge from Johannesburg (550 km):

Pretoria N1 to Pietersburg
Pietersburg via R 71 Magoebaskloof to Tzaneen
Tzaneen R71 via Gravelotte to Phalaborwa.

Directions from Phalaborwa to the Sefapane Lodge & Safaris:

Follow signs to Phalaborwa, following the signs the indicate Kruger National Park
Second traffic lights, turn to the right on Copper Road.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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