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What We Love

  • A full-board, authentic camp stay with daily game drives in the wildlife-rich Entabeni reserve The chance to go on two safari game drives per day, led by an expert ranger
  • Staying in an authentic tented chalet in Entabeni Private Game Reserve, with all dining included
  • Dining in a relaxing al fresco setting, by a roaring fire

What To Know

  • Animals roam the ground freely – for this reason, you need to be escorted to and from your hut in the evening
  • On game drives you'll catch sight of lions, cheetahs, rhinos, elephants, and more
  • Just to clarify: there's no WiFi
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Overview

An unforgettable, traditionally-themed safari adventure in Limpopo, staying in a luxury tented chalet - full board and game drives included

The Lowdown

Entabeni Safari Conservancy, rightfully dubbed ‘The Place of the Mountain’, is situated in the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere. A three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22,000 hectare malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. A gravel road leads up to this Big Five reserve, within which you’ll find five lodges – each comprising a unique blend of luxury and tradition, and perfectly set in different locations across the reserve.
You’ll be staying at the Wildside Safari Camp, which offers 20 ethnically-designed chalets within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. From your thatched roof chalet, you’ll get to soak up the unspoilt wilderness of this malaria-free reserve. Beyond these, you’ll also find an open lounge and bar area, as well as a boma (enclosure) with roaring open fire, for relaxing and enjoying traditional fare.
The impressive wildlife experience at Entabeni is home to over 55 mammal species, 300 plants species, 380 bird species, as well as a wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians, which all co-exist in five spectacular diverse eco-systems. You’ll encounter the supreme wildlife of Africa from open-vehicles, in two safari game drives per day with qualified rangers. When you’ve ticked all the right animals off your must-see list, there are also two golf courses, a beauty spa, guided star-gazing, horse-back safaris, helicopter rides and bush walks available here.

How to Get There

Wildside Safari Camp
3 Kms from the Haakdoring Turnoff
Limpopo, 0510 South Africa

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 109 Reviews
Bucket List Travel
Reviewed 1 month ago

What an amazing experience! Absolutley wonderful! Our Ranger was so knowledgable, professional and dedicated.
We made the most of our short time and we were able to see and experience it all.
The staff, food, and accommodations were lovely. We were a small group of 8 and we were exclusive to Ravineside. We had the place to ourselves!
The weather was cool in the morning and evenings and warm during the day. No bugs at all. In the evenings we enjoyed a nice fire, hot chocolate and apple cider...just took the chill off.
The night sky was like nothing I have ever seen before! Great opportunity for star gazing.
On our last evening the Entabeni Choir serenaded our departure, what a nice touch.
We were sad to leave but have such amazing photos and memories to cherish.
Would love to definatley return in the future!

FOOD AND SERVICE LEFT A LOT TO BE DESIRED.
Reviewed 4 months ago

We stayed here for three nights at the beginning of February 2019 and although the Lodge itself was nice and the Game Drives were good, we could not say the same about the food. It all looked very nice and the 'hot' food was sitting on high flames also making it look appealing but looks can be very deceptive, the actual food inside the cooking pans was virtually stone cold at every occasion. It may suit some people but it does not suit me as I like my hot food to be hot! There was very little choice and even when I could revert to just having a salad, sometimes there weren't even any tomatoes to be had. One evening they had put the pudding out and this should have been accompanied with custard. No sign of the custard and we had to ask 5 times before it appeared - when it did eventually appear that was also stone cold.
On our last morning they did a packed breakfast for us as we were facing a 7 hour drive to our next Lodge and it was very poor, not the standard one would expect from such an establishment. There was a distinct 'lack of interest' attitude which really tainted the whole Safari experience.

sibling adhoc outing
Reviewed 5 months ago

This place is beautiful guyssss....it's very peaceful and still has a fun factor to it.The food was amazing ,the guides for the activities were very friendly and professional. the game drive and lion tour were the highlight of my trip. The braai menu for all Legends properties is not the best but that's the only negative for me. the property is beautiful and the mountains -breathtaking.

Excellent holiday destination
Reviewed 5 months ago

I used to be part of staff member of the Legends and I was so pleased to see how Entabeni management and staff still holds the gold medal in customer service and excellent hospitality. Keep up the good legendary work 😘😘😘

Wasted potential
Reviewed 5 months ago

Our family visited this safari new years eve. We were blown away by the beauty of nature and the animals around, but the staff and management were not capable of providing even a basic care for us. My cousin was thrown from the Jeep and the "medic" put a bandage on the head wound, we took her the next day for stitches. The managers did nothing in the way of follow up or care for her or the rest of us.
We also made the mistake of going for a meal, which was cramped seating with no drinks getting food in the dark and finding out the majority was still raw inside.
Management was terribly unorganized and incapable. The staff were simply undertrained and lacked skills.
All this beautiful space was wasted by a staff and facility that was not up to the task of giving us (or you) as guests a experience to match or even come close.