Wildside Safari Camp
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
An unforgettable, traditionally-themed safari adventure in Limpopo, staying in a luxury tented chalet - full board and game drives included
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
We went to Entabeni for the day trip game drive. It is a truly stunning environment. The afternoon game drive was great. Saw a lot of animals and the guide was really knowledgeable. The drive in the vehicle was exciting since the terrain is really rough. Would definitely recommend this place for a game drive. We didn't sleep at this place but the lodges looked amazing (from the outside)
My husband and I visited Entabeni Safari conservancy just for a relaxed long weekend away from the busy city and it sure was a great weekend. We were already mentally prepared for the stretch of road of gravel that leads to the place, which was not too bad. On our arrival there were elephants that were having a party just outside the reception and rooms. The staff welcomed us very warmly, kept us in the loop via telephone about the status of the elephants outside as it was not safe to walk around and got the guides to fetch us from our rooms to the restaurant for supper since the elephants were still having a great time outside. The elephants ended up damaging the water pipe, thus we had no water in the evening throughout the night, but the problem was sorted out by the time we came back from the morning safari drive the next day. The safari guides, Solly and Magnificent, were just awesome, among all the other beautiful animals, we were able to find a pride of lions through the tracks they left in the sand, the lions were camouflaged by the tall grass and had it not been for our skilled guides, I doubt we would have found them. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, they made our stay a great one indeed. If you are looking for a great time away from the city, this is it.
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!