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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

Wonderful African Experience.
Tony S

We felt a real sense of loss on having to leave Lakeside Lodge as we so loved every aspect of our stay here.
Our rooms were undeniably well used as were most of the structures on site, but we weren't expecting a
Ritz-Carlton in the bush!
Regular incursions by elephants and thieving Vervet monkeys probably doesn't help too much!
The food was good, fresh and plentiful but I must admit to a doubt about the crocodile at one bbq!
The ranger/drivers were particularly professional and keen to impart their considerable knowledge not only of the wildlife but of signs, tracking, plants and a host of other interesting insights.
The game drives were not only rewarding in the matter of sightings but quite adventurous, the steep and rocky
descent of the gorge leading to the lower reserve being particularly so.
We saw most of the animals and birds that we had hoped to see and some quite memorable action.
We were blessed with lovely weather, although I imagine that serious rain would have been welcomed locally.
After eight great days we were finally very sorry to be "Out of Africa". (But hoping to return one day).

Wonderful exoerience
JohnJen27

We have just finished a visit to Entabeni / Legends game lodge in the Waterberg area of South Africa.
We found the food at the wild side camp to be exceptional value and the staff were both courteous friendly and helpful.

The game drive in the evening was amazing, possibly the best ever with Piet our ranger

Much much more to experience here and well worth a visit

Beautiful place!
Jy V

We really loved your stay at Entabeni! The food, rooms and game drivers were perfect. Our ranger Noddi (?) was the best! He told us so much about the animals, plants and habitats. I liked the game drivers at Entabeni more than at Kruger.
I really recommend a stay at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy.