Ravineside Lodge

Ravineside Lodge

Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Ravineside Lodge

Entabeni Safari Conservancy


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Encounter the supreme wildlife of Africa at the 22,000 hectare malaria-free Entabeni Private Game Reserve reserve, situated in the beautiful Waterberg mountain range less than a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg.

Guests can also experience scenic helicopter flights, horse riding, hot air balloon flights, quad biking and sunset lake cruises. There is also the opportunity to visit the Pedi Cultural village, giving guests an authentic glimpse into the lives, celebrations and traditions of one of South Africa's indigenous tribes.

The rangers often encounter lion on game drives, and the elephants that roam the reserve and make for awesome viewing. Rhino are very frequently encountered. The ever elusive leopard can also be seen if you are lucky, and even a fleeting glance is a privilege and definitely a highlight of any safari. There are also an amazing variety of birds on the reserve, with as many as 380 species in the summer months.

Ravineside Lodge comprises of tranquil thatched wooden lodges on stilts with bird's-eye views. Each lodge has 3 or 4 luxury en-suite bedrooms with an African ethnic theme. A private open plan lounge and bar area extends to the open sundecks. The bedrooms are situated some distance from the main lodge and guests need to be transported between their rooms and the main lodge facilities. There are 22 rooms in total.

Meals can be enjoyed in the main lodge dining room and bar area, both with fireplaces, or outside in the Ravineside boma, in the shade of a 100 year old Fig tree.

Due to the location of the rooms and the number of stairs to climb, this lodge is not recommended for the elderly or for families with small children.

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Our standard rates for a Standard Room
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 May 2019 to 31 August 2019 GBP 113 USD 142 ZAR 2,030 EUR 126 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 September 2019 to 31 October 2019 GBP 140 USD 176 ZAR 2,514 EUR 156 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Entabeni Conservation Levy (pp per stay)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP 4 USD 6 ZAR 80 EUR 5 pp per stayStandard1+ nights

Rates Include

All meals; the Conservation Levy; and morning/afternoon game drives are included. Other activities are an additional cost.


Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on normal game drives, but can participate in the Little Legends Children Programme whilst their parents are out on their drives (additional cost).

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve.

Situated in a malaria-free area, Ravineside Lodge is the ideal environment for families, and offers the Little Legends child programme - a range of fun and educational activities, especially suited to children.

Specific activities offered here are a mini ranger course - including tracking and spoor reading, tree and bird identification, animal dung identification, water purifying and star gazing.

Children are also taken for picnics and swims in the natural pools and in the evenings, a special table is set where the rangers join their smaller guests for dinner and story telling.

Other activities like horse riding and visits to the Wildlife Centre and the Pedi Cultural Village are available on request. ::


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Directions For Drivers

Important Notice: It is recommended that guests follow these directions instead of relying on a GPS as game fencing restricts access to certain roads in rural areas.

From Johannesburg: Take the N1 North Highway from Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg). Keep on the N1 through the Carousel and Kranskop Tollgates. Travel a further 32 km on the N1. Take the Mookgopong (Naboomspruit) R101A offramp/exit (Route 289).

Drive 8 km to Mookgopong. Turn left at the 2nd set of traffic lights in the town centre (R520) into Nelson Mandela Road. Continue on the R520 for 11 km until you reach a T-junction. Turn left and continue for 500m and turn right at the Marken sign. Keep on the tar road for 24 km. The road becomes a gravel road.

Continue on this road for another 21.5 km. You'll see an Entabeni sign on the righthand side. Turn right and drive 3.3 km on a dirt road until you reach the security entrance gate.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

Should you require any assistance en-route, please contact Entabeni Safari Conservancy on +27 (0) 14 743 6000 or +27 (0) 15 453 9000.



General Information For Guests

All rooms have a telephone, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar (stocked on request), ceiling fan, wall heater, and an electronic safe.

The bedrooms are situated some distance from the main lodge and guests need to be transported between their rooms and the main lodge facilities.  Guests call the main lodge from their room to request collection.

A laundry service is available - additional cost.

Additional activities available at Ravineside Lodge aside from morning and afternoon game drives include bush walks, horse riding, mountain biking, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, golf, visits to the wildlife centre, scenic helicopter flights and cultural tours. These can be prebooked in advance or upon arrival - costs on request. Please note there is a minimum number of 8 guests for the balloon flight, so this is reliant on other guests also wanting to do the activity unless your group size is 8+.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks in the reserve. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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