A true African safari experience awaits you at Wildside Safari Camp, nestled against the cliffs of the Waterberg Mountain in the Entabeni Safari Conservancy.
Less than a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, guests can enjoy guided game drives and bush walks with qualified rangers.
Game drives offer guests the chance to encounter lion, rhino and roaming elephant. 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.
There is also the opportunity to enjoy scenic helicopter flights, hot air balloon flights, horse riding, quad biking and sunset lake cruises, or visit the Pedi Cultural village which will give guests an authentic glimpse into the lives, celebrations and traditions of one of South Africa's indigenous tribes.
The rustic, unfenced Wildside Safari Camp consists of 20 en-suite tented chalets, including 4 family tents as well.
Dining in the restaurant is an informal affair, where other guests soon become friends. The Wildside Boma is also used for those special evening meals around the open fire, while the pool area is ideal for light lunches.
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)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
GBP 4 USD 6 ZAR 80 EUR 5
pp per stay
All meals; the Conservation Levy; and daily 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, Wildside Safari Camp 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 visits to the Wildlife Centre and the Pedi Cultural Village are available on request.
Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 34 ratings
Wildside Camp was good, we had a lovely lodge and the guides especially Oliver was very good. It was very organised and slick and I have no complaints.
We really liked the camp and thought it good value for money with a can do, customer first attitude. The tents were brilliant and food good too. The safari guide was good and we saw nearly all the animals we wanted. Was fantastic, thank you so much will definitely use Travel Butlers again! Tempted to go back to Wildside as it was awesome and great VALUE!
Jenny the ranger was absolutely fantastic and really made the trip brilliant. Her knowledge on a wide variety of subjects was excellent and she was very personable too. This was my first safari/game park experience but the couple that were there at the same time said that they had never had such a good ranger before and that she was brilliant.
The other staff were also great and really friendly. Overall, a thoroughly good experience.
The best part was Entabeni. It far exceeded our expectations and I can not imagine having a better experience game viewing anywhere else. It particularly suited us as it is relatively small and seems much more family friendly than some others. Another family there had just come from Kruger and enjoyed Entabeni much more. We had a fantastic ranger who could not have done more for us and feel, that the more expensive options such as Madikwe would not have been better.
Wildside as wonderful as always. Would not hesitate to use Travel Butlers again. Thank you.
Very well designed package and exactly as expected. Entabeni was a fantastic recommendation. A lot of the people there were regular safari goers and spoke very highly of their experience as well. The personal service and ability to go off road after the animals was very much appreciated vs Kruger where you have to stick to the roads.
Wildside was amazing, loved everything about it, it was not too big so we felt at home and didn't want to leave! The 'tents' were lovely, the situation great, saw loads of animals, James our ranger was brilliant and we met lots of nice people. Staff all lovely and the food was good. Would highly recommend.
Wildside Safari Camp Location
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 (Naboomspruit). Pass through the town of Mookgopong (Naboomspruit) on the R101A (29 km) till you reach the Sterkrivier (Doorndraai Dam) turnoff (Legend Golf and Safari Resort signboard). Turn left and continue for 22 km till you reach the Haakdoring turnoff.
Turn left and continue for a further 10 km on a gravel road (passing the Legend Golf Resort roundabout) until you reach the big Entabeni Private Game Reserve sign on your right-hand side and 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 chalets have ceiling fans, outside patios, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, electric blanket, hair dryer, emergency light and an electronic safe. Minibars are available in all rooms and will be stocked on request only (additional cost for drinks) - please advise in advance if this service is required.
The Family chalets have both a bath and outdoor shower.
Guest facilities include an informal lounge, bar, boma, swimming pool, curio shop, spa and wellness centre.
Meals are usually served in the restaurant. The Wildside Boma is situated close at hand for those special evening meals around the open fire. The pool area is ideal for day time meals and light lunches. The Waterberry Picnic Spot and Marula Boma are perfect for that special 'Out in the Bush' meal experience.
Additional activities available at Wildside Safari Camp 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+.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the public area.
Credit cards are accepted.
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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