- Street: Waterberg
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- Listed: August 20, 2013 8:24 pm
Entabeni Safari Conservancy, is situated in the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. Less than a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22 000 ha malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and wide open grass plains. This is separated from the lower plateau by 600 metre high cliffs. The lower escarpment is about three degrees warmer and comprises sandy wetlands.
Entabeni offers far more than the usual game sightings of the Big Five. Experience scenic helicopter flights, stargazing in the observatory, sunset lake cruises and a variety of game viewing activities.
North of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and blessed with magnificent mountain scenery, Limpopo Province now offers game viewing in a malaria-free region. Several generations ago, this area was home to a variety of wild animals, like giraffe, impala, bushbuck, lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant and many more. However, the requirements of man the farmer and hunter resulted in the depletion of this area in favour of cattle farms. Thankfully, the process has been reversed, and areas in the important Waterberg biosphere have been restocked with game.
In the heart of the Waterberg’s Big Five country, Entabeni is aptly named – the place of the mountain in the local language. Covering more than 22 000 hectares of bushveld, ravines, savanna, sandy wetlands and wooded hills, it offers various types of quality accommodation and a flexible daily programme, including game drives and guided walks with a ranger, and with optional extras such as a visit to a local Pedi village, horse riding adventures, helicopter flights and meals on Hanglip Mountain, sunset boat cruises, children’s eco-educational programmes and beauty treatments.
Because of the 5 different ecosystems within the reserve, game viewing and bird watching are most rewarding in terms of the variety of species to be seen, identified by knowledgeable and friendly rangers. The upper escarpment is predominantly grassland dominated by the most beautiful crags, while a drive down between the cliffs, where a gurgling stream beckons, takes you to the warmer sandy wetlands of the lower escarpment.
Entabeni Safari Conservancy offers gracious, air conditioned conference rooms equipped with state of the art equipment, are situated at Lakeside and Ravineside Lodges with a smaller facility situated at Wildside Safari Camp. All facilities have breakaway areas situated in gardens with beautiful views of the Waterberg Mountains, open plains or Lake Entabeni to create a serene and relaxed atmosphere.
The Upper Escarpment conference facilities are located at Lakeside and Ravineside Lodges with a smaller facility situated on the Lower Escarpment at Wildside Safari Camp. All facilities are air conditioned, offer standard equipment and have breakaway areas situated in gardens with beautiful views of the Waterberg Mountains, open plains or Lake Entabeni.
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|Ravineside Lodge||Lion Room||30||48||60||48||12|
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Hangklip Mountain Lodge
This alluring lodge evokes the romantic Africa of yesteryear. All luxury suites, furnished in African Baroque style, have private sun decks with breathtaking views across the wetlands and vast open plains. Enchanting gardens provide a paradise of foliage and tranquility.
- Game Drives & Bush Walks
- Horseback Safaris
- Helicopter Flights
- Quad Bikes
- Swimming Pool
- Private Viewing Decks
- Wellness Centre
- Wine Cellar
Safaris & Activities
Game drives or walking safaris, undertaken by highly trained rangers, offer the privilege of up-close Big Five game viewing.
Diversity on the reserve is astounding, with more than 55 large mammal species, 300 flowers, 50 grasses, 140 trees, 380 birds and innumerable insects, reptiles and amphibians.
Our bush camps are situated in the midst of the reserve so visits by lions and other beasts are an expected and accepted part of every day. This reserve is one of those places where you do not need to search for animals, as plains game is plentiful, with at least 15 different antelope species.
Lions are seen almost daily, and are such successful hunters that they can afford to leave some morsels for the Verraux’s Eagles, which have cleverly filled the scavenging niche on the reserve.
Rhinoceros are common on the reserve, and share the grass of the open savanna with the nocturnally feeding hippopotamus.
The Leopards in the Waterberg Mountains are known to be some of the largest on the continent, and these beautiful but secretive animals are seen quite regularly on the reserve. Small antelope such as the nimble Klipspringer sometimes fall prey to them. Brown Hyaena and Black Backed Jackal are the main members of the clean up crew, with the Hyaena’s detecting prey by scent from distances of up to 14 km away.
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