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Bona Bona Game Lodge
Bona Bona Game Lodge offers an unique four star lodge experience in the fauna and flora rich Northwest Province in South Africa. This privately owned, luxurious lodge is nestled along the N12 Treasure Route and offers its guests an unforgettable experience through their tailored Bona Bona Game Lodge hospitality in true African comfort. When fully booked the lodge can accommodate 119 guests in-house.

Guest can enjoy mouth-watering cuisine next to the homely fireplace on cold winter nights. Bona Bona Game Lodge offer a wide range of activities for business travelers as well as families seeking a well deserved break, not too far from home. The predator park, game drives and encounters with rare species such as sable, rhino and buffalo will make your stay at Bona Bona Game Lodge an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation at Bona Bona Game Lodge
Main Camp
The Main Camp offers 21 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, all en-suite. The rooms overlook the bushveld where the waterhole is so close that you can hear the animals moving closer and guests are likely to view Rhino, Buffalo and Wildebeest here.

The Main Camp offers Executive rooms, Twin rooms, Double rooms, Family rooms and a romantic Honeymoon Suite. Bona Bona Game Lodge offers affordable accommodation in luxury style. The Lodge was recently refurbished and room were enlarged and finished with fine quality linen.

The Honeymoon suite is decorated and designed to provide a romantic and relaxing atmosphere. It has its own private exit from the spa, a private dressing room and a fully equipped mini hair salon. Brides from across the world have complimented Bona Bona Game Lodge on this unique set-up.

With the main focus being our guests peace and tranquillity we do not have TV’s in our rooms but offer a big screen TV in our entertainment area.

The lodge has a swimming pool and play area where children can play and cool down after a day filled with activities.

Safari House
Bona Bona’s Safari House is very popular amongst fun-seekers and those who like being close to nature. Decorated in a sophisticated blend of chic African designs our Safari House offers an unique stay for a family or a group of up to 10 people.

The three bedroom Safari House offers an intimate lounge and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. With the deck overlooking the waterhole powered by an old windmill, guests can see animals drinking close by.

Come and enjoy the homely atmosphere this house has to offer, entertain your guests at the warm fireplace in winter or unwind in the boma where millions of stars light the African skies . The Safari house offers a small splash pool where guests can cool down during hot summer months.

The Safari House is fully air-conditioned and is walking distance from the main lodge for guests that would like to dine at the Jakkals restaurant.

Stables
Because of Bona Bona Game Lodge’s popularity there was a demand for additional rooms. The creative and innovative Bona Bona team came up with an unique idea of revamping what was previously horse stables into luxury rooms with twin single beds and en-suite bathroom with shower.

These bed and breakfast units are 200 meters away from the Main Camp where guests can enjoy a spread for breakfast. The detail in which these rooms are finished reminds you of the country style in which colonialists entertained their guests. Guests are welcome to make use of the bar and restaurant facilities at the Main Camp.

Rest Camp
The Rest Camp is set in a secluded relaxed setting and is perfect for friends and family to reunite. The camp blends with its natural surroundings and offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding bush and planes. Experience the magic balance between comfort and the African wilderness while watching the cinders leap into the starry night from the fire in the open air.

The camp is fully self-catering and offers a spacious communal kitchen, lounge with TV and DSTV (guests are invited to bring their own Smart Cards), Lapa and entertainment area. The camp boasts 3 free standing chalets with en-suite bathrooms (shower and bath), it can accommodate 3 people per chalet. The house sleeps up to 15 guests and has 2 full bathrooms plus outside bathroom facilities. Fresh linen and towels are supplied. The Rest Camp is suitable for that unforgettable company team building or family celebration. The Rest Camp is approximately 2km from the Main Camp.

Bush Camp
For the adventurous guests whom are looking for an opportunity to experience nature in its purest form; smell the clean air, see the leaves unfolding to a new beginning and eagerly listen to the call of jackal and the African lion at night, we offer the perfect place: The Bush Camp.

This camp is a perfect mix of adventure and comfort without falling short of any facilities to make yours an enjoyable stay. Making use of 4×4 vehicles will definitely make your ride to this camp more comfortable and accessing this camp in a sports car is not recommended. With prior arrangement transport can be provided by the lodge.

The Bush Camp is fully self-catering and consists of 6 chalets each sleeping 2 people, a neat clean communal bathroom facility, a fully equipped communal kitchen, lounge and boma where guests often share memories and stories under African skies and braaivleis fires. The Bush Camp is situated 3km from our Main Camp.

Jakkals Restaurant:
Our Jakkals Restaurant is renowned for its mouth-watering cuisine, quality, well-portioned organic meals. Guests travel from far to visit and enjoy a meal while relaxing, overlooking the majestic views of the water hole and untamed African bush . Snuggle up next to our fireplace with a glass of wine from our carefully selected collection or enjoy a cocktail on our deck while watching rhino and plains game at the waterhole, Bona Bona Game Lodge will provide that “once in a lifetime experience” feeling.

We offer a delicious buffet breakfast or an a la carte lunch or dinner and for the connoisseur dining enthusiasts we offer a delicious African Fusion menu to choose from.

We are open to in-house guests as well as the public and cater for private functions such as weddings, yearend functions, farewells, birthday parties and baby showers. Bona Bona Game Lodge will soon be hosting live entertainment of local artists at our venue. Our Jakkals Restaurant is open daily from 7h00 to 21h00. Bookings are not a prerequisite. The restaurant can comfortably seat 50 people.

Safari Spa:
Wind down and pamper yourself at our spa. Our treatments promises an African experience in style, for you to rejuvenate and to indulge in complete relaxation. The natural aroma’s of the locally produced Ruah range will enhance your senses while you are pampered with the best aroma oils. The spa treatment menu includes a full range of body and beauty treatments by one of our highly trained and experienced therapists. Indulge in a 60 minute Hot Stone Massage or rejuvenate while having an Anti-aging facial. Bookings are essential and couples and children are catered for.

Conference Facilities:
Our Royal Sable Lounge is designed with the ultimate luxury in mind. Catering for small groups (6 people) it is perfect for private business meetings. The lounge offers privacy and comfort and will be sure to impress any clients! We offer various packages that will suit every need. Lunch is served on our deck with a view of the bushveld – perfect for refreshing your thoughts after a long meeting!

We offer an unique conferencing facility and activities to make every work retreat or company getaway an unique experience. We offer free Wi-Fi, big screens for presentations, a fully equipped conference room, breakaway rooms as well as an open air breakaway facility. The venue was built to overlook the untamed African bush and allows candidates to inhale clean fresh air while coming up with innovative strategies. The Eland conferencing facility can host 40 people and all staff are trained to offer assistance in making your event successful. Situated not too far from the Jakkals Restaurant delegates can easily have lunch or after work drinks to get to know each other better.

We offer customized packages created to cater for each clients need and requirements.
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Facilities & Services:

  • Honeymoon Couples
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Other
  • Conference facilities
  • Other
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Other
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Other
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Other


Bona Bona Game Lodge Activities:

- Bush Picnic
- Game Drive
- Predator Drive
- Visit Ruah
- Helicopter Rides

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Bona Bona Game Lodge Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


The place was right where we want. The Safafi house was excellent for a family of 8 with private swimming pool. The sound of wild animals and smell of plants was much stress relief for festive season holidays. Definitely will book again.
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 Reviewed by Palesa Fisher on 3 January 2017

My daughter stayed at Bona Bona and after the battery of her car went flat, I phoned reception and they assisted us immediately which has put us at ease as we are staying in Thabazimbi. Nearly thought I had to drive all the way to Bona Bona. Thanks very much to all the personnel for such quick response.
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 Reviewed by Danie Taljaard over a year ago

Die ontvangs, gesellige kuier saam met die eienaar, die kos en slaapplek sal my verseker laat teruggaan na Bona Bona. Ons geselskap het die ervaring as baie goed ervaar!
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 Reviewed by Schalk Coetzee over a year ago

Very good & nice place.
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 Reviewed by Lucas Vlaardingerbroek over a year ago