is situated in the centre of the Reserve and is a true oasis surrounded by bush and mountains. Our gem of the Bushveld is an ideal retreat for the more refined traveler who prefers both privacy and exclusivity.
The Lodge offers up-market accommodation options for both the local and international traveler, catering for different needs, budgets and tastes.
Kaingo offers a truly unique combination of excellent nature viewing in unsurpassed scenery, with a diversity of indigenous fauna and flora, rolling plains and majestic cliffs.
It is one of the few reserves that can offers luxurious accommodation and top notch service yet maintain the balance between the ecological integrity of the large natural landscape and the well being of the animals throughout the year.
The Reserve offers large unspoil wilderness areas where the discerning nature lover can experience the best of the Waterberg in its original state, and the only tracks are those made by indigenous animals in their natural habitat.
The Mokolo River, meaning deep and silent
in the Tswana language, threads its way along its’ thirteen kilometre route through the Reserve until it settles briefly in the Mokolo Dam, before continuing its timeless passage towards the mighty Limpopo River.
The mighty Mokolo river has left behind massive cliffs, sandy beaches, natural causeways, potholes and waterfalls, all surrounded by breath-taking beauty.
The diverse landscape with three distinct topographical areas -plains, valleys and hills, and mountains - is rich in natural beauty, natural history and never ending views, and hosts a diversity of indigenous fauna and flora.
We are so much more than just a game reserve - with thirteen kilometres of water frontage along the biggest river in the Waterberg, with direct access to the biggest dam in the Waterberg, with the most space per person per hectare in the Waterberg, with the most pristine wilderness areas in the Waterberg, and with the most diverse landscapes.
Where else on one exclusive Game Reserve can the discerning traveler participate in a myriad nature based tourism activities, such as birding, elephant tracking, fishing, 4x4 game drives, hiking, lion tracking, kloofing, star gazing, rock art tours, picnicking, swimming, walking, photographing or simply just relaxing in five star luxury while we do all the work?
Accommodation at Kaingo Private Game Reserve:
The Lodge has six deluxe rooms, one executive suite and four standard rooms, together catering for a maximum of 24 guests. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, an electronic safe, a mini bar fridge and hairdryer. The rooms also offer a choice of satellite television channels.
The executive and six deluxe suites all have their own private decks (for a romantic dinner for two) with views across the luscious gardens, which can also be utilized for family picnics.
Exclusivity is a Reality
The Lodge can also be taken on an exclusive use basis, whereby a single party has private use of the entire lodge, game viewers and all facilities.
Kaingo Private Game Reserve Activities: Game Viewing
The reserve boasts a large variety of sought after game including leopard, lion, hyena, elephant and buffalo, while other naturally occurring wildlife species such as giraffe, kudu, zebra, wildebeest and impala roam the open plains.
There are a host of other creatures, many of which are to be seen at night, with honey badger, aardvark, pangolin, caracal, and porcupine often spotted on a regular basis.
Crocodile and the occasional hippo frequent the river and the dam, which also are home to a variety of fresh water fish including kurper, barb, yellowfish, catfish, tilapia and bass.
Our Guides are all highly qualified and have extensive experience in Big 5 reserves, and will ensure that your safari experience is unsurpassed.
In addition to offering game drives, wildlife and other natural history experiences, particular attention is given to activity based, adventure loving, comfort seeking, nature tourists who want to learn more about wildlife and those who appreciate the outdoors and the comfort of our home from home.
The birdlife is prolific and the reserve is a birdwatchers paradise with a variety of eagles, nightjars, sunbirds, flycatchers, bee-eaters, shrikes, starling, hoopoe, kingfisher, storks and too many others to mention.
Kaingo has created various Botanical Routes, where guests can either walk or be driven, by one of qualified guides, to view some of the magnificent flaural species that are found on the Reserve.
Rock Art Tours
The Reserve is extremely rich in history, with many San and Pedi (Northern Sotho) rock art sites dating back to the dawn of man.
Kaingo Private Game Reserve Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Summer temperatures can reach as high as forty degrees, so bring a hat and plenty of sun block. Summer time is also our rainy season.
During the winter months, daytime temperatures are generally in the mid twenties, but nights are chilly.
Health & Climate:
Kaingo is situated in the malaria free Waterberg.