Nestled in south of Babanango Game Reserve, Valley Lodge offers a serene escape in nature. Its nine adjoining luxury rooms provide splendid views of indigenous gardens designed by horticulturalist Chris Dalzell. With a maximum capacity of 18 guests, the farm style lodge ensures a cozy experience. Unlike others, it is fenced off for safety, privacy, and exclusivity. Guests can enjoy panoramic views from infinity and splash pools or relax by the fireplace. The library offers books on local history and bird species. In the evening, the outdoor boma with a firepit creates a cozy atmosphere. The lodge’s culinary experience includes canape-style lunches, handcrafted cocktails, and traditional South African-style potjiekos and braais.
Babanango Valley Lodge has been thoughtfully designed with families in mind, creating lasting memories for guests of all ages. Parents can unwind in the inviting lounge area, enjoying delicious cocktails from the well-stocked bar while keeping an eye on their children as they splash in the pools.
As the day draws to a close, the captivating boma invites families and friends to gather around the crackling fire, creating a cozy atmosphere for sharing stories and savoring a delightful dining experience. It’s the perfect opportunity to bond and reminisce about the day’s exciting adventures, surrounded by the warmth of loved ones.
Additionally, the lodge offers a unique chance to explore South Africa’s captivating history. Located near the iconic battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, guests can embark on a full-day battlefield tour. A short drive of approximately an hour from the lodge transports visitors to these historic locations, where they can witness the heroic tales and pivotal moments of the past.
Immerse yourself in the landscapes where courageous battles unfolded, gaining profound insights into the country’s rich history. Babanango Valley Lodge provides a convenient and immersive experience, allowing guests to unravel the layers of South Africa’s fascinating heritage.
Valley Lodge offers guests accommodation in farm-styled rooms overlooking the picturesque Nsubeni River Valley with glistening granite koppies, sandstone cliffs and quartzite ridges stretching into the far distance where the White Umfolozi River flows. Visitors to Valley Lodge can enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the surrounding Babanango Game Reserve, which boasts 19,895 hectares of pristine wilderness waiting to be explored by conservation and nature enthusiasts. This rich area harbours abundant game species including Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Jackal, Buffalo, Hippo, Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Nyala, Mountain Reedbuck, and the elusive Aardvark and Aardwolf. Lion and Elephant will be introduced by late 2022.
Guests will have the chance to see abundant game species including Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Jackal, Buffalo, Hippo, Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Nyala, Mountain Reedbuck, and the elusive Aardvark and Aardwolf. Lion and Elephant will be introduced by late 2022.
Besides being home to an abundant species of game, our reserve is also home to 32 species of butterflies and 311 species of birds, including the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl and Narina Trogon. The Reserve is also home to Black Eagles, Lappet-Faced and White-Backed Vultures, Crowned Eagles and nine breeding pairs of Blue Cranes.
Guided nature drives are available from the lodge twice a day. Coming soon, guests can experience our Cultural Tours to the nearby battlefield of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
- Game Drives
- Walking Tours
- Copper Mine Tours
Valley Lodge presents a selection of opulent rooms, meticulously furnished with upscale amenities to guarantee an indulgent and delightful experience for guests. Every room is thoughtfully equipped with luxurious features such as heated bathroom floors and towel racks, ensuring a truly comfortable and pampering stay.
In-room Facilities: Babanango Valley Lodge sleeps 22 people in 9 luxurious suites. The Honeymoon Suite is set slightly apart from the rest of the lodge for extra privacy.
Each luxury air-conditioned room includes Wifi, tea and coffee-making facilities, along with sweeping views of the beautiful reserve. The lodge offers delicious meals from the on-site restaurant, with room service for those times when staying in your gown and relaxing is the only option.
Located closest to the lodge and pool area, the two deluxe rooms provide a convenient and accessible option.
Designed with families in mind, the two family rooms at Valley Lodge are more spacious and include a sleeper couch suitable for two children under the age of 12. These rooms are set away from the other accommodations and the pool area, providing a quieter environment for families to relax and unwind.
For those seeking a touch of privacy and tranquility, the luxury rooms are an excellent choice. These rooms offer splendid views of the garden.
The romance rooms at Valley Lodge are specifically tailored for couples looking to create a romantic getaway. These rooms feature a private balcony, a cozy day bed, and a private boma, allowing couples to enjoy their own secluded space and create memorable moments together.
- All reservations require a 20% non-refundable deposit to secure availability
- 25% surcharge for single travelers
- All deposits must be paid within 48 hours of making a reservation
- Full and final settlement of reservation must be paid no later than 30 days prior to arrival
- Any reservation made 30 days or less prior to arrival will require full settlement within 24 hours of making a reservation.
- 60+ days before arrival date – 20% of total reservation value (non-refundable deposit)
- 59 to 31 days prior to arrival date – 50% of the total reservation value
- 30 to 0 days prior to arrival date – 100% of the total reservation value
All reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure.
25% surcharge for single travellers.
All deposits must be paid within 48 hours of making a reservation.
Full and final settlement of a reservation must be made no later than 30 days prior to arrival.
Any reservations made 30 days or less prior to arrival will require full settlement within 24 hours of making a reservation.
Child policy 0 – 3 Free. 4 – 11 50% of adult rate. 12+ Adult rate.CANCELLATION POLICY
60+ days prior to arrival date – 20% of total reservation value.
59 – 31 days prior to arrival date – 50% of total reservation value.
30 days prior to arrival date -100% = total reservation value.
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LANSERIA INT. AIRPORT DIRECTIONS:
Take the N3 south out of Johannesburg for about 150 km.
After you pass through Villiers, take Exit 133 and turn left onto the R34 towards Vrede.
After 13 km, turn right onto the R103, then after 15 km turn left onto the R34.
Travel for 13.5 km to get to Vrede, then turn right to stay on the R34.
After 89 km, turn left and then continue straight for 12 km until you come to the N11.
Turn right onto the N11 and continue for 1.2 km, then turn left on to the R34 towards Utrecht.
After 75.6 km, continue straight onto the P54 over the Bloedrivier.
Travel for 39 km to the town of Nqutu, then continue straight onto the R68/Isandlwana Road.
After 37 km until you see a green sign D139 - turn left.
Proceed for 1 km and turn left at the signposted private road to Babanango Valley Lodge.
Children under 4 Years Old - Free of Charge
Children Age 4 to 11 Years Old - 50% of Rack Rate
Children Age 12 Years Old and Over - 100% of Rack Rate