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Ditholo Game Lodge is located on a private 1100 ha malaria free wildlife estate. Popular attractions are our resident family of Hippos, multiple Antelope species and an enviable diversity of Birdlife.

Experience the peace and harmony of Ditholo Game Lodge while soaking in the tranquility of the African Bush. Enjoy sundowners over the waterhole on our unique Viewing Deck, take a Game Drive with our experienced ranger or just immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings.

The lodge mainly caters to Small Groups, Couples and Families, the Lodge lends itself to a more intimate and personalised guest experience. We pride ourselves on making sure that each and every guest gets to experience the African Bush the Ditholo way.

Ditholo Wildlife Estate is a private and secure Game Reserve that prides itself on being at the forefront of wilderness management, species repopulation and diversification. Careful attention is paid to the carrying capacity of the Estate and suitable species and quotas are carefully monitored. The Estate is part of and a fully accredited member of the Wildlife Ranching Association of South Africa.

Strict Homeowners covenants ensure that a minimum impact or footprint is left in the developed areas of the Estate, ensuring minimum intrusion into the biosphere.

Ditholo is home to:
Hippopotamus, Sable Antelope, Buffalo, Blesbok, Kudu, Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Gemsbok, Impala, Bushbuck, Duiker, Brown Hyena, Steenbok, Waterbuck, Warthog, Ostrich, Rooi Hartebeest, Eland, Blue Wildebeest, Porcupine, Genet, Caracal, Serval, Civet, Honey Badger, Mongoose, Bush Baby, Vervet Monkeys, Aardvark and the occasional Leopard.

The Estate covers 11 00 hectares of lush scrub veld, woodland and savanna with an impressive selection of endemic trees and flora. There are excellent quality dirt roads that allow easy access to all parts of the Estate, however due to the policy of non intrusion only electric vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists are allowed to freely explore the Estate. The only motorised vehicle in use is for Guided Game Drives and the routes are carefully chosen to give guests the best possible experience without putting too much pressure or interfering with the animals and their natural behaviour.

The Estate is malaria free.

Game Drives at Ditholo Game Lodge
Nothing beats the thrill of seeing African Wildlife up close, experience animals behaving naturally in an unspoiled and free environment. Our fully certified and qualified game ranger makes each game drive a rewarding and educational experience.

Game Drives at Ditholo include a short pre drive introduction to the animals and potential sightings, once aboard, the vehicles have a compliment of refreshments, multiple pairs of high quality binoculars, a guide book to mammals and spoor and of course the famous Roberts Bird book. Upon returning to the lodge guests are welcome by a scented refresher towel.

Ask our staff about taking an adventurous night game drive where a completely different world comes to life, nocturnal species become active and you never know what you may see.

Walking Trails at Ditholo Game Lodge:
Ditholo has clearly marked trails for the nature enthusiast that wishes to explore and enjoy the natural tranquility of the African Bush. For ease of use the lodge has a walking trail and a separate tree trail with clearly marked identifiers. Our game ranger is also available for those wishing to arrange a guided bush walk through the estate.

Escape the stresses of city life by reconnecting with nature at the beautiful Ditholo Lodge, surrounded by lush indigenous bush that is home to a rich selection of Africas wildlife.

Ditholo Lodge is home to more than 250 species of birds and is full endorsed by BirdLife South Africa . One of the most unique and endearing features of Ditholo is the waterhole that is home to our resident family of Hippos, that can be viewed right from the safety of the lodge.

Accommodation at Ditholo Game Lodge:
Our Standard Rooms feature 2 separate beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar (stocked on request) and Flat Screen TV.
In-room amenities include
- TV with selected DSTV channels
- Fan
- Hairdryer
- Room Service
- Laundry Service
- Bathroom Amenities

Our Deluxe Suites have a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar (stocked on request) and Flat Screen TV.
In-Room Amenities Include
- Wireless internet
- Flat Screen TV with selected DSTV channels
- Room Service
- Laundry Service
- Hairdryer
- Bathroom Amenities

Our Family Suite sleeps 4 People and has two separate bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms with shower. The suites have a lounge with a Flat Screen TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan and mini bar (stocked on request).
In-Room Amenities Include
- Room Service
- Fan
- Hairdryer
- Laundry Service
- Bathroom Amenities
- Flat Screen TV with selected DSTV channels

Swimming Pool
The Lodges swimming pool is surrounded by chez loungers with umbrellas. The pools central location makes it a popular relaxation and gathering spot, poolside service is available.

Bird Watching
The Lodge is a birdwatchers paradise, with an elevated viewing deck and a thatched blind overlooking our water features. Ditholo is a fully accredited and recommended BirdLife South Africa establishment.


Enjoy a glass of wine or a casual sundowner, while overlooking the Hippo pool and surrounding water features. The Viewing Deck is a popular relaxation area for people to gather and enjoy the elevated views and panoramic vistas.

Romantic dinners are a popular option for those wishing privacy and intimacy. The viewing deck can be reserved for romantic dinners, private dining and special functions.

Rooms and Units Available:

Standard / Deluxe Rooms
Amount of similar units: 15
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

50% pre-payment will be required upon the booking date to confirm the reservation. Failure to charge your credit card will result in your booking being automatically cancelled and will result in a higher price charged upon check-in. Please ensure the same credit used to make this booking is produced upon check-in. The 50% reservation amount is not refunded for cancellations within 7 days of arrival. Please note any refund will only be done on the same credit card used to book the reservation. All extras must be settled prior to departure. Ensure that you have your South African Identity Document or Passport when checking in. I have read and accepted the terms of the privacy policy attached to this reservation. For more details please visit –

 Property Cancellation Policy

The guest shall be charged 50% of the entire stay if cancelled after the booking is made. If cancelled within 14 days of arrival, 100% of entire stay shall be charged.

 No Shows

Full cost of stay will apply.

 Child Policy

A maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 sharing with 2 parents are accommodated free of charge but pay for meals. You must specify the number of children and their ages when making your booking.0-6 Years : no charge if sharing with adults. 7-12 Years 50% of Meal if Sharing with adults will be charged at check-in. 13 years and older will be full rate.

No Shows - Full cost of the stay.

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