Honeyguide Ranger Camp
is located in the magnificent Entabeni Reserve in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. The reserve is part of the Waterberg Biosphere, one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and is perhaps the most beautiful area in Southern Africa.
With water all year round, magnificent scenery, ravines, canyons, waterfalls, as well as the Big 5, you cannot help but to fall in love with this un-spoilt corner of the South African wild. This reserve is true gem for game viewing as well as birding. It is outside of a malaria zone therefore a perfect family holiday destination, a place to get away from it all and to enjoy nature as it was meant to be enjoyed.
The Climate is typical of that in the highlands with cold nights especially from May to September, but lovely sunny days all year round. This is an amazing safari option as it is located within an easy three hours road transfer from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
We have strived to create an authentic and comfortable safari atmosphere close to the wildlife with artistic luxury. There is a lovely pool for your enjoyment and an open air bar for your relaxation purpose.
Children of all ages are welcome but please note that there is an age limit for children allowed on game drives and walks.
Please do note that as the lodge is unfenced, parents will need to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their children.
Accommodation at Honeyguide Ranger Camp:
The accommodation consists of 13 newly renovated, elegant canvas tents built on wooden decks.
The tents are elevated above the ground and have private bathrooms with open air showers. Each tent has a thatched roof with a private terrace where you can sit on your safari chair, sip a drink of your choice while gazing at the stars or watching the animals pass by as they roam through the unfenced camp.
The furnishing are classic: it consists of a double or two single beds, (2 of the tents are suites / family rooms), included is a closet space for you to unpack and feel at home in the bush; a correspondence area was also incorporated into the room so that you can write to friends and family to share your wonderful experiences.
Meals are served in the restaurant and to ensure that you have the best experience possible we offer a few dinner options: Dinner can be enjoyed in the restaurant or outside next to the bon fire and; something everyone must do at least once - an authentic Bush Dinner; out in the bush under the African Sky sparkling with numerous stars, bright as can be.
When to go to Honeyguide Ranger Camp:
The camp is open to visitors all year. Game viewing is at its best the dry Winter (May-October) as animals congregate around water holes and the lack of foliage and grasses gives you a clearer view. But it does get cold at night and during the morning game drive, so pack accordingly. For bird watching, summer (December-March) is best: the rivers are full, the bushveld is lush, and there is no shortage of materials for food, nesting and hiding. This is prime holiday season in South Africa, but it can get seriously hot. Autumn (April-May) is also good for birding but probably the worst months for bigger game. In spring (November-December) you can spot lots of new-borns.
Honeyguide Ranger Camp Activities:
Ranger Camp offers guests’ game drives in new open game viewing vehicles in the early morning and late afternoon/evening Late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks, with views of the breath-taking Yellowwood Gorge where the road twists down the escarpment between cliffs, waterfalls and forests.
Larger game frequently sighted in the reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion and hippo.In between meals and drives, use your photography skills to watch and capture through your lens the game and birdlife while relaxing by the pool or during a guided walking safari through the deep bush, accompanied by an experienced, armed ranger; it can be hot work, but it’s very exciting – seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesn’t seem to compare.
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Bird watching from a newly built hide opposite a watering hole
- Hiking and walking safaris
- Plant life/flora and footprint tracking
- Private guided tours
- Safaris in a private conservancy
- Wildlife photography
- Moonlit authentic boma dinners
- Picnic lunches
- Bush Sundowners
- Helicopter Rides