Kololo Game Reserve is situated in the beautiful province of Limpopo, South Africa, in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere. Kololo borders to the Big 5 Welgevonden Game Reserve (located approximately 200 m from the reception and restaurant). Vast, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this is a fascinating destination with a rich cultural legacy and a natural splendour.
A malaria-free area and home to a large variety of game, Kololo is a perfect safari destination. Visit neighbouring reserves and view the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, or enjoy a sneak preview over the fence, from the comfort of your chalet at Kololo. Visit neighbouring reserve Welgevonden Game Reserve (of which Kololo is also part) and view the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo - or enjoy a sneak preview over the fence, from the comfort of your chalet at Kololo.
Kololo is a popular Limpopo game reserve and is conveniently situated only 3 hours from Johannesburg International Airport.
Accommodation at Kololo Game Reserve
Accommodation features upmarket villas (indoor kitchen and living room) and chalets (outdoor kitchen and veranda), positioned in the pristine bushveld so privacy and relaxation is guaranteed. The restaurant and bar has two lookout decks providing unparalleled views of the bush. Mouth-watering dishes are served by the resident gourmet chef. In addition, there is a swimming pool, a resident game ranger offering guests both game drives and walks, babysitting services, ADSL/Internet access, air charter flights, airport transfers. Mobile phone access is available around the reception area. Kololo welcomes people with impaired mobility: chalet Kudu is completely wheelchair friendly.
Kololo Game Reserve is situated in Limpopo, the northernmost province of South Africa, in the heart of the protected Waterberg nature area, close to the village of Vaalwater. From Vaalwater it is another 36 km drive of which 29 km on an untarred road. From Oliver Tambo International Airport it is about 3,5 hours’ drive.
The reserve covers 3,000 hectares and is malaria-free and child-friendly. It owes its name to the Kololo, the Sotho name for Klipspringer, a small antelope species. We carry the Kololo with pride in our logo. The reserve offers a wide variety of nature and animals. Rocky hills, rivers, forests, and savannah are home to giraffe, kudu, impala, baboon, zebra, warthog, eland, birds (more than 300 species) and much more.
Kololo is fairly centrally placed in the Waterberg area, allowing visitors to explore a wide range of attractions on either day trips or short excursions. These include many options for Big 5 game viewing, horseback safari’s and hiking and biking. Below an overview of the activities on Kololo and in the Area.
- Game drive on Kololo
- Hiking & cycling on Kololo
- Bush braai & bush breakfast
- Bird watching
- Various activities for groups with special interests
Activities in the Area
- Welgevonden Game Reserve
- Big 5 Game Drive Welgevonden (3 hours)
- Welgevonden Full-Day Game Drive (6 hours)
- Horseback Safari
- Family and kids programs
min 2 pers.
These chalets are all in close proximity of the restaurant and pool. Some are hidden in the lush African bush, others are situated on beautiful lawns, surrounded by age old Syringa trees. All chalets have a veranda or terrace for those who want to experience the true African outdoors.
min 3 pers.
These 2 bedroomed villas are ideally suitable for a family with 2 kids or 4 adults. From the veranda/terrace you have a beautiful view over Kololo and Welgevonden.
min 5 pers.
These villas are beautifully situated on the outskirts of Kololo. The verandas offer a beautiful view over the mountains of Grootfontein and Welgevonden and the plains of Kololo where you can see an abundance of wildlife.
Deluxe Villa Kings
min 3 pers.
This is a spacious villa, with a separate dining and living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all electrical appliances. The villa has its own swimming pool and a boma (outdoor barbeque). The terraces have a thatched roof and offer a magnificent view of Kololo and Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Situated on beautiful lawns, surrounded by trees. This chalet sleeps two and has an open-plan sleeping/living area with a fireplace and an en-suite bathroom. It has a fully equipped, open plan kitchen.
This villa has a living area with television, fully equipped kitchens, terraces, a private swimming pool, boma with barbeque and offers 3 double en-suite bedrooms. Nightsbridge limitations, the website does not reflect the correct price for 5 or 6 persons.
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Payment is to be made in full no later than 30 calendar days prior to arrival.
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Cancellation of less than 30 calendar days before arrival will result in the cancellation of your booking and the forfeiture of any amounts already paid including the deposit. You will, however, remain liable for the full amount of the booking.
Take the R21 north to Pretoria(Tswane). Closer to Pretoria turn off from the R21 onto the N1 and continue north past Pretoria direction Pietersburg(Polokwane).
Turn left on the R33 to Nylstroom (Modimolle) at the Kranskop toll gate. Go through Nylstroom and through Vaalwater(Mabatlane) (Do not turn right on R33 to Ellisras in Vaalwater - continue straight to Bulgeriver/Thabazimbi) and 8km after Vaalwater turn left on the Bakkerspas road (there is a sign to Kololo).
Drive 29 km on a dirt road and find Kololo’s gate on your right. Total distance from Airport to Kololo about 280 km.