spreads over 13 000 hectares (32 120 acres) of pristine bushveld/savanna and rare indigenous forest in the Waterberg mountains in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.
Being part of a UNESCO Biosphere, Kwalata’s mandate is to promote and sustain a multi-usage, thriving wilderness habitat. Thus Kwalata is, all at the same time, a safari lodge, a high-conservation wildlife sanctuary, a protected forest, a sustainable hunting preserve and an adventure holiday destination.
Take exciting game drives in our open top safari vehicles which allow unobstructed views of an abundance of plains game as well as four of the ‘big five’. Have fun quad biking, do a spot of tranquil fishing, canoeing, birdwatching or, if you prefer, just relax while taking in the panoramic view from a cliff-top swimming pool.
Kwalata’s team of highly professional staff will guide and assist in every aspect of your stay with us. Luxurious accommodation, helpful staff and a top chef will ensure you are comfortable throughout your stay at Kwalata.
Accommodation at Kwalata Wilderness:
There are two fantastically situated lodges at Kwalata Wilderness – Valamanzi and Zingela, and each has its own outstanding atmosphere. Both are designed with one objective – your comfort and pleasure. Rooms are fully serviced and equipped with all the modern conveniences.
Since each camp offers its unique style of comfort, we help you choose which one to stay at based on your preferences, making sure you stay in the African setting of your dreams.
Children are most welcome.
Valamanzi meaning ‘Near the water’
Valamanzi is the main camp and is child-friendly for family get-togethers, perfect for couples with children and private individuals. This gorgeous wooden camp offers something different as the cosy lodges are built on stilts. Sun decks provide a birds-eye view over the beautiful dam, it is not just the fishing enthusiasts that will think they are in heaven.
Besides its pool area, lush lawns, ‘lapa’ (chief’s enclosure) with an open-pit fireplace as well as a dining area and bar, this camp also offers fully equipped kitchens, allowing you the option of self-catering should that take your fancy.
A large playground area is provided to entertain the children.
Valamanzi can accommodate 21: - There are 3 chalets overlooking the water – each includes: one double bedroom, one bedroom with a 2-bunk bed and a loft bedroom, kitchenette, lounge and viewing balcony. Each sleeps 5 people.
The main house with two spacious bedrooms, one kingsize and one queensize, and two bathrooms. There is also a lounge, kitchen, and a large balcony overlooking the dam. A bedroom with three single beds is located adjacent to the main house.
Zingela meaning ‘The Hunters’
Zingela is as luxurious as it is natural. Shaded under a canopy of huge fig trees this double-storey lodge has been constructed entirely from local stone and indigenous wood – pure rustic luxury. Some of Zingela’s great features include a gorgeous swimming pool area, lush lawn leading from a lapa, bar and dining area. This camp is wonderful for groups of people.
Built in a semi-circle, life at Zingela gravitates towards the huge log fire-pit at the center of the camp. This area provides the perfect place for a shaded afternoon doze or an evening spent sitting around a mesmerizing blaze sharing bush tales.
Zingela can accommodate 14: - On the upper level, which has a wrap-around deck with sweeping views, there are 5 bedrooms:
One large double-bed room with en-suite bathroom and huge bath with a view, and 4 bedrooms each with 2 single beds, and sharing two bathrooms, one gents and one ladies. On the ground floor are two double-bed bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms.