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Limpokwena Nature Reserve is situated in an oasis of Fever Trees, Sausage Trees and the ever present Mopane Trees. Set on the banks of the Makalakwena and Limpopo Rivers, Limpokwena Nature Reserve has over 350 recorded bird species which would keep any keen birder occupied for hours by simply taking a stroll through the camp grounds.

Our lodge is best suited for family groups looking to get away for a while and regroup, or couples wanting to spend some quality time together in a tranquil and relaxing environment. Limpokwena Nature Reserve is a small, unassuming lodge that prides itself on simplicity and appreciating the wilderness from a new perspective.

Take a game drive with our knowledgeable guide who will introduce you to the small intricacies of nature that often go unnoticed; track an elephant who may paid us a midnight visit; or take a night drive to discover the nocturnal life that surrounds us in our sleep with the chance at spotting Porcupine, spotted Hyena, or the ever elusive Leopard.

Relax, rejuvenate and unwind at Limpokwena Nature Reserve - bringing you closer to the Wilderness.

Accommodation at Limpokwena Nature Reserve:
The lodge has 4 en suite chalets as well as a small family cottage.

The chalets consist of a queen sized bed and an en-suite shower and toilet facility. All the rooms are also equipped with air-cons and ceiling fans. The units are free standing, and surrounded by gardens.

Each chalet can be equipped with up to 2 additional twin beds per room for families, on request.

The family cottage consists of 2 rooms with an upstairs loft area and can sleep up to 6 adults comfortably. There is a bathroom and shower en-suite as well as a full bathroom with shower and bath facilities.

The kitchenette consists of a fridge, with a counter-top stove, and microwave. There is also a private braai area in front of the cottage.

The main lodge consists of a communal kitchen, which is fully equipped and can cater towards large family groups. There is also a communal lounge and dining room area.

There is also a communal swimming pool for the warm summer days.




From: 2024-07-01
To : 2024-07-31

Area Info:

The area is rich is diversity and the scenery along the river frontage is breathtaking.
Mapungubwe Game Reserve is locate 96kms from Limpokwena and can be visited as a day trip from Limpokwena by travelling via Alldays and towards Mapungubwe.


- Game Drives
- Bushwalks
- Fishing

Clothing and Accessories:

Summer temperatures are warmer, so we would suggest cool cotton clothing for during the days, with sun hats or caps. Bathing costume is also recommended.

For game drives or bush walks, we would recommend sun hats, sunblock, closed shoes as there are thorns, and a light jacket for the drive back to the lodge, at sunset.

For winter months, the mornings and afternoons can get quite cool, so we would suggest layers of clothing that can be removed as the days warm up.

Health and Climate:

Low risk malaria area - we would recommend mosquito repellent for the summer months.

Rooms and Units Available:

Cosy, private chalets set in the beautiful lush gardens. Can sleep up to 4 persons per room.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Family Cottage
Family cottage consisting of 2 downstairs bedrooms with a comfortable upstairs loft. Small kitchen, dining room and outside BBQ facilities available. 2 full bathrooms and 1 upstairs toilet. Sleeps up to 8 people
Sleeps 6 Adults

Island Camp
Exclusive tented camp on a remote Island in the Limpopo River. The camp is open and unfenced, with shared ablutions and kitchen area. This camp is best suited for experienced campers only, with tents, and basic furnishings supplied.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Wild Camp
The Wild camp is ideal for experienced campers with self-campers. Set on the banks of the Limpopo River, mobile ablutions and cold water shower fed by a 500L Jojo tank are provided. There is no electricity, signal or WiFi at the Wild Camp.
Sleeps 10 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Tswana / Sotho
Swimming Pool
4x4 Routes
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

- More than one month prior to check-in date: No forfeit - full refund
- 22 to 30 days prior to check-in date: Forfeit 25% of the deposit
- 15 to 21 days prior to check-in date: Forfeit 50% of the deposit
- 8 to 14 days prior to check-in date: Forfeit 75% of the deposit
- 1 to 7 days prior to check-in date: Forfeit 100% of the deposit
- Non-arrival or early departure: No refund - the total booking value is forfeit / payable


* Take the N1 North through to Pretoria, and then on to Polokwane.
* From Polokwane, take the R521 through Dendron, Vivo and on to Alldays.
* Go through Alldays on the Swartwater/Tolwe Road (R572) (the last chance to stock up on basic supplies) and after approximately 4kms, there will be a turn on your right onto a district road, signposted as Dardenellen Rd (There is a Limpokwena Nature Reserve sign on the left)
* The condition of this road varies, and so we would suggest continuing on the R572 until you reach the 2nd right turn.
* After a further 15kms on the R572, you will take the 2nd right turn off at the large Limpokwena signboard.
* Follow this gravel road until you reach a T-junction. At the T-junction turn left.
* Follow the road until you reach a single lane bridge over the Magalakwena River.
* After the bridge, the entrance to the reserve is on the right.
Please ensure you have received the gate access code for access to the reserve.

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Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 0-3 years of age are free of charge. We do not provide cots so please ensure you bring along your own cot.
Children 4-12 years of age are 50% of the adult rate.
All children are welcome to participate on game drives, however times may be allocated accordingly to that we can accommodate a family orientated game drive.

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  • Accommodation Type: Caravan park, Game Lodge, Private Game Lodge and Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM