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Over the last quarter of a century, Sefapane Lodge and Safaris has become a Limpopo institution and a destination in and of itself.  Never resting on its laurels, Sefapane Lodge and Safaris is always innovating in order to present its clients new activities and opportunities for travel, culture, wildlife and adventure.

We are proud ambassadors for Ba-Phalaborwa and long-term believers in its potential as both a gateway and base camp for expansion into central and northern Kruger and beyond.

Original Dutch-owners Jan Willem and Patricia Sterk’s vision for an oasis on the edge of the iconic Kruger National Park has blossomed under the guidance of Bertens, who first visited Sefapane as a student, before taking over the lodge more than two decades ago.

With each passing year, we’ve learnt more about this special part of South Africa, more about our guests and what they’re looking for, more about ourselves and the business we want to become.  We want to thank and reward our regular visitors this year and, attract lots of new ones.

Facilities at Sefapane Lodge and Safaris:
We have 2 sparkling swimming pools, large ponds where fishing can be arranged on a catch and release basis, and a number of tranquil spots in our tropical garden where you can read a book, watch birds, or chat with friends and family.  We also have an open-air restaurant serving delicious meals, the Tusk Bar, where friends have been gathering for decades, and the Misava Spa, where you can really relax and unwind under the care of our trained therapists.

Our curio shop stocks the best local crafts, we have a boma, an 80 seater conference room and a 40 seater conference room.

Clothing and Accessories:
When departing for any safaris into the Kruger National Park from Sefapane
lodge, please be advised to wear dark colours such as brown, black and khaki instead of bright colours.
Activities:

Evening Safari (Summer: 17h00-20h00hrs; winter: 16h30-19h30)
A game drive with an open 4x4 vehicles into the sunset. After sundowners, when the night falls, we look for nocturnal animals with spotlights. With sundowner drink and snacks during the drive.

Evening Safari with Bushbraai or Braai at Lodge (Summer: 17h00-21h30hrs; Winter: 16h30-21h00)
A game drive with open 4x4 vehicle into the sunset. After sundowners, when the night falls, we look for nocturnal animals with spotlights. In the bush: the traditional braai is served around the campfire at a private location in the Kruger National Park. A minimum of 8 persons apply. Or at the lodge: after your drive a traditional braai is served at the Lodge.

Full Day Safari (05h45-16h00)
Set out at dawn for a full day of game viewing in an open 4x4 vehicle with an experienced guide in search of the wildlife. This includes a picnic breakfast and lunch in the bush.

Morning Safari (06h00-12h00hrs)
Set out at dawn for a safari in an open 4x4 vehicle with an experienced guide in search of the wildlife. This includes picnic breakfast in the Kruger National Park.

River Safari (07h15 11h30hrs) (Summer: 14h15-18h30hrs; winter: 13h45 18h00)
Enjoy a cruise along the banks of the Olifants River, amongst hippos, crocodiles and a variety of other drinking game and birds. Coffee and cake, water and juice are provided on the cruise.

Bike safari, MORNING OR SUNSET (Summer: 05h00-09h00hrs; Winter: 05h30-09h30) (Summer: 15h30-18h30hrs; Winter: 15h00-18h00)
Two experienced game rangers will guide you on a mountain bike through the bush for a close encounter with Kruger National Parks wildlife. In the morning this includes a picnic breakfast in the bush and in the afternoon this includes a sundowner drink and snacks in the bush.

Bushwalk, MORNING (Summer: 05h00-09h00hrs; Winter: 05h30-09h30)
Two experienced game rangers will guide you through the bush for a close encounter with Kruger National Parks wildlife. This includes a picnic breakfast in the bush.

Bushwalk, SUNSET (Summer: 15h30-18h30hrs; Winter: 15h00-18h00)
Two experienced game rangers will guide you through the bush for a close encounter with Kruger National Parks wildlife. This includes a sundowner drink and snacks in the bush.

Culture & Village Tour (09h00-12h30hrs) (14h00-17h30hrs)
Experience the African culture. This interesting tour takes you to villages in the Phalaborwa area where various aspects of authentic and modern day of Africa will be highlighted.

Panorama Route-Blyde River Canyon (08h00-17h00)
Spend a full day discovering some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery. This tour will take you to the Blyde River Canyon with spectacular sites such as God’s Window, Three Rondavels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Graskop and Pilgrim’s Rest are on the itinerary as well (including entrance fees, excluding lunch).

Animal Rehabilitation Tour (08h00-17h00)
The Moholoholo Rehabilitation center in Hoedspruit offers you a unique change to learn about wildlife and conservation while experiencing the animals up close. See cheetahs, wild dogs, ground hornbills, lions, birds of prey and even leopards! The afternoon is spent in the spectacular Swadini area visiting the Blyde Dam. (Including entrance fees, excluding lunch).

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS & SOFT ADVENTURE:
Golf at Hans Merensky Country Club
Enjoy playing a game of golf at the 18-holes Hans Merensky Golf Course, where the game of the Kruger National Park is often seen! (Strictly Golf attire)
Only 5 minutes from Sefapane Lodge, with complimentary transfer.
- 9 holes
- 18 holes
- Golf clubs hire for 9 holes or 18 holes possible
- Golf car hire for 9 holes or 18 holes possible

- Hot Air balloon flights
- Astronomy show
- Phalaborwa Mine Excursion (available only on Fridays by special request)
- Amarula Lapa, for factory tours and tasting (in and around February is the season)

Please note:
In summer and winter some of the safari times will change.
Summertime: October March
Wintertime: April September

Cancellation Policy:

-  3 to 4 weeks before arrival: 50% payment
-  2 to 3 weeks before arrival: 75% payment
-  1 to 2 weeks before arrival: 100% payment

Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Spa
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Garden
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Xhosa / Zulu
Tswana / Sotho
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Playground
Swimming Pool

Sefapane Lodge and Safaris is a Hotel in Phalaborwa Limpopo South Africa
Directions:

Route description Johannesburg to Phalaborwa Via Tzaneen.
From Johannesburg:
- Take N1 to Pietersburg. From Pietersburg take R71, past Tzaneen and Gravelotte, to Phalaborwa. Follow the signs towards Kruger National Park Gate - Phalaborwa.

- After entering Phalaborwa, at the second set of traffic light, turn right. Sefapane Lodge is situated on the right-hand side 200 metres on. Distance : approx. 500 km Time : approx. 5 hrs Via Blyde River Canyon (Panorama Route).

- From Johannesburg take N12 to Witbank. Continue on the N4 and turn off at Belfast (R540), via Dullstroom to Lydenburg. Take preferred route Long Tom Pass towards Sabie (R37) via Graskop through Blyde River Canyon (R532).

- Follow the Abel Erasmus pass, through the Strydom Tunnel in the direction of Hoedspruit. Take turnoff PhalaborwaTzaneen (R36) and the first turnoff to Mica (R526).

- Continue north, past Mica (R40), to Phalaborwa. Follow the signs towards Kruger National Park Gate - Phalaborwa. After entering Phalaborwa, at the second traffic light, turn right.

- Sefapane Lodge & Safaris is situated on the right-hand side 200 metres on. Distance : approx. 550 km Time : approx. 6 hrs People travelling via air transport will be fetched free of charge from the Phalaborwa airport and transferred to Sefapane Lodge.

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Rooms and Units Available at Sefapane Lodge and Safaris

Our nine hectare estate is studded with mature, indigenous trees, large ponds and lush tropical gardens.  All the accommodation is carefully positioned to provide guests with the space and privacy to enjoy the environment, and each other’s company.

Family Rondavel

Spacious accommodation with three bedrooms in total.  There are 2 twin bedded rooms and one room with bunk beds.  There is also a private veranda overlooking the tropical gardens.

Sleeps 6 Adults

Luxury Rondavel

This rounded room with a grass-thatched roof, traditionally known as a ‘rondavel’, is styled in an African theme.  The room is set in a tropical garden.  Each room is equipped with mosquito nets, air conditioning and an outside seating area.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Rondavel

This rounded room with a grass-thatched roof, traditionally known as a ‘rondavel’, is styled in an African theme.  The room is set in a tropical garden.  Each room is equipped with mosquito nets, air conditioning and an outside seating area.

Sleeps 2 Adults

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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM