The lodge is on a beautiful parcel of unspoiled bushveld, with dense and abundant gardens and 2 dams. It has an African style combined with luxury, which gives you a home away from home feeling as well as a great bush experience.
Next to 1 of our 2 splendid swimming pool is a sunken bar. The restaurant, with open kitchen, serves breakfasts, lunches and divine la carte dinners. Our special kids program offers: the kids lounge, where children have fun, watch television, play games and can eat from the kiddies menu.
There is a small petfarm and playground. Our Spa is decorated in a real African atmosphere and will give you an excellent relaxing experience through facials or massages. Besides that there is internet available, a laundry facility, safe parking, bar fridges, braais to rent, 24/7 reception and security. There is also a conference centre and we have a wedding venue.
Get married in our lush tropical gardens, in our African style boma or on the middle of the Olifants River on a river boat. Have a lovely lunch or wedding dinner prepared by our chefs in the middle of the bush, or under the palm trees and a star-lit sky around our pool. Let our choir sing to you and traditional dancers entertain you after you said `I do`.
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
-Phalaborwa Mine Excursion (available only on Fridays by special request)
Amarula Lapa, for factory tours and tasting (in and around February is the season)
In summer and winter some of the safari times will change.
Summertime: October March
Wintertime: April September
Route description Johannesburg to Phalaborwa Via Tzaneen.
- 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.
Sefapane offers a selection of accommodation styles carefully designed to cater for every guest and every pocket.
All rooms are Air-conditioned and offer cool sanctuary from our endless summer! Irrespective of your choice of accommodation style; African Rondavel or Luxury (self-catering) Safari Home, you will be enchanted by the natural beauty of this location.
The rondavels are ideal for the slow and soft adventure travelers whilst the safari homes are ideal for families with children and can easily house two families at a time.
The kids will love the Sefapane Junior Safari Club so check out the option of membership for those eager little inquiring minds and energetic bodies.