Swartberg Private Game Lodge is an expansive and luxurious farm style property situated in a wildlife estate at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain Range amidst the Klein Karoo. The estate borders the Swartberg Reserve, part of the Cape Floristic Region and a World Heritage Site.
The exclusive use game lodge provides guests with the opportunity to immerse themselves and explore the serene and ecologically diverse Karoo Wilderness from the comfort of a restored colonial style lodge.
The estate is malaria free and boasts an abundance and variety of wildlife including the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Eland, Nyala, Lechwe, Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbuck and Impala.
The lodge is styled with meticulous attention to detail and comprises of a large well equipped farm-style kitchen which beckons the cooking enthusiast, an outside dining area with braai facility and mountain views, a spacious and large indoor dining room, a comfortable lounge with satellite television, a well-stocked library, and a crystal clear pool for that leisurely swim on hot summer days.
Expansive patios provide the ideal location to enjoy the sunny days and take in the beautiful view of the mountain and the lapa, with open fire pit, provides a perfect scene for sun downers or to enjoy a spectacular night sky away from the impact of city lights.
Accommodation at Swartberg Private Game Lodge:
Each of the five en-suite bedrooms are beautifully appointed and spacious, drawing inspiration from the surrounding fauna and flora. The rooms are made up with twin or king sized beds and equipped with all linen and towels, swimming towels, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, personal safes, ceiling fans, luxury gowns and toiletries. Sleeper couches can provide additional bedding for children sharing with adults in the larger rooms, without impacting on their spaciousness.
A maximum of 10 guests are accommodated in the five rooms, however special arrangements may be made for additional accommodation.
The lodge is serviced daily by our staff..
A rich and diverse environment awaits you. Enjoy the full diversity of the landscape and its wildlife on a game drive (one game drive daily is included in the rate). Free of large predators, there is a unique opportunity for the more energetic to explore on foot and the area is ideal for mountain biking.
A limited number of quads are available for guided outriders. The estate is home to nearly twenty species of large mammal, including the largest antelope of all, the Eland. Kudu, Nyala, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Blesbok, Springbok, Impala, Lechwe and Giraffe are easily viewed, among others.
The endangered Cape Mountain Zebra is well established. The vegetation varies from Mountain Fynbos to Succulent Karoo and Renosterveld. Protea species can be found in the higher-lying areas, while aloes dominate the landscape on the lower slopes.
Most plants flower in the spring, while the protea species tend to flower in autumn, and the bright aloe flowers light up the landscape in winter. The rich floral diversity attracts a wide variety of birdlife, from sunbirds to raptors to Blue Cranes.
- 25% of booking value if cancellation less than 60 days prior to arrival.
- 50% of booking value if cancellation less than 50 days prior to arrival.
- 100% of booking value if cancellation less than 14 days prior to arrival.
- Follow the N2 to Swellendam. 11 km after Swellendam, take the turnoff left marked R324 Barrydale. Continue 15km, through the village of Suurbraak, and take left turn marked R324 Barrydale
- Continue 17 km through the Tradouw Pass. At T]junction with Route 62, turn right. Continue approx 130 km, passing through Barrydale, Ladismith
- 13km beyond Calitzdorp, take left turn marked first Red Stone Hills, then Kruisrivier. The road is gravel from this point. Travel for 16km.
- At the grey house with white trimming, turn right at the sign marked gKango Grotteh. 7km further you will reach the Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate, Lodge Gate on the left.