"Umhlametsi"...meaning `one days water` is a place where time stops and life begins.
Nestled in the luxurious natural settings of the Limpopo Province, the Kwenga Safari Lodge is located within the Umhlametsi Private Nature Reserve which in turn is bordered by the World famous Kruger National Park.

The two non-perennial rivers that majestically meander through the area attracts a diverse variety of birds and wildlife, including Lion, White Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, Cheetah and other Africa game.
Visitors are exposed to the magnificent views of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains from the reserves` natural vantage points - perfect for romantic sundowners.

A visit to the Kwenga Safari Lodge is an experience that will touch your very being. Guests are exposed to the true Africa, they quickly adapt to the mystical rhythm of the Bush hence the quotation by a famous personality "a place where time stops and life begins."
A stunning waterhole is situated close by and is frequented by all of the Game species affording guests wonderful sightings whilst enjoying a cocktail on the Terrace overlooking the waterhole.

Dining under the African night-sky is an exceptional experience. At Kwenga, meals are served in the `boma` where you are wrapped in the intimacy of the galaxy of stars above. After indulging in the refined and varied cuisine, relax around the camp fire or indulge in a cocktail, or fine wine at the Bar.

Facilities include:
Fireplace; Communal Satellite TV; Fax & Internet Access; Airport Shuttle Service; Parking; Laundry Service; Garden Braai / Barbeque; Bar; Swimming Pool
R1650.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Wedding facilities
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Cots available
  • Library
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Tswana / Sotho
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • DVD and/or VCR


Kwenga Lodge is equipped with 8 luxury thatched chalets each beautifully appointed with ethic furnishings, draped in romantic fabrics that bring about an atmosphere that is truly African.

The beds are covered in subtle Percale cotton sheeting and finished with ultra luxurious Mohair blankets, giving guests lustful comfort.
Mosquito nets allow for a restful sleep while the overhead fans whisper gently to keep the pure African air circulating evenly in the room.

Generous bathsheets are provided in the en-suite bathrooms to complete the Safari Experience.

Each bedroom leads onto deep verandas that echo the ambience of an outdoor bush adventure.

Umhlametsi Activities:

Early morning and evening game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Safari vehicles and together with Guided foot Safaris are included in the quoted rates.

Walks and drives are conducted by qualified Rangers.

Sundowners are enjoyed at various breathtaking scenic spots.
All of our staff at Umhlametsi are experienced, qualified and dedicated to the conservation of the Reserve.

You are encouraged to experience a bush walk where you will be amazed by the intricate wonders of the African bush. This is where the Umhalmetsi experience is so different and dedicated.

The Rangers point out not only the Big 5 but all the other fascinating components of the Fauna and Flora that are often overlooked.

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Clothing & Accessories:

Bring sufficient sunscreen of a very high SPF level.

Health & Climate:

Consult your Doctor in respect of anti-malaria precautions needed.