- A family friendly tented safari lodge located close to Johannesburg.
- Located within a big 5 game reserve.
- The Entabeni Game Reserve boasts a legendary 18 signature golf course, as well as the highest and longest Par 3 in the world – the Extreme 19th.
- Big FiveYes (Buffalo in separate enclosure)
- Off RoadNo
- Camp FencedNo
- Child PolicyAll Ages Welcome
- PoolYes - at the main area only
- SPATented Spa
- AirconFans only
- Cellphone SignalYes
- Malaria AreaNo
LocationEntabeni Game Reserve, Waterberg Region
3 hours by road from Johannesburg
15 Luxury Tents
Rates & Special Offers
Deals By Date
Discounted rates for groups of 12 adults or more are available on request.
- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges and a minimum 3 night stay may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
- Community Levy of R 75 per person per stay applies. Payable directly at the lodge and subject to change.
- There will be a supplement of R 500 on the per person sharing rate per night for single accommodation. (Subject to change)
- Child rates are available on request. Please contact your BushBreaks consultant for a quote.
- Children must be 6 years and older to do the full Safari Game Drives / Bush walk.
- Children under 6 years can do a junior drive around the Honeyguide camp perimeter as well as a junior safari walk with a Ranger.
- As the camp is unfenced the rangers take them around a smaller area and they get to experience a safari on a smaller scale.
About Honeyguide Ranger Camp
The Honeyguide Ranger camp is located in the “Place in the Mountain” Entabeni reserve which is situated in the glorious 22 000 hectare, malaria free, “World Heritage” Waterberg Bio-sphere reserve.
The camp offers breath-taking wildlife experiences, including the Big 5, rewarding bird watching, stargazing, superb cuisine and service excellence. With the five different ecosystems within one reserve, the big game viewing, rich variety of wildlife and exceptionally beautiful scenery promises an extraordinary safari holiday.
Honeyguide Ranger Camp, consists of 13 newly-renovated luxury tents built in canvas on wooden decks.
The tents are elevated above the ground and have private bathrooms and showers in the open air. The furnishing is quite classic and consists of a double bed or two single beds (two of the tents are suites / family rooms), chair, desk and closet.
The food is a highlight and it’s a communal affair, usually served outdoors at a long table, with log fires and torches to create a really authentic bush feel. Simple homemade dishes, using predominantly local produce, are plentiful and exquisitely presented.
- Mosquito net
- Terrace/balcony (private)
- Reading material
- Bottled water and homely comforts
- En-suite bathroom with toilet & shower
About Entabeni Safari Conservancy
The Waterberg offers a mosaic of exceptional scenic landscapes, a fascinating cultural heritage, an abundance of wildlife species and many nature-based tourism opportunities. Vaalwater is the central village of the Waterberg area, the heart of the Bushveld region. The Waterberg is more than three million years old and is often described as South Africa’s best keep secret. Its rugged beauty, incredible vistas and diversity in plant and animal life has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the biosphere reserve known as the Waterberg Nature Conservancy.
The Waterberg range incorporates many rivers, streams and swamps, and stretches for 150 kilometres in a long arc from Thabazimbi in the West, Nylstroom in the centre to Potgietersrus in the east. Apart from the spectacular scenery of the Waterberg Mountain Range itself, there are many game sanctuaries, nature reserves and farms. The 75 mammal species inhabiting the area include big game such as elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo. The African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident, and the area is a birdwatcher’s paradise with more than 300 bird species to see. The beauty of this unique wilderness is only enhanced by its characteristic bluish hue. The multiple hot spring resorts dotted across the area provide a soothing remedy for aching muscles and tired minds. The Waterberg region is a true South African gem.
Please note, the Entabeni Game Reserve is currently running a disease-free Buffalo Project housing the Buffalo of Entabeni in a separate enclosure with the reserve. You may come face to face with some of Africa’s most unpredictable, dangerous yet majestic animals. Watch them feed from the safety of a game viewing vehicle while you learn all about why the buffalo has earned its place as one of the famous Big 5 and what this special project entails.
- Activities on site or nearby include at an additional cost:
- Bird watching from a newly built hide opposite a watering hole
- Hiking and walking safaris
- Plant life/flora and footprint tracking
- Private guided tours
- Safaris in a private conservancy
- Wildlife photography
- Moonlit authentic boma dinners
- Picnic lunches
- Bush Sundowners
- Helicopter Rides
Directions from Johannesburg/Pretoria
Take the N1 North Highway from Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg). Keep on the N1 through the Carousel and Kranskop Tollgates. Travel a further 32km on the N1. Take the Mookgopong (Naboomspruit) R101 off ramp. Drive 8km to Mookgopong (Naboomspruit).
Drive straight through the town of Mookgopong on the R101A (29km) until you reach the Doorndraai/Sterkrivier turnoff. Turn left and continue for 22km until Haakdoring turnoff. Turn left and continue for a further 10km on a gravel road until you reach a circle. Turn left at the circle and travel 6km on a gravel road, turn right at the Ranger Camp sign.