From R790 PPS

Zenzele River Lodge

From R790 PPS



This beautiful 320ha game farm is situated in the most breathtaking malaria-free Bushveld region only a 85 km drive from Pretoria, set in the midst of a yellow monkey thorn tree sanctuary, situated in the Limpopo on the outskirts of Dinokeng. The ranch nestles between Rust de Winter Dam and the rolling hills of Gauteng.

The Elands River flows consistently throughout the year and offers a wide variety of over 70 species bird life, 5 fish species and an Otter family residing in the River.
Game drives offer the most spectacular view of different kinds of wildlife species and bird-life. Luxuriate in the peace and soak up the tranquility of the warm Limpopo Province.

Zenzele River Lodge offers diverse accommodation that caters for most guests' needs, from rustic understated comfort to luxury of the finest order. Relax around the boma with a cocktail and absorb the sights and sounds of the Eland River, dine sumptuously inside or outside overlooking the densely wooded valley. Bask in front of a glowing fire in the lounge during winter, in summer cool down in the delightful plunge pool and at night, retire to one of the eight deluxe chalets or one of the two family units. Zenzele River Lodge is pure unadulterated luxury, surrounded by the African Wilderness

Game Drives: Enjoy a 1.5 hour drive through the African Bush on an open air vehicle. With more than 20 species of wildlife and abundant bird-life to be viewed. Team Building activity on request for both men and women
Morning/ Afternoon bush walk
Mystic Monkeys Sanctuary: A 10 min drive to neighbouring farm...there you can visit the world renowned monkey sanctuary, which also has tigers and lions and abundant bird-life.

Authentic African cooking Experience:
Instead of a lodge dinner one evening, delegates go on game drive after afternoon conference session, where they are taken into the bush, divided into teams and prepare their own open fire dinner. The teams are all colour coded with different recipes, from a seafood starter made on the fire, to a traditional South African potjie, 'potbrood' and desert.
Let your natural talent and love for cooking lead you into an experience of a lifetime.
Savour the best of South African wines under the stars of the Southern African hemisphere. Ideal for Team Building activities or groups up to 22 people.
Bookings for groups in advance essential.


Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Biking
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Tours
  • Other




  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Average Response Time: 7 hours
  • Tourism Grading Council:
  • ****
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.


Rust de Winter Dam

Map Zenzele River Lodge in Bela Bela  Bushveld  Limpopo  South Africa

Guest Comments

Wonderful experience. Enjoyed every moment. Great staff.

What a fantastic surprise when we arrived. Best sleep out yet for this year.

The accommodation was good and clean however the food was not up to 4 star standard. We booked for 2 nights but left after the first because of the food - which was greasy and not well presented - the steak was mostly fat and sinewy, the omelette was raw.

Zenzele is a beautiful, peaceful retreat where one can relax in the privacy of your own lodge, set on the rivers edge. The river attracts many species of birds and other wildlife which makes your stay even more rewarding. The big bonus is that it is only one hour from Pretoria! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to escape Gauteng's rat race!

Zenzele Lodge is recommended as the service was excellent, it was my sisters birthday and Petro went out of her way to make it special.

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