Entabeni Safari Conservancy


Overview

Entabeni Safari Conservancy, rightfully dubbed “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere. Approximately a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22 000 hectare malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. A gravel road leads up to this Big 5 reserve, complemented by five different lodges. Each lodge comprises a unique blend of luxury and African wilderness, perfectly set in different immaculate locations of the reserve. The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and wide-open grass plains. This is separated from the lower plateau by 600m high cliffs. The lower escarpment is approximately three degrees warmer and comprises of “sandveld” vegetation and a series of wetlands. It is a place where the lion still reigns as king and Mother Nature still mesmerizes with her power and beauty. Your modern African adventure starts here!

 

Entabeni Safari Conservancy Fact Sheet

Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Accommodation

Hanglip Mountain Lodge (lower escarpment)

Discover this exclusive lodge, evoking the romantic Africa of yesteryear. All luxury suites, elegantly furnished in African Baroque style, have private sun decks with breath-taking views across the wetlands, vast open plains and the alluring Hanglip Mountain. Perfectly manicured gardens provide a paradise of foliage and serenity. Total number of suites: 10

 

Kingfisher Lodge (upper escarpment)

Set on the banks of Lake Entabeni, this intimate, exclusive lodge entices guests outdoors onto its wooden decks. As the most luxurious of all the upper escarpment lodges, the ambience is inviting in the main lounge and dining area, with stylish décor and specially designed furniture. The cosy fireplace ensures a luxurious and relaxed atmosphere. The honeymoon suite features an exquisite four poster bed and a Jacuzzi bath with breath-taking views of the lake. The tranquillity of the lake and distant bush is nature at its undisturbed best. Total number of suites: 8

 

Lakeside Lodge (upper escarpment)

Set on the banks of the 1.7km lake, this thatch and stone lodge provides a memorable blend of luxury and wilderness with the awe-inspiring Entabeni Mountain as a backdrop. The bedrooms are linked by thatched walkways to the reception, restaurant, conference room and boma. Spacious double/twin rooms are complemented by sundowners on your own private deck with the ever-changing colours of the Entabeni Mountain reflecting in the lake. The hippos at Lake Entabeni are a site to behold and the viewing deck provides the perfect setting for spectacular views over the lake. Total number of rooms: 24

 

Ravineside Lodge (upper escarpment)

Located under the shadow of Entabeni Mountain, this thatched wooden lodge is built on stilts and hugs the cliff’s edge, offering magnificent views of unspoilt ravines and wooded hillsides. The lodge offers double/twin chalets, leading onto open sundecks where guests can indulge in bird and game watching and experience the grandeur of the ravine whilst listening to the rippling sound of the water from below the valley. The bedrooms all have an African ethnic theme and a number of stairs to climb. Total number of rooms: 22

 

Wildside Safari Camp (lower escarpment)

A true African bush experience awaits you at Wildside Safari Camp, where the essence of the unspoilt Waterberg wilderness is combined with comfortable en-suite accommodation, creating a wild African atmosphere. The open lounge/bar area with the romantic roaring fire in the boma, creates the perfect end to a relaxing day in the bush. Traditional South African hospitality and cuisine await you in the informal dining and bar area. The camp offers a total of 20 tented chalets: 4 family tents sleeping 2 adults and 2 children.

 

Accommodation Features

Entabeni Safari Conservancy Specials

Wedding Venues in a Nutshell

Weddings at The Place of the Mountain

Your modern African fairy tale starts here. The 22 000 hectare Big 5 reserve boasts a unique blend of luxury and African wilderness. Situated in the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere, Entabeni is rightfully dubbed “The Place of the Mountain”.  A world of romance awaits the bridal couple at the enchanting venues, perfectly set to the breath-taking backdrop of the Waterberg Mountain Range.

Lodge Venues
Lakeside – Lower Deck Lakeside – Hippo Boma Hanglip – Boma
Pedi Cultural Village Lakeside – Restaurant Ravineside – Restaurant
Wildside – Boma Lakeside – Boma Ravineside – Boma
Bush Venues
Fig Trees (upper) Hanglip View Point Hanglip Mountain
Boekenhout Picnic Spot Fig Trees (Lower) Yellowood Picnic Spot
Extreme 19th Deck

 

Perks

  • A hands-on wedding coordinator will be assigned to you on confirmation of your booking and assist with all your wedding arrangements on-site.
  • We will supply you with a “preferred supplier” list of the very best in the industry.
  • The bride and groom will be invited back to spend their one year anniversary at their wedding venue as a special treat on a complimentary Bed and Breakfast basis. This includes complimentary champagne and romantic treats. When you get married at one of our properties you are automatically part of our Wedding & Anniversary Club where you will enjoy various benefits like discounts on accommodation, food and beverage purchases and activities when you visit any one of our properties. You and your spouse will also receive exclusive invitations to Legend Hospitality Group’s events and are invited to annual events for all Weddings.
  • Standard inclusions.

 

Contact Us

Book an appointment with our wedding consultant or forever hold your peace. Give our consultant a call or send an email and she will come and see you, bringing along answers to your questions, fact sheets and picture-perfect photos.

Tel: 012 443 6700

Email: reservations@legendlodges.co.za

 

Facilities

Dining

Each lodge has its own restaurant and boma.

 

Hanglip Mountain Lodge

The lodge offers fine dining in the restaurant as well as in the garden or in the boma. Various outside venues are available for a traditional braai, picnic or for that special meal in nature.

 

Kingfisher Lodge

The lodge offers a selection of venues ranging from the luxurious dining room to the deck, boma, garden or pool. Private dinners on your own deck or in the room in front of the fireplace can also be arranged. A romantic meal for two can also be organized on the bottom deck close to the lake. Various bush-braai and picnic venues are available for added excitement.

 

Lakeside Lodge

Meals are served in the restaurant, boma, garden, Springbok Bar, or lower deck, all boasting a breath-taking view of Lake Entabeni and the Entabeni Mountain. Outside venues are also available for that special “meal in the bush” experience (weather permitting).

 

Ravineside Lodge

The lodge offer meals in the dining room and bar area, both equipped with fireplaces, or outside in the boma. The boma is situated in the shade of a 100 year old Fig tree amongst the beautiful gardens and various outside venues. Ravineside offers a selection of menus ranging from buffet to individually tailored menus for bush-braais and picnics.

 

Wildside Safari Camp

Meals are usually served in the restaurant. The boma is however, positioned close at hand for those special evening meals around the open fire. The pool area is ideal for day time meals and light lunches. The Marula Boma is the perfect venues for that special “out in the bush” meal experience. Dining is informal.

 

Weddings, Functions & Special Events

A world of romance awaits the bridal couple at the spectacular and unique settings. A traditional African bush wedding with enchanting venues, sumptuous menus and a hands-on wedding coordinator will ensure that you have that legendary wedding that guests will remember for years to come. Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues – or even atop Hanglip Mountain (only accessible by helicopter).

Venue Capacity
Hippo Boma Max 300 guests
Astro Boma Max 120 guests
Hanglip Fig Tree Max 80 guests
Plains Fig Tree Max 120 guests
Yellowwood Max 30 guests
Extreme 19th Deck Max 50 guests
Boekenhout Max 80 guests
Hanglip Mountain Max 60 guests
View Point Max 80 guests

 

Groups & Conferencing

Entabeni Safari Concervancy provides conferencing with a difference in the middle of the wild African bush. The lodges also offer a variety of team building activities from approved suppliers.

Venue Capacity
Elephant Meeting Room – Lakeside Lodge Max 145 delegates
Lion Meeting Room – Ravineside Lodge Max 60 delegates
Leopard Meeting Room – Wildside Safari Camp Max 24 delegates

 

Swimming Pools

Each lodge is equipped with their own swimming pool facilities for your convenience and those lazy summer days.

 

Activities

Game Drives

The wildlife experience at Entabeni is impressive with more than 55 mammal species (including the Big 5), 300 plants species, 380 bird species,  as well as a wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians all co-existing in five spectacular diverse eco-systems. Encounter the supreme wildlife of Africa with qualified rangers in our open safari game viewing vehicles. PLEASE NOTE: Children under 6 years are not permitted on game vehicles.

 

Bush Walks

Various guided Bush Walk options are available. The Predator Walks are undertaken by our qualified rangers in the Big 5 Entabeni Safari Conservancy, whilst Non-Predator Walks take place within Legend Golf & Safari Resort’s botany area, where our trained rangers will show you a variety of animals and birds.

 

Stargazing

The star studded bushveld skies are magnificent and truly a must-see. Stargazing can be done in the Astro Boma where guests can either be guided by one of our qualified rangers or alternatively a professional astronomer can be hired at a nominal fee. A minimum of 20 people is required per session.

 

Helicopter

Get a bird’s eye view of our 22 000 hectare nature reserve with either a 5-minute or 12-minute flight. Combine an exhilarating helicopter flight with a romantic meal on a secluded mountain top and enjoy the beauty of the Waterberg. An experience beyond comparison!

 

Lakeside Beauty Spa

Lakeside Beauty Spa offers a variety of massages or beauty treatments, while you enjoy the tranquil backdrop of the African bush.  Guests residing at lodges on the lower escarpment can alternatively make use of the Legend Health & Beauty Spa, located at Legend Golf & Safari Resort

 

Golf

The 18-hole Signature Golf Course is located at Legend Golf & Safari Resort and is designed by 18 of the world’s top golfers. The more adventurous can opt for the Extreme 19th, the world’s longest and highest Par 3, situated atop Hanglip Mountain. Please note: Due to high demand and changes in flight schedule, all bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance.

 

Horseback Safaris

Choose between the one or two hour horse-riding packages that include a sumptuous picnic lunch. The more adventurous at heart can try out the 8 day package where you stay 2 nights at one of the Entabeni Lodges before heading out to a luxurious Fly Camp for 4 nights.

 

 

Rates

2016 / 2017 Rates

Entabeni Safari Conservancy
Full Board:
Includes 3 Meals
& 2 Game Drives
& Tea/Coffee and Snacks
HIGH SEASON
01 Nov 2016 – 30 April 2017
01 Sept 2017 – 31 Oct 2017
LOW SEASON
01 May 2017 – 31 August 2017
Per Person Sharing
Single Room
Children Under 12
Per Person Sharing
Single Room
Children Under 12
Wildside Safari Camp
2100
3150
1050
1685
2530
845
Lakeside & Ravineside
2365
3550
1185
1895
2845
950
Hanglip Mountain & Kingfisher Lodge
3750
5625
1875
3000
4500
1500

2017 / 2018 Rates

Entabeni Safari Conservancy
Full Board:
Includes 3 Meals
& 2 Game Drives
& Tea/Coffee and Snacks
HIGH SEASON
01 Nov 2017 – 30 April 2018
01 Sept 2018 – 31 Oct 2018
LOW SEASON
01 May 2018 – 31 August 2018
Per Person Sharing
Single Room
Children Under 12
Per Person Sharing
Single Room
Children Under 12
Wildside Safari Camp
2300
3450
1150
1840
2760
920
Lakeside & Ravineside
2600
3900
1300
2080
3120
1040
Hanglip Mountain & Kingfisher Lodge
4125
6190
2065
3300
4950
1650

Contact Us

Physical Address:

Vosdal Plaas, R520 Marken Road, Limpopo Tel: +27 (0) 12 443 6700 Fax: +27 (0) 12 361 5674

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Directions to Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Road Directions to Lower Escarpment – Hanglip Mountain Lodge & Wildside Safari Camp:

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) R101A off ramp/exit (Route 289). Drive 8km to Mookgopong (Naboomspruit). Drive straight through the town of Mookgopong (Naboomspruit) on the R101A (29km) until you reach the Doorndraai/Sterkrivier turnoff (Entabeni sign). Turn left and continue for 22km until you reach the Haakdoring turnoff. Turn left and continue for a further 10km on a gravel road until you reach the large ENTABENI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE sign on your right-hand side and the security entrance gate.

GPS Coordinates:

-24.13025 28.42541

Important Notice:

It is recommended that guests follow these directions instead of relying on a GPS as game fencing restricts access to certain roads in rural areas.

Entabeni Lower Escarpment Reception: +27 (0) 15 453 9000

Map & Directions

Road Directions to Upper Escarpment – Ravineside, Lakeside & Kingfisher Lodge:

Take the N1 North Highway from Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg). Keep on the N1 through the Carousel and Kranskop Tollgates. Travel a further 32 km on the N1. Take the Mookgopong (Naboomspruit) R101A off ramp/exit (Route 289). Drive 8 km to Mookgopong. Turn left at the second traffic light in town centre (R520) into Nelson Mandela Road. Continue on the R520 for 11 km until you reach a T-junction. Turn left and continue for 500 m and turn right at the Marken sign. Keep on the tar road for 24 km. The road becomes a gravel road. Continue on this road for another 21.5 km. You’ll see an ENTABENI sign on the right-hand side. Turn right and drive 3.3 km on a dirt road until you reach the security entrance gate.

GPS Coordinates:

S 24 08′ 35. 6” E 028 34′ 34. 6”

Important Notice:

It is recommended that guests follow these directions instead of relying on a GPS as game fencing restricts access to certain roads in rural areas.

Entabeni Upper Escarpment Reception: +27 (0) 14 743 6000

Map & Directions