Baobab Ridge Lodge

Baobab Ridge Lodge

Baobab Ridge Lodge

From ZAR 3080 pps

Baobab Ridge lies within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and offers guests an up-market, comfortable, authentic and affordable wilderness experience. This small and intimate private lodge with only seven private suites sleeps a maximum of 16 guests, giving a feeling of serenity, far away from the masses.

The lodge can also be booked exclusively, giving our guests the ultimate private luxury safari. As a part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Klaserie has no fences between it and the Kruger and can offer guests the full Kruger Park experience in open game viewers.

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Superior Suites

There are six superior suites at Baobab Ridge. All feature a range of luxury facilities from a fridge (ask us to stock it with drinks of your choice) and tea/coffee station to wonderful outdoor seating area on the verandah overlooking the African bush and sumptuous en-suite bathroom. 

The suites are open-plan with a dedicated lounge with oversized, double recliners and a lovely bedroom area featuring a king-size bed which can be configured as a twin, should you desire. The wonderful, spacious bathrooms feature a fabulous soaking tub big enough for two, two vanity units with hand basins, bidet and toilet and both indoor and outdoor showers.

Superior Suite details (x6)

  • 150 square meter air-conditioned suites on raised decks with private terrace and outside table and 2 chairs
  • En-suite bathroom facilities: shower, bath, 2 hand basins, bidet and toilet
  • Three prong SA Plug points for charging equipment (Two prong plug station in lounge- main building)
  • Small safe for small valuables
  • Bedside lamps
  • Desk with mirror and hairdryer
  • Open lounge area with 2 loungers a table, fridge (mini bar on request only)
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Two Bedroom Family Suite

This suite is furthest away from the main building and offers the same design as the Superior Suites, except that it houses two smaller en-suite bedrooms.

It is designed for families of two adults and two children and offers complete peace and tranquility, with its wonderful wrap-around verandah affording views out over the surrounding bush.

Family Suite details (Family unit x1)

  • Air-conditioned suite is on raised deck with private terrace and outside table and 4 chairs
  • 1x Bedroom with en suite bathroom (1x King or 2x Single beds)
  • 1x Bedroom with en suite bathroom (2x Single beds)- suitable only for children age 6-12 ideally
  • En-suite bathrooms: shower, hand basin and toilet
  • Three prong SA Plug points for charging equipment (Two prong plug station in lounge- main building) 
  • Small safe for small valuables
  • Bedside lamps
  • Desk with mirror and hairdryer
  • Lounge area with 2 loungers a table, fridge (mini bar on request only) and
  • Tea and coffee making facilities 

Family owned and run, the lodge is a home away from home and prides itself on its relaxed, family atmosphere, wide smiles and friendly, welcoming staff.

Situated within easy reach of the suites, the main lodge features

  • Bar 
  • Lounge area
  • Small TV room with satellite television and DVD player
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor terraces
  • Guest bathrooms
  • Large dining room
  • Office

Outdoors there is a comfortable open-air boma area with a fireplace. The swimming pool overlooks the surrounding bush and a small waterhole. The lodge is accessible to wheelchairs and is fully fenced from larger wildlife to ensure your safely.

Guests have full use of the indoor and outdoor living areas and all facilities.

The Pool Deck

Offering sweeping views out over the African bush in front of the ridge on which it is built, Baobab Ridge's pool deck is the perfect place for serious relaxation in between game activities and meals!

Overlooking a permanent waterhole that attracts a wide variety of wildlife species throughout the day (and night) - there's always something going on at the pool deck, so be sure to have your binoculars and camera to hand when spending time here.

Curl up with a good book on our sassy red couches, or enjoy a lively conversation with a bottle of one of South Africa's fine wines. Or just sit back and lose yourself in the amazing view, losing all track of time as you do so...

Game Drives

Game drives at Baobab Ridge are in open vehicles with qualified senior guides. Our guides are passionate about wildlife and are in contact with other vehicles on game drives, greatly increasing your chances of finding the wildlife that you want to see. 

Our vehicles may also leave the road to follow animals into the bush and thus provide opportunities to witness behaviour and interactions you might not otherwise see. We are in a Big Five area, so we do see lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and many more in our area! 

Your guide will share expert knowledge and information about each species and their behaviour. The birding is quite spectacular, especially during spring and summer when the migrants breed.

Night Drives

Night drives offer exceptionally good opportunities to spot game not usually seen during the day. Our afternoon game drives end in the dark,giving our guests the opportunity to experience a night drive as well! Don’t miss the chance to spot lion and other nocturnal species who are at their most energetic at night. 

See how the guides find the smallest of creatures from chameleons to the elusive leopard. A spotlight on our open safari vehicle ensures great views and animal encounters in the dark. On our afternoon drive, you will make a stop for sundowners, to watch the sunset before heading out again. 

Game drives after dark or at dawn are often a real highlight, you can see endless stars and you’re also likely to encounter a whole range of nocturnal species from leopard, porcupine and hyena to a range of owl species.

Guided Bush Walks

Walking in the bush gives you the opportunity to experience Africa from the ground, in the safe hands of our professional guide. The small details that are overlooked on game drives become more apparent from the slower pace of being on foot. For instance, you can learn about the amazing engineering skills involved in the creation of a termite mound! 


Your morning game drive will include a rest stop in a suitable viewing spot for morning coffee - usually served with rusks and the like (you can even request some Amarula to be added to the hot box before you leave!) This gives you a chance to get down from the vehicle and stretch your legs!

 Your afternoon game drive not only includes spectacular wildlife sightings, but also a sundowner stop in the middle of the African bush.


At Baobab Ridge we pride ourselves on creating wonderful, home-cooked meals that are made with fabulous, fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

Our talented chefs love to incorporate firm South African favourites and a range of traditional flavours into our menu, so you can expect a selection of marvellous comfort-style food that's mouthwateringly tantalising and deliciously tasty for the duration of your stay.

Start the day with muffins and rusks with coffee before departing on your morning game drive, returning in time for a hearty brunch out on the deck (weather permitting) or inside in our beautiful dining room.

High tea is served shortly before departure for the afternoon/evening game drive, and, of course, you'll be stopping to indulge in a sundowner or two and some wonderful, savoury snacks en-route.

You'll return to the lodge to enjoy a hearty, three-course al fresco dinner next to a roaring log fire outside in our boma beneath a canopy of twinkling stars, accompanied by the sounds of the African night.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements or preferences and we will be sure to incorporate these into our menu while you are with us. We are happy to cater for vegetarian and vegan guests, as well as those with food intolerances.

We accompany our meals with fresh fruit juices, our own bottled, filtered water and a selection of marvellous South African wines, as well as a wide range of spirits and soft drinks/mixers.

Rates Include

  • Accommodation in twin or double-bedded luxury suite (en suite bathroom, private lounge and terrace)
  • All meals, snacks, teas/coffees
  • Laundry
  • WiFi (In main building only)
  • All local beverages (excluding Champagne and special drinks)
  • Two game drives a day in open 4x4 vehicles with licensed guides
  • Morning walking safari (Instead of the drive)
  • Klaserie Bed Levy
  • 15% VAT

Rates Exclude

  • R190.00 (2020) Reserve entrance (Enkhulu Gate) gate fees (If self-drive, no 4x4 required!) 2021 TBC
  • R250.00 (2020) R350 (2021) per person, per night Klaserie Conservation Levy
  • Special drinks such as Champagne etc
  • Transfers (From/to Hoedspruit Airport ONLY)
  • Personal purchases
  • Personal insurance
  • Guide and lodge staff gratuities

Child Policy

Children from 6 years old are welcome. When the lodge is booked exclusively, children of all ages are welcome.

Guests are responsible for the safety of their own children whilst at the lodge, please do not let them run around unaccompanied around the pool, the upstairs area and in general around the outside areas lodge at night. (The fence does keep most large animals out, it is however possible for snakes, scorpions and leopard to get in!)


Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Air Conditioning
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Bar
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Bath
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Boma
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Pool
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Shower
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities WiFi
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Lounge
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Dining Area
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Wheelchair Facilities
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Safe
Baobab Ridge Lodge Facilities Viewing Deck

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