Nkala Safari Lodge

Nkala Safari Lodge

Nkala Safari Lodge

From ZAR 17000 per unit

Nkala Safari lodge is a luxury self-catering game lodge situated in the malaria-free Black Rhino Game Reserve, the perfect escape to relax in the African bush. A short 35 min drive from Sun City or 2 hour drive from Lanseria Airport, the lodge was named Nkala (Mongoose in the Xitsonga language) after the first animal our children saw on their game drive at the lodge.

The perfect family and friends getaway, Nkala lodge is child friendly and encompasses 5 free standing en-suite luxury suites with a maximum occupancy of 12 guests.




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Nkala Safari Lodge is a Luxury exclusive-use self-catering lodge.

3 x Luxury Suites

  • Bedroom & Lounge: King size bed (or twin beds); Egyptian Cotton Sheets; Sleeper Couch; Electric Blankets; Air Conditioning; Desk; International Plugs & USB points; Coffe & Tea Station; Nespresso Machine; Bar Fridge; Safe; Outside Deck.
  • En-suite Bathroom with freestanding bath, double shower, double basins, outside shower, bathroom amenities, separate toilet.

1 x Luxury Family Suite (2 rooms)

  • One of the luxury suites has an interleading room which makes up the Family Suite.
  • Bedroom & Lounge: King size bed (or twin beds); Egyptian Cotton Sheets; Sleeper Couch; Electric Blankets; Air Conditioning; Desk; International plugs & USB points; Coffee & Tea Station; Nespresso Machine; Bar Fridge; Safe; Outside deck
  • En-suite Bathroom with freestanding bath, double shower, double basins, outside shower, separate toilet, bathroom amenities
  • Interleading Bedroom: Twin Beds; Egyptian Cotton Sheets; Electric Blankets; Air Conditioning; Tea & Coffee Station; Bar Fridge; International plugs & USB points; Outside deck; Cot & compactum available
  • En-suite Bathroom: Shower; Basin; Toilet; Bathroom amenities 

1 x Honeymoon Suite

  • Master Bedroom: King size bed; Egyptian Cotton Sheets; Air Conditioning; Electric Blankets; Vanity Desk; International plugs & USB points; Dressing room; Safe; Outside deck.
  • En-suite Bathroom: Freestanding bath; Double shower; Double basins; Outside shower; Bathroom amenities; Separate toilet
  • Lounge: Separate lounge; Air Conditioning; Separate guest toilet; Full kitchenette including Nespresso machine, kettle, toaster, microwave; Bar Fridge; TV with DSTV; Outside Deck

The Main Communal Area Features 

  • A fully equipped open-plan kitchen & scullery
  • Dining area
  • TV lounge
  • Bar
  • Outdoor Boma with braai (bbq)
  • Outside undercover lounge and dining area with gas braai
  • Swimming pool (with safety net)
  • Kids play area (jungle gym)

Viewing Deck

Spend a lazy afternoon or self-indulgent morning relaxing on our Viewing Deck, whilst keeping an eye out for one of the elusive Big 5 coming to quench their thirst. The Viewing Deck is also a treat for avid birders, as we are often visited by a myriad of the 300 bird species found in the area.

The viewing deck is an easily accessible 70 meters from the Main Lodge.

Game Drives

Indulge in the luxury of having the lodge to yourself and your guests as our professional game ranger guides you through one of the richest diversities of fauna and flora in Africa. Game drive starting times are flexible as you have use of a private safari vehicle. ​

Game drives are conducted in a 4 x 4 Safari vehicle on the 2000 hectare Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is open to the 55 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park allowing the Big 5 and other endangered species such as African Wild Dog, Cheetah and Black Rhino to roam free.​

Note: Maximum capacity on the vehicle is 10 guests.


There are many amazing activities nearby, to book yours you can go to https://justreserves.com/reserve/activity/mankwe-game-trackers-safaris-and-tours or see what else is available in the Pilanesberg National Park. 

Important Information

  • Self-Catering Lodge
  • Entire Lodge to be booked as one unit. (Exclusive use)
  • 3 x Luxury Suites, 1 x Luxury Family Suite (2 rooms), 1 x Honeymoon Suite
  • Located in the Private Black Rhino Game Reserve (free roaming Big 5 Game Reserve)
  • Malaria Free Area
  • Maximum of 12 guests
  • Children under 10 yrs are not counted toward the 12 guest maximum
  • Child Friendly Lodge: please enquire re cot & amenities
  • Outdoor Jungle Gym/Play Area
  • Children allowed on Game Drives at the Game Ranger's discretion (no minimum age)
  • Minimum 2 nights stay
  • Supermarkets en route to the lodge are located at Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg or Village Mall, Hartebeespoort
  • Please note we are a Self Catering Lodge and no food/meals are provided. The nearest small Supermarket is 35 min away
  • A Prep Chef is available on request. He can assist in preparing meals with the groceries that you provide. We charge an additional R300 per meal for this service. (subject to availability) Contact us to book.
  • We can also put you in touch with a Chef who can provide all groceries and meals and a detailed menu to suit you taste. Contact us for more information.
  • Nespresso & Dolce Gusto machines as well as plungers are available. Please bring your own pods and ground coffee.
  • Instant coffee, tea & milk are complimentary in the suites
  • Small tuck shop located at the main gate (10 min away) if you forget any essentials
  • Maximum of 10 guests allowed on Game Vehicle at any time. Each person including children to be on their own seat. 
  • Game drives conducted by a qualified Game Ranger
  • Maximum of 2 x game drives per day (2.5 hours each)
  • No self driving allowed
  • Game Ranger lives on the premises and has first aid and emergency training
  • Situated in a node with non‐intrusive electrified fencing to keep guests safe, however some animals cannot be kept out
  • Exercise or walking to be done on main roads and in daylight hours within the node
  • Limited cell coverage at the Lodge
  • Complimentary WiFi (Please note that due to our location, WiFi cannot be guaranteed as signal can be intermittent)
  • TV Lounge with 55' Flat screen and DSTV (Full Bouquet)

Rates Include

  • Self Catering Accommodation for 12 guests in 5 suites & one kids/twin room (Entire Lodge)
  • 2 x 2.5 hr Guided game drives per day on a Private Safari Vehicle
  • All daily park conservation fees
  • Tea & Coffee in rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 x Bags of firewood per day (incl. firelighters)
  • Applicable VAT


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Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Boma
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Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Outdoor Shower
Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Pool
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Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Lounge
Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Limited Signal
Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Jungle Gym
Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Dining Area
Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Wheelchair Facilities
Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities BBQ/Braai Area
Nkala Safari Lodge Facilities Viewing Deck