Take a walk on the wild side of life as we look at 7 great bushveld getaways near Joburg. Treat yourself to a bushveld adventure with these great options.
Timamoon Lodge - Sabie, From R2600 per person
High up in the hills of the Sabie Valley is Timamoon, the most romantic hideaway on the planet. Influences from Morocco, Sahara and Zanzibar have inspired its unique style. Private thatched lodges are luxurious with mosquito-net draped beds, large fireplaces and private splash pools which overlook the Sabie River below.
Bona Bona Game Lodge - Klerksdorp, From R285 per person
Bona Bona, meaning to "look” or “see” in Tswana, is a true sanctuary for body, mind and spirit. Bona Bona game lodge is truly a piece of Africa where nature and sophistication meet. With the buildings that blend into the bushveld, your soul will find a reviving resting place.
Zenzele River Lodge - Rust De Winter, From R490 per person
Zenzele River Lodge offers you an experience in the wild African bushveld; the luxurious way. You can go to sleep with the cries of the wilderness on your doorstep and wake up to the harmonious sounds of the fish eagle. Be blown away by the astonishing sunrises and sunsets that colour the sky, using the pallet of mother earth whilst sharing stories around the boma fires. You become one with the elements of nature and in the same breath Zenzele River Lodge will give you an experience that will stir your soul.
Nyani Lodge - Dinokeng Game Reserve, From R550 per person
Nyani Lodge is situated on the eastern side of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, within the Nyani Bavaria. Nyani Lodge is situated on ground level and the constant breeze refreshes on a hot day, making Nyani Lodge a haven for rest and peace. At night you will hear the Jackal calling, often the roar of Lions and a host of other bushveld night sounds.
Zinyala Private Game Reserve - Modimolle (Nylstroom), From R550 per person
Zinyala is a private game reserve that provides top class accommodation and game viewing in the heart of the Waterberg bushveld. The private chalets at Zinyala Private Game Reserve cater from 2 bed, 4 bed, and 6 bed cottages to a 14 person bush camp. Our accommodation caters for a maximum of 65 people collectively. Superb attention to detail and highly personalized service makes for a memorable stay all year round.
Finfoot Lake Reserve - Beestekraal, From R1400 per person
The resort is situated on a 3,500-hectare reserve with 8km of water frontage and is home to abundant game, bird and plant life. This gorgeous resort boasts a beautiful lakeside setting and is the ideal spot for a break-away with family, friends or colleagues.
B'sorah Luxury Tented Camp - Broederstroom, From R1100 per unit
Hidden among the bushveld of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, B'sorah is situated near the Hartbeespoort Dam, less than an hour away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Despite being so close, you will find yourself in a totally different world – Africa at its best