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Zenzele River Lodge


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Go to sleep in the African bush, wake up to the call of the Fish Eagle. Exhange stories around a boma fire, watch the western horizon ablaze with an amazing sun set. You will experience a stiring in your soul as you become one with the elements.

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 door step and wake up with the harmonious sounds of the fish eagles hunting in the open skies. Be blown away by the astonishing sun rises and sun sets 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.

Zenzele-River-Lodge-Image-1Zenzele River Lodge (1200ha) is the most aesthetically pleasing game farm situated in the most breathtaking and malaria-free bushveld region. It is less than an hour’s drive form Pretoria, situated in the Limpopo province. The lodge nestles between Rust de Winter Dam and the rolling hills of Gauteng. Zenzele River Lodge game drives offer the most spectacular view of different kinds of wildlife, both fauna and flora. We invite you to luxuriate in the peace and come and soak up the tranquility, warmth and excellent service, that the exquisite Zenzele River Lodge has to offer.

Zenzele River Lodge offers a wide variety of accommodation option, from our exclusive lodge with luxurious chalets to a self catering Eland camp farm house. For those wanting to experience unparalleled luxury, privacy and exclusivity, surrender yourself to the opulence of an a chalet at our lodge. All five ultra luxurious chalets at Zenzele River Lodge have been strategically positioned to ensure the best possible and unspoilt view of the Elands River and African wilderness. Zenzele River Lodge caters for week and weekend getaways.

We also cater for the business world, for which we have beautiful and high tech conference facilities and offer team building experiences. .

Zenzele River Lodge… your haven of peace and tranquility.

Conference Facilities

Zenzele-River-Lodge-Image-3Zenzele offers a an exclusive boardroom conference facility and is well equipped to cater for incentive programs such as team building, training and planning sessions. Our facility offers a fully equipped conference room comfortably accommodating 22 delegates.

Included in the Conference packages is the following:

  • Break-away room
  • Data Projector/ Screen
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea and Coffee
  • Flip Charts
  • Whiteboard

Activities and Facilities

There is plenty to do at your leisure…

  • An authentic African cooking experience (on request)
  • Identify trees, tracks, birds, butterflies, wild flowers and animals on a morning walk
  • View abundant game from an open game drive vehicle
  • To gladden the heart of bird watchers – 120 species have been identified on the farm
  • Quad bike adventures
  • Fishing to your heart’s content (own gear please)
  • Sun downers on the slopes of the Rust de Winter Dam
  • Hunting / Target Shooting / Bow Shooting (on request)

Zenzele-River-Lodge-Image-4If you have extra time on your hands, you could visit one of the many places of interest in close vacinity:

  • Bela Bela Hot Springs Resort ± 40 min
  • Carousel Casino ± 30 min
  • Sun City / Lost City (world famous golf and entertainment resort) ± 11/2 hour
  • Pretoria Monument and places of interest ± 45 min
  • Cheetah Breeding Projects ± 1 hour
  • Margaret Robert’s herbal farm (famous for herbs and remedies) ± 1 hour
  • Hartebeespoort dam Cableway ± 1 hour
  • African Tribal Markets ± 1 hour
  • Reptile Parks ± 1 hour
  • Art Galleries ± 1 hour
  • Cullinan Diamond Mine ± 45 min
  • World Renoun Monkey Santuary ± 10 min

Zenzele-River-Lodge-Image-5Authentic African Cooking Experience:

An authentic African cooking experience combined with the warmth of South African hospitality.
Learn to cook on an open fire. 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 in advance essential.


Zenzele-River-Lodge-Image-7Zenzele River Lodge

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 five deluxe chalets. Zenzele River Lodge is pure unadulterated luxury, surrounded by the African wilderness.

For those wanting to experience unparalleled luxury, privacy and exclusivity, surrender yourself to the opulence of an ultra luxury chalet. All 5 chalets at Zenzele River Lodge has been strategically positioned to ensure the best possible, unspoilt view of the Eland River and the African bush.

The chalets boast with their own private deck overlooking the Eland River, an open air bushveld shower, as well as a double shower and bath inside. All chalets have DSTV, air-conditioning and mini-bars with a private lapa for real privacy. Breathtaking, exquisite beauty awaits you – and that’s just inside your luxury room.

The lodge also has 6 double en-suite rooms tastefully decorated in warm earthy tones and indigenous woods. The facilities at the lodge include a dining room, pool deck, plunge pool, lounge, ladies bar, boma for braai’s, curio shop, gym room, game drives, conference centre and a big screen television equipped with satellite channels. The perfect setting for conferencing, staff incentives or a quiet getaway with friends. Children by special arrangement only.

This jewel of the South African bushveld boasts all of the features associated with an exceptional safari lodge – beautiful setting, excellent cuisine and abundant wildlife.

Backpackers Camp

If you are looking for spectacular views, understated comfort and ethnic ambience that blends harmoniously with nature, the Backpackers camp is ideal.

This 20-bedded rustic camp rondavel comes with a fully equipped kitchen area, braai facilities, lapa and ladies and gents ablution blocks.The bush around the camp teams with game and more than 250 different species of birds can be seen, a paradise for birdwatchers. Relax by a crackling campfire after a hearty traditional bushveld dinner, and listen to the night sounds of Africa.

Remember…What you don’t bring along, you must go without!

A real back to basic campsite for adventurer or groups of any kind.

Eland Camp

For those seeking home from home with supreme comfort and scenic beauty

This tastefully furnished farmhouse provides guests with supremely comfortable home-from-home accommodation. Luxurious fully equipped self catering farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. 3 Double rooms, 1 room with 3 single beds and 1 loft room with 2 single beds, uniquely decorated and presents stylish and comfortable country living at its best. It has all the basic assembles for a wonderful family breakaway.


Please contact Zenzele River Lodge for rates.