Guests per Safari Vehicle
Family owned, self-catering Nkala Safari Lodge is the perfect escape to relax in the African bush. They are a short 35 min drive from Sun City or 2 hr drive from Lanseria Airport. Nkala is situated in the Big 5, Malaria free, Black Rhino Game Reserve and forms part of the 55,000-hectare Pilanesberg National Park. View the Big 5 in their natural habitat as well as South Africa’s other rare species in the comfort of your own exclusive use self-catering 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. The Accommodation comprises of 3 Luxury Suites, 1 Luxury Family Suite and 1 Honeymoon Suite.
The Luxury Suites all feature air-conditioning, a private deck, a sleeper couch, a tea and coffee station with a Nespresso machine, a bar fridge and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and both an indoor and outdoor shower.
The Luxury Family Suite consists a main bedroom and a children’s bedroom which are inter-leading. The main bedroom features the same amenities as the Luxury Suites. The children’s bedroom features air conditioning, a tea and coffee station, a private deck, a bar fridge and an en-suite bathroom with a shower.
The Honeymoon Suite, the most luxurious of all the Suites Nkala has on offer, features air-conditioning, a dressing room, 2 private decks and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and both an indoor and outdoor shower. It also has a separate lounge which has its own guest toilet, a full kitchenette with a Nespresso machine, a bar fridge and a TV.
The main communal area includes a fully equipped open plan kitchen and scullery, a dining area, a TV lounge, a bar, an outdoor boma with braai, an outside undercover lounge and dining area with gas braai and a swimming pool to cool down and lounge around in between game drives. Walk a few metres from the main lodge and you will find Nkala’s viewing deck. Spend a lazy afternoon or self-indulgent morning relaxing on the 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 it is often visited by a myriad of the 300 bird species found in the area. Nkala also features a jungle gym. Situated in an enclosed Boma 30 meters away from the Main Lodge, the jungle gym provides the perfect space for the little ones to enjoy themselves in the comfort of their own special place.
Indulge in the luxury of having the lodge to yourself and your guests as the professional game ranger who will guide 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 2,000-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. Nkala Lodge is privileged to have traversing rights to the whole Pilanesberg National Park, as well as their restricted Wilderness Area, established for the protection of the endangered Black Rhino. Other activities range from guided morning bush walks to golf at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses.
Next door to the famous leisure and entertainment resort of Sun City, is the Pilanesberg National Park.
It may not be very large compared to the Kruger or some of the other great African parks, but it has a real wilderness feel to it and most of the big animals you could wish to see. It lies amongst the only significant hills in the area which rise skywards out of the flat highveld plain. This massif is a 1,200 million-year-old volcanic relic of four concentric mountain rings.
The Pilanesberg is the highest peak towering 600 metres above Mankwe Lake, which sits in the heart of the ancient volcano. The volcano's circular bowl was recognised as being the perfect situation for a national park with its tall sides creating natural boundaries. The area was farmed until 1979 until Operation Genesis was launched to rehabilitate the land and stock it with game. This was one of the most imaginative game-stocking enterprises ever undertaken and the Pilanesberg became a great success story.
This park is home to good populations of a whole range of Africa's game, including the 'Big Five'; elephants, black and white rhinoceros, buffaloes, lions and leopards and you will also see giraffes, zebras, hippos and a wide variety of antelopes including the very attractive sable, eland, kudu and gemsbok. There are also cheetahs, hyenas and jackal. Birdlife consists over 300 species and bird lovers will be interested in the huge stroll-through aviary at the Manyane gate. Also, in this area is a 'vulture restaurant' – created to help save the shy and endangered Cape vulture from regional extinction.
All ages welcome
Max occupancy is 16:
12 adults (anyone over the age of 10yrs old) and an additional 4 kids (under 10yrs old). There is only 1 Game viewer and it takes 10 guests no exceptions. So if the lodge is full then guests will have to take turns going on game drives.
Maximum Number of Guests: 12
Setting: Nestled amongst the trees of an old Tambotie forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater
All ages welcome
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International
35 minutes from Sun City
2 hours, 50 mins from Johannesburg, OR Tambo
Nkala Safari Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
All ages welcome