Swartberg Private Game Lodge
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Swartberg Private Game Lodge

In the heart of the Little Karoo...

At the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain Range, lies your opportunity for exclusive use of a stunning game lodge. 

With daily game drives included, guests can explore the unique and ecologically diverse environment from the comfort of the Karoo-colonial style Lodge. Within a wildlife estate, adjoining the World Heritage Site of the Swartberg Nature Reserve, the area is malaria-free and boasts an abundance and variety of wildlife. 

Meticulous attention to detail, a large well equipped farm-style kitchen, large dining room, lounge, individually accessed spacious bedrooms, expansive patios and a crystal clear pool make the Lodge a wonderful retreat. 

The Lodge is serviced daily by our staff. The wonderful kitchen beckons the enthusiastic cook while the outside dining area with mountain views includes a braai facility. The lapa, with open fire pit, provides a perfect location for sundowners or to enjoy a spectacular night sky away from the impact of city lights.

By prior arrangement, and subject to availability, catering may be arranged.


South Africa

Need to Know


  • Accommodation on a shared basis
  • One game drive per day


Booking only confirmed once 50% deposit received, and signed rental agreement in place. Balance of 50% payable 31 days prior to arrival date


Breakages deposit of R10 000.00 payable 2 days prior to occupation date. Keys will only be handed over if breakages deposit received. Deposit repayable, less any cost of breakages, 7 days after last day of stay.


Confirmation of all bookings is subject to signed rental agreement, including agreement to abide by the rules of the Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate


Must be made in writing. Less than 60 days prior to arrival date: 25% of booking value forfeited. Less than 30 days prior to arrival date: 50% of booking value forfeited. Less than 14 days prior to arrival date: 100% of booking value forfeited.


Arrival time between 14h00 and 16h00, and by arrangement. Departure Time before 10h00

No pets allowed

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

A rich and diverse environment

...awaits you. Enjoy the full diversity of the landscape and its wildlife on a game drive.

The estate is home to nearly twenty species of large mammal, including the largest antelope of all, the Eland. Kudu, Oryx, Nyala, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Blesbok, Springbok, Impala, Lechwe and Giraffe are easily viewed, among others. The endangered Cape Mountain Zebra is well established.

The vegetation varies from Mountain Fynbos to Succulent Karoo and Renosterveld. Protea species can be found in the higher-lying areas, while aloes dominate the landscape on the lower slopes. Most plants flower in the spring, while the protea species tend to flower in autumn, and the bright aloe flowers light up the landscape in winter.

The rich floral diversity attracts a wide variety of birdlife, from sunbirds to raptors to Blue Cranes.

Free of large predators, there is a unique opportunity for the more energetic to explore on foot and the area is ideal for mountain biking.


Facilities at the Lodge include:

  • Daily game drives in open game-viewing Land Rover
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Lounge, with well stocked reference and fiction library, TV and DSTV
  • Spacious dining room, with bean to cup coffee machine
  • Large, well equipped farm-style kitchen
  • Braai patio with stunning mountain scenery
  • Pool with sun loungers
  • Braai patio with stunning mountain scenery
  • Internet access



Spacious bedrooms, all with private patios, provide the perfect retreat. Accommodation is for a maximum of 10 adults (or 12 with children sharing), in 5 bedrooms. Additional accommodation may be available by special arrangement.

Bedrooms are serviced daily and are equipped with:

Extra-length king beds, with luxury cotton percale bed linen
Ceiling fan
Tea / coffee making facilities
Personal safe
Heater and electric blankets
Beds can be split to twin if required, by prior arrangement.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Rates for Lodge - Exclusive Use


Low Season

High Season and Long Weekends

2 Adults sharing

R 3 500

R 5 000

4 Adults sharing

R 5 000

R 6 500

6 Adults sharing

R 6 000

R 7 500

8 Adults sharing

R 7 000

R 8 500

10 Adults sharing

R 8 000

R 9 500

A 50% supplement applies for single guests not sharing a room 

Children PolicyChild Policy


  • By arrangement with the property, up to 4 children under 10 years, sharing with adults, can be accommodated at no charge
  • Children over 10 years charged at adult rate. Please note that all rooms are individually accessed and are not linked
  • Please note the Lodge has an unfenced swimming pool, and a dam in close proximity

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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