Gnu Ranch Vaalwater Self-catering Accommodation Waterberg

Gnu Ranch

Game Lodge at Farm Bulspruit, Lephalale, 0532, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

About Gnu Ranch

Gnu Ranch is spread over 3500ha prestine Waterberg Bushveld, only 2,5hours from Pretoria near the Mokolo dam. Our unique Tree Top Cabin, romantic tent-chalet, old-style farmhouse and thatched cottages are located miles apart and booked exclusively for one group at a time. All are self-catering, fully serviced units.


Rock lodge:
The lodge has two seperate thatched units, built from the surrounding rocks. Each unit has three bedrooms opening onto a private patio all with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen opening onto a covered deck with a spectacular view and an intimate rock boma to enjoy the music of the Bushveld nightlife around a cosy fire. When the game seek shade under the big Marula and Wild Fig trees in the heat of day, the deck surrounding the elevated rock pool is the ideal place to enjoy the sunshine, or relax in the communal lodge around the pool table or DStv.

Tree Top Cabin:
Ideal for a romantic getaway or quality time with family and friends. Built in the branches of a huge Tamboti tree, it surely is the ultimate regarding privacy and uniqueness. The two bedroom cabin has a private swimming pool, intimate fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and a deck overlooking a bird rich wetland. Any birdwatcher's dream!

The isolated old-style farmhouse is very popular with big family groups. The house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge coplete with inside fire and TV (bring your decoder). Splash in the private swimming pool to escape the Bushveld heat, and end an exiting day around a crackling fire in the huge rock boma built under a massive Marula tree. Three additional bedrooms outside are available if required for big groups. The camp is exclusively booked for only one group at a time.

Tree top tent:
The luxury tent is a true Bushveld experience. You will never get closer to nature ... in luxury and ultimate privacy! The elevated chalet type tent has a king size bed, air-conditioner, en-suite bathroom, equipped kitchen and cosy braai area. Enjoy the spectacular view from the front deck, equipped with a gas braai and outside shower. Spoil your over-worked body in the outside spa bath.

Bush Cottage:
Our first ‘green’ cottage is solar powered and built in the shade of massive Tamboti trees. The thatched cottage has a king size bed in the main bedroom, and two single beds in the open plan lounge/kitchen. The bathroom opens with a big glass door into a outside shower. There is a small splash pool and a watering-hole for the game only
fifty meters away!


Come and experience the Bushveld at its best at Gnu Ranch, Pretoria where the majestic Waterberg meets the beautiful Bushveld. Gnu Ranch is spread over 3500ha of savannah, hills, luscious bushveld, grass plains and bird rich wetlands. We strive to make our quests feel at home and enjoy the tranquil setting as if it were their own. Relax and enjoy the diverse wildlife, topography and activities we offer in this malaria free bush paradise with your family, friends or colleagues.


The 3500ha ranch is home to 21 species of plains game like kudu, eland, gemsbuck, hartebeest, zebra, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck, bushbuck, blesbuck etc. When the sun sets over the Waterberg, predators like leopard, cheetah, crocodile and hyena often leave their tracks in the pathways to remind us of their presence. We are also part of the De Wild Cheetah Management Program.

Activities on-site:

Game viewing
We offer game-drives on a open Land-cruiser seating 10 people, alternatively drive around in your own vehicle at your own time. You will receive a map of the ranch on arrival.

Bring your tackle box and try your luck at Bass, Kurper or Karp in any of our dams, or bring your boat and fish at Mokolo dam, the biggest dam in Limpopo and a fly-fishing hotspot.

Our vast diversity of topography makes for excellent hikes.

The map provided on arrival will lead you on exiting hiking, 4x4 and bike trials.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Accreditations (as claimed by Gnu Ranch)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly Recommended

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -23.995249999666665
Longitude: 27.61338888888889

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
January 2008 - 7 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Drive to the middle of nowhere! You'll find something special - maybe unique. We spent an idilic 4 days enjoying our own company. Yes, the bed was a bit...

a watson, Newick, UK Travellers' Rating


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