Kololo Game Reserve 4 Star Game Lodge Waterberg Accommodation, Limpopo

Kololo Game Reserve

4 Star Game Lodge at Bakkerspas Road, Vaalwater, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

About Kololo Game Reserve

Situated in the heart of the malaria free Waterberg biosphere, only 3 hours from Johannesburg International Airport and part of Big 5 Welgevonden Game Reserve. With 15 upmarket, self-contained chalets and villas positioned in the pristine bushveld; privacy and relaxation are guaranteed.

Kololo is not just 'another' safari option: the reserve offers guests the unique opportunity to be part of nature in pristine bushveld, unfettered by fences around the accommodation area. The reserve is spread over 3 000 hectares of African bush which consists of open savannah grass plains, thick bushveld, mountains and valleys. On the part of the Reserve where the lodge is located, the Big 5 is not present, which allows guests to make full use of mountain bike trails, many hiking and walking trails, or riding on horseback through this area. Through Kololo’s own gate into Welgevonden the Big 5 are yet very close by.


With 15 upmarket chalets and villas, privacy and relaxation are guaranteed. The restaurant and bar has two lookout decks providing unparalleled views of the bush. Mouth-watering dishes are served by the resident gourmet chef. In addition, there is a large heated swimming pool, a resident game ranger offering guests both game drives and walks, babysitting services, ADSL/Internet access, air charter flights, airport transfers. Mobile phone access is available around the reception area. Kololo welcomes people with impaired mobility: chalet Kudu is completely wheelchair friendly.

Economy 4 Bed Chalet:
This Chalet is hidden in the lush African bush. Bushbuck and impala are often seen grazing near this chalet early in the morning. Situated within close proximity to the swimming pool and restaurant. The chalet has an open-plan sleeping living area.
• Number of Chalets: 1
• Sleeps: 2 persons

Standard 2 Bed Chalets:
These chalets are situated on beautiful lawns, hidden in the lush African bush or overlooking the Kololo river and mountains. The chalets have an open-plan sleeping / living area with an en-suite bathroom. A fully equipped, open-plan kitchen on the veranda. The spacious veranda is ideal for those who really want to experience the African outdoors.
• Number of Chalets: 5
• Sleeps: 2 persons

Standard 5 Bed Chalet:
This is a two and a half bedroomed chalet with two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room and private terrace. The terrace overlooks the rolling gren lawns of Kololo and Welgevonden Game Reserve. There is one bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and toilet, a bedroom with twin beds and a loft with a single bed. The chalet also has two bathrooms with a shower and toilet.
• Number of Chalets: 1
• Sleeps: 5 persons

Standard 4 Bed Chalet:
The Standard 4 bed chalet is the original restored farm house, built in 1916. Sleeping 4, it has 2 spacious bedrooms, comprising of 1 double and 1 twin room with private bathrooms and separate toilets. Relax with a book or spot game from the large veranda, overlooking rolling green lawns, which lead down to the river and swimming pool. Resident antelope can be found peacefully grazing in front of the veranda, seemingly oblivious to guests seated there. Tastefully decorated, Chalet Oom Piet has its own fully equipped kitchen and living room.
• Number of Chalets: 1
• Sleeps: 4 persons

Superior 4 Bed Villa:
This villa is set against the Kololo mountains and has 2 double en-suite bedrooms, a walk around terrace and an open kitchen.
• Sleeps: 4 persons

Superior 6 Bed Villa:
This villa has 3 bedrooms, one of which is located on the first floor with a balcony. All rooms have their own bathroom and a separate toilet. Two bedrooms have an outside shower. The kitchen is fully equipped, the living room has an open fire place and on the spacious outside terrace there is a barbecue built into the chimney. These Villas were built in 2009 and beautifully located on the outskirts of Kololo with a magnificent view over the mountains of Kololo and Welgevonden amidst abundant wildlife.
• Sleeps: 6 persons

Deluxe 6 Bed Villa:
Set against the Kololo mountains this is the most luxurious of our villas. Enjoy splendid, uninterrupted views over the African plains of Welgevonden Game Reserve and spot roaming elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and other wildlife. Beautifully furnished, both villas have large living areas with television, open plan fully equipped kitchens, terraces and barbeque facilities. Villa Kings has a private swimming pool and boma and has 3 double en-suite bedrooms.
• Deluxe 6 Bed Villa: 6 persons


Kololo's superb restaurant facility is ideal for the smaller breakaway conference groups of up to 40. Kololo is the ideal venue for an authentic African Safari themed wedding or special event. Our restaurant is available for wedding receptions and can accommodate up to 90 guests seated in the restaurant and on the look-out decks. Full catering and bar service available.

Tholo, our conference venue, seats 90 delegates banqueting style, 130 delegates schoolroom style and 160 cinema style. The conference rate includes a white-board, notepads and pens, mints, cordials, coffee and tea. A beamer, extra whiteboard, dance floor and sound system, as well as any requisite additional conference equipment, chair covers and table cloths are available for hire.


Kololo Game Reserve is home to a wide variety of both large and small antelope species, giraffe, zebra, monkeys, baboons, bushpig and warthog. Over 300 different bird species are indigenous to the area making this a birders paradise. Indigenous shrubs and trees abound and form an integral part of the food source for the animal species living in the area. 84 different species of trees are listed and many of these are identified along the walking and cycling routes of Kololo. Wild flowers and grasses cover the bushveld and over 500 species of plants have been recorded in the Waterberg plateau providing a colourful canvas for mother nature.

Kololo Game Reserve is part of Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, covering an area of 36.000 ha. In addition to the wildlife on Kololo Lodge here the Big 5 - elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard - can be spotted. Due to the close proximity these animals can also be spotted form Kololo’s restaurant.


Kololo is fairly centrally placed in the Waterberg area, allowing visitors to explore a wide range of attractions on either day trips or short excursions. These include many options for Big 5 game viewing, horseback safari's and hiking and biking. Below an overview of the activities on Kololo and in the Area.

Activities on Kololo Game Reserve:
• Game drive on Kololo
• Hiking & cycling on Kololo
• Bush braai & bush breakfast
• Bird watching
• Various activities for groups with special interests
• Swimming

Activities in the Area:
• Welgevonden Game Reserve
• Big 5 Game Drive Welgevonden (3 hours)
• Welgevonden Full-Day Game Drive (6 hours)
• Full-Day visit to Bushpig Lapa Welgevonden Game Reserve
• Big 5 Walking Safari in Marakele National Park
• Horseback Safari
• Visit to the Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch
• Visit to Marakele National Park
• Visit to Geluksfontein Goat Farm
• Hiking on Rhenosterpoort Hiking Trail
• Visiting Vaalwater Cultural & Township
• Visit to the Predator Park
• Special Programs
• Ranger Experience
• Family and kids programs
• Photo workshops


Dutch born owners of Kololo Game Reserve, Ton and Yvonne Jansen, are very committed to the wellbeing and development of the people that are employed by them and the area that surrounds them. They support several social investment projects in the Vaalwater area. These include education for underprivileged children and financial support and care for the local hospice that treat HIV / AIDS children.

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa

Kololo is strongly committed to sustainable tourism. We are proud that Kololo has qualified for Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) which was awarded to us in November of 2009. Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) encourages and publicizes fair and responsible business practice by South African tourism establishments.

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In Room / Unit

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  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Private pool
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Disabled equipped
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Parking
  • Podium

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.389047221888887
Longitude: 27.854211111111113

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 280km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

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March 2006 - 3 Reviews

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I was pleasantly surprised with all the facilities and the ambience and serenity that this place had to offer. The restaurant and staff delivered the best...

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