About Saragossa Game Lodge
Saragossa is a private game reserve tucked away between mountains and rolling grassland in Mpumalanga’s Elands Valley. It is located between Johannesburg and Kruger Park – ideal for international visitors to start or end their journey in South Africa and for locals for a relaxing getaway.
The lodge, the heart of the reserve, is surrounded by dams, streams, savannah and bushveld. The original homestead, built in the 1920s, was recently restored to preserve its old-world atmosphere and original charm. In keeping with the grand colonial style of the lodge, all suites and rooms are decorated with the same understated elegance of bygone years.
Up to 18 guests can be accommodated. All rooms have King size beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathrobes, a mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, a safe and ceiling fans. They all have a private entrance leading into the garden and pool area.
The garden suites are suitable for single or double occupancy. Each has a comfortable and spacious lounge with a fireplace and private patio, a bedroom and an en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower and bath. All suites and patios overlook the gardens around the lodge.
Our lodge rooms are designed to accommodate one or two guests. They consist of a spacious bedroom and a modern bathroom with shower and/or bath.
The honeymoon suite is a spacious, beautifully designed room with a freestanding bath overlooking the dam. It also has a bathroom and shower, a walk-in wardrobe and a braai / fireplace on the private terrace.
The freestanding villa is situated in the middle of the bushveld, a two minute walk from the lodge. It has two bedrooms with twin or double beds, a spacious, beautifully designed lounge with a fireplace, a large kitchen and dining area, a private heated pool, a sundeck, outdoor shower and firepit with magnificent views of the mountains.
The leisure rooms include a cosy lounge, a bar with an open fireplace, a cigar lounge and whiskey bar, a wine cellar and a dining room. The spacious veranda looks out onto grasslands where animals come to graze. The lodge features a large heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi seats, a pool bar and a scenic wedding and events venue (Lapa).
Dining & Safaris
Rates include breakfast and assorted hot beverages. Lunches, high teas and dinners can be booked for your stay, however please note that pre-booking is essential! There are no self-catering facilities at the lodge and as we do have a fully licenced bar and kitchen, we do not allow any alcohol or drinks to be brought onto the property. The opportunities for a meal in the surrounding area are very limited.
There are choices of many different activities during your stay. At Saragossa we offer game drives, bush walks, star gazing, quad biking and more. In the area you can go horse-riding, climbing, abseiling, golf or go on outings along the Panorama Route. All of this can be booked with us, pre-booking is essential!
Please note, any activity away from the Lodge Building has to be guided by a ranger.
We at Saragossa seek to be in harmony with ourselves, our land and our fellow human beings. We treat our environment and resources with respect. Most of our produce is cultivated organically and we aim to be self-sufficient. We protect the environment by using solar power, combating invasive alien vegetation, recycling waste and rehabilitating endangered flora and fauna.
Let us share with you the harmony and bliss of this magical corner of the earth.