Waterberg Accommodation at Kololo Game Reserve Game Lodge in South Africa
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests53
  • Rooms/Units14
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

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Kololo Game Reserve is a highly recommended Limpopo game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Waterberg.

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.

At a Glance

  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Kids' programme
  • Self-guided game drives


With 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Kids Programme

Our qualified guides are available during mid-mornings to take the Kids out on a Kids Safari. The Kololo ranger will accompany your child on a bushveld expedition, teaching them about nature in a fun and interactive way. Activities are combined to make their stay more exciting. Kids receive a Bushveld Safari Book that will remind them of this wonderful learning adventure with fun questions, colourings and puzzles about animals.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • 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

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

Food & Drink

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


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • Flemish
  • French
  • Tswana
  • Venda
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Two Sleeper Chalet

These chalets are all in close proximity of the restaurant and pool. Some are hidden in the lush African bush, others are situated on beautiful lawns, surrounded by age old Syringa trees. All chalets have a veranda or terrace for those who want to experience the true African outdoors. Each chalet has one bedroom with twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with shower and separate toilet.(different bed configurations are possible and can be requested). Fully-equipped outside kitchen. Telephone and Internet (Wi-Fi) Please note: Occasional interruption of telephone and Wi-Fi service possible.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Standard Four Sleeper Chalet

These 2 bedroomed villas are ideally suitable for a family with 2 kids or 4 adults. From the veranda/terrace you have a beautiful view over Kololo and Welgevonden. 2 bedrooms (different bed configurations are possible and can be requested). Tw0 bathrooms. Lounge area. Fully equipped kitchen and a veranda/terrace. Telephone and Internet (Wi-Fi).

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Deluxe Four Sleeper Chalet

These villas are beautifully situated on the outskirts of Kololo. The verandas offer a beautiful view over the mountains of Grootfontein and Welgevonden and the plains of Kololo where you can see an abundance of wildlife. 3 bedrooms (different bed configurations are possible and can be requested). 3 en-suite bathrooms. Living room with an open fireplace. Fully equiped kitchen. Spacious outside terrace with barbecue area. Telephone and Internet (Wi-Fi). Please note: Occasional interruption of telephone and Wi-Fi service possible.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Standard Six Sleeper Chalet

This is a spacious villa, with a separate dining and living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all electrical appliances. The villa has its own swimming pool and a boma (outdoor barbeque). The terraces have a thatched roof and offer a magnificent view of Kololo and Welgevonden Game Reserve. 3 bedrooms with double bed. (Please note: only 2 bedrooms are in the main house, one bedroom is located next to the main house above the garage. This separate bedroom has a semi open plan bathroom). 3 en-suite bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, extra toilet, boma, tv. Telephone and Internet (Wi-Fi). Please note: * Occasional interruption of telephone and Wi-Fi service possible.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Kololo Dinner/Bed & Breakfast (DBB) Rates include:
Accommodation, Wi-Fi linen, towels, daily making of beds and cleaning services
Breakfast & Dinner, served in the restaurant
One activity per overnight stay*
Tea & Coffee in the rooms
Use of hiking & biking trails, bike usage, swimming pool, boma and restaurant
Check-in: 14h00, check-out: 10h00

Kololo Dinner/Bed & Breakfast (DBB) Rates exclude:
Conservation fee of R100 per person per booking
Lunch, all drinks and snacks
Laundry Services, Babysitting services outside of Game Drives
Transfer fees from Johannesburg International airport to and from Kololo
Gratuities to staff
All Banking charges
Specific room requests: preferences will be taken into account, but cannot be guaranteed

*Daily Activities, 1 included per overnight stay
Included in the bednight rate is 1 activity among which now is the Welgevonden 3 hours Big 5 Game Drive.
You can choose from the following activities:

Welgevonden Game Drive 3 hrs
Welgevonden Night Drive 3 hrs (seasonal availability)
Kololo Game Drive 1,5 hrs
Kololo Walk 1,5 hrs
Starry Night Drive (seasonal availability)

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Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

What a great weekend we had!! Staff and Management were Exvellent! An ideal place to go for a good rest!

October 2018

Marlize (Settlers)

Verified reviewexcellent

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 food and service and we really had a good time. Our compliments to the managment and staff.

September 2010

Lynette Simpson (Roodepoort)

Need to Know

Response timeKololo Game Reserve typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 280km

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the property Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since March 2006

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