Ukuthanda Game Lodge is not just a destination, it is a feeling. In the Zulu language UKUTHANDA means "to love". This is exactly what you will experience here.
With antelope grazing around the lodge, birds singing in the trees there is no better way to enjoy a peaceful break away from the busy city life or an overnight stay on a business trip in nature.
Only a two and a half hours drive from OR Tambo Int Airport, close to the heritage and culturally rich town of Groot Marico, nestled in pristine bushveld in the North West Province of South Africa lies the elegant Ukuthanda Lodge. This beautiful exclusive lodge with its four luxury air-conditioned chalets, a lookout deck over-looking vast expanses of bushveld and a cozy intimate dining room, provides, for the discerned guest, a true African experience. The splash pool not only helps you to cool down during hot summer days but serves as a water source for some of the wildlife passing by late afternoon. With views overextended bushveld and mountains, our boma surrounded by indigenous trees and lush green gardens provides the perfect location for late nights bonfires under African skies with a magnitude of stars smiling down on you. Relaxing around the boma fire and listening to the sounds of nightfall, reminds one of the early days long gone by. When the sun sets late afternoon, shining its orange rays over the lodge, a group of stunning Kudu bulls descends on the lodge, their curved horns glistening in the late African sun, led by two brave free-roaming warthogs, a Nyala bull and the Blue Wildebeest herd for treats of fresh lucerne.
Relaxing with a sundowner on the lookout deck, surrounded by magnificent wildlife and bushveld brings a sense of amazing inner peace and tranquillity to the soul of the nature lover.
Various nature and wildlife trails, as well as two mountain bike trails, allow our guest's kilometers of footpaths to explore the veld and bush or even take a refreshing run the early morning meeting wildlife around every corner, tree or bush.
Ukuthanda is home to herds of Kudu, Impala, Blesbok, Blue Wildebeest, Golden Wildebeest, Nyala, Zebra, warthog, and sable.
For the avid bird watcher, the pristine bushveld is home to a treasure of indigenous birdlife and hours can be spent in the veld observing hornbills, eagles, buzzards and many more. The more adventurous can join hosts, Santie and Frits, on daily feeding drops in the veld, learn more about the history of Ukuthanda and its founders and share in the passion they have for the veld, bush and wildlife.
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