After some major alterations and renovations we opened up for hosting guests in January 2018. Up till now we have received only marvellous reviews on Trip Advisor.
We have the ambition to provide a true Safari feeling with maximum attention for our guests. That is the reason we have decided to offer only a limited number of beds. We provide facilities for 10 guests.
The Lodge has currently three Rondavels (rooms) for guests that each accommodate 2, a family room that accommodate 4, a restaurant, a beautiful swimming pool with shaded pool area and a building with a large viewing deck, from which one can look over the bush. For details on the accommodations please visit our separate page by clicking: overview of our rooms
Restaurant – “Hippo”
In the restaurant building that is called “Hippo” we can provide you with tasteful breakfast and diner. Since the weather conditions are almost always excellent we can serve the meals outside as well as inside.
On the first floor of the building we have created a very large viewing deck with a thatched roof on top of it. From this place you will have an enormous view over the bush and onto the waterhole. Without disturbing the animals, you will have a close look on them, because the animals usually come very close to the lodge.
The area around the lodge is equipped with a small electrified fence-cable to keep the elephants from coming too close to the buildings and to prevent them from drinking from the swimming pool. All other animals can roam freely throughout the entire plot and the rest of the reserve, all the way into the Kruger National Park. Therefore the lodge is not the best place for small children and we advice to bring only children form the age starting with 12 years.
Infinity swimming pool
The lodge has a magnificent swimming pool with a beautiful Lapa (relax area with seats and tables) shaded by a thatched roof, to relax and cool down from the sometimes hot African sun. You can enjoy your drinks, have a meal or just enjoy the view.
Solar powered, off-grid
Since July 2019 our lodge is equipped with a solar power system. This will enable us to be totally self-supportive where it comes to electricity. During the day the solar system is charging our own large LiFePO4 battery. During the night this should provide us with sufficient capacity to operate completely off-grid and make use of all lights and appliances, including the ceiling fans and even the airconditioning installations that are installed in all the rooms. With this solar power we have no consequences from the dramatic load shedding in South Africa.
Wifi and Cell Phone connection
You can of course make use of our internet connection via our free Wifi, which is available at all locations at the Lodge. The connection supports normal use of the internet. E-mail and all social media channels can be used. It depends on the network provider how your cell-phone connection will function, but we do have coverage most of the time for your mobile phone.
Safari Game Drive
The Grietjie Private Nature Reserve is a 3000 ha. large reserve and is part of the large Kruger National Park without any fences in between all participating Nature Reserves. Grietjie Reserve has about 100 plots, from which a couple have been equipped with lodging facilities. As visitor it is not allowed to drive around for game spotting. We will offer you the possibility to come with us on a safari game drive twice a day. We have licenses to provide safari game drives in a large part of Kruger National Park in an area of over 9.000 ha. During the safari game drives we will enjoy the daily surprise of all kind of possible animals like, impala, giraffes, buffalo, warthogs, zebra, kudu, waterbock, elephants, hypo’s, lions and many more. Not to forget of course the birds of all kind, colors and sizes!
Only 30 minutes drive from our reserve we have the Phalaborwa Gate, leading into The Kruger National Park. The distance allows for a day trip to this world class nature reserve, with a guarantee to encounter wild animals. We can organise a day trip for you or you can drive on your own.