This is Zwahili Private Game Lodge

Photo of The Executive Suite Photo of the Executive Suite Pooldeck Photo of Breakfast at Zwahili Photo of Cheetah Room in the main lodge Photo of Pierneef Restaurant at Zwahili Photo of the pool at sunset Photo of the Elephant room in the main lodge Photo of the Pool Bar in the Evening Photo of the Royal African Suite Bathroom Photo of the Safari Suite View

Zwahili Private Game Lodge

  • Grading: Five Star

Address: Waterberg, Bushveld Region of the Limpopo Province, South Africa.

This exclusive private game lodge is situated 2 hours North of Johannesburg in a malaria free area at the foot of the Waterberg in the bushveld region of the Limpopo Province.

" Embrace a true African experience in comfort, style, & luxury "

Lodge Features

Here at Zwahili where the most spectacular sunsets are experienced from the extended timber deck, you'll find unsurpassed peace and tranquillity while in the distance nocturnal life comes alive.

The Reserve

Zwahili is situated in a privately owned reserve, offering a diverse bushveld landscape, an abundance of wildlife - including two of the Big 5 - Lion & Leopard. Daily game drives are conducted by qualified rangers. Guided bush walks are also conducted.


Zwahili offers three luxury en-suite rooms in the main lodge, four elegant safari suites, two executive suites (Madiba and Rafiki suites) and one opulent presidential suite. We can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests, thereby ensuring a personal and tranquil experience further enhanced by excellent cuisine.

Main Lodge Rooms (3 rooms)

Cheetah room

A queen size suite, furnished in true African style, balcony with a breathtaking view of the bush and the waterhole below. En-suite bathroom with large oval bath, basin, shower and separate WC.

Rhino room

A standard suite, with en-suite shower, basin & WC. Private balcony.

Elephant room

The Elephant room is a spacious king size suite with private balcony and "His & Hers" en-suite bathrooms, one containing a bath and the other a shower.

Safari Suites (4 suites)

Embrace a true African experience, four king size suites, en-suite, all within walking distance of the restaurant, creating a truly isolated and private environment where one can be in touch with Africa's unique and unspoilt beauty.

Canvas walled, under thatch suites with en-suite bathroom. Ball & claw bath, His and Hers basins, WC and an invigorating outside shower for two. A private sun deck with incredible views of the surrounding bush, adds to the luxury of these unique suites.

Executive Suites (2 suites)

The Madiba and Rafiki Executive Suites offer 5 star comfort. Each king size suite has an open plan lounge area with flat screen TV, satellite service & mini bar leading to a private deck with a plunge pool and uninterrupted views. The luxurious en-suite bathroom with ball & claw bath, his and hers basins, separate toilet & bidet & spacious shower.

Presidential Suite (1 suite)

Royal African, the epitome of regal opulence and grandeur. Immerse yourself in unspoilt nature with breathtaking views of the African Bushveld. Personal service and absolute privacy. The suite contains a lounge with flat screen TV and satellite service, en-suite bathroom with ball and claw bath, large shower, his & hers basins, separate WC & bidet and outside shower for two. Private viewing deck with plunge pool. Exquisite synthesis of nature's wild pulse with the sophisticated sublimity of comfort, elegance and style

  • African Spa
  • Boma for starlit dinners
  • Conference venue
  • Television in lounge
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Restaurant with fireplace
  • Swimming pool


  • African spa
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives in open safari landrover conducted by an experienced ranger
  • Guided walks accompanied by a trials guide, offering the bird watcher, dendrologist, botanist and the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience.
  • Historical / Archeological site
  • Optional night drives
  • Romantic bushveld picnics
  • Silhouette shooting
  • Swimming pool

Game viewing

Game viewing, conducted by an experienced ranger offers sighting of lion, leopard, giraffe, civet cat, caracal, brown hyena, zebra, eland, blue wildebeest, njala, impala, red hartebeest, ostrich, gemsbuck, kudu, waterbuck, blesbuck, bush pig, warthog, and numerous smaller antelope.

Children on Game Drives

Children over the age of 6 years are welcome but will be allowed on the game drives only on discretion of the guide. Separate game drives can be arranged. Special dining arrangements can be made and baby sitting services are provided on request at a nominal charge.


Accommodation tariffs are:
  • quoted in South African rand (ZAR)
  • subject to change
  • inclusive of 14% Value Added Tax (VAT)


    Queen en-suite
    Sharing: R2 680
    Single: R3 800


    Standard en-suite
    Sharing: R2 275
    Single: R3 050


    King en-suite
    Sharing: R2 680
    Single: R3 800


    King en-suite
    R3 360
    R4 800


    King en-suite with pool
    R3 990
    R5 200


    Presidential en-suite with pool
    R4 490
    R5 800

  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Welcome drink & fruit plate on arrival
  • Late lunch
  • Table D'hôte dinner
  • 2 Game drives daily
  • Early morning tea/coffee
  • Full breakfast
  • Conservation fee & VAT
  • Transfers to and from the lodge (including private charter collection & drop-off)
  • Communication costs
  • Extra drives, guided walks and picnics
  • Gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • Bar & mini-bar purchases
  • Laundry & valet services
  • Purchases from Zwahili Gift Gallery
  • Any other items of a personal nature

Child policy

  • Children from 6 years of age are welcome
  • A rate of R730,00 per child per night is applicable if sharing a room with 2 full paying adults.
  • Children occupying their own rooms will be charged the applicable adult rate.
  • From 12 years, children are considered adult & have to stay in their own room.

How to get there

Map and directions

Coordinates: S24°48'76" E28°42'90"
Latitude: -24.812 Longitude: 28.7152