Lakeside Lodge


Located in the northeast corner of South Africa’s Limpopo province, nestled within the curving stretch of the Limpopo River, Lakeside Lodge offers you the rare opportunity to watch hippos emerge from the peaceful surface of Lake Entabeni, outside your bedroom window. Surrounded by the majestic bluffs and soaring peaks of the Entabeni Wildlife Preserve, Lakeside Lodge, with its thatch and stone design, is the ultimate choice for an exhilarating wildlife and nature experience. With its family accommodations, diverse outdoor activities, African and European dining, elegant decor, and exquisite surroundings, Lakeside Lodge inspires and captivates.

For those who desire robust outdoor activity, Lakeside Lodge offers hiking, quad biking, bush walks, and game drives. Home to rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes, and leopards, the Entabeni Game Preserve lures the adventurous game lover, while bird watching and horse riding within a pristine natural landscape provide a captivating outdoors experience. Culture enthusiasts can take advantage of village tours, while exhilarating helicopter flips and peaceful night time star gazing add to the variety of outdoor pleasure. A never ending list of diverse activities highlight the experience for all types of outdoor enthusiasts as well as for those seeking relaxation and tranquility.

Luxurious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms featuring both baths and showers, as well as comfortable family rooms, mark your accommodations at Lakeside Lodge. Rooms include mini-bars, safes, hair dryers, telephones, fans, and tea and coffee makers. Stroll the grounds on thatched walkways while enjoying the Boma (outdoor enclosure), the Reception area and Restaurant, or relax in your room, taking in breathtaking views and the comfort of your private deck or cozy fireplace. No matter what your preference, Lakeside Lodge will please the senses and cater to your most imaginative desires, surrounding you with the breathless terrain of this distinct South African, malaria-free Waterberg region.

Dining is an elegant, rare experience at Lakeside Lodge. Menus crafted to suit the season entice the diner with the freshest ingredients available, highlighting African or classic European cuisine. Enjoy Lakeside Lodge’s elegant indoor restaurant atmosphere while learning about the local produce.

Arising in the morning, looking out onto Lake Entabeni, mountains are mirrored in the water’s glassy surface, a sight to inspire and uplift. With this view at your fingertips, thoughts are easily left to wander to the evening’s menu, created by chefs who know the region’s treasures and aim their craft at delighting the diner with not only the ingredients on the plate, but the story behind the South African dish. Each meal is a divine, epicurean adventure as well as a cultural experience not forgotten.

A rare South African combination of luxurious, elegant accommodations and exquisite surroundings, Lakeside Lodge offers the ultimate in dining, adventure, the outdoors, and relaxation.

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