Ranger Diaries

High Fives at Our South African Big 5 Game Lodge Our South African game lodge, Fifty Seven Waterberg, is known as a Big 5 establishment, which is a name that draws visitors from near and far, and one of the reasons that accommodation at our lodge is in such high demand is our close association with these five wild animals. Of all the numerous species of game animals that occur naturally in South Africa, none have the allure of the world famous Big 5 – the African lion, African elephant, African leopard, Cape buffalo, and African rhino.

Luxurious Feast for your Senses in the Beautiful Bushveld The South African bushveld is a magical place, quite different from the natural wilderness areas found elsewhere the world that are still pristine and untainted by eco unfriendly human activities. Besides its immense diversity of unique indigenous people, fauna and flora, our bushveld has an atmosphere and vibe that you won’t find in another country or region.

A Realistic View of Accommodation Prices Amongst the Wildlife The popularity of private lodge accommodation in privately run, access-restricted wildlife reserves in South Africa has increased exponentially. This is a trend that continues to grow, driven by the demands of local and international tourists and wildlife enthusiasts who opt for luxury accommodation and amenities in an unspoiled, exclusive environment that is never overrun by noisy hordes of eager game spotters.

Sought-After 5-Star South African Waterberg Game Lodge  South Africa’s game parks and wildlife reserves have always been a drawcard for local visitors, those from abroad, and lovers of wildlife and the unique South African bushveld regions that are home to the wild creatures that inhabit such territories, where they can go about their existence as nature intended, before the advent of mankind’s activities that interfere/d with their wellbeing. As the lives and lifestyles of human beings have become ever more sophisticated, so too has the demand for (and receipt of) more complex and refined standards and preferences of accommodation options. This applies both when discerning persons are at home, and when they’re travelling or on holiday.

Big Five, Big Bucket-List Luxury Accommodation When one pauses to think somewhat out of the box, it’s not only our guests at Fifty Seven Waterberg’s private 5-star game lodge that are accommodated in the lap of luxury, the animals and other wild creatures are too, including the Big Five game species – the lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant.

Big 5 Wildlife Lodge Accommodation with the Wow Factor Increasing numbers of wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and seekers of bushveld peace and tranquillity, are discovering the Waterberg region and its 5-star lodge accommodation – in particular, the warm, typical South African hospitality that’s extended to lodge guests at Fifty Seven Waterberg. Add excellent opportunities to view the renowned Big 5, roaming freely in their natural habitat surrounding the main lodge, plus the individual guest accommodation suites, and one and all are sure to have the time of their lives during a wildlife experience to treasure.

The Opportunity, Anticipation and Excitement of Viewing the Big Five Nothing engenders so much eager anticipation and excitement among visitors to South Africa’s game reserves as does the prospect and actual sightings of the world famous Big Five, so named because the professional hunters of yesteryear considered these five species as being the most dangerous, hazardous and difficult to hunt successfully.

Luxuries in the Wilderness of a Wildlife Park Because there are so many items and concepts that may be defined as “luxury” or “luxurious”, one can label virtually anything as such, from lifestyle to motor vehicles, a meal or a wildlife park. The synonyms abound – grandeur, splendour, magnificence, lavish, extravagant, something fine and enjoyable that exceeds mere necessity, and may not always be freely available, and is therefore costly or expensive.

The Wonderful Waterberg Awaits You “Fifty Seven Waterberg” may not sound like the typical indigenous African name given to most exclusive game lodges in South Africa, by that’s about the only atypical African aspect of our lodge, which is located in in Welgevonden Game Reserve.