19 Jul South Africa Luxury Lodge
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.
The call for luxury lodgings and appointments has increased exponentially, irrespective of location, and South African hospitality establishments have reacted and responded accordingly – in urban areas and in the enduringly popular bushveld and its myriad game reserves, particularly those that are privately owned and managed.
Private Game Lodges in South Africa
Why are private game reserves and lodges so sought after?
- Privacy or private ownership or management helps hosts to provide exclusivity that pertains to lodge accommodation, personal yet understated and discreet guest services, appropriate ratio of lodge personnel to guest numbers, luxury appointments and standards, plus implementation of a policy that allows only limited numbers of guests at any given time.
- Limiting guest numbers avoids the often irritating, intrusive behaviour of hordes of people around a game sighting and kill or feeding scene, which is always a highlight of game drives and viewing. The peace, tranquillity and serenity of the bushveld is most effectively maintained when there’s no overcrowding.
- Lodges are typically smaller than traditional hotels. Therefore, guest numbers must be restricted in accordance with the number of rooms or, in the case of luxury lodges, suites.
- In South Africa, lodges and luxury are completely compatible and synonymous items and concepts.
Fifty Seven Waterberg’s Luxury Lodge
Our luxury lodge is situated in the privately allocated fifty-seventh portion of the 35 000-hectare Welgevonden Game Reserve. This game reserve forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.
Fifty Seven Waterberg has 5 stars and is home to the Big 5 game (among numerous other species) of the South African animal kingdom – the lion, African elephant, leopard, African rhino and Cape buffalo.
Guests at our luxury lodge are treated to two daily game drives, in the early morning and late afternoon, accompanied by an experienced guide who shares his knowledge and experience of local fauna and flora with his passengers, viewing game in optimal locations where they’re likely to be found, often at close quarters.
Accommodation for our visitors is provided in five guest suites, principally named after South African antelope species that occur in the Waterberg. Each spacious suite occupies a minimum of 80 square metres, and is elegantly furnished with top-quality appointments and facilities to ensure that our guests enjoy 5-star luxuries in every aspect of their private suites.
At Fifty Seven Waterberg, we aim to provide our guests with a competitively priced, 5-star luxury lodge experience, without compromising on our high standards of personal service, privacy, peace and true, sincere South African hospitality.