EXPERIENCE THE LODGE
Sefapane Lodges and Safaris is Situated in the Greater Kruger National Park area, Sefapane's most valuable possession is undoubtedly the tropical bush garden which is home to large indigenous trees such as the Mopani, Marula and Boabab
GARDENS AND DAM
Lush gardens dense with a variety of flora and fauna against a setting of four lakes make bird-watching and catch and release fishing favourite pastimes of our guests.
RESTAURANT, BOMA AND BAR
Our a' la carte restaurant lends itself to stylish décor with a touch of sophisticated elegance, offering cuisine which fuses African dishes with a Western-cooking style.
The boma expresses an African theme and serves a variety of mouth-watering dishes while the bar is the ideal nest to settle in and relax after an exhilarating day of sight-seeing and activity.
Sefapane offers a selection of accommodation styles carefully designed to cater for every guest and every pocket.
All rooms are Airconditioned and offer cool sanctuary from our endless summer!
Irrespective of your choice of accommodation style; African Rondavel or Luxury (self catering) Safari Home, you will be enchanted by the natural beauty of this location. The rondavels are ideal for the slow and soft adventure travellers whilst the safari homes are ideal for families with children and can easily house two families at a time. The kids will love the Sefapane Junior Safari Club so check out the option of membership for those eager little enquiring minds and energetic bodies.
Decorated with rustic African elements, the rondavels are perfectly located and come standard with the following:
- private veranda (with comfortable chairs)
- private parking
- twin beds (with duvets)
- mosquito nets
- en-suite bathroom
- coffee / tea- making station
For the space conscious guest, our deluxe rondavels are the model choice. In addition to the standard rondavel features it consists of a snug sitting corner.
Our family rondavels are best suited for large groups or families. It consists of the standard rondavel features as well as:
- 2 bedrooms with twin beds
- 1 bedroom with a bunk bed
- 1 full family bathroom (bath, shower and toilet)
SAFARI HOUSES - SELF CATERING
A selection of twenty homes to choose from with each furnishing representing an aspect of African opulence.
These homes are seperated from the lodge by the picturesque dams, allowing guests to enjoy the vibrant bird-life and unspoilt scenery this location has to offer.
Each of the twenty homes comfortably sleeps 8 and consists of:
- spacious lounge
- satellite television
- dvd player
- internet ready
- fully equipped kitchen
- 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- guest bathroom
- outside shower
- extra guest bedroom
- spacious loft with bed and television
- wooden deck with braai and barbeque facilities overlooking the dam
- double carport
The estate has its own privately secured entrance and swimming pool, notwithstanding that the lodge facilities are within walking distance.
The Kruger National Park is an animal kingdom like no other and is often referenced as one of the finest in the world.
Accompanying our well-trained, experienced guides on a safari will ensure that you witness these creatures in their most natural, undisturbed habitat whilst driving through an ever changing landscape.
The Limpopo and Mpumalanga animal kingdom is as diverse as its people and you will be exposed to the rich cultural history this location has embedded in its history.
Meet the authentic African tribes, learn about the African language, the arts and crafts made locally and discover the beautiful nature that both these provinces boast
Activities are in abundance in and around Phalaborwa. Whether you require adrenalin-filled, leisurely or family-orientated activities, you will have an extensive list to choose from. You may book the activities personally or request our friendly staff at the reception desk to do so, upon your arrival.
Hot Air ballooning: An experience like no other! Moving along at wind speed, you will be part of the climate of the day. Enjoy the panoramic views while you can completely unwind.
Astronomy Show: Astronomy guides offer an entertaining and informative presentation of the African night sky. You will view the moon, planets, constellations and other heavenly bodies through a Meade computerized telescope.
Amarula Lapa: For factory tours and various tastings (in and around February is the season for this)
Water Sports: For the adventurous guests, there are a selection of water sports to do around Phalaborwa such as river rafting, kayaking, tubing and a waterfall abseiling specifically geared toward the courageous.
Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre: This is the largest animal rehabilitation centre in South Africa. A guided tour lends itself to guests learning about poisoned, injured and abandoned wild animals.
Endangered Species Centre / Cheetah project: Situated in Hoedspruit, this centre is one of the leading private research and breeding facilities in the country. Join one of the daily guided tours and find out more about the endangered wild animals.
Swadini Reptile Park: Marvel at the collection of local and imported animals. You will find snakes, lizards, leguan, monkeys, turtles, spiders and crocodiles.
Agatha Crocodile Ranch: Situated an arms length outside Tzaneen, this crocodile farm shows you crocodiles big and small. You while you will be guided through the breeding dam and enclosures and it includes a feeding show.
Golf in the wild at Hans Merensky Country Club:
Enjoy playing 18 rounds of golf at the Hans Merensky Golf Course, where you may be spoilt to see Kruger National Park wildlife! The 18 hole Bob Grimsdell designed Par 72 Championship Golf course has been voted as the best walking course in the country. Tee off between 07:00 and 09:00 or 11:30 and 13:30. Visitors are welcome any day of the week. Only 5 minutes from Sefapane Lodge, with complimentary transfer.
9 holes - R240.00 per person
18 holes - R435.00 per person
Golf clubs hire for 9 holes - R95.00 per person
Golf clubs hire for 18 holes - R135.00 per person
Golf car hire for 9 holes - R120.00
Golf car hire for 18 holes - R210.00
Rates valid until 31 December 2010
The immediate area around Sefapane is blessed with some very diverse biomes and given its location, you may be privy to sighting some of the diverse bird species from the privacy of your terrace.
The large natural dam fringed with reeds, where over 220 species have been recorded is a stone’s throw away from your rondavel and promises a birding experience like no other.
A birding guide who can find those exclusive species can be arranged for guided walks around the property.
Some of the resident specials:
- Pel's Fishing-Owl
- Taita Falcon
- Black-Fronted Bush-Shrike
- Cape Parrot
- Bat Hawk
- White-Backed Night Heron
- Southern Bald Ibis
There are many endemic species in the region. Whether you are new to birding or a passionate twitcher we can collate an exciting package modelled according to your requirements.
Birding can now be done at Sefapane with a local guide at a cost of R150.00 for a two hour tour of Sefapane estate!
Revel in the assurance that tailor made packages at Sefapane are catered for to the best of our ability.
Always dreamed of dining under the star studded African sky? We can arrange this for you, alternatively a private booth-style seating arrangement in our restaurant.
Do you require private game drives or excursions for a large or intimate group? We can assist you in co-ordinating a package to suit all your needs and address your requirements.Alternatively if you require assistance in planning your regular activity schedules with us we will take care of tis for you
Imagine saying your vows in a white linen chapel situated in an impeccably manicured garden with vibrantly colourful birds tweeting in an oasis of tranquillity…
Your wedding day is indeed one of the distinctively special days in your life. At Sefapane we understand and follow this school of thought and with this in mind have selected a few key components to comprise our wedding package.
Please note that minimum numbers of guests maybe required for certain requests!
Our Sefapane Wedding Package consists of:
- Ceremony, civil or Christian, performed by an official marriage officer
- Complete (unabridged) Marriage certificate posted to you (takes approximately 6 to10 weeks)
- Wedding bouquet for the bride
- African wedding venue at the lodge decorated with flowers including a white linen chapel
- Wedding cake and champagne after the ceremony
- A' la carte menu or prearranged set menu & bar
850 to R1380 pppn