Fahad Game Reserve is one of the largest privately-owned game reserves in the Limpopo River Valley, covering an area of over 6’700 hectares. It is located 60km North of Ellisras-Lephalale and the Waterberg Mountains, at the Mokolo and Limpopo river confluence. We offer three luxury lodges, spectacular African Bushveld and 20 kilometres of riverine vegetation. We pride ourselves on offering a private, cherished, imaginative and unique tourist experience.
Only 3 hours from Pretoria, Fahad is Malaria free and ideal if you need to spend time with Africa. Each of our lodges were created with passion to ensure treats, pleasures and privacy in a setting that you have only imagined before.
We are proud members of Wildlife Ranching South Africa and support the four objectives of the WRSA that we operate within; conservation, eco-tourism, hunting and wildlife ranching.
It is because of a combination of these four principles that we can ensure sustainable game farming and utilization.
For this reason, as a management tool to ensure the prevention of over grazing and management to the environment, we implement strict game number management. Wildlife
Game Species on The Reserve:
More than 20 specie including Sable, Eland, Gemsbok, Kudu, Tsessebe, Bushbuck, Nyala, Giraffe, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok, Impala, Duiker, Mountain Reedbuck, Bush pig, Warthog, Zebra, Blue wildebeest, Waterbuck, Steenbok, Hippo, Crocodile
Predators and Carnivores on The Reserve:
Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Caracal, Civet, Serval, African Wild Cat, Aardwolf, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Cape Fox, Honey Badger, Genet, Polecat, Mongoose
Small Mammals on The Reserve:
Aardvark, Pangolin, Hedgehog, Porcupine, Hare, Springhare, Ground & Tree Squirrel, Galago, Vervet Monkey, Baboon
Birds on The Reserve:
Almost 400 species listed by Roberts. Complimentary copy of our bird list attached
Specially Protected or Endangered Mammals on The Reserve:
Specially Protected or Endangered Birds on The Reserve:
Bateleur Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Martial Eagle, Cape Vulture, Lappet Face Vulture, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Grey Headed Parrot, Ground Hornbill, Peregrine Falcon, Cori Bustard, Whitebacked Night Heron, Yellowbilled Oxpecker
Protected Mammals on The Reserve:
Aardwolf, Civet, African Wild Cat, Bushbaby, Cheetah, Bat-eared Fox, Cape Fox, Giraffe, Hedgehog, Hippo, Honey Badger, Leopard, Mountain Reedbuck, Sable Antelope, Serval, Steenbok, Tsessebe
Protected Reptiles on The Reserve:
African Python, Black File Snake, Cape File Snake
Number of Animals:
Size of Reserve:
+- 6’700 Hectares
Special Specie Breeding:
We are currently breeding with Zambian, Matetsi and Tanzanian Sable antelope as well as with African Buffalo.
Indulge yourself in pure luxury, spacious bedrooms, awesome lounge and dining areas, hand-crafted African solid wood décor, the feeling of Eastern carpets under your feet, luxury fittings, two swimming pools and an idyllic atmosphere.
Haifa is the Main Lodge on the reserve and a Five Star facility. It features private hi-end accommodation for 40 guests in the North Wing [9 bedrooms], Main House [3 bedrooms], Chalets [2 Bedrooms] and Guest House [6 bedrooms]. All our rooms are naturally en-suite and air-conditioning is standard all over.
If you are looking for a Corporate Lodge, 50th or 60th birthday event, Milestones, Seminar, wedding venue or special break-away for special people; look no further! Facilities and equipment include various private lounge areas, kitchenettes, commercial kitchen, huge entertainment areas and a 25-meter pool – partly under thatch with a wooden deck across.
The wilderness experience at Haifa has much on offer; It is located amongst huge Knob Thorne and camel Thorne trees in the northern part of the reserve about 1 kilometre from the Limpopo River.
You can enjoy bush walks, bird watching, game drives on open safari vehicles and Limpopo River cruises water levels permitting. Our Buffalo and Sable breeding projects are also popular with guests. For the more adventurous and for corporate team building you can book a Clay Pigeon shooting on a state-of-the-art electronic Sport shooting range or do a Mountain Bike trail.
Haifa has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and Boma with all the luxuries you would find in a suburban Hotel. The lodge is assigned for your personal use once booked and no other guests are allowed on the property.
mBabala means Bushbuck and represents at this lodge – peace, beauty, tranquillity and privacy.
This luxury family lodge stands steadfast amongst enormous Leadwood, Acacia and Ana trees on the banks of the Limpopo River. Located right across the Botswana Tuli Block on the Limpopo River, this lodge offers intimate living in five en-suite chalets – all with air-conditioning. The panoramic views over the tree forest and a secluded water hole is superb. One of the camp’s special features is the raised lounge and bar complex overlooking the Limpopo River flood plain.
Babala is a self-catering lodge and has a fully equipped kitchen and boma with all the luxuries you would find in a suburban home. Once reserved the lodge is allocated to you personally – no other guests.
Activities revolve around the area’s magnificent scenery, photographic opportunities, game- and bird watching, simply relaxing around the pool and the spectacular beauty of the Limpopo River frontage. Open safari vehicles take guests on early-morning and evening drives; and boating excursions onto the breath-taking Mogolo/Limpopo Rivers set out from Twin River Lodge.
Twin River is located at the confluence of the perennial Mogolo and Limpopo Rivers. It is a popular retreat and lends itself to group bookings as the accommodation is specifically designed for shared, yet private, stays with family / friends. Twin River has seven twin rooms and guests are accommodated in three thatched chalets and a four bed-roomed guest house with private lounge.
Twin River Lodge:
All rooms at Twin River are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms. Central amenities include an elevated thatched deck with lounge and bar, dining area and pool.
Game drives, walks and river cruises can be booked at Reception. Pack your Mountain Bike for an unforgettable 20km route on the banks of the Limpopo River. Bird life is outstanding. A large dam in the Mokolo River – 300 meters from camp boasts with an array of 13 fish species and resident hippo. Bring your own fishing gear for your desired fishing experience!
Twin River is a self-catering lodge and has a fully equipped kitchen and boma with all the luxuries you would find in a suburban home. Once reserved the lodge is allocated to you personally – no other guests.
We are proud members of Wildlife Ranching South Africa and support the four objectives of the WRSA that we operate within; conservation, eco-tourism, hunting and wildlife ranching. It is because of a combination of these four principles that we can ensure sustainable game farming and utilization.
For this reason, as a management tool to ensure the prevention of over grazing and management to the environment, we implement strict game number management.
Professional rangers with open safari vehicles can be arranged to take guests on early morning and evening drives. More than 20 species, including Sable, Buffalo, Livingstone Eland, Tsetsebe and all common Antelope. Predators include Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena and Caracal.
River Cruises & Fishing:
A cruise on the Limpopo river or Mokolo River, if water levels permit. Unspoiled vegetation with magnificent photographic opportunities. More than 450 bird species, Hippo and Nile Crocodile.
Guided Bush Walks:
Daily walks on the Limpopo River banks or challenge the mountain in the company of trained guides and rangers.
Clay Pigeon Shooting:
Professional track with three electric La Porte machines, offering English Sporting and Skeet practice. Thatched Clubhouse with kitchenette, bath room and Pool table.
Rifle Target Shooting:
100-meter professional range with electronic target mechanism, CCTV target spotting and clearing facilities. Thatched Clubhouse with kitchenette, bathroom and Pool table.
Safari Weddings at Fahad Game Reserve:
The serenity of the Bushveld and the intimacy of our property combine to create the perfect place for any new beginning. A wedding celebrated here could not be more memorable. As always, our ambition is to create an experience with you, not just for you; our staff can help you build in imaginative details throughout your stay. For the most important day, we will work with you to bring your own vision to life. The Bushveld is yours!
Safari weddings are becoming more and more popular with the added benefit that you could have a wedding ‘weekend’ where friends and family enjoy each other’s company over several days, making the occasion much more memorable and the expense of a wedding much more rewarding. It is not a one-night event which is quickly forgotten, but an unforgettable memory for all guests. We have special accommodation packages with reduced prices for wedding accommodation. We can accommodate up to 70 guests in our lodges and have neighbouring reserves with additional options.
Wedding functions are typically staged at Haifa Lodge and we can accommodate from 20 to 140 guests. Options are unlimited with the wedding service outdoors in natural surroundings, the function at our Pool facility, or tailor made to your liking.