Entabeni General Information
North of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and blessed with magnificent mountain scenery, Limpopo Province now offers game viewing in a malaria-free region. Several generations ago, this area was home to a variety of wild animals, like giraffe, impala, bushbuck, lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant and many more. However, the requirements of man the farmer and hunter resulted in the depletion of this area in favour of cattle farms. Thankfully, the process has been reversed, and areas in the important Waterberg biosphere have been restocked with game.
In the heart of the Waterberg’s Big Five country, Entabeni is aptly named – the place of the mountain in the local language. Covering more than 22 000 hectares of bushveld, ravines, savanna, sandy wetlands and wooded hills, it offers various types of quality accommodation and a flexible daily programme, including game drives and guided walks with a ranger, and with optional extras such as a visit to a local Pedi village, horse riding adventures, helicopter flights and meals on Hanglip Mountain, sunset boat cruises, children’s eco-educational programmes and beauty treatments.
Because of the 5 different ecosystems within the reserve, game viewing and bird watching are most rewarding in terms of the variety of species to be seen, identified by knowledgeable and friendly rangers. The upper escarpment is predominantly grassland dominated by the most beautiful crags, while a drive down between the cliffs, where a gurgling stream beckons, takes you to the warmer sandy wetlands of the lower escarpment.
Children are welcome however, children under six years of age will not be permitted on game drives. Where possible, depending on the number of children in-house and the availability of additional vehicles, special game drives for children can be arranged. Although these drives cannot be guaranteed, they usually take place after breakfast.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to participate in the game walks offered at Entabeni Safari Concervancy.
Cognisance must be taken of the fact that Lodges situated on Entabeni Safari Conservancy are unfenced and extra precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of children.
Entabeni Tourist Information
Moderate climate with a summer rainfall. Temperatures range respectively 20°C and 20°C in July and 14°C and 30°C in January. Frost is common during winter.
What to take
Jackets for Evenings, Camera, Binoculars, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Insect Repellant, Sun Screen, Hat & Batteries.