Ilanga Lodge

Ilanga Lodge, affectionately known as the “Gem of the Waterberg,” sits nestled in the heart of the prestigious Welgevonden Game Reserve, home to the Big 5. Regarded as one of South Africa’s premier wildlife destinations by Getaway Magazine, the Waterberg boasts a diverse wildlife habitat, offering a myriad of landscapes – from wooded hills and deep river valleys to expansive plains – all within a malaria-free environment and a mere 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from Johannesburg International Airport.


Owned by dedicated conservationists Christine Calberg & Guido Savi, Ilanga Lodge was discovered after extensive travels across Africa in search of the perfect sanctuary that aligned with their vision. The name “Ilanga,” derived from Zulu, translates to “sun,” symbolising the vital role the sun plays in the emergence of life. At Ilanga Lodge, guests are immersed in an authentic African bush experience, surrounded by untouched nature in perfect harmony.


Ilanga Lodge is surrounded by beautiful trees, while a spacious deck and swimming pool overlook a tranquil dam, providing guests with uninterrupted wildlife viewing opportunities, including elephants, buffalos, rhinos, giraffes, and more. Culinary excellence awaits at Ilanga Lodge, with a world-class chef curating an exclusive seasonal menu, sourced from an organic farm adjacent to the reserve, and complemented by an exquisite wine selection housed in our exclusive wine cellar.


Perfect for couples, families, or groups, Ilanga Lodge offers six luxurious rooms featuring private terraces, expansive decks overlooking the dam, a main swimming pool, boma, and Wi-Fi connectivity, ensuring a memorable stay for all guests.



From R 7,900 for a double room
*Full board game drives included.

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