The big lodge nestles in the heart of the 5000 hectare Waterberg Reserve, which is home to abundant game and birdlife. This nature reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa is not home to the ‘Big 5’, but leopard, wild dog and over 20 other indigenous wildlife species roam the land. The lodge is ideally suited for eco-tourism offering unobstructed views of the game and an endless variety of natural habitat. The Schrikkloof lodge is an absolute gem, built under architecture and furnished with much love and style. You’ll find it a haven of serenity, almost one with the surrounding plant, animal and bird life.

Breakfast and dinner are included in your stay with us, and you’ll be amazed at the quality of our cook and kitchen, which is locally inspired. Each day we offer a different set day menu – if you have any (dietery) wishes please let us know in time. Optionally you can enjoy a light lunch with us.

Inside the lodge you’ll find a reception area, a dining room, several comfortable sitting areas with open fires and a well-stocked bar. Outside on the decks are dining and lounging facilities, with a wonderful view of the ‘koppies’, the bushveld and the waterhole. Sit and relax with a nice drink and watch the many birds or see the nyala, sable antilopes, buffalo and much more pass by. Downstairs are a pool table and dartboard for your entertainment. The lodge area has good, free wifi.

Also outside, nestled in the garden, is a pool with sundeck, and a boma with a braai. Several water features add to the feeling of luxury, and our non-intrusive staff will make you feel at home.



Schrikkloof Private Nature Reserve is a 700ha area of unspoilt, malaria-free South African bushveld in the magnificent Waterberg, with a luxury, Out of Africa style lodge. Just a 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg airport.


Schrikkloof can accommodate 20 guests in eight exclusive, private chalets and two suites. Enjoy our grand lodge with home-style food and relax with a drink on the deck while enjoying the breathtaking views.


Schrikkloof is home to many species of wildlife. Spot the various ungulates, smaller mammals like the aardvark or maybe even carnivores like the elusive leopard. Avid birdwatchers will have a field day!