Highlights of Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge
- Beautiful accessible malaria-free Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg
- Hanglip Lodge is one of two exclusive lodges on the reserve
- Overlooking a shallow dam filled with hippo
- Hot air ballooning and helicopter flips are optional extras
Entabeni Safari Conservancy
Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge lies in the lower part of Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the Waterberg north of Johannesburg. This beautiful 22,000ha malaria-free game reserve offers varied terrain and five eco-systems which support a wide range of game including the Big Five. It offers unspoilt African bushveld ranging from rocky outcrops, where the leopards watch from hidden crevices, to wide open savannah where the herds of zebra, wildebeest and impala congregate.
The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and open grasslands with wooded valleys, a favourite hangout for elephants. This is separated from the lower plateau by 600m high cliffs. The lower part of the Entabeni reserve is sandveld and a series of wetlands and is the haunt of the lions and general plains game. The two parts of the reserve are connected via a very dramatic and exhilarating ravine road. This lower area is approx. 3 degrees warmer than the upper reaches of the reserve.
Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge
Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge is probably our personal favourite in the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. The lodge’s breathtaking setting offers views stretching over the lake and plains to the Hanglip Mountain beyond. All ten suites are luxuriously furnished in a sumptuous African ‘Baroque’ style, with large wooden doors leading out to your private sun decks with its breathtaking view across the wetlands and vast open plains. There’s a sitting area with a romantic fireplace.
The main lodge area at Hanglip Lodge has a dining and sitting area but much activity takes place outside with a garden leading out to an attractive swimming pool area and alfresco dining. For those who prefer some quiet time with a book, there is a reading room in the loft or the wine connoisseur could visit the wine cellar for wine tasting.
Activities at Entabeni Hanglip Mountain Lodge include twice-daily game drives in open game 4×4 vehicles, guided nature walks, horse riding, moonlit boma dinners, picnic lunches and bush sundowners. Additional activities include helicopter flips and hot air ballooning in the early morning light which is a particularly special activity.
Entabeni Hanglip welcomes families, with children over 6 years old being able to go on game drives. One child or two smaller children can share with parents.