Hotel Overview

Ditholo Lodge is home to more than 250 species of birds and is full endorsed by BirdLife South Africa ™. One of the most unique and endearing features of Ditholo is the waterhole that is home to our resident family of Hippos, that can be viewed right from the safety of the lodge.

Easily accessible from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Ditholo Lodge is set in a malaria free wildlife estate with over 1100 ha of intact wilderness, the lodge is safe and child friendly.

Ditholo Wildlife Estate has active breeding and conservation programs for Buffalo, Sable and Nyala and is a fully accredited member of the Wildlife Ranching Association of South Africa. Game drives are the highlight of any stay at Ditholo and game walks and tree trails are an exceptional way to get closer to nature.

Accommodation

A Variety of Rooms to Choose From

Our Standard Rooms feature 2 separate beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar (stocked on request) and Flat Screen TV. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Selected DSTV channels
  • – Fan
  • – Hairdryer on request
  • – Room Service
  • – Laundry Service
  • – Bathroom Amenities
  • – Tea & Coffee Facilities

Complimentary Services

  • – Welcome drink

Our Deluxe Suites have a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar (stocked on request) and Flat Screen TV. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Wireless internet
  • – Selected DSTV channels
  • – Room Service
  • – Laundry Service
  • – Hairdryer on request
  • – Bathroom Amenities
  • – Tea & Coffee Facilities

Complimentary Services

  • – Welcome drink

Our Family Suite sleeps 4 People and has two separate bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms with shower. The suites have a lounge with a Flat Screen TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan and mini bar (stocked on request). All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Room Service
  • – Fan
  • – Laundry Service
  • – Hairdryer on request
  • – Bathroom Amenities
  • – Selected DSTV channels
  • – Tea & Coffee Facilities

Complimentary Services

  • – Welcome drink
Facilities & Amenities

A Little Something for Everyone

Outdoor African Boma

Guests can enjoy a traditional African Boma Dinner experience that’s takes place every Saturday evening and on special occasions by arrangement. Indulge in dinner under the stars with friends and family while soaking in the sounds and ambiance of the African night.
Opening Hours: 6pm – 10pm

Game Drives

Nothing represents a true wildlife experience like a guided Game Drive, get to see the Lodge’s Fauna and Flora up close and personal. The drives are conducted by a professional Game Ranger and binoculars, reference materials and refreshments are all provided.

Fishing

The Lodge is surrounded by 3 distinct water features with native Tilapia, Catfish and Largemouth Bass. Fishing is available at a small fee and done on a strictly catch and release basis.

Bird Watching

The Lodge is a birdwatchers paradise, with an elevated viewing deck and a thatched blind overlooking our water features. Ditholo is a fully accredited and recommended BirdLife™ South Africa establishment.

Bush Walks & Tree Trails

Ditholo has clearly marked trails for the nature enthusiast that wishes to explore and enjoy the natural tranquility of the African bush. For ease of use the lodge has a walking trail and a separate tree trail with clearly marked identifiers. Bicycle Trails are also available for guests.

Swimming Pool

The Lodge’s swimming pool is surrounded by chez loungers with umbrellas. The pool’s central location makes it a popular relaxation and gathering spot, poolside service is available.

Lakeside Bar & Deck

The Lakeside Bar is a popular meeting area complete with a relaxing four-sided log fireplace and comfortable lounge area providing pre-dinner drinks or an after dinner nightcap. Guests can play a game of pool or watch a sporting event on our Flat screen TV or just relax outside on the deck overlooking the water features.
Opening Hours: 10:00am till late

Kudu Restaurant

The restaurant serves as the hub of Ditholo Lodge, traditional thatch and wood vaulted ceilings, wrap around views with a centred serving and buffet station. The menu offers a wholesome approach to an authentic bush dining experience. Specialties are our expansive Breakfast spreads and the sumptuous Dinner menu.
Opening Hours: 7am – 9:30pm

Bakwena Express Spa

We all need time out ‘time out’ to revitalise and become centred. Bakwena Express Spa provides a traditional African spa experience in the heart of South Africa’s Limpopo bushveld on a private game reserve. Spot the beautiful Waterberg Mountains in the distance and enjoy the warm hospitality of Bakwena staff.

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Meetings & Events

No Conference Too Big or Too Small for Us to Deal With

At Orion Hotels & Resorts we go the extra mile to ensure that your event, no matter what your needs, is a great success. We have a unique and diverse range of hotels and are therefore ideally suited to a wide range of events – from large, lavish and extravagant, to small, romantic and intimate. We are completely flexible and we can transform our location into the perfect venue for your event. No wish is too big or too small for us. Our expert team is there for you and will help you completely plan and organise your event down to the tiniest details.

Facilities that are included with the venue hire are:
– Registration desk
– Overhead projector & Screens
– Lectern / podium
– Flipchart & White board
– Telephone
– Data Projector

Al other extras may incur additional charges.

We support local business and have alliances with neighbouring facilities. We can always organise additional capacity for you. We support local business and have alliances with neighbouring facilities. We can always organise additional capacity for you.

Our aim is to provide our clients with the ideal corporate getaway. Our facilities are perfect for groups up to 35 pax and is popular for AGM’s, corporate meetings, strategy sessions, motivational seminars, skills training or just a simple corporate incentive.

Finish the day off with an evening safari drive followed by a sun downer on the viewing deck while watching the African sunset. A specially prepared tantalizing meal and a friendly chat around the boma fire completes the perfect day.

Our aim is to provide our clients with the ideal corporate getaway. Our facilities are perfect for groups up to 35 pax and is popular for AGM’s, corporate meetings, strategy sessions, motivational seminars, skills training or just a simple corporate incentive.

Finish the day off with an evening safari drive followed by a sun downer on the viewing deck while watching the African sunset. A specially prepared tantalizing meal and a friendly chat around the boma fire completes the perfect day.

Our aim is to provide our clients with the ideal corporate getaway. Our facilities are perfect for groups up to 35 pax and is popular for AGM’s, corporate meetings, strategy sessions, motivational seminars, skills training or just a simple corporate incentive.

Finish the day off with an evening safari drive followed by a sun downer on the viewing deck while watching the African sunset. A specially prepared tantalizing meal and a friendly chat around the boma fire completes the perfect day.

We offer the perfect facilities for your team building needs.
Our professional events team can custom make a team building programme to suit your requirements or can be organised through highly qualified team building companies in the local area.

Weddings

Providing the Best Service to Make Your Dream Come True

Our Wedding Planners know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With the many years of experience behind them, and attention to detail, they will ensure that the most important day of your life becomes a lasting memory. Your special occasion will become a dream wedding as our specialised team designs and unobtrusively manages all your requirements, down to the finest details.

There is nothing more intimate than an authentic bush wedding! Ditholo Game Lodge has hosted many successful and memorable weddings. The lodge’s setting is perfect for intimate ceremonies, wedding receptions and scenic photographic opportunities.

Catering is tailor made entirely to your requirements and budget.

We can provide:

– Flowers
– Music
– Wedding cake
– Tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware
– Fully stocked and licensed bar
– Many culinary menue choices with custom options.
– Specialised discount accommodation packages for your wedding guests
– Hassle free assistance

Our wedding organisers know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With many years of experience behind them our organisers will ensure that the most important day of your life is a resounding success.

– Provide a professional service based on experience and knowledge of Ditholo.
– Draw up a checklist to be followed.
– Set up a menu tasting for the bride and groom
– Book accommodation as required by guests
– Floor management during the set-up, reception and on the date of your wedding.
– Post wedding feedback meeting, event wrap up and finalise bills

With the assistance of other service providers and suppliers, Ditholo can assist you with the following (fees may apply):

– Cake & custom designer confectioneries
– Gifts for wedding guests
– Setting up of a bridal Registry
– DJ or Live Entertainment
– Audio and or visual equipment
– Photography and Videography
– Décor
– Florist

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Mabula Big Five Game Viewing

Mabula Game Reserve, home of the Big 5, sprawls over 12 500 hectares of Malaria free African Bushveld. It has long been renowned for its peace and serenity, a place where man and nature unite to rekindle some of life’s forgotten pleasures. A sign of the commitment to eco-tourism and the integrity of the area is evident in the in the positioning of the golf course.

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Zebula Country Club

Zebula Golf Course, Zebula Game Reserve, Limpopo: This pristine 660-hectare bushveld estate boasts a sensational new world class Peter Matkovich designed golf course. It is also home to a variety of indigenous ‘non-predator’ free roaming game species.

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De Wildt Cheetah Farm

The De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary, started in 1971 on her parent’s chicken farm by Ann van Dyk, has assumed a crucial role in the survival of many endangered South African species. Besides Cheetah, the centre also contributes to the conservation of African Wild Dogs and Cape Vultures.

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I spent the weekend there with some friends and as usual we had a great time. I stayed in room number 2 and it was spotless and everything worked. it has lovely views of the mountains. During our stay the staff where very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious both nights. Charles and his crew went our of their way to make us feel at home.

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