experience the Bushveld at its best at
Gnu Ranch, less than 3
hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria where the majestic
Waterberg meets the
beautiful Bushveld. Gnu Ranch is spread over
3500ha of savannah, hills,
luscious bushveld, grass plains and bird rich wetlands.
We strive to make our quests feel at home and enjoy the
tranquil setting as if it were their own. Relax and
enjoy the diverse wildlife, topography and activities we
offer in this malaria free bush paradise with your
family, friends or colleagues.
The lodge has two thatched units, built from the
surrounding rocks. Each unit has three bedrooms opening
onto a private patio all with en-suite bathrooms, a
fully equipped kitchen opening onto a covered deck with
a spectacular view and an intimate rock boma to enjoy
the music of the Bushveld nightlife around a cozy fire.
When the game seek shade under the big Marula and Wild
fig trees in the heat of day, the deck surrounding the
elevated rock pool is the ideal place to enjoy the
sunshine, or relax in the communal lodge around the
pooltable or dstv. The lodge can accommodate 28 people.
Tamboti Tree Top Cabin
Ideal for a romantic getaway or quality time with family
and friends. Built in the branches of a huge Tamboti
tree, it surely is the ultimate in privacy and
uniqueness. The two bedroom cabin has a private swimming
pool, intimate fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and a
deck overlooking a bird rich wetland. The cabin can
accommodate 6 people, and DSTV is available (bring your
own smartcard). Any birdwatcher’s dream!
The isolated farmhouse is ideal for bigger groups
seeking peace, silence and a close to nature experience.
The renovated farmhouse has five bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and lounge with a
built-in fireplace and TV. Splash in your private
swimming pool to escape the Bushveld heat, and end the
exiting day around a crackling fire in the huge rock
boma built under a massive Marula tree. The camp is
exclusively booked for only one group at a time, and can
accommodate sixteen guest (minimum 4 adults per
The restaurant and bar at Rock Lodge overlooks a
floodlit watering-hole, and are open on request. Our
resident chef serves mouthwatering dishes for any
occasion. The restaurant area can accommodate up to 50
quests seated on the thatched deck, and combined with
the attached rock boma up to 90 seated quests. This
naturally scenic venue is ideal for a intimate Bushveld
wedding or any other special occasion.
The 3500ha ranch is home to 21 species of plains game
like Kudu, Eland, Gemsbuck,
Hartebeest, Zebra, Bluewildebeest, Waterbuck, Reedbuck,
Bushbuck, Blesbuck etc.
When the sun sets over the Waterberg, predators like
Leopard, Cheetah, crocodile and Hyena often leave their
tracks in the pathways to remind us of their presence.
We are also part of the De Wild cheetah management
Apart from the swimming pools, pool table and DSTV we
also offer the following exciting activities.
We offer game-drives on a open Land-cruiser seating 10
people, alternatively drive around in your own vehicle
at your own time. You will receive a map of the ranch on
arrival with more than 100km of roads to explore.
Bring your tackle box and try your luck at Bass, Kurper
or Karp in any of our dams,
or bring your boat and fish at Mokolo dam, the biggest
dam in Limpopo and a fly-fishing hotspot.
Our vast diversity of topography makes for excellent
The map provided on arrival will lead you on exciting
hiking, 4x4 and bike trails.
Nothing better to kick-off a team-building weekend or
end a corporate breakaway.
• Magol Golf Course
• White lion breeding project
• Elephant back rides
• Horseback safaris
• Big 5 viewing
23° 59' 42.9" S
27° 36' 48.2" E