Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm: A unique African bushveld experience in Limpopo

Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm

Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm, in Vaalwater, Limpopo, offers a unique blend of luxury accommodation and wildlife experiences in the untouched beauty of the African wilderness where a multitude of activities and adventures await.

It’s no wonder Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm is much loved by both local and international travellers for its pristine ecosystems, an abundance of wildlife, sustainable farming methods and luxurious accommodation.

The ranch is home to a variety of African wildlife – including impala, blue wildebeest, cape eland, greater kudu, blesbuck, gemsbuck, zebra, giraffe, warthog, bushpig, nyala, silver-back jackal, baboons and guinea fowl. Thus, the ranch is popular with hunters engaging in biltong hunting and trophy hunting.

Expect an out-of-city experience where guests can feel at home. Your hosts have made this reserve perfect for your enjoyment including putting in place various Covid-19 protocols to ensure your ease of mind during your time with them.

Needless to say, many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about the hospitality, facilities and their overall experiences at Berchtesgaden.

Accommodation at Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm

The Luxury Chalets are en-suite single, double and queen units that you will find furnished in luxuries ensuring the most comfortable stay even in the African bushveld. They are the perfect accommodation option for both couples and families alike.

If you prefer to live closer to nature like the early hunters and pioneers, choose their Luxury Safari Tents. These units offer three luxury en-suite twin bed / combined units with the same style and comfort as the chalets. However, unlike the chalets, you wake up to wild game on your doorstep.

Their Bush Camp will meet all your camping and caravanning needs. It features a braai area and a fresh water reservoir on a cleared stand in the untouched bushveld.

Companies seeking to take their team building away from the city will love their Corporate Retreat. I cannot think of any other place from where you can focus, strategize or regroup as a group than in the splendour of the African bushveld at Berchtesgaden.

You can make your online booking HERE. Read more about Berchtesgaden HERE.

Facilities at Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm

Guest facilities at the lodge include an outdoor pool, boma, observation deck, wellness centre, gymnasium, business centre, lounge / bar, megachess area, Jacuzzi and communal self-catering facilities as well as secure, ample parking for vehicles.

Additional facilities include daily firewood fill-up, daily housekeeping, and optional breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Things to do at Berchtesgaden Game Ranch

There are many ways to explore and enjoy your stay at the ranch. Choose their ranch activities and experience hunting, horseback safaris, fishing, shooting and just about any adventure you could imagine.

Located just down the road from the game ranch, the Berchtesgaden farm is a working livestock, vegetable and fruit farm where you can enjoy various farm activities.

Enjoy more adventures in the surrounding areas, the Veldskool at Berchtesgaden.

Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm

Reviews from previous Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm guests

“The 2nd time at Berchtesgaden this past week. It still never disappoint. Beautiful Lodge, farm and amazing hosts, Johannes and Anneke. The staff are all friendly and it was a blessing to relax at this beautiful haven and my husband enjoyed the hunting too. He had a friendly tracker, Terence who spent the 3 days in the Bush with him. Thanks a mill,” wrote Roelien Smith on their Facebook page.

Ruan Kleinhans added; “Went for a weekend getaway, absolutely beautiful farm with lovely hosts! Johannes and Anneke truly went out of their way to accommodate the group and make us feel welcome!”

“I will recommend Berchtesgaden Ranch over and over again! Incredible weekend. Excellent attention to detail. Clean, neat and extremely professional. We will stay loyal guests to Berchtesgaden Ranch!” said Michelle Du Plessis.

Berchtesgaden Game Ranch & Lifestyle Farm is located just outside Vaalwater in Limpopo. For bookings, call +27 (0) 83 250 7989 or email Visit them online at today. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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