Berchtesgaden Game Ranch provides a truly authentic African safari experience and Bushveld breakaway in Limpopo

Berchtesgaden Game Ranch

Berchtesgaden Game Ranch provides unique African safari and hunting experiences in Limpopo’s malaria free untouched bushveld savannahs. Expect beautiful landscapes, an abundance of wildlife and luxury accommodation – all within two hours of the OR Tambo International Airport.

Needless to say, an escape into the bush is a great way to social distance. Your hosts have also put in place various COVID-19 protocols to protect you during your stay.

Many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about the uniqueness of the Berchtesgaden Game Ranch.

Accommodation at Berchtesgaden Game Ranch

Their Luxury Chalets are popular with families, groups and romantics for a reason. These en-suite chalets can sleep up to four people and come with single, double and queen beds. The chalets are also located to all the activities, amenities around the lodge and the dining hall (Lapa). ???

You’ll also love their Luxury Safari Tents. The tents can sleep two and come with en-suite bathrooms, towels & basic toiletries, coffee station, microwave and a mini-fridge.  This is secluded in the one corner of the greater lodge and overlooks the grasslands where animal grace in early mornings and during the night.

Wanting to experience Africa like the famous hunters and explorers of the past century? Their Bushcamp provides a unique, immersive experience of the untouched bushveld and its various inhabitants – zebra, kudu, jackal, hyena etc, in total around 20 species who will be your neighbours.

Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Berchtesgaden Game Ranch

Amenities at the lodge include secure free parking for vehicles; a swimming pool; jacuzzi; boma; observation deck; wellness centre; a gymnasium, conference venue and business centre. There is also a lounge with bar as well as a mega chess board to name a few.

For your added convenience, they offer Daily Firewood Fill-up and Housekeeping as well as the optional Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Activities in Vaalwater

Aside from a chance to experience life on the farm, there is plenty of ranch activities to keep you and your family occupied for days. Berchtesgaden also works with local African Adventures operators.

Biltong Hunting, Trophy Hunting and thefacilities that go with it have also made Berchtesgaden Game Ranch a top destination for serious hunters.

Reviews from previous Berchtesgaden Game Ranch guests

“We found the place to be very peaceful, calming and relaxing. It gave us much needed break from city life… the open fireplace and viewing deck is a highlight. Johannes and Anneke make people feel at home and ensure the comfort,” wrote Priyanka Salunkhe HERE.

Michelle Green added; “BOOK BOOK BOOK!!!! Heaven on earth!!! We had the privilege of staying for the weekend of our anniversary, and not only was it fantastic, beautiful and peaceful, the hosts were so amazing, they made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We will be back…”

Berchtesgaden Game Ranch is located along the new R33, Vaalwater, Limpopo. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call + 27 (0) 83 250 7989; email or visit them online at Follow them on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE


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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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