Crossing Lodges – enjoy memorable African safari getaways in Limpopo’s untouched Waterberg region

Crossing Lodges

Enjoy an African safari adventure of a lifetime in Limpopo’s malaria-free Waterberg wilderness area while staying at Crossing Lodges. Surrounded by the untouched African bushveld, these relaxed and luxury lodges are perfect for a romantic stay, groups, and family getaways.

Their two offerings – Zebras Crossing and Elephants Crossing, are well within driving distance from Johannesburg and place you within one of the most beautiful regions in South Africa, Waterberg.

Elephants Crossing is located in the remote Welgevonden Game Reserve. It offers the perfect combination of thrilling Big 5 adventures, scenic views of the wooded plains, a private waterhole as well as beautiful and uninterrupted views of the reserve.

The absence of the Big 5 at Zebras Crossing means you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and get closer to the bushveld and its many inhabitants. Go for a hike or bike ride, it is completely safe.

Needless to say, many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to stay about the hospitality and facilities at the lodges.

Accommodation at Crossing Lodges

Whichever option you choose, expect luxury living at their two lodges. Zebras Crossing is the ideal getaway for groups, families and romantic couples. There are four spacious Deluxe Rooms and two Family Suites. All the rooms are fully-inclusive.

Elephants Crossing is a luxury tented camp, which is the perfect bush-getaway for all. Choose a stay in one of their Luxury Tents, the Tented Suite, or the Bush Villa. Amenities include large comfy beds, sitting areas and is also fully-inclusive.

Make an online booking for Zebra Crossing HERE and Elephant Crossing HERE. See their specials HERE.

Limpopo Province. South Africa

Facilities at Crossing Lodges

Guest facilities at the lodges include swimming pools and ample, secure parking for vehicles. Also enjoy sumptuous breakfast, lunch and dinners. All meals include soft drinks, house wines, local beers and activities.

Crossing Lodges activities

There are many activities to keep you busy during your stay at any of the Crossing Lodges. At Zebras Crossing, you can enjoy safaris, mountain biking, rockpools and bushwalks around the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve with their field guides. The reserve offers an abundant variety of flora and fauna – including various bird species, zebras, kudus, nyalas, impalas, giraffes, hartebeest, blesbok and much more.

Elephants Crossing is located in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. The reserve is dominated by different veld types and characteristic mountainous bushveld areas. It boasts more than 50 mammal species and over 300 bird species. Let their experienced field guides take you on an African adventure in search of the famed Big 5.   

Reviews from Crossing Lodges guests

“Started our trip in South Africa here. What a beautiful place. Right away you feel very welcomed by all the staff members. The food was delicious, and the views were amazing. We went on bush walks and saw giraffes, zebras, wildebeest and much more. Would love to come back one day!” wrote Fréderique D on their TripAdvisor page.

Thomas M added; “We had an amazing stay at Zebras Crossing with my family in law. Upon arrival you are greeted by the grazing zebras, ostriches and the meerkat family. The surroundings are beautiful and the staff was very friendly!”

“We stayed in beautiful Zebras Crossing Lodge for a long weekend and we had a magical time! It was just perfect – the accommodation, the service, the food, the activities. Amazing hospitality! We felt so welcomed. It is a tranquil place with magnificent beauty. Planning to be back soon,” said Ivanka Ivanov.

Zebras Crossing is located at Farm C-20, Driefontein road, Modimolle while Elephants Crossing is located at Site 67, West Gate, Welgevonden Game Reserve, Vaalwater. For bookings, call +27 (0) 87 056 9937 | WhatsApp +27 (0) 63 164 1783 or email Visit them online at today. Here is their location on Google Maps HERE and HERE. Also follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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