Belvedere Game Ranch, Magudu, KwaZulu-Natal
Create quality memories in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal at Belvedere Game Ranch. This family-run accommodation is situated in the beautiful bushveld of Northern KwaZulu-Natal and offers friendly and quality service as well as a chance to experience the wonders of the African bush.
The reserve covers 1400 hectares stocked with a variety of game including Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Warthog, Bushbuck, Zebra, Blue wildebeest, Red- and Grey Duiker and other small game species.
Accommodation at Belvedere Game Ranch
The superbly appointed lodge is situated in the centre of the reserve, and is surrounded by lush bushveld. There are six different suites to choose from at Belvedere Game Ranch, each one is en-suite and tastefully decorated.
The Lodge has a self-catering central kitchen; however, full catering is also available. The family room has a private kitchenette and braai area.
Each room can accommodate up to two people, twin and King-sized bed options fitted with comfortable linen. The rooms all have en-suite bathrooms with a shower, fresh towels and air-conditioning. The De-lux Room has a bath, shower and an outside shower under the stars.
The kitchen in the main lodge is fully-equipped to handle all your self-catering needs. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric stove and gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, fridge and freezer, braai utensils and a potjie pot. You can purchase extra wood for the fireplace and braai.
Facilities at Belvedere Game Ranch
Besides the kitchen area, the main lodge also has a lounge, bar and dining area where you can sit back and relax outside of your room during your stay. Sip on a sundowner at the “preekstoel” lookout point, as you take in the views of the natural surroundings.
A plunge pool is available for you to use at your leisure; a great way to cool down during those scorching summer days. For those who enjoy getting a tan or soaking up some sun, there are lounger chairs available.
Among the wide variety of activities you can enjoy on the farm, Belvedere offers a one-of-a-kind mountain biking experience along the Zulu Kingdom Trails. You can expect to ride some of the most natural, lightly hand-crafted, all-mountain trails while enjoying the peace and quiet of the serene bushveld.
With an expansive network of single-track trails, supplemented by many kilometres of wilderness trails, double track trails and farm roads, Zulu Kingdom Trails caters for mountain bikers of all levels and abilities.
For the more adventurous, there is the Belvedere Preekstoel Loop with its unrivalled vistas of the Kingdom landscape. You can totally immerse yourself in nature and encounter wildlife as you ride through the landscape.
Belvedere Game Ranch is also part of the Important Birding and Biodiversity Area (IBA) and has a vulture restaurant onsite that you can visit during your stay.
What do people say about Belvedere Game Ranch
“Upon entering the game reserve, we were greeted by the host and hostess who provided us with such a warm welcome. The drive to the accommodation was quick. The accommodation is rustic and luxurious. The splash pool is great for kids who need a bit of swim. The entire place is very tranquil. It was the perfect place to welcome in the New Year. Will definitely be visiting the reserve soon.” – KM TripAdvisor.
“Cozy and relaxed bush and wild life experience. Chalets and rest of the camp is well equipped. Beautiful sundowner setting over area. This place is recommended for families and friends to enjoy a well-deserved break.” – ctheron TripAdvisor.
“Belvedere is an absolute oasis in the middle of nowhere. Karen has thought of absolutely everything and it is the perfect place to relax, rewind and renew your batteries. We will always make a reason to visit Belvedere!” – Jane TripAdvisor.
“The 5 of us spent one week in February in this fantastic place! Very friendly owner Karen! A lot of space on the Ranch for the big company! Clear pool, air conditioning rooms (houses). Many animals around the place. Cleaning of the rooms and all territories – every day. Will go there again and again! It was amazing time!” – Pavel TripAdvisor.
“On arrival we were so warmly welcomed by Wessel Jacobsz and Victoria Rose (ZKT Mountain bike instructors), and introduced to the most beautiful lodge in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom in Pongola – Belvedere Game Ranch. We ventured out on our first ride down Bushbuck Bonanza. What an epic ride on some top notch trails, all varieties of gradients and terrains… Came across Zebra, Nyala, a herd of beastly Buffalos to name a few. This is a mountain bikers paradise!” – Jason De Bruin
Top reasons for staying at Belvedere Game Ranch:
- The farm is set in luscious bushveld with a wide variety and abundance of game and birdlife.
- The rooms are spacious, stylishly decorated and comfortable.
- The facilities at the lodge are top-notch, making your stay more enjoyable.
- The owners and staff are helpful and friendly.
- If you are a keen mountain biker or trail runner, this is the place for you.
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