nature's beauty roams freE

See the Big Five and at the same time walk and cycle freely and safely among the African wildlife

Kololo Game Reserve, where nature and wildlife come together in perfect harmony. Nestled within the larger Welgevonden Game Reserve, Kololo offers a malaria-free and child-friendly environment for guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of Africa. With the chalets located in the northern part of the reserve, you can explore the vast terrain on foot or by bike with the assurance of safety. As a gateway to the larger Welgevonden reserve, Kololo is home to a diverse range of African wildlife, including the iconic Big Five and other magnificent creatures, waiting to be discovered on a thrilling safari.


Kololo Game Reserve is situated in Limpopo, the northernmost province of South Africa, in the heart of the protected Waterberg nature area, close to the village of Vaalwater. From Vaalwater it is another 36 km drive of which 29 km on an untarred road. From Oliver Tambo International Airport it is about 3,5 hours’ drive.

Kololo Game Reserve


Kololo Game Reserve is a prime example of responsible tourism in action. Located in South Africa, the reserve is committed to preserving the local wildlife and their habitats while also providing a unique and memorable experience for visitors. Kololo Game Reserve is a member of Fair Trade, which is an international certification that ensures ethical and sustainable practices are in place for both tourists and the local community. Fair Trade ensures that the local community benefits from tourism and that the environment is protected. The reserve offers eco-friendly accommodations and activities such as wildlife safaris, bird watching, and guided walks that educate visitors about the importance of conservation. By choosing to stay at Kololo Game Reserve, tourists can experience the beauty of Africa while also supporting responsible and sustainable tourism practices.


Kololo Game Reserve is child friendly; children of all ages are welcome! Kololo is home to the ‘safe animals’; the Big Five animals (Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo) are safely behind the gate of Welgevonden Game Reserve. Kololo is therefore the perfect place for a family holiday. While the kids are on the Kids safari expedition, the parents can relax at the pool or take a walk on the reserve.

family-friendly safari


The marked paths allow you to walk and bike freely across the reserve, coming eye to eye with the animals. You can also explore the reserve by car: with a safari truck you can take a tour, guided by one of our experienced rangers. He or she will tell you all there is to know about bird species, animals, vegetation and many other interesting “nice-to-knows” about the African bush. The open safari truck seats 10 guests and has a roof to protect against sun and rain. With this game drive truck, we also do Big Five Game Drives in Welgevonden Game Reserve: your best chance to see elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards.

the reserve

The reserve covers 3,000 hectares and is malaria-free and child-friendly. It owes its name to the Kololo, the Sotho name for Klipspringer, a small antelope species. We carry the Kololo with pride in our logo. The reserve offers a wide variety of nature and animals. Rocky hills, rivers, forests, and savannah are home to giraffe, kudu, impala, baboon, zebra, warthog, eland, birds (more than 300 species) and much more.


Max 2 Guests /
1 DOUBLE or 2 Single Beds

Max 4 Guests / 1 DOUBLE AND 2 Single Beds (CAN CONVERT TO DOUBLE)

Max 6 Guests /


A spacious and luxurious, very private villa with a separate dining room and living room.

Max 4 Guests /
1 DOUBLE AND 2 Single Beds

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