Grootfontein offers OFF-THE-GRID breakaway living

Cellphone reception is generally terrible (ain't that great!) and we use rustic but spotless ablutions with paraffin showers, gas or open fire cooking and LED lighting.


We do have a Wifi Hotspot on request or in case of emergency. 


R200 for kids under 12 and little ones under 2 stay for FREE. Midweek Specials, Group and Long Stay Discounts apply. Peak Season is the December Holidays.




Nestled between two low-rise koppies, Aloe Lodge offers a rock & thatch private retreat. Enjoy sweeping views of the Waterberg Mountains from the rock pool and viewing deck. Aloe has 3 spacious bedrooms with generous views of the surrounding bushveld and mountains. Aloe Lodge is a seriously open plan for the generally hot local conditions. Choose between two BOMA ("braai") areas for an evening to remember. Cook up a storm in the open plan kitchen. Bigger groups can be accommodated in the adjacent Rwenzori-bush room or Giant Rock with its 2 camping sites. Our adventurous travellers' favourite!


Giant Rock is dramatically settled between gigantic rock builders and dramatic wild fig trees. The generous sleeping living quarters walk out onto a panoramic patio with a double sleeper coach. Giant Rock has a well-appointed bush kitchen, a choice of two rustic ablutions, a small splash pool, and an open BOMA for braais and star appreciation. Also offering 2 shady camping sites and the new Rwenzori bush-room, Giant Rock is ideal for a couple, or a family with younger kids, or a small group of friends that like to combine inside accommodation with some camping options.

KUDU Lodge

Kudu Lodge offers a studio-style generous sleeping and living double volume thatched room with a spacious bush-kitchen, rustic but spotless outside ablutions, fire pit and braai area, private splash pool and amazing views over the mountains and the game water hole. Sporting a queen size bed & Out-of-Africa mozzie net, with 1 or 2 possible bunk beds, it is perfect for the single business traveller, a romantic weekend for two, or young family!
Enclosed and PET FRIENDLY.

Gecko Lodge

Pilgrims-style Tin Studio with generous sleeping-living quarters, ensuite kitchenette and toilet, star-gazing braai area and small tin-shack annex if needed. Gecko Lodge forms part of the Camp Marula 4x4 area and can be rented by itself or as part of a 4x4 Camping Group. Unless a different group booked the camping area, you'll have access to a stunning lookout-braai area with a dramatic edge-of-a-cliff rock splash pool. The shower is shared with Camp Marula and you will need a high clearance vehicle.

Camp Marula

Endless views over the Waterberg Mountains and valleys with absolute privacy! This 4-stand recently renovated bush-camp caters only to the self-sufficient enthusiast. Preferably with a 4x4, but not a necessity. The braai area, splash pool, spectacular views of the Waterberg Mountains, flushing toilet and hot paraffin shower we do the rest! You know what mountains do for the soul...! 

First camp site R1000/night and R500 extra per camping stands 2, 3 and 4.

Serengeti BUSH Camp

Serengeti Bush Camp is the newest addition to our Off-The-Grid options. Surrounded by mountains and situated under towering Marula trees it is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all feel. Anchored by a generous stretch-canvas tent with a true Out-of-Africa, mozzie-net enclosed bush-Fourposter, open-plan kitchenette & dining, rock splash pool, rustic but spotless ablutions, coffee nook, star-gazing BOMA-braai and private game viewing waterhole. Enjoy on your own or invite friends and family to make use of the 4 Marula-shaded camping areas.

R1000/night and R500 extra per camping stand/night.

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