Kaingo Game Reserve
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Kaingo is a destination of outstanding scenic beauty, an African Eden. Situated in the Waterberg, 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, Kaingo Game Reserve is the malaria-free safari holiday you’ve been searching for. Accommodating family, friends or business associates, our facilities, coupled with our spectacular location and passion for the environment, make this an unforgettable destination. Sweeping across 22,000 acres (9,000 hectares) of bushveld savanna, river, valley and magic mountain landscapes, Kaingo represents a piece of Africa as it used to be with unique wildlife experiences, thrilling activities and picturesque natural assets in abundance. With the mighty Mokolo River weaving through breathtaking landscapes, Kaingo has distilled the finest natural wildlife safari offerings for the enjoyment of our guests. Read More/Less

The reserve is a slice of wilderness paradise far from the madding crowd, yet easily accessible; a place of renewal and reconnection with the natural world. The iconic and most dangerous wild animals of Africa – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard - are at home on Kaingo, but so too are over 50 other mammal species and over 350 different types of birds. Game drives and bush walks at Kaingo offer guests incredible ecological biodiversity for unique African wildlife and nature experiences in a ‘Conservation First’ reserve, where all guest income goes towards positive conservation efforts.

What’s more, it’s all exclusively yours and we tailor a bespoke experience. Kaingo is a private reserve and our dedicated staff members are the only people you’ll encounter on the roads while you’re here. It's not only the wildlife encounters and nature experiences that are superb at Kaingo - so too is its luxurious safari lodge with its unique style, atmosphere and appeal. Olde worlde-Africa Kaingo Elephant Lodge welcomes guests from around the globe to experience wild Africa in sumptuous style. At Kaingo you are guaranteed a private and exclusive experience without compare.

Romantic eat-outs on the reserve with decadent African cuisine and personalised nature activities are other enticing offerings that encourage complete relaxation and enjoyment of the evocative surrounding environment. Yet, even without doing anything at all, Kaingo’s air of natural calm will work its magic and renew your body and mind.

For a truly African safari experience, consider Kaingo Game Reserve as your next destination. Not only do we offer unforgettable views and luxury accommodation, but we also have a host of activities available to ensure an unforgettable experience.


Kaingo Game Reserve

Proudly Conservationist. Uniquely Waterberg. Incomparably Kaingo.


Elephant Lodge

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kaingo's Elephant Lodge offers a luxurious safari accommodation experience.


Crafted Cuisine

South African cuisine is as diverse as its population, and the menus carefully created by Kaingo's master chefs reflect this.


Reserve & Conservation

Kaingo functions primarily as a conservation area, where the staff strives to restore the bushveld savanna to its pristine state.


Safaris & Wildlife

With no hunting for decades the wildlife are accustomed to the vehicles at Kaingo, and do not see them as a threat.


Birding & Activities

There are several special birds that we are privileged to see here such as African Finfoot, Narina Trogon and Striped Pipet.



We are well versed in the art of designing a very special safari experience that will unite a family through unique collective memories.

  • "The elefant lodge is very beautiful, the rooms have all comfort needed, the food is absolutely amazing...."

    - Angeline Schuller [France] -
  • "Unbelievable! Hospitality indescribably wonderful! Rest and peace for the soul. Thank you. We'll see you again."

    - Danie and Hestie Rossouw [South Africa] -
  • "Stunning scenery, wonderful weather and friendly staff. So much variety and peace. Want to come back!"

    - Louise and Richard [Great Britain] -
  • "Kaingo is paradise. A very beautiful and peaceful place, as are the people. I hope to come back again soon. I'm in love with Kaingo!"

    - Fiona and Felipe Torres [Brazil] -