Kirabo Game Lodge

Africa · South Africa · Limpopo · Polokwane Limpopo
  •  +27 83 627-2495

About Us

The success story of Kirabo Game Lodge can be attributed to the fact that the shareholders come from a variety of professional backgrounds including accounting, marketing, IT, engineering and wild life management. With this level of diversity amongst the shareholders, this family business is excelling in all aspect essential to an African hunting outfit. Kirabo Game Lodge is managed on a full time basis by Jaco Wentzel who is a qualified professional hunter and has 17 years of experience in the South African hunting industry.  His wife Yvonne will ensure that you have an unforgettable stay at Kirabo Safaris.

Kirabo Game Lodge is situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa in a Malaria and Bilharzia free environment. It is located only 350 km North West of Johannesburg, 150 km from the renowned Sun City and within an hour’s drive from Marakele National Park where the Big Five have a safe haven. The closest town to this African hunting destination is Thabazimbi, a name originated by early tribes and means “Mountain of Iron”.

The name Kirabo means “Gift from God”. The owners of this South African hunting lodge treasure this precious gift and will go to great lengths to ensure you have an unforgettable stay and an excellent African hunting experience. Long after you have left, you will still recall the warm welcome and hospitality extended to you on your African hunting safari.


Map : Africa, South Africa, Limpopo, Polokwane

  • The thatched lodge is an exquisite oasis in harmony with the natural surroundings of indigenous Bushveld. The interior of the entire lodge is characterised by quality hand- and purpose-made rosewood and teak furniture. An aura of warmth and elegance pervades the comfortable lounge with kudu leather couches, ostrich egg chandeliers and a fireplace to provide the perfect atmosphere for cool winter evenings. At night gemsbuck horn lamps will lead you in the dark – all adding to the unique atmosphere and experience.

    The six luxurious en-suite double rooms are tastefully furnished in an Africa décor style with bamboo and porcupine quill lampshades. You can be assured of a good night’s sleep with the high quality linen and mattresses provided in these rooms. Most rooms have a door exiting on the game viewing deck, from where a variety of antelope species can be observed at the nearby waterhole.

    Fuel your body for the exciting day that lies ahead with a breath-taking breakfast as the sun rises over the African Bushveld. Enjoy lunch on the upper sundeck veranda whilst watching eland, zebra, gemsbuck, kudu and other game at the nearby waterhole. Evening bush “braais” in the lapa provide a unique African dining experience under the stars. You will be introduced to various exquisite versions of venison.

  • All Prices are subject to change without notice.

    Hunting Options

    1. Hunt 1×1 (1 Hunter per 1 Professional Hunter).

    2. Hunt 2×1 (2 Hunters per 1 Professional Hunter).

    When hunting 2 x 1, we recommend at least 10 hunting days. (To enable us to offer both individuals the best possible hunting opportunity.)

    Daily Rates for Plains Game

    All rates are quoted in US Dollars and are quoted per person per day. The prospective hunter will be required to book a hunt of at least 7 hunting days, but the hunt can be expanded to 10, 14 or 21 days.

    CategoryDaily Rate

    One hunter per 1 Professional Hunter (1×1)$350

    Two hunters per 1 Professional Hunter (2×1)$275

    Non Hunter / Observer / Camera Man$200

    Please note:

    1. No charges will apply to the day of departure, but the day of arrival will be charged in full.

    2. The above rates only apply to hunting in South Africa.

    Daily Rates Include:

    Transportation to and from Johannesburg International Airport

    Professional hunter & hunting vehicle

    Trackers, skinners and camp staff

    Luxury Accommodation

    Catering and beverages (moderate alcohol use)


    Field preparation of trophies

    Daily Rates Exclude:

    All taxidermy work

    All export costs for trophies

    Air charters (where applicable)

    Air charters from Johannesburg International airport to an on-site airstrip can be arranged. Please ask for quotation

    Government tax (where applicable)

    Hotel accommodation before and after the safari

    14% value added tax, payable only on daily rates, not applicable to trophy prices

    $100 per Cites permit as required

  • Lion, Giraffe, Kudu, Zebra
  • Wildlife Experience

    Game drives and bush walks are part of the leisure and wildlife experience at the lodge. Explore the untamed bush in open-air vehicles where various species of antelope and other African mammals including giraffe, zebra, eland, gemsbuck, blue wildebeest, kudu, red hartebeest, impala and warthog, to name just a few, can be seen. Bring along your camera, to capture some unforgettable moments.

    A visit to the Nyala breeding facility is also highly recommended. Here you will have the opportunity to come within meters of these beautiful animals

    Bird Watching

    A variety of bird species can be spotted in the near vicinity of the Lodge including Kori Bustard, which is the largest flying bird in Africa. Guests may also visit a site on the banks of the Limpopo river (Botswana border), only 15 km from the Lodge.


    Enjoy the warmth of the African sun next to the tranquil pool or relax on the upper deck, from where you have a bird’s eye view on the nearby waterhole, where the different species of game visit to quench their thirst or just take a mud bath.


    This is open-sky-country which offers excellent star-gazing conditions through out the year.

    Longitude-Latitude Crossing

    The 24° east longitude and 27° south latitude cross a mere 500 meters from the lodge and this spot can be visited on foot. Some confluences enthusiasts have visited this point on more than one occasion. One such visit is recorded at

    Day Trips

    Day trips to the nearby Marakele National Park where the “Big Five” are at home, as well as the world-renowned Sun City and Pilansberg can be arranged.

  • E-Mail:

    Mobile: +27 83 627-2495

    Fax (In SA only): 086-654-5871

    Fax (International): +1 206-350-8473

    Fax (In USA only): 206-350-8473

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