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About Gnu Ranch

Gnu Ranch is a 2000ha private game reserve situated where the majestic Waterberg meets the mistic Bushveld, near the famous Mokolo dam. Eighteen species plains game roam on our reserve, and when the sun sets over the waterberg predators like cheatah, leopard,crocodile and brown-hiena leave only their tracks on the pathways.Rock lodge has two separate thatched cottages built on a hill with spectacular views. The cottages is built hundred meters apart and designed with privacy in mind. Each cottage has three bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, a private braai area and fully equipped kitchen opening on a thatched deck/dining area. The communal area has a swimming pool, pool table and DStv.Tree Top Tent, the luxury air-conditioned tent is a true Bushveld experience, built on a hill overlooking the Waterberg mountains.The chalet type tent has an outside spa bath, en-suite bathroom, equipped kitchen and cosy braai area. The deck has spectacular views and is equipped with a gas braai and outside shower.Valley Camp, the big farmhouse is ideal for big groups and young children. It has seven bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen/dining area with an inside braai and TV. End the day around a bushveld-fire in the big boma built under a massive Marula tree. The camp can accommodate twenty guests and is booked exclusively for one group at a time.Tree top cabin, the unique wooden cabin is built high in the branches of a huge Tamboti tree.The ultra private cabin has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, braai area, swimming pool and a deck on the roof overlooking a bird rich wetland.The Bush Cottage is our first green unit powered by solar energy. This unique cottage is built in the shade of massive Tambotie trees. It has a relaxed atmosphere and has a lovely view of the surrounding luscious bush and a watering-hole fifty meters away.

Safari: Game drives can be arranged on a open game-viewer, or drive around in your own vehicle on the more than 80km dirtroad on-site. Seventeen species of plainsgame can be viewed in abbundance,and the wetlands are a birdwatcher's dream.

  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 14 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 61
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 27 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Gnu Ranch Rooms

Reviews for Gnu Ranch

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Annemarie Kruger
25 March 2019

we loved our stay in the rock tent, however they can improve by getting a splash pool there as it was hot. overall the place need attention/maintenance as not everything is on standard.

Angelique Winterton
28 December 2018

The owners/managers are super, accommodating and attending to issues immediately, thank you.Overall a really nice, comfortable stay. Thanks so much for the pool, a must in that heat!!

Elechia Barnard
28 July 2018

The people not that friendly. Nothing work. Very desapointing.

Cora Kuhl
23 April 2018

Enjoyed the weekend, will go back again.

Anton Van Den Berg
03 April 2018

We stayed in the tree top tent. Nice experience being right in the middle of the bush... good get away from the busy life in the city and road to the ranch is good. Had some rain that didn't help keeping our food dry as the Kitchen tent roof is torn so water just flows in... Jacuzzi doesn't work... and on arrival, we had to struggle getting a bat out our tent. The hosts never even offered to assist as I made them aware of the bat. There were no dry wood after the rains which could be addressed. When the electricity went out the hosts promised to get back to us... still waiting... we were offer...
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Gnu Ranch is 37.1km from the centre of Lephalale (Ellisras) , the nearest airport 156.5km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling