About Kololo Game Reserve

Located in the magical Waterberg region, Kololo Game Reserve offers an immersive stay in nature with the chance to view wildlife in the neighbouring Welgevonden Game Reserve. Guests at Kololo Game Reserve are able to view free-roaming plains game such as kudu, wildebeest, impala, and warthogs from the comfort of their chalet or villa, while having the freedom to walk and bike at their leisure within the reserve, while the Big 5 is easily viewed through a private entrance into Welgevonden.

Kololo Game Reserve comprises 15 chalets and villas accommodating two, four, or six persons, all thoughtfully positioned among the natural beauty of the bush and surroundings. Each unit features a private shower and a separate toilet for each room, along with a shaded verandah and a fully equipped (outdoor) kitchen. The kitchen comes complete with tea/coffee facilities, ensuring your comfort, and, of course, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

Kololo Game Reserve Setting

Kololo Game Reserve is located in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, inviting guests to experience the beauty of untamed African wildlife in a setting where they roam freely without harm. The Western part of the reserve is exclusively dedicated to accommodation, offering chalets and villas that serve as your gateway to adventure. Step outside your comfortable abode, and you can explore the reserve on foot or by bike, reveling in the freedom and safety it provides.

Moreover, Kololo Game Reserve is an integral part of the Welgevonden Game Reserve, a sprawling sanctuary that boasts the presence of the majestic Big 5 and a diverse array of other African animal species, both large and small. A stay at Kololo Game Reserve offers guests the chance to enjoy guided safari experiences into the Welgevonden Game Reserve while still. being able to explore freely within their lodgings – providing the best of both worlds.

Accommodation options at Kololo Game Reserve

  • 6 Sleeper Chalets

    Min 1 guest - max 6 guests
    2 Chalets

    Nestled on the periphery of Kololo, these chalets boast breathtaking views that stretch across the Grootfontein and Welgevonden mountains, as well as the expans…

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    from R 5450 / per-person-per-night-sharing

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    Indoor Shower
    Indoor Shower
    Bath
    Bath
    Fan
    Fan
    Safe
    Safe
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
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  • Deluxe Villa

    Min 1 guest - max 4 guests
    1 Villa

    A generously spacious and luxurious retreat, provides utmost privacy with distinct dining and living areas. Featuring a private swimming pool, this villa's terr…

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    from R 6410 / per-person-per-night-sharing

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    Indoor Shower
    Indoor Shower
    Bath
    Bath
    Fan
    Fan
    Safe
    Safe
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
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  • 2 Sleeper Chalet

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    5 Chalets

    Our delightful chalets are strategically positioned in close proximity to the restaurant and pool, ensuring easy access. Some units are tucked away in the capti…

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    Indoor Shower
    Indoor Shower
    Fan
    Fan
    Safe
    Safe
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Hairdryer
    Hairdryer
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  • 4 Sleeper Chalet

    Min 1 guest - max 4 guests
    1 Chalets

    Ideal for a family of four or a group of four adults, our two-bedroom chalets offer the perfect accommodation option. Revel in a spectacular view of both Kololo…

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    from R 5450 / per-person-per-night-sharing

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    Indoor Shower
    Indoor Shower
    Bath
    Bath
    Fan
    Fan
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    Safe
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Tea & Coffee Station
    Tea & Coffee Station
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What's included

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All beverages
  • Two 3hr guided game drives daily
  • Use of hiking and biking trails
  • Mountain bikes

Location

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How to get there

  • 3 hrs

    O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Kololo Game Reserve

    Bakkerspas Road, Vaalwater

  • Check in at Kololo Game Reserve

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Kololo Game Reserve

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • How far is Kololo Game Reserve from the centre of Welgevonden Game Reserve?

  • What are the different room types?

  • Does Kololo Game Reserve have a pool?

Reviews

  • Stunning Park

    Lovely chalet, large deck with view. Private gate will lead you straight into Welgevonden game reserve. Stunning park!! Staff in the restaurant was very helpful and friendly!

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    M. Lennon

  • Great Safari

    Beautiful location and super sweet staff. They were very helpful with our baby. We had an amazing time and did great safaris!

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    P.Lewry

  • Best Weekend Away

    A last minute booking and an unplanned birthday weekend turned out to be the best weekend away. Loved the Game drive on Saturday afternoon, loved seeing all the wild animals roaming freely.

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    T. Marks

Kololo Game Reserve impact highlights

In response to the looming threat, Welgevonden Game Reserve has implemented a suite of conservation measures aimed at safeguarding its rhino population. These strategies encompass anti-poaching patrols, the utilization of tracking technology to monitor rhino movements, and the establishment of a dedicated rhino monitoring team.

However, the success of these conservation endeavors hinges on adequate funding, and tourism emerges as a pivotal force in supporting rhino conservation efforts in Welgevonden. Visitors to the reserve contribute to this cause by paying a conservation levy, which directly funds anti-poaching patrols and various other conservation initiatives.

Tourism assumes a critical role in the triumph of rhino conservation not only in Welgevonden but also in other reserves across South Africa. Tourists, by visiting these reserves and paying conservation levies, become direct contributors to the protection of endangered species such as rhinos. Beyond direct financial support, tourism creates an economic incentive for local communities to actively participate in and endorse conservation initiatives, as they reap benefits in terms of employment and other opportunities generated by the tourism industry.

At Kololo, prioritizing sustainability is a core commitment. They take pride in their certification from Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa, an organization rigorously assessing the tourism industry across various criteria. This certification is a testament to their dedication to responsible practices. However, their ambition extends beyond this; they strive to significantly diminish their ecological impact, alleviating the strain on nature.

Their approach involves adopting greener methods in managing water, energy, and waste. They are actively pursuing comprehensive plans to transition to solar power, a crucial step in further aligning our operations with environmentally conscious practices.

Kololo Game Reserve has established a collaboration with EcoTraining to integrate certified apprentice field guides into Kololo through their six-month lodge placement program. Recognized as the foremost authority in field guide and nature training in South Africa, EcoTraining leads the way in providing comprehensive education in this field.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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