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    1/66 - Main camp at Alpetra Lodge
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    2/66 - Views of the lake at main camp
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    3/66 - Lake refelctions
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    4/66 - View of gardens and lodge
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    5/66 - View of the beautiful gardens at main camp
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    6/66 - Misty mornings over the lake at main camp
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    8/66 - Buffalo in the field
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    9/66 - Game drives
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    10/66 - A herd of buffalo
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    11/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge
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    12/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge room with 3 single beds
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    13/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge room with 3 single beds
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    14/66 - Buffelsfontein bathroom
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    16/66 - Buffelsfontein dining room
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    17/66 - Buffelsfrontein Lodge bathroom
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    18/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge Boma with barbeque pit and pizza oven
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    19/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge Lounge
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    20/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge Boma
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    21/66 - Buffelsfontein bedroom with queen bed and single bed
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    22/66 - Badger Chalet at main camp
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    24/66 - Badger Chalet at main camp
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    25/66 - Interior - view of bedroom at Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    26/66 - Deck overlooking lake at main camp
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    27/66 - Main bedroom Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    28/66 - Second bedroom - Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    30/66 - Main bedroom at Badger chalet bathroom
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    31/66 - View of bedrooms from patio at Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    32/66 - Kitchen at Aardvark chalet
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    33/66 - View of patio at Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    34/66 - Bedrooms at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    35/66 - Interior lounge area at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    36/66 - Views of the gardens
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    37/66 - View of bedroom and en-suite bathroom at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    39/66 - Kitchen at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    41/66 - Bathrooms at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    42/66 - Views of bedrooms from patio's at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    43/66 - View of bathroom at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    44/66 - Views of the main camp lodge
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    45/66 - Patio setting at Civet and Duiker chalet
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    46/66 - Twin beds at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    47/66 - Beautiful gardens and exterior of buildings
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    48/66 - Bedrooms at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    49/66 - Views of the lake from Lakeside cabin
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    50/66 - Bedroom at Lakeside cabin
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    51/66 - Bedroom at Lakeside cabin
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    52/66 - Lakeside cabin
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    53/66 - Lakeside cabin right on the water edge
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    54/66 - Outdoor bathroom at Lakeside cabin
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    55/66 - Outdoor bathroom at Lakeside cabin
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    56/66 - Lounge deck at Lakeside cabin
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Location & Contact Details
Address:D1371, Vaalwater, Limpopo, South Africa
Contact:Alan Fourie
Tel (1):+27-82-3810377
Tel (2):+27-83-4418618
Cell (1):+27-82-3810377
Cell (2):+27-83-4418618

Bed Configuration
  • (Main Lodge) Aardvark Chalet (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - double sleeper couch
  • (Main Lodge) Badger Chalet (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - double sleeper couch
  • (Main Lodge) Civet Chalet (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - single, single
    • Room 2 - single, single
  • (Main Lodge) Duiker Chalet (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - single, single
    • Room 2 - single, single
  • Buffelsfontein Lodge (Sleeps 12) x 1
    • Room 1 - double, single
    • Room 2 - single, single, single
    • Room 3 - double, single
    • Room 4 - single, single, single
  • Lake Side Cabin (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - single, single, single, single
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Alpetra Nature Reserve is 4000ha private game reserve in the beautiful Waterberg District of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Here, nature is left unspoilt as the Creator intended it – for the animals to roam free, the birds to sing their sweetly songs, the mountains to stand proudly in their grandeur and the breeze to sweep mischievously through the trees.

Tucked snugly between the South-Western fence of Welgevonden Game Reserve and the Southern fence line of Marakele National Park, Alpetra Nature Reserve offers a selection of accommodation consisting of 4 self-catering chalets at the main lodge, 1 large private bush lodge and a lovely lakeside cabin. The standard of accommodation all around is far above average.

The Waterfront Lodge (Main camp):
4 Self-catering units that offer accommodation for 4 – 6 persons overlook the dam and mountains.  Guests will enjoy the delightful sparkling pool and private or shared braai facilities. 

Buffelsfontein Bushlodge:
Private and secluded and set some distance away from the main camp, is the perfect private setting for a group of 12 persons sharing.  Here you can stay in luxurious surrounds in peace and quiet and harmony with nature. A heated pool and stunning boma completes the picture and make this a popular destination for family groups or small parties!

Lakeside Cabin:
Tucked away deep in the bush, private and secluded, Lakeside Cabin gives new meaning to “living on the wildside”.  The cabin is a thatch roof unit with canvas walls and wooden flooring (beds to be specified at booking) that overlooks the dam. Fishing is permitted.

Travelling to Alpetra:

Easy driving distance from OR TAMBO International Airport

With only a pleasant 2.5-hour drive from Johannesburg, this malaria-free area of the Waterberg is  easily accessible. Passing through little country towns such as Modimolle and Vaalwater makes the journey even more pleasant, because here you can stop for a while to stretch your legs and browse the many delightful tourist attractions. Once you turn off the main road and start descending into the belly of the Waterberg, the beautiful scenery will take your breath away.

Relax, slow down, observe… the rocky outcrops and river valleys, tall trees and busty shrubs, monkeys frolicking around, the low sweep of a hornbill flying by… all just as Nature intended it to be.

ACCOMMODATION:

MAIN LODGE - Overlooking the dam. The main lodge impresses with beautiful, manicured lawns, a sterling pool, 4 very neat self-catering chalets and two communal leisure and recreational areas.

Aardvark Chalet & Badger Chalets (Sleeps 4 + 2 people)

  • Main bedroom with double bed (en suite bathroom with bath, shower and basin and separate toilet)
  • Second bedroom with two single beds (own en-suite bathroom)
  • Air-conditioned bed-rooms
  • Open plan dining room and lounge with sofa bed.
  • Fireplace in lounge
  • Hairdryer
  • Full kitchen and scullery
  • Open Patio and Deck with private braai facilities

Civet Chalet & Duiker Chalet (Sleeps 4 people)

  • Two bedrooms with two single beds each (both with separate bathrooms)
  • Open plan dining room and lounge with fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Open Patio with private braai facilities

Buffelsfontein Lodge (Sleeps 12 people)

  • Two wings with two bedrooms each, first bedroom with one double and one single bed and second bedroom with three single beds.
  • One full bathroom with extra outside shower per wing)
  • Bedrooms are air-conditioned
  • Open plan dining room and lounge with fireplace
  • Full kitchen
  • Open Patio
  • Outside washroom with cold-room
  • Boma with fire-place
  • Heated swimming pool
  • DSTV

Lake Side Cabin (Maximum 4 people)

  • One thatch roof unit with canvas walls and wooden flooring (beds to be specified at booking)
  • Outside open bathroom (donkey for hot water and outdoor toilet)
  • Lapa with wooden deck and braai facilities
  • Solar lighting
  • No wifi
  • No game drives
  • Fishing permitted

 

Activities:

At Alpetra we encourage our guests to leave the rat-race behind. Now that you are in the Bushveld, let’s explore nature at a leisurely pace…

Join us early in the morning and late afternoon for a slow game drive though the reserve to get a closer look at the animals and enjoy nature at its best.

A large area around the lodge is completely safe and incredibly beautiful to enjoy daily bush walks at your own leisure. No dangerous animals roam around these parts, but you may come across some Nyala, Kudu, or even Bushbuck along the way.

The beautiful unspoilt nature calls for enthusiasts who love...

  • Nature photography
  • Fishing
  • Dendrology
  • Bird watching

to come and explore.

Big 5 game drives can be arranged at the adjacent Welgevonden Nature Reserve or at Marakele Nature Reserve.

At Alpetra, we respect Nature in its entirety – from the smallest dung beetle to the majestic buffalo - no animals are disregarded. We love all our animals equally and as custodians of nature of we believe that all of God’s creation should be loved and respected.

Beware! Some animals might even wander into camp to inspect the guests!

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Extras available at the Reserve:  Wood and ice are available at an extra cost from Reception.

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  • Directions
    Take the N1 North towards Polokwane. Exit the N1 at the Kranskop Tollgate towards Modimolle on the R33. Continue straight through the town of Modimolle en route to Vaalwater. Drive straight through Vaalwater and continue straight on the R517 for 47km on the until the turn-off to Schoongelegen (D1371) on your left. Access through the security boom gate and continue for 18km on dirt road until you find the Alpetra Nature Reserve gate on your left.
  • Cancellation Policy
    Your booking will be confirmed once proof of 50% deposit is received in our bank account.

    Cancellation 0 - 7 days before date of arrival: Visitor forfeits full deposit paid

    Cancellation 8 - 21 days before date of arrival - visitor forfeits 60% of deposit paid.

    Cancellation 22+ days or more before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 40% of deposit paid.

    No show – visitor forfeits all monies paid.

    In the event of any cancellation the date may be changed once without penalties.

    In the event of premature departure, visitor will still be liable for the full fee.
  • 1. Game drives (1½ hours) can be arranged pending availability. Please enquire when making your booking or upon arrival. 2. Guests must provide their own towels for the swimming pool, bath towels may not be used for the pool. 3. Please do not take any wood from the veld – wood may be bought from reception. 4. STRICTLY NO PRIVATE VEHICLES ALLOWED ON GAME DRIVES. 5. NO LOUD MUSIC ALLOWED - THIS IS A NATURE RESERVE, CONSERVATION IS OUR PRIORITY. 6. NO KILLING OF ANIMALS ALLOWED. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT POACHING, THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE WILL BE ADVISED, AND YOU WILL BE ARRESTED. 7. Check in time from 14:00. Gates close at 20:00. Late arrival penalties will be charged at R 200 per person. 8. Check out time is at 10:00. Late check out can be arranged with the owners, but if not prior agreed too, penalties will be charged at R 200 per person. 9. The comprehensive cost for all breakages, damages or acts of vandalism will be fully charged against your account. 10. NO DAY VISITORS ALLOWED.
Directions
Take the N1 North towards Polokwane. Exit the N1 at the Kranskop Tollgate towards Modimolle on the R33. Continue straight through the town of Modimolle en route to Vaalwater. Drive straight through Vaalwater and continue straight on the R517 for 47km on the until the turn-off to Schoongelegen (D1371) on your left. Access through the security boom gate and continue for 18km on dirt road until you find the Alpetra Nature Reserve gate on your left.
Cancellation Policy
Your booking will be confirmed once proof of 50% deposit is received in our bank account.

Cancellation 0 - 7 days before date of arrival: Visitor forfeits full deposit paid

Cancellation 8 - 21 days before date of arrival - visitor forfeits 60% of deposit paid.

Cancellation 22+ days or more before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 40% of deposit paid.

No show – visitor forfeits all monies paid.

In the event of any cancellation the date may be changed once without penalties.

In the event of premature departure, visitor will still be liable for the full fee.
Rules/Conditions
1. Game drives (1½ hours) can be arranged pending availability. Please enquire when making your booking or upon arrival. 2. Guests must provide their own towels for the swimming pool, bath towels may not be used for the pool. 3. Please do not take any wood from the veld – wood may be bought from reception. 4. STRICTLY NO PRIVATE VEHICLES ALLOWED ON GAME DRIVES. 5. NO LOUD MUSIC ALLOWED - THIS IS A NATURE RESERVE, CONSERVATION IS OUR PRIORITY. 6. NO KILLING OF ANIMALS ALLOWED. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT POACHING, THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE WILL BE ADVISED, AND YOU WILL BE ARRESTED. 7. Check in time from 14:00. Gates close at 20:00. Late arrival penalties will be charged at R 200 per person. 8. Check out time is at 10:00. Late check out can be arranged with the owners, but if not prior agreed too, penalties will be charged at R 200 per person. 9. The comprehensive cost for all breakages, damages or acts of vandalism will be fully charged against your account. 10. NO DAY VISITORS ALLOWED.
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    1/66 - Main camp at Alpetra Lodge
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    2/66 - Views of the lake at main camp
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    3/66 - Lake refelctions
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    5/66 - View of the beautiful gardens at main camp
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    6/66 - Misty mornings over the lake at main camp
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    7/66 - Lovely views
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    8/66 - Buffalo in the field
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    9/66 - Game drives
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    10/66 - A herd of buffalo
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    12/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge room with 3 single beds
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    13/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge room with 3 single beds
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    14/66 - Buffelsfontein bathroom
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    16/66 - Buffelsfontein dining room
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    17/66 - Buffelsfrontein Lodge bathroom
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    18/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge Boma with barbeque pit and pizza oven
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    19/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge Lounge
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    20/66 - Buffelsfontein Lodge Boma
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    21/66 - Buffelsfontein bedroom with queen bed and single bed
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    24/66 - Badger Chalet at main camp
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    25/66 - Interior - view of bedroom at Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    26/66 - Deck overlooking lake at main camp
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    27/66 - Main bedroom Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    30/66 - Main bedroom at Badger chalet bathroom
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    31/66 - View of bedrooms from patio at Aardvark and Badger chalets
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    34/66 - Bedrooms at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    35/66 - Interior lounge area at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    37/66 - View of bedroom and en-suite bathroom at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    39/66 - Kitchen at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    41/66 - Bathrooms at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    42/66 - Views of bedrooms from patio's at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    45/66 - Patio setting at Civet and Duiker chalet
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    46/66 - Twin beds at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    47/66 - Beautiful gardens and exterior of buildings
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    48/66 - Bedrooms at Civet and Duiker chalets
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    49/66 - Views of the lake from Lakeside cabin
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    50/66 - Bedroom at Lakeside cabin
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    51/66 - Bedroom at Lakeside cabin
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    52/66 - Lakeside cabin
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    54/66 - Outdoor bathroom at Lakeside cabin
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