Escarpment Accommodation


Waterval Boven Accommodation


Game Reserve And Bush Lodge in Waterval Boven

Saragossa Game ReserveAfrikaans

Saragossa Game Reserve
Location & Contact Details
Address: N4


Waterval Boven

Contact : Anna Venter
Local Tel : 013-1100310
INT Tel : +27-13-1100310
Please note: Children from the age of 14 onwards can be accommodated.
A luxury boutique hideaway, Saragossa Game Lodge is nestled in the heart of the reserve, surrounded by dams, streams, savannah and bushveld. The original homestead, built in the 1920s, was recently restored to preserve its old world atmosphere and original charm. The leisure rooms include a cosy lounge, a bar with an open fireplace, a cigar lounge and whiskey bar, a wine cellar and a dining room. The spacious veranda looks out onto grasslands where animals come to graze. The lodge has a large heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi seats, a pool bar and a scenic wedding and events venue (Lapa).

Up to 18 guests can be accommodated in the main lodge and the villa. The lodge comprises four garden suites, two lodge rooms and a honeymoon suite. The separate villa has two double bedrooms. All rooms have king-size beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathrobes, a mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, a safe and ceiling fans. They all have a private entrance leading into the garden and pool area. Children from the age of 14 onwards can be accommodated.

For an extra fee guests can choose between 2 wonderful daily activities, one of them a game drive, the other a bush walk, hiking, fishing or star gazing. Other extras are quad biking tours on the reserve, or you can plant your own tree!

Set in the beautiful Mpumalanga, Saragossa Game Reserve finds itself within easy distance to many attractions:
  • Kruger National Park - we are approximately an hour and a half from Numbi Gate, great for a day out
  • Panorama Route - Some of the amazing sites to see are Gods Window, Mac Mac Pools, Mac Mac Falls, Lisbon Falls, Pilgrims Rest. Approximately an hour and half to two hours from the lodge, good for a day tour.
  • Horse trails - enjoy seeing some of the beautiful Mpumalanga countryside, trails available for all types of riders. You will also have the chance to explore the beautiful little town of Kaapsehoop approximately half an hour from the lodge
  • Abseiling and Rock Climbing, for people looking for a bit more holiday adventure. abseiling and rock climbing is approximately half an hour from the lodge
*Please enquire with the lodge about organising any of the activities or day trips. We can organise guest trips, whether it's a day out or your entire stay in South Africa. We also organise airport transfers if required.

Room Types:

The garden suites are suitable for single or double occupancy. Each has a comfortable and spacious lounge with a fireplace and private patio, a bedroom and an en suite bathroom equipped with a shower and bath. All suites and patios overlook the gardens around the lodge.

Our lodge rooms are designed to accommodate one or two guests. They consist of a spacious bedroom and a modern bathroom with shower and/or bath.

The honeymoon suite is a spacious, beautifully designed room with a freestanding bath overlooking the dam. It also has a bathroom and shower, a walk-in wardrobe and a braai-cum-fireplace on the private terrace.

The freestanding villa is situated in the middle of the bushveld, a two-minute walk from the lodge. It has two bedrooms with twin or double beds, a spacious, beautifully designed lounge with a fireplace, a large kitchen and dining area, a private heated pool, a sundeck, outdoor shower and firepit with magnificent views of the mountains.

All rooms have king-size beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathrobes, a mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, a safe and ceiling fans. They all have a private entrance leading into the garden and pool area.
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Superior Accommodation


By car

From Johannesburg, take the N12 east till it merges on to the N4. Continue to Machadodorp tollgate. Once through the tollgate, the road splits left (Schoemanskloof to Nelspruit) and right (N4 to Waterval Boven). Stay right on the N4 to Waterval Boven. Pass the Waterval Boven turn off and continue through the tunnel. ± 17.5 km from Waterval Boven there is a hotel on the left hand side called Malaga. Saragossa is located ± 3.6 km after the hotel on the left hand side.

From Maputo/KNP/Nelspruit take the N4 heading Johannesburg. Saragossa is located approx. 20 km behind Ngodwana (Sappi factory) to your right. Look for our road signs.

We also offer shuttle services which have to be arranged in advance

Further there are reliable bus services available, Pick-ups from the bus station at Ngodwana can be arranged.

By plane

OT International Airport Johannesburg (JNB)
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)
Individual fly-ins (helicopter and planes) can be booked with us.

  • Payment Methods
  • American Express
  • EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Zulu
  • Bed Configuration
  • Garden Suite (Sleeps 2) x 4
    • Room 1 - king
  • Honeymoon Suite (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
  • Lodge Room (Sleeps 2) x 2
    • Room 1 - king
  • Villa Baobab (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - twin
  • Facilities
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • big game onsite
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • electronic safe
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • game drives onsite
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • private pool (some units)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : no information

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 18
    Max people allowed at the venue? : 80

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
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