Segaia is a small charming lodge situated in the bushveld in the carefully managed 1200 ha Buffelsdrift Conservancy in northern Gauteng. Our Conservancy is well stocked with game, blessed with prolific birdlife, and is infused with that unique African magic found only in the bush.

Segaia Lodge has a watering hole right in front of the lodge where wild game come to drink. Enjoy, therefore, stunning African sunsets on the deck whilst watching zebra, kudu, impala and warthog wandering the grounds of the Lodge. A lucky few may even spot the reclusive leopard.

Segaia is a small lodge that can accommodate up to 24 guests. Although our units are self-catering we can provide services, including TV, upon request.

Segaia Lodge's stylish and luxurious interior design reflects the fine taste of its well-travelled Swiss owner. There is an eclectic mix of Afro-chic finishes, European furniture and antiques from around the world. Each beautiful piece carries its own story, and the owner has brought them all together to create an environment filled with warmth and charm.

The Lodge

The Lodge is a large double-story house filled with a veritable treasure chest of fascinating artifacts. Amongst many others are included an opium den, a sedan chair dating back to the 16th century, Le Corbusier designer furniture, an antique chaise chair, lounge a French grandfather clock and Louis XV chairs.

The ground floor consists of a large 200m2 open-plan living and dining room with wooden floors throughout. There is a large fireplace in the reading corner where you can borrow books from the well-stocked reading shelf.

The second floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 shared bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have luxurious queen-size beds, and the third bedroom has 2 single beds that can be brought together to make a king-size bed. All the beds have beautiful white percale cotton sheets and down duvets, and each bedroom has an antique Chinese cupboard for your clothing.

The first shared bathroom has a shower and toilet, and is fitted with black slate tiles and white fittings, and the second bathroom has an antique ball and claw bath, shower and toilet. There is a guest toilet downstairs.

The open-plan kitchen is fitted with beautiful granite tops, a glass top hob with oven, microwave and fridge.

There is plentiful seating outside on the verandah.

Zebra Unit

Our spacious Zebra unit has a covered, slate-tiled verandah with a green lawn leading down to the beautiful swimming pool and watering hole. Here you can enjoy spectacular African sunsets whilst watching game coming to drink at the nearby watering hole.

A king-sized bed (which can be converted into 2 single beds) dominates the open-plan interior and is fitted with white percale cotton sheets and a luxurious down duvet. Set back into the interior of the room to afford total privacy, you still however have the same beautiful view as you do from your wooden deck. Two additional single beds can be provided if required.

The open-plan interior also has a lounge area with comfortable couches and a dining area.

The bathroom has a gloriously large oval bath with unobstructed views of the bush, and a large shower with massaging shower head to ease away your tensions.

The fully equipped kitchenette fitted with modern appliances provides everything you need for your meal preparations. Our Zebra unit also has its own outdoor barbeque/braai on the covered, slate-tiled verandah.

Leopard Unit

The beautiful Leopard unit affords total privacy and overlooks the lovely pool area. Just beyond the pool is a watering hole, and the Leopard unit's wide covered wooden deck is the perfect spot to view game coming up for a drink.

The luxurious king-sized bed (which can be converted into 2 single beds) is stylishly positioned in the large open-plan interior, and is fitted with white percale cotton sheets and a down duvet. An additional single bed can be provided if required.

The bathroom is tastefully designed for total relaxation, complete with large oval bath and a shower.

The fully equipped kitchenette fitted with modern appliances provides everything you need for your meal preparations. Our Leopard unit also has its own outdoor barbeque/braai on the wooden deck.

Giraffe Unit and Warthog Unit (the Old Farmhouse)

The beautiful Giraffe and Warthog units are set back deep into the bushveld, totally apart from the main Lodge. Kudu and impala are often seen grazing under the trees, and a delightful gravel walkway takes you through unspoiled bushveld to the main pool area.

Although the Giraffe and Warthog Units are adjoining, they're completely private with their own separate verandas, gazebos, tables and chairs, oil lanterns and torches.

Each unit has 2 bedrooms, each with a wonderful king-sized bed (can be converted into 2 single beds) in white percale cotton sheets and a down duvet. The rooms do not have en-suite bathrooms, but the skillful layout provides each room with its own shower and toilet.

The open-plan living room and dining areas have chic earthy tones and textures, successfully linking the interior of the units with the beautiful African bushveld outside.

The Giraffe and Warthog Units each have a fully equipped kitchenette fitted with modern appliances, providing everything you need for your meal preparations. Each unit also has its own outdoor barbeque/braai on the verandah.

The Giraffe and Warthog Units can be reserved together for a group of 8 guests, or as two separate units.


For our more active guests we offer a range of activities nearby:

  • remarkable bird watching, with over 450 species in our area
  • game watching
  • hiking
  • golfing
  • 4x4 trails
  • mountain biking
  • water-sports at the nearby Roodeplaat Dam

For those wanting complete peace and tranquility, we have:

  • stunning African sunrises
  • a watering hole where zebra, kudu, impala, warthog and, if you're extremely lucky, leopards come to drink
  • star gazing
  • the unforgettable sounds of the African bush at night

For our intrepid guests:

  • great restaurants at Roodeplaat Dam and Kievietskroon
  • Mandela Cultural Village and Ndebele Cultural Village for an amazing "township" experience
  • Tour the historical village of Cullinan and its adjacent diamond mine, the original home of the famous Cullinan Diamond
  • Mahala View Lion Park


Segaia Lodge is situated a mere 30 minutes north of Pretoria in the newly established Dinokeng area.

For our national and international visitors, Segaia Lodge is 1 hour from Lanseria and O.R. Tambo International Airports. Apart from 10 km of tar road and 5 km of gravel road, your entire trip is on beautiful and open freeway.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria travel north on N1 towards Petersburg (Poloqwane).

Take the Zambesi off-ramp just past Pretoria, turn right under the H/way, turn left at the 2nd robot on to R 573 (Kwa-Mhlanga/Moloto).

Travel approx. 10km, pass the Spar on the right, approx. 60m turn left at the "Buffeldrift" sign; straight on gravel road, drive past the guard house, straight up the hill; you will see a water tower on your left, a "herb" nursery on your right, drive slowly, just past the nursery, turn right into small concealed lane called Nyala Rd., proceed till N61 on your left.

GPS Co-ordinates:

S 25° 36' 05.07"
E 28° 19' 04.75"