Pronounced [.-xla:-ti:-ni:], (in the bush) is a place of quiet sophistication with an appreciation of and for Africa. Here nature surrounds your every move; a place of tranquil relaxation where our guests determine their own pace of day.
At the main lodge we have three beautiful, en-suite and individually decorated rooms that open up onto the outdoor passageway overlooking the pool, garden and watering hole. These rooms are booked on catered options only.
Our chalets are within walking distance from the main lodge, each with a private patio overlooking the bushveld. These chalets share a communal kitchen and boma for clients choosing the self-catering package.
You can literally sit for hours on the terrace and watch the animals at the watering hole, listen to the birds in the garden, become one with the sound of dribbling water, all whilst sipping on your favourite hot or cold beverage.
We want you to relax, we want you to recharge. And that we can offer you!
If however you feel more adventurous, the following might tickle your fancy:
Our Swimming Pool
Game Drives (game viewing of the big four can be arranged on request at neighbouring farms)
Exploring Lephalale and surrounds (our closest town)
The self-catering kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials for your self-catering needs and includes 2 gas stove tops, a fridge/freezer plus extra electrical points for travel fridges and freezers. There is also cutlery & crockery to cater for 6 adults with pans & pots. The patio with tables, chairs & umbrellas is the perfect place to enjoy your meals in comfort. Enjoy a braai in the boma or just relax around the bon fire with great friends and a night sky filled with millions of sparkling stars.
An bar is available and the use of alcohol and beverages will be charged to the room. For specific beverage requests please let us know in advance.
Previously Ellisras, this municipal area was aptly renamed in Sesotho to Lephalale which means to "flow". Lephalale is a fast-growing town on the banks of the Mogol River and is the last stopover for safaris en- route to Botswana and the Okavango Delta.
Lephalale has one of the largest open cast coal mines in the world and is part of the South African mining group Exxaro. The mine, Grootegeluk, provides fuel for Matimba, one of the biggest air-cooled electrical power plants in the world.
In Room Facilities:
All our rooms are en-suite and have mini bar fridges, tea & coffee stations, hairdryers, bath towels and linen, ceiling fans & warm blankets for the cooler evenings.
Mama Tau's white lions are coming from Kruger park area (Mpumalanga), and are circulating freely in a large fenced part of the private reserve, along with brown cape lions.
Come and enjoy close encounters with brown and white lions in a comfortable open car guided drives last about 1.5 hour and are leaded by an experimented guide who will help you know better these wonderful predators.
Take a break in the bush with your friends or family, and share for a while some privileged moments in the lions intimacy.
Developed as the resident mine's golf course, the Mogol Golf Course offers you a very demanding 6077 meter, 18 hole, Par 72 golf course; and it is listed as one of the top 100 courses in South Africa. This magnificent course is widely known for being an excellent winter course and is infamous for its monstrously big Marula trees (better known as sky bunkers). It winds through the Onverwacht suburb and demands accuracy and precision.
Situated in the heart of the Waterberg, approximately 50 km to the south of Lephalale, the Mokolo dam is a bird and fishing paradise. It is well suited for water sports enthusiasts, campers and day visitors.
The dam provides for water sports, boating, sunset cruises, fishing, and bird watching. Picnic areas are available for day visitors.