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The Lodge at Melozhori

Private & Exclusive Safaris at Melozhori

Embarking on a private safari is the epitome of experiencing the untamed beauty of South Africa. With exclusive accommodation, you and your companions can revel in complete privacy while indulging in tailor-made experiences.

Imagine personalised mealtimes, activities customised to your preferences, and a luxury all-inclusive lodge awaiting your arrival.

Nestled amidst breathtaking bush views, each sublime suite offers its own private swimming pool and sunken fire pit, ensuring unparalleled tranquility. From thoughtful turndowns to personalized game viewing activities suitable for all ages, every detail is meticulously curated. With a dedicated team of staff, including a private chef, housekeepers, and personal guides, your vacation becomes a seamless retreat where every desire is catered to.

Private Accommodation at The Lodge

Discover unparalleled comfort and serenity within our lodge‘s four en-suite bedrooms, each thoughtfully designed to immerse you in the natural splendor of South Africa. Step onto your private deck and behold the breathtaking vistas of the dam and valley below, creating a picturesque backdrop for your stay. Inside, tranquil interiors blend seamlessly with luxurious amenities, offering a haven of relaxation. Sink into the plush king-sized beds for restful nights under the thatched roof, while the crackling indoor fireplace keeps you warm on chilly winter evenings.

Indulge in rejuvenation within the en-suite bathrooms, featuring modern double sinks and deep freestanding oval-shaped bathtubs. Glass doors open to reveal a private outdoor shower, allowing you to connect with nature in ultimate comfort. As a thoughtful touch, stargazing hammocks adorn each deck, inviting you to unwind and gaze at the celestial wonders above.

Originally conceived as a private family home, our lodge remains true to its welcoming roots, ensuring a safe and delightful experience for children. Immerse them in the wonders of nature as they embark on daily game drives in search of elusive wildlife, creating cherished memories amidst the untamed beauty of South Africa.


Sleeps 8 adults and 4 kids
In 4 en-suite bedrooms
King-sized beds
In-room fireplaces
En-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers
Private decks
Stargazing hammocks

Exclusive-Use Facilities

At the close of 2023, our lodge underwent an extensive renovation, revitalizing it to offer an even more luxurious and unforgettable experience. The central areas now boast an open-plan lounge and dining area exuding sophistication, accentuated by a crackling fireplace and traditional thatched roof that preserves the timeless charm of the original lodge.

Step outside onto the timber deck and immerse yourself in leisure and relaxation. Here, you’ll discover our extended rim-flow pool, sunken fire pit, and newly added hot tub, all seamlessly integrated into the tranquil ambiance of the reserve. The expanded deck and upgraded pool beckon guests to cool off during the heat of summer, surrounded by the serene beauty of the natural landscape.

A highlight of our enhancements is the sunken fire pit, where evenings are spent indulging in sundowners while gazing out over panoramic views of the reserve and distant mountains. Plush sun loungers offer a comfortable retreat between activities, while shaded seating areas provide the perfect setting for alfresco dining amid the breathtaking landscape.


Rim flow swimming pool
Spacious lounge with a fireplace
Indoor and outdoor dining spaces
Sunken outdoor fire pit
Hot tub

Tailored Activities

Embark on a journey of discovery at Melozhori Private Game Reserve, where exclusive and immersive experiences await you. Delve into the heart of the wilderness with private game drives and guided walking excursions, designed to offer intimate encounters with the abundant wildlife that calls Melozhori home. With nearly 40 species roaming its expansive grounds, including zebra, giraffe, eland, kudu, sable, and waterbuck, every outing promises unforgettable sightings and photographic opportunities.

Experience the freedom of exploring the reserve on foot, knowing it’s free of dangerous predators, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the natural surroundings. For the adventurous spirits, the hilly trails beckon mountain bikers to traverse the rugged terrain and discover hidden gems along the way.

As night falls, gaze upward and marvel at the unpolluted skies, perfect for stargazing from the comfort of the lodge. Whether you seek thrilling adventures or tranquil moments of reflection, Melozhori offers the flexibility to tailor your experience to your preferences. Do as little or as much as you like and let the wonders of the reserve unfold before you.

Book Your Private Safari Near Cape Town at Melozhori

Nestled less than 2 hours from Cape Town, Melozhori Private Game Reserve stands as a sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable escape. Join us on private game viewing excursions, led by our experienced guides, as you traverse the captivating landscapes of the Cape Fold Mountains and encounter a diverse array of fauna in their natural habitat.

We extend a warm invitation for you to experience the splendor of our newly renovated lodge at Melozhori Private Game Reserve. Explore our website for further details on accommodations, activities, and more, or contact our reservations team via email at

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you and create lasting memories amidst the untamed beauty of South Africa.

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