Engelsea Private Game Farm is a farm dedicated to conservation and has a TB free African Cape Buffalo breeding program. The farm is located less than 20 km from the Martinsdrift / Groblersbrug border post and is the ideal stopover between Botswana and Johannesburg. The farm has a large variety of wildlife, including leopard, hyena, zebra, giraffe, kudu, blue wildebeest, impala, nyala, red hartebeest, gemsbok, eland, warthog, bush pig, jackal, duiker, steenbuck, meerkat, monkeys, and many more. The drives are best during the early evening when the animals are most active, particularly the farm’s nocturnal residents, such as caracal, civet, serval and porcupine. The Blouberg mountain range close to the farm is home to an amazing array of birds and the largest family of Cape Vultures in the World. On the farm itself, more than 450 species of bird have been recorded making it a birdwatchers paradise. Engelsea Private Game Farm is the perfect stopover destination on the way to or from Botswana, most wish that they could stay a few nights in this tranquil bushveld.
Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge
Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge is a 4-star private game lodge set in the heart of the African bushveld. Here you will experience true South African hospitality from a team who will attend to your every need. The lodge offers luxury self-catering chalets with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and private decks overlooking the waterhole. Buffalo, warthog and an array of antelope species are seen regularly at the waterhole. Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge offers guests traditional South African cuisine that will not disappoint. Guests can end their evenings here staring at the luminous stars that are so clear in this magical wilderness. The lodge offers guided game drives and guided walks throughout the farm. During the drives you can expect to see kudu, impala, nyala, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe or the Livingstone eland. Night drives can reward you with sightings of jackal, the aardwolf, brown hyena or even a shy pangolin or porcupine. Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge is the perfect place to immerse the weary traveller in nature and revive one's soul. Children of all ages are welcome at Buffalo Safari Lodge.