Edeni Private Game Reserve
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Edeni Private Game Reserve - an untamed garden of eden where the spoor of wildlife invites you to explore the timeless beauty of the bush; where an oasis of unimaginable luxury provides the greatest vantage point to the Big Five and its vast, untouched wilderness. This 21 000 acre wildlife paradise is straddled between four rivers and is located just 45 minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park. Edeni teems with an abundance of game, birdlife and diverse dense vegetation which provides the perfect habitat for the most secretive of Africa's large cats, the leopard.

It is the perfect place to get away from the demands of city life. Accommodation is offered in a luxury 5 star River Lodge and two magnificent tented camps, all situated on the sandy banks of the beautiful Makhutswi River.



River Lodge *****

Settle in at your choice of one of our thirteen luxurious private chalets - there are seven Luxury suites for couples, two Family suites for up to five people, two Executive and two large Presidential suites. All chalets are air conditioned, spacious and tastefully decorated, with en-suite bathrooms.

Spend the afternoon relaxing beside the pool or watching game from your own private balcony before being whisked off on a late afternoon game drive with your own personal ranger. Sip sundowners as the sun sets behind the nearby Drakensberg mountains and enjoy a night drive back to the Lodge where a delicious feast awaits you. Dining under the stars has never been so romantic as you enjoy our Pan-African cuisine in a rustic outside boma or on alternate evenings, in the magnificent dining room. To compliment your meal, Edeni offers an impressive selection of South African and imported wines and beers as well as a wide variety of spirits and soft drinks.


Hoyo Hoyo Lodge ****

This shady river retreat offers luxury, tranquility and a close to nature experience with its 22 tents on stilts overlooking the Makhutswi River. The tents at Hoyo Hoyo offer superior decor, wooden four-poster beds, tea and coffee-making facilities and Rosewood finished floors. Electricity is supplied to all tents offering lighting, bar fridge, fans, hairdryers and lit walkways. Guests can also relax at the pool, in-between their daily game drives or walks.

Breakfasts and lunches are normally served under a lapa overlooking the river, where guests can also enjoy drinks at their built-in bar. Some nights you'll enjoy sumptuous traditional African dishes in the thatched dining area, while other nights dinner will be served by candlelight next to the pool - or even at a unique bush dinner site, created especially for Hoyo Hoyo guests.


Bush Lodge ***

For the most natural bush experience - The 13 tents, with magnificent views over the Makhutswi River, with lantern lit walkways create a unique, old-world charm. Each tent has toilet and hot shower facilities, a four-poster bed draped with protective mosquito nets, minibar, fan, heater and tea & coffee making facilities. Tents are perched on wooden platforms under shady trees, with table and chairs on the verandah for guests' viewing pleasure.

A highlight of Bush Lodge is its thatched-roof lookout deck where guests can enjoy 360 degree views over the mountain, bush and river, sip sundowners while game-spotting on the savannah or even spend a balmy summer night on one of their comfortable outdoor beds.

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Edeni Private Game Reserve at a glance

  • Covered parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open Landrovers
  • Easy boarding/disembarking ramp for game drive vehicles
  • Insect repellent supplied in all rooms and on all vehicles
  • Gamewalks and Bushtrails
  • Daily flights & transfers to Hoedspruit
  • Luxury bus used for excursions to the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim's Rest, Hans Merensky Golf Course, Shangaan Village and other nearby tourist attractions.

  • River Lodge

  • 5 Star Lodge
  • Capacity of 32 guests
  • Conference room (25 people max)
  • Ladies bar and cocktail room
  • Lounge and library with balcony overlooking the river
  • Curio shop
  • Open air shower with view over river
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Laundry Service (min 2 nights stay)
  • All chalets and suites offer the following:
    Air-conditioning, Ceiling fans, Mini-bars, Coffee/tea making facilities, Hair dryers / electric shaver plug, Bath robes

  • Tented Lodges

  • 3 Star and 4 Star Tented Lodges
  • Total Capacity of 72 guests
  • Outdoor conference facilities
  • Laundry Service (min 2 nights stay)
  • Electric Shaver plug and Hair dryers at Hoyo Hoyo

    How to get there

    Edeni by Air

  • Scheduled flights from Joburg to Hoedspruit or KMIA daily
  • Transfers from airport to the reserve are available

  • Edeni via Scenic Route

  • N4 to Belfast follow through to Dullstroom and Lydenburg
  • Take R36 to Ohrigstad and Strijdom tunnel
  • From tunnel continue 10km
  • Turn left and continue on the R36 in the direction of Tzaneen
  • Follow the Edeni signboards for 27km to Edeni Private Game Reserve


  • Traveling from Pietersburg on the R36 through Tzaneen towards Lydenburg - Edeni Private Game Reserve is approximately 60km South of Tzaneen

    Points to remember

  • Anti-malaria prophylactics are recommended
  • Dress: informal, walking shoes, sunhats, sunglasses, sunscreen, warm clothing and jackets for Safari
  • Binoculars and cameras

    Accommodation Rates
    (Valid until 31 December 2008)

    Edeni River Lodge (13 Suites) *****

    Rack Rate
    Luxury Suite - per person per night sharing R 2250.00
    Luxury Suite - per person per night single R 2550.00
    Family Suite - per person per night sharing R 2250.00
    Executive Suite - per person per night sharing R 2650.00
    Executive Suite - per person per night single R 2950.00
    Presidential Suite - per person per night sharing R 2750.00
    Presidential Suite - per person per night single R 3050.00

    Hoyo Hoyo Lodge (22 Luxury Tents) ****

    Rack Rate
    Per person per night sharing R 1800.00
    Per person per night single

    R 2100.00


    Bush Lodge (13 Tents) ***

    Rack Rate
    Per person per night sharing R 1350.00
    Per person per night single

    R 1650.00


    Tour Guide & Driver per night R 475.00  


    Rates Include: > Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, teas & coffees
      > Accommodation
      > Morning & Afternoon open vehicle safaris including snacks (game walks are optional at no extra charge)
      > Government (14% value added tax)


    Rates Exclude: > Airport Transfers to and from the Lodges
      > Alcohol & Beverages, curio shop purchases, telephone calls, laundry service
      > R10.00 tourism levy
      > R50.00 Edeni Game Reserve entrance fee


    Free of Charge: > Group Bookings - for every 15 Paying guests, the 16th Guest is for free on these rates.
      > Driver & Guide free for groups on 3 night stay.


    Reservations and enquiries

    Tel: +27 - 15 - 383 9909 / 10
    Fax: +27 - 15 - 383 9911
    Mobile: +27 - 83 - 626 4491
    After Hours: +27 - 15 - 383 0044
    E-mail: reservations@edeni.com / lodge@edeni.com
    Address: PO Box 799, Trichardtsdal, 0890, Limpopo Province, South Africa
    Company Name: Edeni Lodges (Pty) Ltd
    Registration Number: 2001/003623/07
    VAT Registration Number: 4820193409


    Bank Details

    Bank: ABSA
    Branch: Nelspruit
    Branch Code: 334252
    Cheque Account No: 405 330 2451