Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo

Sondela Nature Reserve

Sondela is only 90 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg. Book your spot now in one of the new chalets, a luxury Makhato Bush Lodge, the 5-Star Country House, the Caravan Park or the rustic Tambuki 4x4 Camp. Sondela’s caravan park truly deserves its rating as one of South Africa’s top 100 resorts.  Expect green lawns, plenty of shade, 89 demarcated stands and 52 stands with private ablution facilities. Each of our stands has water and electricity points and its own braai facility. The ablution block, with built-in baby baths, a family bathroom and facilities for disabled guests, is designed to meet a camper’s every need. The park’s Premier Lapa houses the bar and entertainment area with DStv, pool table, table tennis and darts. There’s also a heated swimming pool. With activities on offer ranging from hiking, horse riding and game drives to volleyball and target shooting, Sondela is bound to have something to keep you entertained!! The popular Ranger Programme is a must for little ones, who will also enjoy the new kiddies’ entertainment area where they can build their own pizzas, watch a movie or play on the jungle gym. The tree house, Farmyard and Wildlife Centre all add to the fun.  Stop by the General Dealer for freshly made treats or book a table at Piccinini’s Bistro or the brand new Farmyard Coffee Shop for delicious meals.  There’s never a dull moment at Sondela.

The Butler serviced Sondela Country House is set against the gentle backdrop of grassy Bushveld savannahs, embraced by majestic trees, rolling green lawns and delightful glimpses of fertile farm fields and vineyards. Seven individually decorated bedrooms each feature luxuries such as carefully selected furnishings and fine linen, with some rooms entertaining private outdoor showers or baths, and even a honeymoon suite with secluded private garden and spa bath. Each room opens up to either a small private secluded patch of garden, or onto lovely manicured lawns, with views of the homestead fields and vineyards close by. A sparkling pool is reserved for the exclusive use of guests to the Sondela Country House

Wildlife:

How much do you really care about conserving our wildlife? Life is hectic, and we are all focused on the one thing to ensure our future – survival. We work harder, earn more, and worry more… Things are tough, really tough, and the race for survival is the toughest of all. It is even truer in the animal kingdom. Environmental issues such as global warming, pollution, availability of resources and many more pose an even bigger threat for our wildlife. Roaming free is an illusion; a wild animal can only roam free as far as the next fence, the next tar road, and the next city boundary… Countless animals are killed on the highways and byways, beautiful majestic birds get severally burned by electrical cables, owls fly head on into oncoming traffic head lights, cubs get born in captivity… Yes, in the race for survival, our wildlife are the scavengers at the bottom of the food chain. The problem is, since we have taken them under our own management, we remain responsible for their care and survival, especially orphaned or injured wildlife that has nowhere else to turn for a chance to survive. Wildlife Centre - This wonderful facility situated within walking distance of the Sondela reception area will surely capture your imagination, and the little residents will most definitely capture your hearts. Touch, feel and tour through the Sondela Wildlife Centre and let the team share their vast experience, dedication and passion for hand rearing, care and handling of wild animals, with you. At the Sondela Wildlife Centre, we: • care for wild animals in distress • rescue and rehabilitate sick or injured wild animals to ensure a safe future for our animals. • hand rear orphaned wild animals • provide comfortable safe holding facilities for animals • create a better world by improving the welfare of wild animals and educating people in an entertaining manner to care for our natural heritage.

Rooms and units:

Self Catering Chalets 64

These two bed roomed chalets are discretely positioned to allow maximum privacy. Each chalet has fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room. The chalets are serviced daily and offers undercover parking and private braai facilities

Sondela Country House 7

Seven individually decorated bedrooms each feature luxuries such as carefully selected furnishings and fine linen, with some rooms entertaining outdoor private showers or baths, even a honeymoon suite with secluded private garden and spa bath.

Caravan Park 64

The park offers 64 camping sites, a rustic lapa and braai boma, up market ablution facilities, kiddies play area and facilities for disabled guests.


Nearby Attractions:

  • Forever Resorts Warmbaths 10.0 km
  • Golf Course 35.0 km
  • Zebula Country Club & Spa 50.0 km
  • Warmbaths Dam 16.0 km

Facilities and Services

Wheelchair Enabled, Pool Table, Garden, Braai / Barbecue, Bar on the Premises, Swimming Pool, Off Street Parking, Heated Pool, Children's Playground & Jungle Gym, Curio Shop, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Spa Treatments

Facilities in Rooms/Units: Satellite TV in Rooms, Tea and Coffee in Rooms

Activities on the Premises: Teambuilding

Activities Nearby: Golf, Big 5

Environment: Nature Reserve

Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Conference: Whiteboard Available, Conference Venue >75 People, Flip Chart Available, Pens Supplied

Memberships and Legal: Fedhasa, Limpopo Tourism & Parks, RCI

Grading: 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa & 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Activities:

  • Piccinini's Bistro and Pub
  • Farmyard
  • Sondela shop
  • Hot and cold water swimming pools
  • Jungle gyms
  • Tree house
  • Boma and fireplace
  • Sondela Wildlife Centre
  • Mini ATM
  • Beauty and Massage Salon
  • Recreation programme
  • Poolside games
  • Horse riding
  • Target shooting
  • 4 x 4 course
  • Organised quad bike trails (no private quad bikes allowed)
  • Game drives (day and night)
  • Hiking
  • Putt putt
  • Animal farm and milking of cows
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Cycling (bikes for hire hourly/daily) and Mountain Bike Trails

Check-In 03:00 PM Check-Out 10:00 AM

Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Sondella Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo