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Wilge River Nature ConservancyNature – Wilge River Nature conservancy

Luiperdskloof Game Lodge forms part of the Wilge River Nature Conservancy (WRNC). This 1500ha reserve is a bird lover’s paradise and offer hikers spectacular views and interesting rock formation, not to mention the wide variety of game to be seen on foot.

Butterflies:

The Wilge River Nature Conservancy, on the Eastern border of the province, is one of the largest, relatively unspoilt zones of butterfly habitats within Gauteng and should contain at least 100 butterfly species. To date more than 60 Butterfly species have been recorded.

Pirate Butterfly Hutchinson’s Highflyer butterfly March Commodore butterfly Constantine’s Swallowtail butterfly

Game and wildlife:

The Reserve is predominantly grassland but includes patches of riverine bush, wetlands and bushveld with 6km riverfront.  Antelope thrive on this sweet and sour soil rich habitat and include species such as Kudu, Eland, Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Impala, Blesbuck, Springbuck, Zebra, Redhartebeest and Klipspringer. These herds of herbivores attract predators such as Leopard, Brown Hyena, Jackal and Serval.

Leopard Brown Hyena Jackal Serval

Birding:

The Wilge River Nature Conservancy protects a fine tract of Bankenveld habitat. This unique Vegetation type contains elements of both grassland and woodland habitats as the reserve lies in a transitional zone between the warmer woodlands to the north and the temperate grasslands to the South. As such, the reserve offers birders and interesting mix of species from both these biomes. One of the attractions of Luiperdskloof Game Lodge is that there are clearly marked hiking trails which are safe and secluded. The reserve is known for the numbers of LBJ’s on offer – particularly Larks, pipits and cist colas, but there is also the potential of seeing cranes, bustards and korhaans as well as a variety of interesting woodland bird species.

We are fortunate to have a breeding pair of Black Eagle which successfully raised a chick in 2010 and we are looking forward to welcome a new arrival in 2011.

Night birding can be productive, both Barn Owl and spotted Eagle-Owl are common in this area and Rufous-cheeked Nightjar often hawks insects in open areas just in front of the camp on summer evenings. Freckled Nightjar is an inhabitant of the rocky outcrops, such as the ridge in front of the chalets.

Black Eagle Bird Bird of prey birding

Other Attractions:

Luiperdskloof Game Lodge can arrange trips to the Cullinan Diamond Mine. The mine provides tours and takes you on a journey back in time to get the sense of the diamond rush from a bygone era.

The Nan Hua Buddhist Temple can also be visited which is just outside Bronkhorstspruit. The visit to the temple is also a big tourism attraction.

Bronkhorstspruit Dam offers water activities and a place to visit is the well-known sculptor Anton Smit with an exhibition hall with his work. The art exhibition has a restaurant called The Imagine Café which serves value for money food with signature dishes such as traditional meals and Oxtail.

Willem Prinsloo Culture Museum offers traditional Afrikaans food and has educational tours with lots to do for children.

 

Luiperdskloof offers a wide range of activities to enjoy with your family or friends.

The Lodge offers the following activities:

  • Game Drive on Open Safari Vehicle at R 140.00 per person to include 2 sun downers per person
  • Abseiling at R 300.00 per person (Please book in advance minimum group of 10 pax, please enquire about the terms and conditions)
  • Canoeing at R 50.00 per boat (2 hour session)
  • Putt-Putt - R 10.00 per ball and putter
  • Pool Table at the swimming pool area
  • Volley Ball
  • Swimming pool
  • Hiking trails
  • 4-hole mini Golf course
  • Guided Bush walk @ R 30.00 per person (approx. 3 hours walk through the Reserve)
  • Fishing (Bring your own Rod)
  • Golf Driving range, bring own clubs and balls
  • Table tennis @ R 10.00 per hour
  • Aromatherapy at R 185.00 per person (Please book in advance)
  • A la Carte restaurant - Please book in advance
  • Team building activities for the corporate clients
  • 4X4 Obstacle Course for the Wild Hearted - “New”
 

4 x 4 enthusiasts – Private Bush Camp

Bush Camp is for the adventurers and is situated on the banks of the Wilge River deep in the reserve with two lapas, kitchen and outside shower.

   

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Weddings

WeddingsLuiperdskloof Game Lodge is well known as a great Bush Wedding Venue for that unbeatable river view ceremony.  We also offer special accommodation rates to encourage your guests to sleep over and enjoy your special day until the early hours of the morning.

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Conference Facilities

If you are looking for a Game Lodge with conference facilities, then look no further. We have three conference facilities with accommodation for 80 delegates. We guarantee exclusivity by offering you private lapas, dining and bar areas. Luiperdskloof Game Lodge is also a great teambuilding venue which offers in-house teambuilding activities.

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Posted in Lodges, Camps and Chalets Four en-suite  2 sleeper chalets. Each chalet sleeps two with fire-place, veranda with beautiful view, fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities.

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Kiepersol Standard chalets

Posted in Lodges, Camps and Chalets Perfect for groups up to 20 with 10 en-suite chalets built around your private Lapa (at a separate cost) with fully equipped kitchen, dining area and buffet station with bar section and big double doo...

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Tree Lodge - Dinner, B&B

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Activities

Posted in Activities Luiperdskloof offers a wide range of activities to enjoy with your family or friends. The Lodge offers the following activities: Game Drive on Open Safari Vehicle at R 140.00 per...

Weddings

Posted in Weddings Looking for an exclusive Game Lodge with River view wedding venue?...

Other Attractions

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Nature – Wilge River Nature conservancy

Luiperdskloof Game Lodge forms part of the Wilge River Nature Conservancy (WRNC). This 1500ha reserve is a bird lover’s paradise and offer hikers...

4X4 enthusiasts – Private Bush Camp

Posted in Activities Bush Camp is for the adventurers and is situated on the banks of the Wilge River deep in the reserve with two lapas, kitchen and outside shower....