Where to Stay? Eco-friendly Spots in the North-West Province

Planning a South African road trip that includes the North-West Province and wondering where to Stay? We’ve got you! Take a look at our awesome collection of the best eco friendly places to stay in this boundless terrain.

Tau Game Lodge

Situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Tau Game Lodge is the ideal place for a safari holiday. Complete with game drives, luxury accommodation and gorgeous spa facilities,  Tau values nature just as much as it values its guests.

The Tau Tree Fund aims at involving guests in the regeneration of the land, enabling them to plant their own trees with their very own name plaques. What better way to leave your mark then to plant a tree that will grow, provide shade and a home for hundreds of years to come? 

The Tau Foundation is centred on community development and education. Projects include the renovation of the local school buildings and facilities, the creation of vegetable gardens, the installation of running water and computer rooms to enhance the learning experience of students.  Get involved with projects, head off on game drives, relax at the spa or lounge at the pool. Tau Game Lodge is the perfect place to stay for you and your family!

Basil’s Boma

The ultimate retreat experience in the African bush, perfect for couples or those wanting privacy! Basil’s Boma offers two unique accommodation spots.

The Bush Chalet is a spacious two person den ideal for romantic getaways and honeymoons.  Large wooden decks, a private plunge pool and a small Mozambique inspired thatched bar ensure guests have a most enjoyable stay and leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed! 

The Potter’s Shed is a rustic family stay, made from up-cycled materials and equipped with all the quirky charm of a farm-style cottage.  Guests will enjoy a private plunge pool, a hot outdoor shower, and private braaing facilities.  Spend tranquil evenings around the fire pit, enjoy the evening sounds and unwind from the stresses of life.

Thirsty Falls Guest Farm

Enjoy a farm stay at the beautiful Thirsty Falls Guest Farm.  Nestled against the Magaliesberg Mountains and abundant with wildlife, this is the place to stay for those wanting to immerse themselves in the wonder and beauty of nature. 

The self catering cottages are surrounded by stunning views and offer guests tranquil privacy to relax and de-stress.  Enjoy nature walks, bird watching and afternoons chilled by the poolside, or venture out and experience the adventures the area has to offer! 

Kedar Heritage Lodge

Kedar Heritage Lodge is built on a portion of Boekenhoutfontein, the historic farm that once belonged to President Paul Kruger. It offers guests the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life. 

Home to a variety of wildlife it’s the dream destination for nature lovers!  Enjoy game drives, horseback riding trails, bird watching, hikes and more.  Lavish accommodation is provided in the deluxe rooms and lakeside suites. All rooms are beautifully decorated with traditional African hand painted fabrics and artwork. 

Enjoy the poolside vibes, chill at the luxury country spa and dine on freshly prepared authentic cuisine.  Take a trip to the Paul Kruger Country House museum and walk through the exhibits of memorials and memorabilia.  A stay at Kedar Heritage Lodge will be one you never forget!

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Located on the slopes of a 2-billion-year-old volcano in the Pilanesberg National Park, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge offers a most unique experience! 

Stay in gorgeous comfortable rooms, hang out by the poolside, experience starry nights under the Bush Boma. Unwind at the spa or try your hand at Bush Putt-Putt.  Explore nature and get adventurous with rock climbing and game drives. There is even a Junior Game Rangers Program!

Scott’s Manor Boutique Hotel 

Nestled in the charming and historic town of Lichtenburg, Scott’s Manor House, offers a warm hospitable “home away from home”.  Tastefully decorated spacious rooms and private self catering units open onto tranquil gardens. 

Relax on the large verandas, unwind in the secluded garden nooks and enjoy delicious food on a covered patio overlooking the beautiful manor views.  Scott’s Manor is perfect for couples and those wanting a more intimate getaway experience.  The manor is also open for conferences and weddings. 

Thakadu River Camp

Set within the canopy of the riverine forests on the banks of the Marico River, Thakadu River Camp, is a wholly-owned, community-based tented safari camp. 

Stay in comfortable tented suites each with their own private decks overlooking the Marico River.  Stargaze and listen to the serene evening sounds, head out on birding expeditions and enjoy a tasteful bush dining experience!

Lush Private Lodge

Lush Private Lodge is a family owned and managed boutique private game lodge located in the Black Rhino Rhino Reserve of Pilanesberg National Park. The Lodge offers luxury accommodation, Italian infused dining, and unique game drive experiences. 

(Ed’s note: Our gorgeous feature image of the elephant crossing the road was taken at Lush Private Lodge!)

Head out on guided morning bush walks or get a bird’s eye view of the reserve in the exclusive hot air balloon flights!  Lush Private Lodge is the place to stay for those looking for the ultimate blend of rustic and luxury.  One will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort

Just an hours drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg, Eagle Waters Wildlife Resort, offers guests the perfect getaway experience! 

Stay in one of the deluxe chalet or luxury tents, hangout by the pool and relax at the resort’s spa.  Avid water sports fanatics will enjoy the wide variety of boating, kayaking and canoeing options. A range of water sport activities is available for endless fun in the sun.

Refuel at the on site restaurant and enjoy the views of wildlife and nature around you.  Day visitors are welcome too!


Houtbosdorp boasts gorgeous self-catering cottages nestled against the Magaliesberg Mountains. This small holding offers guests a tranquil stay surrounded by the magnificence of nature. 

Chill at the bomas and splash pool or head out on a river rafting expedition. Experience the ultimate sunrise viewing with a sunrise hot air balloon trip!

Jampot Nature Retreat

Situated on 6 hectares of pristine bushveld on the banks of the Marico River, Jampot Nature Reserve is an idyllic escape into nature

A warm and welcoming house offers guests a home away from home.  Equipped with a kitchen, solar panels, and private stoep, the accommodation is fully self-catered and fits a maximum of 6 people.  Head out on the MTB trails, go river swimming or set out on a game drive and let the abundance of nature ease your soul!

We hope this list has helped you find the best places for you to stay on your next trip out!  Share your adventures with us on Facebook, we’d love to see what you get up to!  #GreenTravel.

Don’t forget to check out our Western Cape and Eastern Cape travel guides!

We hope this list has helped you find the best places for you to stay on your next trip out!  Share your adventures with us on Facebook, we’d love to see what you get up to!  #GreenTravel.

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