ZINYATHI Lodge is one of the Limpopo Province’s jewels. This magnificent game ranch near Lephalale (Ellisras) hosts Rhino, a herd of Buffalo, Sable Antelope, Giraffe, Eland, Kudu, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Bush pig, Blue Wildebeest, Golden Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Gemsbok (Oryx), Kudu, Impala, Black Impala, Nyala, Blesbok, White Blesbok, Burchell’s Zebra, Ostrich, Duiker, Steenbok and Warthog. Local predators include Brown Hyena, Caracal (Lynx), Black Backed Jackal, Bat Eared Fox, Civet Cat, and various smaller cats. Occasional visitors to the ranch includes Leopard and Cheetah.
The ranch is malaria free and situated in the summer rainfall area with an average rainfall of 450mm per annum. Temperatures average between 17 and 37 degrees centigrade. The ranch is 950 metres above sea level, relatively flat with reddish sandy soil on the surface and clay below. The animals graze on Soetveld also known as Rooibos veldt, Maroela and Knoppiesdoring veldt as well as the well known Acacia veldt.
Accommodation is luxurious with on-suite facilities. You can swim in the pool to cool off in the summer heat or participate in clay pigeon shooting. Other activities to enjoy includes, hiking, birding (vultures breed on the ranch), game viewing and predator calling at night.
Enjoy real African cuisine at the lapa and watch the herd of Buffalo and other animals quench its thirst at the lake next to the lodge, including a pair of Black Backed Jackal feeding on the insects drawn by the lights.
Zinyathi Lodge is known for its scenic beauty and is a haven for photographers abroad.
The main house accommodates 8 people. It provides for self catering and includes a kitchen, dining room, lounge with DSTV, bathroom with both a shower and bath, as well as a separate toilet. Meals are usually served on the spacious stoep.
The four fully equipped chalets each provide the following:
Bedroom sleeping 2
Lounge sleeping 2
Kitchen with breakfast nook
Separate bathroom and toilet
The guest building includes a spacious dining room, lounge with DSTV, kitchen and spacious stoep.
Guests at Zinyathi can enjoy a good night’s rest in our comfortable beds.