Luxurious, exclusive and private, Warthog Rest Private Lodge sleeps eight people and comes with a daily hostess service to ensure the ultimate in personal attention and care. This lodge has been crafted with elegance and comfort in mind, every detail taken care of and every view magnificent. Utterly private and secure, the lodge has bush views from every room, gorgeous outdoor entertainment areas with soft seating and a splash pool with a night light for an evening dip. Light a fire in the pit and listen to the crackle of logs and the hum of the bush while enjoying great company and total exclusivity.

Full DSTV Yes
Pool Yes
Aircon Yes
Selfcatering Yes
House Keeper Yes
Airport Shuttle Yes

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Enjoy the quality and extra frills of this 4* self-catering lodge in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. The unit can accommodate max. 8x guests Housekeeper included. Our local and international guests usually extend their stay due to all the excellent services of Dudu – she takes care of all your needs [dishes, preparing food, laundry, iron, clean linen and towels, general cleaning] on a daily basis. Warthog Rest has recurring international guests and they sometimes stay up to 4 weeks. After a day out, you will come home to find the camping chairs and safari blankets ready at the braai-pit for yet another night under the African sky.

We have bush babies living in the nock of the thatched roof and they visit at night while jumping from one tree to another. The hyena calls can always be heard and our resident warthogs come and go as they please, showing off their newborns. Our warthogs usually sleep in the bush next to the braai-pit or patio area and leave early-morning for their daily graze.

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fixed rate R3,000/night to accommodate up to 8x guests

Discount on longer stays, minimum 2X night accommodation – please enquire

A one night stay may result in a higher rate
Rates for peak season/public holidays may apply
This is a 4* lodge and guests book the entire unit

24º20’58” S, 30º57’29” E

From Johannesburg/Pretoria take highway towards Witbank/Middelburg, continue on N4 direction Nelspruit. Take Belfast off-ramp, go past Dullstroom, Lydenburg & Ohrigstad until Hoedspruit. Go through town over railway bridge, turn right at the 4-way stop, first left, past Pick ‘n Pay centre into Estate.

From Nelspruit take R40 north direction to Phalaborwa, go past White River, Hazyview & Bushbuckridge. Past Buckbushridge, turn-off right towards Orpen gate. Drive past turn-off, take next turn-off on your right, towards Phalaborwa. As you enter Hoedspruit you will find Total petrol station [left] and Pick ‘n Pay centre on [right.] Turn right before the 4-way stop. continue straight – after a few hundred metres, you’ll get to the entrance to the Estate.

ReviewsRead other people opinions

Sylvia Amos

What a wow weekend we had at the lodge, would recommend this to anyone. The butler, Johannes, was absolutely awesome. This is such a tranquil place to be

Marianne du Bois

Very spacious, very clean and tidy. Very good quality. Nice area. Everything you need is available. Shower, bath and toilets excellent. Kitchen great. It was awesome and we will definitely come back.

Hosea, S

I am person with high expectation and the lodge met each of them with ease – Warthog Rest will always be in my mind, and will the first accommodation for holidays I’d recommend. The listing on the website tells you everything and in our last day there was a power failure, but we manage to get all rechargeable light as backup.

Jenny Wasserman & Familie

Baie dankie vir julle moeite – dit was beslis die moeite werd! Dis net jammer ons het slegs een dag gebly. Julle plek is pragtig! Ons sal beslis weer in die toekoms gebruik wil maak van julle gasvryheid

Adri V & Familie

‘n Familie-wegbreek! Netjies en goed toegerus, ideaal vir ‘n familie of vriendegroep, met voldoende privaatheid.

Tina K & Partner

Perfect! Zeer aan te raden! Mooi comfortabel en relaxed huis. We hebben genoten en willen zeker nog eens terugkomen!

Coen V. & Family

Great to stay here I will surely stay at this lodge

Ulrich Goldschmidt, South Africa

I absolutely loved Warthog’s Rest. Everything was convenient and comfortable. The living area, bedrooms and bathrooms were all beautifully decorated. I appreciated the extra touch of the blankets at the boma. The design of the lodge is ideal for families as one has a 360 view of the lodge from wherever you find yourself and you are therefore able to keep an eye on the kids. I will definitely make use of the accommodation again when visiting the Hoedspruit tourist attractions.

Sheila Briggs [United Kingdom]

Belated I know, but I just wanted to email to let you know that we really enjoyed our recent stay at Warthog Rest. The lodge was everything that we expected from the web page, all as described and more! The quality of the furnishings and fixtures and fittings were excellent and it was very clean and well equipped with everything we could have possibly needed. However, what absolutely made our holiday that extra bit special was having Dudu, the house keeper!. We had at first wondered if that might be intrusive but we have to say that it was wonderful, she was very discreet and we never felt she was in our space even though we spend a lot of time around the lodge. It was very nice to have her cook and serve us wonderful breakfasts at a time to suit us, as well as keeping everywhere spotlessly clean and provide some security when we were not around. Also I wanted to thank you very much for helping out with the transfer from joburg. We thoroughly enjoyed the flight down and loved Hoedspruit airport and i am so pleased that we took your advice re not driving down. It was the right thing to do, and although i ended up footing the bill for my niece! it was well worth it in time saving and worry. So thanks very much, please pass on our comments to Du Du and the owners. Regards

Billy Einkamerer

After a long drive, all I wanted was to relax – and I was blown away at the luxurious accommodation at Warthog’s Rest!
We had a team-building long weekend away here, and it was exactly what we all needed. It revived my love for South Africa and the bush, and with so much to do in the surrounding area, we all had a blast!
Also, while staying there, we saw: Warthogs (that’s a must), a Brown Eagle, Girraffe, Bushbabies, various birdlife (including Hornbills, woodpeckers and some colourful ones I didn’t know).
I loved the way everything was ready and waiting for us, as if we’re in first class while in the bush.

I highly recommend a stay there, from a long weekend to a week! Do it. :)

T Strydom & Friends

This was our second stay at Warthog’s Rest and again we were not disappointed. The lodge is extremely well equipped and comfortable. The lovely facilities, comfortable rooms and cosy entertainment area made for great family memories. Dudu has a big part in the whole experience as we arrived to a perfectly neat lodge, towels at the pool, chairs and knee blankets at the fireplace, ice machine filled with, etc., to name but a few. We will definitely be back.

Frankie Welthagen

We were extremely satisfied and pleasantly surprised as
everything we required was right at hand, easily accessible and of good or
high quality. The aircons in most areas and all the rooms were an
added pleasure in the summer heat! Excellent accommodation. As a single Mom of two, I
would like to see more “specials” for South African residents as I would
have never been able to afford the break without the discount – so extremely
grateful for that!

Y Olhaus

‘Warthog Rest is a little piece of heaven on earth…the Lodge is fully equipped with leaving us wanting for nothing. We loved watching the bush babies appearing at twilight and the occasional rustle of a zebra or impala by the pool area. The warthogs were quite insistent on joining us for brunch on a few occasions but always obliged when told to go and move along. It was fantastic to explore the Estate by foot and encounter an abundance of game and birds on our early morning walks. Superb! We will definitely be back.’ Y Olhaus & Friends – Oct. 2015

Ryno S

Die verblyf en diens was baie aangenaam. Sal beslis aanbeveel.

Ryno S. en vriende – April 2016

B McDaniels

The accommodation was superb, a nice surprise was all the game that could be viewed within the estate as well.

December 2015 – B McDaniels

B Holm

WARTHOG REST LODGE – Fantastic! Stunning place! Everything was thought of, we were very comfortable. Definitely going back. B Holm & Friends Oct. 2016

A Etherington

WARTHOG REST LODGE – We really enjoyed our stay – attention to detail was great! Aircons were on and ice machine going when we arrived. Rooms are clean and very well kept. Will definitely recommend to friends!

A Etherington – December – 2016

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