About Wild and Free

Wild and Free Game Lodge is situated in the unspoilt reaches of the South African malaria-free bushveld on the southern foothills of the Waterberg Mountains.


Only two hours north of Johannesburg, this 12000 hectare reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the “Big 5”, zebra, hippopotamus, giraffe, more than 20 antelope and 300 bird species. The lions are kept in a separate enclosed area in the game reserve. Viewing is by appointment only, and at an additional cost.

Wild & Free Game Lodge blends in with the natural surroundings, offering spectacular views over the valley. No luxury or detail has been overlooked, creating a tranquil haven and a truly unique wildlife experience.

The lodge has been designed around and within the bush with thatch, stone and reeds to embrace the outdoors and to discover the essence of Africa in all its splendour. Here visitors experience a rare sense of freedom and serenity whilst gaining renewed inspiration.

Discover the gem of the bushveld and enjoy a romantic safari-experience where exclusivity, style and luxury are surpassed only by the sight of the sun setting over the sprawling African bush.

The emphasis is on total relaxation, fine traditional cuisine and silver service within the most idyllic setting.

What Customers Say

  • All of us agreed that the trip was more than outstanding. The golf was better than great, the accommodations better than luxurious (10-star), and the services of Golfing Africa the very best! The safari part of our trip was unforgettable....we saw all the animals there were to see, rode a few elephants, watched a pride of lions "at dinner", just 15-20 feet away. Of course, there was no hint of "roughing it" as we stayed at the wonderful Wild and Free Lodge. My Golfing Africa experience was the experience of a life time!
    Dottie Wanderer
    Las Vegas
  • Unbelievable!!!!This place is wonderful, the staff(Jabu-AMAZING),Maria,Susan,John), the accomadations(superb), the game drives are perfect and the guides were very knowledgeable, the animal viewing was excellent!As Americans living in South Africa our standards are high, this place rocks!!This is our second time staying there! WE WERE 2 FEET AWAY FROM A RHINO AND A WATER BUFFALO, AWESOME!! 100% recommend, only one improvement, FOOD- Excellent but a little less red meat and provide some other options, chicken etc.
    Meghan Fadool-Agatep
  • We had the MOST WONDERFUL weekend at Wild and Free! Jabu was out of this world - the service was absolutely amazing, we were treated as if we were the 2 most important people in the world! We have been to a couple of game lodges in SA, but both agreed that we have never experienced better service and treatment than Wild & Free. And the food.........!!!!!! An absolute 10 out of 10. We will most definitely be back. Also, if you have a mailing list, PLEASE add my name to it. I understand you are opening a new guest house in Franschoek (my suggestion was "food and mountain!"), and it would be appreciated if we receive any news on this! Again, thank you SO much for a wonderful weekend.

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