We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nungu Game Lodge

Witkop Road, Vaalwater 0537 South Africa
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (22)
Room & Suite (4)
Dining (1)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

#13 of 21 lodges in Vaalwater
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Set softly in the lushness of the Waterberg Mountain range, you will find Nungu Game Lodge - 6000 hectares of nature's splendor and the Nungu vision that allows your soul to share the magic of Africa in its purest form. A comfortable three ½ hour drive, or a short flight from the bustling beat of Johannesburg takes you into a world of serenity where nature and luxury meet and then you discover it… Africa and all its magic in motion. Nungu is a vision of all that Africa is meant to be. Majestic animals weaving through lush bush, the soothing rhythm of the Mokolo River, panoramic glory from Eagles View and sunsets that will beckon your every sense as the sky lights up in a mystical dance of the Milky Way. Sunrises gently ease you into the promise of another day in Africa where nature again implores you to believe, to live and to be one, with Africa. Seven luxury suites overlooking the Mokolo River, six with private decks and plunge pools and the seventh a double story/2 bedroom unit with deck and plunge pool – we can accommodate a total of 16 sharing guests or 8 Singles in either king-size or twin ¾ beds. Whether on conference or at leisure, allow our dedicated staff to spoil and pamper you – do as much or as little, as the mood takes you and return to the city refreshed and relaxed, ready to take on new challenges. Our 1.6km tarred runway has accommodated helicopters, a Learjet and King Air as well as smaller single engine aircraft.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Fishing
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Patio
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Minibar
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Witkop Road, Vaalwater 0537 South Africa
Nungu Game Lodge
Getting there
Polokwane Airport
186.6 km
See all flights
11Reviews1Q+A4Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 8
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
WestLife2014 wrote a review Oct 2022
Pretoria, South Africa12 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
At arrival, we were greeted with a glass of juice. Very friendly staff and extremely accommodating. The room (Presidential) is most definitely a very comfortable and spacious room and beautifully decorated. That is about it. The food is well below average for both breakfast and especially dinner. The food as advertised was our expectation, but sadly it's not the same. If you are spending this amount of money for an experience you would expect the quality to ooze from all aspects the lodge has to offer. Sadly it did not. I would not recommend this lodge if you want to see a variety of the big 5 (they have 2) or combine nice cuisine with your stay as advertised on trip advisor. If you want peacefulness and a quiet stay you will most certainly find that, but I believe the owner can work on refining the food, service and overall experience. This place has great potential and hats off to the owner for spotting it. I believe Nungu still requires lots of investment and staff training to really draw quality clientele. All the best to the owner and staff in creating something spectacular.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Might find more value for money somewhere else. No liquor license, no special treatment.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Madidimalo Mutshaeni wrote a review Oct 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay at Nungu Game Lodge was nothing short of amazing. We were a bit sceptical when we arrived as we were told we wouldn't have network access in our villa but the stay was amazing. Serenity at its best. The food was amazing. The villas were absolutely gorgeous and spacious Picnic/lunch on top of the mountain was breathtaking Our guide (Joseph) was amazing The only downside was access to the lodge. Our car's clearance is low so we struggled a bit.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All villas are amazing.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Anika wrote a review Sept 2022
Munich, Germany4 contributions2 helpful votes
It was our first night from our trip through South Africa to Botswana and it has been awesome! We did not expect to enjoy a small game drive even by reaching the lodge. The Villas are excellent, the food more than delicious. You should spend at least 2 nights to fully enjoy the whole experience of this fabulous lodge.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022
Value
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Fulufhelo M wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay and enjoy each moment at nungu.to the host and the chef's that was preparing our food during our time thank you,you were so welcoming.everything was worth the money and we got more than we expected.we will definitely come back..😍
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
David wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
We were blown away by Nungu! Although we could only stay one night we felt like this was our new home. We found the entrance to the dirt road easily with the help of GPS, do make sure to put Marulasfontein into your GPS instead of searching for Nungu Game Lodge. The dirt road was not too bad, our city car could easily handle it although we drove slowly and it took around 20 minutes. Upon arrival at the gate we were greeted by some of the staff. Joseph was our driver to the main lodge. He was a wonderful driver, so friendly and insightful! He showed us the sable pen and many buffalo on the way to the main lodge, really great to see! The road to the main lodge was lots of fun in the open safari vehicle, with an exquisite view as you descend into the valley. Many staff were waiting for us at the door when we arrived, with a welcome drink for each of us. This made us feel very special! The villas are thoughtfully furnished and spacious. I especially liked the plunge pool, deck and view of the Mokolo River. Definitely 5-star worthy! We went on an amazing game drive with Joseph after putting away our luggage and settling in. This 2.5 hour game drive was definitely a highlight of our visit. The view on the mountain is out of this world... We enjoyed a few refreshments as the sun set! When we returned to the lodge it was almost time for dinner. Our 3 course dinner was truly amazing! Fine dining at its best! The chefs are excellent and really nice to speak to! There is no wi-fi and TV so you can unwind without any distractions. It was very quiet at night with the most beautiful night time sky. Needless to say we all slept very well. The next morning we had breakfast and it was hearty and very good! We could check out slightly later which was much appreciated. We enjoyed the villas for a few more hours before a very nice lunch. The chef is truly passionate about her job and the results show! The service exceeded our expectations. I was blown away by Nungu Game Lodge and the team! We will definitely be back for a longer stay in the near future! Thank you!!!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022
Value
Rooms
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
JohnK8059 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
+1
This has to be one of the most frantic booking experiences I have had but in the end all worked out well. Please note that the GPS coordinates provided on Google are in correct and it brings you to a roundabout just outside Lephalale. This is where things went south. I tried calling the lodge and the number provided by Google once more was 5555555 which obviously does not work. To cut a long story short I found the lodge and what a wonderful surprise. This place is FABULOUS and the staff are attentive and just want to ensure that your stay is memorable. The accommodation is spacious and caters for all your needs. The food is appetizing and you will not go wrong with booking your stay at Nungu. Couple things to keep in mind: * the GPS coordinates are incorrect. You need to be on the R510 and about 30km from Lephalale. * don't try calling the lodge rather call then via whatsapp as the reception is crap in the area. * alcohol is not served here as they don't have a liquor licence but working on getting it in place but one of the staff members will inform you about this when they call you after they received your booking. * come here to unwind - no TVs in my villa Overall great stay with amazing staff and a must visit when in this area and from my experience not many options available.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Get the correct address!!!
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Getaway689757 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
Our stay at nungu was something out of the world, me and my wife stayed there for two nights the place is so perfect, the staff I don't have words to praise them Mr Richie and his team guys keep it up, is people like you that makes places like nungu be the best, the food excellence, we will definitely come back there.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Modula M wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Set in a valley, the hotel offers a complete 5 star experience. Huge, well-appointed villas with every amenity imaginable, including a private heated plunge pool. The bathrooms are decked out in Africology products and each villa has a private outside shower. The villas are very clean, beautifully furnished and very private, with views of the river and mountains surrounding the river. Spa treatments can be arranged on request. Game drives are provided by a very well-informed guide (Joseph). My personal favourite was the picnic on the banks of the river. The table was beautifully set and the food spectacular. The lapa also has a big infinity swimming pool to unwind in after a hot day. The wine selection is unsurpassed. The staff are well-trained, very friendly and will go to any lengths to make the guests comfortable. A great place to stay, with a home-away-from-home feel to it. Super tranquil setting. The chef is so skillful - every meal was a wonder! Thanks Munashe and team! Would love to visit again!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: All the villas are lovely, but the presidential suite and Nungu House are the best!
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Danielle de Wit wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa9 contributions
+1
What an amazing experience we had. From day one we were treated like royalty. The staff made us feel right at home and went out of their way to make it a special experience for us. Everything was so neat and the food was amazing. Definitely a 5 star experience! Highly recommend them, you won't be disappointed
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
7853 wrote a review Aug 2012
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Great vacation, excelent stuff, small and exclusive range and accomodation is fabules, beatiful designed. Privet and not crouded.special atmosphere and very knowledgable ranger! 100 points out ot 100!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2012
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Vaalwater area.
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergVaalwater
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

NUNGU GAME LODGE - Reviews & Price Comparison (Vaalwater, South Africa) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Nungu Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Nungu Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nungu Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Nungu Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Nungu Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nungu Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nungu Game Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Nungu Game Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.