Wildehondekloof Western Cape Lodge was bought in 1996 as a barren farm without any fencing, roads or infrastructure. The construction of the facilities and managers’ quarters commenced in 2002 and simultaneously the idea of constructing the lodge utilizing the existing building was born. During construction of this Oudtshoorn lodge, it became clear that the current building would not suffice and the planning of the current Oudtshoorn Wildehondekloof Lodge started, which resulted in the magnificent 9 luxurious en –suites rooms. The lodge became a landmark with nature lovers, both from South Africa and abroad.

In 2005, a breeding herd of seven Eland were purchased, as the first introduced animals delivered to Wildehondekloof. The new Eland complimented the existing animals, consisting of Vaalribbok, Klipspringer, duiker, grysbok, Kudu, porcupine, honey badger, baboons, leopard, jackals and caracal. Since then more Eland, Kudu, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest , Nyala, Zebra, Blesbok, Impala and Springbok have been introduced.A Private Game Reserve in the heart of the Little Karoo’s Swartberg Mountain Range of the Western Cape in South Africa. Situated only 60 km from Oudtshoorn Enjoy 9 spacious luxurious en suite rooms, with great packages including game drives and meals. Packages on offer, including meals & game drives.


Our exclusive luxury Western Cape lodge offers 8 luxurious bedrooms all en-suite & air-conditioned with stunning views of the mountain and river in Oudtshoorn. One Private Presidential Suite has a king-size bed and a private lounge with an inside fireplace and private veranda overlooking the mountains and river. All bedrooms in our Oudtshoorn Game Reserve are provided with bed linen, towels, toiletries (i.e. toilet paper, hand wash, shampoo and shower gel) and coffee/tea facilities. A laundry facility is provided at the guest’s disposal. The double-sided fireplace situated in the middle of the spacious lounge invites guests to enjoy time spent with friends and family. The indoor dining area has a wood braai and a yellowwood bar with under-counter fridges and an ice machine. The wood-fired pizza oven is situated outdoors and undercover. A magnificent boma is nestled between the poplar trees (wood and firelighters are provided for the braai, fireplace, pizza oven and boma). Our Swartberg Nature Reserve Lodge is equipped with all of the above and free WiFi.

REGRET: No children allowed under 10 years

  • Deluxe Suite 
    Our luxurious deluxe rooms in the Oudtshoorn area of the Western Cape offer either a king bed / or twin beds. Stunning views of the river and mountains. Bathtubs or showers. Bed linen, towels, and toiletries are provided. Some rooms are equipped with air conditioning, fans and warm blankets—coffee tea facilities in each room. Laundry facilities are provided.
  • Presidential Suite
    Our Western Cape Swartberg Lodge Presidential Suite features every conceivable luxury including terraces with breathtaking views of Swartberg Mountain. King size bed. Private Lounge with inside fireplace. Bathtub and shower. Air conditioning, fan and warm blankets. Coffee tea facilities in each room. Laundry facilities are provided.
  • Self-catering Accommodation
    A tranquil escape to the Klein Karoo in pure luxury. The perfect family villa that sleeps 6, a mere 100 meters from the main lodge. Guests can also enjoy breakfast and dinner at the restaurant (within walking distance) at an additional cost

    • Facilities: Free use of swimming pool | Free WiFi | Inside braai | 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms only | Lounge & dining area | well equipped Kitchen | Shaded private parking. Towels & bedding provided

Weddings & Honeymoon

Making wonders true is what we love to do at Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve. Located only 50 km from Oudtshoorn and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Swartberg Mountains-Wildehondekloof is the kingdom of all wonders, where even the most unbelievable story becomes an unforgettable experience, you will remember forever and ever! The unparalleled beauty of the reserve and the worldwide famous sunset that stares like a golden crown on the top of the mountains creates an almost mythical atmosphere that literally brings your imagination into life. Are you planning to start writing the next chapter, probably the biggest one, of your love story? Wildehondekloof, with all our wedding organizational skills and inspiration ideas, promises to make you the princess and the prince of the most romantic fairy tale on this special day!

Activities and Excursions

  • Guided Game Drives
    Enjoy sunrise & sunset game drives to see all types of buck species including zebra, eland, kudu and more. Explore our diverse birdlife & other small animals on the reserve.
  • Mountain Biking (bring your own bike)
    Explore Western Cape Wildehondekloof’s Oudtshoorn dirt roads on your mountain bike. These moderately difficult routes are rather hilly but offer a good challenge with lovely views while discovering amazing riverbeds, winding paths and single tracks of the Karoo.
  • Guided or Self Guided Hiking Trails
    Along the trails, the fynbos, mountains, and rivers provide a feast for the eyes and lasting memories. Enjoy the wide-open spaces of the Klein Karoo and appreciate the beauty of the succulent Karoo, Cape Thicket & fynbos.
  • Star Gazing (pre-bookings essential)
    At night, you see the universe. You may feel like you have never seen the night sky before when you go stargazing at Wildehondekloof.
  • Massage Treatments (pre-bookings essential)
    Enjoy a relaxing & soothing massage with blended aromatherapy oils in the comfort of your own room
  • Swimming (Salt water pool / or river)
    Cool off in our 15m long salt water pool / on enjoy the refreshing cold water in the rivers or waterfalls

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