We are situated in Lephalale Town in the beautiful and iconic area of the Limpopo Bushveld
Cosy Lodge Guest House is committed to ensure you receive the service and accommodation
you expect. Have a wonderful overnight stay in a clean comfortable room, excellent dinner,
breakfast and staff that are friendly, accommodating and happy to be of service. During your
stay, we will adhere to our service commitment by providing you with outstanding service.
We promise you a sensational experience by providing the cleanest room, friendliest staff,
and best value while you are our guest.
We welcome you to the heart of the bushveld.
WHAT LEPHALALE HAS TO OFFER:
- A gateway to Botswana
- Interlinking tarred roads from all directions;
- A tarred runway/airfield of 2200m
- A climate that is conducive to outdoor life
- A prosperous town that serves as a regional center
- Wonderful eco-tourism, sport and recreation facilities such as game lodges/farms,
big 5 experiences, hotels, numerous guest houses and the excellent 18 hole Mogol
championship golf course.
Attractions in surrounding areas
MOGOL GOLF CLUB (18)
The Mogol golf course is situated in Lephalale (formerly Ellisras) in the Limpopo Province, is well known for it's monstrously big Marula trees (better known as sky bunkers) winds through the Onverwacht extension and demands accuracy and precision, because the slightest slip in your concentration will send the ball either across a busy street, or into an unsuspecting budgie's cage.
The Mogol Club offers you a very demanding 72 Par, 6077 metres course, laid out with such ingenuity that you do not even need to leave town to play golf. This attractive 18 hole course is considered to be one of the country's best winter courses and forms part of the Mogol Sports Club which also caters for many other sports such as squash, tennis and swimming. A conference facility, a sports hall, function hall and a swimming pool are only some of the club's excellent facilities.
- Pro shop
- Driving range
- Golf club hire
- Golf carts
- Pull trolleys
- Swimming Pool
- Conference Facilities
- Sports Hall
- Function Hall
This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Kapama Game Reserve to ride on the back of an
African elephant. You meet the herd in the early morning or late afternoon and learn just how
to get onto the back of an elephant and move to its rhythm as they walk through the bush.
Elephants need to feed for many hours a day, so just because you are on top, this doesn't
stop them from pulling down branches and grabbing a trunk full of grass as they walk.
They are the largest creatures in the African jungle so other animals that you may come
across will give way to you.
After walking for about an hour, the elephants will return you to the elephant boma. A video
can be made of your experience for an additional fee.
WHITE LION BREEDING PROJECT
Mama Tau's white lions are coming from Kruger park area (Mpumalanga), and are circulating freely in a large fenced part of the private reserve, along with brown cape lions. For centuries rumours of mysterious white lions had been circulating in South Africa. Legend said the white pelage represented the good to be found in all creatures.
Their Latin name of Panthera leo krugeri applies as well to all South African lion subspecies. White lions are not albino, they have pigmentation which shows particularly in eye, paw pad and lip color. The cause of their unusual coloration is a recessive gene which results in the white appearance, and is found in a very small number of captive lions.
Come and enjoy close encounters with brown and white lions in a comfortable open car ; guided drives last about 1¼ hour and are leaded by an experimented guide who will help you know better these wonderful predators. Take a break in the bush with your friends or family, and share for a while some privileged moments in the lions' intimacy.
MOGOL COUNTRY CLUB
Golf Courses in Lephalale (Ellisras) (2.8 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Well known for being an excellent winter course, Mogol Golf Course offers golfers a demanding 72 par 18-hole course. Featuring lovely big Marula trees sometimes called sky bunkers, the magnificent 6077 meter course demands precision and meticulousness technique. Ingenuously designed, Mogol Golf Course winds through the suburb of Onverwacht...
GROOTWATER 4X4 TRAIL
Four By Four Trails in Lephalale (Ellisras) (27.5 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Grootwater 4x4 Trail comprises a variety of short routes totalling 23 km. The trail is located on the banks of the Poer-se-Loop River in the Waterberg. If you tackle all the trails, you should complete them in about 4 hours. The various trails offer different challenges from rocky terrain to some mud during the rainy season. The grading for...
KAMOTSOGO CRAFT ART
Shops in Vaalwater (81.5 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
If you’re in Vaalwater looking for unusual handmade products made by locals look no further than Kamotsogo Craft Art. Although the artwork is contemporary, inspiration is drawn heavily from numerous African aesthetics and cultures. Thiswonderful empowerment initiative of the Clive Walker Foundation continues contributing to the meaningful...
D'NYALA NATURE RESERVE
Nature Reserves in D'Nyala Nature Reserve (11.1 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Home to the handsome nyala antelope, D’Nyala Nature Reserve protects an impressive number of mammal species. Predators on the prowl including leopard, brown hyena, jackal and smaller cats can also be seen. 60 mammals can be ticked off here including white rhino, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, tsessebe and eland. Extraordinarily beautiful baobab,...
MOKOLO DAM NATURE RESERVE
Nature Reserves in Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve (34.3 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Popular with water sports enthusiasts, anglers, families, birders and photographers alike, the Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve’s major attraction is boating. Almost a quarter of the picturesque malaria-free 4 600-hectare reserve is taken up by water when the dam is full. Dramatic cliffs and precipitous hills run down to the water’s edge, presenting...
WELGEWONDEN GAME RESERVE
Nature Reserves in Welgevonden Game Reserve (61.8 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
At just a three-hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport, Welgevonden Game Reserve is a sought after Big Five game reserve bordering the Marekele National Park in the Waterberg Biosphere. What makes it even more attractive is that it is malaria-free. Meaning ‘well found’, Welgevonden is a mountainous place of spectacular scenery, abundant...
Nature Reserves in Vaalwater (64.5 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
A three and a half hour drive from Johannesburg will get you to the wonders of Lapalala Wilderness. This immense malaria-free privately-owned nature reserve lies in the mountains of the Waterberg. Here you are assured of a supreme bush experience and the chance of spotting black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, blue wildebeest, sable, roan,...
JAN BOTHA MUSEUM
Galleries and Museums in Vaalwater (78.6 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
The Jan Botha Museum is a private museum At Vaalwater Rivier Oord, but open to the public for free. We have a collection of 54 Vintage tractors, Cars and inside the museum everything possible older than 20 Years, we have 14 rooms and different smaller collections, military, telephones, stamps, Boer War, Sewing Machines, Milk & cheese making...
WATERBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Nature Reserves in Vaalwater (80 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Almost the size of the Kruger National Park, the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve has it all. Close encounters with amazing wildlife, vast open spaces, rich biodiversity and the romance of the bushveld contribute to an unforgettable African wilderness experience. This magical part of South Africa offers discoveries as diverse as its visitors –...
SAVANNAH HORSE TRAILS
Popular Attractions in Vaalwater (80.8 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Savannah Horse Trails offer multi day horse riding safaris amongst wildlife in the Waterberg Mountains. This scenically diverse landscape of open savannah plains, river valleys and panoramic mountainous views offers an exhilarating riding experience. Horses are responsive, well-trained, happy and healthy horses; tack is in excellent condition.
HORIZON HORSEBACK SAFARIS
Popular Attractions in Vaalwater (81.2 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Horizon Horseback Safaris offers riders two guided experiences on some of the most spectacular wildlife farms in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. The emphasis is on quality wildlife viewing on well trained and cared for horses with Horizon guides. Horses are chosen to suit each guest’s ability from the large ranch herd.
MELKRIVIER 4X4 TRAIL
Four By Four Trails in Vaalwater (81.3 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
This 4 x 4 (or 4 x 2) trail features escape routes with rocky and mountainous terrain to navigate. During winter the trail can get very muddy. This is a trail that you will definitely not fall asleep behind the wheel. Rated 3 to 5.
EQUUS HORSE SAFARI
Popular Attractions in Vaalwater (83.2 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Equus Horse Safaris operates on Equus Reserve in horse-riding heaven, the Waterberg Mountains, one of South Africa's least explored wilderness areas. Here guests are given an enlightening, unique bush experience on horseback through one of the most exciting riding destinations in the world. The riding pace varies from quiet walks through a...
ST JOHN CHURCH
Galleries and Museums in Vaalwater (89.5 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
The Church of St John the Baptist at 24 Rivers was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, most famously known as the architect for the Union Buildings in Pretoria and many other beautiful structures. The stone and thatch church was completed in 1902 and is still in use today. This living testament to the pioneering early settlers is a spiritual sanctuary...
MASEBE NATURE RESERVE
Nature Reserves in Masebe Nature Reserve (91.3 km from Lephalale (Ellisras))
Spectacularly scenic rock formations, excellent birding and game viewing make for a wonderful bush escape in this Waterberg reserve. Home to rich birdlife, a weekend at Masebe Nature Reserve is a must for birders and those who love the wilderness. Besides game viewing and bird watching, other attractive activities on offer include hiking,...