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Bushveld Surroundings

Situated in the lush Bushveld of the Waterberg area, Hanlin Lodge was established to give visitors who enjoy nature the opportunity to relax in comfort in Bushveld surroundings.  Our aim is to offer guests the opportunity to take that much needed break from the hectic demands of today's lifestyle.  We offer you a place to give your overloaded senses a break, where you can still see sunrises, sunsets and stars and hear the birds, frogs and crickets.


The lodge was established during 2007 and consists of 4 chalets and an open-plan function hall which overlooks the dam on two sides. 


Both water and Bushveld birds can be watched from the comfort of your chalet's deck and in the late afternoons and evenings guest may see various game species coming to drink in the flood-lit area next to the dam, while fish and turtles feast on insects on the water surface.


The terrain and the game farm offer excellent photographic opportunities.


The hall caters for functions for up to 140 people and is perfectly designed to be pleasant during both the warm summer and cooler winter times. A fully licensed bar, well equipped kitchen and state-of the art sound equipment ensure that every function will be a most enjoyable event.




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The three luxury wooden self-catering chalets and the honeymoon suite are all located on the dam.  During the hot summer days guests can relax in or next to the swimming pool.  Fishing is allowed (catch and release for larger fish) and can even be done from the comfort of your own private veranda or the dam wall. Bait-, artificial lure- and fly fishing can be practiced, with tilapia (kurper) making easy targets even for children and the black bass putting up a magnificent fight for the more skilled fisherman (and woman).  The variety of game (impala, giraffe, red hartebeest, zebra, blesbuck, waterbuck, kudu, gemsbuck and warthog) and more than 156 recorded bird species ensure a pleasant walk or game drive on the farm.


Clay target shooting can be arranged on site.  Visitors are welcome to bring mountain bikes for the sandy roads and even canoes or small boats to play on the dam.


We cater for functions such as birthdays and anniversaries, as well as conferences.  Booking well in advance is essential for these events.


DSTV is provided in the TV room at the hall for all those not-to-be-missed sporting events and other programs.