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Exclusive. Authentic. Personal

Situated along the banks of the Mokolo River in the malaria free, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, this family-friendly reserve has created a variety of unique visitor experiences around 15,500 Ha of awesome natural beauty.

We are so much more than just another game reserve - with thirteen kilometres of water frontage along the biggest river, with direct access to the biggest dam, with the most space per person per hectare, with the most pristine wilderness areas, and with the most diverse landscapes in the Waterberg.

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The Lodge

Ka'Ingo offers a truly unique combination of excellent nature viewing in unsurpassed scenery, with a diversity of indigenous fauna and flora, rolling plains and majestic cliffs.

It is one of the few reserves that can offer authentic accommodation and top notch service yet maintain the balance between the ecological integrity of the large natural landscape and the wellbeing of the animals throughout the year.

The rooms all have a view across the luscious gardens, which can also be utilized for a famiy picnic.

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The Waterberg Biosphere

The Waterberg (Northern Sotho: Thaba Metsi) is a mountainous massif of approximately 14,500 square kilometers situated in the northern Limpopo Province, South Africa, and is the first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

The average height of the mountain range is 600 m with a few peaks rising up to 1400 m above sea level. The extensive rock formation was shaped by hundreds of millions of years of riverine erosion to yield diverse bluff and butte landform.

The ecosystem can be characterised as a dry deciduous forest or Bushveld. Within the Waterberg there are archaeological finds dating to the Stone Age, and nearby are early evolutionary finds related to the origin of humans.

The small town of Vaalwater is located just north of the Waterberg mountain range, and Kaingo Private Game Reserve is located a further 35km northwest of Vaalwater.

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Quick Overview

  • Family-friendly for all to enjoy
  • Exclusive lodge in beautiful setting
  • Personal service, tailored relaxation
  • A passionate team to serve you
  • Professional guides with a wealth of knowlege
  • Malaria free area
  • Place of astounding beauty
  • Pristine wilderness areas
  • Large, exclusive, natural setting
  • Rivers, mountains, savanna - we have it all
  • In the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve
  • Unforgettable safari experiences
  • Special children's program
  • San and Pedi Rock Art
  • Botanical walks and drives
  • Prolific birdlife
  • Easily accessible
  • Less than three hours from OR Tambo
  • 1200 m grassed airstrip with a large hanger

Ka'Ingo Highlights

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San and Pedi (Northern Sotho) rock art sites dating back to the dawn of man.

Birding Birder Friendly

The birdlife in Ka'Ingo Private Reserve is prolific; it is a birdwatchers paradise.


"Amazing trip" 5 of 5 stars: I want to thank Marietta, Sam, Marcus and Anna (and all the other staff we did not meet) for such a wonderful stay. They treated us like royalty and also like family. We felt at home. We had our 5 month old daughter with us and they were so so kind to us (especially her). The food was amazing and we left Ka'ingo with a heavy heart. Cant wait to go back"
- Reviewed by KarlcoxIRL

Unbelievable experience... embodies all the good things I recall of South Africa. Thanks a million.
- Andre

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