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Hotel Kololo Game Reserve - Vaalwater

4 star Hotel Vaalwater

Bakkerspas Road - Vaalwater

Price starting from $ 161.96

An outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi are just some of the great amenities you'll find at Kololo Game Reserve, an excellent choice for those looking for eco-friendly lodges in Vaalwater that are also in a national park.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this 4-star Vaalwater lodge's restaurant where you're sure to find something to suit your taste. Guests can also enjoy drinks as there is a bar/lounge.

The lodge has a meeting room available for hire. Staff can provide tour/ticket assistance. Other amenities include gift shops/newsstands, beach/pool umbrellas, a garden, laundry facilities and a computer station.

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Hotel Facilities at Kololo Game Reserve

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • City tour
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Laundry room
  • Gift shop
  • Garden
  • Beach umbrellas and deck loungers
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 6 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 6 PM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 50 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa’s official quality assurance organization.

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Room Details

Kololo Game Reserve has 14 guest rooms, all featuring fireplaces and free Wi-Fi. Functional in-room kitchens equipped with refrigerators and microwaves allow you to dine in while you travel.

Business travelers will have access to safes and phones during their Vaalwater visit. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Kitchen

How to reach Kololo Game Reserve Hotel

By airplane
From Johannesburg International Airport (JHB): Take the R21 North to Pretoria. Turn off the R21 onto the N1 and continue North, past Pretoria towards Pietersburg. Turn left on the R33 to Nylstroom/Modimolle at the Kranskop toll gate. Go through Nylstroom/Modimolle and through Vaalwater (Do not turn right on R33 to Ellisras in Vaalwater – continue straight to Bulgeriver/Thabazimbi) and 8 km/4.9 miles after Vaalwater turn left on the Bakkerspas road (there is a sign to Kololo). Drive 29 km/18 miles on a dirt road and find Kololo’s gate on your right. The total distance from JHB Airport to Kololo is about 300 km/186.4 miles.

Distances from Hotel Kololo Game Reserve

Marakele National Park - 23.7 km / 14.8 mi
Lapalala Wilderness Area - 38.7 km / 24 mi
Northland Golf Club - 70.4 km / 43.8 mi
Bela Bela Flea Market - 71.2 km / 44.2 mi
Lalele Crocodile Farm - 72.8 km / 45.2 mi
Nylsvlei Nature Reserve - 86.6 km / 53.8 mi
Doorndraai Dam - 93.5 km / 58.1 mi
Peter Mokaba Stadium - 170.5 km / 106 mi
Middelburg Country Club - 222.1 km / 138 mi
Pongola Park - 223.5 km / 138.9 mi
Middelburg Mall - 226 km / 140.4 mi
Modjadji Cycad Reserve - 262.5 km / 163.1 mi
Walker Park Golf Course - 265.9 km / 165.2 mi
Echo Caves - 278.3 km / 172.9 mi
Mapungubwe World Heritage Landscape Visitors Center - 285.3 km / 177.3 mi
The preferred airport for Kololo Game Reserve is Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 198.3 km / 123.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Hotel Kololo Game Reserve

  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport