Kingfisher Lodge


Kingfisher cottage consists of a 3 bedroom farmhouse set in a garden with a swimming pool and braai area. There are also 2 en suite rondavels in the garden, creating a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is situated on the banks of the beautiful Palala river with open views across to the hills. Guests may hear hippo , zebra and other wildlife from the lodge and may see a variety of wildlife from the garden.

The spacious open plan sitting and dining room has a log fire for winter months. Firewood is available.

It is perfect for families or small groups  and for larger parties can be taken in conjunction with Podica bush camp ( 3 traditional rondavels 500 metres upstream on the other bank of the river). It can be serviced by arrangement.

There is a bird hide a short distance from the cottage on the edge of the Palala river.


  • Main cottage has 3 bedrooms ( 1 double and 2 x twin)
  • 2 en suite rondavels ( 1 double, 1 twin)
  • Extra beds and cots can be supplied
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Separate WC
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Spacious open plan sitting and dining room
  • Log fire
  • Eskom electricity


  • Large garden with swimming pool
  • Paved area around pool and braai area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Pool loungers
  • Covered parking for 2 cars


The Lodges
Kingfisher Lodge
Podica Bush Camp
River Cottage

"Third trip and the best ever! Saw most game and took a drive to the ‘River Crossing’ for the most awesome view!! Sunset drinks on the dunes – watching the hippos was a different experience. Thanks for another bush & bundu bashing two days."
–  Ernie & Barbara

"Just the right amount of everything. No TV, no cellphone reception, lots of silence, the sound of running water and a nice outdoor shower. Thank you for the wine and the card."
–  Wouter & Sandra

"The family came for a wedding. Wow. The 2 days we spent here have been wonderful. We certainly didn't want to go home (Johannesburg). Mother nature together with your friendly, helpful staff, (they must be hand-picked) made the wedding and our stay unforgettable. Compliments to all the staff."
–  Colin & Desiree

"Thank you for the excellent accommodation! We really appreciated the complimentary bottle of wine, and the personalised card was a nice touch. The peace and quiet was just what the doctor ordered. We will definitely be back."
–  Hercules, Candice & Hailey

"Dankie vir die stil verblyf. Die natuurskoon is wonderlik. Wonderlik om te kan ontspan en die stilte te kan ervaar."
–  Danie

"Thanks for a very memorable evening. The massage down by the river is great. Will definitely be back."
–  Franswa & Corrie

"Another magical, restorative stay at Podica (no.3 WOW!) Wonderful Eland & Giraffe sightings & we found the Iron Age site…. At last! Thank you for everything, take care of yourselves & we’ll see you soon. "
–  Leo, Dominique & Cassey

"Thank you for a most enjoyable and peaceful stay. All the staff we met were friendly and very helpful and we loved driving and walking in your most beautiful bush. We look forward to coming back again. "
–  Charles & Joan

"Thank you for the great weekend away. We really enjoyed being one with nature and the relaxing environment. We did a self drive game drive and saw lots of beautiful animals which was one of our highlights. We also really loved showering outside. Thanks again for the card and the wine (nice touch). "
–  Xolani & Pusho

"The birding has been awesome and the animals, special as always."
–  Philip and Caroline

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- Guided Game Drives - Self Drive Game Viewing
- Guided Bush Walks - Cycling
- Bird watching - Fauna and Flora
- Aroma Therapy Massage - Picnic Sites
- Fishing - Stargazing
Horseback Safaris*
- The Big 5*
* Local Excursions
Find out more about the many things to do.
Test your knowledge and enjoy getting to learn about the wonders of nature! Use our field guides to help you identify the large and small wildlife that lives in abundance in the Palala Private Game Reserve.
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