Deep in the African bush, nestling on the banks of the Elands River, lies Saragossa Game Reserve. Only 20km away from the scenic town of Waterval Boven in the heart of Mpumalanga, this exclusive retreat is the perfect getaway for those looking for a spectacular bush experience far away from the crowds.
Watch hippo’s, zebra’s and giraffe’s at play while hyena’s and caracal’s roam the night. Unwind in our elegant safari-style accommodation, and enjoy the pristine African bush as you get away from it all. Sample our home-grown menu with fresh produce from our farm, packed with delectable organic offerings, and spend each evening relaxing under the glittering stars. Your only question will be why you didn’t come sooner!
Alongside the delights of the reserve itself, you also have the charming town of Waterval Boven to explore. An old railway town with a unique cogwheel railway for you to explore, the area offers spectacular hiking trails, abseiling and blimbing adventures [try heading out to see the waterfall along our very own Elands River, or visit the standing stones at Adam’s calendar], horseback trails, fishing dams teaming with fish and unique culinary treats ranging from Victorian High Tea to the best of local cuisine. There’s also craft gin and whiskey tasting opportunities along the Panorama Route to keep your palate entertained, or you can explore the small local museums as the historical Kruger Hof to get a sense for the rich history of the area.
Mpumalanga, the ‘place where the sun rises,’ has come to the fore in recent years as a premier tourist destination off the beaten safari track, offering rich and diverse wildlife among scenic rolling hills and open savannah. With easy access from local airports, it’s also the perfect gateway to the rest of South Africa as well as several other Southern African countries. Why not make Saragossa Game Reserve your home base to explore this rich and diverse area from, and discover the beauty of Africa’s best kept secret?