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.
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.Book Now
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.
"Best SA bush experience yet!"
Between the brilliant facilities, attention to detail by the staff, wide variety of game
to view; there was no way this weekend could have gone any better. We had an amazing ranger
guiding us on our 4 game drives over our 2 night stay, and no 2 drives were the same. It was
a highly educational experience for us as game lovers, and the cherry on top was that we got
to see a lion killing a wildebeest. Incredible experience, would definitely recommend Kaingo
for the ultimate bushveld getaway!
- Reviewed by ruthn432
"Kaingo one of the best Lodges"
Kaingo is one of the best Lodges I have been to. What sets it apart is the green garden
that is fenced off at the lodge. It feels like the garden of Eden. The accommodation,
food and game drives were excellent. The owners are serious about conservation and you
can see it in the way the protect the field. The Buffalo and Sables were something special.
- Reviewed by illze c
This lodge is spectacular and the attention to detail in the lodge, rooms and gardens is
outstanding. We accompanied a group of Danish visitors to Ka'Ingo for a one night stay
recently. In that short time we were spoiled by an attentive and knowledgeable crew.
Jacques, Danielle, Dumisani, Kgomotso, Gerhard, Anna and all the staff - made us feel
welcome and served and fed us very well. The game drives with Jacques and Dumisani
- Reviewed by Marie H
"Very Nice weekend."
We had a great weekend. Service is perfect. Food perfect prepared by Anna. Dumisani
drove us to all the nice places during the Gamedrives. He has great knowledge of all
nature. Maretha is a wonderful host. Room and lodge are very nice. Park is very good
- Reviewed by 965fritsh
"Fantastic destination for nature lovers!"
We visited Ka’ingo during the past weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and received
fantastic service from Maretha and the rest of the staff. Ka’ingo is a beautiful reserve
and is a gem of an area for us as birders. We recorded nearly 90 species over the Saturday
and Sunday, not a bad total, especially considering it is winter and many migrants are
missing. Our highlights were three separate sightings of the threatened and elusive African
Finfoot, a flock of about 20 Temminck’s Coursers and two Striped Pipits in the gardens of
the lodge! We can only dream as to what a more dedicated birding trip will discover along
the river, broadleaf woodland as well as the forest patches. We also had nice sightings of
elephant and many other mammal species. The butterflies in the garden was also very special.
A place that must be visited by nature lovers and people who enjoy animals, large and small.