Northern Area


Northern Area is located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. This region known as the Karoo host some of the most diverse wildlife in the country.

The small farm town of Colesberg is situated 30km from the ranch, while airports at Bloemfontein are easy accessible within a 3 hours’ drive.

Your international flight will take you to Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport from where you will take a short connecting flight to Bloemfontein where a representative of Northern Area will meet you on arrival and transfer you by vehicle to the ranch. Alternatively you can book a direct charter flight from Johannesburg to the private runway on the ranch.


  • Baboon
  • Bat Eared Fox
  • Blesbuck
  • Buffalo, Cape up to 40”
  • Bushpig
  • Duiker, Grey
  • Eland, Cape
  • Gemsbuck
  • Gemsbuck, Golden
  • Giraffe
  • Impala
  • Impala, Black
  • Jackal
  • Kudu, Greater
  • Lynx (Caracal)
  • Nyala
  • Porcupine
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Red Lechwe
  • Rhino, White
  • Roan Antelope
  • Sable
  • Spotted Genet
  • Springbuck, Black
  • Springbuck, Common
  • Springbuck, Copper
  • Springbuck, White
  • Springhare
  • Steenbuck
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Warthog
  • Waterbuck
  • Wildcat, African
  • Wildebeest, Black
  • Wildebeest, Blue
  • Wildebeest, Golden
  • Zebra, Hartmans Mountain


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Northern Lodge is located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. This region known as the Karoo is host to some of the most diverse wildlife in the country.

Northern Lodge is characterised by vast Serengeti-like plains interspersed with rocky outcrops and majestic mountains. The Seacow River flows through the south of the ranch and the Vanderkloof Dam is situated in the north. Due to the diversity in habitat types, Northern Lodge is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Vegetation range from open grasslands to broken bush and riverine thickets along the Seacow River. At night the sky transform into a picturesque display of colours as the stars light up. Due to the remoteness of Northern Lodge there is no light interference or pollution from close-by cities making this one of the most unspoilt locations in the country.

Dining at Northern Lodge is an authentic culinary experience. Dining options include an outdoor boma with fully stocked bar, African inspired lapa, deck over the Seacow River or main lounge with cozy dining room and prominent fireplaces.

Meals include free range steak, some of the best Karoo Lamb, fresh locally produced vegetables, game hunted on safari and a wide range of hearty South Africa meals. All meals are complemented by hand selected vintage Cape wines.

The Main Lodge at Northen Lodge offers 16 en-suite bedrooms set alongside a summer creek. Set on one of South Africa’s largest single unit hunting areas in South Africa. From your private patio take in the vastness of the landscape as the sun rises in the morning.

Desert Star is a smaller intimate lodge with 4 beautifully designed en-suite bedrooms, lounge & dining area and lapa. This lodge is strategically placed with spectacular views onto the Vanderkloof dam.


  • Game drives
  • Sundowners
  • Bush meals
  • Gym facilities available
  • Star Gazing


  • Underfloor heating
  • Shower and Bathtub
  • Private Patios
  • Pool
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • Lounge and Dining areas
  • Spa Treatments