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Wetlands Game Lodge (Donkerhoek Mountain Lodge)

Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga
  • Size of property
    15000 ha
  • Payment
    EFT, Card, Cash
  • Beds

Donkerhoek Private Hunting Safaris offers a unique hunting experience with diverse landscapes, beautiful mountains and wetlands, home to several game species including the Cape Buffalo, Red Hartebeest, Springbuck, Fallow deer, Eland and many more; you will find herds in their natural habitat.

We are situated on the Kwazulu Natal and Mpumalanga border, approximately 20km from the small town Wakkerstroom and only 3 hours’ drive from Jhb.

The beautiful mountain streams that run through the lodge are known for being one of the Pongola river’s origin veins, which can be enjoyed with unobstructed views from the lodge.

Our hunting lodge provides self-catered accommodation for groups of up to ten people, for real Hunters who enjoy a true nature experience and still wish to rejuvenate in a comfortable setting.

Hunting at Donkerhoek Private Hunting Safaris is truly a memorable experience with excellent mature trophy animals and first-class lodging. A must for every hunter!


Donkerhoek Lodge Accommodation for lodge per night self-catering: R7 500.00 (max of 8 hunters)
Meals (Optional): Breakfast, Refreshments during hunt and Dinner: R500.00
A light lunch at Donkerhoek Lodge can be offered instead of Hunting refreshments.
Hunting vehicle per day (max 4 hunters) (Includes driver:) R2 500.00. Extra hunters at R500pp.
Includes Slaughtering, skinning and cold room facilities.

PH – R1 500.00 per day
Excludes meat processing and caping.

Alternative Accommodation

1. Fisherman’s Cottage (Sleeps 6): The Fisherman’s cottage consists of three rooms. Two Single beds or a King size bed with en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette per chalet. Full  charge of R3000 per night, irrespective of how many people staying. High clearance vehicles are recommended to access these units. (Self-catering)
2. The English Cottage (Sleeps 4): The English cottage consists of two bedrooms. 1x King size bed with en-suite bathroom. 1x Two Single beds with en-suite bathroom. This is a stunning unit with self-catering facilities and a braai area. Full  charge of R4000 per night, irrespective of how many people staying. (Self-catering)
3. The Manor (Sleeps 14): The Manor has seven bedrooms. 2x King size beds with en-suite bathrooms. 1x Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom. 4x Two Single beds / King size bed with en-suite bathrooms.  Discount of R250pp when sharing the luxury units.
4. The Wing (Sleeps 8): The Wing offers 4 Bedrooms. 4x Two Single beds or a King size bed with en-suite bathroom. Discount of R100pp when sharing units.
5. The Stables (sleeps 25): The Stables has twelve bedrooms with a King size bed with en-suite bathrooms. Discount of R100pp when sharing the standard units. R2500 per suplux unit sleeping 2 facing the dam.
6. The Silo (Sleeps 12): The Silo offers 6 bedrooms with immaculate views. Sable suite: King size bed with en-suite bathroom and self-catering facilities. Zebra & Blesbok suite: 1 King size bed and 2 single beds with one bathroom. Buffalo suite: 2 Single beds or a King size bed with an en-suite bathroom. Springbuck suite: 2 Single beds with two bathrooms. Eland suite: 2 Single beds or a King size bed with an en-suite bathroom. Discount of R250pp when sharing the luxury unit. Discount of R300 for a standard room or R400pp sharing a standard room. R3000 per unit for the honeymoon suite or the double storey suite.
7. Donkerhoek Mountain Lodge (Sleeps 10): The lodge has three bedrooms. 2 Double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a room with 6 single beds.

Game Prices 2024

Black Wildebeest (Female) – No hunting
Black Wildebeest (Male) – R5 500.00
Black Wildebeest (Trophy) – R7 000.00
Blesbuck (Female) – No hunting
Blesbuck (Male) – R2 200.00
Blesbuck (Trophy) – R3 500.00
Blesbuck (White) (Trophy) – R4 500.00
Blue Wildebeest (Female) – No hunting
Blue Wildebeest (Male) – R7 500.00
Blue Wildebeest (Trophy) – R10 500.00
Bushpig (Trophy) – R2 500.00
Cape Buffalo (Trophy) – POA
Common Reedbuck (Trophy) – R15 000.00
Duiker (Trophy) – R6 000.00
Eland (Livingstone) (Female) – POR Max 10 cows
Eland (Livingstone) (Male) – R22 000.00
Eland (Livingstone) (Trophy) – R28 000.00
Fellow deer (Female) – No hunting
Fallow deer (Male) – R10 000.00
Kudu (Male) – R18 000.00
Kudu (Trophy) – R25 000.00
Mountain reedbuck (Trophy) – R12 000.00
Red Hartebeest (Female) – No hunting
Red Hartebeest (Male) – R9 000.00
Red Hartebeest (Trophy) – R11 500.00
Sable – POA
Springbuck (Copper) Trophy – R4 500.00
Springbuck (Female) – No hunting
Springbuck (Male) – R2 500.00
Springbuck (Trophy) – R3 500.00
Vaal Rhebuck (Trophy) – R15 000.00
Waterbuck (Female) – No hunting
Waterbuck (Male) – R10 000.00
Waterbuck (Trophy) – R15 000.00
Zebra (Burchell’s) (Female) – R6 500.00
Zebra (Burchell’s) (Male) – R6 500.00

Minimum of two nights’ stay when hunting. Game Prices are exclusive of VAT

Updated: 28 February 2024


Rentals Categories







  • Hunter

    R7 500.00 for lodge per night - Max 8 hunters

  • Non-hunter
    R 750.00
  • Children


  • Game drives

    1 guest R600.00 2 guests R400.00 pp 3 guests R350.00 pp 4 guests E250 pp

  • Hunting vehicle

    Hunting vehicle per day (max 4 hunters) (Includes driver:) R2000.00. Extra hunters at R500pp.

    R 2,000.00
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Tracker
  • Skinner
  • Quad Biking

    R500 pp per hour (in-house guest), R600 pp per hour (day visitor). At Wetlands Game Lodge. Sharing (two guests) R750.00 (in-house guest). Sharing (two guests) R850.00

    R 500.00
  • Horseback Riding

    Novice loop R50.00 pp Outride p/session R350

  • Restaurant

    We have a restaurant and bar facility at Wetlands Game Lodge. Lunch and dinner arrangement can be made with the restaurant. Depending on the amount of people we have in the lodge the meal style varies (Buffet, Boma Braai, or plated for smaller groups). The dinners range between R200.00 and R250.00 per person (main course and dessert). Lunch at the restaurant range between R75.00 & R110.00 per person. Breakfast is included, except if you are staying at one of the self-catering units.

  • Fishing

    No charge in-house guests. Day visitors R450 per day or part thereof

  • Hiking and Mountain biking

    In-House R120.00 Day Visitor R150.00

  • Birding

    No additional cost to in-house guests; We have a birding guide David Nkosi who is a resident of Wakkerstroom and has a passion for birding. Please visit our website for information on the packages.



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