Found in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, this unique, intimate and extremely diverse 5,500 hectare wilderness area on top of the Soutpansberg Mountains is fondly called Sigurwana -“Close to Heaven”. This Wilderness Reserve spans from the southern slopes of the Mountain to the bushveld of the north.
Sigurwana is a true botanical paradise: there are more than 320 different species of trees, including an ancient forest, as well as rare cycads, and provides a haven for leopard, Samango, monkeys, baboons, bush pig, crowned eagle, and a bounty of other birds.
“An ancient part of Africa is waiting for you – one of the best kept secrets on top of the Soutpansberg Mountains – Sigurwana Wilderness Reserve”
Game drives on an open Landcruiser and guided walks are the best way to explore the bush and can be arranged at any time. The personal attention of your game ranger provides an unforgettable wildlife experience and great insight into the unspoiled splendour of Sigurwana Wilderness. Our ranger also cares for our guests’ particular interests, such as photography.
The always changing scenery across a secluded mountain –top location forms a breath-taking backdrop to one of the country`s most diverse wildlife and botanical habitats.
Breathtaking landscape, unspoiled wilderness, beautiful and plentiful flora and fauna, deliciuos meals served on a deck above a creek or in a Boma by a crackling fire, perfect service, much deep information about the area, the most charming hosts!
A real secret off the beaten track in South Africa!
Exploring of the bush, on an open Landcruiser can be arranged at any time. We offer up to 2 safari drives daily, if requested.READ MORE
Sigurwana offers daily guided hikes through this beautiful wilderness reserve so that our guests can explore the African bush on foot, there is so much to learn.READ MORE
Well hidden in the Reserve is a refreshing deep rock pool sustained by spring water. Refresh yourself in a natural rock pool and spend as much time as you want.READ MORE
Honouring the Past, visiting Bushman Paintings of a thousand years leave a humble feeling. Sigurwana is very privileged to have 2 places where we can still see some of the paintings.READ MORE
Experience yoga at Sigurwana Lodge on a private game reserve that is ‘close to heaven’. This is an opportunity to recharge and drink in the tranquil and remote African bushveld.READ MORE
Having cooked a typical South African “Potjie”, a big iron pot, at a crackling open fire in the Boma with Neil, Sigurwana´s Owner, is an unforgettable experience for all men who love cooking.READ MORE
The Sigurwana lodge, in the middle of the South African bush, is the best place to be to forget the... read moreThe Sigurwana lodge, in the middle of the South African bush, is the best place to be to forget the rest of the world. We had a fantastic time with wonderful people. We enjoyed great meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, bush cappuccino, sundowner, etc. The lodge is located in the middle of pure nature far away from any human influence. We discovered the bush together with Peter, Neil and Liesel and they showed us beautiful places. We met the giraffes, the zebras, the impalas, the kudus, … And after we came back to the lodge a fresh cake and a bush cappuccino or any other tasty snack was prepared for us by the sigurwana angels. We learned a lot about this part of South Africa, the people living there, the nature, the animals and the spirit of this unique place close to heaven. It was an unforgettable great stay and we would repeat it at any time. read less
IF you're ready to see the world through fresh eyes, treat yourself to Sigurwana;
IF you're looking for a way of... read moreIF:
IF you're ready to see the world through fresh eyes, treat yourself to Sigurwana;
IF you're looking for a way of life beyond a mere holiday, treat yourself to Sigurwana;
IF you're thirsting for a miraculous world of pristine wilderness, treat yourself to Sigurwana;
IF you can imagine a 'close to heaven' experience where you're not a parcel on a commercial package tour; Sigurwana's warm heart of Africa awaits you. More read less
Leaving your car at the bottom of the hill, Peter, the ranger, takes you in his Land Rover on the... read moreLeaving your car at the bottom of the hill, Peter, the ranger, takes you in his Land Rover on the bumpy ride to the Lodge where you meet the owners and all the staff. Once we were shown our well-furnished roomy individual cabin, we met the other guests at the main lodge and enjoyed coffee, tea and a home baked cake. We were taken aback by the quality and variety of the cuisine that we experienced there. The staff demonstratively took great pride in all the work that they had done and in the service delivery. We did game drives at different times of the day, in the very early or later morning, afternoons and early evenings. One of the highlights was walking with Peter, the ranger. These were educational experiences where we not only learned in detail about game and how to read spoor, but also about plants, insects and birds. The owners made us feel as if we were guests in their house and cared for our every need. read less
What a positive surprise. We booked through a travel agent that we know to provide highest quality but what Lisel... read moreWhat a positive surprise. We booked through a travel agent that we know to provide highest quality but what Lisel and Neil have created up hear in the most stunning and pristine mountains was beyond our expectations. Excellent staff, outstanding food, five star accommodation, and stunning tours guided by Pete, a guide that seems to know every stone, flower and animal by name, provided for three magnificent days. We will certainly come back. read less
we stayed here for 4 days.
It is a fantastic landscape around Sigurwana. The last 1 1/2 hours drive to the... read morewe stayed here for 4 days.
It is a fantastic landscape around Sigurwana. The last 1 1/2 hours drive to the lodge is already an adventure - a nice one!
The cottages are nice - shower outside with always warm water. Warm beds and enough space.
Highlight is the warm hospitality. The owners are always around, asking for your wishes, making good proposals and you have a very familiar breakfast and dinner with them - also on special places . The crew, starting with the excellent ranger is really more than friendly and helpful. You feel immediately at home.
We made every day 2 tours.
If you have your focus on landscape, hospitality and not on looking for the big five - it is the best place.
Of course you can see a lot of animals like giraffe, impala, leopard, zebras, gnu, baboons, monkeys, eagle etc., but no lions, elephants and rhinos
For us - best choice !!
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Been to Sigurwana twice... each time it was just a wonderful and energising experience! It wasn't only because of staying... read moreBeen to Sigurwana twice... each time it was just a wonderful and energising experience! It wasn't only because of staying in a beautiful wilderness reserve, far away from often too busy lifestyle, but also being looked after by inspiring with their knowledge & love for nature/life hosts.
It is honestly a lovely place to relax. Warm and really friendly staff; always fresh & presented in a beautiful way delicious meals; very comfortable, rustic cottages (not luxurious, but this is just great if you are looking to connect with nature).
If big five isn't your goal and you are keen to discover African bush in a different way, then Sigurwana is the place you should visit. Really recommend joining Liesel/Peter for a walk and visiting ancient yellowwood forest. I just loved it and i will never forget its atmosphere. Thank you Liesel and Neil for having me on your farm. I loved it! read less
One can't imagine that there is a place so nicely tucked away from everything.
Stunning location with a magnificent host... read moreOne can't imagine that there is a place so nicely tucked away from everything.
Stunning location with a magnificent host who make your stay extra special.
The Staff makes you special upon arrival at the lodge.
The owners took us on personalized walks and we had some stunning sundowners in the middle of 'no where'.
The game is free to roam and you might wake up in the middle of the night as a bushbaby walks over the roof of your chalet.
We enjoyed the outside showers and simply being so close to nature.
We have been travelling in South Africa extensively but our stay at Sigurwana is simply unmatched!
You don't feel like you are just a paying guest but a friend! A good friend that is!
Wish we could have spend the lock-down during CoVid 19 at the lodge... Can't wait to spend another special time at Sigurwana! read less
After an incredible week in beautiful and hip Cape Town we headed to Sigurwana to see if it would be... read moreAfter an incredible week in beautiful and hip Cape Town we headed to Sigurwana to see if it would be possible to repeat our experience from the previous year but this time with the kids. From Cape Town we took a flight to Polokwane and drove to Louis Trichardt, where we were picked up by the owner.
We could not be more thrilled, since our arrival we met the same team as last year and they showed the same level of dedication and personal touch that immediately made us feel completely at ease.
At Sigurwana we found once more a sense of perfect balance between peace and excitement that is so rare to find nowadays. We stayed at a newly built tent which I was taken aback on how truly beautiful it was, a very luxurious and comfy setting even with a bathtub in the master bathroom, this in the middle of the bush!!
On the first day we woke up and upon opening the tent we saw a dozen of impalas at our door and baboons 300 feet away just looking at us like giving us a warm welcome.
The following days we saw so many more animals that were hard to keep track of them.The kids were ecstatic and truly loved every minute of it.
I cannot forget to mention the food, I only wish I had the chance to have these dishesin our town in US, and the desserts... oh my....
We left Sigurwana with a mixed feeling such as when you are saying goodbye to a very special place, sad because we were leaving but really happy as we had the chance to see even more beautiful things than we saw the previous year and also because our kids were exposed to this magical new world. read less