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Set in the heart of the natural Mopane and Bushwillow bushveldt lies the tranquil Selati River Ruins Lodge, offering guests a genuine African feeling of day and night, with sightings and sounds from the free roaming animals, birdlife and amphibians all at your doorstep.

The peaceful Southern Hemisphere Star Constellation during cloudless nights together with the distant lion and hyena calls from adjacent reserves, provide a soothing night experience never to be forgotten and a perfect stay over on your travels away from the neighbouring towns.

Located along the R71 between Gravelotte and Phalaborwa, only 37km away from the world renowned Kruger National Park Phalaborwa gate, the Lodge provides unmatched value for money accomodation in the region, easily accessed for all forms of transportation with drive-in, drive-out access.

A selection of rooms from Typical African thatch style, located along the perennial Selati River banks, or Allergy friendly rooms which flank the lodges main facility and swimming pool, an esential feature for cooling down in the "Valley of Two Summers".

The option seating indoor or outdoor A'la carte Restaurant, just a short stroll away from the rooms, offers a wide range of meals including the very popular traditional dishes of this region and many other types of South African cuisine for your convenience and entertainment (#enjoyment).

Dedicated children's play areas from the jungle gym, zip line and splash pads keep the childrean occupied during all seasons of the year.

Most rooms are fitted with air-conditioners and all rooms are fitted with ceiling fan, televisions with Stay-easy DSTV channels with free Wi-Fi in all facilities for your private or business use.

The unfortunate "Load shedding" that South Africa is experiencing does not affect these facilities as the lodge is fitted with automatic Back-up generator power during electrical supply problems.

24 Hour security patrols the facilities for your own safety and to ensure your privacy is maintained around your room.

Breakfast is served as from 8h00 am with arranged Breakfast packs for the early traveller.


Rules and regulations apply for all guests and users of the Lodge with no exceptions, to make the stay safe and enjoyable for all.