About

Hannah Game Lodge

Orighstad
25 Years Old
62 Rms, 129 Guests
History

Hannah Game Lodge

The beauty of the Limpopo Province, the name “Limpopo” having its etymological origin from the Sepedi word ” diphororo tša meetse “ – meaning strong gushing waterfalls, is not easily surpassed, the forces of nature that have crafted this beautiful region, have taken a bit of time off to allow our guests access to some breathtaking attractions that include incredible wildlife, amazing scenery, awesome mountain landscapes, sweeping rivers, therapeutic waterfalls, misty valleys, adrenalin pumping adventure and interesting historical activities which are all part of an endless experience that we have to offer you at Hannah Game Lodge.

Accommodations & About Your Stay

 

Bedrooms

Guests

Your Hosts

Kinnear Family

The first time Fred George Kinnear visited the farm Luncarty, on the outskirts of the tiny town Ohrigstad, little did he know what God had intended for him and the ground he stepped on. During his second visit, Fred was greeted by a soaring Black Eagle, and he saw this as clear a sign: a destiny forever linked to this luscious land.
On 28 February 1992, the Kinnear family purchased the farm. Fred, his wife Hannetjie and their daughter Selize had a joint vision to create a reserve in the heart of the African bush; conservation was their main inspiration. The land was called Hannah, which means “a gift from God”.

After opening the once modest homestead to visitors, the reserve’s popularity grew and consequently the need for extra accommodation. The Lodge was officially established in 1996; andover the years it has developed into Hannah Game Lodge as we know it today.

The beauty of the Limpopo Province, the name “Limpopo” having its etymological origin from the Sepedi word ” diphororo tša meetse “ – meaning strong gushing waterfalls, is not easily surpassed, the forces of nature that have crafted this beautiful region, have taken a bit of time off to allow our guests access to some breathtaking attractions that include incredible wildlife, amazing scenery, awesome mountain landscapes, sweeping rivers, therapeutic waterfalls, misty valleys, adrenalin pumping adventure and interesting historical activities which are all part of an endless experience that we have to offer you at Hannah Game Lodge.

Conservation

SOLAR

At Hannah Game Lodge we believe in conservation and sustainability. The lodge has invested in a solar system to make use of the beauty and strength of the African sun to ensure electricity portions of the lodge.to 

OUR

SABLE BREEDING PROJECT

Our guests are more than welcome to visit The Sable Breeding Project during morning or afternoon game drives. The project started in 1992 with a small herd of sable free roaming on the farm when it was purchased.
By 2004 there were 50 free roaming sable, but unfortunately due to Thieleriosus (a tick-borne disease) 22 of our females died. Our sable were fragile enough to contract the disease due to direct grazing competition with other antelope: sable aren’t competitive feeders and often leave areas due to competition for food, which consequently leaves them weak.
Around 2007, Hannah Game Lodge incorporated the sable breeding camps to control the tick problem; spraying the animals with Deadline dip (according to their weight), which sterilizes female ticks.
In 2011, eight females and one male sable were selected to remain in the breeding project, while selling the older females and their offspring. Thanks to a more scientific approach with DNA tests, we also managed to determine the origin of our herds, which are Zambian sable.
One of the young bulls roaming outside the breeding camp boasted the right genetics to be a main breeding bull. Due to his wide spread horns, he was named Harley and moved to the camp in 2013.
With a detailed register containing the animals’ pictures and info; and thanks to passionate staff responsible for the daily running of the venture, Hannah Game Lodge plans to intensify The Sable Breeding Project in the future.
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Contact us today

 

+27 15 817 1846
R555, Ohrigstad, 1122 Limpopo, South Africa
reservations@hannahlodge.co.za

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