A&E Marketing Southern Africa

Saragossa Game Reserve

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Welcome to 

Saragossa Game Reserve

Situated on the banks of the Elands River in the scenic Elands Valley, Saragossa Game Reserve lies approximately 20km east of the Waterval Boven tunnel. This luxurious nature and wildlife retreat covers a variety of ecosystems, from riverine forest to savannah and bushveld. The reserve has an aura of calmness and serenity and is the ideal location to begin or conclude your journey through South Africa.

The reserve boasts a variety of elegant safari accommodation, offering guests the highest levels of comfort and cuisine. Most of our meats, fruit, vegetables and preserves are cultivated on and prepared on the reserve, emphasising our commitment to organic, eco-friendly and sustainable agricultural practices.

Giraffe, hippo, zebra, blue wildebeest and eland are just a few of the many species that roam freely throughout the 1400ha wildlife reserve. The reserve is staffed with a team who are passionate about the environment, customer service, and catering to the needs of discerning guests.

Saragossa Game Lodge

The Saragossa Game Lodge is nestled in the heart of the reserve. The original homestead, built in the iconic 1920s, has been restored to preserve its unique charm. Ideal for romantic getaways, the leisure rooms include a lounge and bar with open fireplace, a cigar lounge and whiskey bar, a wine cellar and dining room. 

The spacious veranda looks out onto grassland where animals may be seen grazing. Eighteen guests can be accommodated in the main lodge and villa. The lodge comprises four garden suites, two lodge rooms and a honeymoon suite, accommodating two guests each. The separate villa has two double bedrooms and is ideal for family or friends travelling together. 

The Game Lodge has a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi seats, a bar that serves drinks and snacks, and a charming Lapa overlooking a large hippo dam, suitable for small group functions. 

A variety of unique activities are on offer, including breathtaking sunrise breakfasts, picnic lunches and sunset game drives. A range of express spa services are available on request.

Twin Thorns Guest House

The Twin Thorns Guesthouse is easily accessible from the N4 and situated on the southwestern boundary of the reserve. The guesthouse, elegantly furnished and restored to reflect the grand style of the original farmstead, is surrounded by manicured gardens and neighbouring farmland. Twelve guests can be accommodated in the main farmhouse and cottage.

The leisure rooms include a lounge with open fireplace, dining room, wine cellar and veranda looking out onto a picture-perfect garden.

Twin Thorns guesthouse comprises three standard rooms and three spacious suites. The cottage may be booked for a maximum of 4 adults plus 2 children and includes self-catering facilities. A swimming pool with Jacuzzi seats, surrounded by manicured gardens is available for in the tranquil surroundings.

Game Lodge Rooms

Honeymoon Suite

Garden Suite

Lodge Rooms

Boabob Villa

Twin Thorns Rooms

Finch Room

Hoopo Room

Ibis Suite

Oreal Room

Sunbird Suite

Wydah Suite

Contact Us

+27 13 110 0310


Driving Directions
Take the N12 east which merges with the N4 in Emalahleni (Witbank).
Continue on the N4. Proceed through the Middleburg Toll Plaza. The second toll plaza on your route is the Machado toll plaza. Once through, keep right on the N4 toward Waterval Boven / Nelspruit. Continue through the tunnel at Waterval Boven. Approximately 17.5km from Waterval Boven you will pass the Malaga hotel on your left. The Saragossa Game Reserve turn off is approximately 3.6km from the hotel, on your left.

From Maputo/KNP/Nelspruit
Take the N4 heading Johannesburg. Saragossa is located approx. 20 km behind Ngodwana (Sappi factory) to your right. Look for our road signs.

Shuttle services
We also offer individual shuttle services which have to be arranged in advance.

Further there are reliable bus services available (www.citybug.co.za). Pick-ups from the bus station at Ngodwana can be arranged.

By plane
OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg (JNB)
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)
Individual fly-ins (helicopter and planes) can be booked with us.