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Important Notice

The lodge will be closed for a private function from 12/4/2024 - 16/4/2024, this includes day visitors and the restaurant. 

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Situated between Pretoria and Bela Bela, Zaagkuilsdrift Bird Sanctuary and Lodge is a world famous bird watchers paradise perfectly suited for the avid birdwatching enthusiast as well as those just searching for a unique and relaxing bushveld getaway. We are in close proximity to Kgomo Kgomo , the legendary Crake road and positioned in the heart of the Pienaarsrivier floodplain . Along with the over 430 potential bird species to be seen is an abundance of game such as giraffe, nyala, impala, kudu and springbuck. Our luxurious fully  catered accommodation is complimented by attractive bird hides and photography hides as well as bush camp stands and private camping sites for those looking to take advantage of the incredibly unique Zaagkuilsdrift experience.   We also have specialized breeding programs positively impacting endangered species such as the highly protected Southern Ground Hornbill and African Wild Dog.

At Zaagkuilsdrift, we offer a wide range of activities that allow our guests to fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings. From bird watching,walks to tennis, we have something for everyone.


Click here to learn more about the activities we offer.
Our lodge offers luxurious and comfortable rooms that are perfect for a relaxing stay.

Each room is uniquely decorated and offers stunning views of the bushveld.

Click here to learn more about our rooms and book your stay.
Zaagkuilsdrift Bird Sanctuary and Lodge is located in the heart of the Pienaarsrivier wetland in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Our lodge is just a short drive from the city.


Click here to learn more about our location and how to get here.
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