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Paradise River Lodge

Enjoy the Olifants river and ultimate tranquillity like you have never experienced before!


Max and Maris van Waasdijk realized their dream of owning and managing a lodge. Paradise River lodge is located on the banks of the mighty and ever-flowing Olifants River. This makes it the perfect place to relax and get away from the daily grid! enjoy a delicious cold drink along the river or take a refreshing dip in the beautiful swimming pool.

The lodge has a total of 6 bedrooms: 3 chalets with 2 bedrooms each, able to accommodate 12 guests. One of the chalets has his own kitchen and the rooms are connected making it ideal for families. There are serveral braai areas, enabling guests to end their day beside a boma fire or with a braai in privacy, while the Thick-tailed Bushbabies jump through the trees. The lodge offers self-catering, but also possible to book including braai, potjie and/or brerakfast.

We are located in Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve, which is not a big 5 area. This is ideal for a nice early morning walk or run without the dangers. It is also possible to enjoy the flora and fauna in the area by means of a game drive or bush walk. Max is an excellent guide, who specializes mainly in birdlife. Maris has left the nursing proffession begind to ensure that the guests have everything they need. Everyone is personally welcomed on arrival with a complimentary bottle of our delicious house wine.

Let yourself be pampered during a romantic potjie day while at your own cottage and swimming pool. 

Be surprised by all the beauty Paradise River lodge has to offer!

Woodpecker room

Book a room

Book your stay with the family. 



Self-catering or Half-Board


Fully equipped kitchen, outdoor cooking facilities. 

Free Wifi


Free WIFI - stay connected!

Daily Housekeeping


Your room/apartment will be cleaned daily.



Hit the road with our talented birding guide Max.



Cool off in the hot summer months, grab a beer and relax.


A game-drive / sundowner is a must-do experience





Kruger National park


With over 500 bird species, 148 different mammals and 118 reptiles it is South Africa's most famous safari destination.

Canpoy tour | Magoebaskloof


Across the rivers and through the canyons you will find 13 zip lines. While gliding you can enjoy te stunning view, the deep canyon and rivers below.

Jessica Hippo 


Have you ever fed a Hippo? Jessica is a very special Hippo, she was raised by humans and therefore she's extremely spoiled.

Panorama Route


It's a breathtakingly beautiful scenic road offers many viewpoints and is centred around the Blyde River Canyon. The world third largest canyon

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre


In Moholoholo you will experience a quided tour where you will hear all about the animals in South Africa.

Hoedspruit Reptile Centre


A small but extremely well organised centre in which you can find a large variety of reptiles.

Game drive Paradise River Lodge

Guided tours

Have a look on our page where you can find everything we offer exclusively. 

Make your trip unforgettable!

Leopard Kruger

Paradise Packages

Check out our full packages. You don't have to arrange anything, we do that for you! All we ask of you is to enjoy.

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