Welcome to the Zaagkuilsdrift
Bird Sanctuary and Lodge!


About us

Zaagkuilsdrift Bird Sanctuary and Lodge was founded in 2011 but the idea of a safe haven where birds can breed freely and safely, was born much earlier to Mr. Sooi Verheem who has a great interest and passion for birds.

The entire area is known as one of the best birding areas in Limpopo and Crake road makes for excellent birding.   Zaagkuilsdrift Bird Sanctuary and Lodge is also part of the Southern Ground-Hornbill and Wattle Crane Recovery Programme.

In addition to the beautiful birds, we offer luxurious accommodation to those who do not want to leave. Apart from our nine chalets where we proudly offer fully catered accommodation, we also now have four camping sites as well as a self-catering guesthouse which can sleep up to six persons. We are also fully licensed so you can just come, sit back and relax! We also have a unit available which is wheel chair friendly.

There are also numerous activities to keep everyone busy, a huge swimming pool to cool off after a day in the bush. We also offer game drives, mountain biking, jungle gym, and walks through nature.

Our Chalets

There are nine units available that can sleep up to 30 people, beautifully decorated with inspiration from our birds. The chalets are all grouped together with a dam close-by where you can watch the game drink water and view local birds and animals who enjoys the tranquillity. All accommodation is fully catered and our chef takes pride in serving the best meals ever to make your experience more unforgettable. Enjoy your late night coffee at the boma with the sounds of the fire breaking the silence of the night.

room 9-main 1-82

Our Camping Sites & Self-catering Unit

We have four brand new camping sites as well as one self-catering unit.

The camping sites are located at the back of the swimming pool and shielded from the main calet areas by trees. The camp sites have ample space for all your camping gear and each of the sites have its own private ablution facilities. Please note that the camping sites have NO ELECTRICITY, so come prepared. The roads leading to the lodge are dirt roads and NOT for normal caravans. Pack your 4x4 bush caravan or tent and come enjoy the bush!

The self-catering unit is located next to the African wild dog camp and can sleep up to six persons. Arrangements can be made to sleep additional people. Please note that the units are cleaned daily, except for dirty dishes.

How to get to us

View the map below or download the map here.


Best Website Templates at TemplateMonster.