Protea Zebula Lodge by Marriott

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Only two hours away from Johannesburg, in the malaria-free Waterberg of South Africa's Limpopo province, lies the Protea Zebula Lodge. This traditional golf, safari and spa estate provides a great variety of exciting activities while convenient facilities for the entire family are available to enjoy, including the 18-hole golf course and a spectacular health and beauty spa.

The Golf Estate is a private reserve, which is home to many bird species and small game. Warthogs, zebras, giraffes, and antelopes are often seen wandering around the lodges and the golf course. The Mabalingwe Game Reserve is in proximity where guests have the opportunity to experience safari drives with a chance of seeing more prominent wildlife species.

The golf and wildlife estate offers a variety of accommodation options for guests to choose from including the Bush Lodge, the Waterberg Lodge as well as Eagles Nest.

Accommodation types:

  • Zebula Bush Lodge
  • Waterberg Lodge
  • Eagles Nest

Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephones
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mini-bars
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryers.

Zebula Health and Beauty Spa

At the wellness centre relaxing spa treatments are available which can be enjoyed. From the snack bar and the outdoor garden relaxation area, excellent views of the scenic surroundings can be enjoyed. The spa features an indoor heated swimming pool, heated relaxation tubs as well as a fully equipped gym.

Spa facilities:

  • Snack bar with beautiful views
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Heated relaxation tubs
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Outdoor garden relaxation area.


Many different activities are on offer for guests and children to enjoy during a visit. Walking safaris and thrilling safari drives allow for close encounters with Africa's magnificent wildlife. Other available sports include golf, tennis, volleyball, squash, mini golf, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking.


  • Bush walks and safari drive
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Spa treatments
  • Golf
  • Quad biking
  • Horseback safaris
  • Mountain bike safaris
  • Animal interactions
  • Indoor plunge pool
  • Heated open-air tubs
  • Squash and tennis courts
  • Volleyball
  • Paintball
  • Mini-golf.

Safari Drives

Spreading over 1100 hectares of bushveld visitors can explore this reserve on a safari drive. The two - hour safari drive on the Game Reserve provides the best way to encounter the different species of antelope, as well as the hundreds of bird species and other small carnivores and mammals.

Educational Elephant Interactions and Safaris

Zebula is located adjacent to the Golf Estate, 'Adventures with Elephants' offers visitors the excitement of interactions with these magnificent animals. Learn all about the elephant's world with their unique manners, while witnessing their intelligence and compassionate. The experienced, qualified elephant caretakers share their exceptional knowledge and passion making this wildlife activity an extraordinary experience.

Elephant interactions and safari activities:

  • Hands-on elephant interactions
  • Elephant-back safaris
  • Swims on the elephants
  • Starlight Safaris.

Golf Course

Golf lessons can be booked with professionals for guests staying at the estate who wish to improve their golfing skills. Besides the highly acclaimed golf course, the property also features an 18 hole putting green, a chipping area as well as a driving range.

Golf practice facilities:

  • 18-hole putting green
  • Chipping area with practice bunker
  • Driving range with five target greens


The lodge offers a total of nine conference venues. These function venues range from outdoor dining decks to particular places with adjoining accommodation options. The most significant venue at Zebula can seat up to 180 delegates while a variety of smaller conference venues is also available for more private functions as well as business meetings.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Facilities Available at Protea Zebula Lodge by Marriott

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Squash court(s)
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball field

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