It’s about fifty kilometres from the Zambezi-off ramp to N’kosi Sana (which means “the Queen” in Zulu). The drive to the Hartebeestfontein turn off (on the R 573) took us just over half an hour. The last ten kilometres is a dirt road – four kilometres on the main road – in good condition but a little corrugated. Just past the Dinokeng Big Five gate which is under construction, we turned right at the N’Kosi Sana Game Lodge road sign. For the next six kilometres the road surface is good, but with dips and bumps to divert storm water to prevent erosion.
Eventually you arrive at a gate, for which you will get a code to open the lock. The servitude road between two high game fences takes you over some more storm water bumps, to the gate of the farm with another lock code. Finally you are on a thousand hectares of N’kosi Sana’s land – just a few more hundred meters and you drive through the lodges welcome gate.
The game farm is located in a small valley with hilly landscape surrounding it. The lodge accommodates thirty six guests, on a self catering and full catering basis. Conference and function facilities, fishing, bird watching and game drives can be enjoyed. The archery and crossbow shooting range with three dimension dummies is a major attraction – bows are available, or you can bring your own. Mountain biking, hiking and guided game walks can also be enjoyed.
This lodge is an oasis of peace. It is unique and exclusive, as is the architecture, which is perfectly integrated into the African bushveld. N’kosi Sana offers an authentic return to origins where one can share, along with the animal world, a unique and unforgettable experience.
There are many wild animals to be seen at N’Kosi Sana, such as eland, kudos, rooihartebeest, impala, zebras and giraffe’s to name just a few. We experienced stunning sunsets which light up the bush, in an environment as spectacular as it is natural. It’s amazing, knowing that all this is just one hour away from Pretoria!