Finfoot Lake Reserve


Finfoot Lake Reserve lies within the greater Pilanesberg game area and is geared specifically for larger group getaways, company retreats, and conferences. This upmarket Pilanesberg destination offers all the mod cons to make your convention or corporate function a success, including customised team building sessions. The Reserve’s setting alongside an unspoilt water frontage, ensures loads of fun water-based activities, like canoeing, fishing, and barge cruises, while the daily game drives and guided bush walks provide ample opportunity to get up close and personal with the abundant bird- and wildlife that call the Reserve home. Finfoot Lake Reserve also gives visitors the chance to grab some downtime; enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear pool, unwind with a variety of treatments in the on-site spa, or engage in some friendly competition in the games room. Round off another awesome day in the bushveld by tucking into a delectable home-made meal with only the starlit African skies, the crackle of a roaring fire, and the friendly banter of your group mates or fellow delegates to break the silence. With space for up to 50 guests in its luxury thatched chalets and two upscale self-catering villa's which can accommodate up to eight and ten guests respectively, Finfoot Lake Reserve is the ideal location to host a memorable event, be it for business or pleasure.

Finfoot Lake Reserve lies within the greater Pilanesberg basin (a certified malaria-free game area), approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the main entrance of the Pilanesberg National Park, and just 90 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to availability•
Plan Room Type 1 Apr 2020 to 31 March 2021
Per unit Midweek Weekend
DBB & 2
(Excluding Segway's)
Chalet Per unit: 2 pax R3 040 R3 490
Bush Chalet Per unit 4 pax (2 adults, 2 kids) R3 490 R3 940
Children 2 to 11 years old sharing -
with full paying adult - on sleeper couch
Children 12 - 18 years in separate room R1 210 R1 350
Super Luxury
Self Catering
Villa Per unit: 10 pax (8 adults & 2 kids) R4 295 R4 745
Comp Breakfast &
Luxury Tent Per unit: 6 pax (4 adults & 2 kids) R5 630 R6 100
  • Tomsa Levy included in rates
  • Rates are per night
  • Rates are quoted in ZAR unless otherwise indicated
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT at 15%
  • Rates are subject to availability

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

Segways safaris

At Finfoot Lake Reserve, you can hop on one of our two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporters. A great activity for the whole family, Segways are the coolest way to meander around the area without breaking a sweat. After a quick 15-minute training session to get used to it, you’ll set off on your adventure with your qualified Segway guide to enjoy a smooth ride with your best Segway smile.

Bird Watching

If you’re an avid birder (and even if you’re not), you will delight in waking up to the cheer of our happy local choristers. This lodge setting near Johannesburg provides a stunning backdrop for bird sightings as a myriad of species congregate around the surrounding bush and lake area during the day. Keep your eyes peeled for African skimmers and Kingfishers and listen out for the unmistakable call of the Fish eagle that can sometimes be heard.

Barge Cruises

All aboard for our unforgettable sunset barge cruise. Bring your sundowner drink of choice as we cruise out over the water just before heading up to the restaurant for dinner. The scenery illuminated by the last light of the day makes for excellent photography.

Canoe trips

If you’re looking for action of the paddling variety, you’re in for a treat. Hop into one of our canoes where you can explore the aquatic ecosystems of the lake. This is an easy activity for all of our guests to try during their stay. Lifejackets are also provided..

Game Drives

Finfoot Lake Reserve is the perfect safari break near Johannesburg for those wanting to see South Africa’s wildlife. You won’t come across most of the larger prowling predators that you would in the Kruger, but there are a number of happy herbivores and fascinating creatures scattered throughout the reserve that are still unique and just as fascinating to see out in the bush

Guided Bush walks

Experience the delight of a guided nature walk after breakfast, which offers an up-close perspective of the surrounding landscape. This is an easy way to stretch your legs while staying at Finfoot Lake Reserve. You’ll definitely learn a thing or too as our qualified walking guides teach you about the smaller creatures of the reserve as well as the medicinal uses of significant plants, herbs and trees.

Mountain biking

Bring along you bike and enjoy our trails which will accommodate any skill level from beginner to the more advanced rides


One thing you will find yourself doing at Finfoot Lake Reserve, is getting lost in the blanket of stars that will surround you each night of your stay. Far enough from Johannesburg’s city lights, you will truly appreciate the night sky.

Clay shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is a way for you to wind down a relax while shooting all the stress of the city away.


Make sure not to forget all your gear so that you may take advantage of our amazing offering on the lake

Games room

Offering various leisure time activities from snooker to darts

Team building

Finfoot Lake Reserve offers conferencing facilities and accommodation for delegates, as well as tailor-made teambuilding itineraries. From interactive drumming, creative thinking and Amazing Race challenges, to potjiekos competitions and orienteering, our team can foster a little fun-filled competition amongst your group.

Health Spa

Guests can now relax and unwind by taking advantage of a variety of treatments at the on-site health spa located at Finfoot Lake Reserve. 

Conference Centre

Our conference centres cater for all requirements of the modern corporate team. Fully equipped, they offer the best facilities for an effective presentation. There are 2 air-conditioned conference rooms seating from 10 to 60 delegates, as well as breakaway options. Tea and coffee is served on the deck, overlooking prime bushveld.

Swimming Pool

Centrally situated and equipped with a large deck our swimming pool is a must during your stay.

Game Room

Our games room is equipped with a variety of activities ranging from pool to chess. Make time for some friendly competition. 

Boma / Dining

Enjoy bush braais; the magnificent stars in the night sky; and the company of everyone around you.

Getting to Finfoot Lake Reserve

    • Travel on the N4 west towards Rustenburg. Take the Sun City off ramp and turn right towards Sun City.
    • Travel for 47km through three 4-way stops (2.7km, 23.5km and 15.7km respectively). 7.8km after the third 4-way stop, turn right at Finfoot sign (Brown road sign FINFOOT LAKE RESERVE 500M)
    • Travel for 3km and turn right (Brown road sign FINFOOT LAKE RESERVE).
    • Travel for 14km on gravel road (white road signs FINFOOT LAKE RESERVE 14km and 6km)
    • Turn right and arrive at gate (White sign FINFOOT LAKE RESERVE)
    • Please contact Reception on 060 605 5878 to open the gate.
    • Follow the Finfoot signs on the sand road until you reach the lodge (7.7km).
    • GPS: 25°19’34.3″S 27°26’29.8″E

Luxury in a bush setting making for great a experience


The accommodation at Finfoot is outstanding. Up to 50 guests can be accommodated in shared units. Our air-conditioned chalets are furnished with en-suite bathrooms with both shower and bath facilities to provide maximum comfort while still retaining the feel of the African bushveld. Private and secluded, they offer the best of both worlds.

Bush Chalet – 4 sleeper

  • 4 sleeper
  • 2 en suite bathrooms (one with shower other with bath)
  • Sleeper couch (max 2 children under 12 years)
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Single or King size beds
  • Linen / Towels
  • Soap, shampoo, lotion, vanity kit
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Block out curtains
  • Dresser table / mirror
  • Coffee station
  • Seating area
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

The eight 4 sleeper Bush chalets (2 beds, 1 x sleeper couch) on site have dressed thatch ceilings, earthy print fabrics and indigenous wood furniture which make for a pleasurable experience. Each unit has an two en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub respectively. Air-conditioning provides hot or cold air depending on your requirements; or if you just want to breathe in the fresh bushveld air, just step out onto the private deck.

Chalet – 2 sleeper

  • Sleeps 2
  • En-suite bathroom (shower only)
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Single or King size beds
  • Linen / Towels
  • Soap, Shampoo, Lotion, Vanity kit
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Block out curtains
  • Dresser table / mirror
  • Coffe station
  • Seating on private deck
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans

We have eighteen 2 sleeper chalets with have dressed thatch ceilings, earthy print fabrics and indigenous wood furniture which make for a pleasurable experience. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with a shower only. Air-conditioning provides hot or cold air depending on your requirements; or if you just want to breathe in the fresh bushveld air, just step out onto the private deck.

Self catering luxury villa

  • Sleeps 8 - 10
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Self-Catering
  • Main bedroom en-suites
  • Pool
  • Braai area
  • wrap around deck

Our luxury self-catering villa is situated 200 meters from the banks of the Vaalkop Dam.
The Villa has four bedrooms, with four bathrooms and a guest toilet.
The main bedrooms have on suite bathrooms, each with a large bath, double basin, toilet and an outside shower.
The two corridor bathrooms across from the second bedrooms each have a shower, basin and toilet.

The Villa has a large open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room area which opens up onto a wooden wrap around deck.
Above the lounge area there is a loft with a top deck overlooking the dam.
The bottom deck has a medium size pool and braai area.

The Villa also has a pantry, oven , fridge / freezer combo and microwave.

The Villa can accommodate 8 to 10 pax comfortably, which of 8 adults max and two kids under 12 years.
Each bedroom is furnished with a wardrobe, dresser table, small lounge area and either a king size bed or two single beds.
One of the second bedrooms has two extra single beds.

Luxury Safari Tent

There is no skimping on space, as each luxury tent includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a timber viewing deck. The bedrooms incorporate an authentic outdoor shower, while each luxury tented safari camp features a medium size pool and a private, shaded boma braai area.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Self-catering
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • En-suite Bedrooms
  • Outdoor Showers
  • TV
  • Plunge Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Entertainment Deck
  • Non-Smoking
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Boma
  • TOMSA Levy included in rates  
  • Rates are per night  
  • Rates are quoted in ZAR unless otherwise indicated DBB  
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT at 15% 
  • Rates are subject to availability 


  •   Check in time: from 15h00
  •   Check out time: 10h00
  •   Requests for early arrival must be done directly with the establishment booked.
  •   Late check-out times need to be arranged directly with the establishment and is subject to availability and may be charged for.
  •   Day use rooms are on request only and are subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing
  • 28 days or less prior to arrival a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
  • No-shows will be charged full cancellation fees for the duration of the booking.
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

Deposit Policy 

  • For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

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