A family dream became reality…


Family means everything to us and is the foundation that Crossing Lodges was built upon. What started as a family dream became a reality in 2021 when we set off on an 8000-mile journey from the Netherlands to South Africa to find the perfect location for an African Safari Lodge.

From the moment you arrive at Elephants Crossing or Zebras Crossing, you immediately become part of the Crossing Lodges family. Our friendly team will welcome you with open arms and make you feel at home. As with family, we make sure that every guest is well-taken care of and enjoys every experience here at Crossing Lodges.

Because being a family also means creating memories and building relationships

Elephants Crossing, Limpopo Province. South Africa


We wanted our guests to be able to experience an authentic African Safari and the only way we could achieve that was by extending out to the Welgevonden Game Reserve, home to the Big Five. We thought that this was the perfect location that would offer our guests an all-around experience of living in the bush with African wildlife. The way to do that was by creating a luxurious tented camp and a cinematic deck with views of the surrounding nature and wildlife as they pass by.


Food is one of life’s pleasures and brings people and families together. A delicious hearty breakfast is a perfect way to start the day off, especially when heading off on an action-packed day full of excitement and thrilling adventures.

Start the day off by filling up on an assortment of delicious food, fruits, yoghurts, cereals and cold meats, carefully chosen and put together by our amazing Chef, Iddie.

His food shows his passion, and his attention to detail and creativity shows in his beautifully presented food and every plate of food showcases his culinary skills.



Book your stay with us & enjoy The Safari Life at Elephants Crossing in the comfort of our luxuriously equipped accommodations.

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Rates Include:
Two game drives per day,
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
House wines, local beers, and soft drinks

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Not many parents would agree that going on holiday with young children would be a fun relaxing getaway. As the saying goes – “the same parental responsibilities – just in a different place!”

That’s why we make sure that when families visit us, it’s not just about the kids, it is also making sure that the parents have a relaxing fun-filled break. Keeping the little ones entertained allows the parents the freedom to laze by the pool with a book and a delicious cocktail. 

Be enthralled by the variety of non-dangerous animals that roam freely around the lodge making for a unique getaway experience. Take the family on an adventure to swim and paddle in the beautiful surrounding rockpools and scenic hiking routes.
Enjoy some family time sitting around the fire eating delicious plates of food under the starry skies of Africa.



Book your stay at Zebras Crossing & enjoy exploring our nature & our free-roaming wildlife

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Rates Include:
Game Drive
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
House wines, local beers, and soft drinks

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Our guests certainly had a thrilling game drive experience with some amazing sights of the Big Five going about their day in their natural habitat. 

Spotting a lion is always high on the ‘must see’ list during a safari game drive, fortunately for our guests, we are located on Welgevonden Game Reserve which is home to a bustling lion population. So it was a great sight for our guests to witness a lioness in all her glory in the sunshine.

World Rhino Day is coming up in September, a day of awareness for all five species of rhino and the work being done to protect them from poachers. As part of the Big Five, seeing a Rhino is always an exciting moment, with so few Rhinos left in the world, it’s a privilege to be able to experience one in their natural environment.
As we were driving, our lucky guests managed to take a stunning photo of a crocodile basking in the sun.

Join us on your next getaway to experience these sightings for yourself!