Dipka hunting lodge is a privately owned and managed game lodge on 750ha of grassland in the Vrede district, a mere 230km for Johannesburg towards Harrismith.
Dipka means ‘sweet waters’ in the San language. The Holspruit River and various tributaries run through the reserve, eventually ending up in the Wilge and Vaal Rivers. This is big sky country – the night skies are spectacular - and the space and tranquillity offered are the ultimate luxury. The reserve consists of undulating grasslands, with Witkoppe and Harrismith mountains in the background, and the Drakensberg mountains in the distance.
The main lodge is self-catering, clean, comfortable and
well-appointed and is the ideal family get-away from hustle, bustle,
stress and traffic. Together with two other cottages, there is enough
accommodation for the whole family.
The Dipka Reserve hosts most
of the ‘plains’ game species, which can be viewed in their natural
habitat. These include: eland, gemsbok, black wildebeest, red
hartebeest, zebra, blesbok, springbok and mountain reedbuck.
The bird life is prolific and varied, and includes the Botha’s Lark which is one of the rarest birds in South Africa.
are a number of dams in the reserve, one of which is stocked with bass,
which provides excellent fishing. The countryside is ideally suited for
hiking and mountainbiking, quadbikes are permitted on designated roads. Bring
your own food, fishing rods, binoculars, telescopes for star-gazing,
cameras, books, bikes, board games for a relaxing, or action-packed
stay, depending on your interests.
Dipka hosts plains game, including Blesbok, Zebra, Black Wildebeest,
Springbok, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Gemsbok
and Mountain Reedbuck, as well as a large bird life. There are 3 dams on the property. One of
which stocks bass and fishing is allowed.
It is also ideal for mountain biking.
Quad bikes are also allowed on the designated roads.