South Africa - Soetdoring Game farm
Accomodation ID r99452

South Africa - Soetdoring Game farm

★ Kosher Private Game Farm★ African Glam★ Malaria-free★

Eersbewoond, South Africa

Date created: 9 May '19

Last updated: 17 November '22

At a glance

  • Type: Villa
  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Pricing from: n/a
  • Min. number of nights: 2
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Area size: 320 hectare
  • Floor level: 0
Soetdoring Game Farm

General information

Exclusive self-catering accommodation for large groups of 16 to 22 people on a private game farm in the malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa. 
Get up close to the wild game while hiking, cycling or horse-back riding. 
Enjoy the 2 hectare garden, lapa campfires, swimming pool, fishing, bird-watching & game drives in game-viewing vehicle. 
Feel at home in 10 luxury suites, a lounge, patio, bar and games room. The villa houses 2 large fully functional modern kitchens one of which is kept strictly kosher. The lodge is serviced daily. Full catering optional at an additional cost.

  • TV
  • Barbecue
  • Baby cot
  • Safe
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No Smoking allowed
  • Terrace / Patio
  • Shared garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Hot Plate
  • Havdalah set
  • Shabbat water urn
  • Kiddush cup set
  • Shabbat timer
  • Siddur & Chumash
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
Extra amenities

Bar and separate games room with pool table, table tennis, table hockey, darts, tv. 
Patio with loungers and dining area
2 hectare garden
accommodation serviced daily
laundry service
catering option available on request (kosher and regular)
access to entire farm
Over 200 bird species
Wide variety of wild game, excluding the big 5 (except the occasional wandering leopard)
game-viewing by foot, horseback or game-viewing vehicle.
fishing dam
marked hiking & cycling routes of varying difficulty
historical sites
mountain lapa
accommodation for guest horses for equestrian retreats
Renowned pigeon lofts visit by pre-arrangement
Extra activities that can be arranged with advanced notice:
Massage treatments in the garden
In-house hairdressing services
nature conservation lectures
wildlife photography workshops
star-gazing evenings
guided hikes for bird-watchers
tree talk with a local dendrologist
drum cafes for team building sessions 
Wedding functions and conferences


The  320 Ha farm situated between Bela Bela and Modimole in the Waterberg region, is just one hour’s drive from Pretoria. Accommodation includes 3 residences set in the 2 hectare garden with a central swimming pool and lapa. Villa Gigi is a luxury 8 suite, 16 sleeper thatched-roof villa built in a U-shape around a large central patio. The Der Pate Rondawel and the Aces Bosman Rondawel each provide accommodation for an additional 2 and 4 people respectively.

The residences are located in the farmyard alongside the lofts and stables and all are surrounded by African bushveld teeming with a wide variety of wild game and birdlife. Besides occasional visits by leopard,  the big 5 don't reside on the farm. This makes it safe to explore the grounds by foot, bike or horseback and enjoy close encounters with giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, eland, kudu, nyala, blesbok, water buck, warthog, hyena and more. Soetdoring originally a bird sanctuary, boasts over 200 species of birds. 
The game can be viewed by guided game drives in a game viewing vehicle, 3 marked hiking routes and 2 marked cycling routes of varying difficulty, a guided horse-ride or by exploring the farm at your own leisure. The stables are also available for guests to house their own horses and enjoy an equestrian weekend retreat.

The renowned Soetdoring Pigeon Lofts hold the SA record of winning 16 international and National one day Loft races including the South African Million Dollar Pigeon race, the most coveted prize in the pigeon racing sport world-wide.

African glamour and Pigeon Racing Sport combine to create a unique vibe that permeates the villa walls and provides a peek into the pigeon racing history of world-champion pigeon fancier, the late Gigi Gaddin. Beautiful African masks and colourful woven baskets interspersed with pigeon racing memorabilia create endless fascination and are guaranteed to pique your interest in this relatively unknown sport.

Villa Gigi comprises of 8 luxury suites, each uniquely decorated and named to honour a champion pigeon. The spacious suites furnished with the ultimate in comfort for a perfect night's sleep, will ensure you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle action-packed days exploring the farm and surrounding area. 
7 of the 8 suites have en-suite bathrooms, each with a bath and a shower. The 8th suite has an adjacent bathroom across a passage. 
The exclusive Umali Suite boasts its own lounge area, a view out onto the magnificent gardens and large sliding doors that open out on to the patio. A hand-carved solid wood King-size 4 poster bed and luxurious bathroom with large jacuzzi bath and shower makes this suite ideal for a bridal couple or VIP guests. 
Villa Gigi is unique in that it houses 2 completely separate fully equipped kitchens, one kept for the exclusive use of Kosher catering. A large walk-in cold room provides ample storage space for groceries. 
Groceries can be bought in the nearby towns of Modimole and Bela Bela, however kosher meat and dairy products should be brought with you.
The accommodation is self-catering with kitchen assistance by our friendly house-keeping staff. 
A fully stocked coffee bar is available for your caffeine pleasure.

Full- or half board catering by prior arrangement at additional cost. The modern spacious kitchens are ideal for hosting culinary workshops on authentic South African dishes. This fun group activity must be booked in advance.

Unique communal areas spread throughout the villa provide a choice of spaces for large crowds to hang-out together.
The chilled George Oswald Lounge in the centre of the villa is a great place to sink into comfy leather sofas and capture the vibe of the entire villa from all angles. This fabulous lounge connects the two kitchens, the 20 seater dining area, the bar and the patio. 
The magnificent solid wood carved Million Dollar Bar can be pre-stocked per visitors beverages order. Here you can hang out and enjoy a refreshing drink while browsing at memorabilia of the historical Million Dollar pigeon race win. 
Feel like some fun? Head down the wide passage through glass doors into the Mix Games Room. This action-filled space equipped with a snooker table, table tennis, table hockey, dartboard, TV and a large afro-chic lounger for chilling is guaranteed to become everyone’s favourite spot. 
The U-shaped villa encloses Gigi’s Patio. This large outdoor patio boasts its own dining table and outdoor lounging furniture as well as an ample supply of sunbeds for soaking up that African sun. Gigi’s patio is an ideal space for hosting small- to medium-sized functions. 
The patio leads down on to the garden and swimming pool. 
All spaces in the villa, besides an upstairs loft are accessible by wheelchair.

The Der Pate Rondawel is a 2 sleeper luxury en-suite rondawel with its own patio. The Aces Bosman Rondawel, an en-suite 4 sleeper rondawel with a queen size bed and 2 single beds is ideal for small families. Both rondawels are located in the garden, adjacent to Villa Gigi and are included in the price.

In addition, the farm has many other unique attractions. A hike up the mountain leads to an old historical fort that dates back to the 1899 Anglo-Boer war. A bit further away an abandoned iron ore mine shaft peeps out through the ground. Perrys Peak is a boma on the mountain and a popular spot for enjoying sundowners in the bush. A carp dam provides hours of pleasure for fishing enthusiasts. 

In addition we arrange private massage treatments under the trees in the garden, in-house hairdresser services, nature conservation lectures, wildlife photography workshops, star-gazing evenings, guided hikes for bird-watchers, tree talk with a local dendrologist, drum cafes and much, much more.

Every evening the staff light a fire in the Lapa. Here you can gather around and share stories of the day while enjoying a traditional South African braai (barbecue). Dinner can be eaten outdoors around the fire or indoors around the 20 seater dining room table.

Soetdoring game Farm is the ideal location for unforgettable wedding Functions/ conferences/ Team building sessions and more. All parties/functions must be arranged with the hosts in advance and are facilitated by our experienced staff to the very last detail. The farm’s lodging provides accommodation for 32 people and extra accommodation can be provided by tents in the garden or bushveld. Neighbouring farms also handle overflow from larger functions.

Whatever your needs, the exceptional Soetdoring team will endeavour to meet them and make your stay/function at Soetdoring a unique and memorable one. We look forward to hosting you over and over again.

  • Kosher Kitchen
  • Glatt Kosher
  • Kosher Passover Kitchen
  • Succa

Religious information

The Kosher kitchen is maintained under the auspices of co-owner Lorna Falkson. Booking requests are accepted at her sole discretion and only after direct communication with prospective guests.  

Dates and Information

  • Purim
  • Shavuoth
  • Sukkot
  • Summer
  • Winter sun
  • Winter
  • Pesach
  • All year round
  • Other

Nightly rates vary between weekdays, weekend, holiday and high seasons

Prices begin at $685 per night. 

a 10%discount is offered for full week bookings.

The accommodation is self-catering with the optional assistance of our house-keeping staff.

The accommodation is ideally suited for large groups of up to 22 people and the price does not vary with the number of guests.

The accommodation is serviced daily.

The price includes one daily game drive for 10 guests in a game-viewing vehicle, a guided horse-back ride or a guided hike. Extra drives/guided hikes or horse-back rides can be arranged at an additional cost. 

The guests have exclusive access to the entire villa and adjacent two rondawels. The gardens and pool may be shared if there are guests booked into the adjacent 10-sleeper Moliki Lodge. 

Moliki Lodge is also available for booking separately or for blocking to ensure exclusive access to the gardens and pool. 

Kosher Eersbewoond

Soetdoring Game Farm
Jo-Anne, Aviv
Contact person:Aviv Jo-Anne


I am one of 3 sisters that own Soetdoring game farm. I reside in Israel and manage the marketing from abroad while my two sisters, Lorna and Davina handle the hosting on the ground in South Africa. Lorna is strictly orthodox and our home on the farm accommodates her family's religious requirements. We have recently opened Soetdoring's doors to the public and would love to welcome guests to visit and experience the joy of life on a private game farm in South Africa. 



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