Protea Hotel Ranch Resort

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Protea Hotel Ranch Resort is situated within a 1000 hectare “malaria free” nature conservancy, just 25 kilometres south of Polokwane, and 2 hours north of Pretoria.

Protea Hotel Ranch Resort is Limpopo’s most highly acclaimed superior 4 star Hotel, and easy access to the property is from both the N1 highway and the R101 main road.The most talked about activity at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort is no doubt the ‘Walk With Lions’ experience. Guests have the opportunity to encounter free roaming, African lions in their natural habitat for up to an hour and a half, an experience that is both unique and memorable.

THE HOTEL

We are proud to offer unequalled hospitality and an in-depth understanding of every GUESTS needs. With an impressive range of facilities to suit everyone: 4 swimming pools, pool side lapa & bar; 2 Restaurants, bar lounge, kids area, fitness centre; and more!

Facilities

​25 km south of Polokwane on the N1
T: +27 (0) 15 290 5000
reservations@theranch.co.za
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  • The hotel has 3 restaurants:

    The Buttery Family Restaurant that is open all day for meals is the ideal family restaurant and servesbuffet breakfasts. Lunches and dinners are either a la carte or buffet.

    Basil's Fine Dining Restaurant, with its sumptuous a la carte menu, is one of only two restaurants in the Limpopo Province to be awarded the world acclaimed "Chaine des Rotisseurs" French award.

    The Golf Club House serves snack meals after a round on the golf course.
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  • Old Joe’s Bar and Lounges

    Well-known for its friendly atmosphere and vast selection of different drinks and cocktails and features surround-sound, leather upholstered couches and plasma screen TV.

    After a morning with Mohlatsi and the other white lions, sit back and relax with a cocktail at our Lapa Bar and take a dip in one of our four swimming pools of which 2 are heated for your convenience.
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  • Landscaped Gardens

    Beautifully manicured tranquil gardens, rolling lawns and glorious flowers offer a truly unique and memorable experience for each and every guest that stays with us.
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  • Kolobe tented camp offers teambuilding facilities

    Tucked away within the 1000 hectare conservancy to ensure complete privacy.

    It is designed totally appropriately to its bush surroundings and includes a fully equipped kitchen and canteen facilities, ablution block, camp fire Lapa area and ample space to enjoy outdoor activities.

    The tents are built on raised cement slabs, with their own groundsheets and natural airflow design for maximum comfort and protection from the elements.

    There is a combination of large dormitory type tents and smaller two or four person tents.

    This selection makes Kolobe the ideal setting for church groups, school groups, 4x4 enthusiasts, team building events and sporting groups.

    A Camp Manager is always on hand for the duration of any camp to assist guests in gaining full value from their stay. At full capacity, the Camp can sleep 76 people. When the day of departure arrives, you will take fond memories and a longing to return with you.
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  • Soccer Pitch

    We can meet the needs of professional teams that use our unique property as a base when competing in the region.  Since the opening of the New Peter Mokaba Stadium in 2010, many prominent PSL soccer teams have been guests at our resort ahead of their matches.  Professional teams who book, won’t have to worry about having to travel to train anymore because they can simply practice on our field.
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  • Fly In, Fly Out

    Centrally located within the province, our resort boasts its own private 1 200m landing strip and helipad, while courtesy transport can be arranged from Polokwane's Gateway International airport 25 km south of the property.
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  • ​​Executive Golf Course and Academy

    Protea Hotel Ranch Resort boasts a magnificent par 3 Golf Course and Academy. This 12 hole Executive Course overlooks expansive views of the surrounding countryside. A 1000 hectare conservancy and the Ranch Lion Park border the golf estate. Whatever your leisure or travel plans, there is plenty to see and do at the 4-star Protea Hotel Ranch Resort – From enjoying a game of golf on our magnificent 12-hole, par-3 Executive golf course, academy and Pro shop with a resident professional in-house, offering coaching at any level. On either side of the main Clubhouse are 20 beautifully appointed two bedroom five star self-catering suites that include a central living area.
    The design of the suites and the range of equipment available will make your stay pleasurable and comfortable. The luxurious 5-star chalets , sleeping up to 6 people, comprises of a fully equipped kitchenette, open plan lounge and dining area, undercover patio & built-in braai overlooking the lush green course and attractive dams. There are 2 inter-leading en-suite bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with 2 x three-quarter beds. There is also an L-shaped sleeper couch in the lounge, suitable for two adults. The resident Golf Pro is Sean Pappas, and bookings should be made directly at the Pro-shop for individual and group tuition and coaching. Both total beginners to the game of golf, and seasoned players needing to fine tune their game, are welcome.
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  • Choose from a selection of 10 different venues seating from 20 to 500 GUESTS.

    Special accommodation rates are available for all your GUESTS (on request). A complimentary executive bridal suite is offered for your first night for weddings exceeding 80 GUESTS. Why not make it a weekend celebration and get all the family and GUESTS to meet informally before the main event. Then your GUESTS can participate in a range of activities from relaxing around the four swimming pools (two heated) to golf to game drives or for the more adventurous a ‘Walk with The Lions’ – an unforgettable experience. Our non-denominational chapel set amongst magnificent rose gardens seats up to 200 guests offering spectacular photographic opportunities to enhance your wedding album
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  • Walk With the Lions

    Awaken to the sounds of roaring lions from our lion park and enjoy daily lion tours, game drives horseback safari ,or the extreme adventure experience “Walk with lions” a one of its kind experience offered in Limpopo. Fully supervised and professionally managed by an experienced and qualified team who has been working with lions for many years, this close encounter is hard to describe. Skilled guide, Mr Frank Kasakamula, has 15 years experience with lions of which the past 9 years have been at the resort. The ‘Walk With Lions’ experience is attracting attention from all parts of the world, where before this kind of interaction was never thought possible, it comes highly recommended from everyone that has experienced it.

    Sable Breeding Project

    The Sable project was introduced to The Ranch Conservancy during September 2010. It was an initiative taken to expand on the already diverse antelope species available to see on the property. A start-up herd of five females, three female calves and one bull was introduced. It was felt that having one of Africa’s most majestic antelope species on the conservancy would create new excitement amongst guests visiting and allow them the opportunity to see them in real life.

    The Conservancy

    In addition to, the conservancy is home to about 30 species of game ranging from the king of the beasts to giraffe and little bush babies. Some of the lions who live here, and other species, are famous film stars, having ‘acted’ in over 400 films and documentaries over the past several years. These films include block busters such as “The Gods must be Crazy” and the “Ghost in the Darkness”. As the lion cubs are bottle fed and hand raised, safe public interaction is assured. Guests may enjoy daily game drives, lion tours and horseback safaris. Bookings need to be made in advance for all tours and activities.

    On-site Daily activities include: Game drives , Lion tours - see more than 29 lions including white lions, from six-week old cubs to adults, as well as 3 spotted hyena, Horseback Safaris, 4 x 4 vehicle track, Mountain Bike Trails, Jogging trail, Children's playground, Animal farm, Teambuilding High and Low Rope Course.

The Rooms

luxury rooms

The hotel offers 150 rooms are all designed with large cottage style windows (with mosquito netting) to ensure natural light, and the opportunity to see the expansive views onto the tranquil surrounding gardens.

  • Standard
  • Deluxe
  • Family
  • Suite
  • Presidential
  • Golf Suites
Several room types available
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Comfortable and cottage style. 3 Double, 26 Twin​

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Spacious and comfortable room with a relaxed atmosphere. 15 Kings, 35 Twins​

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Spacious and comfortable equipped with everything you need. 22 Deluxe ​

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Comfortable and spacious with a view onto the tranquil gardens. 4 Executive, 3 Family​

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Modern, fresh with 5 star comfort.  2 Suites​​

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Our magnificent 20 two bedroom five star self-catering suites, enjoys expansive views of the lush green course and attractive small dams.

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Conferences

Superior range of business facilities

With 50 years of experience and expertise, the hotel is fully geared to accommodate all meeting requests.

Our dedicated and experienced conference staff will make every event a success. We cater for conferences, small and large meetings, exhibitions, executive board meetings, weddings and any other special function requests. Our superior culinary team offers quality and proficiency for both local and international dishes.



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Activities

Walk With Lions

Awaken to the sounds of roaring lions from our park and enjoy daily lion tours, game drives, horseback safari or the adventure experience “Walk with lions” a one of its kind experience offered in Limpopo.
Fully supervised and professionally managed by an experienced and qualified team who has been working with lions for many years, this close encounter is hard to describe. Skilled guide, Mr Frank Kasakamula, has 15 years experience with lions of which the past 9 years have been at the resort.
The ‘Walk With Lions’ experience is attracting attention from all parts of the world, it comes highly recommended from everyone that has experienced it.

 

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