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Saragossa Game Reserve

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
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Overview of Saragossa Game Reserve

Saragossa Game Reserve

4.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Emgwenya with safari and outdoor pool

9.6/10 Exceptional

9 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
N4 Road, Emgwenya, Mpumalanga

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 74 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Saragossa Game Reserve

Saragossa Game Reserve offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 3400 per vehicle one way. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other features of this upmarket hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a terrace. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and airport.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (13 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • Fishing
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Safari nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1920
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: ZAR 850.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: ZAR 850.00 (from 14 to 18 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: ZAR 1100.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: ZAR 1100.00 (from 14 to 18 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 3400 per vehicle (one way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Saragossa Game Reserve Lodge Waterval Boven
Saragossa Game Reserve Lodge
Saragossa Game Reserve Waterval Boven
Saragossa Game Reserve Hotel
Saragossa Game Reserve Emgwenya
Saragossa Game Reserve Hotel Emgwenya

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Saragossa Game Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Saragossa Game Reserve?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Saragossa Game Reserve?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Saragossa Game Reserve?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Saragossa Game Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 3400 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Saragossa Game Reserve?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Saragossa Game Reserve and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as mountain biking, fishing and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Saragossa Game Reserve?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Saragossa Game Reserve like?
Saragossa Game Reserve is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Mbombela Stadium, which is 52 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Exceptionally memorable ...
Incredible place. We were looked after very well by all staff. We had a fantastic stay. Food is lovely. It's just a chill out place ... one with nature. A must visit when you are travelling to or/and from Kruger National Park. All being well, we shall return.
Alvin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing, peaceful stay
Saragossa really was an amazing place. We stayed two nights at the lodge, and loved every minute. Every detail was thought of, they were so accommodating and the entire staff was very kind. We left on my birthday, and they went above and beyond to make it a very special day. Thank you Saragossa for the wonderful time! It was one of the highlights of our trip.
Chelsea, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Saragossa is a beautiful location and Anna, Hugo and the team did everything in their power to make us feel welcome. Excellent home produced food beautifully prepared
3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Its gr8 however
Don’t expect to see giraffes and my major gripe is the pool is in really poor condition and dirty which is a shame as it in a beautiful setting The food is nice but has extremely limited choice
Martin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

First night in ZA, wonderful hideaway, unfortunately we had booked one night only (planning error), we should have stayed 2, 3 or for ever. Seriously, I could very well imagine to stay for a week or two. Very nice personnel, friendly and helpful. The food was very delicious. But, if you need bars and clubs, definitely not the place to go!
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Traumlage, ein toller Platz zum Abschalten und Ausspannen.
Marcus, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Gastgeber. Tolle Atmosphäre, super Außengelände einfach genial zum Wohlfühlen.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to start or end your holiday to Kruger
The Saragossa Game reserve is a very beautiful and romantic small lodge situated in private game reserved. There's giraffes, hippos, ostriches, gnoe and many antilopes. We stayed in the lodge on our way towards the Kruger Park. It's only 2.5 hrs away from Johannesburg International Airport and the lodge is close to the Panorama route. We received an upgrade and stayed in a nice suite with a stunning view of the game garden. Unfortunately we stayed only one night, but wished we could have stayed longer. The surrounding was so peaceful and surreal. The staff was great, amazing service and the food was excellent. All fresh from their own farm on the estate. We will definitely book this lodge again on our next trip to South Africa. It's a great place to start or end your holiday on your way from or to the airport of Johannesburg.
Fedor E, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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