|SafarisImbasa is set next door to the 20,000 hectare Mokala National Park where visitors can view black and white rhino, Cape buffalo, roan antelope, tsessebe, giraffe and many other plains game plus intriguing birds, such as martial eagles and Cape vultures. We also offer riding safaris which is a wonderful way to get up close to view the animals. Other popular activities include walking safaris, night and stargazing safaris as well as kiddies safaris. Out of the Big Five you will have the opportunity to encounter rhino and buffalo.
Imbasa has two beautiful 18 hole golf courses in its proximity. The Kimberley Golf Club was established in 1890 and is seeped in history. Many illustrious and historic figures have played at the club, including Cecil John Rhodes, Freddie Tait and Leander Starr, leader of the ill-fated Jameson Raid. The second course is Magersfontein Memorial. This recently opened 18 hole course is built on historic ground where Bushmen lived for thousands of years. At the turn of the last century the place witnessed one of Africa’s great battles; Magersfontien. Ironically, some of the finest golfers of the time were encamped on the estate preparing to fight. Today, the estate’s peace and harmony pay tribute to this history. We highly recommend you to visit this very beautiful and quite challenging course.
In our SPA you can pamper yourself with a massage or a relaxing sauna after a long day in the bush.
Lillydale is one of the top fly fishing destinations in South Africa. Lillydale is situated along the Rietriver and also offers white water tubing (OK for kids too), canoeing, and fantastic views. At a fly fishing excursion you will be hosted by a professional fly fishing guide who will provide boats, rod and tackle and any assistance you may require. The fishing is based on a catch and release policy, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
Kimberley is famous as a diamond centre and guests can visit the incredible “Big Hole“, the diamond museum and 1890′s replica township. A visit to the “Big Hole” (the second largest man-made excavation in the world) will encompass two distinct experiences. Diamond Rush will reflect the history of Kimberley through the museological depiction of times past, including living conditions, entertainment experiences as well as trade and industry. The new Diamond World experience showcases the unique attractions of diamonds. Visitors will be taken through all aspects of the magic of diamonds, from creation, how diamonds are recovered, treated, cut and polished, through to sales and marketing. A trip along the Anglo-Boer War & Battlefields Route Tour and a visit to Magersfontein with its museum commemorating one of the most battles of the war, gives the visitor a unique historical experience.
Go skiing the South African way; on water! Enjoy a day on the riverbanks of the great Vaal River for a fun experience.
Rock art and San culture
Visit the Wildebeest Kuil Museum at Platfontein just outside Kimberley to see historic San (bushman) rock art, traditional San craft work and fine art, and to learn the story of a resilient people who are determined not just to survive, but to thrive.
Safaris & Activities
At Imbasa Lodge, situated close to Kimberley in the Northern Cape, we offer rifle hunting and bow hunting, with experienced professional hunters and the best local trackers. On our 2000 hectares of savannah bushveld grounds you will find plenty of plains game. We also offer 30000 hectares of hunting concessions in the immediate surrounding areas. We have over 20 different antilope species, including Kudu, Gemsbuck, Lechwe, Impala, Red Hartebeest ,Springbuck, Blesbuck, as well as Zebra Giraffe and Buffalo. and all the other common plains game species, and offers some unique hunting experiences.
Our concessions in the Eastern Cape, consisting of 30 000 hectares, includes Eerenkroontz and Brentwood. This is the ideal habitat for Bush buck, Klipspringer, Mountain Rheebuck, Vaal Rheebuck as well as Duiker, Steenbuck etc.
We also offer bird shooting at Imbasa and our concessions approx 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. The grounds are around 5000 hectares with wild birds including species such as partridges, francolins, guinea fowls and geese.