Berchtesgaden is a Ranch & Farm Experience destination much loved by local & international travellers for its pristine ecosystems, an abundance of wildlife, our sustainable farming methods & luxurious accommodations – all within two hours of OR Tambo International. All this combines to create an out-of-city experience where guests can feel at home and utilise all our amenities & activities without any limits. Our incredibly high client-return-rate is a testament to this fantastic African Hideaway.
The Berchtesgaden Ranch & Farm are two separate stretches of land existing in harmony with each other. On our Game Ranch guests will be lost in the untouched beauty of the African Wilderness where a multitude of activities & adventures await. Right next door on our Lifestyle Farm is where most of what you consume come from, but also the place where guests are allowed to participate in farming activities & experience this life as their own.
Berchtesgaden is a new approach to what you have come to expect. Our goal is to give you, your family and your friends the opportunity to experience all that makes Africa such an amazing place; and to do it in a manner by which you have the freedom to explore and utilize our property and facilities as if it is your own.
- Luxurious Accommodations
- All-Inclusive & Self-Catering Options
- Rifle & Bow Hunting
- Conferences & Executive Retreats
- Day Spa
- Horse Riding
- Nature Walks
- Dozens of Activites within 1/2-hour’s drive
We invite you to join so many others in reconnecting with yourself, your family and the life you are meant to live. Experience what true freedom feels like at Africa’s most authentic hideaway to date.
Our secure lodge area is where your experience will start. Here you will find the majority of your always available amenities, plenty of fun activities, accommodations, the Boma & Lapa, Wellness Centre, and the office. From here you can embark out onto our Ranch for some game viewing or fishing, or you may choose to head on down to our sustainable Lifestyle Farm where we grow most of what you eat and offer fun interactive opportunities for the whole family.
Life on the Ranch
For those who visit the African Bushveld, there has always been one particular need that no destination on the continent could satisfy. Berchtesgaden caters for those who wish to experience more than beautiful views, luxurious accommodations & great food. We offer all this & so much more. We have created a destination where, finally, you can experience Africa as your very own. Our Ranch is thus available, and we have designed activities in such a manner that our guests have exclusive access to that lifestyle. When you visit Berchtesgaden, you are visiting your second home tucked away in the heart of the Waterberg.
Life on the Farm
Farming is in the blood of so many of us. Even those who have no interest in agriculture as an occupation have wondered what this lifestyle is all about. We have created great experiences on our sustainable Lifestyle Farm, where guests can interact with, and enjoy various farming activities. From collecting eggs or shaving a sheep to making your very own Biltong – it is here where hours can feel like minutes!
Berchtesgaden works in partnership with knowledgeable local area operators* to offer an exciting array of African Adventures. Limpopo’s vast Waterberg UNESCO Biosphere has millions of untouched hectares of bushveld savannahs with massive pockets of untouched frontier country – ripe for exploration in all seasons. Whether you prefer your view from the top of the tree canopy’s, a hot air balloon, a fishing boat, or inside a big 5 Game Viewer, let us help you check a few items off your bucket list.
We offer advanced therapeutic and relaxation massages in a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment which include all ages; children, adults and seniors. The services include a variety of massage techniques that are designed to relieve the pain and stress related to day-to-day living while aiding in the rehabilitation of physical injuries. Treatments are ideal for women & men suffering from tight and sore muscles, digestive disorders, joint pain, cellulite, headache, migraines, stretch marks and spider veins among others – or just those who like to relax.
Adjacent to the Spa you will find our roofed gym overlooking a clearing in the bushveld where animals often come to visit. Here we have provided all the necessary equipment for those quick stay-in-shape holiday workouts.
Spend the day on our tanning deck next to the Jacuzzi, or sink away in the warm water after a fantastic afternoon filled with activities. It is from our heated Jacuzzi that guest will experience both the Bushveld sunset and the reveal of the African stars in quick succession.
There are few better places to focus, strategize or regroup than in the splendour of the African bushveld. And in the bushveld, there are few better places than Berchtesgaden.
From our dedicated business centre to our celebrated accommodations and endless menu of activities and amenities (including our 60-metre chipping green), the Berchtesgaden corporate experience is sure to turn the annual strategy session into a memorable event you would want to repeat regularly.
From the moment you arrive to the second you depart, all your needs will be attended to. You and your team (Up to 18 persons) will be as productive as ever with supplied meeting necessities such as high-speed internet, a 42″ screen with sound system, an oversized whiteboard and yes, even the essential bottomless coffee station.