About Finfoot Lake Reserve
Finfoot Lake Reserve is one of those destinations which can be anything you like. A family weekend getaway, a safari destination, a fun filled weekend of activities, a catchup with friends weekend or a romantic getaway.
Close to Johannesburg, it is only a 90 minutes drive away, it is a great space for those looking for some fresh air and back to nature sojourn that is close to home.
The accommodation options are varied, with two and 4 sleep rondawels ( chalets if you are an out of towner..) for those looking to stay out the kitchen, as well as self catering options in the Luxury Tented suites ( sleeps 4 adults and 2 children ) and the Private Villa ( sleeps 8 adults and 2 children)
the Villa, which is located close to the Vaalkop dam is ideal for extended families or groups of friends wanting to celebrating a special occasion, or just get away together.
The large thatched lapa serves as the main hub at Finfoot Lake Reserve. There is a large thatched open sided lapa which is the main building and is home to the camp's bar and cosy lounge areas where most meals are served.
The attached sun deck has plenty of seating where you can sit back and soak up the view. The swimming pool is a popular spot for those looking to put their feet up with a cocktail or two.
- Game Viewing
- Bush walks
- Sundowner Cruises
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Bird Watching
- Segway Safaris
Things to do at Finfoot
Bring your mountain bikes and enjoy a "game ride" through the nature reserve. Go for a paddle on the lake. Try a bush walk or game drive, enjoy a sunset barge cruise, or how about taking on the Segway safari if you’re up for a bit of fun?
Game drives and Bush walks
Finfoot is Not a Big 5 game reserve, you won’t come across most of the larger prowling predators that you would in the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, but there are a number of happy herbivores and fascinating creatures scattered throughout the reserve that are still unique and just as fascinating to see out in the bush.
This is what makes Finfoot so family friendly, families can go out and enjoy and get close to nature, without being in any serious danger.
One way to get close to nature is a guided nature walk after breakfast. You get an up-close perspective of the surrounding landscape and it is a great way to stretch your legs while staying at Finfoot Lake Reserve. You’ll learn a thing or two as our qualified walking guides teach you about the smaller creatures on the reserve as well as the medicinal uses of the local plants, herbs and trees
If you’re an avid birder (and even if you’re not), you will delight in sightings of African skimmers and Kingfishers as well as the Fish eagle and its unmistakable call.
The Vaalkop dam is well known for it's fly and bait angling. It offers diverse species: Carp; Yellow; Kurper; Barbel. Guests can rent equipment directly from the lodge.
Segway (two wheeled) Safaris
One of the coolest ways to meander around the area without breaking a sweat, is to hop on one of the two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporters. Segways are a great activity for the whole family. If you have not been on one before, don't worry, you will be ready go after a quick 15-minute training session that will see you setting off on your adventure with a qualified Segway guide.
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset barge cruise.
Bring your sundowner drink of choice and cruise out over the water just before heading up to the restaurant for dinner. The scenery illuminated by the last light of the day makes for excellent photography.
Private Villa At Finfoot (Self Catering)
The luxury villa at Finfoot Lake Reserve is situated only 200 meters from the banks of the Vaalkop Dam. It is spacious, with a large open plan fully-equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room area which opens up onto a wooden wrap around deck which has a medium size pool and braai area. Above the lounge area there is a loft with a timber deck overlooking the dam.
The villa, with its four bedrooms, can comfortably accommodate eight adults and two children. The bedrooms have ample storage space and have a dressing table and small lounge area, and either a king-size bed or two single beds. The two main bedrooms both have their own en suite bathrooms with double basins and a bath.
There are another two bathrooms, as well as an additional guest toilet. You can also enjoy an outdoor shower for that "back to nature" feel!
Finfoot Lake Reserve is true South African hospitality at its best. The conference centre caters for up to 60 delegates if you are looking for a venue to host your next event. We can arrange a number of interactive team building activities too.