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Situated in the heart of the Mara valley, Mpumalanga lies Paradors a 4 000 hectare hidden treasure - not only as Game Ranch, but also as natural sanctuary far from the distractions of modern life. It’s situated a mere 15 km from the N4 National Highway, making it an ideal halfway stop-over for guests travelling between Kruger Park, Swaziland, Mozambique borders and Kruger International Airport.


Peace and tranquillity will meet you at the gate and you and your family can enjoy a true natural experience all year round.The sound of a Fish Eagle’s calling and the sight of buffalo, giraffe, kudu, bluewildebeeste, zebra and many more can be enjoyed from the comfort of your seat at the swimming pool or lodge deck.


International, local guests and self drive tourists can be assured of an affordable opportunity to experience and enjoy a wonderful holiday in the African bush. After a relaxing drive or viewing a spectacular sunset across the dam, settle in and watch evening fall in true bushveld style and surroundings, with a fire, friends and family keeping you company.


Your visit to Paradors Game Ranch will definitely be an unforgettable experience.






Upon your arrival, you can be assured of a warm welcome by the owners (Ian and Jacobi Bach) and their personal attention throughout your stay will make you feel comfortably treated in your bushveld habitat. Ian and Jacobi have great pleasure in sharing their paradise with anyone and everyone who comes to visit and their goal is to make your visit to Paradors Game Ranch an experience you’ll want to come back for.


Self-catering or catered accommodation at the lodge as well as true "out of Africa" experience in the well equipped bush tent camp are available. All accommodation, including the bush camp, is fully equipped and linen is provided. Guests are requested to bring own towels for the bush camp. Those wishing to make use of the swimming pool are also requested to bring own towels.



The facility is a secure, restful, scenic and natural style lodge with five bedrooms with bathroom en suite and one family room all equipped with ceiling fans, an open lounge, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and boma overlooking the bushveld, with the majestic mountains as backdrop.


All the rooms are in close proximity of the boma. Here visitors can meet around the fire in the evening and have their dinner under the uncountable and beautiful African stars, listening to the night call of the jackal and hyena. The sparkling swimming pool gives visitors a cool respite from the summer heat. Your room will be services by our friendly staff on daily basis.


With prior arrangements, meals can be catered for.


Lodge: Total – 14 people


4 Bedrooms with own bathroom (2 single beds)        
2 Bedrooms with 1 bathroom (share) (4 single beds) – Family room
1 Bedroom with own bathroom (1 double bed)


Tent Camp

Away from the lodge and nestled into the heart of the bush, the self catering camp is located next to a stream and surrounded by peacefulness and magnificent views of the veld.The accommodation comprises of six tents on stilts with four single beds in each and a fully equipped communal kitchen with fridge, gas and 3 plate gas stove. Deep freeze facilities are available at the lodge.Please bring your own skottle braai. The tent camp can accommodate 24 guests.


An essential point to consider is the fact that there’s no electricity and lighting is provided by paraffin lamps in the tents and kitchen area. Please remember your torch and towel. Each tent has its own hot shower (donkey) and flush toilet.





Accommodation only

R280.00 per person

Bed & Breakfast

R340.00 per person

Dinner (2 course), Bed & Breakfast 

R480.00 per person

Catering only for groups of 10 and more.  Please contact us for special requests.


Tent Camp:

1 night

R500.00 per tent (sleeps 4 max)

2 nights

R450.00 per tent (sleeps 4 max)

3 nights or more

R430.00 per tent (sleeps 4 max)




These are private but partially opened to the sky, allowing visitors to indulge in nature and animals when using these facilities – almost the true bushveld way

A boma is available for guests to cook around a fire with millions and millions of stars keeping an eye over you.


Bundles of firewood are provided.

The Tent camp is not serviced and is for self-catering visitors only.


Service can be arranged at additional cost.


All accommodation facilities are well equipped for individuals, families, friend groups, corporate groups and team building groups.


Prices are subject to change without prior notice.  Group discounts can be discussed.




Game Viewing:

Self-drives can be undertaken in ones own vehicle; alternatively staff will conduct game viewing tours in an open game-viewing vehicle (with prior arrangement)


Bird watching:

Bird watching is becoming a passion of many and from beginners to professionals are surprised how many birds they have seen and identified in their natural habitat. Come and observe the bird from the different hides and even from the comfort of your chair on the patio of the lodge and the porch of the bush camp.



Large Mouth Bass and Bream fishing are allowed but no gear is available and visitors are requested to bring own fishing rods and other necessities.



There are numerous trails for those who love to walk and you can be assured of Mother Nature’s fauna and flora surprising you behind numerous bushes and rocks.


Quad biking:

Feel free to bring your own quad bikes or make use of the quad hire facility on the premises with prior arrangements.  Please note that prior arrangement must be made for any quad biking.  Visitors are only allowed to operate the quads after indemnity and rules and regulations have been completed.


Weddings and Conferences





We specialize in small, intimate and romantic weddings.  A chapel is available on the premises and where better to join in eternity with your partner than in the breathtaking nature God has created.


Open air weddings can also be organized. Feel free to visit Paradors: after experiencing the facility you’ll be able to decide which will be most suitable for you need.



Our conference facility can seat up to 50 people. Different packages are available on request. 


Lunch will be served on the outdoor deck, while guests can enjoy fresh air and beautiful nature




From Nelspruit:

Take the N4 highway toward Malelane. 21km from Nelspruit turn right at the Mara turn off. Sign in at boom gate. Travel 800m and turn right onto gravel road at Paradors Game Ranch sign. Travel for 15km on the gravel road. The main road will get narrower. You will get to two green sliding gates (please close due to animals) Follow signs to the lodge.


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