Heia Safari Ranch

Heia SafariHeia Safari Ranch is a three star hotel and Conference centre, nestled below the Swartkop Mountain Range next to the Cradle of Humankind only thirty minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The charming Lodge is situated on a game farm that is set in the tranquil indigenous South African Bushveld.

Heia SafariThe attractive Hotel complex and Conference Centre consists of thatched stone buildings that are surrounded by beautifully landscaped lawns.

The Heia Safari Ranch restaurant is a picturesque venue for superb dining with windows that overlook the swimming pool and Lake Heritage. Our zebras use the swimming pool as their watering hole to the delight of the restaurant guests.


Lake Heritage, which is contained by one the largest hand built stone dams in South Africa, is a great place for bird watching, fishing, open water swimming and canoeing.

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Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Blesbok, Impala and Springbok roam the hotel grounds freely along with our “Zonky” (Zebra+Donkey cross breed) and three black Springbok.





Heia SafariFor a good night’s sleep enjoy the comfort of one of our 50 two bed-roomed thatched bungalows; all with en-suite bathroom and a lovely verandah. The bungalows are fitted with Satellite T.V., M-NET, radio, telephone and a coffee/tea machine. Enjoy a sundowner whilst watching Zebras and our family of Giraffes which roam around the hotel area. Spending a weekend is the perfect escape from the tension and the concrete jungles of Johannesburg and Pretoria.



Heia SafariThe cosy thatched restaurant is a picturesque venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner. with large windows that overlook the swimming pool, Lake Heritage and the Swartkop mountain range.  Guests can choose from a wide variety of buffet delicacies most days and from the a la carte menu every day.  The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

It is a perfect venue to get away from town and enjoy a meal while watching our Zebras drink from the swimming pool.  A great venue for a rural wedding or private function for up to 100 guests. We offer a variety of menus.

Weather permitting you can be seated at the pool area or on the terraces and enjoy our specialties in an affordable, casual atmosphere.  We look forward to making our Restaurant + Bar your favorite dining spot.



Heia SafariSundays at Heia Safari Ranch is a perfect day to entertain family, friends, corporate clients and your overseas visitors. Your day of leisure at Heia Safari Ranch could either start or end with a guided game drive in our 650 ha Game Reserve; find peace and tranquility by watching 22 varieties of game e.g. hippo, rhino, buffalo, wildebeest. At lunch time enjoy our traditional Sunday barbeque served around the pool area. Watch visiting Zebra drinking water from the pool, or spot our Giraffe which are wandering around the hotel grounds.


Lake Heritage

Heia SafariLake Heritage is situated on the property of the Heia Safari Ranch, it is ideal for fishing, canoeing, open water swimming and team building. Bookings essential. The Fish Eagle have made their home at the Lake! Enjoy the beauty and the tranquility of Lake Heritage.

For an experience of a lifetime! Come and fish at Heia Safari Ranch, on the beautiful Lake Heritage. Sit at the Lake and enjoy the tranquility, peace and nature around you. Bring the whole family, the kids can enjoy it as well.
R100.00 per person, for fisherman AND spectators.

If you want a real swimming experience, come and swim in our Lake Heritage on Heia Safari Ranch. Enjoy the giraffes walking by as you are swimming; or hear the beautiful call of the resident fish eagle. The water has been tested and said to be “The cleanest dam in Gauteng”.
R50.00 per swimmer.


Game Drives

Heia SafariFor the Game Drive we take you to one of the adjoining Game Reserves that are nestled at the foot of the Swartkop Mountains. On our 1.5 hour guided game drive you have the opportunity of watching 22 varieties of game e.g. rhino, buffalo, hippo, wildebeest, impala, kudu, giraffe, eland.  For bird lovers, 176 species have been recorded. Indigenous trees are labeled. On request we can provide you with a cooler box. All you  have to do is sit back and relax from the day to day routine and gain renewed inspiration.

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