The Ranch Hotel near Polokwane,
Limpopo Province, South Africa is so much more than a hotel.
A true family leisure resort and wildlife park, the Ranch
Hotel has something to suit everyone.
The Hotel is situated on 1000 hectares of "Malaria Free"
grasslands and Limpopo bushveld, 20 kilometers south of
Polokwane in Limpopo Province, only 2 hours North of
Pretoria and less than 3 hours from Johannesburg. The Ranch
Hotel is the perfect place for a restful weekend getaway for
Gauteng residents. The Hotel is ideal as a peaceful stopover
for tourists and tour groups on their way to or from the
Kruger Park, allowing a superb scenic route to the northern
areas of the Park. Business travellers will appreciate the
professionalism of the staff and the excellent facilities.
The Ranch Hotel is a friendly family owned hotel and a
member of the Protea Hotels group. Tom Shearer acquired the
Ranch Hotel over 48 years ago with a vision of creating a
comprehensive family hotel and function centre consistently
offering great service and superb value. Over the years,
under Tomís personal supervision and that of his family,
that dream has been realised. Tom, his wife Vicki and son
Ryan are still very involved in the day to day operation of
the hotel and Tomís passion for service has driven him to
build a team of dedicated, professional and friendly staff.
The terms "your home from home" and "enjoy our warm
hospitality" are held in high esteem by the management and
staff. We are committed to offering a personal touch, great
hospitality and understanding of guest needs in beautiful
surroundings which is now fully self reliant in all areas of
the hotel with our own backup generator system.
We have over 100 rooms, ranging from a unique presidential
suite and 5 executive suites, each boasting their own
courtyard and spa pool, to four-star deluxe rooms (double or
twin beds), and family and standard rooms (with a choice of
single, double, king or twin beds). All rooms are safe,
secure and en suite with satellite television, air
conditioning or fans and for your personal security, mini
safes. Room Service is available 18 hours a day. Wi-Max
(wireless internet) is also available.
The Ranch is set in tranquil gardens with rolling lawns and
glorious flowers. The hotel has two restaurants, a superb
bar, superb conference facilities, its own beautiful chapel
and so much more, including our own airstrip. Basilís
Restaurant is renowned for its Food Festival which attracts
patrons from near and far. The poolside lapa is available
for guests and functions. Our Business Centre provides for
business travellers and we have Wi-Max wireless internet
The Ranch Lions and Wildlife Park:
The Ranch is, of course, famous for its lions, which have
featured in many movies. You can enjoy a game drive or walk
with our experienced rangers. Lions, giraffe, zebra,
warthog, wildebeest and more than 200 bird species make the
Ranch their home.
Conferences, Functions and Weddings:
Our energetic and experienced function and conference team
can assist you to make any conference or event a success.
Our eight function rooms offer flexibility and hospitality
for guests. Weddings are our speciality and our chapel and
rose garden make every wedding truly special. We have
permanent marquees which can accommodate up to 550 guests
and a separate secluded outdoor venue for up to 500 guests.
The poolside lapa is a stunning function venue for up to 250
guests. We also have a state of the art computer training
Team Building and Tented Camp:
The Kalobe Tented Camp is available for school groups,
churches, corporate team building and other youth groups.
Kolobe Camp is situated on the conservancy but is totally
separate from the main hotel. With its specially designed
tents, canteen, dining hall, ablution block and campfire
area Ö you will have to tear your group away at the end of
Children have their own playroom with TV, computer games,
pinball machines, pool table, table tennis table, bowls, new
tennis court and can also explore the playground and animal
farm or bounce off their energy on the trampoline. There is
also a massive jungle gym and we organise childrens
The Ranch Hotel is perfectly placed to cater for spectators,
officials and teams visiting South Africa for the 2010 World
Cup. We have extensive accommodation, are close to Polokwane
International Airport and we have our own Airstrip. We also
have our own soccer pitch for practice as well as excellent
function and conference facilities. The Ranch Hotel is very
close to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane and is within
easy reach of several of the 2010 match venues.
Presidential & Executive Suite
Presidential and 2 Executive Suites with their own private
courtyard and spa pool, ideal for honeymoons or other
Other accommodation ranges from courtyard, deluxe and family
rooms (double- or twin-bedded), to standard rooms (with a
choice of single, double or twin beds).
All rooms are safe, secure and en-suite, with: satellite TV,
tea/coffee making facilities, writing desk , adapters ,
air-conditioning and fans, Room service, 18 hours a day
Facilities and Services
Airport Shuttle Service, Parking Available, Garden, Bar on the
Premises, Swimming Pool
Facilities in Rooms/Units
Air-Conditioning in Rooms, Satellite TV in Rooms, Fan in Rooms, Tea
and Coffee in Rooms
Bird Watching, Golf, Health & Fitness, Horse Riding, Walking, Hiking
Overhead Projector Available, Whiteboard Available, Slide Projector
Available, Television Available, Notebook Projector Available,
Conference Venue >75 People
4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa