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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 available.

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 centre.

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 the stay.

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 activities regularly.

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.

Rooms and units

Presidential & Executive Suite 2

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Presidential and 2 Executive Suites with their own private courtyard and spa pool, ideal for honeymoons or other special occasions.

Features available

En-Suite rooms 99

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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

Features available

Nearby Attractions

Golf 20.0 km
Gyns 20.0 km
Polokwane Central 25.0 km
Airport 25.0 km

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

Activities Nearby
Bird Watching, Golf, Health & Fitness, Horse Riding, Walking, Hiking / Backpacking


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

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