• A Unique African Bush Experience
    A Unique African Bush Experience

    Serenity, Luxury & Adventure

  • Natures Paradise

    Experience the untamed beauty of Africa

  • Experience the Best of The Bushveld
  • A Distinctly African Safari Destination
  • Nature's Masterpiece

    An Extravagant Oasis amidst the Unspoiled Wilderness of the Waterberg

Welcome to Lichenry Bush Lodge

Our authentically inspired lodge is a luxury, fully catered or self-catering escape for guests looking to experience the solitude of the majestic Waterberg Region.

The 5-Star graded Lichenry Lodge at Nooitverwacht, located two hours from Johannesburg, is situated adjacent to the 1200-hectare Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve in the Waterberg area.

The 1200-ha reserve has magnificent views of the Waterberg and plays host to an abundance of birdlife (ideal for birdwatchers), exotic game including Bush Buck, Golden Wildebeest, Giraffes' and Elands as well as most of the plains game species for game viewing.

The name ‘Nooitverwacht’ means ‘never expected’. True to its’ name, ‘Nooitverwacht’ is a haven of exceptional and unexpected African beauty, and home to incredible wildlife and history.

The exquisite beauty of wide-open savannahs, abundant wildlife, and spectacular vistas mark this as a truly majestic wilderness destination.

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The perfect sanctuary from which to absorb the sights and sounds of the African Bush

Guest Reviews

  • Excellent weekend enjoyed with my husband Joseph Moleko 21-24/03/2024. Refreshing tranquil environment. Friendly staff. Hope to come back.

    Christina Moleko, April 2024

  • Exceptional Destination

    I recently had the pleasure of experiencing Lichenry Bush Lodge, and it's truly an exceptional destination to share with loved ones. The service provided was exemplary, deserving of a full 5-star rating. The staff's attentiveness, the picturesque location, and the delightful culinary offerings come highly recommended. If you're in search of the perfect retreat, look no further than Lichenry Bush Lodge

    Ilze Roos, April 2024

  • Amazing Experience

    Dear Lichenry Bush Lodge What an amazing experience. The staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful. The food was delicious and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this lodge to others. Thank you.

    Stephan Swanepoel, April 2024

  • Toyota Financial Services' year-end function

    I recently had the pleasure of organizing Toyota Financial Services' year-end function at Lichenry Lodge, and it was an absolute delight from start to finish. The booking process was incredibly smooth, thanks to their efficient team, making all arrangements hassle-free. The accommodation surpassed all expectations, offering comfortable and well-appointed rooms that provided a serene escape. The staff's warmth and friendliness added a personal touch to the entire experience, ensuring... Read this review

    Annchen Bezuidenhout - Toyota Financial Services

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