• 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

  • 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

    Lichenry Bush Lodge

  • 10/10 Affair

    My husband and I booked a weekend to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Our experience was hands down, a 10/10 affair. There was nothing that disappointed us: from the tastefully furnished accommodation to the warmth of every staff member we encountered - Patrick, Richard, Hellen, Doubt snd Skumbuzo are all gems! The meals were sumptuous, the game drive and romantic picnic a real treat and the candle-lit dinner with... Read this review

    Jock.and Paulette

  • We had a terrific time at Lichenry Bush Lodge. The accommodation is stunning and comfortable with all the amenities you need. The water pressure is fantastic, the food delicious and the game drives are so much fun! We would highly recommend a stay to anyone. We can't wait to return!

    Leigh and Dusty

  • Truly Relaxing!

    We spent a weekend with our family at Lichenry Lodge. What a truly wonderful, relaxing experience this was. Every attention to detail was taken to ensure we enjoy our time there - from the accommodation, absolutely delicious food and scenic game drives. Can’t wait to return one day!

    Tanya & Nelius