Location: Nestled in the Omboroko Mountains near to the Waterberg Plateau, Okonjima is situated in a private reserve and is the home of the Africat Foundation.
Rooms: 8 thatched African-style chalets, and 1 luxury honeymoon suite: each unique African-style chalet is completely secluded & private, and has been designed with a combination of earthy orange clay walls, khaki-green canvas and thatched roofs.
Facilities: A camelthorn pod-shaped lapa houses a lounge with fireplace, dining area and curio shop. A central campfire area overlooks a waterhole, and a swimming pool is located to one side.
Activities: Cheetah tracking on foot, visiting the orphaned cats at the Africat Foundation, leopard trails, guided & self-guided nature trails, nocturnal & bird hides .
Children: Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
Our Opinion: Okonjima is a rehabilitation centre for large carnivores such as lion, cheetah and leopard and you will be able to witness the Africat Foundation at work. Okonjima is renowned for the excellent opportunities for viewing and photographing these big cats at close quarters and a visit here serves as a fascinating education about their lives and the Foundation’s conservation and rehabilitation practices.
Numerous walking trails cross the property and your guide will give you an excellent insight into the natural splendour of the area. You can also head up into the hills to the porcupine caves or out into the veld on one of the Bushman Trails which is a highly informative walk and talk about the lives of the Bushmen, their tools, their trapping methods and their threatened way of life.