Heia Safari Ranch is a three star game lodge, hotel and Conference centre, nestled below the Swartkop Mountain Range next to the Cradle of Humankind only thirty minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The charming Lodge is situated on a game farm that is set in the tranquil indigenous South African Bushveld.


The attractive Hotel complex and Conference Centre consists of thatched stone buildings that are surrounded by beautifully landscaped lawns. Enjoy free wi-fi throughout the complex and ample safe parking.


The Heia Safari Ranch restaurant is a picturesque venue for superb dining with windows that overlook the swimming pool and Lake Heritage. Our zebras use the swimming pool as their watering hole to the delight of the restaurant guests.  Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.


Lake Heritage, which is contained by one the largest hand built stone dams in South Africa, is a great place for bird watching, fishing, open water swimming and canoeing.


Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Blesbok, Impala and Springbok roam the hotel grounds freely along with our “Zonky” (Zebra+Donkey cross breed) and three black Springbok.




Please note that the rates quoted on this official Heia Safari Ranch web-site are current.  No rates quoted on any other web-site may be used to secure a booking.

Our History

How does someone who has no background in the hospitality industry have the foresight to see potential in a barren piece of veld? When Franz Richter originally came to South Africa he went to work in the mines, followed by a stint in the motor industry (he has been credited with bringing BMW to South …

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