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How nice would it be? A 5-star lodge  at 12 hours travel distancevan Brussels with an all-in daily price for accommodation, catering and guidance? At Vaalkrans it is possible.

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TheVaalkrans Game Lodge is located on a 200-hectare fenced area. It is a beautiful stretch of Free State woodland with an amazing flora and fauna population. Lions, giraffes, springboks and many other animal species live here among the many ponds on the property. 

The'pale wreath' shows itself beautifully at sunrise and guarantees many unforgettable walks and safari trips.


I am very much looking forward to your arrival!

Hans van Gulik 

owner Vaalkrans Gamelodge 

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Vaalkrans Game Lodge Heilbron offers nature lovers from all over the world the opportunity to come and relax. We also offer (photo) safaris on foot or with our Land Rover.

About our location

The beautiful main building has four rooms, one of which is a bridal suite. During your stay in this spacious, relaxing accommodation you will forget all your worries.


With a large living room, kitchen, meeting room, bar and various terraces, you stay here in pure 'Out of Africa' style. Enjoy your stay in South Africa to the fullest.


You can cool off in Vaalkrans's swimming pool, which is located near the main building and has a view of the game reserve. Enjoy wildlife from the pool. Can it be better?

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Hans van Gulik

A man with a heart of gold and a real pleasure to go out with. He is the perfect mix of fun and knowledge. When his great love Corrie passed away in 2017, Hans' dream grew to find his own place in South Africa. In 2022 he found this dream place by accident. He sold his house in Den Bosch and bought the beautiful game lodge Vaalkrans in his beloved South Africa. Hans comes to the black continent for decades and knows the customs and sights like the back of his hand. In addition to being an ideal host, also an ideal tour guide.

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What our customers say...

The room was very clean and had all the necessities. We really enjoyed our stay and the overall experience was one for the books. From check-in to check-out, I have nothing negative to say. The lodge house is spacious, well designed with quality materials and finishes. The place is ideal for a romantic getaway or for a large group. From lazy morning walks, game drive, chilling by the pool, late night braai to star gazing. For each his own. Photos don't do this place justice. This place is excellent! We would stay here again, easily!

Thandi (September 2022)

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If happiness is the goal, and it should be, then adventures should be a priority...

Richard Branson

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What is possible at


  • Holiday spot for a short or longer period of time

  • Overnight braai on the pool terrace

  • Camping pitches for caravan, mobile home or tent

  • Wedding venue with bridal suite

  • Meeting room for meetings or parties

  • Photo Safaris (Day&Night)

  • Exhibition Gallery 

  • Breeding program and wildlife observation

  • Shooting courses

  • Hunting, Bow Hunting, and Fishing

  • Small game and big game hunting

  • Jeep safaris

  • Botanical walking route

  • Much more...

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With Air Belgium you fly directly from Brussels to Johannesburg. Air Belgium also takes vhourly weapons and ammunition intended for hunting or sport, but only accept them as registered luggage. The weapons must of course not be loaded - with the safety catch activated - and must be properly packed. The transport of ammunition is subject to OACI and IATA regulations, which stipulate, among other things, that the ammunition may not be packed together with the firearms. It must be sent by e-mail to Air Belgium at least 7 days before departure and costs 100 EUR/journey.

A night return flight with Air Belgium costs about €1,000

You can book throughthis link

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