Location: Great Karoo
Price: From $367.50 pp / night
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Ratelfontein Private Game Reserve is a hunting retreat located in the Great Karoo, with panoramic views of the great escarpment. Ratelfontien lies within the sleepy sheep farming town of Richmond. Founded in 1843, it is one of the highest points in the Great Karoo. A semi-arid area, the Great Karroo sustains some unique and exotic plains game. 
Ratelfontein Game Lodge

Ratelfontein Game Lodge

About Ratelfontein Private Game Reserve

Set in the magnificent and enchanting karoo region, Ratelfontein is wild country, nestled in an ancient ravine and surrounded by sparse and arid bushveld that is signature to the area. The Great Karoo is the most sparsely populated area of the country, it is a harsh and unforgettable landscape. Ratelfontein extends over 38,000 acres, and is home to more than 2,000 head of indigenous and exotic plains game. A serene hunting reserve, Ratelfontein believes in the preservation of wildlife and the protection of endangered species, through the practice of sustainable hunting.

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Ratelfontein Karoo landscape

Ratelfontein Private Game Reserve Accommodation:

Set in a picturesque ravine, Ratelfontein’s luxurious lodges are a perfect combination of opulence and natural wonder, where finer finishes blend with rustic charms. Each 4 star luxury lodge sleeps 12 comfortably, and the magnificent night sky can be observed from your private deck, with a roaring log fire in the background. Boasting traditional Karoo hospitality, Ratelfontein offers gourmet cuisine of freshly sourced local produce, paired with fine wines to tantalize the pallet.

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Ratelfontein Suite

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Ratelfontein Suite

Ratelfontein Private Game Reserve Activities:

Ratelfontein is dedicated to the preservation of its vast ecosystem, rich with exotic flora and fauna. Practicing sustainable hunting, Ratelfontein is an eco tourism destination. Guests will enjoy the services of a professional hunter daily, other activities on the reserve include:

  • Guided bush walks
  • Horseback safaris
  • Cultural Tours
  • Fossil Sites
  • Daily Game Drives
  • Breakfast in the Veld
  • Pigeon clay shooting


Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and also offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Ratelfontein Karoo Road

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Ratelfontein Main House