Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa Est. 2010

Groblersbrug, Limpopo, South Africa

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Escape your busy life for a while and enter a world of luxury conveniently located four hours from Johannesburg.
Our venues, which are magnificently decorated, are each unique in their own way, making your wedding a ‘one of a kind’ event. Our expert function coordinator will help you plan every detail of your special day and advise you along the way.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Church / Chapel / Temple
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
River
Style
Elegant
Glamorous
Modern
Romantic
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

From grand receptions to the intimacy of family affairs, Palala Boutique Game Lodge’s attention to detail and precise planning will make this day stress-free and most enjoyable. Our venues, which are magnificently decorated, are each unique in their own way, making your wedding a ‘one of a kind’ event. Our expert function coordinator will help you plan every detail of your special day and advise you along the way.

Wedding couples will favour the complimentary honeymoon suite which boasts a private lounge, guest toilet and 180 degree bush views.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $100

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
140
Buffet
140
Standing
140
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2010
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations

The suites at Palala Boutique Game Lodge are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence, each designed with the ultimate in luxury and comfort in mind. These air conditioned suites offer queen or king size beds covered with imported linen. Elaborate solid wooden furniture and large spacious bathrooms with all the mod cons such as international shaver plugs, hairdryers and customised designer amenities. The unique African photography adorning the walls encapsulates the fusion of elements that can be seen everywhere at this exclusive boutique game lodge.

Customised in room services such as a unique specialised room turndowns in the evenings or treats such as a bath menu can be arranged for a romantic evening. A selection of pillows and sleep inducing products can be ordered from the pillow menu.

Sleeps 76 guests

Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Escape your busy life for a while and enter a world of luxury conveniently located only four hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Relax on the deck next to the pool sipping a cocktail whilst taking in the breath-taking view of an African sunset. During winter, opt to unwind in the lounge area in front of a warm and toasty fireplace with a glass of red wine and a good book to keep you company.

The distinctive dining experience of every meal further enhances Palala’s uniqueness – award-winning and highly skilled chefs lead guests on a culinary journey. Entice the senses with the wide selection of wine and champagne or choose to unwind with a cigar from their renowned collection.

Design:
Indulge in a rich and luxurious African safari experience entrenched into the DNA of this unique lodge that is so unmistakably 5-star. The African inspiration, seen in the variety of textures, intricate carvings and natural elements is combined with classical décor pieces to create a unique visual feast.
Standout Venue Features:

A kaleidoscope of activities promises to keep you occupied during your visit – whether its relaxation or fun-filled action you are seeking.

Should relaxation be on your menu, the picturesque setting of the lodge and the unique indulgence on offer will complete the picture. Lounge at the infinity pool with a refreshing cocktail while savouring the ambiance of the African bushveld with the roar of lions or the call of the fish eagle to complete the experience.

Our young guests will be spoilt for choice in the children’s entertainment center that offers an indoor and outdoor area. The entertainment center is fitted with televisions, PlayStation, DVD player, colouring in stations, board games, trampoline and table tennis.

The Lodge is situated in a Malaria free zone, making all outdoor activities safe for adults and children alike.

Extra Perks:
Tree of life ballroom: Its crystal chandeliers, mirrors on the ceiling and breath-taking views of the bush make it the perfect backdrop to any function. Elegantly decorated in a neutral palette the allows for the venue to suit possible any colour scheme and theme you decide on. The retractable doors open up to merge with the terrace, allowing for more creativity in terms of space and function options. Our capacity in the Tree of Life Ballroom for a sit-down dinner is 80 guests and a further 60 guests can be accommodated on our terrace.

The Terrace: The wide veranda, adjacent the Tree of Life Ballroom, creates a unique and breath-taking entertainment area. The spectacular, colourful allure of the sunset over the waterway brings guests together on the deck and is ideal for amazing photographic opportunities. The thrill of watching the hippos graze and the various game species drinking at the large waterhole, facing the lodge, makes this an unforgettable experience.

The Island: The Island brings a unique and interesting element to the diversity Palala has to offer. The island lends itself as the perfect back-drop to breath-taking photo opportunities, romantic picnics, team-building events, wedding guests enjoying their canapes, and so much more. The options are numerous and all you need is your imagination to complete the setting.


Oom Dup se Witgatwortel Lapa: For a more relaxed and casual event, enjoy a true African dining experience in our Lapa setting. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, diners will enjoy the diverse and tasteful cuisine complemented by authentic traditional flare such as potjies, braai’s and wood oven pizzas. This venue can be reserved for a group booking ensuring exclusivity as it boasts a well-stocked bar, separate catering capability with kitchen and its own bathroom facilities.

Celebration Locations
Tree of Life Ballroom:
Elegantly decorated in a neutral palette the allows for the venue to suit possible any colour scheme and theme you decide on. The retractable doors open up to merge with the terrace, allowing for more creativity in terms of space and function options.
- View: Its crystal chandeliers, mirrors on the ceiling and breath-taking views of the bush make it the perfect backdrop to any function.
- Max Capacity: 80 inside, 60 on terrace
The Island:
The island brings a unique and interesting element to the diversity Palala has to offer. The island lends itself as the perfect back-drop to breath-taking photo opportunities, romantic picnics, team-building events, wedding guests enjoying their canapes, and so much more. The options are numerous and all you need is your imagination to complete the setting.
- View: The Lodge, Waterway, African bush
- Max Capacity: 160
Oom Dup se Witgatwortel Lapa:
For a more relaxed and casual event, enjoy a true African dining experience in our Lapa setting. Diners will enjoy the diverse and tasteful cuisine complemented by authentic traditional flare such as potjies, braai’s and wood oven pizzas. This venue can be reserved for a group booking ensuring exclusivity as it boasts a well-stocked bar, separate catering capability with kitchen and its own bathroom facilities.
- View: Starry skies, firelight
- Max Capacity: 80
The Chapel:
The Chapel with its high ceilings and large windows is bound to captivate, charm and fascinate all who enter it. The solid ornate wooden doors, detailed décor, dark wooden exposed trusses and the calming atmosphere make this chapel the perfect place to begin the first day of the rest of your life.
- View: The large baobab tree framed at the front of the chapel. The chapel will make for stunning photographs and unforgettable memories of both wedding guests and bridal couples alike.
- Max Capacity: 160
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The Matoppie Restaurant with high wingback chairs and large tables create a relaxed private dining space under a unique abstract Matoppie tree. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes inspired by truly South African ingredients and perfected by our passionate and award winning chefs. Offered on the evening set menu, guests will find favourites such as our Chef’s own combination of succulent beef infused with a variety of Indian spices; a macadamia and mushroom stuffed chicken breast wrapped with smoked bacon and drizzled with a whiskey and onion sauce; a selection of lamb cutlets crusted in a Dukka of sweet spicy seasoning and so much more. New and exciting additions are constantly introduced to allow our guests to indulge in a culinary experience of note.
Bars & Lounges:

The lounge area with flat screen televisions, bar, two fireplaces, and complimentary WIFI access is the ideal setting to sit by the fire and enjoy your latest novel and a prize winning glass of local wine. Alternatively guests can simply choose to relax and reflect on the day’s activities while getting lost in the breathtaking surroundings of the waterway and the abundance of bird life on display. The coffee tables boast an impressive array of books of interest on local fauna and flora and a variety of board games are available on request.

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