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Millions of years ago on a dark night, when the empty earth slept quietly beneath unsettled stars, a single meteorite 10 kilometres wide punched the earth. Its fist bent the ground and would later become known as the biggest meteorite impact planet Earth would ever experience. The impact of the meteorite as devastating as it was, changed the geology of the area of impact.  Resulting in an area where rich fauna and flora flourish in open plains, wild flowers dress the bodies of proud mountains and the looping Vaal River plays with the animals who make the plain their home. This area has become a World Heritage Site, called the Vredefort Dome.

Tava Lingwe game lodge is situated on the cusp of the Vredefort Dome Heritage site and is itself a place of beauty and destiny. Before owning the lodge, Dries and Santie Visagie received a word from God about Tava Lingwe. The word was clear and confirmed several times, that one day they would own the 170-hectare farm and together with their family, they would turn this place of destiny in to a sanctuary and safe haven for Gods people. Years passed by, with the word remaining unfulfilled until its time. In June 2017, they visited the farm and in July 2017 they moved into their home at Tava Lingwe, destiny collided powerfully with life.

The original name of the game lodge was Jabulani, but Tava Lingwe was birthed from the scriptures and given to the Visagie family as the name for the lodge. The original word for Noah’s Ark is the Hebrew word Tava, which means a place of safety in the midst of suffering. With this at the heart of Tava Lingwe, guests and visitors from across South Africa and the globe, experience warmth, hospitality, peace and goodness during their stay at Tava Lingwe.





Willem Oppies Opperman


Baie lekker gewees,mense baie vriendelik,die kos is die beste net soos die game drive dankie Oom Dries vir lekker lag op game drives,ek love die plek baie

Jaun Vogel


Sal definitief aanbeveel vir enige reistipes. Jonk, oud, enkellopend, huweliksherdenkings, daai blaas-kansie-weg-van-die-wêreld.  Ons het vir ons huweliksherdenking in die HoneyMoon Chalet gewoon en wat ‘n ervaring. Baie dankie aan Dominique, Santie en Dries vir ‘n onvergeetlike tydjie en julle sien ons beslis binnekort weer en weer. (Edited) 

Johan Brits


Awesome place in the nature, game drive was also nice and staff very friendly. Will visit again.



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Awards Received 2018

Booking.com Hospitality Award Rating

In 2018 Tava Lingwe achieved a 9.3/10 rating for our facility and we proud so say that we will continue to strive to achieve excellence in all we do. Our aim is to provide our guest with the best possible experience and satisfaction while visiting our game lodge.

2018 Booking.com
Best Value