Located in the beautiful Waterberg Biosphere, Summerplace Game Reserve is primed to help you relax and reconnect with friends, family, nature and yourself.
Tranquil bushveld accommodation
Where serenity is uninterrupted
Summerplace Game Reserve is a 3500-hectare place of natural tranquility where elegant accommodation and outdoor activities are integrated into the bushveld to deliver engaging experiences and lasting memories.
Exemplifying Timeless Hospitality and Genuine Warmth
With an enduring connection to this cherished land spanning over six decades, the Baber family has dedicated themselves to preserving this captivating haven of bushveld paradise with unwavering purpose and boundless passion. David and Simone stand as your esteemed hosts, while their children, Ben, Josh, and Lilian, wholeheartedly commit themselves to infusing your experience with their vibrant energy and profound wisdom.
Activities & Dining
Embrace our great outdoors
We have a range of outdoor activities designed to develop a deeper connection with Summerplace Game Reserve and its flora, fauna and fresh air. Mountain biking, trail-running, hiking, bush walks, tennis, beach volleyball and game drives. There’s plenty to do!
Rated among the best trails in South
Africa, Summerplace Game Reserve
is a premier mountain biking
destination with trails to suit
There’s no shortage of interesting routes to tackle. Ranging from gradual and firm to steep and rocky, Summerplace Game Reserve is a trail-running/hiking/biking nirvana.Read More
Whether it’s a serious contest or a
social game, our tennis court is
of the highest standard. There’s
also a practice wall if you need to hit a ball on your own.
Always a fun way to spend time
with active friends, our beach
volleyball court is located on the
lawn in the central activities
You can order delicious
home-cooked meals in advance
from our kitchen to make
your Summerplace Game Reserve
escape even more relaxing.
Book a game drive and see
our range of wildlife, including
rare antelope, giraffe,
zebra, giant aloe forests,
Waterberg vistas and sunset views.
Explore over 100km of trails
Bushveld Riding for All Mountain Bikers
Summerplace is a premier MTB destination, with engaging trails and routes to suit all levels.
Home away from home and more!
The cottage we stayed in was most definitely home away from home. Awesome and challenging mountain biking trails. The sounds of nature, gave us a weekend where we could rejuvenate and reste. We will definitely be returning soon.
Exceptional MTB experience in the Waterberg.
Fantastic few days stay at Summerplace riding their MTB trails. We rented really good quality well maintained full suss bikes from David and Simone and had a great time riding – lots of variety ranging from lovely easy beginner routes right up to gap jumps and tricky descents. Accommodation was great as was the food, and we really enjoyed David and Simone’s company – the history and ongoing development of the farm is amazing. Highly recommend visiting – it’s very likely we will visit again next time we are in SA !
This is a fabulous place for mountain biking and walking in a peaceful, beautiful, tranquil setting. Very helpful host who cooks meals if required although the self catering facilities are excellent. We loved staying there and wish our stay had been longer.
Magnifique 👌like the location the rooms nd ohh the family Eliz-Mari n the mum very friendly it was like we r home away from home peaceful m definitely going there feb for valentines.
The space is so relaxing
Birthday weekend getaway
Our family of 6 all met up at Summerplace Game Reserve to celebrate a birthday. We stayed at Yorks View which was amazing. It was the perfect place to just “chill” and unwind after a very chaotic Christmas break ….. and best of all, our furbabies were able to come with. The night sky was just spectacular – something we never see in Johannesburg. A wonderful place to get away from “it all”…maybe next time we will bring our bikes and be a little more active.
Beautiful accommodations and great riding
Our time spent mountain biking at Summer Place was fantastic! The trails were fun, the herds of antelope were amazing, the accommodations excellent, and the guides were top notch. We had so much fun exploring the reserve on two wheels and learning all about the animals and their care. We have highly recommend this experience to all our mountain biking friends back home in the US.
The place is exactly like you see on the pictures. Very beautiful and elegant, great value for money. Too perfect, from the furniture to the cutlery, the scenery 😍 loved everything about this place. We’ll definitely be visiting again.
Summerplace Campsite stay
Excellent and beautiful! Camping site is neat and clean and very nice to use. We will go back! And when you visit the farm, please go to the viewing point on the mountain. What a view!!! And dont forget your mountain bike! Nice trails!!
Summerplace Farm stay
Summerplace Farm stay is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. The rooms are stylish, modern and well equipped. Dave and Simone are amazing hosts and always extremely helpful. The nature trails are world class and a joy to ride and explore.
Wildlife & Nature is at the forefront of what we do
Summerplace is nestled in a stunning natural setting and is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the surrounding ecology.