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Crocuta Game Lodge

Founder of Crocuta Game Lodge, Greg Barnard

In the heart of the Waterberg Area, amidst the rugged landscapes of Sterkrivier, Limpopo, lies a testament to one man’s unwavering passion for the bushveld. Meet Greg Barnard, a man whose journey from the tranquil plains of his childhood to the bustling streets of England and back again has shaped him into the visionary behind Crocuta Game Lodge.

Born and raised in Sterkrivier, Greg’s affinity for the wilderness was instilled in him from a young age. Following his schooling, he embarked on a transformative adventure to England, where he immersed himself in a myriad of experiences, each one adding a layer to his already profound connection with nature. It was during this time that he honed his skills in animal husbandry, gaining invaluable expertise in both cattle and game farming.

Driven by an innate desire to cultivate and nurture, Greg returned to his roots, to the sprawling expanse of his parents’ farm, Grootrivier. Here, against the backdrop of sweeping vistas and endless skies, he embarked on his next endeavour: breeding Golden Wildebeest and cultivating verdant fields of green mielies. With a blend of determination and dedication, both ventures flourished under his stewardship, setting the stage for his next chapter.

In late 2019, as the sun set on his father’s legacy, Greg seized the opportunity to carve out his own path. With unwavering resolve and a deep-rooted connection to the land, he acquired Crocuta Game Lodge, a sanctuary nestled within the very fabric of Sterkrivier. With a dedicated team by his side, he breathed new life into the lodge, infusing it with his passion for the bushveld and his commitment to conservation. For Greg, Crocuta Game Lodge is more than just a business venture; it’s a labour of love, a testament to his enduring bond with the land that raised him. As the lodge continues to thrive under his guidance, Greg’s vision for a sustainable and immersive safari experience is realised, one guest at a time. Join us as we embark on a journey through the untamed beauty of the bushveld, guided by the unwavering spirit of Greg Barnard and the legacy he continues to build at Crocuta Game Lodge.

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Embark on a journey through the untamed splendour of Crocuta Game Lodge. Engage in self-guided activities, including thrilling game drives, serene bird watching, and leisurely scenic off-road bicycle rides. Experience the adrenaline rush of hunting expeditions and the intimate charm of hikes. Explore, discover, and create unforgettable memories amidst the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa’s wilderness sanctuary.


Intimate wilderness exploration

Game Drives

Encounter wildlife on thrilling excursions


Adrenaline-fuelled pursuits in natural habitats


Explore Crocuta’s landscape by bicycle


Discover avian species in their natural habitat


Picturesque venue for unique events