5-Star Luxury Private Game Lodge

Web Ref #: 196
Price: From R 3450 to R 3950 pppn Fully Inclusive
Location: Grahamstown

This luxury lodge sleeps 20 people in 10 secluded stone and thatch suites.

Each air-conditioned suite has a viewing deck where guests are treated to spectacular views, its own private plunge pool, a fully-stocked bar fridge and free wireless internet access.


From gourmet dining in private or at one of the outdoor or indoor dining areas or just relaxing by the pool or on one of the terraces, you can expect only the very best in service and hospitality from your stay.


Experienced rangers maximise every opportunity to ensure exceptional viewing during your game drives on this established 20 000 acre game reserve in the Eastern Cape. Excellent sightings of lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope are enjoyed on game drives across the open plains of the reserve.


The Main Lodge:


Constructed in stone and thatch which blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. It overlooks a large water hole popular with hippo, giraffe, elephant and countless other game.


The lounge and dining areas have been constructed to give the best possible aspect of unspoilt bush. Large terraces stretch over the waterhole and provide a magnificent viewing deck. The terrace also extends into a small island creating an enchanting outdoor dining area.


Above the lounge is a library which overlooks the waterhole. This room provides a quiet place to curl up with your favourite book or watch your favourite sporting event which you can view on the flat screen plasma TV. The main lodge and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi internet access to guests.


A large wine cellar offers a range of premier wines, selected by specialist wine cellar management.


Relax and enjoy a swim in the rim-flow pool adjacent to the waterhole where the hippos wallow, or just enjoy sun, cocktails and glorious views on the large pool terrace.


The immediate camp area is secured by discreet electric fencing to ensure safety of guests and to deter elephants from destroying the trees. Being uniquely protected in this manner, guests can take advantage of the opportunity to walk freely around the camp and enjoy the flora and birdlife.


The Lodge is situated just over one hour from Port Elizabeth airport.




Guests can expect an exceptional level of comfort and luxury during their stay.


The 10 exclusive suites have been built to provide every amenity. Attention to detail ensures levels of sumptuous opulence.


Built of stone and thatch, the suites are situated in secluded settings ensuring total privacy and a real sense of space. The suites are connected to the main lodge by walkways which wind through the natural bush.


Each suite provides:


·         Spectacular views from the lounge and bedroom of each 70 sqm suite

·         Glass sliding doors open on 2 sides making rooms part of the surrounding bush

·         Outdoor shower

·         Radio, CD player, iPod docking system

·         Private plunge pools situated on secluded decks

·         Complimentary mini bar

·         International direct dial telephone

·         Private mini safe

·         Complimentary wireless internet access

·         24 Hour room service

·         Tea and coffee facilities

·         Hair dryer

·         Air conditioning

·         Underfloor heating throughout

·         Bathrooms with his and hers vanities as well as shower and bath

·         International plug adaptors


Food and Wine


5-Star cuisine and impeccable personal service.


The inventive and talented Executive Chef’s cuisine epitomizes sophisticated contemporary South Africa cuisine. The excellence of the cuisine and the superb wine list will make your dining experience one to be long remembered


Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room, in the privacy of your own suite, or at one of the specially designed outdoor areas. Personal and flexible service ensures your dining experience is perfectly suited to satisfy your individual tastes.


The wine list is especially selected by the expert wine cellar managers and a choice is offered, white and sparkling South African house wines. For the connoisseur, a further selection of rare and fine premier wines and imported French champagne is also available.


A selection of Cuban cigars is on offer from the humidor.


Game Drives:


Experienced rangers maximize every opportunity to ensure exceptional viewing during your game drive on this established 20 000 acre Big Five reserve in the malaria free Eastern Cape. Excellent sightings of lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope are enjoyed on game drives across the open plains of the reserve.


Large herds of plains game, including eland, gemsbok, springbok, wildebeest and zebra among others, are enjoyed on this reserve which boasts diverse vegetation including 5 biomes, savanna grassland, valley bushveld, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland.


Game viewing is carried out during the morning and evening when you are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle. If you have a particular interest, please mention it to your ranger who will be happy to merge your plans with those of the group.


The game drives take between three and four hours, with a sundowner stop at sunset and a coffee stop in the mornings. It is advisable to bring warm clothing along, even in summer.


Regret no children less than 8 years of age. Children aged 8 to 14 years, sharing with their parents, are charged 50% of the tariff with a maximum of one child per suite.


Rates include accommodation, all meals, tea and coffee, soft drinks, house wines, local beers and spirits, safari activities, refreshments on game drives and internet usage.

Listing TypeSafari Lodges
# of Single Bedrooms 0
# of Double Bedrooms10
Bathrooms 10
En Suite10
Wheelchair FriendlyNo
Sea ViewNo
Mountain ViewYes
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking15 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes