Unique Bushveld Experience

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Price: From R 4740 per room, DBB, Sundowner Safari and Elephant Feeding
Location: Oudtshoorn

Unique, understated elegance in luxury, air-conditioned tented accommodation. With the Swartberg Mountains as backdrop and a magnificent waterhole at your doorstep, this is the closest you’ll get to the wild of the Klein Karoo and true African accommodation.


The Lodge offers you an escape to something spectacular. Experience an array of wildlife including Elephants, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo and over 200 bird species.


Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Feeding & Walking Experiences are also on offer.


The A la Carte Restaurant offers some of the best local cuisine in the area. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks & sundowners on the surrounding deck overlooking the expansive waterhole from where you might see some game species.


Nearby attractions include the culture-rich town of Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Mountain Nature Reserve, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Wine Farm and the Gamaskloof Valley (also known as “Die Hell”).


Overnight guests staying on the reserve have access to the swimming pool, situated on the edge of the waterhole – an amazing place to relax and enjoy a nice swim whilst having the wildlife close to you. Towels and drinking water are available at the pool bar.


Luxury Tented Accommodation:


Enjoy the privacy & tranquillity of one of the 29 free-standing luxury tents.


Simply and stylishly decorated, they not only offer a true Bushveld experience, but real comforts of luxury accommodation.


All Tents are equipped with:


King or Twin beds on request

Full en-suite bathroom

Private outdoor hot water shower


Digital safe

Mini bar



Tea and coffee facilities

Complimentary WiFi


There are 4 Family Units available which include a spacious main room (King Size bed) and a children’s room with a shared en-suite bathroom separating the rooms. These units can accommodate a family of up to 5 people. True Karoo fynbos and Bushveld surrounds these tents and provide an elevated view of the surroundings and are near to the waterhole.


Bush Safari Experience (included):


During game drives with your highly qualified and knowledgeable Ranger, you can expect to experience true Karoo vegetation from open 4x4 game viewing vehicles.


A wide range of animals include Hippo, Elephant, Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Buffalo, Rhino, Springbok and much more.


Game drives last 2 hours on average. Mid-way through your Safari, as the sun is about to set over the Karoo, you'll stop over at a magnificent lookout point with refreshments and snacks included.



Elephant Feeding Experience (included):


While feeding 3 Elephants you get to experience them up close and personally. You will find they may be huge, but are as gentle as can be.


Guests may feed them, touch them and take photos with them while skilled Elephant guides share their knowledge of these gentle giants with you.


Afterwards, you may even be rewarded with an Elephant hug as a special goodbye.


These African Elephants are orphans from the Kruger National Park. Their parents were poached and the reserve is fortunate that they have ended up in their care.


Elephants are very affectionate and caring animals. You will immediately experience this when you get to meet these. Guides are more than happy to answer as many questions as you like.


Other Activities on Offer (at an additional charge):


Elephant Walking

Meerkat Safaris (children under 8 years not permitted)

Guided tours to the Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Wildlife Ranch, Wine Tasting

Morning Bush Safari

Specialised Itineraries arranged for Day Visitors according to your requirements and travel schedule

Wedding venue

Conferencing facilities for up to 100 delegates


The Spa:


Guests are able to book a treatment at the onsite spa. Allow yourself the utmost relaxation during your stay. Offering a variety of treatments, massages and facials.


The African Inspired Spa menu is available upon request.


Rates Include:


Accommodation in a luxury tent for 2 adults

Breakfast & Dinner (lunch for own account)

Sundowner bush Safari in an open 4x4 vehicle with experienced Ranger (drinks and snacks included) for 2 guests

Elephant Feeding experience for 2 guests

Rates are charged per night based on 2 adults sharing


Child Policy:


Children of all ages are welcome.

Children aged 0 – 3 stay free of charge (cots available)

Children aged 4 – 12 pay 50% of the adult rate and will be accommodated on their own single bed

Children under 8 years are unfortunately not permitted on the Meerkat Safari

Listing TypeSafari Lodges
# of Single Bedrooms 0
# of Double Bedrooms29
Bathrooms 29
En Suite29
Wheelchair FriendlyYes
Sea ViewNo
Mountain ViewYes
City ViewNo
Off Street Parking40 cars
Garage Parking0 cars
Swimming PoolYes
Entertainment AreaYes