Ai Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge
We are dramatically set against imposing granite boulders in the foothills of the Erongo Mountain range. Steeped in history these ancient rock formations are the eroded remains of a volcanic complex about 130 million years old. Famous for its countless rock painting sites Ai-Aiba is a mystical exploration of nature.
Admire the magic of the breathtaking landscape, gently touched by the mystic colours of the setting sun with a choice of walking trails or sundowner tours.
Ai Aiba Lodge forms part of the 200 000 hectare Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy. This pristine wilderness area straddles the Erongo Mountains: a natural reserve within a vast volcanic crater complex, which boasts unparalleled biodiversity. At Ai Aiba Lodge, we like to encourage our guests to relax and take the time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Erongo Mountains and the Bushveld. It is a perfect place to spend the day by the pool with a good book, or if the energy of the granite mountains inspires you, to take a walk or drive with one of our experienced guides through the mountains.
Towering boulders form the backdrop to the mountain facing chalets with views that incorporate the rugged landscape.
10 African inspired private chalets made up of 20 rooms provide comfortable accommodation that optimises the unique setting. Large windows frame the rocky outcrops and bush Savannah with its incredible display of endemic trees such as the Purple-Pod Terminalia. Sleep with your curtains open and wake up to see the pink and blue hues of the African morning sky colour the landscape.
Each air-conditioned room has a small lounge with a tea and coffee station and an electronic safe for valuables. The big bathrooms comprise of a walk-in shower and separate toilet. A small shaded verandah with a table and chairs provide the perfect spot to relax, listen to the bird calls and be at one with nature.
Airport Game Lodge
This secluded lodge combines the solitude of the African Bush with the luxury and convenience of modern-day living. Airport Game Lodge started operating in 1995 with four rooms on a 3 hectare plot of agricultural land which is today a 9.9 hectare estate with 27 guest rooms in 4 categories and an air-conditioned conference venue, situated a mere 10km north of Johannesburg's International Airport - the O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Relax at our lovely swimming pool area. Braai/Barbecue facilities are also available. We offer a self-catering kitchen and dining room area, in which you may prepare your meals. We provide a small safe in each of the rooms, so that you can relax knowing your belongings are safely locked away.
On our estate the wild is mild and the game is not tame but used to people. Guests can hand feed the animals. Just put the animal feed on your hand and watch how they come towards you. Sit back, relax and enjoy a range of different birds which visit our establishment.
Our friendly and helpful team at the reception is there to assist you with all your requirements.
Bicycle rental is available for those who wish to go out and explore the off-site bicycle trails (additional charges apply).
Be it Yoga or Fitness; it is in the fresh open air amongst trees and with the wild animals in front of you, at your pace.
Welcome to our lodge next to the lighthouse on the North coast of Zanzibar. Only 50 meters from the beach and a 15 to 20 minute barefoot walk to the bar and restaurant strip of Nungwi (or 5 minutes with our tuktuk).
Aluna Nungwi offers comfortable holiday accommodation, 2 pools, the tropical garden and lovely sea views from your balcony or the makuti-roofed upstairs lounge. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace & bar. Connect with other guests at bonfire dinners and grilled fish buffets.
Zanzibar is one of Tanzania’s top destinations, a tropical island in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by incredible beaches rated among the finest in the world and famously known as Spice Island. Zanzibar offers many activities which can be booked with us!
Escape to this unique, untouched natural wonder where you can take in the breathtaking blue skies, transparent-turquoise ocean, complimented by a backdrop of beautiful vegetation featuring some of Africa’s rarest fauna and flora species. An eco-lodge in the truest sense; Azulik only engages in fair trade with the local community and endeavours to protect all the unique vegetation and animals located on the lodge.
With Azulik lodge you really can embrace the best of both worlds; a tropical beach holiday combined with a wildlife experience.
Spend your days relaxing while indulging in the legendary local cuisine with refreshments and snacks to match. For the more adventurous, there are a range of activities offered around Azulik, making your stay unforgettable.
Azulik lodge offers exclusively decorated and contemporary designed tented lodgings with original charming Mozambican architecture. The lodge has four luxury semi rigid thatched tents each with an en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower. The bungalows have a private viewing platform, with a hammock to make the most of the astonishing views. All rooms are equipped with a queen size bed with a mosquito net, fan, tea and coffee facilities, mineral water, hairdryer, mosquito repellent and the necessary bathroom amenities.
Our lodge is ideally suited for groups of friends, or family of up to eight people who are after a relaxed bush and beach experience and offer extreme privacy for the most discerning guest. Azulik Lodge is an exclusive lodge and you will therefore have the entire lodge to yourselves.
The main building has an open plan lounge, dining and bar area with a balcony overlooking the Bazaruto islands. It has a real indoor – outdoor feel, scattered with hammocks, hang beds and sunken seating surrounding the cool rim flow pool. The lodge is the epitome of style and luxury with its own unique décor.
As we are completely solar powered you can be rest assured that your holiday will be kind to the environment.
Activities in the Area
Activities are centred around the beautiful beaches and the wildlife Sanctuary. Beaches are accessed via game viewing vehicle and are ideal for kite surfing (equipment not provided) and swimming. On route to the beach you may encounter wildlife that might inspire you to take in a sundown game drive or bush walk a little later. Snorkel and dive the magnificent colourful reefs in the surrounding area that are home to unique species of small and large sea creatures. Alternatively, island hopping, deep-sea fishing or a dhow excursion can be arranged. For that extra special experience, hop onto a helicopter and view an explosion of turquoise from above.
The neighbouring islands include Bangwe, Magaruque and Linene Island. Cowrie point is renowned for its beautiful shells, balmy waters and dolphins can often be spotted around the area. 2-mile reef offers superb snorkeling and diving opportunities. 6-mile reef is famous with experienced divers where certain times of the year whale sharks can be spotted. Further afar is Benguerra, Bazaruto, Paradise and Pansy Island. A nature conservation fee is charged on most islands, which is not included in the daily rate.
Bayete Guest Lodge
Your comfortable and affordable accommodation in Victoria Falls. It is the flag ship and first lodge in the Bayete Collection. This family run lodge is situated in a residential area and offers 30 guest rooms set in a lush tropical garden, with the large teardrop swimming pool in the centre which is hugged by the Caldecott Dining Boma and the Ingwezi Tavern.
The Tavern is steeped in history and character and central to the communal area where guests are welcomed to gather, have refreshments and socialise.
Guest accommodation ranges from twin / double or triple deluxe rooms, executive rooms with inter-leading doors that can bee converted into suites if travelling with the family or friends, to a family cottage and a honeymooon suite.
The room rates include a Full English breakfast, which is served in the Caldecott Boma every morning. Delicious home-cooked lunch and dinner options are also available on request, and should be pre-ordered on the day.
We are a quiet oasis far removed from the hustle and bustle of the town, and offer a tranquil and comfortable escape for both work and pleasure orientated travellers. The lodge offers to guests a fast fibre-optic wi-fi connection free of charge, covering all rooms and lodge areas.
Bayete Guest Lodge management are also able to book all of your Victoria Falls transfers and activities, such as the helicopter flights, Tour of the Falls, sunset cruises and various other sightseeing, game-viewing and / or adrenaline activities.
Belvedere-on-River Guest House
A place with a beautiful view, where old charm meets nature. Overlooking the Kruger National Park, Belvedere-on-River guesthouse in Malelane is situated on the southern bank of the meandering Crocodile River with stunning views and regular big five sightings. All luxurious air-conditioned rooms are equipped with modern conveniences.
Enjoy a rich breakfast buffet as well as national wines and relax in the refreshing swimming pool located in a tropical garden or in the on-site bar.
Malelane is situated on the N4 in the middle of the Wild Frontier within the Maputo corridor and close to the casinos of Swaziland, the Mozambique and Swaziland borders are only 35 - 60 kms away. The Panorama Route is within easy driving distance.
We have a conference room that can cater for up to 18 persons. A Proxima is available for use. We are the ideal venue for a small private company conference.
Blyde River Canyon Lodge
Our lodge is a hidden jewel, set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and affectionately sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. The lodge offers local and international travellers a unique African bush experience. Situated in an 85 hectare botanical reserve, which boasts a wealth of fauna and flora, not only is the Blyde River Canyon Lodge a magical holiday getaway, but it is also provides a home away from home for discerning professionals who regularly stay at the lodge when they have business engagements in the area.
Accommodation comprises of six rooms, one honeymoon suite and a luxury cottage. All units offer air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and satellite TV. Relax in the garden by the pool and watch zebras or wildebeests wander by.
Recreational activities include taking a relaxing stroll to the Blyde River. Savour the ambience of the bushveld under the canopy of ancient Jackalberry trees whose shade cascades over the natural lawn areas.
Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers the highest quality of accommodation, we provide superior service to our customers and our guests leave with unforgettable memories of their stay. Our experience and commitment to excellence contributes to the fact that we are one of the best lodges in the area.
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
Surrounded by the tranquil Blyde River and the majestic Drakensberg mountains, this thatched lodge is set in a Private reserve, in an area famous for its panoramic scenery, birdlife, fauna and flora. Nestled on the banks of the Blyde River, it offers travelers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surroundings. The lodge is situated along the famous Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province near Hoedspruit and is just a 50-minute drive to the Kruger National Park – Orpen Gate.
Places of water are places of life. Not only are the water courses of the Blyde River Wilderness Lodge well populated with Hippo and Crocodiles, the reserve is home to Giraffe, Nyala, Impala, Wildebeest, Zebra, Bushbuck, Duiker, Steenbuck, Waterbuck, Bushpig and Warthog. The towering Northern Drakensberg escarpment provides a canvas for nature to capture a masterpiece with each sunrise . . . This is your opportunity to escape and invest in peace.
Accommodation comprises of 4 Luxury Double/twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms, 2 Standard double/Twin Rondavels with ensuite, 1 Comfortable Cottage with ensuite, 1 Large Self Catering Private House with ensuite and private pool which can sleep 4, 1 Large Self Catering Rondavel with ensuite which can sleep 6 (4 Adults and 2 Children). 1 Self Catering Cottage which sleeps 2 and possibly 1 Child.
Our expert therapists are qualified to pamper you with a host of therapies and various massages. Guests can give into total indulgence and relaxation in a serene environment.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
We truly strive to bring you the best accommodation in Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route & Klein Karoo. A true African experience, with a touch of comfort and luxury.
Enjoy the privacy of one of our 34 free-standing luxury tents. Simply and stylishly decorated, they not only offer you a true bushveld experience, but real comforts of luxury accommodation. We also have 24h onsite service, with friendly staff to cater for your every need.
Our accommodation (waterhole tents) are perfect for those who enjoy the closeness of the water’s edge. The sundeck on each waterhole tent overlaps the water’s edge and is the ideal spot to relax during your stay with us. Enjoy sundowners on the deck whilst viewing our free-roaming animals in the water and surrounding banks.
The luxury tents are set only a few metres away from the waterhole and provide an elevated view of the surroundings. They also have great views over the whole lodge area and is surrounded by true Karoo fynbos.
The Family units have a spacious main room 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. The family tents provide an elevated view of the surroundings and Swartberg Mountains and is in walking distance of the 5 hectare waterhole. True Karoo fynbos and bushveld surrounds these tents, creating an authentic bushveld experience. One might even be lucky enough to spot wildlife in the distance.
A residents-only swimming pool with deck chairs is conveniently located near the tents. The pool overlooks our waterhole and great Swartberg Mountains. To avoid disturbing the wildlife, no swimming is allowed in the waterhole. Fresh drinking water and towels are provided at the swimming pool hut.
The Spa @ Buffelsdrift has 3 permanent therapists of which 2 at a time are onsite that are professionally trained to provide the feeling one gets of being in nature with a relaxing and revitalizing treatment. Choose your preferred massage, treatment or facial and be amazed by the view over the waterhole, sounds of wildlife and relaxing soft music in the background.
Chikunto Safari Lodge
Chikunto Safari Lodge is located within the South Luangwa National Park less than an hour's drive from the National Park's Mfuwe gate. Flanked by rolling plains, plateaus, river banks and miombo vegetation our lodge is located in an area of distinctive natural beauty.
Enjoy a luxury safari experience in untouched wilderness set along the iconic Luangwa River.
Flanked by Miombo vegetation, this small game lodge offers 5 luxurious, raised tents with covered verandas as well as a thatched main area with a cosy bar and dining area. Relax after safari activities in the pool with panoramic river views.
About the Area
The countryside in the Luangwa Valley is remarkable. The vegetation is characterized by riverine forest which is wonderfully green all year round. The South Luangwa National Park offers spectacular wildlife viewing and is recognized as one of the best parks in Africa to encounter the elusive leopard. Elephants abound and expansive herds of buffalo are often seen. The Luangwa River is home to crocodile and sizeable pods of hippo.
One of the most well-known endemic species in the Luangwa Valley is the Thorneycroft's Giraffe. Their distinctive pattern consists of large, irregular shaped brown to black patches separated by white to yellow bands.
Zambia, especially the Luangwa Valley, is famous for its incredible walking safaris. Here, guests discover the environment on foot, enjoying eyeopening and exciting sightings.
Experts have dubbed the South Luangwa one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons is among the most productive in Africa.
De Hoop Collection
Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains.
Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. Activities are diverse and guests choose between various day walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline, or mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day. Day visitors welcome, and restaurant open daily.
Self-catering or luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa The De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of accommodation. From affordable self-catering chalets to more luxurious self-catering cottages and upmarket fully catered lodges. The De Hoop Collection accommodation has something for everyone, from families travelling on a limited budget, couples seeking a comfortable but affordable breakaway to top-end fully inclusive weddings and honeymoons. Catered and self catered options are available for most accommodation types.
Desert Homestead Lodge
Only about 30 km from the entrance to the Sossusvlei National Park (Sesriem) and not far from the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the Desert Homestead Lodge is perfect for a stay in Namibia's world natural heritage region with the highest dunes in the world. The lodge is located in a private nature reserve of over 150,000 hectares, the “Namib Tsaris Nature Reserve”, which merges into the “Namib Rand Reserve” in the west.
Casual ease, panoramic views, extensive pool and terrace areas, good cuisine and the range of many activities characterize the lodge. The architecture is the modern interpretation of an estate with a horse stud. The furniture and equipment in the main building with restaurant, lobby and lounge, as well as in the guest houses, are harmonious and chic.
Our standard here is to be ecologically sustainable, thanks to the complete operation with solar energy, solar hot water and the further use of service water from the laundry.
Our houses are designed in the style of a thatched riding stables, the 20 guest houses convey rustic cosiness. The family house with a traditional grass roof is the suite of the Desert Homestead Lodge with a combined living room/ bedroom, built, decorated and furnished in the style of a riding house. With a bathroom and a separate further bedroom, it is ideal for families as well as for small groups of up to 4 people traveling together.
Desert Homestead Outpost
In the middle of the 7,000 hectare private nature reserve of the Desert Homestead Lodge, bordering the Unesco World Heritage Site Namib Sand Sea, Desert Homestead Outpost opens its gates and welcomes you with casual, natural hospitality. In the adjacent wide plains you can often watch cheetah roaming the endless grass savannahs.
We cordially invite our guests to take advantage of all the activities offered by the Desert Homestead Lodge. Our facilities include a pool with sundeck, a lounge area and a restaurant. We also offer horse riding, hot-air balloon rides, sundowner drives, Sossusvlei and Naukluft excursions.
Enjoy the impressive panoramic view from one of the 12 guest houses, picturesquely situated at the foot of a mountain.
The Superior Unit of the Desert Homestead Outpost was built in the style of a hideaway. A special place awaits you on approx. 90 square meters of living space. Experience the panorama of the Namib, lined with the mountains and the red dunes of Sossusvlei from the living room through a huge window, or from the 2.80 meter wide four-poster bed in the bedroom. You enter your screened, shady terrace through a separate door, which offers you a breathtaking view of the landscape or the starry sky. The superior unit is a bit remote from the other houses and will let you experience the silence and expanse of the Namib desert.
We offer guests intimate and comfortable accommodation in the form of chalets and rondavels, on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast- or Bed & Breakfast basis only, allowing guests to sample the delights of true South African hospitality and cuisine.
Join us for drinks around the fire, at the boma or on the sundowner deck.
Featuring 2 treatment rooms; including a double treatment room with en-suite shower this will offer experiences which blend in with traditional African treatments in a beautiful stylish setting.
The spa menu is specially developed to cater for everyone’s needs focusing on relaxation massage treatments. It is supported by a service style that considers the guest’s need for escape, unobtrusive delivery and attention to detail, offered by a team of dedicated spa professionals.
Join us for an up close and personal tour and learn more about South Africa’s endangered wild cat species. Come and be mesmerized by the beauty of the Caracal (Lynx), enchanted by the playful Serval, astonished by the speed and agility of the Cheetah and delighted by the African Wildcat.
View and photograph these amazing animals at the Zululand Cat Conservation Project. We offer daily educational tours, with feedings during the afternoon tour and an informative talk about the animals and the project by our experienced guides.
It is impossible to run out of things to do in this little slice of wilderness heaven. Some of the activities at Emdoneni Lodge itself include visiting the Zululand Cat Conservation Project, taking guided walks through the game lodge amongst the animals and if you require someone to look after the kids whilst you enjoy the activities, then we offer a children’s program too.
If you have ever dreamt of a true African wedding, walking down a grassy aisle with African wildlife grazing in the background, then this is possible at Emdoneni Lodge. For added convenience, it is just a short walk from the aisle at the ceremony to your reception and to our comfortable accommodation options.
Our wedding co-ordinator has many years of experience and intimate knowledge of suppliers and service providers in the area.
We can advise or facilitate the appointment and management of services ranging from priests, music, flowers, decor, printing, lighting and many others, along with activities that your guests may enjoy at their leisure.
Our boma venue is perfect for the bridal couple seeking something a little less western. The Boma has an ethnic, intimate African feel to it and can seat up to 70 guests.
Eningu Clayhouse Lodge
Creatively built from self-made clay bricks, Eningu Clayhouse Lodge invites with its rustic and elegant atmosphere. The architectural style is a creative view from a place of wonderful style and beauty; a lodge imbued with warmth, handcraft and art, nestled in camel thorn savannah, where the last rocky outcrops of the central Namibian highlands dip their jagged backs into deep red sands, creating the gentle ripples that are the first dunes of the Kalahari.
Guests are accommodated in 9 comfortable rooms. One room is a family room and can sleep up to 4 guests. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Relax at the cigar bar or enjoy a delicious meal served in the restaurant. You can also cool off in the large swimming pool.
Several well-marked hiking trails are available. Observe a variety of wildlife and bird species when you go hiking. The pool and the jacuzzi are ideal spots to relax. You can enjoy star gazing from the rooftop terrace, the wonderful cuisine and exquisite wines.
Welcome to the jewel of the Otjipatera Mountains. The Etusis Lodge is a small oasis in the heart of our nature reserve. A row of grass-covered buildings built with natural stone from Etusis is your retreat after a long journey or the day's excursions.
The homely Etusis Lodge is situated in a beautiful private game reserve 40 km from Karibib and offers a choice of accommodation ranging from camping and self-catering to private bungalows with half board, some of which are wheelchair-accessible. Relax at the pool to the sounds of nature or enjoy many activities, e.g. game drives, nature walks or horse riding.
At the heart of the property is our restaurant and main building with the bar under a camel thorn tree. A sundowner has never tasted better - when you step out onto the terrace, you can enjoy the view of our embankment with the small waterhole, which is frequented by kudus, zebras and baboons. Behind it rises the Etusis marble mountains and the mighty Otjipatera massif.
Our grass roof bungalows are spread around our pool. A wonderful opportunity to cool off, especially during the warm lunchtime. A table tennis table offers further variety. Our small museum with artifacts from Etusis and the surrounding area from nature or history invites you to visit and also serves as a room for conferences.
We have a lot to offer - don't just come for one night but rather stay with us for two, or even better, three nights, giving you the chance to really experience Etusis and pursue various activities. To travel the 17km from the C32 only for one night in our - admittedly very beautiful - bungalows would be a shame.
Fish River Lodge
Our Lodge is perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, offering guests breathtaking views directly over the canyon from sunrise to sunset.The landscape around the western side of the canyon is vast, empty and ancient. Perfect for both solitude and adventure. Explore the canyon and surrounds by foot, safari vehicle or mountain bike and experience the drama of this 500 million year old geological wonder.
We offer 20 spacious chalets equipped with modern amenities and an additional outdoor shower. Lunches are served on the deck whilst breakfast and dinners are served in the dining area. Enjoy drinks in the indoor or outdoor bar overlooking the swimming pool.
The 45,000 hectare Canyon Nature Park is a sanctuary for Karoo succulent flora where the Aloe dichotoma, locally known as Kokerboom, stands sentinel and wildlife, including the rare Hartman’s zebra, oryx antelope and ostriches, appear and disappear in the rocky side canyons.
The Fish River Canyon is one of the world’s top hiking destinations. With access down to the Fish River and meandering paths on the rim of the canyon, we offer a host of adventure activities, guided and unguided. These include hiking, cycling and canyon drives to experience the beauty, the grandeur and the serenity of the Fish River Canyon.
Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
This incredibly exclusive, private place in the Mpumalanga Escarpment offers an escape from the bright city lights. Marvel at the expansive night sky and fall asleep to the sounds of the night in our Luxury Lodge Suites or one of the self catering accommodation options available.
A wonder for the Nature lover!
Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, which is the end of the Drakensberg Mountain range. Set in a Private Nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. The gorge is softened only by a blanket of shrubs and trees which have grown in this malaria-free zone over millennia.
Historical influence is evident everywhere in Mpumalanga, from the legendary King Solomon and Queen Sheba to the ancient floating villages of Chrissiesmeer.
At Forest creek one can see the remains of ancient villages, home to Africa's earliest peoples. They can be found everywhere, by your lodge suite, along the Hiking trails, and by the stream.
Forest Creek Lodge is a haven for honeymooners - celebrating your first, fifth or fiftieth, you will be inspired by the romance of this incredibly exclusive, private place.
Built in rock hewn from the surrounding hills, a magnificent lodge-under-thatch has been constructed with views of the gorge and the surrounding cliffs and mountain, within earshot of baboon barks echoing down the valley. Enjoy your nights in the luxury suites.
If you choose the Self Catering option, you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge.
For the International traveler Forest Creek Lodge is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long flight - a mere 130 km to the Kruger National Park, enjoy the treatments in the private Forest Spa, or just enjoy the tranquility of the bush.
Forest Creek is a Photographers paradise, with opportunities for getting up close with local fauna and flora. Being far from city lights, our night skies are so clear you will think you can touch the stars!!
There is a private Airstrip 8 km from the farm. We provide transfers from the Airstrip to Forest Creek Lodge.
Indulge, Relax and be pampered in our little Forest Spa with a full range of treatments. Treatments can be booked during your stay.
Marvel at the breath-taking view of the Klip River Valley below while lounging on the deck or cooling down in our infinity pool. The rooms are comfortably appointed. Walls are clad with the ancient lava rock of the area. Explore the landscape, rich in geological and botanical wonders, encounter stunning wildlife and get acquainted with the traditions of the Khoadi/ Hoas people.
The lodge is the ideal midway stopover for visitors travelling between Etosha National Park and Swakopmund, allowing them to experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland.
Perched on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, Grootberg Lodge offers stunning views of the Klip River Valley, 23km southeast of Palmwag.
The thrill of adventure sets in as soon as you arrive at the lower gate before negotiating the 4x4 route up to the lodge. During your stay you will be immersed in nature and encounter some of the larger inhabitants of this unique landscape. What you can expect to see now, ranges from common antelopes such as kudu, oryx and springbok to the more elusive mammals such as aardwolves, civets and wild cats. If you are lucky you might even encounter some of the big predators, like lions and leopards.
Fourteen cosy twin chalets and two-family units, powered with solar energy, are perched along the edge of the Etendeka Plateau and will make you feel at home. They are built from natural materials to blend into the surroundings. Private decks provide stunning views across the Klip River Valley. Each chalet is equipped with a private bathroom, a desk and a coffee and tea station. There are no electrical outlets, but we have a charging station in the main area of the lodge.
Enjoy breakfast on the restaurant's veranda overlooking the pool and on request a massage from one of our certified masseuses.
Visit authentic homesteads of the Damara people and experience todays way of life of the Khoadi/ Hoas community with our Damara cultural tour.
A guide assisted by a tracker will take you out into the surrounding conservancy in search of the elusive desert elephants in our desert elephant tracking trip.
Follow the spoors of one of the most elusive and solitary mammals. In an open 4x4 game viewing vehicle your guide and game trackers will take you into Black Rhino territory. We also offer scenic sundowner drives across the Etendeka Plateau for you to marvel at the sunset over the Klip Rivier Valley.
Guided walks on the plateau are offered unless lions are present. Our knowledgeable guide will point out the various shy inhabitants of the Grootberg mopane savanna.
Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Accommodation in an eco-reserve at the heart of the Sundays River Valley Addo area. Only minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park.
Accommodation is provided in stylishly furnished chalets with luxurious bathrooms, and all include wooden decks with breathtaking views over citrus orchards and the sweeping countryside. Experience the serenity of waking up to the haunting cries of the fish-eagles, residents to the Sundays River below.
Accompany our guide on an Addo Elephant National Park Safari for the best elephant viewing in the world. Arrange an exhilarating safari, visit one of the near-by Addo ‘Big 5’ private game reserves or simply go for a walk on one of the many trails on our grounds. Afterwards, have a refreshing swim in our pool, or sundowners on the veranda before sitting down to a gourmet dinner by candlelight. We encourage you to select your wine from our private collection from the walk-in cellar before your meal. We trust that here, you will experience true South African hospitality at its best.