Set amidst indigenous Bushveld and vegetation adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the hotel offers warm hospitality, exceptional close wildlife encounters, dedicated service and superb cuisine. It is a privately owned hotel, where emphasis is placed on detail and personal attention. Renovated in 2010, the lodge features 35 spacious twin rooms and 5 family suites. Facilities on offer to guests include a lobby, hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a TV lounge, bar, dining room and conference facilities. Guests may also take advantage of the Internet access, laundry service and car park.
The hotel is situated near Hoedspruit, Limpopo province, equally distant to the world renowned Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg mountains. Famous holiday destinations, such as the Blyde River Canyon and the panorama route are in close vicinity. The new corridor and border gate to Mozambique via Kruger Park and Massingir Dam offer great opportunities for bush and beach combinations. At roughly 6 km, there is direct access to Hoedspruit Airport with two flights per day from OR Tambo International Airport (approximately 450 km away). Nelspruit Airport is around 180 km from the hotel.
All rooms are uniquely designed in a warm African style and colour enhanced by German craftsmanship and the extensive use of natural materials such as thatch, reed and wood. They are equipped with modern en suite facilities offering every comfort. The unique set-up of the entire lodge, with a star shaped distribution of the chalets around the main entertainment area, allows the visitors to experience a true 'back to nature' feeling. Secluded verandas with each room overlooking the Bushveld or the majestic escarpment offer peace and tranquillity to observe frequently roaming game or the abundance of birdlife. All rooms come equipped with a shower, hairdryer, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and a terrace.
The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, sun deck with sun loungers and parasols laid out for use and a mini gym with power stack, bicycle and treadmill. Outdoor activities with fees applicable include game viewing on open safari vehicles in Kruger National Park, 4x4 game drives in the Greater Kruger National Park, big 5 walking safaris in the Klaserie Private Game Reserve and guided nature trails in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve. Other exciting activities may include horseback and elephant safaris, ballooning, mountain biking and scenic flights. River rafting on the Blyde and Olifants rivers or leisurely boat rides at the Swadini Dam compliment an African safari.
Breakfast is served as full English breakfast buffet style. Dinner is served as a 4-course set menu or buffet. Emphasis is placed on home-made traditional cuisine and innovative renditions of South African specialities. Traditional braai (barbeque) dinners or themed dinner events featuring elements from East Africa are held outside in the boma under the African night sky. Private bush dinners and picnics are arranged on request. Special dietary requirements and meals for the health conscious are taken care of.
Due to technical restrictions no credit card payments can be processed. Payments can be done by electronic banking or in cash. Foreign currencies are accepted.
Take the N4 to Belfast. Take the R36 via Dullstroom and Lydenburg to Ohrigstad. Follow the R531/R527 through the Strijdom Tunnel to Hoedspruit. At the T-junction turn right on R40 toward Klaserie/White River. After 7 km turn left towards Eastgate (Hoedspruit) Airport and Timbavati Game Reserve onto Argyle Road. Enter through the Guernsey Control Gate and follow the road for 15 km. The hotel servitude gate is on the right hand side. Enter the gate and continue on the dirt road to the lodge.
The control gates are open 24 hours. For save travel inside the reserves, arrival before dark is recommended.
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