Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, the lodges Main area is set on the banks of a tranquil Dam encompassed with breath-taking views of the African bushveld.
The lodge has been designed to blend into the natural habitat located along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens.
The size of the Lodge is ideal for special gatherings, affording privacy for individual couples, families looking to engage in bush activities with the lodges unique Children’s programme or smaller groups. The Lodge hosts a sixty seater conference centre overlooking the lake, making this the ideal location for strategic getaways.
Public areas are set on the banks of a tranquil Dam encompassed with breath-taking views of the African bushveld, The Waterside Lodge affords instant relaxation.The lodges 20 comfortably appointed air-conditioned Thatched Suites blend into the natural habitat and are located along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens.
Accommodation caters for a maximum of 40 people collectively. Highly skilled rangers and trackers ensure Big 5 game viewing opportunities during dawn and dusk safaris, whilst bushwalks are for the more adventurous. Guests are invited to relax and take in the African surrounds after breakfast on the main deck area overlooking the dam, the swimming pool or alternatively retreat to the comfort of your suite.
– 20 Suites: Each Suite has an en-suite bathroom, indoor shower and patio. 2 Suites share an inter-leading door ideal for families travelling with children.
– Mini Bar
– Safe in room
– Separate Bath and Shower
– Tea and coffee making facilities
– Laundry Services
– Library and Internet Access throughout the lodge
– A fully equipped conference facility
– Curio shop
– Children's program
– Baby Sitting (additional cost)
offers unique exclusive Safari experiences in both open Land Cruiser, and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.
–Breakfast or brunch 08h30-09H00 to 10h30
–Dinner Winter 19h30-20h00
–Dinner Summer 20H00 - 20H30
–Meals: Buffet/a la carte/ continental/English breakfast
Morning times that the game drives depart
– Summer 05H00 Wake up call/ Morning tea 05h30 Depart 05H45
– Winter 05H30 Wake up call/ Morning tea 06H00 Depart 06H15
Afternoon times that game drives depart
– Summer 16H00 Afternoon Tea - Depart 16H15
– Winter 15H30 Afternoon Tea - Depart 15H45
Times that the walks depart
– Summer After breakfast
– Winter After breakfast
The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After your early morning wakeup call, coffee, tea & rusks are served on the main deck overlooking the dam. Shortly after, you depart in your open Land Cruiser with your experienced Rangers and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which vary depending on the season but typically start early morning. Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor.
After an exhilarating hunt for tracks to see what the animals have been up to during the night, and tracking down whatever you find, you will stop somewhere out in the bush for a break of coffee or tea and a chance to stretch your legs. In winter, we keep our guests warm on the vehicle with hot water bottles & warm blankets.
After a sumptuous Breakfast is served back at the camp or a bush site, guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker.
Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region and a chance to follow tracks in more detail.
Our Shangaan trackers will enthral you with their explanations of the medicinal and other uses of the numerous plants and trees along with tales of traditional folklore.
The rest of the day is spent at the discretion of the guest, with a delicious lunch being served around 1.30pm.
The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by spotlight.
Upon returning for dinner, either in the boma, bush or lodge - guests can socialise with a cognac or single malt around the campfire or lounge before retiring to bed.
► From R6251.84 Per Person Sharing Per Night
► From R9377.76 Single Person Per Night
THE ABOVE RATES INCLUDE:
– All meals, teas, coffees; snacks
– Dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruisers and bushveld walks
– Local sundowner drinks
– Children 2 – 5 yrs of age are not permitted on game drive – lodge does offer babysitting facilities at an additional cost
THE ABOVE RATES EXCLUDE:
– Curio, telephone and laundry expenses
– Conservation Fee TOMSA Levy and Increases in any of the above costs
TOMSA LEVY AND CONSERVATION FEES:
– Conservation fee of R395.00 per person per booking. TOMSA Levy: R9.00 per person per night (4* Lodges) – to be settled on reservations invoice – WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT