Archive | Lodges & Camps

Kariega Game Reserve, Private Conservation With a Difference

Rating: One thing that South Africa does very well is private conservancies equipped with luxury bush camps and lodges. There are a good number of these out there, some with iconic names, others small, specialized and obscure. It is these establishments that help place South Africa very much on the front line of African wildlife […]

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Amazian River Lodge, Underberg

Rating: The Umzimkulu River begins its journey in the highlands of the Drakensberg, reaching the ocean near Port Shepstone. In between it meanders through the hills and foothills of the Berg, a soft landscape of picturesque farms, grass clad hills and occasional copses of woodland. In the distance the ramparts of the Drakensberg Escarpment diminish […]

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Giant’s Cup Resort Drakensberg

Rating: My visit to Giant’s Cup Resort located a few miles outside the southern Drakensberg town of Underberg was to sample the fly fishing for which, not only the region, but also Giant’s Cup itself is highly rated. On the surface Giant’s Cup is a discrete resort located on a family farm nestling in a […]

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Isandlwana Lodge

Rating: Overlooking the iconic Isandlwana Battlefield, arguably the most recognizable feature on the KwaZulu/Natal Battlefield Route sits Isandlwana Lodge, a four star hospitality establishment reflecting all the by now well established traditions of the South African, and in fact African, wilderness lodge network. As might be expected Isandlwana Lodge is themed around the local Zulu […]

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