There are eight cottages, each with their own veranda, an open-fireplace lit every evening, with enormous bathrooms overlooking the plains and a wonderful homely feel given that generations of the Dyer family have grown up here.
The Lodge is set in its own beautiful gardens, with the pool being the main centre piece from where you can watch the elephants wandering their well-trodden path to the watering hole or simply relax, read and soak up the sun. In the main area, soft sofas and armchairs are scattered around a huge open fireplace where you can enjoy delicious pre-dinner snacks and a cool gin and tonic. The lodge is particularly good for families and those with small children as they offer a wide range of activities, to earlier meal times and even a listening service for children who head off to bed whilst parents enjoy just one more glass of wine.
Why we like it?
The work the lodge is doing with rhino conservation is a huge part of the appeal of this lodge and the chance to head out with Michael to meet the rhino patrol team is a real privelidge and adds a whole new dimension to the park. The big draw here however is the welcome you will receive - the minute you arrive, you are part of the family. The lodge has somehow managed to find something for everyone to do, from younger children, through to teenagers and grown up safari goers, walking, riding, mountain biking, jumping in rock pools, making cookies with the chef, through to simply excellent wildlife experiences. Given this, it is no suprise that families love it - you really won't want to leave.