Elsa's Kopje camp is a stylish wilderness retreat, offering breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding plains and wetlands below. The camp is named after Elsa, the orphaned lioness reared by George and Joy Adamson and returned to the wild and on whom the film "Born Free" was based.
Accommodation at the camp consists of nine, open plan naturally built stone cottages, each individually designed to incorporate the rocks into open plan architecture, making the most of the raised elevation and spectacular views. Each of the luxurious cottages has a private en suite bathroom with showers or baths made out of stone with modern bathrooms. There is also a dedicated Honeymoon cottage which has added touches of luxury. Paved paths, lit by lamps at night, lead from each cottage to an open bar, lounge, and dining room built around a colourful and beautifully maintained lawn, the focus of which is an infinity pool, with views out across the plains.
Why we like it?
Managing to combine luxury and homeliness, with the open lawn and main house providing an incredibly comforting space, Elsa's still feels like someone's home, making you feel at ease, the minute you arrive. The clever way in which the rooms have also been built into and around the Kopjes in the area add character, making fantastic use of the raised position - there are wonderful views in every direction.