Safarihoek Lodge stunned us from the minute we walked in. After a long drive, we walked through the front door to see one of the most stunning views in Africa. Both the lodge and the individual rooms are architecturally perfect to the setting and wonderful to call home - even for a few nights.
The only thing better than the architecture and views was the staff. Not only empathetic and friendly, but consummately professional.
Safarihoek was formerly a hunting lodge, but was closed for a year while the new facility was being built. Apparently it was successful. Now that it is an eco-tourism site, we saw more mother and baby rhinos than we could ever imagine. It shouldn't have surprised us, because there were babies of every species hanging close to their mothers.
The animals were still quite skittish around humans and vehicles, so binoculars and cameras were essential, but if you had a good camera, you were amply rewarded. The good news is that every year it will get better as the animals get used to humans not shooting at them with anything but a camera.
When an incredibly diverse and healthy animal population has to compete with an architecturally stunning lodge and a fabulous staff for attention, Safairhoek is perfect on all counts.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included