I was pleasantly surprised by the setup of the lodge. It makes one feel as if you’re in the middle of a wildlife reserve (which technically you are), with basically a wall between you and the animals that are roaming around. At the restaurant patio the animals come right over and you can touch them, I thought this was for lack of a better word rather cool. I especially think children would love this as much as adults would, especially being able to touch a rhino.
One can also take a game drive to the big game reserve just outside the lodge. The guides where very knowledgeable and friendly and ensured we tracked down the elephants. If you’re lucky you might get close enough to touch an elephant, I was, yay me. The guides made sure that we spent as much time as we needed taking photographs of animals and answering every question the group asked. You can carry your own drinks and water was also available from the guides. Also after the drive through the big game reserve, they took us through the smaller game reserve which is where the lodge is.
The actually accommodation was nice and clean, however a bit small. But it is okay because I don’t think you’d spend too much time indoors. There was a sitting area just outside the rooms, comfy cushions provided, so you could sit there and watch the animals (the waterhole was right next door to us). Beds were comfortable, mosquito net provided to drape over the beds when you sleep. My advice is to take some kind of bug spray with you, just in case insects freak you out. There is no TV in the rooms and also cellphone reception is limited.
Staff at the lodge were friendly and food was satisfactory.
You might want to carry ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper, a peacock may just decide to sing its song at 1am or so, like it did with us.
All in all I loved this lodge and would definitely recommend it for people for are looking for a real memorable experience close to animals and who are just looking for a relaxing time away.