My husband and I spent 5 nights here to enjoy the facilities and reserve game drives and to use it as a base for day trips in the area. We had a beautiful, large, comfortable en-suite bedroom/sitting room with a high ceilinged thatch roof and natural views from the wall of windows and the wall of sliding glass doors.
We enjoyed the 15 minute drive to the accomodations area once you arrived on the reserve because we never failed to see wildlife. We were greeted by giraffes and warthogs and a variety of birds followed by the friendly Siann who immediately offered to have sandwiches prepared for us when she learned we had missed lunch. We opted to wait for dinner and explore the area around our room on foot and were further excited to find nyala and impala and more birds.
Dining in the covered outdoors was very pleasant and the food consistently delicious and well served. The full breakfast was similar each day but dinners were varied and knowledgeable staff was always available to answer questions and to offer insights into the animals and other attractions in the area. The informaton they provided on the reserve ecology and animal behavior added much to our experience and drinks around the fire boma added much to our enjoyment.
We had lots of animal and bird sightings on our reserve game drives with Isaac; he was a terrific guide. We also left the reserve for day trips to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, the St. Lucia Wetlands, and Mkhuze Game Reserve and were never disappointed in the variety and numbers of animals and birds and unusual trees we found. The location was perfect and we looked forward to our return each evening for that next well prepared dinner.
We were left with memories of terrific staff and accomodations, numerous, lingering sightings of amazing mammals and birds, and knowledge of and respect for KwaZulu-Natal.
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