We stayed at Borderlands on 22-23 August 2013 and loved every minute. The five of us really enjoyed being so close to nature - waking up to the sights and sounds of the river only a couple of metres away from our hut was unforgettable, and our youngest son, Georgie, was in heaven surrounded by so many animals - from giant squirrels to water monitors to millipedes; I even had a first hand experience of a leech - another first (although not one I'm sure I want to repeat)!
The camp is charming and has everything you need for a memorable and comfortable stay, without compromising the ethos of making everyone feel part of the surrounding environment and enjoying an adventure. We really loved hanging out in the long house, especially in the evening, when the great food and laid back vibe - including a tour through Wade's wide-ranging music collection - made us all feel completely relaxed.
The staff are all fantastic - their friendliness, professionalism and attentiveness are what make this experience so enjoyable and memorable. And it meant that everyone in our family (from the most nervous to the most adventurous) was able to get the most out of the activities. And what activities! It was hard to choose between the rafting, canyoning and kayaking, but for sheer excitement we all agreed that the canyoning ticked every box - you have never seen such wide smiles on everyone's faces!
We have all agreed that Borderlands was the stand-out experience of our trip, and we would love to come again some time (or maybe even Nepal?)
Thanks again to all the team!
Jonny, Hannah, Archie (13), Hugo (11) and Georgie (9)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Borderlands offers comfortable riverfront luxury camping, in 12 stand-alone tents which are fully kitted with twin beds (which can be made into doubles) and have electricity throughout so guests can charge their laptops, phones and cameras. Each tent is located on a wooden platform with a private deck, with views overlooking the Kelani River and the surrounding mountains. All meals are served in The Long House, a great place to chill out at the end of the day. A full music system means guests can listen to their i-pods. Evening Movie Nights are offered, which is a great hit with kids. As well as offering accommodation Borderlands also runs our river rafting, canyoning and white water and flat water kayaking activities from our base camp, and offers the largest number of sit in and sit of top kayaks in Sri Lanka. Other activities include abseiling, hiking, swimming and tubing. ... more less