We recently spent 1 night at Rain Farm as a little anniversary getaway. It's ideally located not far from Ballito. It doesn't look like much when you first see it/ drive in, but it truly is a hidden little gem. We stayed in a luxury tented camp. The accommodation was of a higher standard than what I have experienced at a similar establishment which charges 5 times as much in the Entabeni game reserve. I would put it up there with Tala Game Reserve. The room was spacious. Clean. The 4 poster bed with mosquito nets was a lovely touch and the bathroom fittings were of a great quality. The private deck area has a great view of of the hills/wildlife and there is a spectacular stream below which is very relaxing in the background. It's lovely! (I may recommend a mini bar in rooms though). Obviously the Farm does not have the big 5 but it's still awesome. The dining areas are very intimate. The dinner was AMAZING (they do a standard 3 course menu which changes daily). Hats off to the chef! The staff were friendly too. The only experience which lacked slightly for me was the Spa. When we arrived the lady was openly irritable and a bit rude to me over a confusion on booking times, the shower in the spa was also ice cold and does not get hot water for some reason. Overall we had a fantastic stay and I would Definately go back. Pricing was good and there are quite a few activities. I would recommend 1 to 2 night stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rain Farm Game & Lodge has a stunning restaurant which offers breath taking views of the farm. Rain Farm Game & Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the tranquil wildlife surrounds. - Luxury Tree Top Tents (Dinner bed & breakfast only) - Luxury Dam Facing Units (Self-catering or dinner bed & breakfast) - Farm House River facing Units (Self-catering or dinner bed & breakfast) Rain Farm Game & Lodge offers the following activities - Game Drives - Horse Trails - Archery - Pellet Gun Shooting - Childrens Playground - Day Spa - Miniature Golf Rain Farm is the closest Game reserve to Durban, a mere 30 minute drive from King Shaka International Airport. Game you can see at our farm includes: Dassies Porcupine Mongoose Giraffe Wildebeest Zebra Impala Nyala Waterbuck Blesbok Springbok Eland Red Hartebeest Ostrich Emu Warthog Caracal Serval Bush Buck Mountain Reedbuck Common Reedbuck Steenbok Blue/Red/Grey Duiker Wide variety of Snakes, most spotted is the endangered African Rock Python A massively wide variety of bird life including: King Fisher, Hornbill, Fish Eagle, Bee Eater, Secretary Bird, Nightjar, Egyptian Geese ... more less
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