This is a truly incredible, 5 star experience. From the moment you arrive you are treated like a VIP, nothing is too much trouble. The food, service, knowledge, friendliness, standard are all outstanding. The hospitality from Bryan and his team is relaxed and friendly but first class.
However, this is just the background for your game drives. Our guide, and host, Nofias was the star of the show, delivering the most incredible experiences of African big game. He is very knowledgable, experienced and passionate about wildlife. From the Large mammals, to the birds, insects, plants and reptiles, and even astronomy, Nofias is an expert in his field. Warm and friendly, relaxed approach and always happy to help.
I would definitely return to Rippons year after year. A totally awesome experience, set in beautiful location, with very comfortable accommodation, wonderful food, and the most amazing team of wonderful people who provide outstanding service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Rippon's Safari Lodge, a new and exciting landmark in the Eastern Cape, one of South Africa's top game viewing areas - a lodge where down-to-earth affordable luxury and a respect for the environment go hand in hand - right in the centre of some of the best game viewing regions around. Rippons Safari Lodge is situated ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rippon`s Safari Hotel Shamwari Game Reserve
- Rippon's Safari Lodge South Africa/Sidbury