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A collection of lodges and hotels offering warm, thoughtful and personal service to create memorable experiences inspired by Africa!

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Traverse with us deep into the heart of the world’s most celebrated wildlife reserve, where the Big Five – the lion, the leopard, the buffalo, the elephant and the rhinoceros – run free on the endless, untamed landscape.

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Let’s trek or cycle atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to horizons and catch a breath at a seated lookout for a well-deserved rest and breathtaking views.

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Mbano Manor Hotel

Bespoke luxury in an unforgettable setting, Mbano Manor Hotel is the destination of choice for travellers seeking a unique, exclusive experience of the majestic Victoria Falls.

SAFARI SUMMER BREAK PAY 2 STAY 3

Plan your safari summer breakaway & stay a little longer with our amazing Pay 2 Stay 3.

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African Inspiration Fund & Conservation

November 2019 - Cathay Pacific Discovery

SOLITUDE IN THE CEDERBERG

HEATHER RICHARDSON goes solo north of Cape Town to find peace among ancient rock carvings, remote mountains and historic settlements

Reviews

Reviews

Good, ambience, decor, location and accommodation really outstanding

- Yola Bergh - Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge Trip Advisor

Everything was top draw and exceeded our expectations!

- Oz Swain - Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Trip Advisor

Fantastic food and first-class game viewing

- Fiona and Gordon B Simbavati River Lodge Trip Advisor

Africa through the eyes of our guests
  • Bird Island Nature Reserve is one of only six places in the world where Cape Gannets breed and here you can see the Cape Gannet from up close. Explore Bird Island and other gems of the West Coast with us on Sundays. 
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📸 by our GM Craig Parsons
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  • Sound On!

Do you remember our resident Verreaux's Eagle-Owl chick spotted in October 2019? The fluffy white ball turned into a majestic bird of prey. Here it is stretching its wings. The chicks' feathers are not completely grown yet, however, they are big enough for flying out of the nest and to start discovering the world, in the safe distance from the nest, in case mom or dad would come back with some rodent snack.

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📸 by our safari guide @julie_vie_wildlife_photography 
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  • Look back into the lives and art of the northwestern cape's early settlers as you walk Sevilla Rock Art Trail, a route connecting up several rock art sites. Lead by our knowledgeable guides David and Morné.
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📸 Frame 2 - 5 by @desmondlouw & @antoniaheil 
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  • Zebras have even been known to kill lions with a kick which can be delivered by two hooves at the same time whilst on the gallop. Theses self-defence tactics are learnt within the harem by engaging in play fights. These play-fights will help prepare these young males for the real thing and when they attempt to establish harems of their own.
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📸 by our safari guide @julie_vie_wildlife_photography 
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  • Lemon and vanilla desert recipe
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If you are looking for a dessert to really wow your dinner guests, then we've got just the recipe for you! Although there are quite a few steps to follow, it will certainly be wort it in the end. The result is a dessert with a combination of beautiful textures and flavours.

Follow the link in bio for the full recipe. 
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📸 by @desmondlouw & @antoniaheil 
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  • One of the perks of staying at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is that animals are free to roam wherever they like so you'll be surprised by animals walking past you, creating magical arm chair safari moments.
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📽 by our guest @miss_fmo
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