This is a fantastic private game reserve. I cannot recommend it highly enough! The staff are so cheerful, smiling and attentive. The ranger Anthony and the tracker Paul are most informative and interesting. The drives through the reserve were fascinating and we saw all the animals at very close range. Everywhere you look is picturesque. We started with tea on the verandah overlooking the watering hole, but when I was shown to my lodge I could not believe how gorgeous it was. The rooms are spacious and so tastefully decorated, from the smallest item of art to the luxurious bath, where you can lie back and gaze over the infinity pool down to the watering hole where the elephants stroll past.....yes honestly its a paradise. The food is excellent, the chef could not have been more obliging. I hope to return one day. It would be the perfect place to go with friends for a special birthday or anniversary. There is not one single thing I can think of that could have improved my stay at Hopewell. I took hundreds of photos. If you are considering staying here, I promise you will not regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hopewell Lodge is an exclusive luxury hideaway on a private African game reserve in South Africa's beautiful Eastern Cape. The luxurious contemporary lodge nestled in the hillside hosts up to a maximum of 12 guests and overlooks the wildlife reserve, a reclaimed Eden in a once remote wilderness. Waking up to the sounds and sights of the African bush, sundowners above the elephants’ favourite watering hole, relaxing in a secluded private swimming pool overlooking the bush, together with sumptuous dinners under the stars, provide the memories that linger long after your stay. The passionate and experienced ranger guides guests through the rolling landscape, ever willing to stop and discuss plants, insects, birds and game spotted along the way. Up close and personal interaction with a cheetah is a highlight. Superb cuisine, local drinks and two game drives daily included in the rate. Two or three nights recommended to get the full experience. Malari-free. ... more less
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