We stayed in “Leopard Luxury Tent”. The tent is situated in the bush right at the end of the row of chalets and it overlooks the cheetah camp. It is fitted with a four-poster bed, white linen, a reading corner, an outside deck that allow you to enjoy nature with all the sounds and sights. A stone bathroom has been fitted to the back of the tent with a toilet, shower and has white bath towels. It also has a very small 12 volt powered portable fridge, limited space and not to effective to keep water cool in hot weather. The tent is rented out on a full board, lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, since it does not have any cooking facilities. The tent was a great experience with a feeling of being in nature, hearing the water, birds and the frogs. When I made the reservation I spoke to Liezl, and later when I confirmed the reservation to Sarah. Both said on arrival we will be given a lunch and dinner the evening and breakfast the morning. When we arrived around 12h00 we did not get lunch. Luckily we had some snacks to eat and had to wait for dinner served at 19h00. We went to see the cheetahs and had a brief talk by Liezl about them. Then she fed them and we had a photo opportunity. We were also privilege to feed a small bushbuck with a bottle of milk. We went on a self-drive nature/game drive. We paid a R100 and were given a map where we were allowed to drive. We saw Eland, Wildebeest, Kudu, Ostrich, Oryx, baboon and a tortoise. The organised nature/game drive cost R300pp if you go with the game ranger on their vehicle, I do not think it would be value for money for what you are able to see. We had a great experience but next time we will rather stay in a self-catering chalet as you are able to make your own food or can have a braai on your stoep the evening. With a full board your rely on what they serve you to eat. For dinner we had soup, a big portion of chicken, veggies and tomato salad and an apple pie with ice-cream for dessert. We took our pudding to the tent and enjoyed it with coffee in bed. The breakfast consists of a bowl of dice fruit salad, banana muffin, bacon and eggs and self-helped coffee or tea. We enjoyed our stay and can recommend a self-drive nature/game drive and go for the option of self-catering in one of the chalets.
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- Nestling in a vast valley amidst the spectacular highland mountainous scenery of the Little Karoo, lies African Game Lodge, a private nature reserve where wild animal have a future. Whether you are looking for a relaxing nature break, need to recharge your batteries or you are looking for an active holiday where you can hike & bike in natural surrounds, African Game Lodge is ideally situated, being only 2 ½ hours from Cape Town and just 30 minutes from the magical town of Montagu. Well-appointed thatch cottages, built in traditional Karoo architecture, provide a comfortable retreat where you can relax and look out over the valley, open spaces and surrounding mountains. Each Cottage is equipped with a fireplace for those chilly winter evenings, and the thatched roofs ensures an inviting coolness during the heat of summer. Awake from a good night sleep, and venture out into the healthy mountain air to choose from a variety of activities such as day hikes, short walks, self-drives, Eco & Game Viewing Drives, bird watching, nature exploring, or just sit and absorb the absolute silence and sounds of nature. ... more less
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