We spend a wonderful weekend under the stars of the Little Karoo night sky, away from mobile phones and iPads at the African Game Lodge.
Mandy and Len, Leigh Ann and Siyabonga are very kind hosts and guides that share their love for the environment and the wildlife in this conservation area, whilst catering for their guests in a genuine and no-nonsense way. Off the grid and solar powered, this lodge is a clear example how sustainability and tourism can enforce each other. Don't expect spa's and hair dryers, but recharge your personal battery in the peaceful and stress-free nature.
We met all animals but our time was too short to see the bushman paintings, so we will definitely return to visit those and to experience a night (or 2) in the Caracal Bush camp.
When you go there, check out their current projects at the 'Pack for A Purpose' website, so that you can support their activities in the local community and their animal rehabilitation and awareness center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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