This really is a great place to stay and the overall experience is a very memorable one. The lodge is situated some way from the main road but worth the wait as you truly feel away from it all. There was a great welcome and we were all made to feel at home. The rooms were lovely (we were in a family suite) and all our needs catered for including a football and goal for our son. The food was lovely and well presented and the picnic provided on the lawn was outstanding. We travelled with our ten year old son and he was made to feel very special and Brian and his team really went out of their way to increase his knowledge of the wildlife and surroundings. The game drives were both exhilarating and great fun and despite being several hours long provided us some amazing experiences never to be forgotten. The time just flew! Back at the lodge the facilities allow you time to chill and admire the gardens and views. The staff are all extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the game and South Africa and are more than willing to share this with you. . Our son said the stay there was "awesome" and we agreed.
- 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