We only spent 3 nights there, but I so wish we had stayed longer. The weather was a little unkind but this was more than compensated for by the people. The staff are fantastic and make you feel like a long lost friend. I cannot recommend the place highly enough. If you haven't been on safari, do it. If you are going to do it, then go to Rippon's lodge.
The word awesome is sadly overused these days, but in the context of Rippon's and Shamwari it is perfectly justified. Given the time and money I would go back tomorrow!
- 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