Kuname River Lodge nestles among the pristine forest in the Valley of the Olifant’s, only 45 minutes’ drive from the Kruger National Park. This makes it the ideal place to start your safari in this scenic and historical eastern part of South Africa. As its name suggests (it means ‘little hippo’), it is the ideal playground for hippo, white lion, rhino, elephant and leopard who roam free in the reserve. You are likely to see hyena and cheetah, as well as a wide variety of buck. The habitat is also ideally suited to bird watching.
While the lodge is situated in perfect game viewing country, the emphasis at Kuname River Lodge is on a total experience. Early morning and sunset game drives are your introduction to this lifestyle. In addition, you are taken on guided walks through the bushveld and among the towering trees along the river. An experienced ranger points out the many wonders of the African bush – from the more than 250 bird species, their habits and songs, to the uses (medical, traditional or commercial) of the more than 100 tree species and other flora found in the reserve. Night drives along the river give you the opportunity to see the elusive pangolin, bush baby, caracal, genet and civet, as well as other nocturnal animals. For the adventurous, there is the thrill of being dropped in the middle of the reserve and finding your own way back to the lodge. A ranger accompanies you to ensure your safety.
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Accommodation at the lodge is in five private, comfortable chalets, nestled in dense bush overlooking the majestic Drakensberg escarpment. The air-conditioned chalets are decorated in an elegant African style, with each item of artwork having its own story. The en-suite bathrooms include an outdoor shower as well as a luxurious outdoor bath. The magnificent views from the quaint private wooden decks on each of the chalets simply take your breath away.
Situated in a secluded, private garden that leads off the bedroom, the Honeymoon Suite's outdoor bathroom is truly magical - the perfect spot to soak in a candlelit bath beneath a canopy of stars and reflect on the day's experiences.
Kambaku & Shingwedzi (Family Units) 2 bedrooms
Inclusions / Exclusions:
Accommodation, two game drives daily, a bush walk, 3 meals, morning tea, afternoon coffee and 14% VAT
Laundry, purchases, conversation levy, beverages ordered from the bar.
Tips and Hints:
Dining at Kuname is a special treat. A time to enjoy a kaleidoscope of flavours inspired by Africa but guided by the culinary traditions of Europe.
Our gourmet chef lured from one of South Africa's top restaurants ensures each meal at Kuname is an unforgettable gastronomic occasion. A barbecue with fine wines on the wooden viewing-deck or an elegant bush dinner, while you inhale the earthy scents of the African bush, will make your taste-buds soar.
No children under 12 allowed on game drives or walks
All children accommodated at the main camp are charged full price and may not share with parents (max. 2 per room)
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