“The ultimate off-the-beaten-track safari destination - and you’re surrounded by wildlife the moment you arrive”
The 8 guest tents, set on low platforms among the trees to ensure both camouflage and shade, are spaced a good distance apart. Light, spacious, constructed of zippable canvas and with floor to ceiling windows, they are comfortable without being remotely swish, and have their own little shower rooms. Twin director-style chairs on the decked veranda are perfect for wildlife viewing and sundowner sipping as the wildlife drama unfolds before you.
Tents have chunky wooden double beds with high-density foam mattresses, cheerful duvet covers and cushions, and a central bedside table and lamp. Bright durries and paintings add a splash of colour while mosquito-netted door and window openings keep the sunlight at bay, and allow the smells and sounds of the bush to waft over you as you sleep.
Each tent’s bathroom is tucked away behind a wooden screen at one end. Twin sinks are set into a small wooden vanity unit where you find bottled water and mozzie. Further partitioning lends extra intimacy to the flush toilet and shower. Water is entirely solar-heated so expect your morning shower to be tepid rather than hot; a hot one is more likely at the end of the day.
The Fox family have spent years fine-tuning their bush cuisine. Breakfasts are served, rather than laid out buffet-style, in the two-storey lodge, at one table or several according to guest preference. This is a small and extremely remote camp, so you may get your host/manager all to yourselves! Freshly squeezed juice and fruit salad - including straight-from-the-farm mango, paw-paw, pineapple, watermelon - will be brought to the table along with freshly baked cinnamon rolls, then a hot breakfast.
Lunches are either ‘on safari’ or back at the lodge. Expect a tasty cold buffet of meats and cheeses, fresh salads and a lovely choice of chutneys.
Candlelit dinner, preceded by an ice-cold aperitif of your choice, is the culinary focus of the day, either at the lodge or under the stars. We hear excellent reports of the food. The beef, pork, lamb, vegetables and fruit come from the family farm, and you can choose a wine from a small selection, South African and generously priced. Vegetarians are well catered for.
All of the Foxes' lodges are geared up for families, with big tents that have space for extra beds to be added. Menus can be doctored to take young children's needs into account; game drives are always family-exclusive, ie. in a 4x4 with your own guide; and under 12s are half price. Provided children are robust and interested in wildlife, they should have a great time. But this is not a place for babies or toddlers.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Extra Beds Available
Family game drives can be tailored to your requirements.
Although the Foxes do welcome children of all ages, we don't think this is the kind of place for under 4's, given the wildlife all around, and the lack of facilities (cots etc) at the camp.