Accommodation Suppliers

95 Garfield Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa, 7708
Member Number: 203700 Tel: +27 (0) 21 671 7729

Hideaways’ exclusive portfolio of eco-lodges and activities are all deeply committed to sustainability and conservation. Our bespoke luxury accommodations and activities offer the splendour of Africa to the eco-conscious traveller with our extraordinary safari experiences in Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness conservation areas.

With the highest levels of comfort, individual service and expert guiding in remote locations, Hideaways offers a portfolio of eco-lodges and activities that allow guests to experience the best in barefoot luxury, while each stay actively contributes to preserving Africa’s pristine natural habitats. Our properties and experiences are:

Elephant's Eye, Hwange

Nantwich, Hwange

Camp Kuzuma, Chobe

Mogotlho, Khwai River

Sovereign Houseboat, Lake Kariba

Mana Pools Safari Lodge

Kariba Safari Lodge

Shashani Matobo Hills

Masumu River Lodge, Binga

Hideaway’s slogan “life-changing experiences” is at the heart of everything we do. Not only in the sense that a special holiday can change your life. But also that almost every aspect of our guest’s stay is life-changing for someone else too – whether it is providing employment for the local community, enabling a scholarship sponsorship for a rural child, inspiring future conservationists, protecting the environment through eco-friendly practices, and preserving the habitats of the wildlife that makes these areas so special.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Air Charters
  • Eco tourism
  • Art tours
  • Cultural activities
  • Honeymoon safaris

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Our eco-philosophy is one of barefoot luxury, focused on eco-friendly design and empowerment.

Solar power -
 We will use solar energy to power our lodges for most of the day and night. We will have a backup generator on hand for unforeseen necessity.

Eco-friendly pool - Instead of using salt or chlorine, our pools will use a natural reed system to filter the water.

Natural elements - We are using the elements for the lodges that already exist. Instead of tearing down the buildings and developing them again, we are utilizing and adapting what is already there. We will also be using natural elements for the production of the lodges. We have sourced surplus wood, excess local materials, etc.

Food - We have agreements with the surrounding villages to buy their fresh produce, thus empowering the people and supporting the villages in an on-going and sustainable way.

Staff Our - staff will all be locally sourced under the advisement of a management team who boast extensive understanding and sensitivity to the areas where our eco-lodges are located.

Educational Our - clients will all be given an educational and environmental presentation explaining how our lodges are environmentally friendly - we hope to increase the awareness and need for nature conservation.

Animals - We will ensure that our developments will not block the wildlife's paths, their habitation areas or disrupt them in any way. We manage a waterhole on our Elephant's Eye, Hwange, property to support the animals in the drier months.



12 August 2022

Revamped website for Hideaways

We are excited to launch our revamped Hideaways website to best showcase our collection of bespoke Hideaways safari lodges that are superbly positioned across the most exclusive wilderness areas, national parks and game reserves of Zimbabwe and Botswana.

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17 January 2022

Hideaways Mogotlho, Khwai River: In the Footsteps of Guides

Empowerment is the word along the animal corridors at Hideaways Mogotlho, Khwai River. Guides Roy Ngele and ​​Keoikagetsa Mphoyamodimo recently attended and graduated from the African Guide Academy, enhancing their skills as well as their careers.

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17 August 2021

Hideaways: We’ve got you Covered for 2022

Answer to the call of exploration and discover the wild and wonderful properties of our Hideaways’ portfolio. Between Botswana and Zimbabwe, we’ve got you covered.

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04 August 2021

Wildlife Counts; A Hwange Game Count Getaway with Hideaways

Nantwich, Hwange, is not only steeped in history with the chance to delve into the past of the iconic national park, but also offers the opportunity to be involved in the future of the area.

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08 July 2021

Rise Above with Camp Kuzuma on a Hot Air Balloon Safari

In the spirit of life-changing experiences and eco-conscious travel, Hideaways would like to announce the ‘launch’ of their Hot Air Ballooning activity at Camp Kuzuma, Botswana,

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05 July 2021

Broadening Horizons: Hideaways Portfolio Welcomes Masumu River Lodge and Sovereign Houseboat

Broadening our horizons, Hideaways is expanding its safari experience from land to water, and what more iconic African lake to explore than that of Lake Kariba. Welcoming Masumu River Lodge, Binga and the Sovereign Houseboat into the Hideaways fold, we now offer a channel to another world of African adventure. Lake Kariba captures one’s soul, painting it into the gold and orange sky at sunset.

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17 June 2021

Hideaways Welcomes Shashani Matobo Hills Lodge to Its Portfolio

Being in the business of creating life-changing experiences and making dreams come true, Hideaways’ is expanding its portfolio to include locations where the veil between heaven and earth is thin.

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09 June 2021

Hideaways' Welcomes Two New Properties to their Portfolio

In a conscious and consistent effort to learn from nature, creating and adapting with awareness, Hideaways’ has been spending time laying foundations for growth.

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11 February 2021

Capture Hwange: Watch Hideaways' Live with Photographer David Rogers

David Rogers has Africa running through his veins, absorbed into the corridors of his mind - captured by the written word as well as through the camera lens.

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01 January 2021

Watch our latest Hideaways presentation: Introducing Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai

Watch our latest live presentation celebrating the launch of our new partnership with Mogotlho, Khwai River. Hideaways Director Garth Jenman shares the conversation stage with lodge owner Rex Kelly, and manager Brendon Newton, welcoming the property and its team with anticipated excitement in sharing this unique piece of Africa.

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17 December 2020

Hideaways Extends Gratitude for The Gift of Giving towards the Wildlife Ranger Challenge

We would like to express our gratitude to those who donated towards the Grow Africa Anti-Poaching unit this year, an initiative run by the Conservation Wildlife Foundation. The gift of giving comes in many forms – in that of time, awareness shared, as well as funds which are channeled into initiatives keeping our anti-poaching unit on the ground, equipped for duty.

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09 December 2020

Hideaways Welcomes Mogotlho Safari Lodge to their Portfolio

A partnership built on the foundations of trust, ethical tourism, conservation initiatives and respect, Hideaways officially welcomes Mogotlho Lodge, Khwai River, to our portfolio.

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07 December 2020

Hideaways: A Spoken Letter to the Travel Tribe, Part Two

“The touch zone of friendship is to witness. It is the privilege of seeing each other’s vulnerability and walking through it together. We need to believe in each other and to accompany each other on a journey impossible to accomplish alone”.

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01 October 2020

Hideaways Supports the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, Returning Wildlife Warriors to the Frontline

Wildlife as we know it, as well as the rangers who protect our wild spaces, are both at risk of becoming endangered. With the economic repercussions of Covid-19, salaries and funding for anti-poaching initiatives have dried up – along with sustainable solutions. With families of rangers destitute and animals helpless, the fire is fueled to ignite awareness and raise funds to keep these wildlife warriors employed, and our wild spaces safe.

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18 September 2020

Hideaways' and Elephants Without Borders Podcast: A Passport to Conservation Education

“The best ambassadors for elephants, are elephants themselves” Listen to the podcast here. The Hideaways team was humbled and inspired in a highly educational and eye opening conversation with Elephants Without Borders – a non-profit organisation who are in the business of saving lives through addressing the challenges of human wildlife coexistence.

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15 September 2020

Hideaways' Celebrates 'New-world' Travel: Beyond the Lodge Episode 5: The Golden Safari Triangle

Having thoroughly explored the landscapes of our minds – the passports of our imagination filled with the stamps of our dreams – we are ready to dust off our sedentary boots and go exploring! In anticipation of adventure, Hideaways’ has put together a safari which celebrates the essence of Africa: it’s people, it’s landscapes and its untamed wildlife.

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26 August 2020

In celebration of Women’s Month; Hideaways and the Dulini Collection speak into the Power of Dignity

Menstrual health is not just a “women’s issue”. Women drive development in families, communities and nations. Without access to basics such as menstrual pads, these young women are unable to harness their potential, disproportionately hindered in opportunities.

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19 August 2020

Hideaways Live: Beyond the Lodge at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange: A Combination of Legacy and Luxury

“A stay at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, is a combination of experiencing a legacy reserve, in massive luxury”. John Maytham, Cape Talk Radio Sign up for our fourth episode of Beyond the Lodge, focusing on Hideaways’ conservation footprint, the passion and resourcefulness of the African people, and how to cultivate hope.

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03 August 2020

World Ranger Day: The Invisible Warriors of the Wild – A Dedication from Hideaways

A podcast recording about APU rangers at the frontline. Foot patrol starts at dawn. As the frontline custodians of our wild spaces, the team performs each hike with equal resolve to bring justice. Armed with two batons and the sheer force of determination, accompanied by a National Parks Ranger with a rifle, they walk.

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27 July 2020

Safari Soul Episode 2: Cow Safaris? Hideaways and Venter Tours Speak ‘Out The Box’ Travel Ideas born in Lockdown

For some, lockdown has been fertile ground for the growth of new ideas. With adaptation a necessary truth, Hideaways has been tracking inspiring stories and fresh perspectives within tourism. Venter Tours, Germany, have chosen transformational travel, their new product certainly being “out the box” and into the tractor!

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21 July 2020

Hideaways explores Beyond the Lodge and Under the Sea: Episode 3: Rio Azul, Mozambique – Join live on the 22nd July @16:00

In the spirit of adventure and sustainable tourism, Mike Varndell joins Hideaways for our next episode of Beyond the Lodge: Rio Azul. As the managing founder of Malawian Style, Mike has an eye for high quality travel experiences which satiate the need for adventure wrapped up in the ethos of responsible travel.

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09 July 2020

Watch: Safari Choreographers Garth Jenman and Brett Mcdonald on why safari experiences are like fine wine & how to make guests cry….

An unforgettable safari experience is choreographed from the heart, a value shared between directors Garth Jenman, Hideaways, and Brett Mcdonald, Flame of Africa. It is these values that formed the foundations of a partnership between the two, joining forces and visions to create exceptional African getaways.

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24 June 2020

Raising the Conservation Flag:  Podcast conversations with CWF stakeholders Katja Quasdorf and Beks Ndlovu

“We have a common cause – to save the landscape and alleviate poverty.” https://anchor.fm/conservationstorytelling/episodes/Episode-8-Tourism-and-Conservation-with-Beks-Ndlovu-and-Katja-Quasdorf-efarap

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12 June 2020

The Importance of Fire Management in Hwange National Park: Hideaways And CWF Prepare For Fire Season

The fragility of our environment is multi-layered, as is our potential for positive impact through conservation projects. Involvement with such initiatives as CWF are not only imperative for anti-poaching, but extend to conservation awareness through forest and fire management in order to protect natural spaces and our wildlife.

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09 June 2020

Hideaways: Beyond the Safari Lodge: Garth Jenman and author Tony Park explore beyond the borders of Nantwich Lodge

The world is embracing professional daydreaming and digital upskilling. Hideaways will be sharing stories, facts, inspirations and conservation details around the safari regions we operate in - giving travel partners an insight beyond the safari lodge. Having recently shared conversations with international author Tony Park about how he collected stories and inspiration from one of our Zimbabwean properties, Nantwich Lodge,

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04 June 2020

Expect anything and assume nothing: Dr Ian McCallum speaks into Survival Strategies from the Wild – an interview hosted by Hideaways

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=242274940528980&ref=watch_permalink The animal kingdom lives on the edge of crisis. Every day presents life and death situations in which, in order to survive, one needs to be awake, alert and aware. Dr Ian McCallum encourages us to, like wild animals, expect anything and assume nothing. This tool will help you too, to survive in crisis.

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26 May 2020

Hideaways Facebook Live: Understanding Pain Points of Travellers & Staff to Create Future Safari Experiences

It is time to lift our gaze and look beyond the horizon. Through this time of economic, ecological, and emotional turmoil we have all made shifts – has this prepared us to journey organically down a road back to nature?

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25 May 2020

Living in Plan B and the Importance of Resilience

Reflection, hindsight and adaptation are the principal words on the universal streets at the moment. By attempting to strategize for an uncertain future while trying to find answers in a familiar and certain past, we often find ourselves stumped. However, in this excavation of ideas and strategies, in the midst of absolute uncertainty and crisis, we have uncovered the steadfast theme and attitude of resilience within our industry.

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20 May 2020

International Author Tony Parks Speaks Effective Communication Tools

International best-selling author Tony Park and Hideaways CEO Katja Quasdorf discuss communication strategies in the context of crisis and perpetual change.

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11 May 2020

Beyond all Borders: Hideaways explores the Connective Nature of Storytelling: Facebook Live with Tony Park

Stories know no boundaries and have limitless possibilities, a shared trait with the passion and commitment of the travel industry. While borders may be closed, and temporary bans remain implemented, tourism continues to share a deep love and respect for nature, persevering in its’ pursuit of imaginative solutions.

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30 April 2020

A Message to the Custodians of our Wild Spaces

Katja: “When creating ‘Spoken Letter to the Travel Tribe,' I was put on the spot by the talented videographer and editor of Rewild, Alistair Danes, with questions so important and meaningful that I struggled to find the words. You know when you get nervous just because what you are doing and trying to communicate means so much?  The question he asked was: “If you could speak to your people at the frontline today, in your concessions, what message would you give them?”

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16 April 2020

A Spoken Letter to the Travel Tribe

From her home and her heart to yours, Hideaways CEO Katja Quasdorf shares words of solidarity and inspiration as we go forward, together. In the shared passion for Africa and the love of travel, Katja empathises with all members of the travel tribe, as we accompany each other through this journey. In reflection and gratitude to all industry members, from the conservation custodians to travel agents and beyond, Hideaways are grateful for weathering this storm beside you.

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14 April 2020

Hideaways: Hwange National Park: Conservation efforts remain top priority

Recreational exposure and environmental awareness are now irreversibly connected in the world of travel. Conservation efforts are extensively supported by community conservation tourism and are now facing trying times in the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and will do so beyond travel bans and lock down being lifted. Without the flow of travellers, funds decrease substantially.

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11 March 2020

Best of Chobe & Hwange Hideaway: Route-ing for Innovative Itineraries

Innovative travel is at the heart of Hideaways. Our safari specialists have designed an entirely new route which encompasses the best of our Hwange and Chobe properties and experiences. Conceived with the intention of celebrating connected travel, we have fashioned an immersive itinerary for our guests.

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10 March 2020

Reaction Vs Reality: How to Make Responsible and Sensible Travel Plans

How may travel plans be disrupted? What would happen if I became ill during my travels? As global citizens, making responsible and proactive decisions are key to having a positive impact on world wide health issues. Hideaways’ CEO Katja Quasdorf shares an interesting and enlightening conversation she held with Dr Simon King from Park Doctor, highlighting the importance of collaboration across business sectors and countries, finding strength in unity as the Covid-19 situation continues.

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18 February 2020

“Mr Google” at Camp Kuzuma

It’s much more than the location, wildlife, bespoke accommodation and landscape that makes the Hideaways experience so life-changing. An incredibly important component of our guests’ safari holiday is the personalities and capabilities of our incredible staff. The characters of Camp Kuzuma each play an important role in the experience of our guests and we would like to introduce some of them to you to give you a taste of what to expect.

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30 January 2020

Changing Human Lives by Saving Animal Lives – The Story of an Anti-Poaching Unit Scout

An Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) is a vital resource in the fight for conservation. They do important groundwork that prevents and minimises the impact of poachers. Elephant’s Eye, Hwange’s APU is made up of a serious group of men who aren’t the most talkative bunch, but who do know their job is meaningful, purposeful and crucial.

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17 January 2020

Hideaways Goes Botswana!

It is 2020 – our 20/20 vision had been clear for the last months of 2019 and we are proud to finally and officially announce that Hideaways ‘is going Botswana’. Camp Kuzuma in Botswana will be joining the Hideaways collection of life-changing experiences. The luxurious and secluded Boutique Tented Camp is a true hideaway, and the firm and real commitment to eco-tourism and providing a green travel experience is what makes this safari experience an unapologetically real fit for the Hideaways collection.

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10 January 2020

What's News at Nantwich? All You Need to Know

Nantwich is officially open and taking bookings. Now that Nantwich is ready for guests (but currently closed for the rainy season) we are happy to provide our updated Rate Sheet which has all the information about what is included and excluded, as well as the difference in price for Green, Mid and High season.  The talented team and chic chalets are ready to give our guests a warm Zimbabwean welcome from April to December.

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19 December 2019

International Bestselling Author Tony Park, Writes About His First Official Visit to New Hideaways Lodge Nantwich

Tony Park is the renowned international author of Africa based thrillers such as Scent of Fear and Far Horizon. The Australian author spends large parts of the year in southern Africa researching and writing his books, some of which have become bestsellers. Tony has a special connection with Hwange National Park, and has even based some of his stories there.

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13 November 2019

Truth on the Zambezi… Hideaways Zambezi Truth Video Evokes Emotions

Sublime natural beauty, calm water gently broken by the bow of the dhow smoothly gliding through it. On the banks of the river, the birds are chirping and the elephants are extending their trunks into the cool refreshing water. Comfortably cocooned in the dhow, guests are enjoying the views and the gentle breeze in their hair. This is absolute bliss and marvelous serenity at its most beautiful. While we can paint a picture with words that describe just how special this experience is, sights and sounds can enhance this endeavour so much more. See for yourself with this video.

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11 November 2019

Protecting the Periphery of Hwange National Park with Hideaways and CWF

The area around Hwange National Park is made up of a mosaic of wildlife-related land use and low human habitation, forming what is known as a ‘buffer zone’ which provides significant protection. However, this buffer zone faces threats from legal and illegal hunting of wildlife.

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08 November 2019

Mozambican and Zimbabwean Hospitality Meet - People Behind the Magic of Hideaways’ Rio Azul

Rio Azul joined the Hideaways portfolio earlier this year and has been welcoming guests with open arms. At Rio Azul, Mozambique,  the staff aspire to make guests feel truly at home as it’s their home too. Most team members have been with the lodge since the very beginning, having a hand in building it and dedicating their time and passion to make it a haven of ultimate surrender to the beauty and charm of the area.

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07 November 2019

Hideaways’ Grow Africa Foundation and De Grendel Unite to Change Children’s Lives

What does a historic wine farm in Cape Town have in common with a bespoke eco-lodge in Zimbabwe? You may think it’s a commitment to providing their patrons with a divinely indulgent experience where attention to detail and exceptional service are key, and while that may be true, the actual link is stronger and more meaningful.

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29 October 2019

Hideaways’ Beach Escape in Mozambique Now Wheel Chair Accessible

A Hideaways holiday is all about providing a bespoke experience for our guests. Sometimes this means making some necessary adjustments to our lodges so that some of our differently-abled guests are still able to have the holiday of a lifetime. One of our recent guests to Rio Azul had a dream come true when he snorkelled for the first time since he was in a tragic accident that left him paraplegic and wheelchair-bound at the age of 16.

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25 October 2019

Planting Grow Africa seeds with Hideaways Staff to Cultivate and Grow a Community that has Strong Roots and Amazing Success Stories

The Grow Africa Foundation is part of Hideaways and an accelerator for the sustainable upliftment of the local communities of the areas we operate in. The foundation strives to instill a sense of purpose and pride for Hideaways’ employees, clients, and partners.

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22 October 2019

Hideaways Wants to Let You in on a Secret… Find out the Perfect Amount of Time to Spend in Hwange National Park on Our New Safari

It is usually the largest most well-known parks of Africa that top most people’s bucket lists, including Kruger, Maasai Mara, Okavango and the Serengeti, all destinations renowned for offering thrilling wildlife experiences. But there is another undiscovered gem to be added to the list: Hwange National Park in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe.

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14 October 2019

Helping Women to Soar and Amplifying Their Journey to Entrepreneurial Success

As the CEO of a company where she started as a young intern, Katja Quasdorf is assuredly ambitious, determined and resilient, which is why she will be one of the inspiring speakers at the upcoming Amplify Journeys Annual Women’s Summits in October. The first summit will take place at the Cradle of Humankind Taking on 21 October,  with a pre-summit event from 19 - 20 October. The second summit will be in Franschhoek on 26 October to give as many people as possible an opportunity to attend this immersive experience.

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11 October 2019

Equestrian Escapades with Hideaways

What could fit more into the Hideaways ethos of offering life-changing experiences than a 5-day horseback safari through the African bush, rounded off with 2 days of pampering at our bespoke eco-lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange?   This journey runs on the following dates:

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10 October 2019

With every 3-night-stay at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – Guests Pay for a Year of a Scholar’s Education!

Last year Elephant’s Eye, Hwange introduced our Sponsorship Pledge, a pledge to sponsor a full year’s school fees for a child at Dingani Primary for every guest who stays 3 nights or more at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. We are excited to announce that we will be extending this pledge for another year! In rural Zimbabwe, one of the biggest obstacles to a child’s education is the lack of resources. Families survive on as little as $2 a day and often struggle to make ends meet.

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03 October 2019

Hideaways and Grow Africa Have Launched a New Initiative - The Ruzivo Scholarship and Book Fund

Hideaways’ goal is to positively and sustainably impact and support communities and people in the areas we operate in. In Zimbabwe, our lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is part of the Dete community. In Dete, Dingani Primary School is severely under-resourced.  More than 50 % of Dingani’s children cannot afford the yearly school fees.

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27 September 2019

Hideaways CEO Invited To Speak At A Premier Of The Lion King Raising Awareness For Lion Conservation

Did you know that since the 1994 release of the first The Lion King film we have lost 50 % of the wild lion population? This is a statistic that shocked most attendees of Hideaways’ conservation talk at a Belgium premiere of Disney's new Lion King film, where CEO Katja was invited to speak on behalf of CWF (Conservation & Wildlife Fund).

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26 September 2019

True Guest Involvement with Hideaways’ Community Upliftment Experience

The Community Upliftment Experience at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange sees guests engaging with the local community in reality. We introduce guests to the entrepreneurial women behind the Thandanani Sewing Project and help engage with the headmaster at Dingani Primary School. This way, interested and open-minded safari travellers learn about the incredible resilience and generous spirit of the Zimbabwean people and how a vacation to Zimbabwe and operating on the ground impacts the life of the com…

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23 September 2019

Hideaways’ Grow Africa Foundation Tackles Menstruation Challenges Sustainably

In rural communities in Zimbabwe, characterized by ill-equipped sanitation and deeply embedded stigmas, girls can miss up to 25 % of schooling due to menstruation. Project Penya was born when the Hideaways’ Elephant’s Eye Lodge took it upon themselves to fight the taboo of menstruation in sustainable collaboration with the local community.  The goal was to empower Dingani’s grade 6 girls with a sustainable solution for coping with menstruation thus enabling them to secure their future through the completion of their education.

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20 September 2019

Nantwich Origin Story By Tony Park & Hideaways

Stories are what makes the difference between really experiencing your travels or just playing an inactive part during your holiday; everyone has stories; our guests, our teams on the ground and communities, and of course there are stories of the wildlife that populate the wilderness areas that we are custodians of.

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18 September 2019

#OneZimbabwe – Waving the Resilience Flag. A Country That is About People, True Connection, Strength and Safaris

Hideaways became one of the founding members of the #OneZimbabwe movement that started with a Roadshow in Cape Town and Johannesburg. This collaborative event of industry partners with a passion for sharing the essence of Zimbabwe is debunking the negativity that circulates. Our CEO Katja was one of the speakers, as well as our Marketing Specialist Nicole, introducing Hwange National Park and essential conservation goals.

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13 September 2019

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange And The Effectiveness Of Conservation Levies

At Hideaways, we are deeply committed to conserving the wildlife in one of the world’s last remaining wilderness areas, Hwange National Park. Together with Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) we enact what we have identified as effective measures to fight poaching and protect the people and animals in an around the park.

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09 August 2019

Hideaways in the Latest Travel Africa Magazine

Hideaways CEO Katja has recently been featured not only once, but twice, in Travel Africa magazine. First, she shared her unique insights on how to sustainably and responsibly engage with local communities in Africa’s travel hotspots.

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29 July 2019

Grow Africa Sponsors Teachers in Rural Zimbabwe

Education is a lifeline for many children in Zimbabwe, offering a path to a better life. However, the village school at Dingani, near Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, is significantly under-staffed and in urgent need of assistance. With over 350 children, the 6 teachers employed by the government are facing daily challenges. The Grow Africa Foundation has sponsored the employment of an Early Childhood Development teacher at the school, Yolanda Ncube, who was born in the village of Dingani, graduated as a teacher 2 years ago and has been helping at Dingani Primary since 2018.

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22 July 2019

New Hideaways Safari Collection: Best of Hwange Fly-In Safari

This new Hideaways 7-day safari experience starts in Victoria Falls and takes guests through two distinct regions of Hwange National Park, allowing them to truly experience the very best of Hwange, including a scenic charter flight from Vic Falls to Hwange Main Camp – providing a spectacular aerial perspective of the park. Guests stay at our bespoke eco-lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange on a private concession sharing a fenceless border with the park, as well as our new lodge Nantwich in the remote Northern corner of the park where they'll have fantastic ‘box seat’ views of the only waterhole for 40 km. The itinerary is as follows:

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16 July 2019

Introducing the Hideaways exclusive Safari Collection

Along with our new website and new portfolio of properties and experiences, Hideaways is pleased to launch our new exclusive Safari Collection, offering unique African experiences designed to deliver unprecedented hospitality in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, all whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique habitats.

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04 July 2019

Inspirational Imagery On Hideaways’ New Website

Explore our recent expansion of bespoke properties and experiences – lodges and safaris superbly positioned across Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness areas, allowing guests to savour equal moments of awe and serenity as they are immersed in the pristine African bush or a seaside paradise. Truly life-changing experiences. For inspirational imagery, greater user-friendliness and our latest offerings, we welcome you to explore our new website.

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27 June 2019

Hideaways Dhows Zambezi Truth Fully Operational From 1 July

Hideaways is delighted – dreams are now a reality and the two handcrafted dhows, Zambezi Tribe and Zambezi Origin, are finally ready to welcome guests on an authentic journey along one of Africa’s most legendary rivers.  After wading through the sometimes muddy waters of bureaucracy we are officially out of the woods and onto the river, the mighty Zambezi River. Zambezi Truth is open for bookings & in operation!

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16 April 2019

Hideaways Welcomes Nicole Jacobs As Sales Manager

Nicole Jacobs has been appointed as Hideaways Sales Manager. This is a new position as Hideaways is expanding significantly with exclusive new properties and activities. Nicole moved from Jenman African Safaris’ Series division and has been with the company for 6 years. Over the past years she has earned a proven track record in delivering service excellence for guests and agents in the Operations Department and then over the past 2 years as the manager of the Series Department. She brings with her amazing attention to detail, innovation as well as a fantastic relationship with agents and clients alike.

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09 April 2019

2 Fantastic Indaba Fam Trips available with Hideaways

Hideaways is offering agents the opportunity to familiarise themselves with its amazing new property Rio Azul. Spend 4 days unwinding after the hustle and bustle of Indaba in a secluded tropical wilderness where you can explore the pristine mangrove forest and blue lagoon surrounding the lodge, while feasting on fresh seafood. Exciting activities such as dhow sailing trips and excursions to Pansy Island are planned, but there is also ample time for leisurely beach strolls, solo adventures on your own private tinnie boat and refreshing dips in the pool with a view. This Fam trip is from 5 - 8 May.

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27 March 2019

Hideaways CEO Explaining The Benefits Of Coopetition At WTM’s Speaker’s Corner

Hideaways CEO Katja Quasdorf has been invited to give a talk at WTM about a subject very dear to our hearts: Combining forces in the pursuit of the greater good! In fact, she has since adopted the neologism ‘co-opetition’ - the practice of business competitors putting aside their rivalries in the spirit of selfless cooperation, in this case in the dedicated fight against poaching. Katja will also highlight how agents themselves can significantly affect conservation efforts, as they are clients’ first point of contact when planning a safari holiday and can already provide valuable input on conservation awareness as well as inspire clients to become more involved. If you are attending WTM Africa stop by Speaker’s Corner on 10 April at 13h00 to hear what it’s all about. Click here to find out more.

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14 February 2019

Hideaways Is Heading To The Beach – Relaunch Of Rio Azul Mozambique

Whispers of a mangrove forest, a crystal-clear lagoon, white powdery sands, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping gently against the shore… It’s serenity in a tropical wilderness, it’s Rio Azul in Mozambique, the newest lodge in the Hideaways portfolio. This beach paradise in a remote and secluded location is waiting for guests who want to experience the splendour and barefoot luxury of Mozambique in a unique eco-system sharing our vision for a marine protected reserve. Island, beach, lagoon and estuary activities such as snorkelling, kayaking through a mangrove forest, beach picnics and trips to the Bazaruto archipelago.

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09 January 2019

Hideaways Heading to the Beach

Hideaways is dipping its toes in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean with a new luxury eco-lodge on the white sandy beaches of Mozambique. We cannot contain our excitement to announce that we are expanding our portfolio of life-changing experiences to include a tropical paradise near Vilanculos in breathtakingly beautiful Mozambique. A haven of tranquility and where travellers can indulge in ultimate relaxation or fill their days with a variety of adventurous beach activities. We don't want to reveal too much too soon... so watch this space!

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12 November 2018

Hideaways Zambezi Truth: On the Water and Ready to Transport Guests on a Bohemian Zambezi Voyage

Our two new dhows, Zambezi Tribe and Zambezi Origin have arrived in Vic Falls and are going through the final phase of their induction - undergoing their finishing touches, soft furnishing, romantic lighting, and other amenities, as well as a test run on the mighty Zambezi River! The dhows will escort guests on a romantic twilight journey along one of Africa's most famous rivers and are pulling out all the stops to make sure it is a truly magical experience.

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05 October 2018

New Entrance Into Hwange National Park Now Open

Hideaways is thrilled to announce the official opening of the new Mtoa gate from our lodge, Elephant’s Eye directly into Hwange National Park!

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05 September 2018

New Anti-Poaching Unit On Hideaways Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Concession

When it comes to wildlife conservation, poaching is a critical issue that needs to be tackled head-on. As a responsible eco-lodge with a prime focus on sustainability and conservation, Elephant's Eye, Hwange is committed to protecting the wildlife in and around our lodge. We have been collaborating with the Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF), of which Hideaways is a founding member, on this very issue and are excited to announce that Elephant's Eye will be allocated its very own anti-poaching unit (APU)!

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22 August 2018

Fun For The Whole Family At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange With Our Family Experience Package

Elephant's Eye, Hwange is becoming even more family friendly! In addition to kids staying for free (when sharing a chalet with 2 adults) we have included some exciting kid-friendly activities.

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06 August 2018

Saddle Up For A Horseback Safari At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Elephant's Eye, Hwange has added horseback safaris to its list of activities offered at the lodge. Replace the hum of the safari vehicle with the clip-clop of hooves and occasional soft neighs of a horse.

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26 July 2018

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – For Every Booking A Child Receives Free Education

Hideaways is committed to improving the lives of those living in the Dingani community close to our lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, either through employment, supporting local businesses or through the various projects organized through the Grow Africa Foundation.

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17 July 2018

Zambezi Truth: Behind the Scenes of Hand-Made Dhows on the Zambezi

Have you heard about the new Hideaways experience that's on the horizon?

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29 June 2018

New Exclusive Entrance into Hwange National Park

Hideaways’ lodge Elephant's Eye, Hwange is located on a borderless concession adjoining Hwange National Park and although guests are able to enjoy game drives on the concession and in the park, when guests enter Hwange National Park they currently need to momentarily leave the concession and spend a portion of their journey to the park on a tarred road.

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19 June 2018

New Hideaways Brochure - Available Online

Providing agents with an inspiring sales tool, Hideaways have created a beautiful new brochure captivating the story of Hideaways, its current and new experiences.

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31 May 2018

Coming Soon: An Exclusive Bohemian Experience From Hideaways

Hideaways is adding an exclusive new experience on the Zambezi River. Zambezi Truth involves two romantic East African style dhows that will escort guests on a Bohemian dream drifting along the Zambezi River at sunset & sunrise. Guests will be treated to cocktails and canapes aboard a luxurious traditional boat decked out with soft colourful cushions and sparkling lanterns.

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06 April 2018

Hideaways and Grow Africa Change Zimbabwean Schoolgirls’ Lives and Help Them to Shine!

In 2017 Hideaways and Grow Africa started Project Penya. One out of ten teenage girls throughout Africa’s most rural regions misses a considerable amount of school each year, as much as 25 % annually, due to the humiliation and stigma related to menstruation simply because they do not have access to or cannot afford basics such as sanitary pads.

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13 March 2018

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange New Lodge Manager Identifies Most Strongly with an African Eagle

Most of us have learned in life that good things don’t last forever, but when something comes to an end a new chapter begins. This month, we are bidding farewell to Blessed Chalibamba, who has not only been managing our eco-lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange for the past 4 years but has literally built it to what it is today. (He was on site when every single screw was put into the decking and the big Gum poles sunk into the ground).

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31 January 2018

New Transformative Experience at Hideaways: The Community Upliftment Experience

Hideaways has introduced a new transformative experience for guests at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – the Community Upliftment Experience, which is an excellent opportunity for guests to learn more about rural Zimbabwe life and to meet and interact with local Zimbabweans. The new tour is designed in collaboration with the Grow Africa Foundation’s redefined vision and mission statement “to be a bridge between Challenges & Solutions, Good Will & Action”.

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30 November 2017

HIdeaways' Project Penya Reaches its Goal

Hideaways is absolutely thrilled to announce that their Project Penya has reached its goal of raising enough money for a set of Subz reusable pads and panties for each Grade 6 and 7 girls at Dingani Primary School. This would not have been possible without the generous contributions of the guests at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange and partners of Hideaways.

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25 October 2017

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Joins the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

On Saturday the 7th October, guests staying at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange took part in the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) to raise awareness and contribute to the global voice to demand an end to the trade in ivory, rhino horns, and lion bones in Africa. This special game walk at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange was the official march for Zimbabwe. During the procession, a local herd of elephants just a mere 40 metres away decided to join in as well to guests’ absolute astonishment and delight! The illustrious author, Tony Park, well-known as being an enthusiastic ambassador for the Hwange region through his African themed novels, joined guests on the march. Sponsored by Hideaways’ partner NPO, Grow Africa, all proceeds from the t-shirts and caps went to the non-profit global march organisation.

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22 September 2017

New: Night Game Drives at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is now offering night game drives. Nighttime in the African bush is an experience like no other.

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29 June 2017

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange shows commitment to conservation and makes conservation levy (CWF levy) compulsory

Elephant’s Eye Hwange has decided there is simply no time to waste in combatting the plight that our wildlife is facing. As of the 1st of July 2017, the conservation levy will be compulsory for all guests staying at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. The amount is set at $10.00 per person per night, payable either on invoice or at the lodge. Previously the contribution was at guests own discretion. SO WHAT WILL THESE FUNDS GO TOWARDS? Simply put, without wildlife there is no tourism. This is…

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22 May 2017

Kids Stay Free at Elephant's Eye, Hwange

In order to meet the growing demand of families looking to explore the beauty of Zimbabwe and to make selling Elephant's Eye a breeze, we have a fantastic new rate change for families/parents travelling with kids. With immediate effect, children aged between 7 - 17 will be accommodated at Elephant's Eye, Hwange, absolutely free, provided they are sharing a chalet with an adult traveller. This extends to a maximum of two children sharing with two adults an…

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10 January 2017

Hideaways is fighting the taboo on menstruation

Hideaways, in association with our charity, Grow Africa has joined the fight to break the taboo on menstruation in Africa by ensuring that the girls attending Dingani Primary School - near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe - never have to go through the shame and psychological stress of having their period.     Teenage girls throughout Africa’s most rural regions miss a considerable amount of school, up to 25 % annually, due to the humiliation and stigma related to menstruation…

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14 December 2016

New Hideaways Website Looks to Promote Zimbabwe as an Eco Destination

Hideaways, who offers the glory of Africa to the eco-conscious traveller with their bespoke safari lodges in Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness conservation areas, has announced today the launch of their newly revamped website. The new design has a clean look, more functionality and enhanced content specifically curated to create a more informative and seamless online experience. Over the last few years, Hideaways has firmly established itself as a recognised portfolio brand an…

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05 September 2016

African Luxury Hideaways changes its name to Hideaways

In 2013, owner Garth Jenman fulfilled a life-long dream to develop a luxury portfolio consisting of properties with an eco-philosophy, namely African Luxury Hideaways. Since then the company has grown and its unique offerings have evolved, allowing Hideaways to evolve to an exciting new level. As guests continue to look for unique and experiential travel ideas, the word ‘luxury’ often no longer forms part of their quest for a holiday of a lifetime. Guest feedback has shown that th…

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17 June 2016

Mid-season introduced for 2017 at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

African Luxury Hideaways has introduced a new mid-season, which lies between the Green Season and the High Season for 2017.  This time of year is characterised by warm days, clear blue skies, and cool nights. Clients witness the end of the green season as the effects of the dry season take hold. Mid-season is perfect for photography as there is still enough bush and greenery present.    

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08 June 2016

Jenman African Safaris phasing out hands-on animal interactions

As tourists become more discerning customers, the tourism market is changing and tour operators must help create a sustainable environment. Jenman African Safaris has decided to start phasing out all animal interactions such as cheetah petting, lion walks and ostrich rides from its itineraries and product offering. Preserving our natural environment is key. Garth Jenman, Managing Director of Jenman African Safaris, says “It’s up to us to set an example to our clients, suppliers and…

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01 June 2016

Jenman African Safaris gets tour Fair Trade approved

Jenman African Safaris’ first tour has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism. As tourists become more eco-conscious, travel companies and tour operators need to adapt. The company philosophy at Jenman African Safaris is about making a difference with our tours and the places in southern and East Africa we travel to. At the Jenman headquarters in Cape Town, the company has also started implementing eco-friendly measures such as using a worm farm to produce compost, recycle glass and paper…

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20 July 2015

Annual yoga retreat at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

With an increasing interest in yoga retreats in a unique setting, African Luxury Hideaways will introduce its first annual 6-day yoga retreat at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange in November this year. Yoga will help the guests connect their mind and body with the true beauty of nature. The retreat will take place at least twice annually and will be led by some of South Africa’s most prominent yoga teachers from Cape Town and Johannesburg. It caters to all levels of experience, from the begin…

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17 June 2015

Sleep-out deck at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Started on the 1st of June 2015, guests staying for four nights or more can choose to spend one of those on our wooden deck overlooking a busy waterhole. Our sleep-out deck features a large mosquito net covered bed on an elevated platform which offers the most romantic escape in the African bush. This is a unique opportunity to witness animals’ behaviour during the night and have the chance to maybe observe some nocturnal animals such as owls, hyena and more. You will have your own priva…

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26 March 2015

African Luxury Hideaways offers Yoga Retreat at Elephant's Eye, Hwange

Yoga at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange: African Luxury Hideaways has created a wonderful package for those who are passionate about yoga and would like you to experience it in a new and unique way– in the middle of the African bush. Join one of South Africa’s most famous yoga teachers Kate Ball from Cape Town’s Yoga Spirit Studio on this exclusive retreat at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange from the 21st of May to the 26th of May 2015. You will spend five nights at the luxury eco-…

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27 September 2013

The new Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Lodge is open for business, and the website has been launched!

The office has been abuzz with excitement over the website launch and opening of Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Lodge; with rave reviews and new requests pouring in, all the anticipation and hard work (not to mention the advertising) has finally paid off!  This lodge is the first of its kind for African Luxury Hideaways; with a focus on sustainability, no detail has been spared in providing luxury, comfort and quality service while respecting the habitats of the local wildlife.  Gettin…

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