The newly built Nguni River Lodge is situated in the Greater Addo Elephant Park within the newly established 17 000 hectare Nyathi concession. An area well known for its high concentration of elephants together with its conservation efforts to re-introduce species lost in the past. Capturing the essence of five star luxury, the impeccably appointed Nguni River Lodge offers a true experience with the word “experience” being the fundamental goal of the team at Nguni River Lodge.
The lodges have been built high up on a ridge overlooking the plains with magnificent views, extending onto the Zuurberg mountain range. Our newly created waterhole on the plains below which attracts game from far and wide and the viewing can be enjoyed from the comfort of your deck …
Suites : There are 8 luxurious suites with en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, private balcony, fireplace, stone bath and private plunge pool. The modern amenities which include coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, wine rack, full in-room bar facility and exclusive guest amenities provided by the Maria Garcia collection.
Main Lodge :
The lodge comprises of two separate facilities which include a library, bar and lounge area, viewing decks, dining area, curio shop and both an indoor and outdoor boma experience. Nguni River Lodge is about a blend of Africa with Manhatten interiors. Sophistication yet simplicity, boldness yet balance, perfect harmony, exclusivity, sensitivity and private.
Cuisine & Dining:
The Eastern Cape is steeped in tradition and culture and the aim of Nguni River Lodge is to emphasize these concepts. The menu items are based on a fusion of cultures, rich with the heritage of the people and local ingredients. The open plan stainless steel kitchen lends itself to interactive cooking and services thus making one feel like home.
Activities at Nguni:
The activities programme has been developed to enhance the guest’s safari experience by enabling the guest to tailor-make their stay with us at Nguni River Lodge. The activities are also offered in a flexible and convenient environment. Game drives are conducted in specially customized open vehicles, providing one with a quiet and safe safari experience. The Nguni River Lodge safari’s take place over 17 000 hectares of unspoiled, untouched wilderness, and strict regulations are in place to minimize pressure on both the game and the habitat in the reserve.
Activities included in the daily tariff are: Open vehicle game drives, Day trips into the Addo Main Camp, Bush breakfasts, Bush walks, Wildlife lectures, Bush Dinner and Astronomy lectures.
Additional activities available but not included in tariff: Elephant back safaris, Township tours, Boat cruises to St Croix islands, Overnight tours to Darlington Lake Lodge to have a Karoo wildlife experience.
The Wildlife at Nguni:
Characteristic species included Elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo and a variety of antelope including Eland, Zebra, Gemsbok and Hartebeest.