Children of any age are welcome. Children under 6 are not permitted on game drives but special kiddies game drives for 3-5 year olds are available after breakfast.
Each Tented Suite is approximately 45 square meters and has a private deck, a kingsize bed (convertible to twin beds on request), air conditioning, open-plan en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, in-room safe, mini bar, direct-dial telephone, hair dryer and a range of deluxe amenities.
The main lodge facilities include a large lounge with a fireplace, swimming pool with pool loungers, hammocks in the trees, complimentary Wi-Fi access in the main lodge area, a curio shop, and a well stocked library and bar.
Each game viewing vehicle carries 6 guests only.
Bush walks go out after breakfast and last between 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on guests' fitness levels.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
Spa treatments (additional cost) are offered in the privacy of guests' suites by expert therapists.
The Boutique offers a range of African-produced and high-end clothing, accessories, art and momentos, as well as everyday 'necessities'.
The Thabametsi Treehouse hideout is solar powered and built over 2 levels, and includes a main bedroom, full walk in double shower, lounge, and a viewing deck. It has been securely constructed above the ground, where the animals remain at a safe and comfortable distance. Your field guide will provide a full orientation before departing, but is always on call via radio until you are collected the next morning after sunrise and a good breakfast. Your suite back at the lodge is still available just in case you wish to return at any time.
Your rate includes a Guest Conservation Contribution, which goes towards protecting the animals and their environment.
Please be advised that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), terrestrial UAVs, as well as aerial UAVs (or drones) is prohibited for the following reasons:-
1. The lodge is committed to ensuring that all guests and wildlife are not disturbed, where practically possible, by artificial mechanisms of any kind;
2. Security concerns around rhino poaching;
3. The use of recreational drones is prohibited in terms of Section101 of SA Civil Aviation Regulations 2015.
This policy includes the lodge staff as well as professional photographers.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on bush walks in the reserve or the Miss Mara water safaris. Guests over 60 years old wishing to join a bush walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A bush walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.
Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.