star camp is a green oasis is the Bush. There are only six African rondawels and
two Family Lodges, ensuring the luxury of a small and intimate camp. The Lodge
is newly renovated and offers a wonderful base for your Safaris. Each rondawel
is twin or double bedded, with en-suite facilities and a marvelous al fresco
Your stay here would probably follow this routine:
Arrive here after an easy drive to a warm welcome and cold drink. Lunch is served on the lawns in the shade of an acacia tree, with a view over a well frequented waterhole.
In the late afternoon, arm yourself with binoculars and cameras and set off with your ranger in an open Landrover. Follow bush roads through our reserve, using all of your senses to find the animals. We stop for everything of interest, possibly the spoor of hunting lions or a herd of dazzling zebras. We stop at a vantage point as the sun goes down and the day turns swiftly to night, to enjoy sundowner drinks and snacks. The flashlights come on as we search for secretive nocturnal creatures, from the sleek genet, the cute bush baby to an unforgettable view of a leopard.
gets really dark, your Ranger will take you on a Cosmic Safari, with an in-depth
view of the spectacular African night sky. He will point out constellations,
regale you with stories of the sky and show you deep sky objects using a
Back at the Lodge, the campfire is blazing, heralding a romantic dinner in the boma. Dinners are a social affair, with guests mingling with their hosts as they enjoy fireside cuisine with an African influence. Tasty starters are accompanied by our famous “pot brood”, freshly baked in a cast iron pot nestled in the coals. There is always a poultry dish as well as a traditional meat meal for main course and one of these dishes is always cooked over the fire. Desserts are usually a fruit flambé, prepared with much fanfare as the chef disappears behind a wall of flame! During the warmer summer evenings, we serve candlelit dinners under the stars.
Retire to your comfortable room, with a multitude of memories, to prepare yourself for the excitement of the day ahead.
Your ranger will knock on the door to awaken you to the Bushveld dawn. Coffee, tea and rusks are served in the outdoor lounge. Enjoy the antics of playful vervet monkeys as they too prepare for the day. Set off into the sunrise in the Landrover to find out what has been happening in the dead of night and follow spoor of animals on the move. Your ranger will lead you off on foot too, to discover sights which you would miss from a vehicle. The dawn chorus of birdsong is particularly memorable.
Return to the Lodge for a hearty breakfast, with an abundance of home-made “goodies”, including our famous Marula Jelly.
Relax around the pool for the morning or recline upon a chaise lounge with a view over the waterhole.
A “feel at home” ambiance will ensure that you have a truly memorable stay with us.