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Find your peace and be inspired in the heart of Africa. Let the continent transform you as we share with you its natural wonders, endless unspoilt vistas, and heart-warming hospitality. For a truly immersive experience, we entice you to discover the soul of Africa with us.

With over 30 years of safari travel experience and a deep love of the land, Hideaways’ collection of bespoke properties and luxury safari experiences are superbly positioned across Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness areas to allow our guests to savour those rare moments of serenity embodied by the pristine African bush. While guests travel in absolute comfort and style, we at Hideaways are passionate about our communities and sustainable conservation.  Each traveller contributes toward long-term preservation, education, and upliftment of rural communities. Creating Life-Changing safari experiences for guests, employees and locals alike.

Elephant's Eye

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Hwange National Park

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Tented Lodge

Number of Rooms: 8

Elephants Eye is situated 13 km from the entrance to Hwange National Park in a private concession.

This beautiful setting overlooks a waterhole frequented by elephants and a host of other wild game.

The lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in 8 tented chalets all with double/twin beds surrounded by mosquito netting, and en suite bathrooms with a bath, basins, and an outdoor shower.

Each chalet faces the waterhole, and there is a guide on site to escort you to and from communal areas and chalets.

The guest areas provide a dining facility, bar, communal boma, curio shop, a safe, and an eco swimming pool.

Activities include day and night game drives, eco and educational guided walks, bird watching, and sundowners at a waterhole and hide.

You can also visit the Painted Dog Centre which is involved in the conservation of these beautiful and endangered African wild dogs.


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Mogotlho Safari Lodge

Country: Botswana

Destination: Okavango Delta

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 13

Mogotlho Safari Lodge emanates the essence of Africa and an intimate safari experience in the heart of Botswana. This safari pearl, surrounded by Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve, is a choice for the conscious safari enthusiast. The luxury tented camp is built off-grid, seamlessly blending into African nature on the banks of the Khwai River. Guests can immerse themselves into an African safari experience guided and hosted by Mogotlho’s passionate team made up of residents from nearby villages.

Each of the 13 spacious and luxurious tents, has been intimately placed to ensure unspoiled panoramic views of the African bush, with a touch of class and plenty of privacy. With each tent having a unique view of the river, a life source and watering hole for wildlife, you will have ample opportunity to observe our African wildlife and ever-changing landscape from the privacy of your balcony.


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Nantwich Lodge

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Hwange National Park

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 9

A unique, small and intimate eco-lodge reclaimed from a bygone era for true safari lovers who want to get off the beaten track and discover the pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife of Northern Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Perched up on a bluff overlooking a large dam with resident crocodile and hippo, the lodge boasts one of the best views in the park.

Built from the foundations of an old Zimparks outpost, and using as many eco principles as possible, the refurbished lodge embodies the very essence of conservation and responsible tourism by re-purposing, preserving and celebrating the natural heritage of the site.

A hidden gem within a hidden gem, Nantwich is a lodge to which you’ll want to return again and again. Receive front row seats to one of the best wildlife stages in Africa and play an active role in your own safari experience. The stage is set for interactive experiences with our passionate team, their intimate knowledge of the wilderness area and your dreams of a truly memorable safari holiday. Wonderfully remote, there are fewer people in this part of the park and excellent game viewing awaits. The lodge provides exceptional views and extensive walking safari opportunities – for a truly immersive African wildlife experience.

Become a Hwange expert through guided bush walks and game drives. When not busy exploring the surrounding bush or spying wildlife right from your chalet, the Main Lodge is where you will find the open lounge and dining area, as well as a well-equipped library. Here, you won’t just be a visitor but a budding conservationist or African wildlife enthusiast. Your first fun fact? This part of the park has the highest density of lions in the park and those in the know refer to it as Big Cat country.

For the first time visitor to Africa looking to experience the continent’s remarkable wildlife in an authentic setting or the seasoned safari traveller looking to get off the beaten track and away from crowds and other vehicles, Nantwich is the perfect one-stop African destination.


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Camp Kuzuma

Country: Botswana

Destination: Chobe National Park

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Tented Camp

Number of Rooms: 7

Camp Kuzuma is a boutique eco-lodge in Botswana that borders Chobe National Park and Hwange National Park.   Found in an exceptional safari area made up of vast open plains and a forest reserve, that form part of a busy wildlife corridor.  

The seven well-appointed tents are incredibly spacious, boasting deep Victorian baths and king-sized beds draped in mosquito nets.   With a true commitment to eco-tourism, the camp is completely off the grid yet offers all the comforts guests may desire on their Botswana Safari Experience.

Camp Kuzuma has the unique advantage of also being a base for hot-air balloon safaris.

Every new day is announced by the gentle hum and rhythmic beat of African drums, rousing guests for another day of riveting wildlife experiences in the wilds of Botswana. The boutique safari camp is found in a busy animal corridor and part of an ancient elephant migratory route, the area is splendidly full of wildlife but impressively empty of other people besides our guests and camp staff, making it a true hideaway.

The stone and canvas suites have charmingly luxurious old-world touches such as high-backed Victorian baths, leather couches, and silver trays & teapots interspersed with distinctly Botswanan accents. Your tent has a private viewing deck as well as a refreshing outdoor shower. In the main area, a rim-flow pool overlooks the busy waterhole where herds of elephants drink and bathe, and during the dry season other animals line up to wait their turn. The sunken fire pit just off the deck is a space that invites quiet contemplation in the cool afternoon breeze and a gathering place for bush tales around the campfire in the evening. Look forward to Boma dinners under the stars and a Shebeen Chic experience, a down to earth dinner with a delightfully local African flavour.

Our expert guides will astound you with their knowledge of fauna and flora as will the amount of wildlife to discover. Besides journeying through the bush in an open-air safari vehicle, guests also have the incredible opportunity to experience the area by water and air! A Chobe River boat cruise is an absolute must-do, hippos and crocodiles bask in the sun on the banks of the river while elephants get right in the water and walk across to the other side – an up close and personal experience! And by air? We are one of the only lodges in Botswana to offer hot air ballooning! Glide peacefully through the air above the plains observing the herds below, an extraordinary once in a lifetime experience that you’ll never forget.


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Kariba Safari Lodge

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe)

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 17

Situated on a mountain side with panoramic views over the vast waters of Lake Kariba, this safari lodge encompases a very special and unique Zimbabwean experience. Set amidst 33 acres of forest hillside with a beach area below, Kariba Safari Lodge offers encounters with uncharted wild waters, fringed in luxury. 

Each of the 9 open-fronted lodges and 8 suites boast a private and sweeping view of the lake. To be greeted simultaneously by sunrise and Lake Kariba is a start to the day like none-other; a gift of untamed Africa waiting to be discovered.

Kariba Safari Lodge is a beautiful lakeside resort situated on a mountainside with sweeping views over both the blue water and the islands in the Eastern basin of the lake.

The Lodges and Suites are distributed over 33 acres of forested hillside, sloping down to the lakeshore and beach area. The lodge may be accessed by air or road transfers. With private light air charters from Harare, Mana Pools or Hwange, one may fly in with convenience to Kariba Airport, gifted with a bird’s eye view of the area. The transfer from the airport is between 20 - 30 minutes. Alternatively, embark on a 5-hour drive from Harare, 370 km away.

Lake Kariba is an invitation for exploration. Set in the largely unknown eastern basin of the lake, Kariba Safari Lodge offers excursions and experiences distinctive to the area. From exploring its waterways on speed boats, accessing remote islands and areas unfathomed, to fishing, to simply sipping the sun down at the end of the day – the lake caters for a variety of travel desires.

Relax on the shoreline, upon the wild sandy beach, or perhaps just lie by the pool at the lodge, surrendering to relaxation.

To satiate your cultural and historical curiosity, one may take a day trip into town. Excursions to the dam wall, learning of the construction of this feat of engineering, a visit to the chapel as well as time with local residents in the township, a day out provides understanding and perspective of the area and its people.

Answer to the call of exploration and embark upon an experience of wild Zimbabwe. Kariba Safari Lodge is adventure cushioned in comfort, fulfilling your appetite for Africa from dawn until dusk.


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Sovereign Houseboat

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe)

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Houseboat

Number of Rooms: 10

With panoramic views of Lake Kariba, the Sovereign Houseboat offers a spacious and unique safari experience. Sweeping vistas of uncharted waters, with a backdrop of silhouetted trees and breathtaking sunsets bestow the ambience of freedom – the lake and the wilderness solely yours. Exploring the lake’s waterways either aboard the Sovereign or upon the tender boats, you are able to access and encounter areas untouched, pioneers of your adventure in untamed Africa.

A safari upon water is truly an incomparable experience. Cruising parallel to islands inhabited by wildlife, coasting beside national park shores and floating beneath the African sky in its array of characters gifts a sense of being enveloped by the wild. 

The Sovereign Houseboat was designed with space and style in mind, ensuring options for relaxation throughout your stay, fringed in luxury. The lounge and 10 bedrooms are air conditioned, allowing for a moment of cool and quiet from the African heat. Panoramic views lure guests to the lounge area, as well as up a staircase leading to a daybed which boasts a bird’s eye view of the lake and its surrounds. A swimming pool calls for relaxation and reprieve, as well as offering the perfect spot for a gin and tonic, paired best with sunset

When onboard the Sovereign, you are surrounded by wilderness. With only the horizon as your limit, you embark on an adventure exclusively your own, sharing the sights and sounds of nature with those cruising beside you. Whether lazing by the pool or exploring the waterways and islands by tender boat, trying your hand at fishing or sipping on a cocktail, Lake Kariba captures your soul, painting it into the gold and orange sky at sunset.

Embarking from Masumu River Lodge in Binga to sail on Lake Kariba, the Sovereign Houseboat offers a unique safari experience. Designed with space and style in mind, the experience ensures options for relaxation throughout your stay, fringed in luxury. Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake, located along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.


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Masumu River Lodge

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe)

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Nature Lodge

Number of Rooms: 11

Masumu River Lodge boasts spectacular views over Lake Kariba – encapsulating the western waters and characteristic islands of this area. Built into the slope of a hill in the Binga province of Zimbabwe, the lodge offers stunning panoramic vistas from various levels. Nine en suite lodges as well as two family lodges all welcome daydreaming from private verandahs and balconies. 

A stay at Masumu River Lodge will not only fulfill your appetite for an African adventure, but satiate your cultural curiosity as well. Binga is an area rich in Tongan culture, and we encourage guests to immerse in and learn about both the past and present ways of the local people.


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Mana Pools Safari Lodge

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Mana Pools National Park

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 12

Mana Pools is the definition of wild Africa – untamed, remote and abundant with wildlife. Time spent here, beneath the apple-ring albida trees, offers unparalleled game viewing and photographic opportunities, with Mana’s light and beauty unmatched anywhere on the African continent.

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most biodiverse in nature and abundant in species of the river, earth and sky. 

Mana Pools Safari Lodge is our wilderness base wrapped in comfort, complimented by the warmth of Zimbabwean hospitality. Built into the landscape, the lodge becomes one with nature, wildlife and lodge life existing in harmony.


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Shashani Matobo Hills

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Matobo National Park

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 10

Matobo holds a magic like none other. Its environment, ambience and lasting impact is unique to its location, found nowhere else in Africa. It’s quiet wilderness, steeped in history and embedded in culture, finds a way to settle onto your skin and steals a special part of your heart.

Built atop a granite kopjie (hill), Shashani Matobo Hills has the honour of gazing out over this remarkable Zimbabwean landscape. Each room offers its own private view, a personal sliver of paradise gifted to you from your chalet. 

Explore the more gentle and cultural side of Africa, set amongst giant granite domes, the earth decorated with the footsteps of rhino; a place where the veil between heaven and earth is thin.


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Lazuli Bush Lodge

Country: South Africa

Destination: Kwazulu-Natal - Elephant Coast

Property Group: Hideaways

Style: Villa (Exclusive Use)

Number of Rooms: 4

Living up to its namesake, with Lazuli meaning ‘Gemstone’ in Zulu – Lazuli Bush Lodge is truly part of the East Coast treasure chest. Specifically the ultramarine stone, its character emanates similar qualities of healing, awareness and self-care. It is regarded as a good-luck stone, offering infinite possibilities – akin to the feeling one gets when staying at the lodge.

Lazuli Bush Lodge is a forest haven; a discreet and tranquil experience in the Kuleni Game Park of Kwazulu Natal. Located in the heart of the Elephant Coast, the lodge has access to iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and Sodwana Bay, each area offering a range of entertainment and activities during your stay. From whale watching to classic game drives to turtle observation and snorkelling, you have endless options for outdoor excursions!


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