Hillsnek Safari Lodge is rich in wildlife and with a range of exciting activities on offer, the lodge offers a perfect place for a family vacation. With only three suites available, the lodge also provides that intimate and private setting for romantic couples retreat.
The four-star HillsNek Lodge is a secluded and private lodge situated in the magnificent, Big Five Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
The reserve borders the famous Addo Elephant Park and the Shamwari Game Reserve. HillsNek is family-friendly and lies in a malaria-free area, making it a great holiday destination.
This luxurious Lodge offers a private and secluded setting with only three tented suites available on the property. The tented suites are off the ground on stilts, and although they are away from the main lodge area, they are still joined by wooden walkways.
The tented suites are made from thick canvas and offer 360-degree viewing decks. Guests staying in the suites have their en-suite bathrooms with a large bath, and an outside shower is also available. The tented suites at HillsNek feature king-size beds and also offer some amenities to make their stay that much more comfortable and enjoyable.
The exciting activities in the Hillsnek reserve are all based on the surrounding nature and environment. Guests can enjoy safari drives in open 4x4 vehicles into the reserve where they have the opportunity to experience all that this beautiful reserve has to offer.
While on the guided safari drives, guests observe game such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos and some buck and bird species. The well-loved night drives are also available which provide some spectacular sightings of rare nocturnal animal species.
The thrilling bush walks are also a favourite activity at HillsNek. Guests get to explore the 'Big Five' free areas of the reserve being lead by an experienced guide. While on the walking safari, visitors get to view zebra, buck and some insects and bird species while learning about animal tracks.
While partaking in a bush walk, guests also get to learn about the fauna and flora of the area as well as any interesting insects which live here. The experienced and knowledgeable guide also answers any questions one might have during the walk.
While staying at the lodge, travellers can also enjoy a river cruise down the Bushman's River, or take a visit to the Art and Craft Centre as well as Shamwari's Born Free Foundation. The crystal clear night skies which surround HillsNek in the evenings also provide a fantastic ground for stargazing.
Here are a few items guests should pack when visiting the Lodge: