Alcove

The unit comprises a well-equipped kitchen, a large bedroom and a Multi-Sleeper Rondawel (if available), three bathrooms with showers, and a roomy veranda leading off the kitchen.

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Multi-sleeper Family – Queen bed & a bunk bed (built to accommodate adults) – sleeps 4
    • The queen bed can be swapped for single beds if required.
  • (IF AVAILABLE) Multi-sleeper Rondawel – 3 x bunk beds (built to accommodate adults) – sleeps 6
 
Bathrooms x 3
  • 1  ensuite to Multi-sleeper Family room.
  • 1 Guest bathroom adjacent to the kitchen.
  •  1 ensuite to Multi-sleeper Rondawel.

Please note: Each bathroom consists of a shower, basin, and a (flushing) toilet. The showers have hot water (via our gas geysers) in two of the three bathrooms. However, the hot water is only available in the evenings when the generator is on due to the gas geysers requiring a pressure boost.  The toilets make use of a septic tank and care should be taken when using these, as highlighted below.

Kitchen

The kitchen is well equipped and has ample storage space.

Fridges:

The unit is equipped with gas and solar powered freezers.

  • 1x210l gas freezer
  • 1x250l gas fridge/freezer combo
  • 1 x 260l solar freezer (Best for baits & fish caught)

Please note: For best use of our gas and solar freezers, patrons must spread their meat and other items between the freezers rather than packing a freezer to the brim. We advise adding beverages to the freezers as and when needed. The lodge has 2 x 210l AC freezers on standby.

Lighting

A 12v DC solar system provides lighting to the lodge and for charging cell phones. The generator supplies power for additional (AC) lighting in the evenings and charging of electronic equipment (i.e. torch batteries, laptops etc.), as well as usage of the electrical appliances such as the microwave and electric kettle for 2hrs every evening (07:00pm – 09:00pm).

BRAAI AREA

A portable braai & potjie stands in the covered veranda area, adjacent to the kitchen, where patrons can chill and relax whilst enjoying an outdoor cooked meal.

SERVICE STAFF

Our helpers (Elizabeth & Villella) provide housekeeping and yard maintenance services. Their costs form part of the daily rate. The night-watchman (if needed) is a separate cost. Elizabeth is renowned for her baked bread and fat cakes, so don’t forget to bring the relevant ingredients. She is also excellent at making breakfasts, but prior arrangements are necessary to source an additional helper for housekeeping services.

Service times:
  • Elizabeth services the unit between 08:00am and 12:30pm.
  • Villella is on duty from 07:30am to 09:00am & 04:00pm – 09:00pm.

* You are welcome to tip our staff at the end of your stay.tip - money-payment-coins-tip-finance-128  

 ADDITIONAL:

  1. The lodge provides Cutlery and Linen (sheet, pillow/case and duvet). Patrons can bring their own if preferred, including bath towels and blankets for added warmth during the winter months.
  2. Consumables to bring along include toilet paper, air freshener, matches, candles, bug spray, bin bags, flashlight, and hand wash detergent.
  3. Treated water is available from the taps installed along the road in the village and other locations. However, the supply is intermittent, particularly outside the rainy season, hence recommend that patrons bring their own bottled water for drinking.
  4. The showers, toilets and sinks draw rainwater from our water tanks. 
  5. The lodge makes use of a septic tank, which is a sensitive system that easily blocks from objects discarded into it that do not break down easily. Examples include sanitary napkins, tampons, disposable nappies and similar products.
  6. There are shops in the village, but they sell the bare essentials, so please stock up appropriately before arriving. Should there be a need, the Ngcwanguba store carries a good range of products and is about a 60min drive from the lodge.
  7. You don’t need a 4×4 to get to our lodge except for the rainy season. A vehicle with higher clearance is ideal, but you can get to us in a small car but would need to take it very slow on the gravel/dirt road.
 

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