Hopewell Lodge

Hopewell Lodge

Hopewell Lodge

From ZAR 8045 per person per night

Hopewell Private Game Reserve provides luxurious and stylish accommodation to a very limited number of guests. Our African lodge has sweeping views over the grassland and forest that typifies the beauty and diversity of this region.

The secluded and spacious Hopewell Lodge is perfectly positioned for panoramic views and designed to blend into the landscape. Perched above the elephants’ favourite watering hole, the viewing deck is the ideal spot for afternoon cocktails and our sumptuous meals.

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Overview

Luxury Suites

There are four Luxury Suites named Buffalo, Nguni, Zebra and Rhino. These suites are secluded in their own private patch of bush with sweeping views across the valley below.  The suites are connected to the Hopewell Lodge by a series of pathways and steps.

  • Each suite has a wide deck with an umbrella as well deck chairs and sun lounges.
  • With the exception of the Nguni Suite, they also have plunge pools. The Nguni Suite, to its credit, has a fabulous private bush gazebo with views over the waterhole below.
  • The open-plan interior of the suites flows seamlessly from a luxurious lounge to the sleeping area to the open bathroom. The rooms are light and spacious with large sliding doors that open onto the deck.
  • The suites are not only luxurious but romantic too. Each room has a large fireplace between the bed and the large bath tub. The tub has been placed close to the glass wall allowing for views into the bush.

Facilities in the suites

  • All suites are air-conditioned and have an en-suite with a bath and a shower as well as his and hers basins. There is a private outdoor shower.
  • The bedroom can be fitted with either a king size bed or twin beds to suite your needs. An additional 2 beds can be added for young children.
  • Bath robes, slippers and luxury soaps, bath salts, shampoo are all provided.
  • The room is also fitted with a safe, hair drier, tea and coffee station and fridge.
  • Free WiFi is available.

Standard Suites

Attached to the lodge are the 2 Hopewell Suites. Both suites open directly onto the lodge and are ideal for families that do not want to be separated or for guests who find the remote Luxury Suites with their steps and winding pathways inaccessible.

These two suites do not have access to a swimming pool.

Facilities in the suites

  • All suites are air-conditioned and have an en-suite with a bath and a shower as well as his and hers basins. There is a private outdoor shower.
  • The bedroom can be fitted with either a king size bed or twin beds to suite your needs. An additional 2 beds can be added for young children. 
  • Bath robes, slippers and luxury soaps, bath salts, shampoo are all provided. 
  • The room is also fitted with a safe, hair drier, tea and coffee station and fridge.
  • Free WiFi is available.

At Hopewell Lodge you will be waking up to the sounds and sights of the African bush, enjoying sundowners above the elephants’ favourite watering hole, relaxing in a secluded private swimming pool overlooking the bush, together with sumptuous dinners under the stars, provide the memories that linger long after your stay.

Features:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Secured parking
  • Conference facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi
  • Tour/sightseeing desk

Cuisine With Flair

Drawing on local produce and flavours in a contemporary South African style, meals at Hopewell are always a memorable occasion. Weather permitting, Al Fresco dining on the privacy of each suites deck or on the deck of Hopewell Lodge are the preferred locations for meals.

The dining room is adjacent the large central fireplace of Hopewell Lodge and an ideal location for romantic candle -it dinners on the cooler winter evenings.

On certain evenings, dinners, particularly in the form of a South African Braai (Barbeque), are prepared and served in our bush boma. This wonderful, wooden palisaded area is centered around a fire pit and open to the clearly visible Milky Way above.

Start the day – either before or after a morning game drive – with a Continental or full English breakfast at Hopewell Lodge. Select a bottle of fine South African wine from our cellar or choose a beverage of your choice from the fully-stocked bar.

Feel free to discuss your needs with our resident chef. All meals, house wines, local beers and spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee are included in our rates.

Safaris In A Reclaimed Eden

Thanks to our exclusivity, your guided safari is not disturbed by large groups of other game vehicles and viewers. In fact, we have the lowest density of visitors of any private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. Our game reserve is also the closest to the ocean and the hot summers days and cold winter nights are moderated by temperate sea breezes. Our proximity to the ocean also ensures that we are the only game reserve in the region to have thick grasslands interspersed with tall trees. This allows for unparalleled game viewing.

Our private Eden covers a 6600-acre reserve where the owners have made a principled conservation investment to restore and regenerate the farm land to its natural state.

What to expect on our safari

The passionate and experienced ranger and tracker will guide our guests through the unspoilt rolling landscape, ever willing to stop and discuss plants, insects, birds and game spotted along the way. 

On a safari today, just as 250 years ago, you are likely to encounter elephant, buffalo, hippo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, leopard, warthog, various antelope and indigenous species that have been carefully re-introduced to maintain a balanced eco-system.

By visiting Hopewell Private Game Reserve you too are helping to preserve Africa’s natural beauty.

Location:

Situated in malaria-free coastal valley bushveld, Hopewell is just a 40-minute drive from Port Elizabeth airport and offers the ideal destination for those seeking privacy, tranquility and adventure. A wonderful start or end to your trip along the famous Garden Route.

Rate Includes: (Rates are Per Person Per Night)

  • Accommodation
  • Game Drives & Game Drive Refreshments
  • All Meals
  • House Wines
  • Local Beers, Local Spirits
  • Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee

Rate Excludes: 

  • Conservation Levy Of R140 (2021) / R150 (2022) Per Person Per Night
  • Telephone
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Premium & Imported Wines
  • Spirits & Beer
  • Champagne
  • Cigars

Facilities

Hopewell Lodge Facilities Air Conditioning
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Bar
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Boma
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Conferencing
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Laundry Services
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Pool
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Restaurant
Hopewell Lodge Facilities WiFi
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Lounge
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Private Plunge Pool
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Dining Area
Hopewell Lodge Facilities Safe

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