About Lions Valley Lodge
Guests are accommodated in lavish free-standing suites, offering maximum privacy. The decor of each of the ten suites is designed around a specific theme. Each suite has a luxurious bedroom with a walk-in cupboard and spacious lounge area. The open-plan bathrooms have two feature baths that invite long indulgent soaks. There are ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ showers in both the bathroom as well as outdoors for an added touch of magic under the African sky.
The pool terrace at the Main Lodge offers a wonderful area where guests can socialise, cool off in the spectacular infinity pool or spend a few hours relaxing on the comfortable poolside loungers enjoying the panoramic view over the game reserve and waterhole.
The decor of each of the ten suites follows a special individual theme; and all are designed with areas for extensive relaxation.
The Africa Suite emanates an air of magical mystery with its decor of natural hides, traditional wooden masks and tribal cultural artefact's. This suite is the epitome of an African experience, allowing visitors to explore the magnitude of Africa's splendor throughout their stay.
The elegant decor in the Bird Suite is a reflection of KwaZulu-Natal's abundant birdlife. The original paintings in this suite are examples of some of the 183 identified indigenous birds on the Conservancy List.
The Livingstone Suite pays homage to the Scottish missionary and explorer, David Livingstone, who gained worldwide recognition for his travels through Africa in search of the source of the Nile River.
The Savannah Suite is decorated in the beautiful natural colours of this biome which is also known as the bushveld. The vegetation is predominantly grasses and thorny trees and in day’s gone-by large herds of game and elephant were typically seen in this type of area.
The Ndebele Suite is an accolade to the Ndebele people. They are known for their rich cultural heritage as depicted in their highly imaginative beadwork and brightly coloured mural patterns. Their culture is visible throughout this suite, from the beaded tribal artwork, and cultural artefact's that portray a sense of strength and pride.
The Nguni Suite is decorated with genuine Nguni Cattle hides and leather items as a mark of respect for the noble indigenous herds that form an intrinsic part of the KwaZulu-Natal landscape. These cattle signify wealth and prosperity in the Zulu culture.
The Romance Suite indulges the senses with gloriously romantic, decorative touches designed to stir the emotions and kindle the flames of passion. This romantic suite is the piece de resistance, a celebration of love and romantic devotion. It is the ultimate honeymoon destination.
The Safari Suite recalls nostalgic memories of the early years of African exploration when going on safari represented a daunting challenge. The decorative touches hark back to scenes from the bygone days of 'Out of Africa'.
The Homestead Suite offers guests a rare glance of rural home adorned with some unique decor pieces. The original painting in this suite is of the old farmhouse on the reserve known as the "Homestead".
The decor of the Zebra Suite features authentic zebra skins and zebra-patterned textiles that echo the grace and charm of these enchanting, nimble-footed animals.
Activities at Lions Valley Lodge:
Guests are treated to both morning and late afternoon game drives. Tea/ Coffee/ Hot Chocolate and biscuits are served during a morning game drive stop and drinks and snacks are offered during a "sundowner stop". You will return to the lodge in the early evening, perhaps enjoying some nocturnal game activity
This is also KZN Battlefields territory. In 1899, that the Battle of Elandslaagte between the British and the Boers took place and you can see some of the memorials as you drive up to Memorial Gate at Nambiti.
If the rich history of the Anglo Boer and Anglo Zulu wars interests you, speak to your reservations consultant to pre-book one one of these fascinating tours.
It is essential that battlefield tours are booked in advance.
Guests over 16 are able to book a walking safari where they can to see all kinds of wildlife up close and in their natural surroundings. The tours do come at an extra cost and must be booked. Please speak to your consultant for further details
Conferences and Weddings at Lions Valley Lodge:
The Lodge offers a unique setting for small conference groups and management meetings.
A comfortable conference room accommodates 20 people in boardroom-style seating.
The conference facility is well-equipped and includes all the necessary equipment to ensure that your conference is a productive and memorable one.
Wedding packages are tailor made to suit your needs. Every effort is made to ensure that your wedding day is memorable. Book the lodge exclusively and you and your guests will have the complete disposal of the lodge and all its amenities.
Lions Valley Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 20 adults and 5 children but arrangements can be made to include other lodges in your special day.
A Typical Day at Lions Valley Game Lodge
A typical day in the bush starts off at around 5:30 am (depending on the time of the year) with a wakeup call from your field guide, followed by early morning tea/coffee served with freshly baked muffins, homemade biscuits and rusks.
An informative and professional game drive with the excitement of tracking down the untamed game and Big 5 follows, this includes a coffee break in the bush.
The adventure continues and you return to the lodge to freshen up. A sumptuous breakfast comprising of both continental and hot breakfast is served in the Boma.
Guests then have time to relax at the pool, have a massage, visit our library, or sit on their private deck or the lodge deck enjoying the sounds and smells unique to the African bushveld. Wild animals can be seen browsing around the lodge or even a herd of elephants cooling off at the waterhole. This is also a unique time for bird lovers to indulge in their passion.
Lunch is a time to interact with other guests. The selection of savory and sweet eats produced by the chef is usually served buffet style in the Boma.
After lunch, guests go off for an afternoon game drive adventure, stopping in the bush for sundowners to watch the splendor of the African sun setting over the mountains.
Guests return to the lodge to be welcomed with a heated or cooled face cloth (Dependant on the season). Either slip back to your suite to freshen up for the evening or gather in the bar for a pre-dinner drink.
Dinner is a gastronomical affair prepared by our in-house chef. Dinner will be served in one of our spectacular settings – around the fire, by candle light in the dining room or on the lodge deck.
Retire to your suite for the evening after a long, but fulfilling day in Africa. Drop off to sleep to the call of the jackal or roar of lion on a hunt. Dream about yet another adventure filled day that awaits you in the morning.