Surrender to the call of the wild... experience the enchanting African bushveld at Idwala, a family run lodge in the malaria free Eastern Cape. Perched on a dramatic ridge overlooking a lush green valley, Idwala is sanctuary to a multitude of free-roaming game species and prolific birdlife.


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Idwala Lodge is also adjacent to a renowned Big Five Game Reserve with no fences between the properties and full traversing rights over the entire 7500ha, so you can experience nature's breathtaking sights and sounds during your stay with us. With courteous, personalised service and refined comfort, Idwala offers discerning guests an unforgettable African bush experience which will touch your soul. Your African adventure waits... 
We offer you a personal invitation to treat your soul to the freedom of the wild. For it is here, where you will be captivated by the enchanting African bushveld.

We will provide you the discerning guest with the individual attention you deserve, by combining courteous, personal service with refined comfort. Your unforgettable African bush experience awaits....

We will take you out on early morning and evening game drives throughout the year at optimum viewing times when game activity is generally at its peak. Guaranteed to inspire your spirit of adventure, our game drives will awaken your senses and quicken your pulse, ensuring memorable encounters with wildlife and nature.

With your game ranger you can absorb the beat of the African bush as you track the Big Five - elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo. You will also marvel at the abundance of other animals in their natural habitat, including cheetah, hippo, warthog and a variety of antelope.
As we accommodate no more than eight people in four separate chalets, Idwala Lodge is a private and intimate venue for groups, friends and honeymooners.


From the moment you arrive you will notice that everything possible has been done to make your stay special and spectacular. Hosts who will serve you a refreshing cocktail as your luggage is unloaded. We offer a comfortable lounge with a small library, a relaxing bar leading out onto an open wooden deck and an elegant dining room.

As we accommodate no more than eight people in four separate chalets, Idwala is a private and intimate venue for groups, friends and honeymooners. A short walk along an elevated, wooden walkway will lead you to your private and luxurious chalet. Your bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a private veranda, offering impressive panoramic views. All rooms are air-conditioned and, for your convenience, we offer tea and coffee-making facilities and a supply of mineral water. On request, airport transfers, a laundry service, fax and e-mail facilities will be arranged for you.


* Private balconies, for panoramic views
* Tea and coffee amenities
* Safe (for storing valuables)
* Hairdryer
* Air-conditioning
* Mineral water supplied
* King size beds (twin beds available)
* Lounge, bar and dining room, each with it’s own fireplace
* Outdoor swimming pool with stunning views



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A wild combination of unrivalled splendour and stark contrasts – very few places in the world can rival the magic of the Eastern Cape. Whether you choose to bask in the longest hours of sunshine on the 800km’s of sub-tropical coastline, enjoy malaria-free Big 7 game-viewing, bungee jump off a 216m bridge or experience the warmth of ubuntu in the townships – the Eastern Cape is bound to fulfil your wildest expectations of South Africa.


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