Redefining the meaning of “private”, Hopewell Lodge is an exclusive hideaway where unspoilt nature meets pure African luxury, and guests reconnect with nature at their own pace. This private game reserve in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape hosts groups of up to 12 guests in stylish, secluded suites with sweeping views over a reclaimed Eden. Waking up to the sounds and sights of the African bush, sundowners above the elephants’ favourite watering hole, relaxing in a secluded private pool overlooking the bush, and sumptuous dinners under the stars provide the memories that linger long after your stay at Hopewell. Passionate and experienced rangers guide our guests through the rolling landscape, ever willing to stop and discuss plants, insects, birds and game spotted along the way. Up close and personal interaction with cheetah is a highlight of this unique wildlife experience. Guests are guaranteed to encounter our herd of elephant, along with hippo, giraffe, zebra, antelope and other indigenous species carefully introduced to maintain a balanced eco-system
At Hopewell, the choice is yours – 6600 acres of unspoilt, malaria-free indigenous bush to explore at your leisure. Game drives are arranged at times that suit you, as often as you wish. Amidst the spectacular bush scenery you’re likely to see elephant, giraffe, hippo, zebra, cheetah and a variety of antelope and other indigenous species. Interaction with our cheetah tops off this exclusive experience. Take in the abundant bird-life from the three hides situated around the reserve, or watch the elephants at play in the watering hole from the deck of the main lodge. Relax in your suite’s private pool and enjoy our chef’s delicious cuisine prepared according to your needs. Call on our friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist with planning your activities – from beauty and massage treatments to outdoor adventures. They’ll assist with bookings, transport arrangements and advice on the best options to suit individuals, families or groups. Located at the eastern end of the famous Garden Route, Hopewell is an ideal home base from which to explore the rich diversity of the Eastern Cape and the Sunshine Coast. This is South Africa’s adventure playground, a relaxed and friendly region of natural and cultural heritage, charming small towns, beaches, rivers and forests.