Idwala Game Lodge

Sidbury Grahamstown Eastern Cape, Sidbury, Eastern Cape, 6141, South Africa | 4 star lodge
Prices starting from $400.00

Travel Blogs from Sidbury

My Big Cat (and a Buffalo) diary

A travel blog entry by 210pairsofpants


Its no secret how much I love cats, from my little Tabatha at home, to the big cats on the reserve. And we're so lucky that we get to see lions, cheetahs and a leopard during our time here at Shamwari Conservation Experience - and that's even before we get to Born Free.

Machetes, shotguns and a vegetable garden...

A travel blog entry by 210pairsofpants


Our days at the Shamwari Conservation Experience continue with a mixture of early starts, hard graft, education and game drives. Tasks range from cleaning out the animals' waterholes, a messy, soggy job under the hot sun to clearing the bush back from the roads. The latter makes it easier for the rangers to get through and help them spot any animals close by so they don't run them over and also for the benefit of the guests at the 5* lodges on the reserve who are paying more ...

A Journey of Giraffes & A Crash of Rhinos

A travel blog entry by 210pairsofpants


Time for the real 'gap year' experience. Having been to Pumba, a luxury game reserve for a few days on our last holiday to South Africa, we were keen to see a different side, learn more about the animals and countryside and well, to do something a little bit more useful. After 5 months of doing not very much, it would be good to get our hands dirty. And that happened very quickly at Shamwari Conservation Experience.
Part of the renowned Shamwari Private Game Reserve, ...

Road Hogs

A travel blog entry by theresabill


... shopping and played a card game on the computer.

After a couple of hours had passed, Bill went back to the KLM lounge to plead our case and they decided we could come earlier as long as we settled in and stayed out of the way before this evening's flight to Paris. The lounge was now filled with people and we found seats along the wall and hunkered in. It was nice to use the wifi, recharge our devices, have some beverages and snacks until we went to our gate at ...

Pumba first full day

A travel blog entry by kimclarke


A very early start to the day, 5:45 call, for 6:30 departure on the early morning drive. First big find of the day were a small herd of elephants, munching their way through the undergrowth, huge animals passing within a few meters of the vehicle, mothers and calves. Lots of impala, warthogs and other wild life in abundance. Second big find of the ...

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This 4 star lodge, located on Sidbury Grahamstown Eastern Cape, Sidbury, is near Observatory Museum.
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