Idwala Game Lodge

Sidbury Grahamstown Eastern Cape, Sidbury, Eastern Cape, 6141, South Africa | 4 star lodge
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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, ...

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 ...

Another Dimension

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik


... glint of ice white. The sea mist dances above the silence of the lagoon and the scene is one of elegant mystery.

My feet can bare the temperature of the lagoon, but I retreat immediately upon testing the icy temperature of the seawater. We resolve to go for a swim tomorrow, but it will be in the lagoon; not the sea.

We regretfully leave the beach. Everything feels as though it’s held in a silent void here. Problems seem to ...

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