Atop a granite hill in Matobo National Park, surrounded by an amphitheatre of boulders, lies the grave of Cecil John Rhodes. With panoramic scenery akin to a painting – a landscape of rugged rock formations and thick vegetation seemingly stretching to the horizon – one gets the feeling of peering into the past while rooted
Over the last two years, the travel terrain has changed, but the necessity for adventure and connection has not. If recent adversity has taught us anything, it is adaptation. We have had to suspend our past perceptions of time, travel, space and personal boundaries. After navigating unknown waters, we are now more equipped with the
Located on the western end of Lake Kariba’s southern shore, Binga is known for its fishing and boating. Lake Kariba is the world’s largest manmade lake, located along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Over 223 km long and 40 km in width, it covers an area of 5 580 km sq. Within this area
The Moremi Game Reserve is the oldest and first protected area of the Okavango Delta, and has some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30 % of the reserve is mainland, with the bulk being within the Okavango Delta itself. Moremi protects the heart of the delta, one of the most diverse habitat
Hideaways was blessed with the opportunity to build and develop two of our flagship lodges in Hwange National Park; Nantwich and Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. Distinct in character, one can spend time at each lodge and leave having had two very different experiences – location, ambience, personality and wildlife specific to the area. What is the
There are many facets to one’s African adventure. The call of the wild and untamed, the thrill of the unknown, stepping outside of one’s comfort zone. It all begins with the planning. Excitement builds while researching national parks, the culture of a destination and activities offered. Which season is best for wildlife, what to pack,
The arrival of spring is a welcomed time in Mana Pools National Park – for renewal, for transformation as well as an invitation for walking safaris. As winter mists and temperatures lift, curiosity awakens and the need for exploration rises. The landscapes of Africa warm with temptation, to rise with the sun and immerse in
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe resonates a timeless charm, one fringed in colonial architecture, wide roads and jacaranda trees. Being the second largest city in the country, it stands proud in its heritage; evident in its art galleries, museums, local markets and its people. One may explore the city on their own – however a day tour will
Wildlife has an innate and ancient knowledge of the African landscape, one which covers 1000’s of kilometres, across borders and deep into other countries. These pathways are part of their inner map, as well as their existence – necessary to access and traverse for survival and dispersal of the species, as well as the environment.
When one travels, one searches for different perspectives. We seek change. Of scenery, of mind, of conversation and stimulus. We also aim to change gear – to slow down, relax, reconnect. This is where a safari upon water holds its charm – in its invitation to unwind, floating alongside islands and national parks; its viewpoint
Located in northern Zimbabwe, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Mana Pools Safari Lodge provides a true ‘out of africa’ experience. It’s remote location deems the park largely untouched, the wild maintaining sovereignty. Being on the Eastern border of Mana Pools National Park, the area shares ancient wildlife corridors with Zambia, its grand
Elements of travel have shifted from outdoor exploration, to embracing discovery from within. Here we find our inspiration to plant the seeds for future journeys, nourishing our dreams and plans in our imaginations. Embodying the understanding of creating timeless links in an African journey, Hideaways offers experiences at properties which satiate the need for freedom.