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We’ve Been Plastic-Free Since Before it was Trend

The world is increasingly becoming focused on reducing and even eliminating the use of single-use plastics such as water bottles, plastic bags, and most recently straws. At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange we knew from the very beginning that we would not be using any of these environmentally detrimental items at the lodge as part of our

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Pledge
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Stay 3 Nights And Change A Child’s Life With Our Pledge

Hideaways is committed to improving the lives of those living in the Dingani community close to our lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, either through employment, supporting local businesses or through the various projects organized through the Grow Africa Foundation.  One of our deepest concerns most important initiatives is to address the lack of access to education,

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Anti-Poaching Unit
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CWF Anti-Poaching Goals in Hwange

When it comes to wildlife conservation, poaching is a critical issue that needs to be tackled head-on. As a responsible eco-lodge with a prime focus on sustainability and conservation, Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is committed to protecting the wildlife in and around our lodge. We have been collaborating with the Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF), of

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Horseback Safari
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Saddle Up for a Horseback Safari at Elephant’s Eye

Have you ever dreamt of galloping through the wide open vista of the African bush alongside zebra or a passing herd of impala, like a scene from Out of Africa? Well, now you can make this film fantasy a reality at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, as our lodge has added horseback safaris to its exhilarating list

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Teacher
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Grow Africa: Sponsor a Teacher

A teacher is an educator, a nurturer, a confidante, an inspiration, a mentor, and a force for change in a child’s life. Dingani Primary School needs more teachers and we need your help. Currently, there is only 1 teacher for 108 students. We have hired an Early Childhood Development teacher for Dingani Primary School, the

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Bead
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Spotlight on Vukani Bead Project

Earlier this year we introduced our new Community Upliftment Experience, an opportunity for travellers to learn more about the local community that our lodge is a part of. One of the community projects that we visit on this experience is the Vukani project, a group of elderly and/or disabled men and women who use ordinary

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Boma Dinner
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Boma Dinner Under The African Stars

Meals at Elephant’s eye, Hwange are always a memorable affair. The lodge uses the finest freshest ingredients and Moffat is a chef extraordinaire. Usually, guests are seated near the main area of the lodge, either indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather or group size. However, when guests stay for 3 nights or more (or if

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Cocktail
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CWF Hosts Illustrious Cocktail Evening

Last month the CWF held a fantastic event at Moonrise Villa in Cape Town to raise awareness about conservation and invite key industry stakeholders to collaborate on critical issues. Katja as CEO and Director of Hideaways (a founding member of the CWF) gave a very inspiring speech on the hot topics of co-opetition, how we

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Game Drive
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Night-Time Game Drives – A Concession Exclusive

As the sun sets in the African bush certain animals start to rouse themselves, ready to stake their claim over their dominion and put the survival of the fittest to test. Most of these nocturnal animals are out of sight during the day which means that if you are only experiencing daytime game drives then

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Find Your Truth on The Zambezi… Coming Soon

You may have heard whispers in the wind of an exclusive new experience from Hideaways on the horizon. After months of planning, creating and fine-tuning we are excited to share the news about Zambezi Truth, our romantic East African style dhow that will escort guests on a Bohemian dream drifting along the Zambezi River at

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