A “must-do” for any visitor to South Africa, game drives provide the perfect opportunity to observe African wildlife in their natural habitat. Nowhere else in the world is one treated to such a variety of animal and birdlife, each one beautiful, unique and perfectly adapted to its environment.
Founders Lodge is located just 50m from the entrance to Shamwari Game Reserve, one of the largest private conservation initiatives in South Africa. The Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) as well as 5 of the 7 biomes of South Africa, which allows for a large concentration and variety of wildlife.
Daily game drives with professional guides provide countless sightings of diurnal (day-time) animals, while the more elusive nocturnal animals are discovered during the evening drives. Sundowner drinks at sunset and coffee/tea at sunrise add an extra special touch.
Guided Nature and Game Walks
Qualified guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of tracking, bird, insect, plant and animal dropping identification on nature walks. These walks are restricted to the 400 hectare reserve which is free of predators and dangerous animals.
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FOUNDERS LODGE BY MANTIS
Sidbury Road Alicedale, Eastern Cape, South Africa