Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

Code: Raptor Retreat Game Lodge
  • Buffalo Bathroom
  • Buffalo Unit
  • Elephant pool
  • Elephant room (3)
  • Game vehicle
  • Hippo Cottage Bath in Main Bedroom
  • Hippo Cottage Patio
  • Main Lodge Area 1
  • MainLodgeArea3
  • Moonlight Bath
  • View of Entire Unit
  • View of Unit from Pool

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The Property

We are situated on the Balule Parsons Nature Reserve in the Mopani region, approximately 40km north of Hoedspruit and only a 4km game drive away from the banks of the Oliphant’s River. Parsons Nature Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and we offer easy access to Kruger Park gates.

This unspoiled corner of South Africa is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, mountainous scenery, indigenous forests, cascading waterfalls and diverse cultures. Raptor Retreat is an owner managed game lodge, offering luxurious accommodation and excellent service.

Accommodation

  • Elephant Lodge [ No children under 18 years]: Each spacious air-conditioned unit has high thatched ceilings and a huge, built-in king-size bed, as well as large sliding doors that open onto a private deck with double recliners. Slip into your own splash pool and cool off under the hot African sun whilst watching game graze nearby. Complimentary teas and coffees are provided as well as a fully stocked bar fridge. On request, lunch can be served on your private deck at an additional cost. The open-plan wet bathroom features sliding doors, dual basins, a large shower and bath. Screens are strategically placed to ensure privacy and complimentary toiletries of superior quality are provided.
  • Buffalo Lodge [ No children under 18 years]: Each spacious air-conditioned unit has high thatched ceilings and a huge, built-in king-size bed, as well as large sliding doors that open onto a private deck with double recliners. Slip into your own splash pool and cool off under the hot African sun whilst watching game graze nearby. Complimentary teas and coffees are provided as well as a fully stocked bar fridge. On request, lunch can be served on your private deck at an additional cost. The open-plan wet bathroom features sliding doors, dual basins, a large shower and bath. Screens are strategically placed to ensure privacy and complimentary toiletries of superior quality are provided.
  • Squirrel Lodge [ No children under 18 years]: Our exclusive chic safari tented unit blends old-fashioned romantic charm with modern decadence. Nestled into the bush, you’ll enjoy total privacy and beautiful views of unspoilt nature. This upmarket unit flaunts his & hers basins, a victorian-style bath for pure relaxation, complete with an open-air shower as a favourite feature. The wooden deck invites you to sip sundowners overlooking the splash pool and indulge in spoiling yourself. Air-conditioning, complimentary coffees and teas, stocked mini-bar and other special features add to this unit being the ultimate in African hospitality.
  • Hippo Lodge: The Hippo unit has two bedrooms – both with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. It also offers a large lounge with a selected DStv package; a fully equipped kitchen; a large, raised patio with dining facilities; recliners and a splash pool as well as a boma with a fire pit and built-in braai. Guests who have opted for self-catering are also invited to enjoy the Main Lodge facilities, game drives and other activities offered at the lodge.

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The Main Lodge

At the heart of Raptor Retreat is the Main Lodge where guests can gather to either dine or catch up on their adventures. Relax with a drink on the deck or slump into one of the sumptuous leather couches. The huge deck looks out over an open plain where herds come to graze or drink at the water hole and predators wait for an opportunity.

The large lounge area features:

  • comfortable seating / a fireplace / full DStv / library of DVDs and books / Wi-Fi

Breakfast and dinner

  • Hearty meals are served twice a day in the dining area, or on the deck, where you will experience good old-fashioned home cooking.
  • Boma evenings: For those authentic South African bush meals, think outdoor boma, fire pit and stars. Think sizzling braai and special fun.
  • Lunch: Served at 15h00 daily.
  • Dietary requirements: Special dietary requirements should be arranged beforehand during the booking process. We regret that we unfortunately cannot cater halaal or kosher.
  • Coffee/tea station: A variety of complimentary coffees and teas are available at the main lodge

Game drives and bush walks

We are situated on the Balule Parsons Nature Reserve in the Mopani region, and form part of the Greater Kruger National Park area. With the possibility of having the Big 5 on your doorstep and an abundance of birdlife all around you, feel free to explore by booking a Game Drive or Walk (accompanied by an experienced ranger), promising you much more than just a game viewing experience.

  • We offer game drives (3-hour safaris) twice a day – at 06h00 in the morning and at 16h00 in the afternoon on an 11 0000ha traverse. Morning and afternoon game drives include refreshments and snacks. These can be booked on-site when you are here.
  • Bush walks (2 hours) are done in the mornings only.

Wedding Destination

Our Squirrel unit (named after the little animal who is monogamous) is particularly dreamy when set up as honeymoon suite and oozes romance in its completely private setting. Luxuriate in your own private plunge pool, sipping ice-cold bubbly or be exquisitely wined and dined under the stars while the dimly lit oil lamps, adorning the footpath, create an alluring ambience.

This exclusive chic safari tented unit blends old-fashioned romantic charm with modern decadence and flaunts his & hers basins, a victorian-style bath for pure relaxation, an-open air shower (should you so choose) and a comfortable king-size bed with crisp white linen.

Two sides of the unit able to completely open up, air-conditioning, complimentary coffees and teas, stocked mini-bar and other special features add to this unit being the ultimate in African hospitality.

Rates – Rate is based on Dinner, Bed and Breakfast  as well as Fullboard

  • No children under 18 years

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