Founders Lodge

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Situated on a 400 hectare reserve close by to the big five abundant Shamwari Game Reserve, the small yet amiable Founders Lodge offers a blend of modernity with old-style charm. We really enjoy the social element to this lodge, inspired by the founder’s celebrations with friends and family.

With only six suites altogether, you’ll enjoy an intimate and personal experience here. Each suite has its own veranda and adds their own pop of colour, with modern comforts including tea and coffee making facilities and an electronic safe.

We love wandering into the main lodge for an evening of relaxing with other travellers, playing a game of billiards and sitting back in a plush leather seat right by the fire. Though the lodge has contemporary creature comforts, the décor in the main lounge is inspired by old-style African furnishings, with Persian rugs and mustard yellow chairs.

The seasonal African cuisine is nothing short of delicious, and time is well spent relaxing in one of the two outdoor pools in between exciting game drives through Shamwari Game Reserve. As the lodge is located on its own private land, you’ll be able to enjoy fascinating walking and bird watching safaris too.

What's Included

  • All suites have a double bed
  • Full board food and drink
  • WiFi
  • Tailored game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Two pools
  • Billiards room
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird watching

Open all year round, children over 12 are welcome. Children under 12 are welcome if booking exclusive use of the lodge.

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £345 / €385 / $475

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