Redefining the meaning of ‘private’, Hopewell Private Game Lodge is an exclusive hideaway where unspoilt nature meets pure African luxury and guests reconnect with nature at their own pace. This private game reserve in South Africa’s beautiful malaria-free Eastern Cape hosts up to 12 guests in stylish, secluded suites with sweeping views.
Waking up to the sounds and sights of the African bush, sundowners above the elephants’ favourite watering hole, relaxing in a secluded private swimming pool overlooking the bush, together with sumptuous dinners under the stars, provide the memories that linger long after your stay. Individual bookings are taken and groups of 8 pax or more qualify for exclusive use. Guests are guaranteed privacy and they get to set their own schedule for game drives, meals and activities.
The passionate and experienced ranger guides our guests through the rolling landscape, ever willing to stop and discuss plants, insects, birds and game spotted along the way.
Guests are likely to encounter our herd of elephant along with hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, antelope and other indigenous species. Up close and personal interaction with a cheetah is a highlight of this unique wildlife experience and abundant bird life.
The secluded and spacious main lodge is perfectly positioned for panoramic views over the reserve. Perched above the elephants’ favourite watering hole, the deck is the ideal spot for relaxation and some idle game-viewing.
Natural materials throughout and scenic views from every angle immerse guests in this exclusive back-to-nature experience. Furnished in contemporary safari style with a focus on comfort and relaxation, the lodge is airy and light, with thatch to insulate against the African summer heat and fireplaces to ward off the winter chills. The stylish and comfortable lounge and dining room lead on to a wide deck, with another lounge and intimate conference facility upstairs.
Two stylishly decorated en suite Standard Suites with separate outside showers overlooking the indigenous bush are available in the Main Lodge. These rooms would be suitable for a family of four or for those who prefer not to walk too much.
Named for the indigenous people of the Eastern Cape, the Nguni private suite allows guests to enjoy beautiful open views of the surrounding landscape from the comfort of a private deck or the stylishly-furnished interior. Designed to maximise both privacy and uninterrupted valley views, the open-plan suite flows seamlessly from luxurious living to sleeping to bathroom, all warmed by a cosy fireplace. Nguni has no swimming pool but an extensive deck and a fabulous private bush gazebo with views over the dam. The gazebo is a mere 5 metre walk from the deck.
Just as the Cape Mountain Zebra is indigenous to the Eastern Cape, so this exclusive hideaway blends harmoniously with its natural surroundings. The stylish suite offers peaceful seclusion and uninterrupted views over magnificent valley bushveld. Open-plan living flows seamlessly from luxurious sleeping to bathroom area, encompassing the scenery to be enjoyed from the private deck and pool, or the comfortable interior by the fireside.
Contemporary and stylish, the Buffalo private suite presents breath-taking views over the valley below. Indoors and outdoors merge across the sundeck into a private pool that appears to float over the landscape. The airy open-plan suite flows seamlessly through luxurious living, sleeping and bathroom, designed with comfort and attention to detail in mind, and all warmed by a cosy fireplace.
Indulge your senses with all-encompassing valley bushveld views from the comfort of the stylish interior of the Rhino private suite or over the secluded deck and swimming pool merging into the spectacular landscape. Designed with privacy and supreme comfort in mind, the open-plan suite flows seamlessly from luxurious living to sleeping to bathroom, all warmed by a cosy fireplace.
If your comfort zone allows interact with our male cheetah who was hand reared as a cub. He roams freely and hunts for himself.
At Hopewell we vary the dining venue options every day to surprise out guests!! Superb local cuisine freshly prepared with the finest ingredients by our chef. All our wines and drinks are included in the daily rate! Enjoy fresh-air dining in the bush with the animals roaming freely.