The Hide Safari Camp, Hwange National Park Safari Lodge
Situated along the eastern side of Hwange National Park, The Hide is about two hours’ drive south from Hwange’s main camp. It’s one of the oldest, most established camps in Hwange. All tented suites and the main camp with its upper-level hide overlook an active vlei and waterhole.
* The Hide Safari Camp Highlights
- ∞Small, intimate camp – only 10 luxury tented suites
- ∞Looks over an active waterhole
- ∞Complimentary tree-house sleepout
- ∞Abundant game viewing & bird life
- ∞Huge herds of elephant & buffalo are common visitors
- ∞Surrounded by private concession for bushwalks and game viewing activities
- ∞Comfortable game-viewing hide near waterhole (accompanied by armed ranger)
- ∞Family owned with emphasis on superb hospitality
More about this accommodation
Recently renovated (May 2018)
Situated in game-rich Hwange National Park, the Hide is surrounded by its own private concession and enjoys the best of both worlds. Day drives are within the park, and after-hours and night drives are conducted on their concession. Their open safari vehicles are designed for comfort: 2 seats abreast with a handy central console for storing your binocs, field guides and other items.
Intimate Private Camp
The Hide has only 10 tented chalets under thatch, of which two are luxury units and two others are family units. Tom's Little Hide, which sleeps 8 in two family units and is booked out as a unit. The Private Hide is an exclusive ‘camp within a camp’ which now has its own swimming pool and deck area.
All tented suites have views over the waterhole and are en-suite; some have outdoor showers and out-sized baths. The tents are mosquito proofed with overhead fans. One tent is designed as wheelchair friendly.
The Dove’s Nest
One of The Hide’s best-kept secrets is their overnight tree-house. It overlooks a waterhole where giraffe and elephants often come down to drink. It’s like watching your own wildlife show from up high – quietly and safely. It’s also equipped with all the comforts for a lovely evening under the stars, including a hot shower.
When not enjoying game drives and bush walks, you can relax in their comfortable lounge or visit their hide to watch the wildlife. Or spend a lazy afternoon by the plunge pool or in the cool shade of your verandah.
Meals are delicious and varied; enjoyed all together around a giant table or al fresco under the Acacia trees or perhaps upstairs with a view. Drinks are included and you ‘re welcome to help yourself.
From Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), it’s approximately 3 hours by car. Road transfers can easily be arranged.
Our Take on The Hide
We found The Hide reasonably priced. It is close to a railway line and you can hear the passing trains sometimes hooting at the game to clear the lines. Some may find this too reminiscent of civilisation, while others might find it quite romantic. It’s a gracious, welcoming safari lodge and it offers a great safari experience.
- ∞Luxury safari-style tented accommodation
- ∞All meals as served
- ∞Local drinks, teas and coffees
- ∞South African wine at dinner
- ∞Up to 4 activites per day
- xNational Parks fees which must be paid in cash at the Camp.(Current fees are US$20 per person per day OR Rand equivalent - please confirm when booking).
- xPremier-branded drinks
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.