Babanango Valley Lodge

Luxury accommodation in the African bushveld

Situated in a remote valley in the south of Babanango Game Reserve, Babanango Valley Lodge offers four-star catered accommodation in a relaxed bush setting. The lodge overlooks the picturesque Nsubeni River valley with its granite koppies, sandstone cliffs and quartzite ridges stretching into the far distance, where the Nsubeni river bisects the White Umfolozi River.

Within this jagged wilderness, Babanango Valley Lodge with its cool white décor offset by accents of black, offers a sophisticated laidback appeal perfect for a bush break. Depending on the season, guests will arrive to a cold glass of homemade iced-tea or a warming cup of hot chocolate together with a welcoming smile.

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Accommodation

With nine tastefully decorated and spacious two-sleeper suites, each bedroom has a garden outlook with views over the reserve. Two rooms have interleading doors to create a comfortable four-bed family unit. The generous honeymoon suite, slightly separate from the lodge, offers the perfect retreat for newly married couples or those looking to indulge in a little alone time.

With Chef Khumbulani at the helm, South African-inspired cuisine is on the menu. Guests can look forward to four-course traditional meals featuring bobotie, milk tart, malva pudding and more. With a few culinary tricks up his sleeve, Chef will also wow guests with his duck a l’orange served up with a distinctive local twist.

Boma dinners, where guests can dine under the stars, will be another traditional affair where food is cooked on the braai and springbok shooters are served on arrival. Bush dinners and breakfasts are also available.

Activities

You can do as much or as little as you like at Babanango Valley Lodge. Should you seek pure relaxation, our suites have incredible views over which to ponder or enjoy a book, or you can laze by our sparkling swimming pool and cool off in the heat of the day.

For the adventurous, this private nature reserve boasts a large diversity of animals, birds, trees and wildflowers to discover, and contains more than 30km of self-guided trails. Animals on the reserve include impala, zebra, giraffe and kudu, not to mention rich reptile and invertebrate populations, from butterflies and tiny frogs to rock monitor lizards and any manner of fascinating insects.

Morning and evening nature drives are conducted daily while guests can also join one of the guided bird walks. Trail running is also available, and history tours of the nearby battlefields and a visit to the eMakhosini Valley (Valley of the Kings) can also be arranged.

Babanango Valley Lodge Attractions

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