Get up close and personal to Africa’s Big 5 from open Land Rovers or on guided safari walks at Idube, a four-star game reserve where experienced Shangaan trackers and game rangers ensure visitors the best possible wildlife experience. Idube – a photographer’s dream – is famous for its frequent sightings of leopards, as well as lions, buffalos, rhinos, elephants, impala, kudu, waterbuck and nyala. Sometimes elusive, cheetahs and wild dogs add to the thrill of the adventure. Night viewing includes hippos, white-tailed mongooses, bushbabies, civets, jackals and lions on the hunt. And with over 300 species of birds, bird spotting from the hide beside the Shadulu dam is ultra rewarding.
Between morning and evening game drives, relax around the swimming pool, work out in the gym or go on a village tour of neighbouring Shangaan communities.#paragraph#Set in an indigenous garden of tall trees and designed to blend into the bush, the lodge has immediate appeal. Relax in the thatched bar and entertainment areas or in the open lounge while waiting to see what animals will wander past. Each of the 10 air-conditioned en-suite chalets romantically decorated in African safari style has a private deck – perfect for viewing visiting animals – and a private outside shower. The two luxurious Makubela suites are spacious and airy, and each has a private splash pool.
At Idube, every meal is a special occasion where African flavours combine with gourmet trends, the delicious cuisine enhanced by the magnificent atmosphere of the alfresco dining deck and the lantern-lit boma.
Perfect for honeymooners, families, small weddings or intimate conferences, Idube offers a genuine bush experience combined with the romance and comfort of a southern African safari.