Sidbury Accommodation at Founders Lodge in Shamwari
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  • Rooms/Units6

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Founder's Lodge is an Eastern Cape game lodge providing a wildlife experience for tourists visiting Frontier Country.

About Founder's Lodge

Founder’s Lodge offers classic hospitality that is focused on detailed service. Accommodation at this six suite safari lodge is in the Eastern Cape, just one hour from Port Elizabeth, next to Shamwari Private Game Reserve on which Founder’s Lodge guests have their Big Five game drives. Founder’s offers a luxurious safari experience with a flair of romance for couples and an intimate social environment for families and friends travelling together.

Founder’s Lodge is situated alongside the world-renowned Shamwari Private Game Reserve which Adrian Gardiner created. Founder’s guests enjoy full access to Big Five game viewing on the 20 000-hectare reserve as well as intimate bushwalks in the 400-hectare Founder’s concession.

At a Glance

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement

Accommodation

Founder’s Lodge is intimate with only six suites that are accessed easily from the main guest areas, each is a gateway to privacy and exclusive down-time. Earth yourself! Take off your shoes, step off your private patio and onto the lush grass with your eyes fixed on hilly horizons. This is how you ‘earth’ yourself, and it’s best done with a cup of tea and Chef Louis’ homemade biscuits – you’ll find a fresh batch in your room.

There are a number of dining areas, a bar, steam room, gym, TV room, library, swimming pool and billiards room on site. Secure parking is available.

The Master Suite:
Exuding old world charm, the Master Suite is situated in the original colonial manor. Spacious and comfortable these rooms open up onto a private veranda to allow you to feel the true essence of the nature surrounding you. There is a King-size bed and a full en-suite bathroom.

The Heritage Suite:
Being located in the original colonial manor, this suite lets you feel a part of history with its sophistically appointed classic furniture and décor, which may make you want to say in your room, yet opening up onto the private veranda will be sure to excite your senses to venture outside. There is a King-size bed and a full en-suite bathroom.

Contemporary Suites:
These suites have been added to the original colonial manor and give the lodge its own modern feel. Completed in warm hues that offset the black and white masterpieces on the walls. Each room opens onto a private verandah. Two of these rooms feature an open plan en-suite bathroom while the other two have an en-suite bathroom with a door. All suites have a King-size bed.

Facilities

• FREE Wi-Fi
• Air Conditioning
• Verandah
• Mini bar
• Tea / coffee making facilities

Rates include

Inclusive of accommodation, all meals, two game drives per day and selected local beverages. Any additional expenses to be settled upon departure.

Dining

We have a farmhouse kitchen offering cooking or baking sessions and teaching guests the secrets behind some classic South African dinner table favourites. Guests can enjoy wholesome dishes paired to perfection with the best wines and a different view at each meal.

Activities

Enjoy daily morning and evening game drives, on the adjacent Shamwari Game Reserve. Our guides will make nature come to life, whilst sharing the intricacies of the history, fauna and flora of the Eastern Cape with you. If you are a birder or a keen wildlife photographer or both, our experienced guides will make the most of your experience.

Our open game vehicles bring you closer to nature, adds to the excitement and makes it easy to spot the Big 5 as well as smaller animals and birdlife.

Founder's Lodge private 400-hectare reserve, stocked with plains game including giraffe and zebra, allows for nature walks in a safe environment.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Security (guard)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

The Master Suite

Exuding old world charm, the Master Suite is situated in the original colonial manor. Spacious and comfortable these rooms open up onto a private veranda to allow you to feel the true essence of the nature surrounding you. There is a King-size bed and a full en-suite bathroom.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

The Heritage Suite

Being located in the original colonial manor, this suite lets you feel a part of history, with its sophistically appointed classic furniture and décor, which may make you want to say in your room. Yet opening up onto the private veranda will be sure to excite your senses to venture outside. There is a King-size bed and a full en-suite bathroom.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Comtemporary Suites

These suites have been added to the original colonial manor and give the lodge its own modern feel. Completed in warm hues that offset the black and white masterpieces on the walls. Each room opens onto a private verandah. Two of these rooms feature an open plan en-suite bathroom while the other two have an en-suite bathroom with a door. All suites have a King-size bed.

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Mini- / courtesy bar  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

RATES INCLUDE:
Accommodation, all meals, two game drives per day and selected local beverages.

RATES EXCLUDE:
All other expenses, to be settled upon departure.

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2019

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