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THE CULTURES YOU TOUCH AND THE FOOTPRINTS YOU LEAVE ARE A LINGERING ASPECT OF TRAVEL. At Hideaways, our promise to Africa is that guests play an active part in the conservation of wildlife, natural habitats and the support of our communities. We strive to introduce the idea of touching the earth lightly. Bespoke life-changing experiences allow guests to feel Africa’s uniqueness combined with the highest levels of comfort and individual service. The impact one leaves behind should be that of positivity and upliftment.


SOUNDS OF THE WILD. SOLITUDE. STARS. The sounds of the bush, the colours of the sky, a herd of elephant splashing in the waterhole. The excitement of Hwange is all around you. In thoughtfully furnished and spacious chalets, enrobed in warm comfort, shower with an audience of crested cranes, relax and become one with the hums of Africa. Beautifully peaceful Elephant’s Eye.


LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES IN THE AFRICAN BUSH... THE LODGE Reflect on the day’s adventures and animal sightings in front of a cosy fire place in the lounge or the fire-pit facing the waterhole watching the skies turn pink when the day ends… Refreshing dips in the pool in-between wildlife viewing activities or relax in your open-plan chalet listening to the sounds of the bush. Sleep under infinite stars on our star bed, The Eye; catch wildlife quenching their thirst or causally strolling past on their way to find a spot to laze about until morning. HWANGE NATIONAL PARK Known as the land of giants for its big elephant herds, Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. This ‘best kept secret of Africa’ is a highlight on any traveller’s journey to Zimbabwe due to the abundance of wildlife traversing the park and the sheer size of the area. DINING The cuisine is lovingly prepared by our Zimbabwean chef using fresh produce from the area with meals being served in different areas around the lodge with dinner especially always being an occasion.

ACTIVITIES Immerse yourself in a variety of wildlife activities and community experiences and make time to indulge in an eco-friendly spa treatment in the serenity of the african bush at Jwapi Spa. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy game drives during day and night as well as game walks lead by enthusiastic and passionate guides. Community and conservation experiences give guests a glimpse into the seamless integration of the community into Elephant’s Eye’s existence. YOUR HOSTS Our kind-hearted and exceptionally friendly lodge staff encapsulate the warm reputation Zimbabwe is so well known for. They play a key role in ensuring that your experience at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is an unforgettable one. Your hosts are our most valued assets and a great source of pride!


RHINO TRACK AND TRAIL A “World’s View” from massive granite boulders, tracking the almost extinct rhinos on foot, and traversing through a region known as the ‘best-kept secret’ is what’s encountered over 7 days through Zimbabwe.

DAY 1 & 2: BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE Your arrival day gives you time to settle in, explore your surroundings and opt for a few optional activities that are available in the area. The next day experience a “World’s View” in Matopos surrounded by massive granite rocks and track the critically endangered rhino on foot. Camp Amalinda DAY 3 & 4: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE Professional and enthusiastic guides will share their passion of the Hwange bush during a guided walk showing you all there is to see, which is often missed whilst on a game vehicle. The following day is spent on a full day game drive exploring Hwange National Park. A picnic lunch is served around a waterhole and sundowner drinks are waiting upon return to the lodge. Elephant’s Eye, Hwange DAY 5: HWANGE, ZIMBABWE A visit to the conservation centre that focuses on the plight of the Painted Dog and an interesting talk on the work they are passionate about. The afternoon will be at leisure, to soak in the surrounding beauty of the bush. Elephant’s Eye, Hwange DAY 6: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE A guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls and see why it is known as “The Smoke that Thunders”, and later drift along the river on a gorgeous sunset cruise. Victoria Falls River Lodge DAY 7: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE After breakfast, we head off to the airport in time for your onward journey.


VICTORIA FALLS AND HWANGE ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ and Africa’s bestkept secret are combined in this thrilling, exciting, and serene safari. Visit one of the World’s Wonders, the Victoria Falls, and game drive through Hwange National Park. Engage with local Zimbabweans on a transformative community upliftment experience and relax on a luxurious sunset cruise whilst taking in the beauty of Zimbabwe.

DAY 1 & 2: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE Your arrival day gives you time to settle in, explore your surroundings and opt for a few optional activities that are available in the area. The next day is spent on a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls and see why it is known as “The Smoke that Thunders”. Later laze along the river on a gorgeous sunset cruise. Victoria Falls Hotel DAY 3: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE Engage with local Zimbabweans on a transformative community upliftment experience, learn about their craft, hear stories of their daily life, and allow them to involve you. Elephant’s Eye, Hwange DAY 4 & 5: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE A full-day’s game drive exploring Hwange National Park. A picnic lunch is served around a waterhole and sundowner drinks are waiting upon return to the lodge. After breakfast the next morning, partake in a morning drive on our private concession, a good chance to see what animals passed through during the night and spot those that are still lazing about not ready to move on to their next stop. Elephant’s Eye, Hwange DAY 6: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE After breakfast, we head off to the airport in time for your onward journey.


DRIFT ALONG THE ZAMBEZI on board a traditionally East African styled Dhow, be part of the wild when gazing out on Africa’s game along a river that eventually cascades into a world wonder, the Victoria Falls. This unique, bohemian styled boat will usher you towards sunset in hues of gold while day turns to night and stars rise along with the moon.


TRULY MAGICAL MOMENTS Drift along the Zambezi on board a traditionally East African styled Dhow – be part of the wild when gazing out on Africa’s game along a river that eventually cascades into a world wonder, the Victoria Falls. This unique, bohemian styled boat will usher you towards sunset in hues of gold while day turns to night and stars rise along with the moon.


ANOTHER KIND OF SPECTACULAR Cape Town, a bustling vibrant and electric city, full of magic, wonder, and culture. A must-see on every traveller’s bucket list. The excitement is palpable amongst the people in the streets and the smiles on the residents and travellers alike. A stone’s throw away from the vibrancy, is another kind of spectacular. Positioned in the heart of one of the most magnificent biomes in the world with the natural flora and granite rock of the valley, come and feel wonder and serenity at The Cape Point, a luxury private villa. Learn about the indigenous fynbos that characterises the area from a guide whose passion lies in his craft. Imagine private beach dinners, lit by lanterns, it’s just shimmering lights and you and the sounds of the sea. Perfection in nature.


“TO BE THE BRIDGE BETWEEN CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS, GOOD WILL & ACTION” The Grow Africa Foundation was created by Hideaways with the aim of making a positive impact on the environment, community and economy in the areas we operate. Our promise: Guests play an active part in the conservation of Africa’s wildlife, natural habitats and communities.   OUR BURNING ISSUES Dingani Primary School is a rural school close to Hwange National Park and our eco-lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. Our Foundation supports the school through various initiatives, as well as conservation awareness projects and school maintenance programs.   Our new projects for this year include: • Sponsorship of Early Childhood Development Teachers: There is only 1 teacher for 108 students, we require assistance in employing more (at US$ 200 / month). • Sponsorship of Student’s School Fees:  More than 50 % of the students cannot afford the school fees (US$ 30 / year). WE ARE APPEALING TO SPONSORS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR BOTH THESE PROJECTS.   PROJECT PENYA PACK FOR A PURPOSE CWF ANTI-POACHING UNIT Keeping girls in school, allowing them to shine, ending the stigma of menstruation in rural African communities that’s our goal. We’ve provided reusable sanitary pads and panties for grade 6 and 7 girls and hosted a Life Skills workshop; we want to continue on this path sustainably.

Allows travellers to give back to the communities they are visiting and make a lasting impact, by sparing just a few kilos of space in their suitcase and using it for much-needed school supplies instead.

Hideaways is a founding member of The Conservation and Wildlife Fund, the CWF Anti-Poaching Unit is dedicated to protecting and conserving the animals of Hwange National Park.

Email us to get involved: info@growafricafoundation.org


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Hideaways 2019 Brochure  

In our 2019 brochure, you will find descriptions and images of our eco-lodge Elephant's Eye, Hwange, itineraries for our packages, news abou...

Hideaways 2019 Brochure  

In our 2019 brochure, you will find descriptions and images of our eco-lodge Elephant's Eye, Hwange, itineraries for our packages, news abou...

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