THE LODGE

Your place to relax and refresh

The beautiful green lawns, interspersed with ancient trees, surround various thatched buildings that make up your safari lodge: chalets with rooms, social seating areas, dining areas, and a refreshing pool, all overlooking a seasonal riverbed with a view to our private watering hole.

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Your place to relax and refresh

The beautiful green lawns, interspersed with ancient trees, surround various thatched buildings that make up your safari lodge: chalets with rooms, social seating areas, dining areas, and a refreshing pool, all overlooking a seasonal riverbed with a view to our private watering hole.

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All-inclusive … less stress

Your stay includes: luxury accommodations; twice-daily game drives; walking safaris; all meals; a diverse selection of South African wines, beers, selected spirits (both domestic and imported), and refreshments; WiFi; limited laundry; and access to all the amenities. At any time, you can help yourself to any beverage, hot or cold, just as you would if you were in your own home. The only things extra are optional gratuities (for your guide and staff) or Senalala-branded wear. (You would have already paid those pesky levies!!)

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All-inclusive … less stress

Your stay includes: luxury accommodations; twice-daily game drives; walking safaris; all meals; a diverse selection of South African wines, beers, selected spirits (both domestic and imported), and refreshments; WiFi; limited laundry; and access to all the amenities. At any time, you can help yourself to any beverage, hot or cold, just as you would if you were in your own home. The only things extra are optional gratuities (for your guide and staff) or Senalala-branded wear. (You would have already paid those pesky levies!!)

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Personally hosted, feels like home

Set in a huge wilderness area, your visit will be hosted by some of the most professional and respected people in the industry who will make your visit a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With a maximum of only 16 guests, it is an extremely private experience whether on game drive, eating our delicious food, or relaxing with a beverage of your choice in the various tranquil areas of the camp.

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Personally hosted, feels like home

Set in a huge wilderness area, your visit will be hosted by some of the most professional and respected people in the industry who will make your visit a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With a maximum of only 16 guests, it is an extremely private experience whether on game drive, eating our delicious food, or relaxing with a beverage of your choice in the various tranquil areas of the camp.

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OUR AMENITIES

At Senalala we are committed to ensuring our guests’ stay is a pleasurable one. Below are the amenities we offer on an all-inclusive basis.

Gym

Pool & Loungers

WiFi

Library

Laundry

Waterhole & Viewing Deck

Indoor & Outdoor Dining

Wine Room

Air-con

THE GYM

Guests who wish to spend some of their spare time in between safaris keeping in shape have access to a small well-outfitted (and air-conditioned) gym.  Various cardio and other fitness equipment enables guests to keep up with their exercise routines while staying in camp.

THE POOL

The outdoor pool at Senalala offers a tranquil setting for guests to relax and revitalize after the morning game drive or during the afternoon. Set within lush indigenous gardens, with loungers surrounding the pool and thatch umbrellas for shade, it is the perfect place to relax with a book or to soak up the sun while watching squirrels chase each other on the lawn or birds foraging in the gardens for tasty treats. On occasion, various animals can be seen outside the fence on their way to the waterhole.

LIBRARY

Our library consists of a collection of classics as well as our own selection of books for our guests to enjoy during their stay. A great way to unwind after the day’s adventures with a beverage in hand, we trust you will enjoy the titles we have gathered for our library and welcome recommendations to add. A good portion of this library is focused on wildlife, particularly reference material.

LAUNDRY

 For guests that need that occasional piece of clothing cleaned during their stay with us, we offer limited daily laundry services. Due to our limited water supply and disposal systems, we cannot do extensive laundry at the camp and we ask our guests to consider the conservation impact of this request.

WiFi

 At Senalala, we recognize that many of our guests need to stay connected to the outside world. We have enabled WiFi facilities to provide guests with the some of the most consistent internet connectivity available in the middle of the bush.

OUR PEOPLE

Your Hosts

JAMES & CORLIA

James Steyn is a highly qualified and experienced field guide with more than 26 years of experience in the conservation and safari hospitality industry. He is involved in the training and assessing of field guides for the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and previously he has been an anchor presenter for “50/50,” South Africa’s oldest nature television program, as well as an executive director of FGASA.

Corlia Steyn has been an integral part of the Senalala team since she joined us in 2008. She is responsible for overall management of the camp including reservations, administration, housekeeping, and logistical support.

Above and beyond their other duties, James and Corlia will be your hosts within the camp, available to answer questions and share their experiences and adventures. James and Corlia are supported by our warm and professional staff, working together to make your stay at Senalala an unforgettable one.

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OUR ETHOS

Authenticity, Conservation, & Education

Our vision is to ensure that you enjoy an unparalleled bush experience, whether in search of the Big 5 or while enjoying the comforts and amenities within the lodge. At Senalala, we provide you with more than an opportunity to observe Africa’s wildlife; we provide you with an opportunity to interact and engage with Africa’s complex ecosystem, with an equal focus on authentic conservation and education.

Guests arrive at Senalala in search of Africa’s rich, diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery and leave with a collection of new experiences, expanded horizons, and fresh perspectives on life both within and outside the bush. We look forward to your arrival at Senalala and continuing this tradition together!

Authenticity, Conservation, & Education

Our vision is to ensure that you enjoy an unparalleled bush experience, whether in search of the Big 5 or while enjoying the comforts and amenities within the lodge. At Senalala, we provide you with more than an opportunity to observe Africa’s wildlife; we provide you with an opportunity to interact and engage with Africa’s complex ecosystem, with an equal focus on authentic conservation and education.

Guests arrive at Senalala in search of Africa’s rich, diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery and leave with a collection of new experiences, expanded horizons, and fresh perspectives on life both within and outside the bush. We look forward to your arrival at Senalala and continuing this tradition together!

Authentic

Senalala provides guests with an authentic South African safari experience, combining Africa’s abundant wildlife and inspiring natural setting with luxurious camp facilities and exceptional service. Tucked within the African wilderness, Senalala offers guests world class guiding; accommodation in spacious, air conditioned chalets; access to pool, gym, and conference facilities; and an eclectic mix of local and traditional dining. Committed to delivering the ultimate safari experience, we believe you will feel at home as soon as you step through the gates of Senalala.

Conservation

One of the most intractable challenges facing nature reserves is the conservation of Africa’s natural heritage, including the fight against unprecedented levels of poaching. The conservation effort is crucial to the protection of wildlife and the overall sustainability of Africa’s wildlife ecosystem. We are privileged to be part of this effort and encourage you to join us in this worthy endeavor.

Education

We believe our guests are not satisfied with passive observation and are therefore dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of South Africa’s wildlife habitat and the key principles that shape the local environment. With a focus on individual interests, our guides communicate with guests on how to identify prominent plants and animals, recognize and understand basic animal behavioral patterns and ecological principles, interpret obvious signs and sounds in the bush, and orientate themselves in the natural environment.

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