Erindi Old Traders Lodge Gallery
Old Traders Lodge is a big safari lodge, not quite on a hotel scale but not too far off either, I think it is best to describe the establishment more like a safari hotel than a safari lodge. But on saying that, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the establishment at all, it is just big, and for people who prefer smaller more private accommodation options, this is not for them.
We, on the other hand, did not mind the experience at all, as the food was good, the beds were comfortable, the wildlife in the 12 odd hours we were there was incredible. We had a good time and are pretty sure you would as well.
The suites are large and offer a luxurious feel. As far as we could tell, most suites offer a view out over the surrounding bushveld. All in all, we could not find anything wrong with the suites what so ever, one will most certainly not be disappointed.
We did not participate in a game drive, we were just way too tired after a long days drive. So in terms of guide quality and wildlife seen on a game drive, we cannot comment. But what we can comment on is the wildlife we saw driving in the reserve to the lodge and the wildlife that we saw at the lodge; very very good. Elephant, Rhino, large Crocodiles and Wild Dog, these were sighted from our room and at the main lodge dining area.
Can we recommend a stay at Erindi Old Traders Lodge? The answer to that is both a yes and a no, this really depends on the individual staying here; No if you do not like big lodges, and Yes, if you do not mind big lodges. It really is that simple.
More information can be found here: Erindi Old Traders Lodge
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing the lodge and reserve from our point of view.
Photo Gallery of Erindi Old Traders Lodge
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