Review: Hideaways Nantwich Lodge, Zimbabwe


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Hideaways Nantwich Lodge is a unique and intimate safari lodge, reclaimed from a bygone era for true safari lovers who want to get off the beaten track and discover the untouched wilderness and abundant wildlife of Northern Hwange National Park.


Perched up on a bluff overlooking a large dam with resident crocodile and hippo, the game lodge boasts some of the best game viewing in this area. The lodge lies in the northwest corner of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and is the closest lodge to Victoria Falls. It can be accessed by a short 30-minute flight or an easy 1.5-hour road transfer from Victoria Falls, making it the perfect midway stop from Chobe.

Style & Character

Untamed Africa at its best, Hideaways Nantwich Lodge is an escape that time forgot and where wildlife rules supreme, just as it should. The lodge offers guests a unique outdoor experience in a remote corner of the park, with stunning views of the nearby mountains and grasslands.

Boasting exquisite rustic-style décor and furnishings, the lodge offers guests a unique and intimate atmosphere. With lush gardens, a swimming pool, and fire pits, Hideaways Nantwich Lodge provides a tranquil setting for guests to relax and unwind.


The lodge comprises six standard and three superior rooms, a swimming pool, dining area, inside and outside lounge areas, wireless internet at the main lodge building, credit card facilities, and solar power geysers. Each luxurious tent has an en-suite bathroom with private showers, a private deck, and a barbeque area. The tents are designed to offer guests a comfortable and luxurious stay while still providing a rustic camping-style experience.

Service & Facilities

Days here can be spent exploring the pristine wilderness and many tracks and trails of this secluded region, keeping a lookout for leopards, Roan or Sable antelope, and lions lounging in tall grasses. Evenings can be spent reminiscing with fellow travelers over the day’s highlights while dining on the sumptuous fare at the open-plan kitchen and restaurant that provides an intimate and lively atmosphere.

Guests can become a Hwange expert through guided bush walks and game drives. When not busy exploring the surrounding bush or spying on the wildlife right from the comfort of your chalet.

Food & Drink

The lodge specializes in traditional African and international cuisine, featuring a variety of dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Diners can enjoy a variety of starters, mains, desserts and beverages, all served in an authentic African-style setting. The lodge also offers a selection of local and international wines and beers and a large selection of spirits. Guests can also enjoy live music and entertainment, making for a truly memorable and unique dining experience.


For a first-time visitor to Africa looking to experience the continent’s remarkable wildlife in an authentic setting or for a seasoned safari traveler looking to get off the beaten track and away from crowds, Hideaways Nantwich Lodge is your perfect one-stop African destination.

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