Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge
Beneath Zwartkop mountain in the 1,500ha (3,707 acres) Cradle Moon Conservancy, this lakeside game lodge is the reincarnation of the Heia Safari Lodge, which was founded in the 1970s. There are 50 secluded rondavels (African-style thatched-roof bungalows), each with two bedrooms, ensuites and a verandah that offers the perfect spot for sundowners. While there’s plenty to do here – from game drives and walks to mountain biking and casual lakeside dining – the highlight is the pristine 32ha (79-acre) lake. It’s home to a hippo family, and you can explore the waters by kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, pedal boat or on a 24-seat pontoon. There’s also the opportunity for fly-fishing.