Location: The Okonjima African Villa is situated in a secluded wilderness area, overlooking a natural waterhole that is ideal for wildlife photography and bird watching. The Villa is the only lodge situated inside the private nature reserve.
Rooms: This safari-chic, thatched villa has two en suite, luxury bedrooms in the main house and two separate private, luxury minisuites, which together can accommodate up to eight adults and four children.
Facilities: Air conditioning, glass-panelled sliding doors with panoramic views across Okonjima Reserve, minibar, inside and outside shower, swimming pool, fireplace.
Activities: Cheetah tracking on foot, visiting the orphaned cats at the Africat Foundation, leopard trails, guided & self-guided nature trails, nocturnal & bird hides.
Children: Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
Our Opinion: Okonjima is a rehabilitation centre for large carnivores such as lion, cheetah and leopard and you will be able to witness the Africat Foundation at work. Okonjima is renowned for the excellent opportunities for viewing and photographing these big cats at close quarters and a visit here serves as a fascinating education about their lives and the Foundation’s conservation and rehabilitation practices.
Numerous walking trails cross the property and your guide will give you an excellent insight into the natural splendour of the area. You can also head up into the hills to the porcupine caves or out into the veld on one of the Bushman Trails which is a highly informative walk and talk about the lives of the Bushmen, their tools, their trapping methods and their threatened way of life.