Hideaways’ exclusive portfolio of eco-lodges and activities are all deeply committed to sustainability and conservation. Our bespoke luxury accommodations and activities offer the splendour of Africa to the eco-conscious traveller with our extraordinary safari experiences in Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness conservation areas.
With the highest levels of comfort, individual service and expert guiding in remote locations, Hideaways offers a portfolio of eco-lodges and activities that allow guests to experience the best in barefoot luxury, while each stay actively contributes to preserving Africa’s pristine natural habitats. Our properties and experiences are:
Hideaway’s slogan “life-changing experiences” is at the heart of everything we do. Not only in the sense that a special holiday can change your life. But also that almost every aspect of our guest’s stay is life-changing for someone else too – whether it is providing employment for the local community, enabling a scholarship sponsorship for a rural child, inspiring future conservationists, protecting the environment through eco-friendly practices, and preserving the habitats of the wildlife that makes these areas so special.
Where we operate
- Bird Watching
- Riding Safaris
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
- Self-Drive Holidays
- Walking Safaris
- Air Charters
- Eco tourism
- Honeymoon safaris
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
Our eco-philosophy is one of barefoot luxury, focused on eco-friendly design and empowerment.
Solar power - We will use solar energy to power our lodges for most of the day and night. We will have a backup generator on hand for unforeseen necessity.
Eco-friendly pool - Instead of using salt or chlorine, our pools will use a natural reed system to filter the water.
Natural elements - We are using the elements for the lodges that already exist. Instead of tearing down the buildings and developing them again, we are utilizing and adapting what is already there. We will also be using natural elements for the production of the lodges. We have sourced surplus wood, excess local materials, etc.
Food - We have agreements with the surrounding villages to buy their fresh produce, thus empowering the people and supporting the villages in an on-going and sustainable way.
Staff Our - staff will all be locally sourced under the advisement of a management team who boast extensive understanding and sensitivity to the areas where our eco-lodges are located.
Educational Our - clients will all be given an educational and environmental presentation explaining how our lodges are environmentally friendly - we hope to increase the awareness and need for nature conservation.
Animals - We will ensure that our developments will not block the wildlife's paths, their habitation areas or disrupt them in any way. We manage a waterhole on our Elephant's Eye, Hwange, property to support the animals in the drier months.