We are situated on the Balule Parsons Nature Reserve, 40km's North of Hoedspruit and form part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Big Five on your doorstep with luxury accommodation, relaxation, comfort & excellent service. Units are fully airconditioned with private splash pools and beautiful views of the bush. Local Game drives, bird watching and Kruger Park drives as well as Spa Treatments in the privacy of your rooms. We have AA Superior Grading
At the Heart of Raptor Retreat is the Main Lodge Area where guests can either dine or catch-up on their adventures. Relax with a drink on the deck or slump into one of the voluptuous leather couches. A huge deck looks out over an open plain with a water hole. The large lounge area features comfortable seating, a fire place, full DSTV and a modest library of DVD's and books for those rainy days. Hearty meals will be served twice daily in the dining area or on the deck, where you will experience good old fashioned home cooking. Any dietary requirements should be arranged beforehand during the booking process. Game Drives can be booked at reception and will leave from the car park outside. Stop for morning amarula coffee or sundowners in the afternoon and savour the local snacks. For those that want to take relaxation to a new level, we also offer spa treatments to sooth away those city aches and pains.
The accommodation at Raptor Retreat is some of the best the industry has to offer. There are two private Units - Buffalo and Elephant. Each airconditioned unit has high thatched ceilings and a huge, built-in King Size bed with mosquito nets and a large sliding door that opens onto a private deck with double recliners. Slip into your own splash pool and cool off under the hot African sun whilst watching game graze nearby. Complimentary teas and coffees are provided as well as a fully stocked bar fridge. On request lunch can be served on your private deck at an additional cost. The open-plan wet bathroom features sliding doors, duel basins, a large shower and bath. Screens are strategically placed to ensure privacy and complimentary toiletries of superior quality is provided.
Our recently completed air-conditioned self catering units offers an exclusive experience for those that like to do things on their own. These spacious units (we have two of them) each have two bedrooms with king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, a large lounge with full DSTV, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, large raised patio, own private splash pool and boma area with braai facilities. Lonely seclusion does not mean, however that you cannot join in with the other guests - the main lodge facilities are also open to self-catering guests as well as the game drives and spa facilities.