The Hide

about The Hide

The Hide was built in 1992 by the Preston Family, who are still heavily involved today. The lodge has earned a fantastic reputation, not just for the amazing wildlife experience but for the hospitality of the staff, all of whom are passionate about nature. Hwange National Park is know for its diverse and abundant nature, elephants and buffalos herd in their hundreds here and it is a great spot to see lion, leopard and African wild dogs.The suites offer pure classic safari luxury with ample space, earthy tones and luxurious fabrics.

A spectacular place to come back to after a wildlife-FUELlED day out on the plains, or you could just spend the day there and watch the wildlife gathering at the water hole from your very own veranda!

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A classic luxury safari camp with its own distinctive twist!


In a large private concession on the eastern boundary of Zimbabwe’s largest National Park, Hwange – home to over 100 mammal species and 400 bird species. The Hide is right by a waterhole popular with the local wildlife.

Accommodation & Facilities

Of the 10 tented suites, 2 are luxury and 8 are standard, they are all mosquito proofed and have fans for the warmer seasons. Suites are individually styled with either twins or a double bed. Each suite is en-suite, some have outdoor showers, and others have huge baths perfect for a long soak after a day out in the wild.

For the adventurous, The Hide offers a night in ‘The Doves Nest’ where you experience a day in privacy out in one of Africa’s most prolific wildlife areas. It comes complete with a deck where you can enjoy your meals, watch the sunset with a delicious cool drink in had or swing lazily in the hammock. You will then spend the entire night in a tree house, a truly wild experience!

The Hide has a plunge pool which is great for cooling off at the end of the day.


Meals can be served around the large teak table, a great chance to meet other guests and share stories. Sometime you can eat by the water hole or in other various places, depending on the day. There are also plenty of places to go and enjoy a private or romantic meal.


Walks can be enjoyed in the private concession, or you can go further afield with a game drive. These are generally done early morning and after noon when the wildlife is out, although Hwange National Park offers such variety in animals that there is something to do all the time. The vehicles are open for a panoramic view and true exhilaration as you drive past some of the world’s largest mammals and most dangerous predators. Sundowners are made very special here and you can even head out after dinner to see what nocturnal activity there is. Of course there are hides here, so you can watch the wildlife close up, yet unobtrusively – this is a great opportunity for photographers.

Child Policy

Children over 10 are allowed to stay at The Hide unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Please contact us for more details.

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