Game Drive Activity
African Safaris are about an unforgettable experience, and Nogatsaa Pans Lodge delivers nothing short of that. The design and layout of the lodge has been carefully articulated to complement the sweeping views of the Kwikamba Pans. Enjoy the unmatched experience of watching the animals of Africa roam around the lodge, and come for a drink at the waterhole just meters away from the camp. Kwikamba Pans is one of the few reliable water sources in this dry area, making it a hot-spot for large herds of elephants. The serene location of Nogatsaa Pans lodge is perfect to enjoy a safari from the comfort of the lodge, without having to leave the area in search of animals.
With this in mind, our game activity is flexible to give you the best experience.
Guests usually arrive at Nogatsaa Pans in the early afternoon onwards. Upon arrival, a warm welcome awaits you from the Nogatsaa Pans team. You will be given a short welcome briefing in the main lounge, where you will make your way to your room to freshen up and relax. High tea is served at 16h00 in the open-plan dining area, where your adventure begins. You will be provided with hot/cold drinks, various pastries and savouries, while overlooking the pan. After being introduced to your guide, you will have the option to have a sundowner drive, or put your feet up and enjoy the sundowner at the lodge.
Day of Choices
The afternoon sunset drive departs around 16h30 utilising our private network of roads, with sundowner refreshments and drinks to be enjoyed at either the Kabungwa or the Nogatsaa Hides. Depending on the season – our resident pride of lions, herds of elephants, buffalo, impala, kudu, giraffe, zebra and roan antelope are potential sightings of the camp, among various other animals. Not to mention the incredible amount of bird species that are usually found in the area. After the sundowner, you will return to camp around 18h30, giving you time to unwind and freshen up for dinner. Your guide will accompany you from your room to the main area for a pre-dinner drink around the mellow firepit in the Boma. The delicious dinner will be served in the dining area anytime from 19h30 onwards.
Day 2 of Activities of Choices
You may choose to wake up early, or sleep in a little longer. You will have the opportunity to soak up the view while you have a breakfast on the outside deck of the main area. You have a choice of having a continental buffet, or ordering a hot breakfast – while considering your dietary requirements. We also offer a mid-morning drive to our Poha Hide overlooking a waterhole, having the golden opportunity to sight some of the wildlife. You also have the choice to opt out of this drive. An alternative activity is to visit the Mapororo Hide where you will have endless views overlooking the marsh. You will return from either of these drives just in time for an appetizing lunch, which is served between 13h00 – 14h00.
you could choose to stay at the lodge, and savour an ‘armchair’ safari experience. After lunch you could sit back and unwind in the main area, have a swim overlooking the waterhole, or you could book a spa treatment in your room with our talented masseuse. You will also be able to connect to our complimentary Wi-Fi at the main area to connect with the world and share your tranquil experience. Make sure to tag us @ghohahills on Instagram!
High tea and sundowners will be served again at 16h00.
Day of Departure:
Have a leisurely early morning enjoying your breakfast with the unsurpassed experience of sitting quietly watching as the animals of Africa come down to a waterhole to drink. There is always something to look at, from the resident hippos to the elephants and if you really lucky the predators put on a show for you. Departure normally around 09h00 back to Kasane.
At Ghoha Hills our professionally trained therapists will ensure you walk away from your soothing spa treatments feeling pampered and relaxed.
Breakfasts are hearty and coffee, tea, home baked rusks and biscuits are ready for the early risers at the boma. Home baked biscuits, bread rolls, pastries, cakes and scones are on offer at tea times.
There is always a friendly and helpful staff member on hand to serve up a freshly brewed bodum of coffee. All meals are served overlooking the bush in the main guest area.
The boma is lit in the evenings where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks. At dinner, wholesome, home cooked meals may be enjoyed. Lunches, dinners, drinks, refreshments and picnic lunches are all included.
Picnic baskets are provided on game drives and enjoyed whilst admiring the African wilderness. Private and intimate dinners are catered for.
We also cater for various diets, vegan, vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free etc.