Accommodation at The Hide

The Hide Safari Camp is located in a place that seems to have far more than its fair share of natural beauty. In a private concession but within Hwange National Park on the eastern boundary, The Hide offers an incredible diversity of wildlife and scenery.

Wake up to the first calls of robins and hornbills as the dawn light creeps in, enjoy a cup of freshly delivered coffee on your veranda and watch elephants, kudu, giraffe and zebra come down to the mist-edged waterhole. At the end of the day, soak in a soothing hot bath as the buffalo stroll silently by or enjoy an energising outdoor shower under the stars.

Consistently voted the “Best Tented Safari Camp” in Zimbabwe, you know your time at The Hide Safari Camp will be unforgettable.

What you'll love about The Hide

  • 10 spacious deluxe, family deluxe and honeymoon deluxe tents
  • Iconic A-frame lounge and dining area
  • 4 activities/excursions per day, including game drives, walking, visits to our community projects and conservation initiatives
  • Underground hide at the waterhole
  • Wine cellar

The Main Lodge

The Hide Luxury Bath
The Hide has been designed to accommodate up to twenty guests. There are eight standard tents and two luxury or honeymoon tents. Each tent is mosquito-proofed and has an en-suite bathroom, a fan for your comfort in summer and extra warm blankets and hot water bottles for the cool winter months. One tent is wheelchair friendly.

Tom's Little Hide

Tom's Little Hide The Hide Hwange National Park

Situated on the eastern boundary of the famous Hwange National Park, in a five square kilometre area sits Tom’s Little Hide. Tom’s Little Hide is a secluded three bedroom cottage with awesome views of the waterhole. The luxury cottage overlooks a popular waterhole frequented by Elephants.

It is situated on the eastern boundary of the main camp which offers a great retreat for the family or a group wanting a little more luxury and privacy.

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The Private Hide

The Hide Private Hide

For an exclusive getaway we have ‘The Private Hide’, which is a spectacular outdoor “living room” from which to experience the animals and birdlife. Guests stay in The Hide’s large deluxe or family tents, which can accommodate up to 6 guests at a time.  The Private Hide is where time stands still and safari is something that happens wherever you look.

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The Dove's Nest

The Hide Doves Nest

Our little secret, the Dove’s Nest, is just about the best way to get away from it all. There are few things more exciting than spending a night out in a tree-house. Overlooking the open tree-lined vlei and pan where giraffe and elephants commonly come to drink, this rustic gem is a perfect vantage point from which to view wildlife safely, quietly. Just the two of you.

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The Main A-Frame and Facilities

Main A-Frame Lodge The Hide Hwange National Park

The hub of the camp is the signature “A” frame which houses the dining room, a downstairs sun lounge and a large comfortable lounge / viewing area upstairs. There is also plunge pool near the main lounge and dining room. The spacious lodges areas are very tastefully furnished with solid Zimbabwe Teak furniture each with individual décor.

 The Camp has a landline telephone service which is available at reception if you need to contact the outside world. We also have hot water for showers and baths, a daily laundry service (weather permitting) and electricity throughout the camp.

Most meals are served in unsurpassed elegance and style, at the Main A Frame, around our magnificent 22 seater teak dining room table. Tea and cake is best enjoyed upstairs, in the A-frame, overlooking the pan. Meanwhile, breakfast can be served Alfresco, under our Acacia trees.

The Wine Cellar and Waterhole Hideaway

The Hide Underground Game Viewing
We have always believed that our guests at The Hide are the kind of people who like to take the road less travelled. Others followed the crowd, but you went your own way, breaking the mould and listening to your heart, always searching for something better. The new Wine Cellar and Underground Hide at The Hide were planned, designed and created for the adventure-takers, the thrill-makers and the pleasure-seekers out there. Here’s why…

You’re sitting on the deck at The Hide ‘A’ frame. The sun has just set, its residual warmth a soft tinge of pink in the sky. Just then, a family of elephants strolls into the scene and up to the waterhole. You watch, fascinated by their interactions. Now, here’s where you jump into action. Without the need for a guide or host, you can go directly from the deck into the underground hide and observe the elephant family from up-close. Just step off the deck and slip down the steps into a whole new world. Along a tunnel, you’ll walk for about 10 metres under the surface of the earth – and then emerge into a “window on the waterhole”, where you can sit quietly, the unobserved observing. It’s a special new addition and makes the experience of “game viewing” more intense and personal.

Along the same tunnel, guests are delighted to find, hidden away in the wall, a real wine cellar. Perfectly cooled at a steady 17 degrees Celsius, ambient-lit and stocked with a small selection of fine wines from around the world, this is a welcome addition to an already all-sensory experience at The Hide. Guests are invited to choose the wine they’d like with dinner – or suggestions are made based on wine pairing experts’ recommendations. On the occasion of The Hide’s 25th Anniversary, we have partnered with a South African wine label to give our guests a great reason to celebrate!