Ezulwini Billy's Lodge
Big 5 Game Drives
One of the main features of a safari is a 4x4 game drive. On game drives you are able to get a lot closer to big game than on a self-drive safari, as you are guided by experienced rangers and in appropriate vehicles. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This enables to you to get within 5 to 10 metres of the large animals - and safely!
All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Land Rovers; which are perfect for photographic and video opportunities. The afternoon game drives generally leave at 16:00 and include late afternoon game spotting, a sundowner stop and a game drive that continues into the night.
The Billy's Lodge wine cellar is very unique in that it is built in a rocky cave underneath the deck. The wine cellar is cosy and sophisticated, as well as having a good variety of wines up for tasting. A glass-topped knob thorn display table adds an element of nature to the underground cave, while soft lighting and long stories told by owner, Laurence, add to the wonderful ambience.
Sundowners in the bush
Every game drive includes a leg-stretch at sunset, at which point, guides unpack a cooler box containing refreshments and snacks. A safari tradition known as 'sundowners' is an opportunity to set foot on the African soil and admire the surrounding bush as the sun sets, while sipping on an ice-cold G n T!