Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.
With Sopa’s traditional and conscientious care for the environment, we carefully positioned all the buildings on our property so we did not have to fell any of the many trees there. As a result of this, we had to come up with a radically innovative and artistic design for the main public area building which now snakes its way between the trees with long and graceful curves.
The resort has 21 cottages built in a crescent shape. Each cottage has 4 rooms, 2 on the ground and 2 at the top, which totals to 84 rooms.
2 of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged and 6 of the 21 cottages have inter-connecting rooms on the ground floor. Ground floor rooms have 2 queen size beds and a sunken living room at the front. Top floor rooms have 1 king size bed and in front of it a balcony which has a beautifully designed wrought iron railing and furniture to match.
Rooms are tastefully furnished with mahogany coloured furniture, from the beds, side tables, dressing table, wardrobe, luggage rack and cabinet. All rooms have large frontal windows,televisions, mini-bars, telephones, electronic safes, tea and coffee making facilities and are spacious with open air verandas.
The main restaurant is located at one side of the lobby. The main bar is in the lounge area, with the second one being the dispense bar in the dining room and the pool bar. A dispense bar is the buffet and tea/coffee station and the pool snack bar serves a light a la carte menu with a pizzeria next to it to compliment it.
The dining room also has a large, outdoor patio with umbrella-shaded tables for those who wish to enjoy an open air meal during the day, or during often warm and ba