(For the less adventurous, get pampered at our Nyala Spa after fully indulging in a buffet breakfast fit for a king. The comfortably classy restaurant and bar flaunts elevated views over the bushveld, making it easy to spot giraffe in the distance. Besides a games room and a gym, we also have a pool situated in the manicured gardens – an oasis for the warmer summer’s days.)
Luxury facilities & services
Our comfortably classy restaurant and bar flaunts elevated views over the bushveld, making it easy to spot giraffe far in the distance. Besides a games room and a gym, we also have a pool situated in the manicured gardens – an oasis for those warmer summer’s days. Satellite television, internet access, laundry services and airport transfers; we have it all.
Game drives & bush walks
In 1 – 2 hours you can learn more about the vegetation, our 28 species of mammals, 250 plus bird species, the geology of the area and the culture of the local people; all thanks to our trained, registered and friendly field guides and rangers. If you’re lucky, the elusive leopard will make an appearance; but the buffalo and giraffe might be easier to spot. Some of our antelope to look out for are tsessebe, gemsbuck, mountain reedbuck, eland, sable and springbok.
Sable Breeding Project
By 2004 there were 50 free roaming sable, but unfortunately due to Thieleriosus (a tick-borne disease) 22 of our females died. Our sable were fragile enough to contract the disease due to direct grazing competition with other antelope: sable aren’t competitive feeders and often leave areas due to competition for food, which consequently leaves them weak.
Around 2007, Hannah Game Lodge incorporated the sable breeding camps to control the tick problem; spraying the animals with Deadline dip (according to their weight), which sterilizes female ticks.
In 2011, eight females and one male sable were selected to remain in the breeding project, while selling the older females and their offspring. Thanks to a more scientific approach with DNA tests, we also managed to determine the origin of our herds, which are Zambian sable.
One of the young bulls roaming outside the breeding camp boasted the right genetics to be a main breeding bull. Due to his wide spread horns, he was named Harley and moved to the camp in 2013.
With a detailed register containing the animals’ pictures and info; and thanks to passionate staff responsible for the daily running of the venture, Hannah Game Lodge plans to intensify The Sable Breeding Project in the future.
Team building facility – GearOn Adventures
Hannah Lodge conferencing
Hannah Game Lodge offers a sophisticated business centre with a boardroom, two conference rooms, breakaway rooms, private bar and TV Lounge, and is the ideal venue for conferences and team development alike, with modern facilities at the multiple venues.