Eric and Ingrid Fredericks are Austrian citizens. Eric`s career with an international advertising agency took them from Austria to Switzerland, England, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, Germany and France.
After 35 years in the business, Eric retired. We decided that we needed one last big adventure before we get too old and comfortable. So we moved to South Africa and launched the Ufumene Game Lodge with a boutique lodge.
We are fluent in German and English, and can communicate in French. Next to game ranching, their hobbies include cooking, antiques and good company.
Your first impression as a guest will be the stunning views over the pond and Ufumene`s vast flood plains.
Your bedroom is spacious, with en-suite changing and bath rooms. You will live in a lodge decorated with antiques and fine art from Europe, Asia and Africa.
Lodge life mostly happens on the large covered veranda, furnished with sofas, chairs and tables, and a summer kitchen and dining area. A refreshing swim in the pool is only a few steps away.
On cold days, life moves indoors to the open plan hall that includes a kitchen, dining room and lounge with an open fireplace. The wine cellar also has a cosy bar, where good fun and company lifts the spirits.
Healthy and tasty meals are are made from home grown vegetables, venison, lamb, beef, chickens, eggs.
You will have a choice of cuisines. Besides a good venison braii and other hearty dishes from South Africa, Austria, France and Italy, we offer the exquisite flavors we enjoyed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Lebanon.
English language television channels are available to follow the news and major sporting events. And for entertainment, we have a large library of books and movies. You will be able to keep in touch with the outside world via cell phone and wireless internet.
There are marked roads and trails for unaccompanied walks. You can also book guided bush walks, game drives and horseback rides.
Exploring the bush on a horse is a wonderful way to experience wildlife. You will see much more than on foot or from a vehicle and you will be able to get closer to the game animals.
4 horses are available for guests who want to ride on the farm. They are well trained, reliable and easy to ride. The rides vary in pace and duration and are tailored to suit our guests. We practice safe riding for the sake of both rider and horse. Riders will be guided by an experienced staff member. We have body protectors and helmets in various sizes. Tack and equipment is kept in perfect condition. Guests can choose between english saddles, an Australian stock saddle and South African hand made endurance saddles.
Accommodation at Ufumene Game Lodge:
Ufumene Game Lodge has:
- 3 rooms looking over the veranda with stunning views
- each room is equally spacious (65 sq.m.) with ensuite changing and bathroom and a double queen beds that can be put together as a king size bed or taken apart for 2
- the rooms are connected with lockable double doors for families that have children
- all rooms have different chairs, tables and antique decorations from many countries
- 1 small suite in the main house
- 2 adjacent rooms, one with a single bed and one with a queen size bed for 2
- an en suite bathroom