Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa - Ximuwu Lodge, a small and exclusive four-room luxury lodge, is now open to the public. This unique safari experience, founded by Patrick and Elly Suverein, is designed to be fully accessible for guests with mobility challenges.
The Suvereins, originally from the Netherlands, came to live in South Africa in 2017 after extensive travel on the African continent. During this time, Patrick was temporarily in a wheelchair and found it challenging to travel, especially to luxury safari destinations. This experience inspired the couple to create Ximuwu Lodge, a place where guests with mobility challenges can experience the magic of a safari without compromising on luxury and accessibility.
Ximuwu Lodge features two fully accessible rooms with spacious bathrooms and roll-in showers. Guests can enjoy game drives in a custom-built game viewer with slide-out seats, making it easy to access the vehicle. The lodge also boasts photographic hides, a boma, and a spa, all of which are accessible for guests with mobility challenges.
"Ximuwu Lodge is designed to provide an inclusive and luxurious safari experience for all guests," said Patrick Suverein. "We understand the challenges that guests with mobility challenges face when traveling, and we are committed to providing a seamless and unforgettable safari experience."
Located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Ximuwu Lodge offers guests the opportunity to see the Big Five and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The reserve is known for its stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and conservation efforts.
"We are thrilled to offer a safari experience that is accessible to all," said Elly Suverein. "Ximuwu Lodge is a testament to our commitment to creating a more inclusive world and breaking down barriers for travelers with disabilities."