Kings Camp’s Luxury New Hide

By Kings Camp Team on June 28, 2023

Looking for the very best vantage point to observe wildlife in their natural habitat? Look no further than Kings Camp’s new underground hide – The Kings Warren.

Positioned on the edge of the lodge’s waterhole, the hide offers an eye-level, up-close wildlife viewing experience for guests at our exclusive lodge. In this blog, we’ll explore the amazing features of the hide and what sets it apart from other game viewing hides.

The Kings Warren

Named ‘The Kings Warren’ in honour of our General Manager of 28 years, Warren Moore and with reference to a burrow-like entrance tunnel, the underground hide is situated on the edge of the lodge’s waterhole. It is equipped with every luxury you could require to make your experience comfortable, such as air conditioning for the hot summer months, power points for charging devices, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Designed with the needs of serious photographers in mind, the hide’s most remarkable feature is its viewing windows. Each can be fully opened to maximize views of the wildlife visiting the waterhole. The windows are even fitted with specially imported one-way photographic glass, so you can take stunning pictures or observe the animals without disturbing them.

The hide also comes equipped with photographic bean bags to provide you with ultra comfort and stability, ensuring that your shots are crisp and focused. Additionally, east and west camera views are split between two flat screens, allowing photographers to spot animals approaching the waterhole and ready their cameras before they arrive.

The Kings Warren offers comfortable seating for up to 10 people, who want to take their wildlife viewing experience to the next level. Whether you’re an avid photographer or simply looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, our hide is designed to cater to everyone’s needs. There is no better way to view the majestic wildlife of the Timbavati than from a place of comfort and luxury.

Features include:

  • Fully openable windows, granting unobstructed views of the waterhole.
  • Imported one-way specialized photographic glass, ensuring you remain undetected by shy animals and birds.
  • USB and charging stations at every viewing window, allowing you to keep your camera and devices charged.
  • Photographic bean bags for utmost comfort and stability.
  • East and west camera views with separate flat screens, enabling you to spot animals approaching the waterhole and be ready with your cameras.
  • Air conditioning to keep you cool during the scorching summer months.
  • Mini bar stocked with refreshments.
  • Coffee and tea making facilities for that much-needed caffeine boost.

The Hide’s Location

A short walk from the thatched lounge at Main Camp, you will descend a tunnel (not unlike a rabbit’s burrow) and emerge into a subterranean atmosphere of pure luxury. From your plush seat, peer out at eye-level with the waterhole and drink in the otherworldly silence and tranquility. From here you enjoy a concealed position from which to watch the waterhole which acts as a magnet for wildlife especially in the dry winter months.

“I have always dreamed of a hide at the waterhole and after 28 years at Kings Camp my dream has been realized.” ~ Warren Moore, General Manager

The Kings Warren offers a unique opportunity to feel intimately connected with nature, something that few other wildlife viewing experiences in Africa can match. The hide is an exceptional addition to the already impressive game viewing experiences offered by Kings Camp. An experience to make your South African safari truly unforgettable.

The Kings Warren is undeniably the epitome of luxury game viewing hides in Africa. Whether you’re an avid bird watcher or a passionate wildlife photographer, this hide offers unparalleled comfort and all the luxuries you need to patiently await those incredible wildlife encounters. The hide will likely be most active during the dry winter months when wildlife frequents the waterhole. The peak times to witness these captivating scenes are from July to October.

Join us at Kings Camp and experience the unrivalled luxury and exceptional wildlife encounters from our underground hide. Don’t forget to share your memorable moments with us using #KingsWarrenHide and let’s embark on an unforgettable journey together!