Port Lympne

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Overview

With six different ways to experience glamping under the stars with wild neighbours, a staycation at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is the ideal holiday destination for families, couples or groups. 

BEAR LODGE

Spend your days spotting wild animals and making memories with the family in the 600 acre Reserve, followed by an evening of toasting marshmallows at the firepit and a night under canvas, snuggled up in real beds with en suite facilities!

Overlooking the spectacled bear habitat in a quiet corner of Port Lympne Reserve, you'll feel like you're part of the sky as you enjoy the colourful sunsets and spectacular display of the stars from your comfy perch on the hilltop at Bear Lodge.

Sleeping 8 in comfortable beds with snug bedding and towels, fridge and tea-making facilities included, Bear Lodge provides the perfect base for your wild adventures, with a touch of rustic charm. The 19 glamping tents surround the central Clubhouse where you'll find home cooked, family favourites in the restaurant and a well stocked bar.

FOREST HIDEAWAY

The secluded Forest Hideaway provides accommodation sheltered by towering pine trees and surrounded by the calls of the wild. Stay in a cosy, rustic den under the stars and be awoken by the nearby sounds of lions and tigers roaring.

With a double bed and a pull-out sofa, your Forest Hideaway is a cosy wooded den ideal for families with children under eight years old with a double sofa bed. There's an indoor wood burner to keep you warm on chilly nights, plus an ensuite with a monsoon shower and complimentary Bamford toiletry products and each Forest Hideaway has a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a smart TV.

Your stay at Forest Hideaway includes the use of a golf buggy from check-in to check-out.

GIRAFFE LODGE

Your dream safari staycation! Your stay at Giraffe Lodge includes a night under the stars in an authentic safari tent, guided safari with Port Lympne's expert rangers, African inspried dishes cooked on the open firepit and unlimited opportunities to watch the wildlife wandering within feet of your tent!

Giraffe Lodge offers multi award-winning exclusive adults-only accommodation which transports you to the plains of Africa as you sip sundowners on the private deck of your luxury safari tent and marvel at the stunning wildlife that approaches the watering hole beneath the lodges.

This is a half board experience with full English breakfast and dinner included. 

HOG DEER CREEK

A tranquil retreat in a charming shepherd's hut overlooking the watering hole and playful hog deer roaming freely on your doorstep!

A unique opportunity to stay opposite the watering hole and observe the wild locals in their vast habitat. Snuggle up by the outdoor log burner in your private seating area and watch the sun set over your own little corner of the safari.

Your stay at Hog Deer Creek includes the use of a golf buggy from check-in to check-out.

PINEWOOD PODS

At the top of the hill, in the woods of Port Lympne, Pinewood offers cosy camping pods for those looking to get back to nature amidst the roars of the resident lions and tigers.

Snuggle up in heated Camping Pods for a romantic couples break or a family night in the wild and gather round the fire to toast marshmallows under the stars.

PINEWOOD SHEPHERD'S HUT

Prefer a little more glam in your glamping? Camping doesn't have to be for adventurers only! With Port Lympne's exclusive Shepherds Hut set in the woods of Port Lympne, you can camp in style and get back to nature without compromising on comfort, all within roaring distance of the resident lions and tigers!

Enjoy the use of a games room with a pool table and board games or toast marshmellows in the open fire pit. There's plenty of entertainment around Port Lympne with hundreds of animals to see.

For more information about Port Lympne's Short Breaks and to book, visit their website: https://www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne/short-breaks/ 

What makes a stay at Port Lympne unique?

All of Port Lympne's short breaks guests have a safari included in the cost of their stay. Your complimentary safari will take you on an adventure through the South American, Asian and African Experience zones where you will see spectacled bears, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, camels and more. 

What is there to see and do at Port Lympne?

Visit Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for a wild day out set across over 600 acres of stunning Kentish savannah, where over 75 species and 900 animals roam.

There's so much to see and do at Port Lympne Reserve. Experience everything the reserve has to offer from endangered animals, walks with stunning views and historic landscaped gardens to good food and even a little retail therapy in the Gatehouse Gift Shop!

Make your stay even more special with a close encounter with your favourite animal, head off on a safari adventure with an expert guide or learn how to capture that perfect shot on a wildlife photography course.

Steel your nerves and discover the land that time forgot as you explore the UK's largest outdoor dinosaur exhibition, Dinosaur Forest, featuring all your favourite beasts!

Take a break from exploring and enjoy tasty dishes with local wines and Kentish brews at the on-site restaurants or grab a quick snack and a delicious coffee at the seasonal kiosks. Port Lympne serve home cooked food made with fresh, locally sources produce at the restaurants and cafes. You'll find family favourites at Basecamp Café, Italian inspired dishes at Babydoll's Wood Fired Pizza or dine in style at The Garden Room Restaurant & Bar.

Other Information

Your visit to Port Lympne will help to fund not only the care of the animals but will also support their overseas projects. Thanks to the generosity of guests like you, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve - in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation - have released more than 70 gorillas, 139 Javan langurs, 41 Javan gibbons, 20 mandrill, 12 European bison, 11 Przewalski's horse, 8 black rhino, 6 European wolves and 4 cheetah back to the wild!

Facilities & information

Summary

Parking (free)

Child friendly

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Fire Pit / BBQ

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Recreations

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (a short drive)

Gardens

Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Food

Restaurant

Bar

Picnic area

Extra info

Nearest Airport: London Gatwick Airport
Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 10 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 69
Nearest Train Station: Westenhanger
Nearest Railway Time: 7 minutes

Arrival information & directions

Address: Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, LympneCT21 4LR, United Kingdom

If you are travelling by road, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve lies on the B2067, and is just past Ashford, Kent, 5 minutes from J11 of the M20.

Satnav: CT21 4LR.

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