A New Dawn

Baines' River Camp Accommodation

A New Dawn

Dear Valued Members and Friends of Baines River Camp,

It is with a heavy heart and tremendous reverence that I address you for the first time as the head of this remarkable camp. The recent passing of my father, Tim Featherby, the founder, and visionary of Baines’ River Camp, has been a deeply emotional time for our family and community. His legacy is undeniable, and it’s our mission to ensure that the light of his vision continues to shine bright.

A Deep Dive into New Beginnings

Being immediately thrown into the deep end wasn’t exactly my planned entry to this role. But as they say, adversity is often the best teacher. In the short span since taking the reins, I’ve embarked on three enlightening trips to the lodge. Each visit has granted me a clearer understanding of what Baines’ River Camp represents and the magic it offers to our guests.

In our continuous pursuit of excellence, a comprehensive audit has been conducted on all aspects of the lodge, focusing intently on guest experiences. I’m thrilled to share that we’ve expanded our operational facilities to guarantee an even more unforgettable stay for our guests.

Furthermore, to enhance the aesthetic appeal and comfort of our lodge, we’ve sourced various soft furnishings. Currently, they are on their way via truck and will soon add another layer of luxury and warmth to our Lodge ambiance.

Our Team

The Heartbeat of Baines’ River Camp

It has been my immense pleasure to meet and get to know the 32 incredible individuals that make up our camp team. Their dedication, passion, and the love they pour into their roles are palpable. Together, we are committed to elevating every facet of Baines’ River Camp.

I’m also excited to announce two new additions to our family:

Assistant Camp Manager: Starting on the 1st of September, we will be introducing our new Assistant Camp Manager. Stay tuned for a more detailed introduction in our next edition.

Executive Chef and Food Consultant: We’ve contracted the expertise of a seasoned Cape Town-based executive chef and food consultant. Over the next three weeks, he will be with us, training our team and introducing new and tantalizing menus that spotlight local ingredients. Culinary delights await!

Oh, and on a lighter note, amidst all the whirlwind of activities, I managed to snag a decent-sized tiger fish. A small personal victory amidst the monumental tasks!

Our Promise

Beyond the Landscape

At Baines’ River Camp, we comprehend that euphoria isn’t just derived from the breathtaking surroundings. It’s the laughter, stories, and shared moments with loved ones that make an experience truly memorable. We pledge to continue fostering an environment where families can reconnect, create invaluable memories, and deepen their appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.

As we move forward, let’s cherish the legacy left by my father, Tim Featherby, and continue to soar to even greater heights. We are humbled by your continued support and look forward to welcoming you soon.

Warm Regards,

Craig Featherby

Baines’ River Camp Enhancements

Elevating Your Premium Safari Experience

We are delighted to announce a series of sophisticated enhancements to the Baines’ River Camp, meticulously designed to augment your safari experience, merging luxury with adventure seamlessly. Our dedication to crafting an unparalleled stay has guided us to refine multiple facets of the lodge.

Upgraded Transportation Fleet: Our new boat and safari vehicle are designed to offer unrivaled panoramic views of the wildlife and the breathtaking landscapes. With these additions, we ensure that your Zambezi River and Land Safari journey remains unparalleled.

Suite Enhancements: Our Explorer Suites have been judiciously upgraded to encapsulate even more comfort. Experience the blend of luxury and homeliness with new outdoor furnishings, plush carpets, and advanced lighting solutions.

Renovated Main Area: The centerpiece of our lodge is set for subtle enhancements. Our objective is to rejuvenate the decor and facilities while preserving the iconic elegance and ambiance for which Baines’ River Camp is celebrated. A rejuvenated space awaits, ideal for connecting with fellow guests and immersing in the lodge’s signature atmosphere.

Culinary Infrastructure Revisions: Ensuring culinary distinction remains a priority for us. Our kitchen advancements guarantee that every meal serves as a gustatory masterpiece.

On-Site Walking Scout: To diversify the range of activities at Baines’ River Camp, we now feature a dedicated walking scout stationed at the lodge. This provides you with an exclusive opportunity to intimately engage with the wilderness.

Strengthened Team Structure: In our continuous quest for service excellence, we have fortified our management team. We are proud to announce Leonard Kalio, a stalwart of the lodge since its inception, as the new head of guest activities. This transition amplifies our commitment to offer individualised, attentive, and seamless interactions throughout your stay.

Bookings & Enquiries

Contact details

Contact Linda Fisher:

Tel: +27 (0)33 342 7498
Whatsapp: +27 (0)82 806 4074

Send an email

Dates & Seasons

Lodge is open:

1 March – 30 November

Green Season:

1 Mar – 30 June & 1 – 30 November

High Season:

1 July – 31 October

Secret Season Long Stay Special

November 2023, Stay 3 Nights, Pay for 2, USD1480-00 per person per package on a fully inclusive basis. Email reservations@bainesrivercamp.com for more information.