A lodge , often also a safari lodge , was originally used in southern and eastern Africa , but now also in South America , North America , India or Australia to describe tourist accommodation in wilderness regions ; mostly in large nature reserves . Lodges are therefore facilities for nature and ecotourism . Due to their remote location, lodges can sometimes only be reached by plane or boat.
South Africa and Namibia
In South Africa , the terms Game Lodge , Nature Lodge and Wilderness Lodge are protected terms that only approved accommodation companies are entitled to. This is monitored by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa . Lodge accommodations have to meet numerous requirements.
In Namibia Lodges are also a Lodge or Tented Lodge protected (tented lodge) terms of the hotel industry . They are subject to approval by the Namibia Tourism Board . One of the largest lodge operators in Namibia is the Gondwana Collection Namibia .
- Government Gazette July 14, 2004. Republic of Namibia, July 14, 2014, No. 3235, p. 35.
- Lodge that. Duden.de. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- .MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: GAME LODGE / NATURE LODGE ACCOMMODATION Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- Application forms. Namibia Tourism Board. Retrieved June 2, 2017.