Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

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Book Giraffe Cottage

Book Giraffe Cottage

from £879
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A short break at Giraffe Cottage is the perfect getaway with family or friends. A delicious four-course meal prepared by your personal chef, with drinks in the garden or snug, welcome you after your private ranger-guided safari through our Asian and African plains. Take in the far reaching views over the African Experience as chef puts the finishing touches to your meal. Enjoy a stunning sunrise the following morning before a full English breakfast and a day exploring the 600-acre reserve.
  • Only on this site!
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Specific cancellation policy
  • 100% deposit

This wonderful stay includes:

  • Check in and safari 5.00pm April - September, 3.00pm October and 2.00pm November - March
  • Private safari to the cottage on the day of arrival Private safari from the cottage on the day of departure
  • Welcome drinks
  • 4 Course dinner cooked by your personal chef (set menu)
  • Full English breakfast cooked by your personal chef
  • 4 Bedrooms (1 downstairs double en-suite, 1 upstairs double en-suite, 2 twin rooms)
  • Morning Safari at 10.00am  
  • Entrance to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
  • Entrance to Howletts Wild Animal Park
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks, corkage fees apply

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

Lympne, Nr Ashford, Kent,
CT21 4PD , GB

Set within 600 acres, there are so many amazing ways to stay at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve. Our award winning short breaks range from glamping to a luxurious 4 star hotel, or a unique experience in a Tiger enclosure. Set in this unique coastal location, with amazing views, surrounded by wildlife, it’s a short break you’ll never forget. 

With over 700 rare and endangered animals, including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, the only giraffe in Kent, tigers, lions, leopards, bears and so much more! With regular births and new species coming in every year there's always something different to see.


Attractions and facilities

  • Internet in room
  • Restaurant
  • Wedding Events
  • Conferences
  • Heliport
  • Children's playground

Check-in and check-out time policy

  • Hotel, Treehouse, Hog Deer Creek, Bubble, Forest Hideaway - 3pm check in and 11am check out
  • Pinewood - 3pm check in and 10am check out
  • Bear Lodge - 4pm check in and 10am check out
  • Giraffe Lodge - 2pm check in and 10am check out
  • Tiger Lodge, Wolf Lodge, Rhino Lodge, Lion Lodge -  2pm check in and 12pm check out
  • Giraffe Cottage (April – Sept) 5pm check in, October 3pm check in, (Nov – March) 2pm check in and 10am check out

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate late check-ins for Giraffe Lodges and Giraffe Cottage. 

Pet policy

Pets are not allowed but there are hundreds of wild animals waiting to meet you. 


Parking is free from 9.30am on the day of arrival

  • Pinewood & Forest Hideaway postcode: CT21 4LR. Accommodation is a 5 minute stroll from the car park (please follow signs for Pinewood)
  • Bear Lodge postcode: CT21 4LN. Parking available for two cars*
  • All other accommodation: CT21 4PD. Press the intercom at the gate where you will be directed to the customer car park. Please report to Guest Services when you arrive

*If you're arriving early, please use the main customer car park (CT21 4LR) and enter via the gatehouse

Accepted payment methods

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