Positioned on the end of the Island, the welcome area is sure to entice. Our main lodge is wrapped around magnificent trees and boasts the most incredible views of the Zambezi River. Adjacent to the reception area is our Island Shop where you can enjoy a bit of shopping and possibly take a few curios and island treasures home with you.
The heart of the lodge lies in its expansive reception, lounge, bar, inter-leading swimming pool deck and indoor/outdoor dining area. All with magnificent views, idyllic sunsets, guests are spoilt for choice. Ilala palm style roofs, wooden decking, wood and double skin canvas walls, the contemporary crisp and clean style is fresh and inviting.
Indulge yourself in our Wine Cellar and make a selection from a number of fine wines imported from South Africa. Sip on an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, a crisp Chardonnay or a buttery Champagne while taking in the sights from the Pool deck. Your evening meal will find no better accompaniment than a full-bodied Merlot, robust Cabernet Sauvignon or flamboyant Pinotage.
Our bar area overlooks the main deck and is home to Chundu’s finest cocktails. Enjoy a refreshing Mojito or zesty Old Fashioned in the pool while overlooking the river and our seasonal beach. Six Dogs Gin is a firm favourite and our barman will be sure to help you make the best possible drink selections during your stay with us.
As the water levels of the Zambezi River drops in the dry season, the beautiful white soft sandy beach on the western side (upstream end) is exposed. Huge Natal Mahogony, Acacia Albida and Water Berry Trees provide welcome cool shade in in the summer months.
Sunsets at Chundu Island are exceptionally special and we are sure you will find solace as you gaze into the evening sky.
The dining area at Chundu allows for indoor and outdoor dining as well as different views of the Zambezi as it is separated from the main lodge by natural fauna and flora and the most magnificent tree on the island, an ancient Acacia Albida.
Chundu Island is fitted with a state of the art solar power system which derives clean, pure energy from the sun. This assists us in helping combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our carbon footprint.
Our lodge is run entirely by solar power and therefore we do not run air conditioning systems or electronics that require high voltage such as hairdryers or hair straighteners. We do however have charging points in each of our suites for smaller electronics such as cellphones, laptops, cameras and tablets.