FH Stories | Port Lympne

Port Lympne

If you’re looking for extraordinary, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve has it all. Kent’s largest wildlife reserve is home to a variety of amazing animals, from the county’s only giraffe herd to spectacled bears and western lowland gorillas.

Conservation is at the heart of its work, including supporting the endangered black rhino. The 600 acre reserve is home to the largest herd of black rhino in the UK. Visitors can go on safari to spot animals from South America, Asia, and Africa, as well as learning about what is being done to save these iconic species in their natural habitats.

The reserve is perfect for day trippers, but has built a successful reputation for short breaks, with a range of unique, award-winning accommodation including the stunning Tiger and Lion Lodges.  Guests can sleep within a whisker of the resident Amur tigers or lion pride, while enjoying breathtaking coastal views from their private balconies and exploring the reserve in their personal golf buggy. There’s nowhere else in Kent quite like it.

The 4* Port Lympne Hotel is the perfect place to eat, drink, get married, hold business events or parties with incredible gardens, hand painted mural rooms, stunning terraces and the newly restored Moroccan Courtyard. It’s the ideal space to get away from it all, all within 54 minutes of the capital and 35 minutes from Calais.

Whether it’s for the day, a reservation for dinner at one of the restaurants, or a memorable break, Port Lympne is a hidden gem, a place that is full of surprises at every corner, waiting to be discovered.


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