One of the most famous wildlife safari destinations is Africa. Home to the illustrious Big 5 – elephants, rhinos, leopards, lions and buffalo – travellers flock here for the chance to glimpse these majestic and illusive creatures on game drives. Travel in absolute style on your next wildlife safari in South Africa, and stay at any one of these beautiful and breathtaking game lodges.
They say Africa is still home to a myriad of hidden treasures and Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is one of them.
Offering an interactive cultural experience, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, is steeped in modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style, never seen before. Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River, this unique camp is built in traditional tribal design and accommodates 12 people.
The unique design of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge with its six luxury, air conditioned suites, boasting king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks welcome guests to a sensational safari experience. All fabrics, décor and objet d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga community and stand tribal proud. Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime, interactive cultural African experience combined with outstanding safari or game viewing
Imbali Safari Lodge promise guests an extraordinarily ‘special’ safari experience. Just the fact that it is set in its own 10 000 hectare concession area, part of the world-famous Kruger National Park, rich with heritage and traditions. The Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa and the world.
Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this natural park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Truly the flagship of South African national parks, Kruger Park is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
With an air of opulence befitting royalty, Imbali Safari Lodge is the perfect African utopia where guests will find serenity. Epitomising traditional African hospitality and personal service to compliment, visitors are guaranteed an African Safari experience of a lifetime.
Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton’s Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 1900’S, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living. Following the fine tradition of luxury in true “out of Africa” style, the journey into a bygone era inspires one to experience safari.
Hamiltons Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush. Six magnificent canvas tents complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the seasonal river are linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees. Uncompromising elegance and breathtaking beauty identifies Hamiltons Tented Camp.
The main lodge is home to an inviting lounge, scattered with early 1900’s objet d’art whilst the opulent dining area adds to the delight of this tranquil spot overlooking the river.
Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa’s finest private game reserves. Only two hours North of Johannesburg, this 12000 hectare reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including the ‘Big-5′.
Forty-seven bedrooms boast a look that is clean, simple, and elegant and follows an African flavour. Natural, bold colours stand confident and proud, enhancing an ethnic feel throughout the lodge. Furnishings and mirrors are a deep Imbuia wood, complemented by rich textures in the fabrics and blinds, whilst ethnic art dramatically showcases the walls of the bedroom.
The Waterberg mountain range snugly cradles the renowned Mabula Private Game Reserve, which is home to a mosaic of exceptional scenic landscapes as well as an abundance of wildlife species. Game viewing is at its best against a backdrop of rivers, streams and stretches of open vistas. Mammal species include big game such as elephant, lion, white rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo. African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident in the reserve which is a birdwatchers’ paradise as well.
Created as a tribute to the unique splendour of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape combining modern African living, simplicity and an abundance of flavour with unique wildlife experiences in the Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Only 3 ½ hours by road from Johannesburg this is an easily accessible destination of unparalleled beauty. Small and exclusive with a unique style created by Laurie Owen winner of Laurie Owen Interiors, interior designer of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, was named Best Hotel Interior at the African Hotel Awards in 2011. The inaugural awards which were held in association with Bloomberg Television honoured Africa’s leading hospitality professionals.
8 luxury suites overlooking the flowing Sterkstroom River, each suite boasts a private deck and plunge pool perched on the cliff, allowing guests the opportunity to view game from the privacy of their suites. In addition all suites have both indoor and outdoor showers, and bathrooms which have breath taking views.
Don’t you think it is time to treat yourself on your next wildlife safari in South Africa?