Seasoned travelers are all abuzz about Africa these days. Seems just about every jet-setter we know is planning a trip or safaris to the world’s second largest and second most populous continent. For those seeking luxury along with game hunting and wild animal treks, Seasons In Africa has just the ticket—five super swank lodges spread out throughout South Africa called LeopardHills, Kings Camp, Madikwe Hills, Tuningi and The Outpost. Not for the budget-conscious, rates range from $650 a night and up, but are all-inclusive.
I learned about the company and its lavish lodges at a recent press function at Beverly Hills Montage Hotel. It sounded so dreamy I just had to share it with my readers. Below are four of the magical properties:
- The five-star Leopard Hills, located in the western sector of the renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park, spectacularly situated atop a rocky outcrop, with magnificent views over the bush and a natural waterhole on the plains below. Lodging is in eight glass-fronted, air-conditioned suites equipped with private plunge pool.
- Kings Camp Private Game Reserve sits in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve adjacent and open to the Kruger National Park. The reserve is inhabited by a diverse assortment of animals including the ‘Big 5’ and the famous white lions. The camp is positioned on the edge of a savanna plain scattered with Acacia trees. A waterhole, located right in front of the camp attracts a wide variety of wildlife day and night. Nine generously spacious Colonial Suites are luxuriously equipped with air-conditioning, indoor and outdoor double shower, fully stocked mini-bar and private verandah. The ultimate in safari privacy, Waterbuck at Kings Camp boasts a 4-bedroomed villa with its own Land Rover and game-ranger, as well as a personal butler and chef to take care of your every need! This completely private camp is situated on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi River, with great views of the bush affording excellent game viewing opportunities
- Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is located in the heart of the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve overlooking the 75,000 hectare Reserve, bordered to the north by Botswana and to the tMarico River to the east. Here you will see some of Southern Africa’s best Big 5 and wild dogs. The Lodge’s 11 ‘Afrochic’ styled and luxuriously decorated glass fronted suites each have their own verandah and plunge pool outdoor showers, fireplaces and glass doors that open the room up entirely to the environment. Tuningi Lodge located the world renowned Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, a 75 000 hectare malaria-free, protected area, offers privacy-plus the ultimate in comfort. It’s ideal for families.
- Outpost rests high atop a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River Valley in the Kruger National Park. It houses 24 guests in 12 unique stand-alone open plan suites with views of the vast remote wilderness below. Guest can go on game drives and walking safaris along the Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The park is the ancestral home of the Makuleke people and is arguably the most diverse and scenically attractive area in all of Kruger National Park. Although remote, this Luxury Safari Lodge is well worth a visit and certainly will not disappoint! www.theoutpost.co.za
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