Situated in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve, andBeyond’s newest luxury safari lodge features nine standalone guest suites that all have their own unique view of the Tengile River.
To call them suites is an understatement, as each measures over 2,150sqft and feels more like a little home in itself, complete with a spacious living room featuring a bar fully stocked with complimentary wines, spirits, beer and non-alcoholic drinks, a separate bedroom and a vast bathroom area with a walk-in wardrobe, his and hers sinks, a bathtub and a rainforest shower.
And then there’s the outdoor space, where there is a private swimming pool and a lounge area. A contemporary design marked by an eclectic mix of materials and patterns prevails across the whole safari lodge, and the suites are decorated in a warm palette of brown, tan and orange hues accented with pops of black and green.
The spacious suites are ideal for relaxing between the day’s two game drives. The morning one starts with coffee at 5.30am before setting out with a ranger and a tracker in search of wildlife, including giraffes placidly chewing on leaves, zebras flicking their tails to ward off flies, and hopefully representatives of the big five: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo.
The morning drive ends with a refreshment stop at a picturesque spot in the bush, where the ranger can whip up a mocha coffee mixed with Amarula—a creamy, dessert-like liqueur made in South Africa.
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After the morning game drive, guests have the rest of the morning and afternoon to eat, take a nap and cool down during the hottest part of the day with a swim in their private pool—from which they just might spot elephants or zebras ambling along the banks of the Tengile.