Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is the first wholly-owned, Community-based Safari Lodge to be developed in South Africa. The lodge is an eco-tourism partnership between North-West Parks, the Balete Ba Lekgophung Community and the operator, The Nature Workshop. The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the reserve. The concept is unique in South Africa as the community owns the lodge, with substantial benefits accruing back to the community itself.
Jamala is the Swahili word for "natural elegance". Elegant (adj.) - is defined as "graceful and stylish; pleasantly ingenious and simple".Safari is another Swahili word that means "journey" or "to travel", but has come to mean so very much more. Imbued with a sense of the exotic, more typically a sense of Africa, the word safari has today become symbolic of something far more romantic; it evokes images of adventure and stylish indulgence.
Tucked into a wooded hillside you'll find five individual, luxury suites which affords the privacy of home, while the main lodge, run on Italian hospitality, ensures you are very well taken care of. Lush is set on Black Rhino Game Reserve – a private concession within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Exclusive traversing rights to 25 000ha (62 000ac), as well as access to the park’s public section, assure guests an intimate – and unique – safari experience, with the chance to see all of the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog.
Lush is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. Minimalistic décor and natural finishes put the focus on the view, at once drawing guests .to outdoor living spaces
Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge fuses spectacular design with the ultimate in conservation principles. 16 handcrafted, minimalist, glass-encased suites are built on stilts among the trees and boast luxurious en-suite bathrooms and viewing decks where guests can take in the sight of graceful nyala and duiker in the shade of the forest. The lodgeâ€™s sparkling rim-flow swimming pool looks out onto panoramic views of an open meadow where animals frequently graze. A traditional African boma is enclosed with a wooden fence and offers lantern-lit open-air dining beneath a canvas of stars.
Carved into the rocky mountainside, and Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge sits in sheer seclusion, suspended over the magnificent valley below. Six stone and adobe suites burrow into the heart of the cliffside, with solid wooden shutters and doors opening out onto a private viewing deck and plunge pool balanced on the very edge of a breathtaking precipice. Boasting spacious ensuite bathrooms, the suites also feature outdoor showers, providing some of the most scenic al fresco bathing on the African continent. The lodges comfortable sitting areas offer the perfect vantage point for viewing the abundant birdlife in the surrounding trees and the wildlife roaming the bush below.
Fringing the Phinda Private Game Reserve's wildlife-rich wetland system, situated along the edge of the rare sand forest, the sophisticated and Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is intimately integrated into the surrounding bush. Gracious and elegant, this charming lodge comprises six thatched suites. Each suite features a luxurious ensuite bathroom, dressing room, private plunge pool and game viewing deck, and overlooks a grassy meadow where guests can observe herds of grazing antelope and zebra, as well as a variety of birdlife. Delicious and innovative cuisine is served on the expansive outdoor decks or in a beautiful and remote bush setting, creating lifelong memories.
Set in the north western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest within the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Only three hours’ drive away from South Africa’s largest city (Johannesburg), Pilanesberg National Park offers the perfect opportunity to leave the city lights behind, and discover another world. Situated in pristine African wilderness at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater, Tambuti Lodge is part of a conservation area that covers over 50 000 hectares.