When you've had enough of busy cities such as Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, it's time to escape to more natural surroundings. Whether you head off to the forests or to one of the country's many game reserves, you can find comfortable South Africa lodges to accommodate all your needs.
One lodge in South Africa to consider is the Wild Horses Lodge. Perfect for a getaway, this lodge is located in the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve at the Drakensberg Escarpment foothills, about halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. This South Africa luxury lodge offers stunning, sweeping views of the Platberg Mountain and Sterkfontein Dam, delicious dining, stylish accommodations, all in a romantic and tranquil country setting, making it an ideal destination for a honeymoon or other getaway.
The four luxury suites feature en-suite bathrooms, individual climate control, log-burning fireplaces, television, wireless internet access, hairdryers, kettles, complimentary tea and coffee, a stocked bar fridge, and a digital safe. The lodge features a dining room that opens onto a large terrace, a koi pond, a rim-flow pool, a rose garden, and a landscaped indigenous garden. Activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, fly-fishing, and horse riding. The lodge also provides a shuttle to transport guests to and from the OR Tambo and Durban International Airports.
Another lodge in South Africa that certainly deserves attention is the Tsala Treetop Lodge. Tucked away in a beautiful forest setting, this South Africa luxury lodge features ten private and luxuriously appointed suites. Each suite features air-conditioning, a private deck, an infinity pool, a television, a fan, and tea and coffee. Elevated wooden walkways lead from these suites to the main lodge, where you can enjoy al fresco dining, sip on wine from the excellent wine cellar, or read a book in the on-site library. Additional services include internet access, with free wireless available in all public spaces, as well as airport shuttles, parking, laundry service, and room service. There are numerous activities to enjoy nearby, including fishing, golfing, hiking, and a number of water sports. South Africa lodges such as this one are ideal for special occasions, whether you're celebrating a honeymoon or an anniversary.
There are also many safari South Africa lodges in game reserves. Of these safari lodges, one in particular to consider is the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge. Located in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, which in turn is located in the southwestern section of Kruger National Park, this lodge is one of four Sabi Sabi lodges. The thirteen suites feature an en-suite glass-fronted bathroom, individually designed furniture, indoor and outdoor showers, butler services, and a private plunge pool. This South Africa luxury lodge also features an indoor/outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole, an art gallery, a library, a garden, a 6,000-bottle wine cellar, and a spa offering massages and other body treatments. When it comes to choosing a lodge in South Africa, this one will not disappoint.
When you're interested in escaping the city or spending time around the country's stunning reserves and array of wildlife, a lodge in South Africa is the perfect retreat. Whether you want to relax in a forested setting or on a game reserve where the Big Five—lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, black rhinos, and African elephants—can be spotted, there are excellent lodges to suit your preferences for accommodations on a South Africa vacation.