|Opening: May 2015
One deep bath in a safari lodge is pretty special. Two - yes, two - in the same bathroom is sublime extravagance. We approve. The indulgent bathroom is just one of the touches worth mentioning in Bush Lodge’s Luxury Villas. The lodge has long be known as a family-friendly destination but the opening of its two new Luxury Villas takes Bush lodge to new heights for five star families or groups of friends.
The lavish accommodation includes 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, (one with that double bath) lounge, library, dressing room, patio and pool. Every detail of the new suites has been carefully planned to make guests feel spoiled and at yet still at one with the bushveld.
The interior design echoes the bush beyond with raw grass wallpaper, leadwood sculptures, natural colours and sisal rugs. Look up and there are quirky chandeliers handmade from salvaged sticks, branches and twigs, with interspersed twinkling light bulbs.
TLTB is particularly partial to the huge master bedroom with king size four-poster bed draped in white muslin. The room even its own dressing area furnished with hide covered chairs and ottomans. A little further and one steps into a truly unique, palatial, floor to ceiling glass walled bathroom and those two enormous side-by-side baths. The bathroom has sliding windows opening to the outdoors, his ‘n’ her vanities, armchairs and an open rain shower. There is also an outside al-fresco shower, tucked away in an indigenous tree.
The second bedroom is also beautiful, with twin draped beds and comfortable cushioned window box seating. This bedroom features another private ensuite bathroom, which includes a bath and rain shower.
The lounge has book-lined shelves, sink-in-me armchairs and couches upholstered in the muted colours of the bushveld. Both bedrooms and the lounge open out onto a huge reed-covered patio, which includes a private plunge pool. With upholstered lounging chairs and couches the patios are a perfect addition to the amenities of the suites.
And the touch TLTB likes best (apart from those baths and the chandeliers)? Guests staying in the Luxury Villas have their own private game vehicle, ranger and tracker.
Lisa Edwards 10/5/15