A safari in South Africa is very much about activity – getting that early-morning wake up call from your ranger and rising before the sun to be out on the Land Rover for the day’s first exciting safari adventure. This will very likely be followed a bit later in the morning by a guided bush walk, and then in the late afternoon and evening a second 4×4 safari. But a luxury safari in South Africa is also about relaxation, unwinding and leisurely outdoor living. Luxury lodges provide gorgeous leisure and sun decks on which to lounge, nap, and pool-dip in the heat of the day. These decks are mostly raised off the earth to provide fantastic vantage points from which to watch animals in the wilderness beyond.

This magnificent waterside panorama is at the stunning Chitwa Chitwa in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The lake attracts a good variety of wildlife, which makes the leisure and pool deck a great place for relaxed game viewing between the scheduled vehicle-safaris. Mail us.
Londolozi’s Pioneer Camp is a beautifully secluded and hugely luxurious safari outpost in the Sabi Sand. Three suites are very private, river facing and linked by glass sky walkways. It’s an idyllic spot for a honeymoon safari. Mail us.
Inyati Game Lodge has a wonderful outdoor verandah that overlooks the Sand River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Views from the verandah are stunning – whether you’re dining or simply relaxing there – and could very include a variety of animal sightings. Mail us.
The private decks at Singita Boulders are living areas par excellence in the Sabi Sands. Whether you’re splashing in your own pool, soaking in the tub or reclining on a lounger, you have the wilderness and its wildlife before you. Mail us.
By night leisure decks at South African safari lodges provide a wonderful location for outdoor dinners. Here, the scene is set for dinner for two at luxurious Simbambili Game Lodge in the Thornybush Reserve. Mail us.
Molori Safari Main Lodge at Sunset
Decks are a very special feature at Molori Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve. Five opulent suites are made for lavish living in the bush. Check Rates and Availability.
Safari lodge decks provide excellent spaces for spa treatments. At Mhondoro Game Lodge in the Welgevonden Reserve a spa tub is located out on a deck, so that game viewing need not cease whilst the body is being rejuvenated. Mail us.
Eagles Crag Lodge is magnificently situated in Shamwari Game Reserve, with pinnacle-views of the wilderness. Your private viewing deck – and its plunge pool – are positioned for spectacular views. Mail us.
The leisure deck at Kariega River Lodge in the Eastern Cape overhangs the Bushmans River, offering vistas that mesmerize. Mail us.

Mail us to book your safari and holiday accommodation in South Africa, or call +27 21 797-7122 (international) or 0860 102 907 (local).