Going deep into nature is not only a great way to avoid the crowds as we start to emerge from COVID-19, it’s also a way to heal and rejuvenate ourselves after long months in lockdown. We bring you some supreme nature getaway ideas for post-COVID travel – ideal sanctuaries in which to holiday privately in the big heart of nature.
Leopard Mountain Game Lodge stands high on a clifftop in Zululand, towering above a river in the 23 000 hectare Zululand Rhino Reserve. Stay very privately in a spacious stone chalet en-suite, which features private balcony with hammock and plunge pool. Dine outdoors at night, and enjoy a picnic basket for lunch. Thrilling Big Five safaris happen twice daily, and you can also watch animals from Leopard Mountain’s hide. A guided walking safari is another option. Ask us about the special offer running until mid-December 2020. Mail us.
Mkuze Falls Private Game Lodge has a great special offer for South Africans of R2 030-00 per person per night, fully inclusive, until mid-December 2020. This safari destination is an ideal post-COVID choice, located as it is deep in Zululand, above a scenic river and waterfall. Locals can experience all the wonder of a Big 5 safari at a brilliant price. Game drives twice a day, and walks with experienced guides will bring you close to many varieties of wildlife. Accommodation is in completely freestanding thatched chalets, fully en-suite, where you will be quite separate from other guests. Mail us.
SA / SADC residents get 40% off at Kosi Forest Lodge until end of June 2021, excluding peak periods. The lodge is secluded in a sand forest on the banks of a lake, in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This is a treasured part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. Enjoy canoe and boat trips in a magical waterworld, walks through pristine raffia forests, and day trips to breathtaking coastal beaches. Eight thatch and canvas cabins are set in a forest of fig and milkwood trees, and have romantic open-air bathrooms. There is limited electricity, candlelight creating a warm and romantic atmosphere reminiscent of wild Africa long ago. Mail us.
Makakatana Bay Lodge is hidden away in dune forest on the banks of Lake St Lucia, within the magnificent iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site. Here you have the privilege of exploring pristine beaches, vast wetlands and untrammeled wilderness areas. Game drives in the surrounding reserve, boat cruises on the estuary, extraordinary beach trips and day-safaris in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve are all part of the experience. A handful of beautiful rooms make gorgeous retreats in a forest setting. Mail us.
Sani Valley Lodge is set beside a tranquil lake in the Southern Drakensberg, neighbouring uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site. Separate lodges offer completely private holiday accommodation on the edge of the vast lake. The lodges offer 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, as well as equipped kitchens and comfy living areas. Guests may either self-cater or opt for a catered stay. Wildlife and birds thrive around the water, and the trout fishing is highly ranked. Boating and biking, horse riding, hiking, fly fishing, and viewing ancient rock paintings are among the activities available. Mail us.
Mail us to book your getaway, or chat to us on +27 21 797-7122.