Roaming the wildlife estate, giraffe are often seen in front of this room browsing the branches of the bush-veld that surround Safari Moon. Positioned on ground-level the four poster bed overlooks the natural surrounds and the spacious deck where one can relax with a glass of wine or a good book. Artistic details include cut out venetian mirrors, another glorious piece from James Stroud, patterned Persians, hand-woven baskets and throws creating a stylish space. Finally velvet cushions paired with crisp white linen provide a luxurious finish. The glass beaded local bunches of lights create drama in this space and bring an abundance of atmospheric warmth to the room. The freestanding stone bath, walk-in shower, outdoor shower and a double vanity basin are also featured here. Giraffe is for those seeking a peaceful retreat.
Named after one of Africa’s most elusive inhabitants, the leopard. Owners Nicola & Guy have had a few sightings since purchasing the property and the beauty of these felines is featured throughout the lodge, from printed throws to stunning sculptures. However the centre-piece of the Leopard Room is another oil painting by James Stroud which regally hangs above a splendid Chesterfield velvet sofa with hand crafted embroidered cushions from the local Kaross ladies. Glamorous is the word that best describes this room which can be found elevated above the bush-veld and enjoys excellent views from the private deck.. A large Moroccan inspired outdoor shower also is a main feature in this suite overlooking the majestic Drakensberg Mountains range. Inside, a beautiful blue-hued Persian, bejewels the floor beneath your feet and beaded cluster chandelier bring light and elegance to the bathroom which boasts a freestanding stone bath, double vanity basin, walk-in shower and decorative details. Leopard is the room for the romantics.
Aptly named after the busy bush babies which can be seen bounding about outside, this room is located in the lodge, up a short staircase from the main grand entrance. The highlight of this room are the sunset views from the elevated outside balcony which overlooks the main lodge, pool and surrounding bush. Though it may not have an outdoor shower it does have a large walk-in wardrobe / dressing area, double vanity basin, walk-in rain shower and a stylish freestanding tub. Large windows make this room lovely and light, but pom-pom lined blinds can be pulled down with ease for privacy. Melvin & Moon chairs padded with Lo-Ki beetle cushions create a cosy corner perfect for an afternoon of reading or simply relaxing. Exquisite gold-side tables and elegant lamps sit beside the four posted bed and wildlife themed finishes can be found all over this room, from the animal artwork, to the ostrich egg detailed pillows. Bush Baby is ideal for the discerning traveller.
Overlooking the garden grounds and surrounding bush, Nyala are often seen from this deck quenching their thirst at the bird baths or nibbling the tender new shoots. Located on ground level and adjacent to Honey Badger, this room is also attached to the main lodge but has two entrance points to ensure seclusion. Unlike the other suites, Nyala has more than a few nautical elements inspired by Africa’s old trade roots. However, this room also has both African and Asian aspects to it, from the wonderful local wool carpet (from the hand-made project in nearby Acornhoek) to the large Chinese style mural and fabric finishes on the sofas and cushions. The bathroom has an indoor rain shower which opens out onto a spacious outdoor rain shower which has an overhanging bush-willow. This room also boasts a built-in bathtub. Nyala is for the lovers of luxury.
Back in the beginning of the Safari Moon venture a resident honey badger would often visit this room deck to get to the tangled leadwood, which at the time was home to a hive of honey-making bees! Named after this tenacious creature, this room is decorated in true “Out Of Africa” style with Melvin & Moon Chairs, a magnificent mahogany chest from India, big-cat book holders, a Silk Persian and a local art piece by Corbus Van der Walt. An ornate Indian door opens to reveal a Daniel Novella piece and a passage from the main lodge to both Honey Badger & Nyala but there are also private entrances to each of these rooms. Your private deck is cosily enclosed and raised above a succulent garden, this room gets a beautiful golden glow in the evenings, with dappled light from the leadwood which is built into the quirkily shaped deck. The bathroom has a large Victorian Claw bath, double basin vanity and an indoor / spacious outdoor shower. Honey Badger is for the Old Africa enthusiasts.