Savanna Private Game Reserve

This exclusive five-star lodge, with its own section of wilderness in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, is an oasis of elegance in the midst of beguiling wilds. Listen to the birdsong as you awake in one of the nine spacious suites, all tucked unobtrusively into a cluster of indigenous trees. Inside the tents, the decor recalls a bygone era, exuding a classic safari style with hand crafted furniture, fine linen and superb artwork. Each suite has a well-appointed bathroom (free-standing bath and both indoor and outdoor shower) and decks looking onto waterholes, where you can enjoy tea (served on a silver platter, of course) while watching the denizens of the bush gather to drink. And there are so many of these creatures to see: the 24,000 acres of Savanna Private Game Reserve teem with a wealth of species, from the Big 5 to cheetah, hippo, wild dog, crocodile, as well as plains game and over 400 bird species. You can explore this pristine bushveld on game drives or bush walks as you please, or choose to engage in some of the other activities on offer. Enjoy a massage in the convenience of your own suite, or lounge by the pool. Visit an elephant sanctuary, perhaps even taking a ride one on of the regal creatures, or stop by a local village and school. Meet a traditional medicine man or go golfing at nearby Skukuza or Leopard Creek.