Unlike anything you’ve experienced before, this property is an award-winning, world-class Wellness and Wildlife Retreat. Situated on 3 500 hectares of picturesque landscape, cocooned in the famous picturesque resort, a member of the Relais and Chateaux family, is the embodiment of luxury and timelessness, boasting 16 individually decorated villas, 17 spa treatment rooms and hydrotherapy areas and unique offerings, and abundant wildlife. Property’s facilities, unimposing in its eco-setting amidst timeless African terrain, create the optimum environment to relax, destress and unwind – surrendering to nature’s tranquillity.
A haven where exhilaration and rejuvenation go hand in hand. Where time is yours. Dine as you please, select spa treatments to fit your undemanding schedule, enjoy a walk, hike, cycle, fish or personalized game drive close enough to see the eyelashes of white and black rhino, wildebeest, giraffe and nyala who roam freely throughout the property. With breathtaking views of indigenous mist-belt forests, savannah plains, riverine valleys, crystal clear waterfalls and expansive dams, it’s easy to see why this lodge is in a league of its own. A pristine piece of paradise where nature and well-being reigns supreme.
We use natural and organic amenities that have been specifically created using the most natural of ingredients. For the lodge and spa, our organic amenities are scented with orange and Frankincense. For our spa treatments,our Thai therapists mix their own natural products and ingredients for individual treatments.
Nearby attractions and activities:
- Pietermaritzburg's Midlands Meander:
Pietermaritzburg, the capital city of the Zulu Kingdom, is a vibrant African city, set in the breathtakingly beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Here you will discover the vigour and strength of Africa combined with the elegance and architectural refinement of the British Empire.
We invite you to explore, indulge and dream amongst the gentle hills and warm-hearted people who call this area home – meander as gently as you wish, amble along country roads or take a trip down inspiration lane the Midlands Meander, a self-directed route with an array of arts and crafts and outdoor activities is perhaps the most famous arts and crafts route in South Africa and it has attracted some of the finest crafters around.
Experience warm country hospitality; discover quaint cottage furnishings and unique galleries. Admire the works of talented artists and delight at your beautifully hand – crafted acquisition. Enjoy the taste of a local brew or indulge in temptingly rich home bakes. Be inspired by the rare and wonderful or simply find peace in nature’s beautiful country.
- Ardmore Ceramics:
The unique and vibrant art of Ardmore, South Africa’s most celebrated ceramic studio, is found in the best collections all over the world. Meet the artists at work and view the Bonnie Ntshalinthsali Museum that houses historic pieces, as well as the Zulu Cultural and HIV/AIDS Collections. Have tea overlooking the scenic Lion’s River and visit their prestigious Gallery where a beautiful piece can be taken home for you to admire forever!
- Abingdon Wine Estate:
Located in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, a unique pioneering estate which has positioned itself as a serious single vineyard boutique wine producer in the newly designated wine geographical unit of KZN. The estate has in excess of 2ha under vine and this includes the only certified single vineyards in the entire Kwa-Zulu Natal region.
- Nottingham Road Brewery:
A rustic brewery producing some of the finest beers around – quality draughts traditionally hand- brewed from secret recipes.
- Canopy Tours:
A fabulous Tarzan and Jane adventure abseiling from platform to platform through the treetops!
- Freedom Route:
The Freedom Route will take you on a journey into the history of our heroes that have helped shape South Africa into a Rainbow Nation. The Freedom Route has related sites around Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
- Sani Pass:
A Guided trip in an enclosed 4x4 vehicle up the spectacular Sani Pass. Climbing to an altitude of 2874m and zigzagging beneath towering cliffs, buttresses, past waterfalls and unique flora and bird-life to the highest pub in Africa. From this unique position, one overlooks the Kingdom of the Zulu and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
- In the Air:
For a birds-eye view of the city, settle for a flip in a fixed-wing aircraft from Pietermaritzburg Airport (or microlight?). Qualified pilots may even charter their own planes. Some of the country’s most benign wind conditions make the midlands a paragliding paradise. Depending on the whim of the wind, excellent paragliding can be experienced at Bulwer or you can soar with the eagles in a fixed-wing glider.
If you don’t want to fly yourself, why not experience a rush like no other under a canopy of canvass? Parachute or sky dive…. start with a static line jump and progress to no-holds barred sky diving from Pietermaritzburg Airport. A “must-do” for the region is the Canopy tour - a fabulous Tarzan and Jane adventure abseiling from platform to platform through the treetops!
Superbly located just 24kms from Pietermaritzburg and roughly 110 kms from Durban, in Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Midlands.
- Early check in 09h00 and late check out 17h00
- 50% deposit required to confirm reservation
- Villas are non-smoking, however there are designated smoking areas
- Children over 12years of age are welcome
- As we are a wildlife reserve pets are not allowed.
Note: Fully inclusive and unlimited hospitality package.
- All meals
- All beverages
- Outdoor activities and unlimited spa treatments.
||Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2011
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Unlike anything you’ve experienced before, M20769 is an award-winning, world-class Wellness and Wildlife Retreat.
Situated on 3 500 hectares of picturesque landscape, cocooned in the famous picturesque Karkloof, M20769, a member of the Relais and Chateaux family, is the embodiment of luxury & timelessness,...
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