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Back From the Bush – Luxury Safari Style!

My husband and I just got back from Kruger & the Sabi Sands on the weekend, after spending a week up in the lowveld, in the park and in the sands enjoying some of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges and tented camps, as well as SUPERB game-viewing. Apart from the wildlife, the heat and the luxury, I always am so interested in the style & decor of the lodges, really capturing a specific type of feel that is consistent throughout.

Safari Style at Tinga Narina

We stayed at Cybele Forest Lodge near White River in the Panorama Route regions, really beautiful lodge well known for their food, excellent walks and pretty garden scenery; Tinga Narina Lodge, a fantastic 5 star game lodge in a private concession on the border of the Sabi Sands and close to Skukuza Camp; Hamiltons Tented Camp, situated south of Satara Camp in its own private concession and reliving the age-old classic colonial safari; and Elephant Plains Game Lodge, a really comfortable and welcoming safari lodge in the heart of the Sabi Sands – South Africa’s most prolific wildlife destination.

Here are some pics of the lodges, just to give you a taste! All to do with the incredible decor, style and feel:

Cybele Forest Lodge - bedroom

Cybele Forest Lodge - garden

Cybele Forest Lodge - lounge

Cybele Forest Lodge – White River, Mpumalanga

Hamiltons Tented Camp - main deck

Hamiltons Tented Camp - luxury tent

Hamiltons Tented Camp – Private Concession, Kruger National Park

Tinga Narina - on the deck

Tinga Narina - luxury room

Tinga Narina - main deck

Tinga Narina – Private Concession, Kruger National Park

Elephant Plains - bedroom

Elephant Plains - lounge

Elephant Plains – Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Safari Style | Some African Inspiration

I get a lot of decor satisfaction with looking at images of beautiful safari lodges in Africa. Yes, I work in E-Marketing, but I also work for an outbound luxury Africa tour operator, so I see images like the below ALL the time! I love the essence and elegance of superb safari style – not cheesy animal print and fur, but classic tented style glamour, old colonial elements and a clear artistic flair.

One of my absolute favourite reserves is Singita – renowned the world over for their luxurious safaris and lodges. They have five SA lodges – Ebony, Boulders & Castleton in the Sabi Sands, and Lebombo and Sweni in the Kruger. They also have one lodge in Zimbabwe – Pamushana and then four in the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania – Sasakwa, Sabora Tented, Faru Faru and Singita Explore. All offer unique and different experiences, but ALL are sublime when it comes to decor & style. Be inspired for your own home!

Singita Castleton

Castleton Foliage

Singita Boulders

Singita Ebony

Ebony Pith Helmets

Singita Sweni

Singita Lebombo

Lebombo Style

Sand River

All photos from Singita