In this edition of our annual, Selected Places feature, Wildside explores a variety of lodges. Each of the lodges, whether they are a mountain, game, lake or eco-lodge, situated in a stunning location, offering superb accommodation or have enjoyable activities for guests to enjoy, they each have something unique to offer. Some are perfect for spending family time together, and others offer the promise of a romantic getaway.
Whatever the reason for your getaway, we hope you find your own special “Selected Place”.
Kosi Forest Lodge
Kosi Forest Lodge is the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve – an unspoilt wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site.
16 private thatched suites are tucked into the sand forest, carefully positioned to provide guests with privacy and intimacy within the peaceful surroundings. Each room has an en-suite bathroom which step into wonderful open air, reed enclosed bath and shower area...
“Experience the magic of genuine hospitality at this hidden gem.”
You’ll feel right at home at Shayamoya, which offers spectacular views that strike you the moment you walk through the doors of the central lodge. Shayamoya is a unique venue for a family bush getaway with lots of activities including the thrill of tiger fishing on Lake Jozini. Sunrise and sundowner boat cruises and game drives are also offered. The area hosts even more excitement, such as horse riding safaris, rhino tracking, elephant interactions, cheetah projects to name a few. Situated 30km south of Pongola, 2km off the N2 Highway, the location is excellent for travellers driving from JHB to Southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal beach resorts. An authentic bush experience for the whole family...
Palala Boutique Game Lodge
Set in the majestic Limpopo province in northern South Africa, a mere four hours drive from Johannesburg, the 5-star Palala Boutique Game Lodge is irresistible to those who appreciate exclusivity, fine dining, romance and adventure.
The air-conditioned suites are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence, each designed with ultimate luxury and comfort in mind. The suites boast queen or king size beds wrapped in imported linen, elegant solid wooden furniture and large spacious bathrooms...