Safari News and Notes
Reservations are being taken for Namibia’s long-awaited Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, set to open in August 2014! The wild wonder of the Skeleton Coast should not be missed by anyone seeking the excitement of one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
Uncharted Africa’s horse riding safaris (Botswana) have been a popular success – commencing with a spectacular winter season on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans followed by the long-awaited rains, which brought the migration and an opportunity to canter alongside thousands of zebra and wildebeest. Guest, Lord Portsmouth, perfectly captured both the unique setting as well as the adventure aspect of the horseback safaris: “The Pans are a fabulous place to muck about on horses, and, at the same time to be in such a unique environment. The memories of our holiday - in particular the ‘moon jumping’, the campsite on the pan itself and the canter by moonlight - will remain with me forever.”
Ellerman House (Cape Town, South Africa) is excited to announce the opening of its highly anticipated Ellerman House Wine Gallery. Integrating contemporary architecture with sculpture and cutting-edge design, the new wine gallery will serve as a showcase for Ellerman’s extensive, award-winning South African collection and offer guests a unique, interactive journey into the world of wine.
Tongabezi’s Dog House (Lower Zambezi, Zambia) has made its debut and is the perfect exclusive accommodation for friends or families travelling together. The front of the house hugs the shoreline and during high water the Zambezi can happily flow underneath the high stilted legs of its wooden decks. There is an expansive central living and dining area, a swimming deck with infinity plunge pool, and a bar created from the prow of a ship in the shape of an Indonesian swordfish. Raised wooden walkways angle away from the central deck in opposite directions, leading to two king size, en-suite bedrooms, serviced by a private valet. Dog House also provides a dedicated professional guide, vehicle and boat.
&Beyond is pleased to announce the addition of the well-established Benguerra Island in Mozambique to their lodge portfolio. The company has started a process of heavy investment and training at the lodge to create a flagship luxury island property.
This month Tswalu Kalahari (South Africa) opened its beautifully refurbished and renovated spa. The award-winning spa now boasts a welcome lounge, two therapy suites with en-suite sensation showers, and an indoor gym overlooking the savannah.
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