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Nyala Safari Lodge is all about making you feel a part of the incredible environment around you, and yet with a luxurious touch that even goes beyond making you feel at home.
Nyala Safari Lodge is unique in the fact that it can offer the best of both worlds, either an exclusive use of the camp option sleeping 10 adults with 4 children in luxury accommodation, on a self-catered basis, with full use of the wonderful fully equipped kitchen and all facilities in the camp, fully serviced daily by our amazing housekeepers, OR a fully catered option, with your own personal chef offering delicious three course meals in true African tradition. Two game drives a day are included in both options with an experienced guide offering you the best Africa has to offer in this Big 5 reserve.
Our five thatched chalets, known as rondavels, are designed in the traditional way and can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests at any one time. Constructed to be refreshingly cool in summer and warm in winter, the décor is designed to echo the wonderful colours and textures of the wilderness, with splashes of colour inspired by the traditions and heritage of the local Shangaan people.
Our chalets are celebrations of African culture and the incredible wilderness which surrounds the lodge. Plush cotton linen and hand-woven textiles complement traditional artwork and carvings, creating an air of authentic, practical “barefoot” luxury in each chalet. Soft white mosquito nets around our comfortable bedsteads with canvas drop down blinds and soft lantern lighting add touches of colonial charm and romanticism.
Our facilities have been designed to offer you everything to make your African safari experience exceptional, from our fully equipped kitchen where meals are lovingly prepared for you to our indoor and outdoor dining areas, our cosy lounge and bar and our tempting splash pool surrounded by beautiful shade trees and rolling green lawn, all overlooking the seasonal Mohlabetsi, whose name means “sweet waters” in the local vernacular. A waterhole in front of the lodge means there is always the chance to spot animals as they come down to drink from our shady viewing deck.
If you prefer to opt for an exclusive self- catered option (available for groups of 10 preferably, over weekends and for a minimum of 2 nights) then our wonderful kitchen becomes your own private hub and the heart of your home away from home, where lifelong memories are made along with hearty meals!
Besides offering food for the soul, Nyala Safari Lodge also offers sustenance of the traditional variety, with hearty, home-cooked breakfast/brunches after the morning safari drive and wonderful, indulgent dinners. Meals are served either on the thatched Verandah, or outside under the vast African skies, the milky-way clearly visible with its stars appearing like millions of glittering diamonds in the sky.
Traditional dinner delicacies and sumptuous dishes are produced indoors or outdoors whilst you sit, relax and drink around a crackling fire sharing stories of the days’ adventures with ones’ guide. The waterhole in front of the deck is lit up every evening, so sightings of animals coming down to drink is an added highlight to ones evening of sights and sounds creating memories of a lifetime.
Vegetarians are well catered for with some of the finest fresh local produce used to create mouthwatering meat-free alternatives. And our range of delicious desserts are fitting finishing touches to the Nyala bush-dining experience.
For groups on our weekend, exclusive self-catering option, meals can either be prepared in the kitchen or the boma. Nyala’s staff are on hand to assist in getting fires started and are in attendance to tend to daily housekeeping and kitchen cleaning duties. Tea and coffee is provided, as are two game drives per day and use of all the lodge facilities.