Meet Lodge 23. Kruger Park’s new Safari Sweetheart.

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Kruger National Park – I don’t often write about places I haven’t been to, but when I received a press release introducing me to Lodge 23, I simply couldn’t resist. Have a look at this and bear it in mind when planning a visit to the Kruger National Park region for some time in the bushveld with all it has to offer. Stunning Morroccan style and interiors, with that boma is the thing of African dreams. Details included below.

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Indoor rooms.

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Outdoor boma and views.

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Game in Kruger National Park.

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Born from a lifelong love affair with the Kruger National Park and dream of owning a house in its midst, the Lederle family set about designing and building a lodge which pulled together influences from their travels around the world. The result is a luxurious, 4 bedroomed Lodge which oozes character and detail, and whispers of faraway lands such as India and Morocco. 

Set on the banks of the Sabie River, this luxurious and exclusive self-catering LODGE 23 offers a bush getaway like no other.  Situated on a 290 ha private reserve estate aptly named Elephant Point, Lodge 23 borders the iconic Kruger National Park, a mere 5 hour drive from Johannesburg or 45 minutes from the Skukuza airport following a 45 minute flight from Johannesburg. Alternatively you can book a 2.5 hour direct flight from Cape Town.

At Lodge 23 you will become immersed in the sounds of nature, with the call of the fish eagle and the trumpeting of elephants echoing through the ancient African bush as you relax on the poolside deck, or enjoy a night under the stars around the fire in the boma catering for 8 people. After a recent trip to Morocco, Sue Lederle – interior decorator and travel agency owner – returned to the Lodge 23 project and added an African sun-worshiping rooftop deck, as well as a game viewing deck, complete with bar and lounge, offers an uninterrupted view of expansive riverfront where hippos play. 

Lodge 23 is the ideal base from which to explore the many sights and tourist attractions of the Kruger. Whilst the self-drive game viewing option is the order of the day, guided Rhino Walks, open air vehicle game drives as well as a Gary Player golf course a mere 10km away, can all be arranged.

The area is known for its warm subtropical climate, and the lush riverine vegetation allows for attractive walks around the property, often bumping into a variety of antelope and cheeky monkeys. 

Accommodation consists of four river-fronted guest suites each with King/Queen beds, luxury 100% percale cotton linen, en suite bathroom with added outside shower or bath, in-room tea and coffee facilities, air conditioner and fan. A gourmet kitchen including French La Canche stove, Kitchen Aid and all other top appliances. Coffee station with state-of-the-art machine and all other amenities are found in the entertainment area.

Large lounge /dining area with fireplace. Upstairs covered view deck and bar with Flat Screen TV, Cable TV (DSTV) and DVD player. Large deck with a luxurious under-cover seating area. Swimming pool with 6 sun loungers. Enclosed reed boma with fire pit, individual chairs and tables.

Its a place now firmly on my I would love to experience SA travel wish list.

For more info and rates take a look at their website www.lodge23.co.za or contact the owner Sue Lederle: sue@lodge23.co.za or Deborah Sampson: Deborah@lodge23.co.za at Tel: 761 6565.

For any media enquiries, please contact Jana van der Spuy at Brandnew Lifestyle Tel: 021 434 2699.

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