The Tengile River Lodge is designed to leave only the lightest of footprints on its privileged setting. And, it’s not just the solar power and construction materials that are environmentally friendly. Each of the nine suites is raised up, appearing to float over the river while offering exquisite views over the surrounding forest from private lap pools and gorgeous timber decks. There are even al fresco showers that create a private space in the open air. Then, back inside each suite, sunken lounges, elegant bedrooms and, yes, in-suite WiFi continue the commitment to contemporary sophistication.
Elsewhere, the lodge continues to map the river’s curve, with pockets of open space offering intimate venues to appreciate the serene setting. Then, alongside superlative drinks and dining experiences, guests will return from game drives to spa treatments and a well-stocked gym.
Speaking of game drives, twice-daily outings will see you into the world-famous Kruger National Park. Expect to spot everything from leopards and lion to hyena, elephants and even white rhino. Along with birdwatching tours, the interpretive bush walks are a particular highlight, bringing you closer to the action under the expert tutelage of the resident rangers.