Nestled on a dramatic cliff-side in an exclusive eco-lodge in the Nambiti Game Reserve, Suite Canyon is an impeccably styled retreat, with a dash of safari-style glamour.
Ethnic artefacts, safari prints and authentic local flavour, natural raw materials and an at-oneness with the local surroundings give this chic retreat its gracious feel. Guests can enjoy the warmth of Zulu hospitality, in the heart of a spectacular reserve.
Sophisticated, yet earthy - this idyll gets it right. Think stone hearths with a colonial safari vibe, refined with crisp linens and sleek finishes. Gallic elegance meets African panache with much-regaled dining - eating here is a sensory journey.
This stylish haven offers both privacy - it is ideal as a romantic getaway for a couple, as well as convivial spaces, including the “boma”, the bar, the beautiful terrace, the patio and the infinity pool. Overlooking the Sunday River, guests can enjoy staggering views of the savannah and the bush. Taking an outdoor shower, with the sounds and scents of nature around you will be an unparalleled experience.
Reclining with a glass of South African wine while the sun sets over the valley will etch its image in guests’ memories. Stepping inside, at the end of a busy day, this home features one well-proportioned bedroom, complete with billowing cotton drapes, natural timbers and nods to the local culture, and ultra-refined living space.
Local silks, fabrics and artwork add a rustic vibe, will every comfort is impeccably in place. Wandering down to the restaurant for a meal under the stars will be a delight; the Parisian owners fuse subtle flavours, African spice and world-class cuisine for something rather special.
For an unforgettable African reserve experience, Suite Canyon ticks every box, offering authenticity, local flavour, access to unchartered wildlife and supreme comfort.
Nestled in the heart of the Nambiti Reserve, between Johannesburg and Durban, in the heart of Zulu land, Esiweni offers unparalleled access to nature and wildlife.
Twenty-five minutes from Ladysmith, in the northwest of the KwaZulu-Natal province, Nambiti is the region’s only reserve which, in addition to the “big five” has more than 40 other animal species including black rhinoceros and cheetahs, and on top of this there are some 280 species of birds. Ladysmith itself has a lot of historical interest, with a Siege Museum and battlefield memorials to visit.
The reserve is only one hour from Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which offers a host of outdoor activities, including hiking, rafting, horseback riding, biking, 4 x 4, fly fishing and boating; outdoors enthusiasts will be in heaven.
One of Africa’s most exclusive private reserves, Esiweni Lodge is a mystical setting offering an extraordinary up-close encounter with the animals of the savannah, including lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and zebras prowling their natural habitat.
At the end of a busy day out in reserve, guests can enjoy the pampering of a private massage followed by dinner under the stars. Guests can even extend their stay with a trip to Durban, Cape Town or Mozambique.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- In-room massages
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!