Erf size: 3 488m2
House size: 480m2
Key features: Moroccan-African in style, Elephant Lodge has been designed to live in absolute comfort while experiencing the best of the bush. Elephant Lodge offers one of those rare combinations: interiors sensitively curated by an interior designer owner and excellent flow and privacy for everyone.
Occupying one of the most prolific parts of the Sabie River, and overlooking the iconic Kruger National Park, Elephant Lodge is all about it’s idyllic, primary location. You’ll rise each morning, with the pacifying sounds of hippo grunting away in the river below, as you sip your hot beverage of choice, watching the elephants saunter and sway through the waterhole.
It’s perfectly remote and private, but equally accessible from both Johannesburg and Cape Town, with the Skukuza airstrip being only a 45-minute drive away, and 8kms from the Paul Kruger Gate.
Influenced by a North African – typically Moroccan style – Elephant Lodge oozes comfort, character and colour, whilst being fully submerged in the beauty of the bush. It’s the little things like taking an early morning outdoor shower, looking out into the wilderness, or lounging on the comfy outdoor sofas, shaded by a high-ceilinged verandah, or gathering around the boma under the evening stars that make this property a unique, cohesive bush experience throughout the hours of the day.
Cherished collectables from Morocco and India adorn all of the spaces that entice even the most active of travellers to retire beside the pool for an afternoon of relaxing and reading, listening to the call of the Fish Eagle and the antelope rustling through the long grass. All of the others will be out on game drives and bush excursions, and even a spot of golf on a nearby course, for hours on end.
Those who have visited previously, always return to Elephant Camp and its curiously curated interiors, fabulous outdoor spaces, breathtaking views, complete privacy, laid-back living and gentle flow of the lodge.
A recent guest made the following statement about their experience at the lodge… “Occasionally in one’s earthly wanderings one chances upon an experience that reshuffles perspective and tugs a heart chord. Elephant Lodge is the gem that was a singular stand-out vignette. We will treasure our nights under these skies, lovingly ensconced in the homely aesthetic and heart-felt generosity that this family home exudes. We are grateful that our children could sense the spectacular and embed it in their memory.”
• Deck area 365m2
• Estate size 290 hectares
• Four bedrooms en suite
• Four bathrooms (with outside showers)
• Gourmet kitchen
• Back scullery and prep kitchen
• Large open-plan living area with fireplace
• Upstairs covered viewing deck and bar
• Moroccan-style courtyard with citrus trees and fountain
• Large deck with a luxurious under-cover seating area
• Swimming pool
• 10-person deck dining area
• Pizza oven
• Enclosed traditional reed boma with fire pit
Elephant Lodge is for sale for R22 million*
*Property contents excluded and are subject to negotiation