In a country that’s overflowing with impeccable lodges, the Tengile River Lodge is an eco-friendly option to add to the roster.

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The Tengile River Lodge is positioned alongside the Sand River with views of the Sabi Sand Reserve abounding from every vantage point. Nine air conditioned, spacious, secluded suites inserted in the river-side forest create the illusion that they are floating. And floating is exactly what you will be doing in your private lap pool.

Open spaces are livened up with patterned hand-painted fabrics, art, and furniture, all sourced locally. Slatted raw wood and tones of brass, khaki green, and emerald are warmed by the natural light flowing in from high glass windows. A dazzling chandelier made from green sea glass floats above the dining room. Farm-to-table cuisine delights your taste buds as you sip on an artfully crafted cocktail.

Start your day with a coffee in the bush, enjoying warm sips while you watch the wildlife through your Swarovski binoculars. You can also drink a frothed, shaken, or stirred cocktail out on a morning or evening game drive. You may glimpse the breathtaking sight of a leopard, not uncommon around the Tengile River Lodge, whereas in other areas these spectacular creatures are rarely seen.

There’s also the rest of the Big Five plus antelope, hippo, and spotted hyena to be found while you are out with the expert guides. These trained professionals come from the areas around the game reserve, giving them first hand knowledge of the region’s culture, languages, and traditions. They will also explain the habits of the animals you meet.

See creatures big and small on guided bush walks in search of zebra and buffalo tracks. Your nose will be filled with the scent of crushed wild grasses. Crouch behind a bush to catch a glimpse of a passing elephant or rhino. Taste wild herbs plucked by your guide. Follow the intricate tapestry of a spider’s web. Hear the sweet songs of colorful birds.

At night, spotlights illuminate wildlife that remains active in the dark. Join up with a photographer to learn how to shoot the twinkling stars that shine in abundance over the Tengile River Lodge.

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