Royal Legend Safari Lodge and Spa
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The Royal Legend Safari Lodge & Spa is located along the banks of a seasonal river in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The luxurious chalets all command magnificent views of the watercourse and surrounding lush vegetation. From the moment you set foot in the entrance of Royal Legend, the comfort and elegance of the lodge reaches out and welcomes you.
The lounge and dining areas overlook the riverbed and a waterhole, which is lit at night to enhance game viewing. The magnificent bar also gives an uninterrupted view of the waterhole while the elevated pool is partially hidden from the entertainment area, providing privacy and easy access to the bar.
Sip fine South African wines in the wine cellar while studying game activity at the waterhole through the large picture windows or relax around the large circular fireplaces which provide the ideal location to discuss game sightings on chilly winter nights.
The lodge not only provides luxurious facilities in beautiful surroundings, but also prides itself on being flexible when catering to the needs of the guests. The staff is dedicated to providing attentive service starting with the indulgence of a health spa which caters for all your needs with treatments of top quality products with proven results.
Induce a state of balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit at the Lodge Spa where a variety of therapies provide the ultimate relaxing, revitalising experience and promotes a feeling of general wellbeing. A large jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and equipped gym are available to complete the experience.
Royal Legend Safari Lodge and Spa - Accommodation
Nestled along the banks of a seasonal river, The Royal Lodge's ten luxurious chalets all command a magnificent view of the watercourse and it's surrounding lush vegetation.
Each chalet was built with minimum intrusion into the natural environment, and guests can appreciate an almost unbroken view of the river from the comfort of their beds through the glass doors on two sides of the chalet.
Each chalet is individually decorated with understated luxury in mind. The extra-length king or twin bedded rooms feature beaded artwork made by skilled South African women.
Each of the widely separated chalets has its own private deck area, where guests can relax with a book from the lodge's small but select library, or simply bask in the sun, keeping an eye open for the shy creatures that inhabit the river banks.
All the chalets have air conditioning. The windows have protective mosquito gauze and large mosquito nets over the beds. The rooms have telephone facilities and internet connectivity.
A bar fridge and a safe are tucked away in reeded cupboards, with a mirrored vanity of beautifully grained indigenous wood counters. The wooden tops are harvested from single slabs of wood, with the curves of the tree providing a sinuous, organic feel.
All rooms have a spacious en suite bathroom, with spa baths and double washbasins. A large shower enclosure leads outdoors into a private outdoor shower with a view of the river bed. Large corner windows provide guests with a sense of the outdoors while still inside and the view from the toilet is unparalleled through a large glass door. Blinds ensure privacy for the more modest, although the spacing of the chalets makes this unnecessary.
Meals are taken in the massive thatched entertainment area, where the arrangement of the furniture provides a cosy feel. This is enhanced by two large circular fireplaces, which provide a focal point and the ideal location to discuss games sightings on a chilly winter's night.
Meals can be taken on damask linen under the thatched roof, out on the raised teak deck, or in the boma at night. The emphasis is on South African cuisine, but special dietary requirements can be catered for. Consultation between the beauty therapist and the chef will provide a menu suitable for the health conscious.
The lounge and dining areas overlook the riverbed and a waterhole, lit at night with animal-friendly spotlights. A magnificent bar also gives an uninterrupted view of the waterhole.
A superb wine cellar holding the best of South Africa's world-renowned wines is found down a spiral staircase that winds down a carved Leadwood log. A large picture window gives the opportunity to sip wine while studying activity at the waterhole.