The allure of the Lowveld is even more captivating when experienced with family and friends. AM Villa is a modern exclusive-use three-bedroom house located in the heart of the reserve, ideal for small groups of up to six guests. While there are no predators on the reserve, a game fence surrounds the villa to prevent larger animals, such as buffalo, from entering the property, making it suitable for families with children. AM Villa is a comfy, elegant home for those wishing to experience the Lowveld and all its attractions from a more personal, flexible perspective. The villa comprises a comfortable lounge with flat-screen TV and DSTV, dining room, three en-suite bedrooms with luxury interiors that reflect the light, contemporary style of the main lodge, large rim-flow pool, and a deck with plenty of sun-loungers and sofas so that everyone can find themselves a spot in the sunshine. As the sun sets, your villa manager will light the fire at the intimate reed-enclosed boma where you can recount your Lowveld experiences of the day before enjoying a hearty dinner prepared on the coals.
With a private chef at your disposal to expertly prepare all your meals around your preferred schedule, you and your party can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush next to the pool, join one of the excursions on offer to experience the bush or explore the Lowveld, or take the opportunity to be pampered at the wellness centre at the main lodge.
Amid thickets of acacia, marula and leadwood trees, a new luxury African lodge has emerged, unsurpassed in its architectural artistry; an astonishing blend of creativity and simplicity that has resulted in a luxury resort that is truly breath taking. The tranquil sight and sound of water greets visitors upon their arrival and flows languidly beneath a wooden walkway linking the reception at the entrance to the main public area, continuing at the outdoor dining area with seating submerged in cool water, perfect for immersing your feet on a hot summer’s day. Entire lengths of walls comprise of folding doors to invite nature in, and raised viewing decks sheltered by ancient trees provide the perfect spot for absorbing the unspoilt, hushed scenery. Numerous seating and dining areas are scattered along the timber decks, each one with its own appeal, be it overlooking the rim-flow pool or under outstretched limbs of trees, all in light, natural hues in harmony with the surroundings.
Inside the arced main building, a vaulted thatched ceiling soars overhead, creating an open, airy space with comfy, contemporary lounge areas on either side of an immense free-standing fireplace at the heart of the room for those chilly Lowveld winter mornings and evenings. Tucked away in the eaves is a cosy reading alcove with sofas and armchairs, opening onto a veranda and the pristine bush beyond. A chic indoor dining area is located on the opposite end; the earthen design elements offset by a handful of glamourous showpieces such as the eye-catching light fittings. The act of sharing a meal with loved ones in an exceptional location, whether simply for nourishment or in celebration of a special occasion, is the essence of experiential travel, and to this end the chefs at AM Lodge strive to make each meal memorable, from the mouth-watering breakfast spreads to authentic African meals served around a crackling fire at the boma.
Feeding the soul through healing treatments is also central to connecting with your surroundings. Be prepared to yield to utter relaxation and clearing of the mind at the sublime wellness centre, which comes complete with a heated pool, Jacuzzi and a gym with the latest fitness equipment.
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3 × Double bed
Strict: 50% refund up until 30 days prior to check-in, except fees.
a) Cancellations made between 0 and 29 full days prior to local check-in time, or no show, guests will be charged 100% of total booking value.
b) Cancellations made 30 or more full days prior to local check-in time, guests will be charged 50% of total booking value.
c) In the event of a premature departure or cancellation, guests will be charged 100% of the total booking value.