Safari company Singita has just upped its game in South Africa with the newly renovated Singita Lebombo luxury lodge, now the most contemporary and cool safari experience on the continent.
Constructed from "rammed" earth, steel, glass and textured, natural timber, the boulder-like structure houses an open terrace and wine boutique, library, multimedia lounge and roof-top dining area, all linked by a broad, curved staircase.
Nature-inspired sculptural shapes and patterns in an "unfussy" palette of calming greys, blondes, and charcoal browns characterize the minimalist interiors, set off by inky toned artwork, glazed earthenware, stone-washed linen.
Two swimming pools offer recreation and relaxation, while set apart from the main lodge are two new suites, built low down on the bank of the N'Watnetsi River beneath mature trees, each with a private pool of their own.
The guest experience extends to a new open terrace and wine boutique including a library, multi-media room, interactive kitchen and rooftop dining room, long bar and cafe.
The suites are designed as "loft-style nests" suspended above the with light-filled, low-slung, glass walls making the most of Singita's privately leased, 33,000-acre preserve.
We don't know about you, but South Africa just moved up several places on our bucket list....