TRAVEL

Baths with a view

Nothing makes this Taurean heart of mine as happy as basking and bathing in luxury. In this post I feature five of the most beautiful “baths with a view”.

Mhondoro Safari Lodge

Mhondoro has received insta-fame globally (#poolellie) – thanks to remarkable social media posts of guests taking a dip while wild elephants stop by at the eco-friendly swimming pool for a drink of the clean, salty water.  The dual treatment Spa Suite comes complete with a private, outdoor spa deck and bath where facials and massage treatments are offered, along with manicures and pedicures.

Relax at Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp is situated on the banks of Linyanti Marsh in a private reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The marshes are the only water source for miles around and attract water-adapted and desert-adapted wildlife, plus large numbers of birds.

The camp is perfect for those who seek a personalized experience in a private concession away from the main tourist’s routes.

Tintswalo Atlantic

Cape Town’s iconic boutique hotel on Chapman’s Peak Drive boasts a breath-taking location on the shoreline. Private and exclusive, it is situated within the Table Mountain National Park. The secluded setting is surrounded by the ocean and fragrant fynbos, yet within easy reach of the attractions of the Mother City and Constantia Winelands.

A luxury 2-bedroom villa comprises two Island Suites (Elba and Corsica) joined by a spacious common living area to accommodate up to four guests. The suites are spacious, each with its own private deck and a lounge area with a wood burning fireplace, and a beverage station complete with an espresso machine. Spacious en-suite bathrooms have walk-in showers, dual basins and Victorian baths with a selection of fragrant soaps and pampering bath products, and seaviews.

Photo Mike Dexter.

Star Bath at Garonga

Nothing says safari quite like an evening under the stars. Garonga Safari Camp near Kruger National Park offers not one, but two ways to enjoy a bath with a view.

Their bush bath experience is the perfect way to wind down with your partner after a bumpy and dusty game drive, but their brand new star bath is where the magic is really at.

Gaze up at the real African night sky surrounded in your bath by a backdrop of twinkling lights. It’s like being in your own galaxy. This is a whole new alfresco bathing experience.

Samara Private Game Reserve

Spanning 67 000 acres of malaria-free wilderness in the Great Karoo, award-winning Samara offers a Big Five safari with a difference just 2.5 hours by car from Port Elizabeth.

Lead image credit: Unsplash.

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