African R&R at Lindani Lodges

Earlier this year we decided to take a week of R&R and go into the African Bush in South Africa’s Limpopo province in the Waterberg region to a self catering lodge called Lindani Lodges ( http://www.Lindani.co.za).

They have 8 private lodges of varying sizes accommodating from 4 to 18 people catering to intimate couples as well as groups and even have a permanent campsite. Each lodge has a totally private space in the African bush and each has it’s own private pool. You’ll notice I say “private” a lot but it’s because the lodges are all totally secluded and only rented out to a single party at a time, more private than this you cannot get with some lodges 5km apart!

It’s pure bliss to have the feeling of your own private (there I go again) lodge in the bush. While Lindani does not have the big 5 there is much to see and do but mostly it’s a place to recharge those batteries and to spend your evening around a giant camp fire with sundowner in hand.  There’s “hiking, mountain bike riding, game viewing, birding and servicing arrangements to meet your needs” – you decide.

This time round we rented ‘Loft’, although we have visited most of the lodges at one time or another.

Lounge area

Lounge area

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dining area with stairs in the background up to the Loft (hence the name of the lodge) - a grand space for children.

Dining area with stairs in the background up to the Loft (hence the name of the lodge) – a grand space for children.

'Loft' lodge

‘Loft’ lodge

Gorgeous rock pool - perfect for those hot summer days!

Gorgeous rock pool – perfect for those hot summer days!

Braai (barbecue) area

Braai (barbecue) area

Me on a sunny day!

Me on a sunny day!

The good old South African fire - Sun-downers anyone?

The good old South African fire – Sun-downers anyone?

Check out their website for incredible, value for money, time in the African bush. While the lodges are self catering they do offer a catering service (delicious home cooked meals) but this needs to be booked before-hand. While this is a great offer (and the banana bread is the best I’ve ever had) nothing beats a good braai in the African bush, wine glass in hand.

We had such a lovely week and certainly re-charged those batteries. Oh how I wish I was there now!

 

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