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  • Alexis Beard

Two newly revealed andBeyond lodges

Last week, famed luxury travel company andBeyond announced the re-opening of two of its legendary and unique safari lodges: &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge and &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp.

This June 2017, celebrating 20 years since its original opening date, &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge has officially reopened with a brand new and updated look.

The lodge has been comprehensively refurbished in line with &Beyond’s commitment to providing world-class luxury safari experiences. The unique African adobe style at Phinda Rock Lodge has been enhanced with an earthy soft grey palette and the lodge now boasts interiors that are raw and natural but still convey a sense of luxury and elegance. The lodge’s guest areas have been redecorated using a combination of beautiful woven linen, hand-embroidered cotton and exquisite Persian carpets. A new rooftop terrace provides the ideal venue for dining beneath the stars.

Keeping to the spirit of Phinda Rock Lodge, the refurbishment has retained the sense of intimacy integral to this small and exclusive lodge. Glamorous new touches retain a sense of place, deep in the heart of Zululand.

On the other hand, with the second phase of refurbishments completed at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, the camp has reopened boasting a completely brand new look that now extends from the suites to the camp’s main guest areas.

The new glamorous, light and earthy look begins on arrival, with an elegant new entrance lending a sense of place and atmosphere to welcome guests to the camp. Guests can freshen up on arrival with a steaming hot coffee served by expertly trained baristas from the camp’s interactive food and coffee bar. The beautiful new interiors feature earthy tones that echo the magnificent natural setting, while a sophisticated safari style offers a contemporary spin on the traditional tented camp.

The camp’s pool area has also been completely renewed, with the addition of salas for shade and comfortable loungers positioned to make the most of the beautiful Okavango Delta views. A dedicated massage sala allows guests to enjoy a decadent treatment in a private setting that plays on the tranquil environment.

&Beyond is one of the world’s leading luxury experiential travel companies, designing personalised high-end tours in 15 countries in Africa, five in Asia and four in South America. They also own and operate 29 extraordinary lodges and camps in Africa’s iconic safari and island destinations. In addition, &Beyond operates small group, set-departure expeditions throughout Africa.

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