Situated in South Africa’s renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, &Beyond Exeter River Lodge has reopened following a refurbishment of its guest area.
Inspired by the botanical richness of their natural setting, the lodge’s redesigned public spaces incorporate organic shapes, added layers and natural textures.
Set on the banks of the Sand River, the structure boasts a new roof that blends naturally into the landscape, giving the lodge a light and airy ambiance. The lodge’s new guest entrance now opens out onto unobstructed river views. The spacious dining area, which includes an interactive kitchen, is divided into separate, more intimate spaces, creating a more personalised atmosphere.
Spread along the river bank, the lodge’s eight luxury suites feature dramatic riverside views, generous spaces and elegant ensuite bathrooms with both indoor and al fresco showers. Private plunge pools are surrounded by spacious decks that overlook the river.
The lodge is situated in an area renowned for its magnificent leopard sightings and offers some of the best Big Five game viewing in South Africa. Game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles are accompanied by expert rangers and Shangaan trackers, and traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres).