SABI SAND PRIVATE GAME
EXETER RIVER LODGE
In spite of the dry name of the river on which it is
located, there is nothing arid about the warm and welcoming Exeter River Lodge.
Set in a leafy, evergreen thicket on the banks of the Sand River, each room in
the Lodge offers panoramic views of the water and the wildlife it attracts.
Padded loungers beckon from the private veranda of your suite, inviting you to
while away an afternoon of activities in the greenery and admiring the
occasional herd of elephant taking their daily bath.
Awake to the river rolling slowly past your front door and watch the denizens of
the bush make their morning ablutions. The game viewing continues all day,
whether on a game drive or from the comfort of the Lodge’s shady viewing deck.
The full flavours of lunch acquire an extra edge on our open air dining deck,
with the distant splashing of animals coming down to drink at the water’s edge
as a gentle reminder of Africa. Later, give in to the lull of the silent waters
and sink into the plush sofas in the shared lounge area, drinking in the peace
Follow the example of the hippo wallowing
in the river and seek refuge from the heat of the afternoon in the personal
plunge pool on the deck of your suite. Or simply retire for a restful siesta or
a quiet hour with a good book in the cool interior of your spacious suite. While
the elephant cavort in the river below you can indulge in your own outdoor
shower - just as refreshing but without the added adventure of mud!
Re-live the excitement of your afternoon
game drive around a roaring fire in the boma. Linger over dinner while you
listen to the sounds of the African bush - the distant yipping of a jackal,
nervous chuckle of a hyena or strident wail of a bush baby. Then get the VIP
treatment with a walk down the red carpet to soak away the day in a deep,
soothing bath. The last sound you here as you drift off to sleep in the depths
of your warm bed is the gentle rushing of the river outside your front door.