Dream of Africa

Becks Safari Lodge, overlooking the Makhutswi Riverbed, is the newest and most luxurious addition to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, located 45 minutes from Hoedspruit. The lodge proudly combines luxe living and innovative design with a deep appreciation for the South African bushveld.

Its owners, Rudolph and Sonia Hanni, who also own Hannitan, one of SA’s largest tanneries, have brought to Becks the same consideration and attention to detail that’s gone into the design of their leather products. Their strong philosophies on community development and environmental sustainability, paired with a passionate and dedicated team of staff, show in every aspect of the Becks Safari experience.

A sense of spaciousness abounds, from the double-volume communal entertainment area and viewing deck to the luxurious tent-like suites which offer views across the Limpopo plains. However, it’s the abundance of wildlife that is the real showstopper.

Across an unexpectedly varying terrain – from lush thickets to rocky outcrops – expert rangers go above and beyond to track and point out animals and share their vast knowledge of them. Insider tip: Rather than travel the four hours from Johannesburg by car, book a private flight with Opulent Aviation from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, which takes an hour.

For bookings and information contact karongweportfolio.com.

Photography Supplied, Courtesy of Becks Safari Lodge