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Your Veldside Suite Awaits in South Africa

Black Rhinos, Rooftop Gin and One Phenomenal Shower

By Sarah Freeman ·
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You glimpsed a black rhino.

Then spent the afternoon getting to know a few good Zulu.

Yet strangely, it’s the shower you took this morning that your mind keeps going back to.

The one in your cliffside suite at andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge, the 20-year-old lodge that just got a total facelift and is now reopen for whatever South African game-watching adventures you crave.

Things are really looking beautiful here. From the infinity pool to your private outdoor shower to the expanded veranda offering views of the protected, private game reserve where rare and occasionally deadly animals roam.

It’s the kind of well-appointed shelter you’ll be happy to return to after cantering alongside zebras and impalas on horseback. Or following the black rhino search you’ll join. Or shortly after emerging from your scuba expedition in the Indian Ocean. Though having your butler arrange an in-room massage could also help you recover from all that cantering.

After that, you can opt to sit by the comfort of a roaring fire in the lounge. Or go for a round of gin-and-tonics before a sunset dinner on the rooftop.

Followed by a round of gin-and-tonics.

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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