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Vistas as far as the eye can see, sunsets that will take your breath away and nature so pristine you’ll be left in awe.
As if floating in the mystic atmosphere, Sky Lodge rests atop one of the highest mountains in the area. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the reception areas perfectly frame the magnificent surrounds. Comprising seven beautifully appointed suites and two separate apartments, it makes an ideal sole-use villa for extended families or groups of friends. Each suite is spacious, light-filled and equipped with all the modern amenities one would expect – from Nespresso machines to large flat-screen TVs.
The décor and interiors feature earthy tones of brown and beige, which give the feeling of a connection to the surrounding nature, as do the textures of wood, wool and similar natural fibres. Blazing fireplaces in each reception room keep guests cosy from the sometimes-crisp temperatures of the great outdoors. The infinity swimming pool is a sublime place to cool off when the mercury rises, and the expansive deck makes star-gazing a visceral experience. Thanks to mostly clear skies and no intrusion of city lights, this location offers some of the best starry nights in the country. For this reason, Sky Lodge will soon introduce its astronomy hollow – a shelter from the elements that will comfortably ensconce guests within, allowing them to lie back and marvel at the wonder of the night sky, no matter the weather. Not to be missed, the Sky Spa offers indulgent massages and a unique selection of additional pampering treatments, while the jacuzzi is open 24/7, with uninterrupted views over the savannah.
ILANGA MANOR HOUSE
Situated in the heart of the reserve, Ilanga Manor House was imagined in the typical Cape Dutch style. Like an oasis in a desert, its welcoming green lawns and lush setting belies the surrounding landscape. Ilanga has 11 spacious rooms that have the sense of yesteryear, yet offer all the modern comforts and amenities of a world-class, luxurious establishment. With a convivial home-away-from-home feel, the lodge has many spaces to rendezvous and relax – from the large and inviting swimming pool to the intimate bar and a quaint library stocked with an assortment of novels and historical epitomes. Ilanga Manor House embodies the rich history of the area and the Anglo Boer War throughout, with trinkets and artefacts, making it a historian’s dream.
Centrally located in the middle of Camp Elsa at Magic Hills lies the restored Elsa’s Farmhouse. Completely off-the-grid and solar-powered, this four-bedroomed traditional Karoo homestead offers the ideal escape for family and friends, a comfortable home-base from which to enjoy the thrilling adventures and activities that surround them on the Magic Hills Game Reserves. Elsa’s Farmhouse guests enjoy their own private pool and boma, as well as an outside braai area, to while away long, peaceful hours and lazy days in the Great Karoo. A private chef, vehicle and guide are at your disposal throughout your stay.