The Luxurious Molori Safari Lodge
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The definition of "molori" implies "to dream" in seTswana and honestly encapsulates the heart and soul of Molori Safari Lodge, acknowledged across the world as South Africa's most luxurious safari lodge. This 5 suite escape (+ 2 Presidential Suites), was initially developed as the owners' exclusive family getaway, built in 2002 within the heart of the 75 000 ha "Big 5 and Malaria-free) Madikwe Game Reserve.
Catering to the well-heeled, discerning traveller looking for complete seclusion, relaxation along with a authentic link to their local surrounds, Molori Safari Lodge is definitely not an average safari lodge. Visitors who have experienced much and expect to have the absolute best will discover in Molori a refuge without pretense - one in whose essence originates from outstanding individualized service, comfort and style. The Molori experience is focused on each and every need being anticipated from start to finish and is continually evolving to deliver visitors with a unique perspective.
From the second that you are welcomed by a Molori staff member, to very personalized game encounters with Molori's lead ranger named South Africa's Guide of the Year 2011 & 2010, or savoring a culinary journey at the hands of one of Molori's internationally renowned chef's followed by stargazing at the observatory.
Rooms & Suites:
Boasting an aesthetic that combines local elements together with well-placed global style, the Lodge's five meticulous open-air suites, carefully distanced from one another to provide optimum levels of privacy. Each of the suites present spacious wooden veranda's, personal infinity swimming pools, fire places, in addition to floor-to-ceiling glass walls of which completely retract to allow nature in. Additional in-room conveniences include telescopes, "Bose" iPod Docking Systems, espresso machines, wi-fi, portable DVD players and mini-bars.
Molori's two Presidential Suites, the Metsi Suite, which in turn measures 593 m² (including indoor/outdoor space) as well as the two-bedroom Molelo Suite, measuring 619 m² (including indoor/outdoor space) are awe-inspiring, in both size and opulence. Whilst the Metsi Suite consists of a single master suite and bath, the Molelo Suite features two bedrooms, every one with their personal private bathroom. Each Presidential Suite additionally features one or two dining rooms, a service kitchen, spacious lounges, fireplaces, 2 additional guest bathrooms, walk-in closet, rim-flow bath, an outdoor shower, private infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Both suites boast their very own library/study equipped with a laptop along with a collection of National Geographic magazines going back to the 1940s, in addition to a flat screen television system equipped with Satellite TV and DVD player.
Food & Wine:
Molori's cuisine is under the direction of gourmet chefs inspired by both Eastern and Western influences and most meals are discussed with guests prior to preparation.
All meals are created from the freshest local ingredients, selected from either the lodge's own organic garden or from premium items flown in from Johannesburg, in accordance with personal preferences. The finest South African wines and top-shelf liquors accompany all meals; fine imported wines and special vintage whiskeys and cognacs are available at an incremental cost.
All guests are encouraged to take advantage of the two infinity pools and heated Jacuzzi at the main lodge, as well as the retreat's second rim-flow heated Jacuzzi, situated on the highest mountainside deck for optimal wildlife viewing. Guests can truly unwind with a cocktail, a book, or a cigar on Molori's many relaxation decks, including the prized reading and star decks which also feature Dedon daybeds. The main lodge library offers a large selection of popular books, and a well equipped humidor for guests to choose from various imported cigars (available at an extra cost). Also available in the main lodge is Satellite TV and DVD player (portable DVD players are available upon request).
All guests are encouraged to live out their dreams at Molori Safari Lodge, seeing and experiencing the vast African landscape themselves. The Molori team is happy to suggest any number of activities and can customize each to fit every guest's own personal schedule.
Game Drives and Walks - For close encounters with nature, Molori offers game drives twice daily that aim to leave guests with memories of much more than just the "big five". The 75,000-hectare reserve boasts several prides of lion, large herds of elephant, black and white rhino, countless buffalo and more than 340 bird species, as well as the endangered cheetah, brown hyena and a healthy population of wild dogs. Night drives showcase an array of nocturnal wildlife, including leopard and various smaller members of the cat family, and guided safari walks give guests the exhilarating experience of bush tracking.
Star Gazing - For a more celestial experience, guests can take advantage of Molori's observatory. With a fully retractable roof the observatory is equipped with a fully automatic, digital telescope (one of the largest privately owned telescopes in Southern Africa) to explore the cosmos and the Southern Hemisphere's remarkable night sky.
- Rates from: R 12650.00
- Per person per night sharing
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Flights (return);
- UK - RSA; from £ 611
- USA - RSA; from $ 1390
- EUR - RSA; from € 495
- Subject to availability & T&C's