Vuyatela

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Djuma's vibey, most upscale camp mixes contemporary African township culture with modern Shangaan culture, making it very different from most of the other private camps. Bright colors, trendy designs, hand-painted napkins, and candy-wrapper place mats combine with traditional leather chairs, thatch, and hand-painted mud walls. Look out for some great contemporary African township art, both classic and "naïf" artifacts, and especially for the chandelier made with old Coca-Cola bottles above the dining table. The camp is unfenced, and it's quite usual to see kudu nibbling the lawns or giraffes towering above the rooftops. Accommodations are in beautifully decorated chalets with private plunge pools.

PROS

  • amazing African art
  • legendary hosts
  • trips to authentic villages

CONS

  • funky township style (corrugated iron, recycled metals, in-your-face glitzy township feel) may not be to everyone's taste

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Intimate
Remote
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 013-735–5555-Reservations | 013-735–5118-Lodge
Website: www.djuma.com

HOTEL DETAILS

5 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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