The Royal Portfolio has announced the grand opening of their exclusive new safari lodge The Farmstead in the award-winning South African resort Royal Malewane.
The grand unveiling marks no more many years of planning and adds to the growing collection of exclusive accommodations owned by the family-run Royal Portfolio.
Located a brief drive from the main Royal Malewane property around the fringe of the Kruger National Park, The Farmstead is a standalone lodge offering a distinctive and intimate safari experience for up to 14 guests.
It includes the primary lodge area, three luxury farm suites and also the Farmhouse. The central lodge area is where guests will gather for meals and drinks, and to relax following a day of exploring with some of Africa’s best safari guides.
The lodge has been styled by Liz Biden, owner and co-founder of The Royal Portfolio, who wanted to offer guests something unique when it comes to luxury safari accommodation in stark contrast towards the ultra-modern style in vogue.
Biden has taken inspiration in the Silo Hotel and La Residence, two Royal Portfolio’s other properties. Antique doors from Zanzibar welcome guests in to the lodge and enable them into interiors that blend contemporary style with opulence.
Attention to even the finest details ensures a lavish feel in each and every room. There are extravagant touches throughout, but the lodge succeeds in retaining the rustic homeliness of a traditional safari lodge.
The three luxury suites are generously spacious and have an en-suite bath and shower. Each suite includes its very own private pool that overlooks the encompassing bush, where South Africa’s wildlife is likely to pass by. Design encourages guests to live outside: the suites have an outdoor shower and hanging day-beds customized for that Farmstead.
The Farmhouse may be the biggest from the three suites and it has its own private services together with a chef, housekeep, butler and a private safari vehicle. The 6,845 sq ft includes vast verandahs and deck.
As with all of Royal Portfolio projects, The Farmstead will form part of a broader project to provide back to local neighborhoods. The audience continues to support the neighborhood population and increase its conservation efforts.