With emphasis placed on comfort, spaciousness and easy living the extensive refurbishment sees this lodge transformed into a luxuriously elegant yet laid-back safari home for guests seeking privacy.
Remarkable attention to detail has been incorporated into the new décor to reflect the splendor of Melton Manor's remote location and the scale of the surrounding landscape. Distinctively South African, feature pieces of simple colonial furniture have been sourced from across the Eastern Cape, up-sized deep comfortable sofas custom made whilst subtle game and bush references have been added throughout to embrace the local environment.
In contrast to the previous design a calm natural palette has been used to give this contemporary house its character and tone. Furthermore, the use of textured fabrics and hides as well as color built up in interesting layers along with the use of wood, stone, pewter, ceramic and wicker, and bespoke lamps, mirrors and tables, gives each of the four oversized suites a unique identity.
Considerable emphasis of the refurbishment has also been on repositioning Melton Manor into an exquisite yet practical option for families. The addition of a hidden perimeter fence and the opening up of the surrounding bushveld provides a safe environment for kids to explore and watch animals going about their day from safety. Interconnecting doors have also been added to each of the two large suites situated either side of the open courtyard, making it easier for parents to check on their children during the night. Also for the benefit of younger children the library has been made more user friendly and now an eclectic hideaway for reading, games and watching TV before bedtime.
This 900 square meter home will offer a variety of private spaces and open plan areas for guests young and old to relax and gather in when not out exploring the reserve: loungers on private decks for afternoon snoozes between safari excursions; covered and uncovered verandahs and decks for good weather dining and to gather and recount the day's excitements; an interactive kitchen leading onto a dining area for cookery activity; a spacious lounge with handcrafted furniture and sofas to snuggle up on during cooler evenings, and a swimming pool with sunbeds for relaxation and tanning.
In keeping with its pristine wilderness setting, Melton Manor offers a magnificent whole-house experience for families and groups to enjoy themselves - and each other's company - in. Providing a truly exclusive experience guests also have the use of a private 4x4 safari vehicle, ranger and tracker as well as a butler and chef inviting them to set the tone and order of events each day of their stay.
Costs starting from ZAR 16,530 per night based on 1 – 4 guests sharing (approx £275 per person per night) on full board basis, including meals, drinks and safari activities.
For more information and bookings contact Kwandwe Private Game Reserve: http://www.kwandwe.com/melton-manor/