Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge,Madikwe. Inside the heart of nature...

The sign says it all...

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is a community run and maintained project.Currently owned by the previously displaced Balete tribe, it is managed by natureworkshop.com/

The large numbers guide visitors to their accommodation
 
 
 There are 8 suites, each with it's own viewing deck.

The neatly swept paths to each suite mirror the attention to detail both in the accommodation and the main lodge building.

There is hot and cold running water to wash away the dust after each game drive.


There are no baths but there is an indoor/outdoor shower that is just as good...and it has a view!

Speaking of attention to detail...there are artifacts and antiquities scattered through out the communal areas of the lodge.

Some of the local craft work

All the balustrades have been made of of local wood...

The main lodge is split over three levels.This level doubles as a small seating and reception area.

You can go down a flight of stairs into the "main" lounge...

Or you can go up another flight of stairs into the dining area and viewing deck.
But wait,there's more...

 
 breakfast on the viewing deck...what a great way to start the day

A final flight of stairs will get you to the swimming pool. 
A requirement during the very hot summer months.

The entire lodge almost disappears into the surrounding indigenous bush, 
which is great for the aesthetics of what Buffalo Ridge is trying to achieve

One of the well trained rangers pointing out something (in this case Impala in the far distance) 
of interest at a waterhole

a view from the deck at the main lodge building

Local wood has been put to good use throughout the main buildings

For more information, visit www.buffaloridgesafari.com/



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