Once you drive through the gates you get the sense of being at a resort rather than a hotel. If you're lucky you might even spot an ostrich on your way in. There are golf carts to transport you up and down the hills from the spa to the restaurant, pool and the bar hidden amid bushveld trees, or take it slow and stroll around the property and enjoy the birdsong.
Broadly speaking there are two room type choices, the deluxe and the luxury. The super spacious deluxe rooms each come with their own patios overlooking the grounds, or for a special occasion we recommend booking into the luxury suites to experience the full wow factor.
Perched up on the hill the contemporary luxury rooms all face west to catch the sunset. The contemporary glass edifice encasing the rooms make for incredible countryside views. Fun fact – during the World Cup 2010 these eco-conscious suites, with their solar-powered geysers and rain-water catchments for landscaping the gardens, set gently on stilts upon the earth, played home to Mexico’s national soccer team.
Meals are served up on the hill at the Kraal Restaurant. The walk there takes you through indigenous bushveld. The surrounding nature is reflected in the decor of the spacious dining room, decorated in earthy tones of green, brown and ochre and opening right out on the countryside. Enjoy lunch on the terrace overlooking a unique aloe garden while the kids get to run around in their own huge play area separated from the restaurant.
At the far end of the property at the highest point is the wonderful Sinzinani Day Spa, the ideal place to spend a lazy morning relaxing. Or if you prefer something more energetic book an eco drive through the reserve, join a bird watching excursion or enjoy a guided nature walk to learn more about the area's unique ecology.
For intimate evening drinks hidden away in the grounds is the EBar, perfect for sundowners after a late afternoon plunge in the pool.