Leadwood Villa – The art of family travel at Saseka Tented Camp

Saseka Tented Camp in Thornybush, which opened its doors in April 2019, is excited to announce the launch of their much-anticipated Leadwood Villa. This exclusive-use tented villa is ideal for families or a small group, with sights set on privacy and space to enjoy the safari adventure offered by Thornybush. Guests will be welcomed to their dedicated 230m² main living area of Leadwood Villa, which includes a beautiful deck with built in fire-pit, pool, dining and seating area and views of the Monwana river bed. The villa consists of one separate tented bedroom suite, with the possibility of adding two extra tended suites closely situated, depending on the size of the party.

The Leadwood Villa experience is completely out of the ordinary with flexibility to suit individual needs of families and guests. They can look forward to lazy days by the pool, drinks around the fire, board games and fun in the evening before bed. With a private chef on hand at all meals, uniquely locally inspired cuisine awaits. Meals are created using the freshest ingredients with many of the greens coming directly from our community garden project. Dinners in the sand riverbed, under the stars, are magical and very much part of the Saseka experience.

A dedicated game-viewing vehicle with an experienced ranger and tracker team is on hand to create unforgettable game drives twice daily to explore the 14000-hectre wilderness of the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, which now forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park Conservation Area. Expect excellent wildlife sightings, including the big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard), wild dog, cheetah, numerous antelope species, giraffe, zebra, and much more as well fabulous bird watching opportunities.

Designed and decorated by the award winning team of Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Leadwood Villa and Saseka Tented Camp combine natural, sustainable architecture with cutting-edge design. Influenced by the romantic narrative of tented camps from yesteryear, the tents have been reimagined with a gentle nod to nostalgia, but with the emphasis very much on 21st century design and luxury. The tented suites allow the sounds of nature and the bush to filter in offering guests a truly immersed safari experience.

“We look forward to sharing the magic of Saseka Tented Camp with families now that we have the Leadwood Villa and know that the offering is very special and unique” concludes Joanne Dickson, CEO Thornybush Collection.