Remote and intimate, Moledi which means “ to narrate “ in the local language of seTswana must be one of South Africa’s best kept luxury lodge secrets. This exclusive lodge provides comfort with exceptional service. Built high on a cliff,it was bought 10 years ago and revamped. This privately owned game farm in the North West Province, covers 1800 hectares of wilderness

With a classic old world feel the rooms exude a seemingly effortless elegance. Jewel – tones oriental rugs lie casually on the floor , a high peeked thatch roof and my personal favourite, the outdoor shower on the deck with breathtaking views over the sweeping bush below. Floor – to – ceiling glass windows encase each of the 8 luxury rooms, providing uninterrupted views, opening up and bringing the smell and sounds of the outdoors in.

The 7 luxury rooms and 1 presidential suite are uniquely dressed in soothing textures and tones of cream and white with a splash of colour. With light streaming in through the wall of glass you can be forgiven for finding your king size bed to be the most comfortable spot in the lodge. The claw – foot bath tub was not only a great focal point but also blissful, lying in the steaming hot bath after having listened to an African thunderstorm the night before ,the wet smells of the bush crept inside the room, enhancing the overall sense of tranquility. Amenities in the room included a Nespresso coffee machine, mini bar, air con , work station, hair dryer , safe and bug spray. The presidential suite has its own garden complete with a pool and a jacuzzi. In actual fact its the perfect honeymoon suite.

When you are not lazying by the infinity edge swimming pool, flanked by days beds on the expansive deck you can enjoy a pampering treatment at the luxurious spa and steam room . Alternatively participate in any of the other activities such as nature walks, picnics with hammocks swaying gently in the trees or a game drive where you can expect to see zebra, giraffes, wildebeest , kudu and more.

The day ends with dinner under the tapestry of stars sitting around a raging fire in a boma. This is where you can enjoy the heart of Africa. The boma “ which originates from Swahili , is used to describe an enclosure – usually where sheep and cattle were kept. Nowadays a boma signifies a place where people come together to eat, chat, tell stories , sing and dance. Boma dinners at Moledi are truly unique and enjoyed by all , the potjie pots bubbling with juicy meat which is served on a hot bed samp was one of the tasty dishes served. With full stomachs and lots of giggles we made our way up the path way lit with lanterns back to our turned down beds.

Extraordinarily beautiful in its simplicity and textures, the lodges timeless design incorporates wood, thatch , glass , water and sand enhancing and blending effortlessly with the surrounding landscape. The open plan lounge and bar are spacious but cosy, this would be the informal meeting hub of the lodge.

This 5 star, malaria free lodge set in a richly diverse habitat , that teems with birds and an abundance of wildlife beneath endless African Skies, exudes calmness. With dramatic landscapes where the Gorge forms the backdrop the personal attention from the friendly and professional staff adds to the exclusivity you can expect.

When I leave the bustling city I want to be somewhere where I can hear myself think. I don’t need a television,after all wifi is enough to keep us connected these days on our electrical devices. Moledi Lodge is exactly this, where time stands still and where everything not only meets your expectations but goes a step further by exceeding them.