Lodge style Mellow out in the bush
Your safari story was never this stylish
At Geiger’s Camp, there are discoveries and deeper layers to peel off everywhere. The vintage chest in the corner of your room? Spotted and picked by interior decorator David Strauss, but maybe owned by an explorer in the early 1900’s. And the contemporary painting on the wall? Painted by owner and South African artist Marion Geiger. Happiness is in the details, and at Geiger’s Camp all accoutrements are hand-selected by family or friends, revealing safari treasures around every corner. It is a cosy yet stylish bush snuggery. Spectacular lush surroundings, Victorian clawfoot baths, sense-spoiling game drives add up to pampering perfection. Located a little over 1 mile from the main Motswari Private Game Lodge, with only four suites, this new location is the perfect getaway for a classic, tailor-made experience in the heart of Timbavati Game Reserve.
Geiger’s Camp is a traditional style family home four private bedrooms. Each suite is unique and personally styled by owner and artist Marion Geiger. With her artistic eye for elegance and beauty, every room is a treasure trove of furniture (even your robe is pretty fashionable). The spacious bathroom has a classic, freestanding bathtub with copper basins, and an outdoor shower for rinsing in style. Each room boasts a private deck overlooking the bush. If rooms with a creative flair inspire the artist in you, why not sit down with a sketchbook and draw the wildlife passing right in front of you? Or plop yourself in one of the bean bags at the infinity swimming pool and enjoy the uninterrupted bush views, pick a book from the library or simply doze off with the sounds of bird chirping - and an occasional elephant rumble - as background ambiance.
Activities at Geiger's Camp
Since the Big Five are abundant in this part of the bush, even of you are staying for a couple of days you are almost certain to encounter these animals. Exploring with the knowledgeable trackers of Geiger’s Camp is like discovering a city with locals. All the guides live in the area, some even grew up here. And at Geiger’s Camp, rushing through game spotting is a no-go. The drives are at least three and half-hours, venturing out in the morning – where a beautiful sunrise awaits - and in the afternoon, when the sunset puts up her best show. To really invite nature and tranquillity into your being, consider an overnight safari walk. After a few minutes of walking, you will notice loosing modern life apprehensions by every step. The walk takes you to a tucked away tent oasis, where you can get comfortable and settle in, while your guide rustles up a fire and prepares a mouth-watering meal. And although the tents are in the middle of the bush, they provide all the luxuries you need. Wake up to the smell of steaming tea or coffee, followed by a morning meditation in the form of another bush walk, before you return to the main camp for brunch. You will arrive a little lighter, with a new glow in your eyes.
Tripadvisor comments Geiger's Camp
What a magical experience my husband and I have just had with our 14 year old daughter. The staff are wonderful, food was superb (thank you Grace) and overall Octavia and his team looked after us so we'll. Keith and Patrick, our guide and tracker, made the overall experience something we will never forget.Lhillyard from Northampton, UK
We recently spent 2 nights following a stay at another camp in Krueger National Park. The intimacy of the lodge is very quieting. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. The food was outstanding.Laura W from George, South Africa