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Into the wild

An outdoor shower is almost a staple in the bush these days, but now, at Londolozi you can enjoy the night sky from the comfort of a steaming bathtub. It’s a unique experience that’s tough to top. The Varty family has always been adamant that a true wilderness experience is ‘not about the bathroom’ and so, to counter this, they took three of their suites and created en-suite bathrooms with massive glass windows overlooking the Sand River. To make the Private Granite Suite experience even more exclusive, they recently added outdoor granite baths to these three rooms, so visitors can bath along the banks of the river. When you return from your evening game drive, a flower-strewn, oil-infused bath is waiting for you, making for an unrivalled way to wind down the day. As Bronwyn Varty says, ‘At Private Granite Suites it is about nature’s great orchestra playing to all your senses while you adjust the water temperature and prolong the experience.’ If you can't make your way to Londolozi, replicate the experience at home, with their luxurious 1926 Londolozi bath range, which includes foam bath, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. To book a stay at Londolozi email reservations@londolozi.co.za or call 011-280-6656. Be sure to ask for a Private Granite Suite if you’d like to experience a bath under the stars. Text: Leana Schoeman Photographs: Elsa Young