andBeyond reopens luxury safari camps in South Africa and Botswana

andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge and andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp were reopened with new looks.

andBeyond has opened two luxury safari camps: the six-suite andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge overlooking Leopard Rock in South Africa; and the nine-tent andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp in Botswana.

andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge has an African-adobe style enhanced with a grey palette, and "raw and natural" interiors. The lodge’s guest areas were redecorated using a combination of linen, hand-embroidered cotton, and Persian carpets. The color scheme is a combination of oatmeal, grey and stone. The windows in the guest lounge were replaced with French doors, opening up the room onto an extended outdoor veranda. All outdoor decks were reconfigured to have space for al fresco dining, with stretched canvas shades for protection from the sun. There is also a new rooftop terrace.

Guest suites received a similar treatment, with all rooms now having access to their own verandas and views of the valley below. Bedrooms were redone in the same color scheme and soft finishes as the guest areas. Bathrooms were completely refurbished with raw timber slabs and granite surfaces.


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Meanwhile, andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp reopened with a brand new look that now extends from the suites to the camp’s main guest areas. The new entrance has elements that give it a sense of place: The interiors use earthy tones that echo the natural setting, while a safari style offers a contemporary spin on the traditional tented camp.

Dining areas were decorated in neutral colors, as well as mirrors to bring the outside in. There is an open-air boma encircled by a wooden fence on the very edge of the Delta, and a new Safari Shop. The camp’s pool area was also renewed, with the addition of salas for shade and guests positioned to have Okavango Delta views. There is also a dedicated massage sala.