ADVERTORIAL: Kwa Maritane – Welcome to a wilderness wonderland

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One of Africa’s leading safari retreats, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is where Mother Nature and guests meet in perfect harmony, making it the perfect getaway destination. Rich in archaeological history, an ancient alkaline volcano, now extinct, fashioned the very hills that Kwa Maritane stands on today. Hence the Lodge’s name, which literally means ‘Place of the Rock’. An easy drive of two hours from Johannesburg, three kilometres from the local airport and 10 minutes from Sun City, Kwa Maritane is perfect for a holiday or weekend away, offering guests all the amenities of an exclusive resort. It’s located deep in the heart of the 55,000 hectare, malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and is famous for its Big Five and buffet of other wildlife, rich diversity of indigenous flora and fauna, rare and endangered animals and over 360 bird species. Game drives feature regular encounters with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. Highly experienced field guides will drive you into the Park in the cool air of the early morning or late to ensure that you won’t be disappointed, but you can also enjoy a front row seat at the waterhole in the game viewing hide, connected to the lodge by a 150 metre tunnel, and as the animals drink. Kwa Maritane also offers ample opportunity to relax. Two swimming pools (one with a water slide) are the perfect way to cool down in the African heat. Those who want to get hearts racing can take on the climbing wall, go on walks, play tennis, work out at the gym and play putt-putt. There’s also a playground for the younger safari goers. Browse in the curio shop or library and catch-up with the outside world, if you have to, by way of limited complimentary internet. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in the magnificent spa. Indulge yourself with Kwa Maritane’s signature treatment, Thabayadiotso, or be pampered with a pedicure while watching the game feeding on the plains in front of the spa. Kwa Maritane has a variety of room types to suit all needs, all with thatched roofs, individual air conditioning, DStv, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee-and-tea-making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi-plugs and electronic safes. Minibars are also available on request. Kwa Maritane spoils in choice of cuisine. Enjoy your meals in the Kwa Lefakeng Restaurant, overlooking ‘The Rock’, the waterhole, and the granite formations within the Park. Selected buffets and carvery dinners offer delicious, traditionally South African fare. Otherwise you could sample something from the terrace or ‘in room dining’ menus. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings (weather permitting) listen to the sounds of the marimba while you dine under the stars on traditional South African fare in the Bush Boma. There’s also a Full English breakfast daily, a lunch buffet and carvery dinner. Kwa Maritane is not only the perfect family holiday destination, but also caters for all guests, specialising in conventions, breakfasts, lunches, seminars, cocktail receptions, dinner dances, banquets, private dinners, product launches and team-building exercises. CONTACT T: +27 11 806 6888 E: hotels@legacyhotels.com