SUMMARY – WATERSIDE IS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE ROYAL PORTFOLIO IN SOUTH AFRICA, OFFERING A DISTINCTIVE AND UNCONVENTIONAL SAFARI EXPERIENCE. WITH ITS LUXURIOUS AMENITIES, LIVELY DECOR, AND WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS AT THORNYBUSH PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, WATERSIDE IS A MUST-VISIT DESTINATION.
Waterside hotel, part of the esteemed Royal Portfolio, joins five-star South African hotels under Biden and her husband’s management. They started their journey in the hospitality industry by converting their vacation house located in Greater Kruger National Park into a lodge for safari trips. Like their other properties, such as the Silo Hotel in Cape Town, Waterside exudes comfort and uniqueness.
Nestled by a sparkling watering hole, Waterside offers an unforgettable experience with the resident hippo herd’s distinctive grunts. Set within the vast 29,000-acre Thornybush Private Game Reserve, prepare to encounter mischievous baboons and imposing 500-pound felines, all roaming freely as there are no fences.
Waterside hotel: Bold and Unconventional Decor
Waterside’s allure lies in its beautiful decor, capturing the hearts of travelers seeking unique experiences. A collection of preschooler-style portraits adds to the charm. Luxury Safari Company’s founder, Rose Hipwood, lauds this unique style, making Waterside a must-visit for interior design enthusiasts.
Apart from its appeal to design enthusiasts, Waterside hotel welcomes families with open arms. With amenities like a jungle gym, heated outdoor pool, kid-friendly cuisine, and an entertainment area featuring billiards and arcade games, it promises an enjoyable time for all. At the same time, it retains an intimate setting for couples seeking a romantic retreat.
Waterside’s Reflections Spa sets the standard for luxury with three treatment rooms, a traditional Turkish Hammam, and a spa menu. From jet-lag detox packages to eyelash tinting and cupping, guests can pamper themselves amidst the wild. The camp also surprises with a fitness center, a rare find in most safari lodges.
Lavish Abodes Surrounded by Nature
Accommodations at Waterside hotel cater to every desire, with private suites starting at $2,400 per night and a lavish four-bedroom villa at $10,550 per night. Each room have a plunge pool, outdoor shower, fully-stocked “maxi bar,” AC, heated towel racks and flooring, and lightning-fast Wi-Fi.
In keeping with Biden’s unique aesthetic, every room boasts a vibrant array of colors. Fire-engine-red claw-foot bathtubs, lime-green armchairs, mustard-yellow sofas, and royal-blue desks bring life and energy to the accommodations.