PER PERSON PER NIGHT
GEIGERS CAMP IS PERCHED ON A RIDGE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BIG FIVE TERRAIN, THIS LUXURY SAFARI CAMP FUSES TASTEFUL ELEGANCE WITH HISTORIC, RUSTIC CHARM.
Motswari Geiger’s Camp, where you can engage all five senses in a surreal journey by foot during an overnight walking safari. This is a special, up close and personal experience of the bush, very different to a game drive. You will see animals, birds and insects, experiencing them as though you were a bush creature yourself, while learning about the diverse flora of this area courtesy your knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will find that as you walk through the bush, your mind unclutters and a heady meditation sets in, assisted with a mantra of pungent bush smells and the crunch, crunch, crunching of your feet.
Geiger’s Camp originated as a traditional-style family home for the late Roland Geiger, and it retains this homely feel, elevated to luxury accommodation standard. An exclusive little hideaway built from rock and stone, it has four Private Bedrooms, which makes this camp ideal for a private booking for family or a group of friends. Each suite is different, tastefully styled by owner Marion Geiger-Orengo, an artist by profession, along with her friend and collaborator, Cape Town interior decorator, David Strauss. Sumptuous antique and art deco chairs, an old chest with its own story, a room divider with leather inset next to a hanging brass lamp … each room is an eclectic treasure trove of furniture, meticulously chosen and appointed a space on a cool, screed floor. In the spacious bathrooms are freestanding, ball-and-claw baths and copper basins that complement the feel of being on safari in a more genteel era. Or you can cool off under an outdoor shower.
Marion’s paintings personalize each room, which have their own private decks overlooking the bush, though most of your time will be spent on the main deck, a beautifully decorated vista full of texture and colour, punctuated by an oval infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the bush. Here you will take your meals, which are arranged according to your specific needs. Meals are accompanied by an award-winning selection of Southern African wines. You will also dine occasionally in a quaint Boma within the camp. The library, meanwhile, is a serene snuggery full of wildlife books, Africana and object d’art that speak of the Geiger family heritage and their love of nature, like the collection of wooden crocodiles amassed by the family over 30 years and sprawled over a wall next to the fireplace.