I stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge with a friend who is a serious meditator. Half way through our stay I inquire how her meditation sessions are going and am surprised when she replies “Terribly!” Shocked, I ask “Why?” and she explains “It’s just too beautiful here. I can’t bear to close my eyes.”
This sums up my experience too. I practice my own form of mindfulness bathing in the luxurious bath overlooking the dry river bed and reflect that this is one of the most beautiful accommodation spaces which the Kruger National Park has to offer. Each thatched suite faces onto the river bed, with wooden walkways all behind the rooms for maximal privacy. The front of the full length and the sides of the suite are completely open, and this open design allows the cool breeze to flow in from every angle. Ice cold drinks may be taken from your own bar fridge to your deck with two comfortable Morris chairs and footrest futons, creating your own private outdoor lounge from which you can view the Kruger National Park game all day long.
Glamorous double basins, a freestanding bath and outdoor shower means you view high definition screens onto your own private wildlife reality show from every direction.
The spacious bed has an African-style cover and patterned cushions. The cool white linen and mosquito net mean you can sleep with all the sides of your suite open, with a feeling of being in a treehouse. The sound of wildlife can be heard all night and you are fully aware of being in the wilds of Africa.
At this open and natural safari lodge, every moment of every day can become a meditation on the beauty of nature, to be appreciated in open-eyed wonder and stillness.