Struggling with ideas on how to celebrate a big milestone? How does an exclusive-use luxury villa in the
heart of the Timbavati sound?
Walkers Bush Villa in the Greater Kruger is the ultimate luxury bush getaway. Think ‘Out of Africa’, and
then some. Lavish air-conditioned rooms, wide open living areas, a sprawling stoep and expansive deck with pool, plus large lush lawns are all yours to use privately when you book at Walkers. It’s an exclusive-use property, which means you’re guaranteed seclusion and privacy, impeccable service and even a private chef.
It also happens to be a great venue for commemorating big milestones, such as 50 th birthday celebrations. We had a massive launch party at Walkers a few weeks ago to showcase the recently revamped Villa. Guests included many of our friends in the industry, travel agents, fellow lodge owners from the area and a few Hoedspruit locals. In other words, quite a large party. But the vast verandah, spacious living areas and sweeping lawns meant it never got crowded or cramped, and the property could’ve swallowed twice as many guests with ease.
The experience can also be tailored to your every whim, and decorations, food, wine and most everything
else you’d need for the perfect celebration can be trimmed and customised to your taste. The brand new pool deck is a great place from which to enjoy a Timbavati sunset, a welcome drink and a few canapés, after which guests can mingle and chat on the stunning verandah before sitting down to an expertly catered Walkers dinner in the tastefully appointed dining room.
When guests depart and the celebrations eventually draw to a close in the wee hours, there are four opulent rooms for you and your nearest to rest your weary heads in. Walkers Bush Villa sleeps 10 comfortably – there’s one master suite, and three standard bedrooms all of which can be reconfigured according to the group’s needs.
To cure the hangover the next morning, let the private chef whip up a delicious breakfast, and spend the day on the deck loungers, sipping on Bloody Marys and occasionally dipping into the pool. Later, enjoy a game drive with one of Walkers’ knowledgable game rangers and stop for sundowners at a waterhole – keep your eyes peeled for any of the big five and a host of other predators and lowveld critters.
The Timbavati’s borders are open to the Kruger National Park, so the possibilities for game sighting are endless. You might even get to see one of the white lions that have been spotted here! Walkers Bush Villa is the perfect venue for discerning and sophisticated guests looking for a celebration with a difference in the heart of the bushveld. Seclusion and privacy are the order of the day, which means the only noise complaints you’re likely to receive will be from diurnal wildlife missing out on sleep.