Last night the team at Walkers Bush Villa hosted a launch party and invited a few industry professionals, and a number of other guests. Delectable canapés married with lavish accompaniments ensured belly growling was kept to a minimum. A veritable smorgasbord of craft gins were served, together with a fine wine selection and a locally produced MCC. Crisp cold bubbles jostling in champagne glasses greatly contrasted the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the event. But then again, that’s Walkers Bush Villa in a nutshell – absolute understated sophistication and elegance combined with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere. The relaxed sophistication is evident right from the finer details of the decor, to the craft beverages, wine selection, cuisine and guiding.
The opening event at Walkers was an opportunity to mingle, network and get to know the team behind Walkers Bush Villa. And it was paramount that a handpicked selection of guests experience the magic of the villa. It was also the perfect occasion to introduce the recent soft refurb of the villa, and to listen to the history of Walkers from none other than Howard Walker himself. After guests indulged in Six Dogs gin infused with blueberries and flavoured tonics, and glasses of Tanzanite Brut and Brut Rose; the chitter chatter permeated the air creating quite a relaxed and lovely evening overall. We sent in the intrepid media crew from Sun Destinations (Em and Rogan) who visually documented the event.
This event truly highlighted the safari lifestyle. A sophisticated soiree in one of the most exquisite settings in the Lowveld. We’re not talking about the pomp and ceremony that goes hand-in-hand with the Royal wedding, but it was certainly refined and spirited. While guests sat around the pool area eagerly snacking on carefully crafted canapés, a small group of nyala decided to visit the grounds. Of course, this isn’t the first time wildlife has come to the lodge. Huge breeding herds of buffalo have been known to stampede their way past the grounds, marauding scavengers can be heard vocalising through the night, and the rustle of predators in the thickets is always close.
We’ve introduced Walkers on numerous occasions, and by now you know that this haven of tranquility sits comfortably in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The villa can be hired out on an exclusive use basis, and is ideal for the discerning traveller seeking an intimate and personalised luxury safari experience.
The team at Walkers will tailor-make your experience suited to your guests needs, and an event similar to the one hosted last night can be re-created. The event serves as a gentle reminder that Walkers is a prime spot for a party or intimate event. 50th, 40th and whatever else. Make a weekend of it – Walkers welcomes you!