It goes without saying that, even as an adult, there are few places to spend the night as cool as way up in a tree.
But what if you’re looking for something more exclusive than your standard arboreal accommodation? This trio of tree huts on the Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa offer privacy, luxury, and a 360-degree view of the beautiful, sometimes frightening natural world below.
Apart from the fact that they all have no Wi-Fi access (sigh) and limited cell reception (you’ll have radio contact with a park ranger), each of Lion Sands’ three treehouses are distinct.
Chalkley was built in the same tree that the park’s founder, Guy Aubrey Chalkley, once spent the night in to avoid hungry predators on the ground.
The 60m² Kingston is the largest of the three and features an onsite shower, as well as a corrugated roof. A champagne dinner/massage is also available for guests eager to relax after a long day on safari.
Situated opposite the Sabie River, guests in the Tinyeleti will enjoy the soothing soundtrack of gently rushing water while spying the wildlife out for a sunset drink.
And don’t forget the unspoiled view overhead once the sun goes down.
Original article by Gianni Jaccoma. Gianni is a New York City native, a tech junkie, and a firm believer in the healing powers of pudding.
The Cape Agulhas lighthouse began operating on 1 March 1849.
The lighthouse was based on the design of the ancient lighthouse of Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world and it was built from limestone.
Today, the Agulhas lighthouse is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa (the oldest being the Greenpoint lighthouse) and was declared a national monument in 1973.
The Cape Agulhas lighthouse is 27 metres tall, and its beam can be seen up to 31 nautical miles away. It is used in combination with a radio transmitter to warn ships not to come too close to shore.
Agulhas is Portuguese for ‘needle’, the name is said to have been given to the cape because the compass-needle was seen to point due north, that is, with no magnetic deviation.