Secluded Koro Lodge is just the ticket for an amazing family holiday. The creature comforts in this exclusive colonial-style villa provide a striking contrast to the harsh natural beauty of the terrain. There is so much to do that every member of our family had the best adventure holiday ever (or so they claimed).
Koro Lodge’s incredible team made sure we made the most of this ancient landscape, with excursions to see the area’s rock art, nature drives, hikes, mountain biking and canoeing. The littlies in our family especially enjoyed the guided treasure hunts and splashing in our glorious sparkling infinity pool. The spa treatments at the main lodge and cooking with the chef were personal hedonistic highlights, although the mouthwatering meals concocted by our personal chef and spectacular sundowners with homemade snacks and long views of the endless horizon from the wraparound terrace came a close second.
The decor oozes laid-back luxury, with natural fibres and South African finishes giving you a wonderful sense of place. We felt thoroughly at home and loved relaxing as a family over some fiercely competitive board games. The teens particularly appreciated the hi-tech touches like wifi and satellite TV, as well as the fabulous music system. The heat of the day found us cooling off in the swimming pool before retreating to the air-conditioned living area to put up our feet on the comfy couches.
Every day was just busy enough to keep everyone happy, and our visit was so relaxing, rewarding and enriching that next time we are most certainly staying for longer!
What we love!
- Koro Lodge is fully inclusive and independent, with its own chef, butler, guide and private vehicle, which frees you up to make the most of the incredible outdoor activities.
- The loft for the kids is wonderful – so much like home away from home.
- We loved the fact that the energetic among us could cycle, canoe and hike, while those who felt lazy could slip on their Havaianas and relax poolside while soaking up the incredible views.
- The huge range of activities for children of all ages, including archery and croquet.
Need to know…
- Koro is set apart from the main lodge, which is about 10 minutes’ drive away.
- The absolutely beautiful Kadoro restaurant in an old shepherd’s hut has no electricity and is lit by over 100 candles for dinner. If you want to book a special dinner here, let us know ahead of time.
- The entire villa is non-smoking.
- Bushmans Kloof has a tree-planting programme – ask them if you can plant a cedar tree with the children.
- Ask about the Crystal Pools trail for seasoned walkers – swim in beautiful rock pools and visit the waterfall nearby.
- No need to pack the kitchen sink if you’re travelling with babies: a camp cot, high chair and baby accessories are available.
Sleeps maximum 4-6 adults and 4 children together in an upstairs loft. There are two master suites with en-suite bathrooms and one additional en-suite room that may sleep two adults.