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The Newest Jewel in the Newmark Crown

The mesmerizing beauty of the QWABI Private Game Reserve in South Africa is a treasure trove for wildlife enthusiasts and luxury travellers alike. Recently, we embarked on an unforgettable journey to this stunning game reserve, where we had the pleasure of experiencing the remarkable hospitality of two exceptional Newmark Hotel properties: LETAMO and BABOHI.

At the QWABI Private Game Reserve, our wildlife encounters were nothing short of awe-inspiring. Guided by a knowledgeable and experienced ranger, we were astounded by the abundance of wildlife that graced our path. In a single day, we witnessed herds of majestic buffalos, magnificent elephants, graceful hippos, and even caught a glimpse of a majestic lion. The reserve’s commitment to responsible tourism was evident as we adhered to strict rules, ensuring minimal disturbance to the animals. With only two vehicles allowed at each sighting, the experience felt private and remarkable.

Our first night was spent at LETAMO, a haven of tranquility nestled within the game reserve. The attentive staff left no stone unturned in ensuring a seamless and delightful stay. LETAMO offers an incredible variety of room types, catering to every discerning traveller’s needs. From deluxe rooms to luxurious suites, each abode boasted stylish decor, comfortable furnishings, and modern amenities. The inviting ambiance of our room provided the perfect sanctuary after an exhilarating day of wildlife encounters. The delectable culinary offerings further enhanced our experience, as we indulged a range of local cuisines, prepared & served in a modern setting.

One of the highlights of our stay at LETAMO was the enchanting boma dinners under the African sky. In this unforgettable experience, we were treated to the rhythmic beat of gumboot dancers. The lively performances added a touch of authenticity and cultural immersion to our evening, as we savoured our meals by the warm glow of the campfire. Under a starlit sky, surrounded by nature’s serenade, our evenings at LETAMO Drifted away into the stillness of the night.

LETAMO is a true paradise for families, offering spacious rooms that allow both parents and children to unwind and relax. The abundance of space provides little ones with plenty of room to run and play, ensuring that everyone can enjoy their time spent at the lodge. Additionally, the kids’ club is designed to cater to both toddlers and teens, offering a variety of supervised activities that are sure to keep the younger ones entertained and engaged.

Nkosinathi Mthethwa (Lodge Anchor AT BABOHI)

“As we already know, South Africans are the most hospitable people in the world.  The standard has been set high but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten the true culture of our people.  We have a mixture of cultures at QWABI and they seamlessly blend together to provide a unique experience at an international standard”

Moving on to the second night, just a short drive away, we found ourselves at BABOHI, a sanctuary of opulence and serenity. The modern and bright rooms at BABOHI were a marvel to behold, seamlessly blending natural elements with contemporary design. From deluxe rooms to luxurious suites, each accommodation at BABOHI offered ample space to unwind and rejuvenate. The expansive rooms, adorned with thoughtful amenities and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, created an ambiance of pure tranquillity.

The seasoned staff at BABOHI were always at hand, ensuring that every moment of our stay was etched in our memories forever. Exquisite meals were carefully prepared by the talented chefs, catering to every culinary preference and leaving a lasting impression on our taste buds. Even with an early departure, the considerate chef prepared a sumptuous breakfast, perfectly accommodating our schedule.

Situated a short 2.5-hour drive from Johannesburg, the QWABI Private Game Reserve offers a captivating escape from bustling city life. Whether you seek ultimate family bliss at LETAMO or yearn for indulgence and tranquillity at BABOHI, your desires will be met and exceeded. The game drives, filled with breathtaking encounters, provided once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will forever remain etched in our memory.

In conclusion, our sojourn at the QWABI Private Game Reserve, complemented by the unmatched hospitality of LETAMO and BABOHI, was a truly extraordinary affair. We highly recommend this exquisite destination to anyone seeking respite in the lap of nature and luxury. The QWABI Private Game Reserve beckons, inviting you to immerse yourself in its natural wonders and experience a journey of a lifetime.

Thank you to Newmark Hotels for inviting us to experience the beauty of your two properties.

Book your Stay today:

LETAMO: https://newmarkhotels.com/accommodation/letamo-at-qwabi-game-reserve

BABOHI: https://newmarkhotels.com/accommodation/babohi-at-qwabi-private-game-reserve

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