The AndBeyond Tengile River Lodge opened on Dec. 1 in South Africa's Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The lodge shares unfenced borders with Kruger National Park and has a strong focus on sustainability supporting several conservation projects such as Rhinos without Borders.
The lodge features nine floating suites that look out over the Sand River. Each suite features a private deck with a swimming pool, outdoor seating and an outdoor dining area, a private lounge with space for in-room dining and a built-in bar.
Raised above ground level, the spacious suites offer sunken lounges as well as bedrooms and bathrooms that open out onto a forest.
Sustainability lies at the heart of the new lodge's form and function: Durable, environmentally friendly construction materials were chosen for the project, and automation is being put into place to reduce the use of electricity. They have been using solar power combined with various procedures designed to increase efficiency both during the building phase and after.