AndBeyond plans to open the Tengile River Lodge in South Africa's Sabi Sand Game Reserve next Dec. 1. The new lodge will share unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

The lodge will feature nine riverfront suites that open out onto the forest; each features a private deck, a lap pool and an outdoor lounge. A spa and a gym will also be available to guests.

Rates are not yet available.

Meanwhile, the AndBeyond Bateleur Camp on the Masai Mara is in the midst of a complete refurbishment and will reopen in March.

Spacious tented suites will have new built-in daybeds, glassed-in bathrooms and fire pits. The lodge will add a new massage area, fitness center, coffee and gin bar, family suite, safari shop and new decking and outdoor dining by the swimming pools, which will now have unobstructed Mara views. Rates from $790 per person per night.

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