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The Great Plains Collective

The Great Plains Collective – Issue 30

2023GP Collective Issue30


Water is a potent healing element that revitalizes our bodies from within, offering an energy of cleansing, purification, and release. Immersing yourself in a warm bath can alleviate the emotional strain of stress, fostering relaxation and encouraging self-care. For the ultimate bath experience, imagine this in an African setting, complete with a stunning view.

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Villa Two at Ellerman House in Bantry Bay is characterized by its gravity-defying, ultra-modern architecture and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the same property as Ellerman House but offering a separate experience, Villa Two provides all the advantages of the original Ellerman House. This villa is perfect for families or groups of friends. It features three spacious en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to six guests, a sparkling infinity pool, a captivating terrace, an elegant open-plan living, dining, and entertainment area, and a cozy cinema room. Villa Two is the ideal private retreat, complete with a personal chef who will prepare meals in the stylish social kitchen. The dedicated hospitality team will ensure that your dreams of the ultimate Bantry Bay villa vacation come true. To top it off, the bathroom, with its glass walls overlooking the Atlantic, offers the perfect setting and views for a luxurious bath to be enjoyed with a bottle of bubbly.

Did you know?
As part of Ellerman House’s recent refurbishment, they added a polar plunge pool in the Ellerman House Spa. They now offer a rejuvenating ritual that encompasses the sauna, sensation shower, and polar plunge. This ritual can be repeated two or three times for maximum benefit.
2024 GP Collective highlight tongabezi

With baths like the ones that Tongabezi offers, its no surprise that they have an extensive bath menu on offer. The Tongabezi team love creating magical bath settings. Whilst the personal valet will always be happy to run you their signature Tongabezi bubble bath, they are also very excited to offer a range of other home made bath options designed to elevate the bath ritual and help find the exact energy one is looking for at the beginning or end of a day with them.

Did you know?
Just half an hour in the tub can have incredible physical and psychological benefits, from improving heart health to enabling you to breathe easier, from alleviating muscle aches and pains to balancing hormones.
2024 GP Collective highlight Morukuru beach lodge

The five-bedroom Morukuru Beach Lodge in De Hoop Nature Reserve can be booked per suite, or on an exclusive-use basis. Completely off the grid and ideal for couples seeking romance, honeymooners or small families in pursue of an intimate, pristine, private beach house in South Africa. We particularly love their romantic turn downs and bath experiences for honeymoon couples or guests that are celebrating a special anniversary or even a birthday!

Did you know?
From July until the end of October, one is able to experience some of the best land-based whale watching in the world in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated a mere three-hour drive eastwards of Cape Town.
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Tanya Powell, one of our Senior Safari Designers, was lucky enough to be invited on an fam trip to Tintswalo Safari Lodge. This is what she has to say about her experience:

“I recently spent a weekend at the stunning Tintswalo Safari Lodge in Manyeleti Nature Reserve, a hidden gem bordering the Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, and Timbavati Game Reserve. Just an hours drive from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, this reserve features the “Magnificent 7,” including cheetahs and wild dogs. Tintswalo Safari Lodge offers an unspoiled, exclusive safari experience, whether on its own or paired with another lodge.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a large herd of elephants at the water point, and a singing Tintswalo team which was a memorable start to our weekend. The lodge has six Luxury Suites, a Grant Suite, and a Presidential Villa, each uniquely decorated to honor famous explorers. The Manor House is perfect for families or friends seeking an exclusive experience.

The warm hospitality made us feel at home, with personal touches from the staff, guides, and lodge management. Our experience included early morning game drives, evening sundowners, and breathtaking sunsets. Activities ranged from game drives to relaxing beside our private plunge pools, spa treatments, and bush walks. A highlight was learning from our knowledgeable guide Mike, who helped us track and find elusive animals like the leopard. Thanks to the amazing Tintswalo team, I hope to return soon!” – Tanya Powell

Please contact our Safari Designers for any information on our preferred partners in this
Collective edition.

Keeping the dream alive,

Eluisa Di Benedetto | Product Manager