Private haven in Chintsa East

Travel writer Debbie Hathway visits Prana Lodge in Chintsa East and is pleased to discover the area is still relatively untouched.

The first time I visited Prana Lodge in Chintsa East I was overwhelmed with memories of childhood family holidays. Stepping out onto the top of that sand dune at the end of the garden that leads down to 21km of unspoilt beach, running down to the sea and into the water with hardly another soul in sight, that unmistakeable mix of salty air and coastal vegetation.

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This time it was like returning for a family reunion. Luxury isn’t just about the environment, it’s about how you feel when you’re in it and the Prana Lodge team has it down pat. I had the Turquoise Suite, one of only eight tucked away in the bush, completely private, expansive, and with its own plunge pool. Soon after my arrival I was whisked off to the spa for an aromatherapy massage that made it almost impossible to stay awake through dinner, but every dish presented by award-winning head chef Jaycee Ferreira and his team made it well worth the effort. Skilled at creating culinary masterpieces, they strive to keep their guests coming back for more. And they do…

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Visit pranalodge.co.za for bookings and more information.

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