BrandArena: Radisson Introduces Safari Experience in South Africa, Opens Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit

Thursday 1 February 2024

Radisson Introduces Safari Experience in South Africa, Opens Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit

Radisson Hotel Group has introduced a new chapter in its portfolio with the debut of the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit, marking its first foray into the Safari hotel experience in Africa. Situated in the heart of the Limpopo province, just 2km outside Hoedspruit and nestled between the renowned Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, this establishment becomes the 11th Radisson hotel in South Africa.

Boasting panoramic vistas of the Drakensberg mountains, the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit offers an immersive experience amid nature. Positioned conveniently, only 20 minutes from Eastgate Airport, guests are invited to embark on bucket-list safari adventures to encounter local wildlife, including lions, rhinoceros, and elephants. Other activities include horseback trekking and breathtaking views of the landscape from hot air balloons.

The hotel provides a variety of accommodation options, ranging from standard rooms with garden and mountain views to Premium Suites featuring private pools and outdoor seating areas, allowing guests to absorb the natural surroundings. Embracing a contemporary Scandinavian design, the 138 rooms and suites exude a tranquil ambiance with natural materials, wooden accents, and earthy tones that pay homage to the African environment. The Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit aims to deliver a unique blend of luxury and adventure, creating a memorable stay for guests seeking an immersive safari experience in South Africa.

At the thatched roof restaurant, Mirage, guests can enjoy South African and Lebanese-inspired cuisine on the restaurant’s wrap-around deck, with convenient access to a sunbathing area and pool in the summer, as well as an outdoor fireplace on cooler evenings. Pegasus restaurant offers fresh and wholesome Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, and American-inspired dishes as well as gourmet ice cream and frozen cocktails, served alongside the adults-only swimming pool. At the hotel’s third restaurant, Boma, guests can indulge in some of Africa’s most popular delicacies such as the local sausage, Boerewors; Bobotie; and selection of game meat, while listening to the soothing crackling of the fire and stargazing in the clear night’s sky.

“We are thrilled to open the doors of our first safari-inspired hotel in South Africa. The opening of Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit marks our 11th hotel opening in South Africa and completes our own Golden Triangle Safari offering with exquisite properties in Cape Town and the recently opened Radisson Blu Resort Mosi-oa-Tunya in Livingstone,” said Tim Cordon, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East, Africa and SEAP, Radisson Hotel Group.

“My team and I are thrilled to introduce the world to the perfect combination of hospitality with Radisson’s renowned Yes I Can! Service philosophy and our unmatched safari-inspired setting. Our extensive offering will ensure guests have an unforgettable experience whether they are enjoying a family holiday, a serene couples escape, or a meeting and event in a unique backdrop,” said Charles McCarthy, General Manager of Radisson Hotel Safari Hoedspruit.

Featuring a planter roof and inspiring views of the surrounding grasslands, Radisson Hotel Safari Hoedspruit will offer a tranquil and rejuvenating escape at its Amani Spa. Guests can indulge in a variety of pampering treatments in the spa’s five treatment rooms including a private couple’s suite. The spa also features a health bar, hair and nail salon and a soothing steam room. A 24-hour fitness center is also accessible to guests looking to stay active during their stay and offers the latest modern cardio and strength training equipment.

The hotel’s versatile meetings and events spaces consist of five different meeting venues, including comfortable boardrooms, meeting rooms, and a main banquet hall that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

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