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Now, why would you have Netflix in the Bush!!!! Clients are in the Bush for a reason to see the animals and to hear educated stories from the game rangers!
I doubt the Netflix will get used much but at least it's there if needed. The Sovereign House is for families and as a mom of 3 boys i would welcome an hour of "down time" here and there to take a nap or just chill with a drink on the deck while they are kept entertained between drives. I personally go to the bush to have a bit of a digital detox but the latest UK stats show that 73% of millennials won't go on holiday without their phone and nearly 60% of parents take tech on holiday to entertain the kids. I was at Royal Madikwe in March when Sovereign was still being built and I can promise you we had no time for Netflix. The game viewing right in front of the lodge was nothing short of epic - and I have done A LOT of safaris. But the fact that the game viewing there is amazing is not "news" - its a given.
i just got back from Madikwe and had the opportunity of doing a site inspection, and wow ! not sure any of you have ever had the opportunity to go to a luxury lodge ??? this place ticks all the boxes, i would send my clients there with families in a heart beat !!! when i go skiing i like to stay in the ski resort and not in a tent in the cold snow!!!
The Bushveld is not exactly known for cold snow (nor warm snow, for that matter), so I don't see what the problem is with staying in a tent. Indeed, I'll take a tent any day, one is so much closer to the sounds, sights and smells of the bush compared to a more solid structure. I'm sure Royal Madikwe ticks all the boxes, and I have no doubt that there are people who have a hard time surving if all the boxes are not ticked daily, I'm just not one of them. I don't have Netflix at home, nor airco, nor a wine cellar, nor Nespresso facilities, nor a bathrobe. I still manage, and can happily do without in the bush too. In Madikwe, I'll take Mosetlha Bush Camp over all the rest any day. To each his own.
Gosh, that Sovereign House sure offers a lot! Especially those velour bathrobes, those are simply essential. I couldn't go a day without. One does wonder, though, whether they also offer game viewing and such? I understand it is a safari lodge, so guests presumably visit because they wish to see wild animals, rather than to enjoy "Nespresso facilities"?
I totally agree with you. But methinks they might be cashing on a Royal visitor or two!