Isiko Tours » Prana Lodge, Chintsa Bay

By: Isiko Tours  11-11-2011

An easy drive along the Jikeleza Wild Coast Route leads you from the N2 into the village of Chinsta East.  The lush tropical entrance to Prana Lodge sets the tone for my stay.  The sounds of the real world are instantly replaced with the chatter of vervet monkeys, the call of a Kynsna Turaco and the roaring of the distant surf beyond.  My first impressions were of stylish architecture with a distinct Eastern feel, a gracious welcome and a sense of peace and tranquility.  Being led to my own personal Suite through a canopy of ancient trees gave me a wonderful sense of ‘escape’.  Here ultimate privacy prevailed, with your own plunge pool within a small walled garden area and unparalleled accommodation in terms of quality and style.   As a ‘bookworm’ and lover of music, the expansive library in the main reception area offering books, CD’s and DVD’s was an attractive touch and the magnificent art that adorned the walls caught my particular attention.   

Meals are served either out on the open terrace overlooking the large glistening pool or in the intimate dining area nearby. The cuisine was excellent and the service attentive but unobtrusive.  Tempting too are the treatments offered by the young Thai Therapists at the Wellness Centre - you come away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

I decided to take a stroll after lunch along a route that took me through the dappled foliage and down a dune onto an exquisite expanse of beach and ocean.  Being on my own, a delightful young man, with the unusual name Kitchen, decided to accompany me and through the course of our conversation I gleaned a little about the Chinsta area.   Uplifting the local community by providing work and learning opportunities is one of the core values of the owners of the Lodge and Kitchen’s particular care and interest was clear evidence of that ethic at work.

Prana is an exciting find…perfect for that special weekend away for romantics or for those looking for a few days respite from the world at large.  Perhaps you are looking for a venue to host a small intimate wedding or a special celebration? You would do well to investigate this tucked away treasure.

Pricing

Low Season 1 May 2011 - 31 October 2011

B & B

D, B & B

Full Board

Suites

R1250

R1500

R1800

PPS

R1625

R1950

R2340

Single

Forest Suite

R1000

R1250

R1550

PPS

R1300

R1625

R2015

Single

High Season  1st November 2011 - 30 April 2012

B & B

D, B & B

Full Board

Suites

R1500

R1750

R2050

PPS

R1950

R2275

R2665

Single

Forest Suite

R1250

R1500

R1800

PPS

R1625

R1950

R2340

Single

Bridal, Honeymoon and Spa Packages are available on request 


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