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Top South Africa Hotels 2018

La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa

Hidden beneath the foothills of the Franschhoek Mountains and surrounded by a 30-acre estate brimming with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs, La Residence has the dreamiest setting. It is flamboyantly decadent and one of a kind, especially for South Africa, where most hotels are a little more austere. An eclectic mix of inspirations, from a Maharaja’s palace to the […]

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Lion Sands is located at the southern end of the enormous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which borders the famed Kruger National Park. Established in 1933, it’s one of the best places to spot the Big Five — you might even do so from your private pool or through the telescope on your private deck. The wonderfully individual accommodations include a […]

Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

There’s no better place to spot the Big Five than at the family-run Londolozi, established in 1926. Set on the Sand River, the private game reserve regularly sees herds of buffalo and elephant, and its white rhino and lion concentrations are among the highest on the continent. While every luxury is offered here (Ralph Lauren design, wellness center, boutique), Londolozi […]

Singita Ebony Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

In 2018, Singita celebrated its 25th anniversary and, since opening in 1993, the camp has won many awards — not only for super-stylish safari decor, but also for its inspiring conservation programs. Ebony Lodge is our favorite camp and is perfect for a family safari vacation. Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and surrounded by ebony trees, the lodge […]