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Our favourite places in Africa

South and East Africa play host to hundreds of game lodges. Ranging from modest to sublime, they all have their good points, some just have more than others. We have assembled a select group of those lodges that we recommend above all others to help you plan the safari of a lifetime...

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Londolozi, famous for its incredible leopard population, is a game reserve covering a staggering 14,000 hectares of private wilderness in the heart of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve - an extension of the Kruger Park.

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Singita Game Reserves

There are moments in life when you know you've arrived, like turning left as you board an aeroplane or booking into one of the nine Singita lodges scattered among Africa's finest game reserves.

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andBeyond Private Game Reserves

andBeyond (formerly CC Africa) is a leader in South and East Africa eco-tourism offering safaris in luxurious lodges in pristine wilderness. We have excellent rates for all andBeyond lodges and safaris.

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The Royal Portfolio

All you really need to know is that the Royal Portfolio comprises three of the most magnificent hotels in Africa. The Kruger National Park, The Garden Route and The Cape Winelands. They have the X-Factor aplenty and we can't wait to book you into one of these extraordinary properties...

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Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

Lion Sands is made up of five unique and luxurious lodges, three of which are in the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve and two of which are in a concession in the Kruger.

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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Sir Richard Branson's Private Game Reserve - Ulusaba comprises 3 magnificent lodges in a 64,000-hectare wilderness that shares its eastern border with the Kruger National Park.

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Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

Sabi Sabi is a private game reserve that has become synonymous with the Sabi Sand Reserve by virtue of its age. Established as a hunting camp in 1830, the lodges are situated in the south-western corner.

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Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris has been operating in southern Africa since the early 1980s and they are the largest safari company in the region. Managing over 4 million hectares of private concessions, their luxury lodges boast 7,500 hectares per bed.

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Grootbos Nature Reserve

Grootbos Nature Reserve is spectacularly situated on the hills above Walker Bay. Surrounded by forest and fynbos covered hills and bounded on one side by the Ocean, Grootbos is certainly an amazing destination.

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

In the Breede River Valley, between Barrydale and Montagu, lies an enormous game reserve bursting with plants, birds, San rock art and wildlife. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a spectacular five-star game park with three beautiful lodges.

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Shamwari Game Reserve

The 25000 hectare Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to the Big Five, is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape. There are six lodges within the reserve itself as well as an exclusive new property in Port Elizabeth.

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Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

Spanning across three countries, The Kalahari Desert covers a massive area and there are numerous luxury lodges, but our personal favourite is Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve where you can choose from two top lodges.

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Thornybush Collection

With a reputation as one of South Africa's best bush experiences the Thornybush Nature Reserve is the home of the majority of the Thornybush Collection with the addition of one lodge in Northern part of the Sabi Sand.

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Orient Express Hotels

Orient Express is a worldwide group of iconic trains and hotels. These are the Southern Africa members selected for their authenticity and highly recommended by Rhino Africa.

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The Tintswalo Group

The Tintswalo Collection is a family run exclusive luxury portfolio of safari lodges and boutique hotels situated in some of South Africa's most sought after destinations. From the bushveld of the Greater Kruger National Park to the seaside village of Hout Bay, you'll find a Tintswalo Lodge to suit your tastes and needs.

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Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World understand the finer points of hospitality and luxury and present a portfolio which includes some of Africa’s finest establishments.

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The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

The Red Carnation Hotel group takes pride in providing exceptional experiences, exceeding guest expectations and creating a home away from home for every guest.

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Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Retreats was founded in 1999 and operates 13 lodges and camps in Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania and Uganda. They offer private luxury camping across East Africa.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal is a unique and exciting safari destination with seven distinct habitats, the Big Five, over 400 bird species and six award winning lodges.

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Relais & Châteaux

Established over half a century ago, Relais & Châteaux is an association of many of the World’s finest hotels. We've assembled their their Southern and East Africa members here.

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Top Destinations

Kruger National Park
The wild heart of Africa. Rugged, exhilarating and breathtaking Big 5 safaris with expert rangers.

Cape Town
From Camps Bay to Table Mountain and from stunning beaches to majestic winelands - Cape Town has it all.

Victoria Falls
'The Smoke that Thunders' - one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, Vic Falls is spectacular.


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