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!Xaus Lodge, Kgalagadi

Why we like it: Desert wilderness; Unique surroundings; Rustic yet comfortable camp; Rich cultural heritage of communities

!Xaus is situated in the dry and vast Kgalalgadi Transfrontier Park, which is renowned for its abundance of predators and birds of prey. This desert lodge is owned and run by the local Khomani San and Mier communities. !Xaus Lodge (the “!” represents a vocal click in the San language, but can also be pronounced as a K) blends into…

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Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Why we like it: Unique and fascinating habitat and wildlife; Haunting, beautiful landscapes; Perfect for those seeking adventure and wilderness; Affordable accommodation

Conjure up a desolate and forbidding landscape, seemingly devoid of life. Make a startling discovery upon closer inspection, when the mirage dissolves into the human-like half-mens tree, and the harsh environment prove to be a treasure-chest containing the world’s richest desert flora. Miniature rock gardens cling precariously to cliff faces. Tiny succulents, mere pinpoints against a backdrop of surreal rock…

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Ant’s Hill & Ant’s Nest

Why we like it: Horseback safari heaven; Hiking and star-gazing; Fully-furnished rooms; Excellent facilities

Ant’s is a perfect destination for anyone with affection for nature, horses and horse riding. It is a perfect honeymoon destination and great for small groups and families. The 5000 hectare property is a horse lover’s heaven and exploring the reserve on horseback that makes Ant’s truly special. Becoming part of the natural world around you enables riders and horses…

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Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi

Why we like it: Once-in-a-lifetime primate safari experience; Spectacular forest location and views

Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We have created an intimate, top quality lodge offering guests a cosy, relaxing environment. On occasion Mountain Gorillas have even been seen in the garden. The elevated lounge and bar area is cosy with a warm, homely fireplace in the evenings – but is open, so you can…

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Chelinda Lodge, Nyika Plateau

Why we like it: Cozy spacious log cabins, Unique terrain, Great leopard viewing, Rare species hotspot, Variety of activities

Chelinda Lodge is a safari lodge located in Nyika National Park, Malawi. The lodge is nestled among trees and overlooks the rolling grasslands of Nyika, which are home to herds of zebra, antelope and buck. Chelinda Lodge is made up of six cabins, each constructed from wood and featuring a host of excellent facilities. The lodges are double-storeyed, with the…

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Why we like it: Marine Big 5; Stunning floral diversity; Breathtaking natural beauty; Close to Cape Town

Nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an eco-paradise showcasing the incredible flora and marine life of the southwestern cape in South Africa. The 2500 hectare reserve is best explored on foot. It is home to the "Marine Big 5"- whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, and penguins, and has unparalleled floral diversity. There are 3 times more…

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Injisuthi Camp, Drakensberg

Why we like it: Incredible mountain hiking and amazing scenery. Swimming in crystal clear rivers and streams.

Injisuthi Camp is located in the spectacular Drakensberg mountain range in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This region is a World Heritage Site and is renowned for its magnificent scenery and landscapes, which features dramatic mountains and valleys, rivers, caves and cliffs. Injisuthi Camp provides a wonderful base from which to enjoy the wealth of experiences the region has to offer.…

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Namaqua Flowers Camps

Why we like it: Spectacular coastal setting; Wild and isolated; Genuine wilderness experience; Magical atmosphere and ambiance; Unique flower bloom phenomenon

As if by magic, a tapestry of brilliant colours unfold enticingly along the winding roads of the Namaqua National Park. Butterflies, birds and long-tongued flies dart around among the flowers, seemingly overwhelmed by the abundance and diversity. South African National Parks, working together SA Experiences, sets up two temporary tented camps at the park to operate during the flower season.…

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Namaqua National Park

Why we like it: Incredible biodiversity; Unique species; Spectacular flower blooms; Breathtaking landscapes

As if by magic a tapestry of brilliant colours unfold enticingly along the winding roads of the Namaqua National Park. Butterflies and birds dart around among the flowers, seemingly overwhelmed by the abundance and diversity. Every turn in the road paints an unforgettable picture: valleys filled with Namaqualand daisies and other spring flowers that pulse with sheer energy and joy.…

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Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Why we like it: Spectacular views; Comfortable accommodation; Numerous primate trekking activities

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is found in Rwanda, and its location atop a hill provides beautiful and expansive views across beautiful tea plantations down below on one side and forests of Nyungwe Forest on the other. The hotel is situated conveniently close to the Nyungwe Forest National Park entrance which is one of Africa’s main primate safari destinations, with…

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Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Why we like it: Remote and beautiful; Genuine wilderness; Home to endangered western lowland gorillas; Offers unique and adventurous safari activities

Odzala-Kokoua National Park is located in the Republic of the Congo. This remote park is tucked away in a corner of Africa, far from the busy safari circuits of Kenya and Tanzania. One of Africa’s oldest protected areas, it consists of 13600 sq km of tropical rainforest, swamps, rivers, and savannah. Odzala is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife,…

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Tarkuni Lodge, Tswalu

Why we like it: Ulta-luxurious, exclusive and opulent; Black-maned Kalahari lions; Personal chef, vehicle and field guide

Tarkuni Lodge is a fabulously opulent safari lodge nestled between two mountain ranges in the private Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve in South Africa. The lodge, previously the famous Oppenheimer family's personal private home, has been redesigned to accommodate just 10 guests, and is the perfect destination for private groups and families. Elegant and serene, the lodge comprises 5 magnificent suites,…

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Zambezi Expeditions Camp, Mana Pools

Why we like it: Wilderness experience in style and luxury; Variety of activities offered; Awe-inspiring location

Zambezi Expeditions Camps is mobile luxury safari camp. It is is set up on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, in the renowned Mana Pools National Park, which is known for its breathtaking river floodplains teeming with wildlife. The river provides endless opportunities for adventure, with canoeing and fishing activities available from the camp, as well as…

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Zambezi Queen Houseboat

Why we like it: Unique boat-based safari experience; Luxurious accommodation; Tiger fishing;

Located along the banks of the great Chobe River, the Zambezi Queen, affectionately known as the ZQ, offers world-class sophistication in one of the most remote locations on earth. With only 14 suites, the ZQ is as unique and adventurous as it is comfortable and elegant. In fact, it is unsurpassed in all aspects and the last word in Luxury…

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