Africa and Middle East - Southern Africa

FREE PREVIEW: The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is among the Top 100 Hotels featured in the May issue of Robb Report.
Singita, an environmentally conscious hospitality company, continually aims to reduce its carbon emissions and operate with a sustainable ethos in mind that supports the local community and its...
Private villa rentals and yacht charters with a sense of home & style.
The quaint Franschhoek country house Mont Rochelle gets a posh makeover.
Wilderness Safaris’ new Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp accesses a remote oasis within a vast Namibian desert.
Singita Boulders Lodge—one of Africa’s top safari camps—is all new.
In early 2015, the recently unveiled 338-foot expedition cruise ship National Geographic Orion will set sail for a number of remarkable destinations.
Whether your lifelong desire is heli-skiing in the Canadian Rockies, gazing at the aurora borealis in Iceland, or going on a safari in South Africa, the experts at Black Tomato can help make such...
Zicasso luxury travel service honors Nelson Mandela with a South African safari.
Ellerman House, the exclusive Cape Town hotel, has announced the opening of its Wine Gallery and second luxury villa, Villa Two.
Though it is now an 11-room hotel, the elegant Cape Town mansion of the late British shipping...
If you need a little push to start planning your next holiday, the Getaway 2 Give (G2G) Collection —the latest contender in the luxury-vacation-club market—now lets you pair your penchant for travel...
BOTSWANA Abu Camp OKAVANGO DELTA Completely revamped in 2011, this 20-year-old camp remains the best lodge for hands-on interaction with African elephants. Join Abu’s herd for a ride or walk through...
Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges, Kruger National Park, South Africa Singita’s Lebombo and Sweni lodges—two sister camps located on the remote eastern edge of Kruger National Park—represent the...
After undergoing a complete redesign, Botswana’s San Camp reopened in July amid a thin stand of ilala palms on the fringe of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, one of the Earth’s largest salt flats. The...
Looking out to a cloudless sunset over turquoise water, Rachel Buchner recalls a rainy day about four years ago. Buchner, the general manager at Mozambique’s Azura resort, remembers this particular...
A few tickets are still left for the maiden world cruise of Seabourn Quest , the newest addition to the Seabourn Cruise Line fleet. This 225-suite cruise ship—which features four dining venues, six...
Though just two miles off Mozambique’s northeastern coast, Vamizi Island seems a wild and secluded sanctuary. Even the civil war that devastated the rest of the country by the early 1990s never made...
Sabi Sabi’s South African game lodge Earth Lodge has been renovated in a style that celebrates its natural surroundings, both in style and by adding several new activities for its guests. The new...
Pioneer Camp 1926 Londolozi (+27. 11.280.6655, www.londolozi.co.za ) is the newest of five individually run, small-scale safari lodges along the Sand River in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve...
Delaire Graff Estate (+27.21.8858160, www.delaire.co.za ) combines the sophistication of a five-star city hotel with the privacy, solitude, and beauty of the resort’s setting among the vineyards of...
This 320,000-acre concession in northern Botswana includes three safari camps, the best of which is Zarafa ($1,035 to $1,484 per person), a refined four-tent outpost on the banks of a lagoon. Selinda...
The newest and most fashionable of Cape Town’s luxury hotels is the One&Only, where two small atolls provide the setting for 40 Island Suites and a One&Only Spa. Dark African woods,...
When Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress was exiled at the height of South Africa’s decades-long apartheid struggle, the leader accepted an offer of shelter from insurance tycoon Douw Steyn—...
Molori, says Kirk Lazarus, one of the Molori Sarfari Lodge’s owners, is intended for the traveler “who wants an exclusive environment with everything at his fingertips.” Molori, which means “dreamer...
The 2,500-acre Pezula property encompasses a chic spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, a private residential development, and the elegant Pezula Hotel. The 20 modern villas house 78 suites with...
Hermanus’ Birkenhead House is the maritime equivalent to a South African safari lodge. Fireplaces, stone walls, travertine floors, chandeliers, large couches, and floor-to-ceiling windows create a...
Most travelers to South Africa view Johannesburg as a necessary evil, a requisite stopover on the way to or from Kruger National Park and other nearby attractions. While rampant crime in the downtown...
Like an ocean liner permanently moored along Cape Town’s lively waterfront, the Cape Grace hotel juts into the city’s harbor atop a private quay. Guests can observe the comings and goings of the port...

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