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The results of this year’s US Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 list of Top 100 Hotels readers’ survey are in! And we’re pleased to say that Africa features highly!
The folks at Singita must be popping them Moët & Chandon Champagne bottles in the hundreds. Not only have more than one of their reserves been featured, but they took the No. 1 spot, with Singita Grumeti Reserves (including Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp, Faru Faru Lodge), located along the Western corridor of Tanzania’s legendary Serengeti National Park.
Faru Faru Lodge
They’re at No. 2 also, with Singita Sabi Sand at Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve (Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge, Castleton Camp). And, No. 39 with Singita Kruger National Park (Lebombo Lodge, Sweni Lodge), South Africa, with its spectacular setting overlooking the N’wanetsi River. The Reserve was also voted Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East in the same readers’ survey for 2011.
Results were announced last night in the USA on NBC’s Today Show. Winners will be honoured in an awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday, 14 July.
See more about Singita here:
Read our travel expert Samantha Myburgh’s blog about Singita: Part 1 and Part 2.
As for the other African hotels featured, we’d like to congratulate:
Londolozi Private Game Reserve
Cape Town was also voted No.6 in the Best Cities of the World by readers, and No.1 city out of Africa and the Middle East in this year’s Awards.
See more about this beautiful city – which we at Rhino Africa get to enjoy every day:
More about the competition
The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 are featured now on TravelandLeisure.com and will appear in the August issue of the American Travel + Leisure magazine (due out 22 July).
The survey results are based on readers’ ratings. Properties were rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent, according to selected characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. Hotel spas are rated on the basis of their ambience, treatments, service and value.
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Tamlin has been exploring, writing about and photographing Africa ever since her first job as a photojournalist for Getaway Magazine. She's lived on an island, eaten with lions, sailed catamarans in the Indian Ocean, tracked wild dogs with Kinglsey Holgate, and white water rafted down the Zambezi and has kept just about every airplane ticket that has crossed her hands.
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This is terrific – thanks for a great blog article!
and yes, we are popping the Champagne bottles! Thanks, thanks
Ah, you know, credit where credit is due… 🙂 Enjoy the bubbly! We’re hitting the work bar now too. Cheers Singita!
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