Oh, boy! We're absolutely thrilled to shout it from the rooftops – our favourites have made it to the top of the charts on the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2023! These outstanding hotels, lodges and restaurants have swept travellers off their feet with their magical experiences and top-notch service. Let's put our hands together for these shining stars...
The Safari Hotshots That Have Stolen Our Hearts
Royal Malewane, Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Get ready to feel like royalty as you explore the untamed beauty of Thornybush Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. Royal Malewane has truly earned its spot as the ultimate safari dreamland – where luxury and wildlife come together for the adventure of a lifetime!
Virunga Lodge, Rwanda
Are you up for breathtaking mountain gorilla encounters? Then Virunga Lodge in Rwanda is your must-visit! Nestled by the stunning Virunga Mountains and overlooking the mesmerising twin lakes, this eco-lodge not only gives you a front-row seat to nature's finest but also champions sustainability like no other.
Angama Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Gosh, can you imagine waking up to sweeping views of the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya? Well, that's what Angama Mara promises – and it delivers BIG time! With its modern flair, warm hospitality, and epic game drives, it's no wonder it's a safari enthusiast's paradise.
Our Favourite Resorts Will Sweep You Off Your Feet
Babylonstoren, Cape Winelands
Picture-perfect and exuding history, Babylonstoren in Cape Winelands is an absolute gem. Surrounded by lush vineyards, it's a charming escape that treats you to farm-to-table delights and a soothing ambience that'll make you wish you never have to leave.
Matetsi Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Brace yourself for a jaw-dropping adventure along the mighty Zambezi River. Matetsi Victoria Falls knows how to blend luxury with nature's raw beauty like a match made in heaven. From thrilling game views to awe-inspiring Victoria Falls experiences, this resort has it all.
andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
Calling all desert dreamers! andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is your dream come true. Set amid the ethereal Namib Desert in Namibia, this hidden treasure lets you disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature and yourself. Oh, and stargazing here is out of this world!
The World's Best Restaurants Are Simply Delectable
FYN, Cape Town
Foodies, rejoice! One of our top eating spots on our favourite restaurants' list, FYN in Cape Town, is turning heads with its mind-blowing fusion of flavours and artistic presentations. Prepare for a South African culinary journey like no other, where tradition meets innovation and your taste buds are in for a wild ride.
La Colombe, Cape Town
Tucked away in the verdant Constantia Valley, La Colombe is a true gastronomic oasis. Drawing inspiration from French cuisine, the masterful chefs craft dishes that are true works of art. With an inviting atmosphere and creative cuisine, every bite here is an explosion of taste that'll leave you wanting more.
Get Ready to Be Wowed by The Best in Travel!
Can we just say a massive congratulations to these incredible places? They've truly earned their spots on the "World's Best Awards" list, and we can't wait to see what amazing experiences they'll cook up next.
Embrace the world's best in travel and start planning your African adventure with us today!
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