Friday, 6 March 2015

Five Fantastic South African Hotels

In our Rainbow nation there is always an abundance of exotic scenery and sustainable comfort for all, where travelers can come and enjoy their own private peace.

A bird’s-eye view at Singita
There are two luxurious lodges with treetop suites and riverside rooms that make up the resort in Singita Kruger National Park. The amazing, Lebombo Lodge has glass walls and overlooks the plains and the Lembombo Mountain Range, while the Sweni Lodge is nestled in amongst the trees along the Sweni River. Activities include the twice-daily game drives and you can also request a guided walk along the Mozambique border if you’d like to spot some zebra, giraffe or impalas.

Comfort in the wilderness near Kruger
The rustic, but luxurious Boulders Lodge is built right into the landscape of the Sabi SandGame Reserve, which is next to the Kruger National Park. The Ebony lodge has more of a vintage safari feel to it, with private outdoor showers and well-stocked wine cellars. The safaris are more photography focused and the cultural outings to the nearby village let you truly appreciate Kruger’s landscape and local community. Try to book Ebony Lodge’s Suite 1 for breathtaking views of elephants bathing in the Sand River.

Tribal goes Modern in Johannesburg
The Saxon Hotel is a 200-year-old mansion in the posh Sandhurst suburb of Johannesburg that has been converted into a fashionable 53-room boutique hideaway. It is proudly African with its modern yet tribal textiles, valuable artifacts and weapons and textures like horn and hardwoods. The Saxon will make you feel like you are at a resort, just dive into the expansive pool or take a walk to the beautiful koi pond. Many rooms also have private plunge pools and latticed shutters opening the amazing garden views.

Seeing spots at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
The Londolozi Game Reserve is known for its frequent leopard sightings and is comprised of five family-run lodges on the 16 hectares of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Stay in any of the 32 lavish rooms or 12 spacious suites, with access to five different restaurants and bars. If you would like some seclusion, Villa No.1 in the Pioneer Camp is set among 500-year-old ebony trees along the Sand River. Aside from game drives, local village visits are also offered on the property’s Four Pillars of Hope tour.

Peace and quiet on Cape Town’s waterfront
A movable pedestrian bascule bridge provides access from Cape Town’s waterfront to the Cape Grace, a gorgeous hotel on its own private quay. The interior is made up of dark-wood antiques and blue and white Dutch pottery, with 120 large and luxurious rooms. Many of the rooms are decorated with striped wallpaper and botanical prints, contain pieces like forged iron lamps and whimsical chandeliers. If you would like stunning views of Table Mountain, then choose the Fourth-floor Rooftop Terrace rooms and penthouse suites.

For a luxurious, self-catering apartment in the beautiful Cape Town, book in at 808 Cartwright on Adderley Street today! Need a reliable shuttle service to and from Cape Town International Airport? Call Airport Shuttle.

Written By: Christine Romans

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