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Above Photo image courtesy of Sanctuary Retreats – Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.

Africa offers some of the worlds most luxurious Lodges, Safari Camps & Hotels with every creature comfort you would ever want for in a remote or urban location.

Here is a list of some of our preferred Luxury Safari Lodges, Camps & Hotels for you to explore. (click on the links below)

Sanctuary Retreats' Lodges and Camps&BeyondSteenberg HotelThe Residence ZanzibarOne Nature Nyaruswiga, SerengetiThe Royal Portfolio
Are small, exclusive and private properties in landscapes of breathtaking beauty, blended sustainably into their environment. Every trip can be tailored to your own requirements – from game drives to walking safaris, to meals. Sanctuary Guides know these parts like the back of their hand.

Choose between the big-game territories of Kenya’s Masai Mara or Tanzania, centre stage for the annual wildebeest migration. Then there are the gorilla-filled mountains of Uganda, the water-drenched wilderness of Botswana, home to elephants and hippos galore, or Zambia, dominated by the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls.

Alternatively, you might visit Sanctuary ‘s South Africa’s malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, where you’ll have the chance to catch a glimpse of the Big 5, the rare African wild dog, as well as a host of other game species.

Sanctuary Retreats’ Lodges and Camps Fact Sheet

Photos courtesy of Sanctuary Retreats

 

 

 

 

29 luxury lodges and camps are perfectly situated to showcase the very best of Africa’s iconic safari, island destinations and trace The Great Wildebeest Migration.

Destinations throughout East & South Africa include Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. Each with its own style and character, which harmoniously blend with their respective region’s pristine surrounds, their accommodation options offer an authentic safari and beach experience that is graciously complemented by warm and engaging local staff and expert guides.

Supporting communities and conservation with its core ethic of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People, &Beyond takes exceptional care of its guests in order to make a difference. The company is deeply committed to ongoing conservation development and community empowerment.

&Beyond’s Fact Sheet

Photos courtesy of &Beyond

 

 

 

 

24 suite 5 star luxury boutique hotel located at the Steenberg Farm just 20 minutes from the bustling heart of the Mother City of Cape Town.

This luxury hotel in Cape Town offers exquisite hospitality, world-class cuisine, an award-winning Winery, an 18-hole championship golf course, a plush spa and plenty of history.   The selection of luxurious accommodation includes striking heritage suites, contemporary premier rooms, family rooms and the charm of sunny barn rooms as well as those in the original Manor House.

Steenberg Hotel relives the glory days of the farm as the preferred stop-over for travelers to the Cape with the hallmark of warm hospitality and attentive service.

Steenberg Hotel Fact Sheet

Photos courtesy of Steenberg Hotel

 

 

 

Located on the southwest of Zanzibar, just 55 minutes drive from the capital Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

The hotel is cocooned among 32 hectares of tropical gardens, fringed by a pristine mile-long beach, The Residence Zanzibar immerses you in the splendor of a secluded hideaway. At this luxurious villa resort on Zanzibar Island, just off the coast of Tanzania, retreat to a world of divine relaxation, bespoke hospitality and enchanting elegance inspired by the island’s African, Omani and European heritage.

66 villas each with its own swimming pool look out to either the garden or the beach with ocean views. Furnished with a contemporary style reminiscent of the island’s African and Omani heritage, each room has air-conditioning and overhead fans, a living room that opens out onto a private sun terrace with daybed and sun loungers, a canopied king-size bed in the bedroom and a spacious bathroom that has a stand-alone bath, separate shower cabin and an outdoor shower.  If you feel like exploring the beautiful gardens and local surroundings, stroll at your leisure or hop on the bicycles that are provided with each of our Zanzibar luxury villas.

The Residence Zanzibar Fact Sheet

Photos courtesy of The Residence Zanzibar

 

 

 

 

An ultra luxurious safari camp with only 12 luxury tents and one 2-bedroom family tent, perfectly situated at the heart of Central Serengeti, surrounded by breath-taking views of endless plains and embraced by the majestic Nyaruswiga Hills.  This unique destination provides an incredibly rich diversity of resident wildlife and an almost surreal backdrop for the millions of migrating animals that pass through its plains year after year.

What sets us apart is our unique advantage of being the ONLY authentic designer luxury camp in the Nyaruswiga area that can provide guests with Eco-friendly and world-class facilities, amenities and services.

One Nature Nyaruswiga, Serengeti Fact Sheet

Photos courtesy of One Nature Nyaruswiga, Serengeti”

 

 

 

 

Started in 1999 by Liz and Phil Biden, The Royal Portfolio is a collection of exclusive hotels, lodges and private residences located in iconic destinations across South Africa. The Royal Portfolio is a family owned and run business where guests feel a sense of familiarity and comfort. Each hotel is unique and each experience is authentic.

Since first opening Royal Malewane in 2000, the vision of the Biden family has been to give guests a complete experience and a perfect stay.

The opening of The Silo Hotel enabled The Royal Portfolio to offer guests a unique journey across a portfolio of quintessentially South African experiences including a Big 5 safari in the Greater Kruger National Park, a gourmet safari in the Cape Winelands, a coastal experience in Hermanus and the natural wonder, art and culture of Cape Town.

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Images provided by The Royal Portfolio.  

The Silo Hotel 
The Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture, and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury. This magical hotel towers above the V&A Waterfront and is surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.

The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.

The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These multi-faceted windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbour.


Photographer: Mark Williams

Royal Malewane
Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivalled game viewing and the most qualified guiding team in Africa.

Our guides and trackers will bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five; indulge in sensual treatments at our tranquil Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa and let the passion of our chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the African stars.

The lodge is easily accessible by air and road and is located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the Western Border of The Greater Kruger National Park. The private safari experience at Royal Malewane will delight and surprise. Wildlife is the focus of the safari experience but there is something to delight every taste at Royal Malewane. From the awardwinning spa to the sumptuous cuisine.

La Residence
Located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a private 30-acre estate, La Residence is a tranquil haven of comfort and relaxation.

La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquility. A new benchmark for luxury Franschhoek accommodation. Step into the Great Hall and be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence, and grandeur in this luxury Franschhoek hotel.  Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling, original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls, while the furnishings of Liz Biden are plush, colourful, and stylish. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication. The 11 Suites at the hotel are ideal for couples while the five Vineyard Suites offer privacy and space for families and groups of friends.

 

 

 

Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House is the ultimate seaside retreat combining luxury with coastal comfort. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay,Birkenhead House provides luxurious relaxation for those seeking an extraordinary coastal
experience.

The hotel’s contemporary décor is an artful mix of beach-house and quirky opulence. While Birkenhead House is a five-star hotel with all the services and amenities that you would expect, the hotel is characterised by a laid back and easy-going atmosphere.

Whether you are seeking a rejuvenating retreat or an adventure filled beach holiday, Birkenhead House is the ideal destination. The all-inclusive rate means that guests never need to leave the comfort of Birkenhead House, where all meals and drinks are included.

For the more adventurous, Hermanus offers activities aplenty including whale watching, shark cage diving, golf, horse riding on the beach, hiking, surfing, mussel picking and wine tasting.

 

 

 

 

The One Above
“The One Above” penthouse is The Royal Portfolio’s first Private Residence, establishing a graceful footprint in the Mother City.

This luxury Cape Town villa boasts 360° vistas over the iconic city, including views of two World Heritage sites: Table Mountain, and Robben Island. Open decks and intimate balconies offer unparalleled views of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. An opulent double storey, 15,000 ft²
(1,400m²) property with wrap-around terraces, “The One Above” boasts lavish facilities such as a fully-equipped fitness centre, sauna, two crystal-clear swimming pools and a serene library.

A private lift ascends six floors to reach the luxury penthouse Cape Town, opening onto an elegant entrance hallway, the walls of which are dotted with a stunning collection of local artwork.

 

 

 

Pacific Destination Center Africa Specialists are here to help personalize your Safari holiday for the Most Memorable Experiences – Just give us a call at 800-227-5317, or email us at info@pacific-destinations.com with your desired Africa destinations and focused activity wish list, or special occasion celebration and we will get started on your personalized dream Safari holiday.

 

Phone one of our Africa Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Africa Holiday now!

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