The Marly Hotel - Cape Town, South Africa
Enviably located in Cape Town’s fashionable Camps Bay, The Marly offers an alluring blend of sumptuous accommodation, gourmet dining, and soul-stirring views, all enveloped in beachfront luxury and sophistication. Whether overlooking the sea or the mighty Twelve Apostles mountain range, the hotel’s 11 boutique-style suites feature striking gray-and-white décor with original artworks, hi-tech amenities, and deluxe designer toiletries. On-site dining includes a seductive Japanese restaurant, a chic bistro/bakery, and two elegant oceanfront eateries serving fresh and fabulous Italian cuisine.
52 De Wet - Cape Town, South Africa
Gloriously located on Cape Town’s Lions Head Mountain, 52 De Wet Private Hotel has only 7 suites, but each is individually designed and blessed with jaw dropping views of the Atlantic Ocean. And although the décor throughout is stylish and contemporary, it’s the intimate guesthouse feel that adds charm and sophistication to this luxurious hotel. For dining and relaxation the property boasts a sparkling infinity pool, an elegant spa, and an exquisite restaurant overseen by a Michelin trained chef who uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create inspiring dishes.
Farm 215 Nature Retreat - South Africa
Tucked away in a remote corner of Western Cape, South Africa, Farm 215 is a private nature reserve with comfortable eco-friendly accommodation, countless outdoor activities, and a restaurant serving wonderful, locally sourced food and wine. Guests can choose to stay either in the homestead’s inviting and traditionally decorated guestrooms, or in the contemporary fynbos suites. These spacious freestanding structures have a light, open-plan design with high-end finishes and sweeping views of the Agulhas Plains.
Lion Sands Game Reserve Treehouses
In addition to its exquisite lodges, the fabulous Lion Sands Game Reserve boasts three magical treehouses, all set amidst the wilderness and majesty of South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve. With only one open air bush bedroom elevated on a former photographer’s platform, the Chalkley Treehouse invites guests to sleep and dine in complete privacy under the African stars. Equally staggering, the Tinyeleti Treehouse offers alfresco riverside accommodation on a 50 sq m deck provided with a lavishly comfortable bed, torches, and a small dining area. Built entirely from wood and glass, the Kingston Treehouse is a luxurious sanctuary with stylish, contemporary décor, a full bathroom, and all sorts of night predators roaming wild at your feet.
Madikwe Safari Lodge - South Africa
Built in perfect harmony with the wild, breathtakingly beautiful natural surroundings, Madikwe Safari Lodge offers exclusive game lodge accommodation in the heart of South Africa’s stunning Madikwe Game Reserve. This family-run retreat consists of three different lodges, the largest of which boasts 12 beautiful suites with private plunge pools, outdoor showers and magnificent viewing decks. Interiors are appointed with rustic chic décor, reflecting the red, tawny hues of the African landscape.
Tinga Lodge - South Africa
Perched on the banks of the Sabie River, in the heart of Kruger National Park, Tinga Lodge is one of Lion Sands’ most luxurious accommodations. Consisting of 9 huge suites and a dazzling array of public spaces that open out onto fabulous wooden decks, the lodge is one of those rare places where luxury and wilderness blend marvelously together. Guests are greeted with grand, colonial-inspired interiors decorated with rich dark woods, and each spacious suite has its own plunge pool or viewing deck overlooking the river. For indoor recreation, there’s a classy library filled with stately leather couches and African literature.
River Lodge - South Africa
Perched on the banks of Sabie River, within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, River Lodge offers topnotch accommodation in 20 luxurious rooms, all complete with sprawling wooden decks that allow for fantastic views. The design is a contemporary approach to traditional South African colors and textures, with sumptuous king-size beds, free-standing tubs, outdoor rainfall showers, and soft furnishings in calming cream and beige hues.