Africa is famed for its incredible wildlife but getting up close and personal with these beautiful creatures doesn’t mean you have to rough it. From safaris in South Africa’s bushland, to seeking out gorillas in the jungles of Rwanda, and the some of the world’s best whale watching in Cape Town, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for a walk on the wild side. Here are a few of our favourite luxury properties in Africa…
Safari, Kruger National Park: Lion Sands Game Reserve
Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the world’s best properties; rooms are cool, and you can watch passing game through the floor to ceiling windows.
Delicious breakfast is served each morning on the spacious wooden-decked area where you can see elephants drinking from the nearby waterhole.
The Kingston Treehouse at Lion Sands is one of the most magical places to stay, its open walls leaving you completely at one with the blissful tranquillity of the African bushland.
Gorillas in the Mist, Rwanda: Bisate Lodge
Accommodating just twelve guests in six sumptuous villas, Bisate Lodge, just opened in June 2017, is certainly one of the most luxurious properties close to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
Each villa, built to respect and reflect the environment of rural Rwanda, commands spectacular views of the peaks of nearby volcanoes rising out of the dense forests which are famously home to gorillas.
Bisate Lodge is committed to aiding reforestation and rehabilitation, inviting guests to participate in conservation efforts to help bring Rwanda’s mountain gorillas back from the brink of extinction.
Whale Watching, Cape Town: Compass House Boutique Hotel
Compass House is a spectacular boutique hotel in Cape Town’s beautiful Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach.
The sheltered bay is an oasis of calm just ten minutes from the bustling, vibrant centre of Cape Town giving guests the best of both worlds.
The hotel’s stylish interiors and stunning outdoor pool and patio are only outshone by the breath-taking ocean views and sunset vistas visible from every room.
To find out more about any of these properties and to book your African adventure, contact our team on 0191 285 9321 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Speak to Personal Travel Expert Danielle, who has recently travelled to South Africa, for first-hand knowledge and expertise. Click here to read more of our destination blogs and make sure to check our offers page.