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Africa is a well endowed and unusual continent; from tourist attractions, to game parks, to minerals, and to climatic conditions. From Cairo to Nairobi, and all the way to Johannesburg, facilities that are made with every end in mind, splendid and magnificent in their own way, are on the rise. In Africa, you can…!
6. Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
The Saxon redefines the ultimate in African elegance. From the moment you arrive at this magnificent longhouse in its orchard-like space to the moment you are surrounded by a world that says proximity to Sandton, Johannesburg’s prestigious business hub. Here, time ceases to be relevant. No intrusions, no interruptions, while your every desire is met with a discreet service that leaves nothing to be desired. The architectural structure has made much use of water features, the central point being the spectacular infinity pool.
7. Oyster Box
Since the Oyster Box opened its doors in 1947, the hotel has rapidly become one of Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and a breathtaking seaside setting quickly earned it a reputation that was legendary throughout the world. This emblematic monument has been lovingly restored to offer guests a vibrant contemporary experience, always evoking feelings, memories and warm nostalgia for times past. Meticulous attention to detail ensures that elderly guests will be delighted to discover that the old glory has not just been preserved, but carefully enhanced.
8. Singita Ebony Lodge
Like the original Singita lodge, Ebony sits amidst huge arbours on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa’s ‘great land of misgivings’. A blend of European heritage and African boldness welcomes visitors with the earthy warmth of a much-loved family home. The spacious interiors are styled with a varied mix of rich flavours, inviting textures and layers, making Singita Ebony Lodge an idyllic retreat. The lodge contains just 12 secluded suites, each of which is the epitome of elegant comfort, and two of which are perfectly suited to accommodate families.
9. Fairmont Mara Safari Club
The luxurious Masai Mara of Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers a traditional safari experience with the comfort and convenience of a luxury hotel. The popular Mara Safari Club is situated by the Mara River, at the foot of the Aitong Hills, in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area surrounding the Masai Mara Nature Reserve. All 51 luxury tents have their own private viewing platform from which the hppo and crocodile come regularly. Each room has bedrooms with four posters with pillow-topped mattresses and fine linens, 3-piece en-suites with solar-heated hot and cold running water, a refreshment centre, and a swimming pool.
10. Cape Grace
Located adjacent to a private dock, situated between the busy harbour of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yachting marina, Cape Grace showcases the essence of the Cape with designs that reveal polished creativity, while staying true to the warm atmosphere. and consistent levels of service that have defined the hotel for years. With a true passion for championing distinctive standards in service, Cape Grace is dedicated to exceeding expectations and making your stay, whether business or pleasure, more memorable than ever. The preferred choice for international travel, Cape Grace gutted its ports in 1996 and is centrally located with quick and easy access to the airport, city centre and popular tourist destinations.
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