Luxury Safaris in South Africa’s Most Incredible Camps – South Africa is quite possibly the most diverse yet accessible region in all of Africa. It truly caters to all tastes as a destination fit for year-round travel. Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury or the finest cuisines and wines, you’ll find South Africa answers your call – and then some.
When it comes to luxury safaris, most people opt for the Sabi Sands – but this tourist destination leaves out so much of the off-the-well-worn-path options that South Africa is truly famous for. If you’d rather a more intimate experience, consider these camps for your South African luxury safari.
In the Greater Kruger region, you’ll find a diversity unlike any other place in Africa. You’ll find accommodations ranging from vast forests north of Oliphant River to expansive, open scrubland in Sabi Sands. If you’ve been to the Kruger region, you’ve heard of the Timbavati River – this water source is a tributary of the Oliphant River and is also where you’ll find the Ngala Tented Camp.
Ngala Tented Camp is located directly on the Timbavalti’s banks and has nine of the most luxurious camping “tents”, many of which offer stunning views of the Timbavalti. If you’re looking to connect to Africa’s heartbeat, Ngala embodies this and more, making it one of the entire country’s best destinations.
Visitors to Sabi Sands often opt for more upscale digs, such as Londolozi or Singita. But they’re overlooking and forgetting the more intimate lodges offered that provide service just as well, if not better. One of the Sabi Sands’ most intimate lodges is that of Dulini Leadwood. It’s located in the western portion of Sabi Sands and has just four luxury suites, but the luxury here is nearly over the top and is especially perfect for those celebrating a honeymoon or who just want some total solitude.
Each of the four, ultra-glamourous suites has its own infinity pool, and the lodge itself overlooks the stunning Mabrak River. The suites are all lavishly furnished, and offer a glimpse into the beautiful architectural stylings of South Africa. There are three main lodges at Dulini, each of which offers prime viewing of the Sands’ big game – but without the crowds you’ve come to know at the larger lodges. Most often seen at Leadwood are leopards, who make stunning appearances daily.
Are you ready for the fulfilling stay you always dreamed of?