2019 Gold List Awards: Safari and Beach Lodges in Africa

Since 1998, we’ve always been proud to work with the best and most reputable accommodation across Southern and East Africa. This year we are pleased to find that we can offer you all the resorts and lodges in these regions on Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘Gold List’ for 2019. Read on to get inspiration for your honeymoon or once-in-a-lifetime safari.

In Southern Africa

A wonderful itinerary is possible with these three properties. Land in Johannesburg and then make your way to Botswana where you step back in time at Jack’s Camp in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. If you get your timing right, you may get to see nearly 30 000 zebra migrating across the pans in search of fresh grazing.

Then fly down to Cape Town in South Africa for an ‘urban safari’. Go tasting in the Cape Winelands, summit Table Mountain, hit Cape Point, see endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach and be charmed by the shopping, history, scenery food and people. Your haven is award-winning Ellerman House, which has some of the best sunset views on the continent.

After the early morning of safari and the last nights of dining in Cape Town, it’s time for barefoot luxury in Mauritius. The staff at One&Only Le Saint Geran will ensure your every need is effortlessly catered to.

In East Africa

East Africa is truly the home of safari and no safari lover can ever be satisfied without a visit to the Serengeti or Masa Mara. Why not combine them with time at Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania and a sojourn at Bateleur Camp in the Kenya? Once again, careful planning with one of our experienced Safari Experts could put you in the right place at the time to see the Great Wildebeest Migration, the largest movement of terrestial animals on Earth.

Africa has some of the most spectacular islands in the world and the Seychelles certainly fall into this category. Think white, sandy beaches, massive boulders, coastal forests and warm, aquamarine waters…

Check into Six Senses Zil Pasyon for a fitting end to an unforgettable African bush-and-beach holiday! This is the only resort on the island of Félicité, which translates from the French as ‘happiness’. What could be more perfect than that?