Baraza is one of Zanzibar’s most exclusive boutique resort with just 30 villas. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns; Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury.
Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a peaceful hideaway offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly service. A total of 26 white-washed Zanzibari-style bungalows with their own verandas are scattered along the beach ensuring private views of the Indian Ocean.
Located on the Michamvi Peninsula, on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, Konokono is one of the most authentic and secluded places on the island and overlooks the wonderful Chwaka Bay. With its 10,000 square metres of white pristine beach, the resort is a quiet paradise and has 24 villas that are nestled discreetly in five hectares of lush, natural surroundings.
This is the closest hotel to the village and it is conveniently located on the edge of Ranomafana National Park. There are panoramic views over the village and to the other side, the rainforest-clad mountains. The small garden is lush and verdant and the main hotel building houses the standard rooms with tiled floors and en-suite bathrooms, fans and mosquito nets.
Conveniently located close to the international airport, this comfortable hotel is spread over expansive grounds and has a large heated outdoor pool. The restaurant serves food from 06:00 to 22:00 with early breakfast and food for late arrivals on request.
The seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti and the draw-dropping beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater are rightly seen as the big draws of Northern Tanzania but I also found on my recent visit that the less visited Tarangire National Park had a beauty and subtlety that both surprised and delighted me. On game-drives I saw herds of elephants scorched an almost reddish-tint from rolling in the rust-coloured soil and huge and rather mystical-looking baobab trees that added an almost timeless and distinctly African feel to the landscape.
My home for the night was the delightful and intimate Kichuguu Camp which offered friendly, personal service and spacious tented rooms in the heart of the park. The sounds of lions outside my tent at night will stay with me for quite some time!
An authentic old world safari experience awaits. The seasonal camp (operated from 01 May – 30 Nov) is located in the remote northern region of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National park. The camp caters for a maximum of twelve guests in a spectacular secluded bushveld setting.
With lavish Mediterranean touches throughout, this contemporary classic eight suites villa is grandly proportioned, including breathtaking panoramic views of Table Mountain, the Peninsula and its rugged mountains, Winelands and False Bay. It offers character, exclusivity and infinite charm from which to explore of Cape Town.
Lose yourself between ocean, lagoon and majestic mountains at Mosaic’s all inclusive 5-room Lagoon Lodge, South Africa’s hidden gem on the Whale Coast. After birdwatching from your private veranda, immerse yourself in nature activities ranging from 4×4 beach excursions, boat cruises, kayaking, hiking, mountain and fat biking.
The final word in modern city grandiose, the Residence represents compelling tranquillity in the otherwise fast-paced city of gold (Egoli). This luxury estate is conveniently located to allow access to the city (both Johannesburg central and Sandton) as well as a variety of nearby attractions.