South African safari lodges are some of the most exquisite and luxurious in all of Africa – when it comes to the quality of the décor, food and guides South Africa’s safari lodges have been way ahead for quite some time. We love travelling there since you have some of the most dramatic and best game viewing in the world, and also have access to some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious safari properties. There are many to choose from but here we outline ten of our favourite safari lodges South Africa has to offer.
1 Madikwe Hills – Madikwe
Madikwe Hills is one of our most favourite properties, nothing can compare to the remote feeling and the vistas of Madikwe. There is a waterhole directly in front of the lodge which often has elephant and other game species around it. Madikwe is full of game and heading out with the guides from Madikwe Hills is sensational. Of all South Africa’s safari lodges this is probably our favourite due to the family atmosphere and relaxed style, combined with utter luxury throughout.
2 Molori Safari Lodge – Madikwe
Molori Safari Lodge is one of Africa’s most exclusive safari lodges – here the décor is modern and chic and you won’t believe how much they spoil you. This safari lodge is often used by celebrities, and other high net-worth individuals due to the privacy and exclusivity of the vast suites.
3 Tswalu Tarkuni & Motse – Kalahari
Here you have two of South Africa’s most remote and wild safari lodges, both of which are extremely luxurious. Here the emphasis is on freedom with the safari lodges both offering riding safaris, meerkat meetings, night drives and star bed sleep outs amongst many other things. Meerkats and black maned Kalahari lions are an absolute highlight.
4 Leobo Observatory – The Waterberg
Leobo is one of the most amazing designs – the anthill lookalike has it’s own scientific observatory which offers guests the chance to star gaze. Here you can quad bike, canoe, sleep out and much much more – again the emphasis is on freedom and the quirky and luxurious design of the lodge is all about being pampered.