Six SA Hotels and Lodges in World Top 50
world's best hotels 2013
Six South African hotels feature in the 50 "world's best hotels 2013" list of US magazine Travel + Leisure, with three of them ranking in the top 10 - all three located within the world-famous Kruger National Park, and two belonging to South African hospitality group Singita.
"A commitment to providing access to some of Africa's best game-viewing, while minimizing environmental impact and maximizing comfort, has earned Singita's properties repeat appearances in the World's Best Awards," Travel + Leisure says in its July 2013 issue.
The Singita Kruger National Park, comprising two lodges with treetop suites and riverside rooms in the southeastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa's border with Mozambique, was voted third best in the hotels category of the magazine's annual "world's best" readers' survey.
Singita's flagship Sabi Sand, also located within the greater boundaries of the Kruger National Park, came in at number 10. "Private outdoor showers and well-stocked wine cellars come standard," Travel + Leisure says of Sabi Sand, "while photography-focused safaris and cultural outings to a nearby village let you appreciate Kruger's landscape and the local community".
At ninth on the list is the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, at whose flagship Bush Lodge "twice-daily game drives, firelight boma dinners, and spa treatments using marula tree, African potato, and aloe vera extracts keep parents occupied, while kids can enroll in the EleFun Centre, offering conservation activities and outdoor fun".