From Johannesburg, fly in a light aircraft to one of the most exclusive swathes of African wildernesses in South Africa, Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Flying under the radar of its more famous neighbour to the north, its unfenced border with Kruger National Park means it shares the same richness of wildlife but it only has a handful of luxury lodges from which to appreciate them. Perched on a small kopje overlooking a watering hole and the sprawling riverine bushveld beyond, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve can lay claim to one of the best spots in Sabi Sand. It’s somewhere you don’t even need to leave the house infinity pool for epic wildlife encounters, whether it’s hawk eagles swooping overhead, leopards stalking passing antelopes or hippos enjoying a soak in the watering hole.
But there’s no escaping the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s finest wild corners, so it pays to be intrepid and explore. Leopard Hills won’t need any encouragement to help you, with a pair of game drives included in your stay. On this luxury safari in South Africa, enjoy morning muffins and sundowner snacks in the heart of the African bush as you motor through the wilderness in search of elephants, white rhinos, buffalos, lions, and much more. For an even more authentic encounter, Leopard Hills’ walking safaris don’t just blur the boundaries between you and the bush but also champion Sabi Sands’ unsung creatures like leopard tortoises and rhino beetles. Want to explore yet further? Leopard Hills has you covered, with unforgettable trips like soaring over Blyde River Canyon in a private helicopter or meeting the Shangaan people on a visit to one of their traditional villages.
Your wild adventure may be drawing to a close, but that was just the first part of this luxury holiday; Seychelles is next. Catch your breath with a night in Johannesburg before setting off for Seychelles’ idyllic beaches. If you thought life in the African bush was pure, wait until you get to Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas on the Seychellois island of Mahé. All the Indian Ocean stereotypes here intensified: a curving, buttery beach lapped by cobalt-blue wavelets and tropical gardens thick with the scent of cinnamon. But that’s where the script is completely torn up. Just like the cheesy Shakira hit, the philosophy is very much ‘whenever, wherever’ at Anantara Maia. But it’s also ‘whatever’, with the off-menu dining concept tailored to your tastes and served wherever you wish, whether it’s on a rocky hilltop, on a private patch of sand or in the privacy of your villa. This is all-inclusive taken to a stratospheric new level and your personal butler will help curate your stay, whether it’s arranging an afternoon of water sports from Anse Louis beach or yoga and qi gong sessions among the lush forest. Get ready to rip up the rulebook at Anantara Maia – this paradise really is your oyster.
If you’re researching luxury holidays, South Africa and Seychelles are the perfect beach-safari combo you must experience.
Looking out over the outstretched riverine bushveld from a rocky kopje, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve has a strong claim to be the best-located lodge in Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Overlooking a watering hole, you can witness wallowing hippos and elephants slaking their thirst without even needing to leave your private plunge pool. But as comfy as your glass-fronted suite is, leave it you must as the raw wilderness of Sabi Sand is calling, with Leopard Hills’s twice-daily game drives and walking safaris giving you endless intimate encounters with the wildlife that roam it.
Starting life as a private home for the wealthy Oppenheimer family, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa still very much feels that way. In a leafy location in Johannesburg’s upscale neighbourhood of Sandton, its twelve acres of exotic gardens, sleepy courtyards and trickling water features ensure Fairlawns doesn’t run at the same frenetic pace as the rest of the city. The stately rooms, Balinese spa and fit-for-a-king cuisine all combine to make this the ideal pre- or post-safari pit stop.
Rules? What rules? Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas on the island of Mahé effectively gives its guests the keys to its tropical hideaway and allows them to write their own, unique script. Against a backdrop of buttermilk sands, tropical gardens and gin-clear waters, its Beyond All-Inclusive Luxury concept ensures a ‘whatever, whenever, wherever’ getaway in the most idyllic surroundings. Late night snack on the beach? You got it. Exclusive private dinner on the resort’s helipad? No problem. Diving among kaleidoscopic marine life? All included. Anantara Maia is where you're in charge.
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