Top 5 South Africa Safari Picks to See Jungle Animals

Nothing beats the tranquility and beauty of the South African wilderness. Escape to a haven of luxury where you can experience the wild in five-star comfort. South African safaris allow you to experience the majesty of the Big 5 and many other species of wildlife, not to mention the abundant natural flora. Enjoy game drives, safari walks, spa treatments and gourmet cuisine, all in the warm atmosphere of South African hospitality.

1. Singita Lodges in Sabi Sand Reserve

Singita means “place of miracles” and you’ll soon see why. Singita sets the standard when it comes to luxurious African safaris. Singita runs two lodges, Boulders and Ebony, in the famous Sabi Sand, which borders the Kruger National Park. The game viewing at both these lodges is exceptional. Enjoy private accommodation and sumptuous meals and South African wine in the tranquil African wilderness. After a magnificent game drive, indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge’s spa.

Top 5 Safari Stays in South Africa Singita Lodges in Sabi Sand Reserve

2. Londolozi Game Reserve

Londolozi is one of the original private game reserves in Sabi Sands and offers unparalleled comfort and service. The Londolozi Granite Suites offers exclusivity in luxurious accommodation along the Sand River. Enjoy breathtaking views of the riverline and the bushveld. These private suites are perfect for a peaceful retreat in the beautiful South African landscape.

Top 5 Safari Stays in South Africa Londolozi Game Reserve

3. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi consists of four private lodges in Sabi Sand Reserve. Earth Lodge heralds a new era for luxury South African safaris. It is sculpted into the slope of the earth and is regarded as Africa’s most environmentally sensitive lodge. Each luxurious suite features individually designed furnishings, a private plunge pool, a glass-fronted bathroom and indoor and outdoor showers. Apart from incredible game viewing, you can enjoy the spa, gym, art gallery, meditation garden and library.

Top 5 Safari Stays in South Africa Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

4. Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Ulusaba means “place of little fear” and is Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve located in Sabi Sand Reserve. Rock Lodge is perched high on a ledge with stunning views of the South African bushveld below. Safari Lodge consists of tree house style rooms connected by swing bridges along the dry Mabrak riverbed. Enjoy safari walks, game drives, bush dinners by moonlight and a host of luxurious amenities, including the Aroma Boma Spa with panoramic views of the landscape.

Top 5 Safari Stays in South Africa Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

5. Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge that combines old world charm with modern conveniences. The Royal Suite and Malewane Suite each offer superior accommodation with their own private dining rooms and sitting rooms. Each of these exclusive suites also comes with its own kitchen, chef, butler, guide tracker, and personal game drive vehicle. It doesn’t get more opulent than this.

Top 5 Safari Stays in South Africa Royal Malewane

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Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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