Whether you're looking to travel in South Africa or explore further up into Southern Africa - there's a perfect luxury lodge for your dream safari holiday.

These Top 10 lodges may stretch your budget slightly, but the value of a stay here is worth its weight in gold. Situated on some of the most pristine wildlife reserves in the world, the quality of your experience extends beyond the perfectly appointed rooms, spa treatments and secluded plunge pools into the quality of the game rangers, spotters and overall safari experience.

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Singita Boulders Lodge

  • Set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve.
  • Suites with private plunge pools and decks. Family friendly.
  • Daily game drives, walking safaris and other activities such as community visits and archery.
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Londolozi Granite Suites

  • Whereabouts: Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, teas and coffee, local brand beverages, twice daily game drives, nature walks, laundry service, and return transfers to the lodge from Londolozi Airstrip
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, guided bush walks, tracking, yoga, astronomy lectures, spa treatments, bird watching, photographic safaris, bush dining, African sunsets
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Rattray's on MalaMala

  • Whereabouts: Mala Mala Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, local brand beverages, snacks, laundry – maximum 10 items per room per day (minimum 2 nights), twice daily game drives, nature walks and transfers to and from the MalaMala airstrip
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, nature walks, bird watching, bush dining, spa treatments, African sunsets
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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, selected local brand beverages, safari activities, game drive refreshments and snacks, Skukuza Airport road transfers, laundry, maxi bar (selected items) and wifi (guest areas)
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, guided walking safaris, bird watching, bush dining, treehouse sleep-out, hippo tour, astronomy, local school visit, spa treatments and wildlife lectures
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Ulusaba Rock Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, beverages including top quality wine and fine champagne, twice daily game drives and walking safaris, informative talks, and laundry service
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, Panorama Route, helicopter flights, elephant interaction, local village tour, tennis, spa treatments, stargazing, bush dining, African sunsets
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Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

  • Scooped out of a majestic angle of landscape flush with vegetation, Earth Lodge forms a calm and scenic swathe across the midst of the gorgeous Sabi Sabi Game Reserve.
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Ngala Tented Safari Camp

  • Whereabouts: Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Includes: Accommodation, all meals, local brand beverages, teas and coffees, laundry, safari activities, 1-hour nature walks, emergency evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Leopard Hills

  • Whereabouts: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Includes: Luxury accommodation, all meals, all beverages excluding premium wines, teas & coffee, twice daily game drives, optional walking safaris, laundry service, guest conservation levy, Wi-Fi, and return road transfers from the Leopard Hills Airstrip to the lodge
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets
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Lion Sands Narina Lodge

  • Whereabouts: Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Includes: Luxury accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, selected local brand beverages, mini bar, wifi (guest areas), safari activities, game drive refreshments and snacks and Skukuza Airport road transfers
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, guided walking safaris, bird watching, bush dining, treehouse sleep-out, hippo tour, astronomy, local school visit, spa treatments and wildlife lectures.
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Saseka Tented Camp

  • Honeymoon Special: Brides get a 50% discount on accommodation | 3-night minimum stay is required.
  • Whereabouts: Thornybush Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
  • Includes: Luxurious accommodation, all meals, teas, coffees, all local wine, beers and soft drinks, dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruisers
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching, cultural tours, golfing, helicopter rides, hot air ballooning, river cruises, bush dining, African sunsets
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