Fun Under the African Sun

African Travel | Africa’s Top 10 Luxury Hotel Suites

August 12, 2022

Africa is home to a diverse wildlife, incredible, heart-warming people, and a landscape that will leave you speechless. 

And with a landscape so captivating, a culture so rich, and cuisine so delicious, it only makes sense that Africa would also be home to some of the Most Luxurious Hotel Suites in the world. 

Join us as we explore these Luxurious suites and vacation villas that have become world-renowned for offering gorgeous views, original art pieces, fine furnishings, discreet service, the very best food, wine, design and location. From the wild bushes of the Sabi Sands, to the crystal clear waters of Mauritius. Africa is waiting for you!

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The One Above - Cape Town, South Africa

Imagine sipping your morning espresso to the stunning, picturesque view of Table Mountain coming alive in the sunshine, from your rooftop-wrap-around entertainment area while getting to enjoy the sight of the African sun setting below the Atlantic Ocean in the evening. 

The One Above penthouse truly lives up to its name, with its spectacular views, unbeatable location and elegant interior design. The penthouse also comes with a temperature-controlled loft with 280 vintages, a private fitness center and a sauna. 

The penthouse comes with a butler and chef that are on hand to ensure an unparalleled experience, with guests also having full access to all amenities at the One&Only Cape Town hotel. Amenities include a spa that offers world-renowned Bastian Gonzalez manicures as well as Japanese-fusion restaurant Nobu Cape Town. 

Highlights : 

  • Private butler & chef team
  • 2 roof-top swimming pools
  • Spectacular mountain, city & ocean views
  • Private gym & sauna 
  • 280-bottle wine loft
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North Island Villa, Seychelles

A honeymoon villa perfectly positioned on a huge granite boulder, perfect for watching the sunrise over the Indian Ocean. Guests get to enjoy a talcum-powder beach all to themselves, with the luxury of a private pool and fire pit set in an indigenous tekkamaki forest. 

The resort has been regarded as an ecological success story, and is home to tortoises and the legendary coco-de-mer palm. North Island allows a handful of guests to enjoy unparalleled sea kayaking, scuba diving, and idyllic wining and dining. 

Although the island has an unashamedly rustic design, North Island also has conveniences such as; a helipad, spa, gym, and an on-site kitchen garden that supplies just-picked ingredients for the ‘no-menu’ carte du jour.

Highlights : 

  • Situated on an unspoilt island oasis 
  • Secluded, barefoot luxury living 
  • Pristine beaches & beautiful coral reefs 
  • World-class diving & diving center 
  • Exclusive health spa & gym 
  • Mouth-watering, ‘no menu’ cuisine 
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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Tanzania

Situated on the rim of the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, the lodge offers its guests a magnificent, picturesque view of the world’s largest intact and unfloodered caldera. 

The crater is a place of rare natural beauty and wonders, from its miraculous terrain to the abundant fauna and flora it supports, and it is more than worthy of its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge boasts architecture that is just as stunning as its setting. While the structure evokes a traditional Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), the interiors and finishes are all opulence. Chandelier-lit bathrooms, personal butler service and very fine dining give Ngorongoro Crater Lodge a well-deserved reputation for its high-quality service and bespoke amenities. 

The encircled grasslands of the crater floor gives guests the perfect opportunity for some excellent game-viewing all-year round with 25,000 large mammals, including black rhinos, zebras and eland, as well as Africa’s largest population of lions. All for your viewing pleasure. 

Highlights :

  • Dramatic and breathtaking location 
  • Incredible views over Ngorongoro Crater
  • Glamorous and opulent decor: chandeliers, antiques and Persion carpets
  • Excellent Big 5 game viewing year-round
  • Decadent bush picnics and fine dining with superb fine wines.
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Delaire Graff Estate - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Located on the crest of the stunning Helshoogte Mountain Pass in the Cape Winelands, Delaire Graff is an exclusive and luxurious estate famed for its superb wines, spa, and amazing lodge-style accommodation. 

Enjoy personalized wine tasting sessions, chilled glasses of wine & canapés in the evenings, and access to the exclusive spa, which offers a range of treatments and therapies. 

Explore the quaint town of Stellenbosch, go wine tasting at one of the nearby estates, or dine in style at one of the town’s cafes or restaurants. 

Highlights : 

  • Overlooking the Stellenbosch Valley
  • Stay on one of the top wine estates in South Africa 
  • Gloriously spaced suites all with private decks and pools 
  • Stylish interior & contemporary décor 
  • Fantastic dining option with two restaurants on the estate 
  • Experience and exceptional spa
  • Exquisite art collections and gardens
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Granite Suites - Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Londolozi Private Granite Suites offers an exclusive African safari experience in the heart of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. 

With space for only 6 guests, the camp creates an intimate and unforgettable experience of Africa and her wild life. The camp is designed to emphasize volume, light and privacy, with large doors and windows opening out onto the river below. 

Granite Suites offers several opportunities for Big Five game viewing. Experienced rangers and trackers will explore the surrounding wilderness with you on game drives as well as walking safaris. Bird watching is also an excellent activity to take part in within the area as well as stargazing after dinner. 

Highlights :

  • Set within one of the finest private concessions in the Sabi Sands
  • Unbelievable tailored service 
  • Elegant silver, charcoal and gray materials blend into the granite surroundings 
  • An intimate camp for honeymooners 
  • Excellent Big Five game viewing, particularly leopards. 
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The Oberoi - Turtle Bay, Mauritius

Known for its beauty, and high-end service, the Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius, is a wonderful beachfront hotel situated in Turtle Bay on the North West coast. With its open-air design, the resort offers many public areas overlooking the Indian Ocean. 

The resort is located in 20 acres of beautiful gardens with a long oceanfront surrounded by sparkling, turquoise waters with mountains on the horizon. Guests get to slip into scuba gear and explore the crystal clear waters, or they can choose to go windsurfing, waterskiing or diving. The resort also has a beautiful luxury spa that we recommend you definitely try!

 People travel from all across the world to this peaceful oasis in order to take part in the ‘Touching Senses’ program daily activities that are expertly curated to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul.  Learn about special breathing techniques, take a sculpting class or join a guided nature walk. 

Fun Fact : No need to worry about the kids, as your children will be looked after at the dedicated kids club called the Hub. 

Highlights : 

  • Situated in a bay on the West Coast
  • Elegant & refined experience & discreet service 
  • 20 acres of sub-tropical gardens 
  • Delicious cuisine & fine dining 
  • Traditional Mauritian spa treatments
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Morukuru Ocean House - De Hoop, South Africa

De Hoop is a coastal reserve on South Africa’s incredibly beautiful Whale Coast. The coast runs along the ocean from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, with the Ocean House probably being the most outstanding vacation villa along the way. 

After flying in by private plane and landing on a runway with bontebok grazing peacefully nearby, you will have the 6-bedroom, eco-friendly house all to yourself. 

Toast to the sunset after a day of sandboarding, unwind in the private hot tub while looking out for southern right whales or curl up with a book from the library in the 360-degree view living area. 

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Serengeti House - Tanzania

Basking on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill in the Serengeti’s sprawling Grumeti Reserve, Singita Serengeti House offers discerning travelers an unsurpassed safari experience. 

Elegant and refined, this beautiful villa offers guests a relaxed and private retreat in which to soak up to the African sun while getting to enjoy the incredible natural surroundings and the drama of the Great Migration. 

Four exquisitely-appointed ensuite bedrooms with private verandahs  promise the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Spacious, elegantly laid out and decorated living spaces that flow onto a smooth timber terrace overlooking a secluded waterhole. 

With a private guide and vehicle at your disposal, game drives are conducted to your wishes!

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Castleton - Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Imagine you and 11 of your closest friends and family enjoying the spectacle and comfort that Singita Castleton has to offer. 

Steeped in history, this exclusive-use safari villa was once a private home within the family that founded the 18 000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Today however, its stone-walled homestead has been joined by six individual cottages, offering utterly private accommodation for up to 12 guests. 

Looked after by a dedicated staff of five, Singita Castleton is the ultimate combination of modern safari lodge and historical country home, with everything from doorstep views of a private waterhole to activities like archery and fishing. 

Highlights : 

  • Exclusive-use holiday home & boma 
  • Tailor-made Big 5 viewing 
  • Tennis, gym & archery 
  • Private chef, tracker & guide 
  • 6 individual cottages for privacy 
  • Wine cellar & spa treatment room 
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Ellerman House - Cape Town, South Africa 

Located on a beautiful mountainside, overlooking Bantry Bay, Ellerman House is an elegant villa offering exceptional service and exquisite accommodation. 

This Herbert Baker-styled mansion has been fully restored and lavishly decorated with South African art in order to create an opulent retreat, ideal for the discerning traveler. 

Ideally located for an adventure through Cape Town, Ellerman House is close to Table Mountain, Cape Town’s beautiful beaches, Clifton and Camps Bay, and is only a few minutes drive away from the city center and V&A Waterfront. 

The concierge desk is at your disposal and is able to organize a range of hosts and excursions, including trips to the nearby Cape Winelands and Cape Point Nature Reserve. 

Highlights : 

  • Situated in exclusive Bantry Bay
  • Cape Town’s first boutique hotel to go green 
  • Renowned for its impeccable service 
  • A historical mansion with classic architecture 
  • Africa’s largest private art collection 
  • Fantastic cuisine & wines  

Africa is truly one of the most beautiful continents to travel as the land offers travelers a range of different adventures, wildlife and resorts to choose from. Check our Ultimate African Safari Guide, or visit our Exclusive Journey page and get in touch with one of our travel experts today to start planning your next adventure. So, what are you waiting for?