The Cullinan Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa
Elegant and stylish, the Superior First Class Cullinan Hotel is located in the most sought-after part of the city, packed with restaurants, bars, shopping, and museums. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the celebrated V&A Waterfront, just a few minutes away. Rooms are tastefully furnished and designed for maximum comfort, incorporating world-class amenities with contemporary emphasis. The classical architecture is reflected throughout the hotel, with high ceilings, a balconied mezzanine level, and soaring columns around the large, outdoor heated pool. Guests have access to a host of services and facilities, including great dining at the restaurant and café, a fully equipped fitness center, and a range of world-class therapeutic wellness treatments at the hotel’s boutique spa.
Old Drift Lodge
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Bask in the natural splendor of your surroundings, ensconced in luxury at the Old Drift Lodge. Ideally situated just a few miles upstream of the Victoria Falls, this brand-new property effortlessly blends into its natural environment. It’s unfenced, and is frequently visited by elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope. Your suite is resplendent with stylish furnishings, an indoor and outdoor shower, private plunge pool and a star bed. Your claw-footed outdoor bath allows you to submerge yourself in hot, bubbly water while listening to the river rush by, bathing in calmness and tranquility. In the evenings, settle down on the deck and gaze out over the Zambezi River or relax by the fire with a cocktail.
Iganyana Tented Camp
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Iganyana Tented Camp offers a unique combination of adventure and luxury. This new, Vantage-exclusive safari lodge is as authentic as it gets, but makes no compromise on comfort. In our private concession, a few minutes from Hwange National Park, the rest of the world feels far away. Iganyana is unfenced and unobtrusive, allowing you to connect to the enchantment of the African bush. The spacious, custom-made safari tents are tucked into the shade of teak trees and have 24-hour electricity, air-conditioning, and en suite bathrooms. The Bedouin-style living area opens onto a large, raised deck overlooking the well-frequented water hole just a stone’s throw away. Spend your days enjoying the full range of safari activities on offer, and enjoy evenings around the fire pit, where a low wall of acacia boughs is all that separates you from the wilderness.
Chobe River, Botswana
With the African Dream
you will enjoy the best of both worlds: a unique and exotic land- and water-based safari experience that also delivers the utmost in luxury. Your floating safari lodge will be the African Dream
, a brand-new, deluxe riverboat that welcomes just 16 guests in eight elegant suites, all with en suite bathrooms. All guest staterooms are outside, with French or full private balconies that invite you to behold the spectacle of Africa right from your plush bed. Public areas include a full-service lounge and bar, along with a rooftop patio complete with a hot tub and chaise lounges. The ship's restaurant provides fresh, African-inspired cuisine that you will enjoy as you take in the panoramic scenery. In addition to wildlife viewing right off the deck of your ship, you will disembark for river safaris aboard smaller motorboats and on land in 4x4 vehicles.
Cascade Island Lodge
Impalila Island, Namibia
Tucked away on a romantic tropical river island, Cascade Island Lodge is set at the meeting point of two rivers — the Chobe and Zambezi — and four countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. At this intimate and exclusive lodge, the emphasis is on attentive personal service and pure privacy. The lodge spans a network of islets connected by floating walkways and framed by palm trees. Each of the eight luxury suites have en suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, a private viewing deck, a personal plunge pool fringed with white sand, and a private sala over the water. Your suite also has a well-stocked minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Johannesburg, South Africa
The prestigious Southern Sun Hyde Park
forms part of the exclusive Hyde Park Corner in Sandton. The contemporary design has been carefully created to reflect the lifestyle of discerning guests, with sophisticated furnishings and fittings. Sandton is a trendy and affluent neighborhood, with many shops and restaurants worth visiting. The hotel features a pool desk with an island bar — the perfect spot to unwind and watch a dreamy Highveld sunset — as well as an Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant with ocean-fresh sushi, and an elegant whiskey and cigar lounge. Rooms offer panoramic views of Johannesburg and feature coffee-makers, DVD players, minibars, wireless Internet access, and air-conditioning.
Rra Dinare Camp
Okavango Delta, Botswana
With a name meaning “Father Buffalo,” this newly-built camp tastefully pays homage to its natural surroundings and the wildlife that roams around it. Eight deluxe tents look out over the Gomoti River and its floodplains. The gorgeous wood-framed safari tents are raised on wooden decks with sensational views over the sublime landscape. Your room has its own private lounge, en suite bathroom, plus an outdoor shower. The central guest area offers a spacious wooden deck with a fire pit and uninterrupted views of the delta, as well as a bar, swimming pool, comfortable lounge, and an open-air dining room.
The Westin Washington Dulles Airport
Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.
Built in 2009, the Westin Washington Dulles Airport
hotel was recently renovated and is conveniently just one mile from the airport. It’s also close to the Smithsonian Museums, Ford’s Theatre, and Mount Vernon, and includes an on-site restaurant. Rooms feature air-conditioning, a coffee-maker, daily maid service, iron and ironing board, microwave oven, telephones, refrigerators, in-room safes, and cable TV.