Opulent Travel Archive

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In harmony with nature

Treading a magical line between sustainable tourism and superlative desert luxury, Wolwedans Private Camp in Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve offers a world-class eco-friendly escape.

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Risen from the ashes

Tintswalo Atlantic, South Africa – More beautiful, more serene, more sumptuous – the new Tintswalo Atlantic honours the past while stepping forward into a bright future. Rampant bush fires across Table Mountain National Park razed the lodge in early 2015, but the owners’ attitude of grace and positivity has ensured the boutique hotel has reopened its doors in record time – once again offering discerning guests a unique retreat on a protected beach below dramatic Chapman’s Peak.

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Designed for life – naturally

Crafted from the elements to highlight nature’s palette, Earth Lodge – Africa’s most ecologically sensitive venue – is world-famous for the unique architectural design that sees it sculpted into a slope and almost invisible in the landscape. Add to that a burgeoning tradition of culinary excellence and a location renowned for big-game sightings and you’ve got a safari lodge that ranks among the world’s best.

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The call of the wild

Looking out over the waters of the Zibadianja Lagoon, which rise and fall in tune with the seasons of the Okavango Delta, Zarafa Camp is a jewel of eco-luxury and exclusivity in a magical land teeming with wildlife. The sense of being the only explorer in the world is one of many privileges awaiting visitors to this beautiful private reserve in Botswana.

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Clifftop inspiration

Whale-watching, log fires and cosy cocooning in winter, languid summer days beside the infinity pool soaking up stunning views over the Indian Ocean or pottering among the rock pools on the pristine coastline: whatever the season, Plettenberg Park is all about escape and tranquil country house living.

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The magic of a classic expedition

Offering an intimate adventure across one of Africa’s last great corners of untouched wilderness, the secluded canvas escape at Selinda Explorers Camp is a vintage echo of the golden age of exploration…

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Paradise beyond compare

Five-star resort properties are plentiful in Mauritius but few have the luxe appeal of One&Only Le Saint Géran, which nestles on the silver sands of its own private peninsula to offer an exclusive hideaway for both couples and families looking for incomparable hospitality, world-class facilities and exceptional cuisine.

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Heritage of adventure

Combining old-world opulence with a memorable wilderness experience, Stanley & Livingstone offers a tranquil oasis a short drive from the thundering Victoria Falls. An intimate lodge with just 16 luxury suites, it has established itself as one of the most charming boutique properties in this dramatic corner of Africa.

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A bygone grandeur

With its unrivalled blend of bush luxury and exceptional exclusivity, Zarafa Dhow Suites in Botswana’s Selinda Reserve has carved out a niche as one of Africa’s most unforgettable safari getaways.

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Waterfront wilderness

Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana is one of Africa’s great wildlife spaces. At its heart is Selinda Camp, offering guests luxurious lodging on the banks of an ancient waterway that links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti wetlands, receiving water from both.

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