Cradled in acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation, this luxury establishment is a fine example of African grandeur, while radiating the welcoming warmth of a historical enterprise. Located west of Tanzania's most bustling eastern town (and the gateway to the northern safari circuit and the Serengeti) - Arusha - this exclusive boutique hotel is a mere five minutes from the airport. Read More

Nestled in the lavish 1,500 acre Shangri-La Estate, The Manor at Ngorongoro offers the premier luxury safari experience and is just a short drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania's most exciting wildlife experience. The Cape Dutch style Manor, luxurious cottage accommodation and majestic farm setting is the perfect blend of East African hospitality and colonial splendor. Read More

The Olive Grove Guest House in Windhoek, Namibia is a small, upmarket hotel situated very close to Windhoek’s city centre. The area is quiet and peaceful and the establishment sits directly next do to The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel, which is often made use of by guests who are staying at the Olive Grove. Read More

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, between two of South Africa's most enticing coastal towns -the beach resort of Plettenberg Bay and idyllic Knysna - Hunter's Country House is a blissful escape the outside world. This tranquil retreat combines opulent luxury and breathtaking natural beauty to create a setting that is at once soothing, striking and energising. Read More

Perched on the edge of a grassy cliff overlooking the cobalt expanse of the Indian Ocean, Views Boutique Hotel is an idyllic retreat in the aptly named town of Wilderness - a sleepy, pristine retreat in the heart of South Africa's Garden Route, famed for its natural beauty and laid back atmosphere. Read More

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A peaceful boutique hotel set in verdant gardens in Nairobi’s upmarket suburb of Karen, House of Waine is the perfect place to relax after a long haul flight before heading out on a Kenya safari. With the welcoming ambience of a spacious family home, beautifully maintained 2.5 acre garden and heated swimming pool and friendly staff who look after every detail with warm hospitality, it’s a soothing sanctuary from the bustle of the city and conveniently close to Wilson Airport. Read More

Contemporary grandeur with a colonial flavour, Hemingways Nairobi is a brand new boutique hotel set in luscious grounds that truly is an oasis of serenity away from the bustle of the city centre. Located in the upmarket suburb of Karen, with leafy views over the Ngong hills, echoes of a bygone age are re-interpreted for five star comfort, with a wonderful spa, beautiful swimming pool and a newly established reputation for the best steaks in town. Conveniently located for the Karen Blixen museum, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre, Hemingways is ideal for a luxury stopover before a Kenya safari. Read More

A historic Cape Dutch farm in the Cape Winelands set in exquisitely laid-out gardens a mere hour’s drive away from Cape Town, Babylonstoren is truly a magical experience not to be missed. One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms dating back to 1692, the estate offers guests serenity in beautiful surroundings with a luxury farm hotel offering unique guest accommodation, two superb restaurants, a bakery and even a Spa for those seeking to rejuvenate body and soul. In fact Babylonstoren is all about getting back in touch with nature, enjoying beautiful produce from the garden, drinking fine wines and feeding your soul. Read More

Set in pristine indigenous forest along the banks of the Knysna River, Phantom Forest is a tranquil paradise that offers a sublime encounter with nature coupled with luxurious creature comforts. Designed and managed according to sustainable principles, this unique five-star lodge was awarded the prestigious title of Africa's and Ecotourism Destination at the 2010 World Travel Awards, as well as on several previous occasions. Read More

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A beautiful ivy-clad manor with giraffes roaming the grassy meadow before visiting guests for breakfast, Giraffe Manor isn’t a Disney animation, but a luxury guesthouse in the green suburbs of Nairobi. Set in 12 hectares of private land within the indigenous Langata forest in the upmarket suburb of Karen, the property is home to a giraffe sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Read More