The Elite Traveler magazine is aimed at ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and is the only audited publication with worldwide distribution aboard private jets, first-class lounges and in fixed-base operations across over 100 countries.
Some of the factors considered when selecting a hotel include the resorts that go above and beyond to offer the most captivating atmosphere, extraordinary comfort, impeccable service and standout amenities.
Singita Ebony Lodge
“Each suite also has its own deck suspended above the riverbank that overlooks the bushveld — don’t be surprised if you spot animals drinking from the river.”
Top suite cost: Three-bedroom Vineyard Suite from $1,750 (R24,283) per night.
Elite Traveler noted that La Residence stands out for its location beneath the foothills of the Franschhoek Mountains, surrounded by a 30-acre estate brimming with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs.
“An eclectic mix of inspirations, from a Maharaja’s palace to the Palace of Versailles, means that no two guestrooms are the same, and there’s fine art and antiques wherever you look.
“The panoramic views from the swimming pool are to die for, and if you want to head out and explore, there’s a complimentary vehicle on call to whisk you around — or hop on a bicycle to take it all in.”
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