Six South African hotels made the list of the 50 “world’s best hotels 2013” polled by American magazine Travel + Leisure, with three of them in the top 10. These three are in the Kruger National Park, and two belong to hospitality group, Singita.
“A commitment to providing access to some of Africa’s best game-viewing, while minimizing environmental impact and maximizing comfort, has earned Singita’s properties repeat appearances in the World’s Best Awards,” Travel + Leisure says in its July 2013 issue.
The Singita Kruger National Park was voted third best in the hotels category of the magazine’s annual “world’s best” readers’ survey. Singita’s flagship Sabi Sand, came in at number 10.
At ninth on the list is the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.
The Cape Grace in Cape Town was ranked 26th.
At 39th place is the Londolozi Game Reserve, a Kruger camp comprising five family-run lodges on 42 000 acres of South African wilderness that is renowned for its frequent sightings of leopard.
At 50 on the list is the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, a 200-year-old mansion in Johannesburg that has been converted into a fashionable 53-room boutique hideaway.