Tunisia is an immensely popular destination for beach holidays – has some fantastic five star hotels.
Morocco is another North African country with plenty of scope for luxury – stay in the beach resorts or in a luxury hotel in one of the fascinating cities.
Kenya is another great luxury destination, both for game reserves and for beach holidays.
Mauritius has some fantastic hotels and resorts, and everything you need for a great beach or family holiday.
The Seychelles islands are a fantastic destination for a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday. Enjoy the beautiful while beaches, crystal seas and brilliant blue skies while staying in amazing accommodation. Resorts tend to have their own private beaches and cater for a small number of guests, so you’re never going to have to fight for a spot to put down your towel! Resorts also have excellent restaurants, spa facilities, hot tubs and everything else that you need to enjoy these beautiful islands in comfort and style. Try diving or swimming, and if you get bored with the sea, there are excellent golf courses and opportunities to go horse riding. The Seychelles are perfect for couples or families. You can also hire a yacht or book a cruise, to travel the islands in luxury.
Zambia is one of the best places in Africa to experience luxury game viewing. Zambian reserves are less busy than the reserves in Kenya or South Africa, you can have a much more individualised experience here. Stay in a four-poster bed in a beautiful safari lodge, and enjoy bush walks and night drives. After a hard day’s game viewing, you can enjoy a swimming pool, plunge pool or manicure. Sail on the Zambezi and take a helicopter trip over the Victoria Falls. Zambia is laid back and beautiful, and you can see it in style.
The Western Cape Province of South Africa is one of the continent’s best destinations for luxury. Base yourself in Cape Town, perfect for enjoying a cable car journey Table Mountain, and trips to Kirstenbosch Garden and Cape Point. The V&A Waterfront has some amazing hotels and places to eat and drink. The Winelands are do-able as a day trip from Cape Town, but you may want to stay a night or more at Franschhoek, which is simply a paradise. This is one of Africa’s premier locations for eating and drinking. As excellent restaurants and cafes, it’s full of guesthouses that are both cosy and luxurious – some have rooftop jacuzzis. There are numerous vineyards in the area – visit Haute Carbriere to see a sabrege, the opening of a bottle of bubbles with a sabre, and book a day tour of wineries to experience fantastic tasting sessions.
Madagascar is sometimes referred to as a separate continent – it has unique wildlife, flora, and is different from everywhere else on earth. If you like to mix your luxury holidays with a unique destination, then Madagascar is the place to go. Stay in a luxurious forest lodge and watch whales, have a massage, and go for a guided forest hike, and just unwind.
Luxury game reserves can be an incredible way to see wildlife, and open up experiences that you simply wouldn’t get in larger parks. Luxury reserves can be all-inclusive, and based out in the bush or be part of resorts with their own golf courses, spas and other activities.
There are numerous luxury beach resorts in Africa. They generally are much less crowded and more laid back than similar resorts in Europe, and offer beach holidays with a distinctly African vibe.
The final place you’ll find luxury hotels is in the bigger cities – enjoy exploring the bustling markets and streets, knowing that you can returned to air-conditioned comfort at the end of the day.