South African Luxurious Lodges to Launching in 2023

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Here are the latest luxury South African Lodges you will love

The new South African lodges opening in 2023 will invite guests to experience the endless natural beauty with unsurpassed flora and fauna.

From fabulous scenery, sumptuous meals and multicultural diversity, South Africa is a world-class destination everyone must visit. 

These are some deluxe stays opening in 2023. 

North Island Okavango: For Enjoying Outdoor Activities on an Island

Prices per night start from AUD 1,809 per night.

From June 2023, visitors can enjoy the lavish yet traditional African-inspired camp, North Island Okavango. It is located on a private island, precisely on the Okavango Delta’s northern fringes called NG23A.

The five-star camp only has three spacious wooden cabins that are surrounded by iconic South African trees: the reddish-brown leadwood and aesthetic ebony.

Aside from nature sightseeing, North Island Okavango promises visitors an adventurous outdoor journey like game drives, Delta boating, hot-air ballooning, mokoro safaris and scenic helicopter fights. 

Unlike most other camps, the water around this luxury lodge is available throughout the year. Thus, making North Island Okavango the only resort that has water-based activity almost all year round.

The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
The guest rooms at North Island Okavango offer stunning views of the Okavango.
The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
The exterior view of the luxurious guest lodges at North Island Okavango.

After an exciting Safari experience, guests can relax on a private sunken deck with a plunge pool, enjoying the splendid views of South African nature. Visitors may also explore various African wildlife, such as big cats, buffalos, antelopes and aardvarks in the North Island Okavango.

This luxurious lodge also has an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace, a minibar and an outdoor gym. 

North Island Okavango supports a zero carbon footprint where it utilises solar energy to deliver a homey and comfortable stay. 

This exclusive camp is part of Natural Selection, a pioneering safari operator in Africa whose projects aim to provide unforgettable safari experiences to the guests while conserving Africa’s wildlife. Other Natural Selection famous camps include Jack’s Camp and Tuludi.

The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
A wonderful Mokoro trip experience in Okavango.

Tswalu Loapi: For an Exclusive Private Stay

Prices per night start from AUD 3,336 per person.

This new splendour resort, Tswalu Loapi, is located in a valley between the Korannaberg mountains, surrounded by open savannah grasslands. It has only six luxury tented homes separated 50 metres apart. 

The name Loapi is derived from the Setswana language, meaning “the space below the clouds”. 

Tswalu Loapi is simply one of the best resorts to have a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This luxurious lodge guarantees a private experience where guests are provided with a personal butler and chef along with a safari vehicle and a natural guide in exploring nature. 

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Tswalu Loapi’s luxurious lodges ensure a solitude and tranquil stay.
The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
Private dining area in Tswalu Loapi with a splendid view.

Each extraordinary room has an eco-friendly pool, fire pit, kitchen and Wi-Fi. From meerkat sightseeing, horseback riding, rock art drawing and safari photography, there are myriad opportunities to enjoy during the stay. 

After a long day of Safari experiences, guests are welcome to rebalance their minds and spirits through luxurious therapeutic services, such as spas, manicures and pedicures, while enjoying South Africa’s exotic views. 

The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
A private and peaceful spa experience at Tswalu Loapi.

Radisson Blu Mosi-Oa-Tunya: For a Luxurious Family Stay Near Tourist Attractions

Prices per night start from AUD 376 per night.

Experience a majestic stay in Radisson Blu Mosi-Oa-Tunya Livingstone resort starting in the first quarter of 2023. 

Situated in the Mosi-Oa-Tuna National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site conserving African wildlife, this exclusive resort is 4.13 km and 1.42 km drives away from the infamous Victoria falls and the mighty Zambezi River, respectively. 

In addition to the striking natural environments, the five-star roomed stay has luxurious facilities, including a spa and fitness centre, a river cruiser, a kids club, an observation deck and a sports pavilion. 

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The stunning night view of Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort.
The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023

There are six locally-inspired and international dining places in Radisson Blu Mosi-Oa-Tunya. For family-friendly dining, visit Kuomboka restaurant and The Kid’s Club Dining Room as it has a children’s menu and offers indoor and outdoor seating. For an exciting dining experience, hop onto the resort’s river cruisers to enjoy snacks and drinking while watching the Zambezi. 

With its stunning scenery and pleasant accommodations, staying in Radisson Blu Mosi-Oa-Tunya is the perfect place for families, photographers and adventurous travellers.

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River Cruiser restaurant offers an adventurous experience when dining.

Angama Amboseli: For Exploring African Art, Culture and Wildlife

Prices per night start from AUD 2,265 per night.

Opening in November 2023, Angama Amboseli will offer an intimate hospitality experience in the heart of Kimana Sanctuary in Amboseli Park.

Located within a deep, lush landscape with a backdrop of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, this luxurious lodge is made of earthy and neutral-coloured rattan with an extraordinary view of Maasai Mara

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A beautiful view of the exclusive Angama lodge.
The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
Angama Amboseli provides an exclusive balcony view for guests to enjoy.

Angama provides luxurious safari itineraries in Maasai Mara, such as exploring exotic animals like lions, leopards, cheetahs and African bush elephants, watching The Great Migration where hundreds of thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara River, and riding the iconic hot-air balloon.

Aside from wildlife adventure, the resort immerses the visitors in African art and culture. At the end of the day, guests can sip cocktails during sunset while watching a Maasai warrior performance of traditional singing, dancing and jumping.

Visitors may also take a beading class, learning the Maasai-style bracelets and necklaces. 

The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
An African beading therapy at Angama Amboseli.
The Best South African Luxurious Lodges in 2023
A spectacular Maasai warrior performance during sunset.

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