The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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3. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa

Africa

Readers' Choice Rating: 98.9

Rooms: 100

Service: 97.9

Food: 97.9

Location: 100

Design: 97.9

Activities: 100

A former game farm adjacent to Kruger National Park, this "truly amazing" two-lodge camp and private villa is surrounded by groves of acacia, thornveld, and marula trees on the Sand River. "It's spectacular through and through." Ebony Lodge celebrates Africa with stone, thatch, and splashes of tribal colors, while contemporary Boulders Lodge has earth tones, glass walls, and private pool decks. South African wines complement dishes such as chermoula-marinated tiger prawns. In addition to game drives, guided safari walks are available upon request. "The game spotting is incredible—animals are everywhere you look." The Bush Spa uses Dermalogica products.

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