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It’s brilliant when one brand reaches across a diverse spectrum of characters and personalities, and seemingly has an option for every taste. And, when blended together, they unite to create a perfect southern Africa experience.

Meet An African Anthology whose mantra is simply “guest first” above all.  The collection is a diverse range of intriguing retreats, from intimate, ultra luxe game lodges like the stellar Kapama Karula set in a private game reserve to hip boutique urban hotels like The Houghton in Johannesburg, strewn across regions in South Africa and Botswana that offer some of the best game viewing on the planet.

It’s never one size fits all, rather tailor making each experience to fit each guest, always with the core of their signature approach to warm hospitality and that special touch that ensures stays are unforgettable.

Chobe Marina Lodge

Country: Botswana

Destination: Chobe National Park

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 66

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River within the town and local community of Kasane, the lodge is a mere five-minute drive from Kasane International Airport and right at the gateway of the famous Chobe National Park.

Chobe Marina Lodge gives you an authentic African experience. You will be wowed by wildlife and the welcoming Botswana hospitality. Let our locals teach you the art of basket weaving, enjoy village walks and mesmerising boma dinner dances that bring you closer to Botswana’s culture and traditions. This exquisite property is positioned to cater for the adventurous traveller or the more discerning guest and with its diverse accommodation offering is able to welcome leisure travellers and groups alike. Whether it’s a game drive or boat cruise into the Chobe National Park, a sunset cruise, wellness treatment, fishing, or simply relaxing by the pool, guests will enjoy the hospitality, cuisine and setting that Chobe Marina Lodge has to offer.

You can start your day with a sunrise safari with a stop for tea and coffee. Discuss your sightings around a big breakfast back at the lodge. Laze by the pool before lunch, a spa treatment, and a sundowner safari cruise along the river. Then, after a long day of adventuring, come wine and dine with us as we serve you the very best cuisine Chobe has to offer.

Every second at Chobe Marina Lodge is like a sensory waterfall. From the moment the sun rises, washing the Chobe River in gold, to when it bleeds into the horizon again. Curled up in Mother Nature’s lap, each day is full-circle perfection.


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Elephant Valley Lodge

Country: Botswana

Destination: Chobe National Park

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Tented Lodge

Number of Rooms: 20

Elephant Valley Lodge is surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of the African bush.  It lies in a unique position over-looking the Lesoma Valley in the Chobe District, which is home to the largest population of African elephant in the world.  The animals and birds move freely in the valley between the game-rich conservation areas of the neighbouring Chobe Game Reserve and the National Parks of Zimbabwe. From the comfort and tranquillity of the Lodge you can watch creatures great and small, dropping by for a thirst quenching drink at the Lodge’s waterhole.

At Elephant Valley Lodge guests will enjoy activities including daily 4 x 4 game viewing safaris and boat cruises along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.  Day trips to the Victoria Falls either in Zambia or Zimbabwe can easily be arranged. The Lodge has 20 spacious accommodation tents with tea and coffee making facilities, fan, electric blankets in winter, hair dryers, charging points plus en-suite shower and toilet. Eight tents have views over the valley towards the water hole and twelve tents are nestled around the lush forest lawns and swimming pool. 

Sturdy acacia trees form large canopies of shade over the main communal areas and forest tents. The new rim-flow pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and relaxation on the sun loungers. A traditional out-door ‘boma’ serves evening meals and a game viewing platform brings you closer to the valley’s wildlife­. An attractive open lounge with bar and upper viewing deck is connected to the dining areas.

All these facilities have magnificent views over-looking the valley and water-hole.  The waterhole attracts a wide variety of game, particularly elephant, but also giraffe, buffalo, antelope such as waterbuck and kudu, warthogs, honey badgers, jackal, mongoose, predators including leopard, lion, hyena, wild dogs and many more species.

Enjoy a cacophony of night sounds, including the eerie hyenas, jackals barking and sometimes lion roaring in the valley, as you drift off to sleep after an exhilarating day of game viewing at Elephant Valley Lodge.


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Kapama River Lodge

Country: South Africa

Destination: Kruger Park & Surrounding Area

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 62

Kapama is one of South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserves, perfectly positioned in the Limpopo Province safari area, renowned for its high density of big game animals. A game drive in Kapama Game Reserve, with a qualified ranger and expert tracker, reveals Africa’s big game and many secrets of the other marvels of the African bush.

The largest of the Kapama Private Game Reserve camps, River Lodge’s wide, open spaces and airy design are a constant reminder that you’re sleeping under the African sky. Besides the luxury five-star accommodation, River Lodge is more festive and social than our smaller, quieter camps, which is why young couples and groups of friends are often among our guests. Escape to a place away from time, and indulge in one of the finest safari lodges near the Kruger National Park, South Africa.


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Black Rhino Game Lodge

Country: South Africa

Destination: Sun City and Pilanesberg

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 18

Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set within a Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater within the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. This area has become renowned as one of South Africa’s most exciting big five eco-tourism destinations. A mere 33 km from Sun City this ‘Malaria Free’ safari destination is within easy reach of Gauteng and the Johannesburg International Airport.

An ideal family retreat, Black Rhino Game Lodge boasts 18 spacious luxury suites, which will ensure our guests of comfort and style. Each air-conditioned suite offers television, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and expansive bathrooms including an outdoor shower. Our private game viewing decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity and excellent birding opportunities.

Overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a favourite playground for elephant and buffalo, the central gathering area is an expansive space which invites the opportunity of outdoor living.


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Kadizora Camp

Country: Botswana

Destination: Okavango Delta

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Tented Lodge

Number of Rooms: 13

Kadizora Camp is situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway. It lies in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta over-looking a panoramic seasonal floodplain. Giant Marulas, Sycamore figs, Jackalberries and Rain trees provide a canopy of shade throughout the camp. The bar, lounge, reception and dining area form a horse-shoe shape around the sandy fire pit. From there, a decked walkway leads you to an inviting swimming pool with a view over the floodplain.

The Camps accommodation consists of 9 luxury tents and x4 standard tents. The tents are spacious and furnished in a classic style ensuring that time between activities is spent relaxing comfortably. Kadizora is the only camp in the Okavango Delta to offer hot air ballooning. You have the option of booking an early morning hot air balloon flight to soar over the Delta at sunrise and view game from above.

Kadizora Camp also facilitates open vehicle safaris, walking safaris and boating. Mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions provide a fabulous and traditional way to explore the meandering water channels. Float quietly amongst the water-lilies and experience a spectacular bird lovers’ paradise.

There is the option to arrange a day trip to a traditional village. Visit the church, the clinic, local Primary school and meet family members of the camp staff. Fishing is available in season.

Kadizora Camp truly offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality .


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African Rock Hotel & Spa

Country: South Africa

Destination: Johannesburg

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Boutique Hotel

Number of Rooms: 11

This exclusive boutique hotel is located 11 km from the Johannesburg International Airport, O.R. Tambo in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park, away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes. It has quick and easy highway access to Johannesburg, the Sandton area as well as Pretoria. A well-established lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and large patio ensures relaxing outdoor living.

The interior “look and feel” boasts a successful fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.


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Impodimo Game Lodge

Country: South Africa

Destination: Madikwe Game Reserve

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 9

Impodimo Game Lodge is set along a rocky ridge commanding stunning vistas of the Madikwe Game Reserve. It is also located at the source of a natural spring, which provides the lodge with elevated views as well as riverine serenity.

Madikwe Game Reserve covers an area of 75000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty bordering Botswana. It is home to the Big 5, the beautiful Painted Wolf (African Wild Dogs), Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyena as well as a variety of large mammals and bird life.

Impodimo is the ideal retreat from a busy world. Relax by the feature rock pool or read a book from the library in the comfort of our sala overlooking the waterhole. Perhaps let one of our therapists ease the stress out of your body with an in-room massage.

Spacious in design, each of the 8 Luxury Suites include a closed system fireplace, climate control air conditioner, mini bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and full en-suite bathroom and outside shower. Your private deck allows uninterrupted views of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Each suite has been carefully positioned to ensure absolute privacy.

The Deluxe Safari Suite is for those who prefer something extraordinary. Up to 4 guests and 2 children can reside in our beautifuly apointed Deluxe Suite with 2 en-suite rooms, a lounge and dining area, private boma and plunge pool all commanding magnificent views over the Madikwe bushveld. With the services of a private guide, tracker, open 4×4 game viewer, chef and butler exclusively yours, you set the pace on a bushveld experience that takes safari to a whole new level.

Rise in the morning to an African dawn and enjoy an early morning game drive with your dedicated professional ranger and tracker. Relax as your ranger guides you through the bush on a custom made open Land Rover searching out the secrets of nature. In the afternoon, when the heat of the African sun has diminished and the shadows are longer, head out on a sundowner safari to watch the sun set on this bushveld paradise and go in search of the more nocturnal creatures that now rule the bush. The safaris are carefully timed to ensure optimal seasonal comfort. Game drives in the big 5 reserve are both thrilling and educational, with your knowledgeable ranger and highly experienced trackers from the Shangaan tribe who are renowned for their tracking abilities.


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Mjejane River Lodge

Country: South Africa

Destination: Kruger Park & Surrounding Area

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 2

The River Lodges vary in size either being the spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom 10 sleeper or an equally comfortable 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 8 sleeper. The larger of the two river lodge units consisting of four luxury air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms are the epitome of luxury in Shared Ownership. Each with a full bathroom and sliding glass doors that open onto the a deck offering 180 degrees of unrestricted views onto one of the most sought after locations – the Crocodile River. The lodges are in excess of 240m² which include air-conditioned, ceiling fans and comes with every form of luxury most can think of.

Each individual lodges also consists of an open-plan lounge, dining room & fully equipped kitchen, as well as a large pool and pool-deck with outside braai facility & furniture which will impress the best of connoisseurs. All of course with unrestricted views onto the Crocodile River.


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Tangala Safari Camp

Country: South Africa

Destination: Kruger Park & Surrounding Area

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Tented Lodge

Number of Rooms: 10

An intimate and personal experience awaits you at Tangala Safari Camp which is located in the heart of the world renowned Thornybush big 5 Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park.

The camp boasts sweeping views overlooking an expansive and active waterhole, with the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range forming a breath taking backdrop. With our eco-friendly camp, great hosting, authentic accommodation and thrilling game drives, guests are assured an unforgettable experience.


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Kapama Buffalo Camp

Country: South Africa

Destination: Kruger Park & Surrounding Area

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Tented Lodge

Number of Rooms: 10

Kapama is one of South Africa’s largest privately-owned game reserves, perfectly positioned in the Limpopo province safari area, renowned for its high density of big game animals. A game drive in Kapama Game Reserve, with a qualified ranger and expert tracker, reveals Africa’s big game and many secrets of the other marvels of the African bush.

High in the treetops, accessible only by elevated wooden walkways, the old-world luxury tents of Buffalo Camp are the closest you’ll get to living alongside our wildlife.

This luxury tented camp, in Kapama Private Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park, is a quiet and intimate lodge where you can unwind in the shade of the trees and simply absorb the surrounding peace. The perfect luxury South African Safari escape. 


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Kapama Southern Camp

Country: South Africa

Destination: Kruger Park & Surrounding Area

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 25

The charm and hospitality of Kapama Southern Camp, inside Kapama Private Game Reserve, makes it a warm and inviting place for families looking for the best safari lodge in the Kruger National Park area. It’s a relaxed atmosphere where even the tiniest tots are a priority and the memories made will be with you and your family forever. Offering luxury five-star accommodation, it is the perfect safari destination in South Africa.


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Kapama Karula

Country: South Africa

Destination: Kruger Park & Surrounding Area

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 12

Kapama is one of South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserves, perfectly positioned in the Limpopo Province safari area, renowned for its high density of big game animals. A game drive in Kapama Game Reserve, with a qualified ranger and expert tracker, reveals Africa’s big game and many secrets of the other marvels of the African bush.

With its light, airy, open spaces and views from every angle, Karula is truly the pride of Kapama Private Game Reserve as our flagship lodge. Effortlessly elegant and stylish, Karula will steal the breath of even the most seasoned traveller. This luxury safari accommodation lodge near the Kruger National Park is every discerning traveller’s perfect escape. 


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The Houghton Hotel

Country: South Africa

Destination: Johannesburg

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 68

Delivering resort living to the most discerning residents and travellers alike, providing a lifestyle destination to those who want to extract only the best Johannesburg has to offer.

The Houghton Hotel, designed by Boogertman + Partners architects, with the interiors by DSGN, showcases the best of South African luxury design, with bespoke furniture, art and a level of attention to detail on par with the best hotels in the world. The unique construction and design provide for ultimate privacy and convenience, whilst the service gives you the feeling of being amongst friends and family.

At the Houghton Hotel we provide a unique and personalised offering, with a passion for genuine hospitality that is deeply rooted within our cultural identity. An exceptional lifestyle resort that offers a 5-star deluxe experience. The Houghton Hotel also features 4 swimming pools, the main outside pool called the Pebble pool available for both adults & children to enjoy, an outside adults only pool, an indoor heated pool as well as the Spa heated pool which is allocated for spa guests only.

Accommodation is made up of 44 King Suites which are designed for ultimate comfort and luxury living, measuring 48m². Each suite has floor to ceiling windows with views over either the esteemed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course or has magnificent city views. Each suite has King sized beds, a flat screen TV, mini bar, laptop sized safe, Nespresso machine, climate control air conditioning, full en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and marble walk-in rainfall shower. The 10 Executive King Suites have the same features however the Executive King and 2 Junior Suites offer a more spacious living area. For guests looking for definitive extravagance, 4 lavishly designed Presidential Suites offer 120m² of ultimate luxury combined with impressive views over the piazza and parkland. Bespoke open-plan living spaces accommodate a separate lounge and in-suite dining area. Elevated style meets high design with 6 Penthouse Suites, each boasting private pools and jacuzzi’s with whimsical city-scape and golf-course views. The opulent Rockstar Penthouse at 830m² with four remarkable bedrooms, private jacuzzi and swimming pool, steam room, fire-pit and bar – the ultimate venue for lavish rendezvous.


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26° South Hotel

Country: South Africa

Destination: Johannesburg

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 76

26° South Bush Boho Hotel offers all the creature comforts required for an unforgettable stay, within the soothing serenity of the African bush. The Magaliesberg mountain range forms a picturesque backdrop for weddings, corporate getaways and leisure seekers alike. Situated within the Cradle Moon Conservancy in Muldersdrift Gauteng, this private reserve provides the opportunity to escape the bustle of the city but is a convenient 25 minute drive from Lanseria International Airport and 1.5 hour drive from OR Tambo.

The hotel boasts 76 spacious rooms, stylishly appointed and over-looking our sparkling pool and the bushveld beyond. Each room offers free WiFi, selected DSTV channels, individual air-conditioning, a hairdryer, bath and shower combination with amenities, and tea/coffee making facilities. The conservancy is situated on the banks of a picturesque river and has a myriad of general species of game including, black and blue wildebeest, crocodile, rhino and hippo to name a few.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway for two, conferencing or team building, a weekend wedding, or just a quick getaway, 26° South is sure to meet the expectations of the most discerning of travellers.


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Saguni Safari Lodge

Country: Botswana

Destination: Okavango Delta

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Tented Lodge

Number of Rooms: 21

Saguni Safari Lodge is situated in Moremi East in the Okavango Delta. It is nestled in an island of mature riparian trees, typical of the Okavango Delta. The Lodge overlooks the ‘Mbudi Lagoon’, in the beautiful game-rich area of Khwai. The name ‘Saguni’ is a bushman name for Khwai, meaning “an area with abundance of game and spectacular sights”.

The Camps accommodation consists of 8 Luxury River Tents and 9 Forest Tents. The tents are spacious and furnished in a classic style ensuring that time between activities is spent relaxing comfortably.

The Lodge offers open vehicle photographic safaris and walking safaris. Besides the day-time game drives, which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, there is also the option to experience a night drive. Cultural visits and mokoro excursions are all available at Saguni.

Saguni Safari Lodge offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality.


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Iganyana Tented Camp

Country: Zimbabwe

Destination: Hwange National Park

Property Group: An African Anthology

Style: Tented Camp

Number of Rooms: 19

Hwange National Park has among the highest diversity of animals of any national park in the world. There are more than 100 species of mammals here, including all of the Big Five, as well as over 400 species of birds. The park boasts huge herds of buffalos, and large numbers of the unusual and distinctive black sable antelope. Other animals commonly seen here include lions, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and hyenas. But Hwange is perhaps most famous for its elephants. In fact, more than 30,000 elephants live here, making Hwange one of Africa’s most important elephant sanctuaries. The park is also home to one of the last and largest remaining populations of African painted dogs. Because there are so few packs left, and their ranges are so extensive, a sighting of these remarkable hunters is a rare and memorable occasion.

From the awesome grandeur of the Victoria Falls, it’s an easy two-hour drive, or a quick 30-minute charter flight, to the seclusion of Iganyana Tented Camp. This Luxury Tented Camp is situated on a private concession just minutes from Hwange airport and Hwange National Park. We’re also right around the corner from the African Painted Dog Conservation Centre. Iganyana Tented camp is easy to get to. But, once you arrive, the rest of the world feels far away.

Tucked into a teak forest, our African Luxury Tented Camp looks out over the wide, open grass plain of a long-dry riverbed. This is, in fact, a highway of sorts. However, the only traffic on it is wildlife on their daily commute between waterholes – one of which is directly in front of Iganyana Tented Camp. Natural walkways of compacted red river sand lead to the center of the camp. Here, tall rain trees shade the large Bedouin tented dining and living area. This opens onto a large, raised wooden deck with a swimming pool, overlooking the waterhole just a stone’s throw away. Below the deck is the boma with a fire pit: the hearth and heart of the luxury camp. A low, sculptural wall of twisted acacia boughs is all that separates you from the wilderness beyond.

Our 15 large luxury safari tented accommodation have been specially designed and purpose built just for Iganyana Tented Camp. Offering 640 square feet of pure peace and privacy, all rooms have king or twin beds and en-suite bathrooms, as well as a separate dressing area, an indoor sitting area, tea and coffee making facilities, and double doors leading onto a shaded outdoor veranda. The sturdy steel-framed tents feature a double layer of canvas for additional insulation, and cool, polished cement floors topped with natural fiber rugs. The luxurious large tented rooms are elegantly furnished with lovingly restored antiques and locally crafted wooden furniture. Bathrooms are equipped with flush toilets, double vanities, and indoor showers with solar-powered hot water. Air-conditioning and electricity ensure your room is always bright, cool and comfortable. Top-quality bedding and linen guarantee a heavenly night’s sleep.

On safari at Iganyana Tented Camp, you’re free to do as much or as little as you choose. Because our game activities are optional, you don’t have to feel obliged to be busy in the bush all the time. If you like, you can spend your day simply detoxing from the stress of civilisation and sit peacefully on the deck with a book and a pair of binoculars. But it would be a shame not to experience all our game activities at least once. Each of them offers a special way to discover the beauty and wildness of Hwange up close.

Enjoy a bush lunch under the trees beside a waterhole. Here, you can watch crocodiles bask in the sun, while zebras and giraffes come cautiously to drink. Return to Iganyana Tented Camp in time for sundowner drinks and dinner. Then enjoy an evening around the fireside, reliving the special sightings of the day.


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