102 / 105 Next Africa 3. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa _ A former game farm, this "truly amazing" 2-lodge camp & private villa is surrounded by groves of acacia, thornveld, & marula trees on the Sand River. "It's spectacular through & through." Ebony Lodge has stone, thatch, & splashes of tribal colors; Boulders Lodge has earth tones, glass walls, & private pool decks. Dishes such as chermoula-marinated tiger prawns are served. Game spotting is incredible—animals are everywhere you look
Marutaba is a complex with 12 tends made from wood, stone and fabric and the interior is completely decorated in the African wild life, so it gives you the feeling that you are staying in some tribe village with the natives. Every tend has its own balcony where you can sit on the armchairs and enjoy the view of the rivers, valleys and mountains.