Permanent Luxury Tented Camps
Although budget unfortunately does not always allow, where possible, we would love for every traveller to experience at least a couple of nights at a luxury tented camp.
Mobile Luxury Tented Camps
Also in the higher price range, mobile luxury tented camps provide a safari experience of days gone by. Although they will not move during your stay, these camps are designed to relocate every few months, in order to access the best wildlife spots for each season.
Game Lodges and Safari Lodges
While also varying in size and style between them, game and safari lodges could be defined as having bricks and mortar rooms, thereby not providing the "under canvas" experience. But many of them offer incredibly opulent suites, with few rooms, while others, such as some of the chains in East Africa, can be more of a "hotel in the bush."
Beach Resorts and Lodges
The quality and style of beach accommodation varies from the rustic, barefoot hideaways to the large and glitzy resorts with numerous restaurants, bars and pools.
Obviously applying to city stays, there are numerous world brands of hotels available in each location, offering the standard hotel room experience.
If you'd like to avoid staying in the generic hotels, there are always boutique hotel options available, which usually would be more costly, but which offer a far more personalised level of service. These are smaller and with more attention to detail allowing for a superior stay.
Pertaining mostly to Cape Town, although there are some options further up the African east coast as well, a villa stay provides you with the use of a fully self-catering house or apartment, which is fantastic for larger groups, or if you are looking for a more flexible and independent holiday.
Price-wise, depending on the number in your group, villas can often be far cheaper than hotels, with amazing facilities and locations.