Morocco : Amanjena

Amanjena (peaceful paradise) is the first Aman resort on the African continent and is located just outside the ancient city of Marrakech. Set within an oasis of palms and olive trees, Moorish heritage is reflected throughout the pisé-walled resort, including the pavilions that radiate out from an ancient bassin, echoing the style of a sultan’s palace. Amanjena offers a variety of guided excursions on foot, bicycle or private car into the medina, the souk and squares, palaces, gardens and craft shops of ancient Marrakech.

www.amanresorts.com

 

South Africa : Crawford Beach lodge

High lush dunes, sweeping beaches and the scenic beauty of the Wild Coast in a unique setting on the warm Indian Ocean, only 40 km from East London. Sun-drenched days are spent swimming in the turquoise sea, or walking barefoot along miles of unspoilt golden beaches. Guests are welcomed with genuine hospitality in an intimate tranquil setting. Each comfortable cottage or bedroom has an individual balcony from which to greet the day or to watch whales or dolphins in the bay. Generous leisurely breakfasts overlooking the ocean, with barbeque dinners taking in the evening hue.

http://www.crawfordsbeachlodge.co.za/ 


Mauritius : Shanti Ananda

Shanti Maurice - A Nira Resort is spread across a 36-acre landscape of tropical gardens. All villas are located on the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean, and have a private pool, outdoor rain shower and dining pavilion. Accommodations are designed with a contemporary yet timeless blend of Mauritian and African culture and style, capturing the spirit of Mauritius in the use of natural materials and vibrant local art pieces. The resort - which welcomes families and couples - is a soothing escape from the pressures of fast-paced daily living, offering ease and a friendly Mauritian smile.

http://shantimaurice.com

 

South Africa : Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is one of three Singita lodges in this enormous private concession (340 000 acres), which means that you’ll have this wild stretch of Africa all to yourself. Sasakwa Lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house. Stone walls, deep verandas, high ceilings, stately furniture, silverware and ornamental pieces complete the picture. Each cottage has a private infinity-edge pool overlooking ‘where the land stretches to forever’. The bedrooms with inviting four-posters are beautifully appointed, displaying typical African influences with touches of wood, leather and grass, alongside crisp linens, imported chandeliers and hand-crafted furniture.

www.singita.com