Skip to content

The Best Resorts in the World according to the Conde Nast 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards Feature Two South African Lodges

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a popular choice among the Conde Nast readers. Londolozi, situated on the banks of the Sand River across 6-million acres of the reserve, clinched the sixth spot on this year’s list. It has made the list consecutively since 2017 and is famed for its ability to deliver memorable leopard sightings, big five photographic game drives and healing house. Coming in at number 48 is Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. With 20 rooms and suites straddling three lodges — Rock Lodge with its panoramic views of the Drakensberg escarpment, the opulent Cliff Lodge with expansive views of the reserve and Safari Lodge with its treehouse-type rooms — it’s the views and wildlife sightings that have made this a popular spot. And popular it is: this is the eighth year it’s made the list.