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Top 3 Hotel Resorts in Southern Africa

Matetsi Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
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For donkey years now, Africa’s hospitality industry has cemented a place in the world. And it gets even better with hotel resorts in Southern Africa.

In the 2021 World’s Best Awards survey, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia carried the award of the top three resort hotels in Africa.

To choose the World’s Best Awards winners, Travel + Leisure polls its readers each year on their favorite places to visit and stay, as well as their favorite cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more.

The facilities, location, staff, cuisine, and overall value of the hotels were all considered. The location and features of a property determined whether it was considered a city or a resort.

These hotel resorts in Southern Africa offer an abundance of on-site amenities to keep you engaged. They are stunning with natural locations from which you can enjoy the view from your chaise lounge.

So, the next time you are planning on travelling to Africa, add these resort hotels to your bucket list.

Royal Livingstone Hotel Victoria Falls Zambia

Royal Livingstone Hotel Victoria Falls Zambia

Royal Livingstone Hotel Victoria Falls Zambia. Photo/Azure Collection

Anantara calls the shots in Livingstone, Victoria Falls in Zambia. This hotel is located right on the banks of the Zambezi River.

All of the balconies, spa rooms and poolside loungers face the river as well as all of the restaurant and bistro tables.

And it’s obvious that this ideal position is well-known among tourists. There are views of the Zambezi and a roaring waterfall. This is an epic gem set on the backdrop of the colonial era

It’s a popular spot for “gin sundowners on the riverbanks.” In addition, guests love the resort’s high-tea service and the butlers, who cater to every whim.

The views of the landscape and diverse wildlife are enchanting from Royal Livingstone Hotel Victoria Falls. And would you still want to know more about hotel resorts in Southern Africa?

Just 15 minutes from Victoria Falls, this colonial jewel offers the finest creature amenities on your African trip.

Whether you are looking at riverside massage, high tea, or the joy of opening a bottle of Champagne as the sun sets over the jungle; you have it all here.

Matetsi Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Matetsi Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Matetsi Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. Photo/Art of Safari

Matetsi Victoria Falls is gorgeous in every way and deserves a first place in hotel resorts in Southern Africa.

It oozes a breezy design powered by its set up at the Matetsi Private Game Reserve.

The property’s 18 apartments and two villas are located, just 25 miles from the wonders of Victoria Falls one a nine-mile stretch are epic.

The stunning views of the river, and the falls give you a glimpse of what this part of the country is all about. Activities such as whitewater rafting; bungee jumping; zip-lining; fishing; and canoeing are sharpen your adrenaline stores.

For those looking for a more relaxing experience, the hotel offers a variety of spa services. You can get body wraps and mani-pedis, as well as a library with a selection of novels and games.

A game drive is available as well as ATV trip, or guided bush walk on the 136,000-acre Matetsi Private Game Reserve.

The pool is addictive but the resort’s premium gastronomy prepared by a team of Zimbabwean chefs is mind-blowing.

The Oyster Box KwaZulu-Natal

The Oyster Box KwaZulu-Natal

The Oyster Box KwaZulu-Natal. Photo/Tailor Made

Umhlanga Rocks in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is home to this timeless resort.

The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, both for its breathtaking ocean views and for the understated opulence and polite hospitality that has made this seaside getaway so popular.

The Oyster Box is a 15-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport and features an award-winning spa, a variety of restaurants and bars, and a wide range of rooms and suites that are all individually furnished and unique.

Whether you want a lavish room with a view of the ocean or a tranquil suite surrounded by lush tropical gardens, each of the resort’s 86 rooms, suites, and villas have it all.

They are tastefully designed to guarantee that your stay is memorable for its exquisite comforts.

The Oyster Box, Matetsi Victoria Falls and Royal Livingstone Hotel Victoria Falls are the pride of hotel resorts in Southern Africa.

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Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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