Need a break? 5 Ultra-secluded places to stay in southern Africa

2015-09-24 21:15 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - We all get those days when literally everything and everyone annoys us, right? Yup, sometimes we just need to get away and we need to get away FAR. 

Luckily, we live on a continent known for its ‘wide open spaces’. So moving away from the crowded masses isn’t a very difficult thing to do. 

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Here are Traveller24’s favourite isolated spots in southern Africa:

Malori at Tswalu in the Kalahari, South Africa 
What: Imagine sleeping in a luxury king-size bed on a raised deck in the middle of a game reserve, surrounded by the calls of nocturnal animals, with nothing between you and the brilliant stars of the Kalahari night sky…
Average Cost*: Around R21 200 

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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia 
What: The Namib desert wilderness at its best. Surrounded by the mountains and sand dunes, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an escape to the world as it should be - Sheer silence, total tranquillity and romantic luxury.
Average Cost*: Around R10 500



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Chalkley’s Treehouse at Lion’s Sands Reserve, South Africa 
What: “Sleeps just two” is all you need to read to be pursueded to book a night in this romantic treehouse. The treehouse is the epitome of modern luxury, combined with all-night stargazing and the thrill of wild animals roaming right beneath your bed. 
Average Cost*: Around R7 700 


The Manta Resort, Pemba Island 
What: A private floating island with your bedroom four meters below the surface. It is yours to enjoy while sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck, lounging and dining on the water deck and sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment.
Average Cost*: Around R19 000

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Naries Namakwa Retreat – Northern Cape, South Africa 
What: Comfortable mountain suites beautifully built from thatch provide an inspiring and unusual romantic getaway in Namakwaland. 
Average Cost*: Around R3 150

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*Average cost is calculated as per the accommodations’ official websites in September 2015. The cost is all inclusive for two people sharing, for one night. 

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