Imagine sitting in a bathtub with bubbles up to your neck. Then as you reach for the soap (or glass of champers), movement in the corner of your eye shifts your focus outside where two elephants are also splashing about in the nearby river. Each of Singita's five lodges in South Africa offers unforgettable experiences like these within Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park. For those who like to sit in the ultimate lap of luxury look no further than Ebony Lodge with 12 air-conditioned thatched suites decked out in both earthy and vibrant textures and colours of this eclectic African continent. Each has en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, generous sized living area with double-sided fireplace, private heated swimming pool and game viewing deck. Guests can also enjoy fireside dining in the traditional open-air boma, the facilities of a gym and health spa, library with computers and internet access, and extensive wine cellar. Activities on offer give you a chance to safely track the animals on foot as well as by vehicle - although it's quite common for the animals to wonder close by for a glimpse of how their two-legged cousins live.
Having a drink at the bar overlooking the Sand River.