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World's Top 50 Hotels 2015

private terrace and pool at Singita Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Mark Williams

Ranking the best hotels in the world is no small feat. That's why, for 20 years in a row, we've put the task to our readers. Whether you're seeking a luxe, European palace or a cozy coastal retreat a bit closer to home, this is the list to consult.

No. 7 Singita Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Score: 96.47

If watching the African sun set over a pride of lions sounds like a trip of a lifetime, you’re not alone. Singita Sabi Sand game reserve boasts two separate lodges with distinctive interiors by emerging African designers. Boulders sits on the edge of the Sand river, and evokes the raw, untouched nature of the landscape with organic materials and tribal artifacts, while Ebony puts on a vintage safari spin with Colonial-era furniture and décor. Both offer guests everything from private plunge pools to well-stocked wine cellars. Embrace your adventurous side with a mountain-bike ride through the bush or a photography-focused safari. For once-in-a-lifetime views of elephants bathing in the Sand River, book Ebony Lodge’s Suite 1. 

singita.com/regions/singita-sabi-sand

private terrace and pool at Singita Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa

World's Top 50 Hotels 2015

No. 7 Singita Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Score: 96.47

If watching the African sun set over a pride of lions sounds like a trip of a lifetime, you’re not alone. Singita Sabi Sand game reserve boasts two separate lodges with distinctive interiors by emerging African designers. Boulders sits on the edge of the Sand river, and evokes the raw, untouched nature of the landscape with organic materials and tribal artifacts, while Ebony puts on a vintage safari spin with Colonial-era furniture and décor. Both offer guests everything from private plunge pools to well-stocked wine cellars. Embrace your adventurous side with a mountain-bike ride through the bush or a photography-focused safari. For once-in-a-lifetime views of elephants bathing in the Sand River, book Ebony Lodge’s Suite 1. 

singita.com/regions/singita-sabi-sand

Mark Williams
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