Nestled in the trees, disguised by the Lebombo Euphorbia tree it was named after, you’ll find the Singita Lebombo Lodge, a haven of total luxury, right in the middle of the African wilderness.
As you arrive at the Singita Lebombo Lodge you’ll be blown away by the pure indulgence of the suites, all of which come compete with their own indoor and outdoor baths (dreamy!) and endless uninterrupted views of the Kruger National Park.
By day, if you can drag yourself out of your suite’s Egyptian cotton sheets, there is one must do activity, safari. You room rate will include open top Land Rover safari tours, with experienced guides and trackers, so you will have none of the arranging hassle and you’re even woken up and given breakfast, lunch and dinner when you’re out on the all day tours. With your guide you will have the best chance of spotting the big five (which are the five must see safari animals, the elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) and if you wish you can even do the guides safari on foot for an even more thrilling chase.
While you’re tucked away in your wilderness retreat and there’s a day when stalking the great wild animals doesn’t appeal, you can just chill out in the lodge’s spa, where you can simply lounge by the pool or treat yourself to one of the ultra luxe massages. We recommend the Swiharhi Big Five massage, which focuses on the big five of spa treatments, exfoliation , a body wrap, an African head, massage, reflexology and an Inkaba balance full body massage, which is sure to get you ready for another day out on the planes.
South Africa is famous for its wines, so why not take advantage of the expert sommeliers on hand, and head out on a vineyard-byvineyard tasting journey, where you can learn all there is to know about the grapes.
The lodge, which can house up to 30 people in its double suites, starts at Dh5,400-per person, per-night (which includes three meals a day and house
beverages) | www.singita.com
Nemo 33, Brussels
So, you thought the 3m bit at the end of your friend’s swimming pool was deep, what do you make of a 33m deep pool? That’s the depth of the deepest pool in the world, which is found in Brussels and heated to 30 degrees Celsius and filled up with a staggering 2.5 million litres of water. The pool isn’t just for taking a quick dip in, it’s designed for indoor diving and the caves and snug corners in the pool make it a perfect safe place for diving beginners to safely try out a deep water dive (if you’re a certified diver it’s Dh100 or Dh140 for uncertified divers), plus how cool would it be to say you you’ve jumped into the deepest pool in the world?
www.nemo33.com | +32 2 332 33 34
The Chedi Muscat, Muscat
Check into pure, uninterrupted bliss at The Chedi Muscat and take full advantage of their Long Pool Cabanas, where you can relax beside the stunning infinity pool, which blends seamlessly into the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman. Less than an hour’s flight away, you’ll find this quiet little haven, a palm-lined double Olympic sized pool is the exact place you could picture the Kardashian sisters, happily lounging with a long, cool cocktail in hand for a day of nothing but sun and relaxation. When it comes to dining you can chose between the delicious culinary delights at the six restaurants, offering Arabic, Asian, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine, the perfect way to top of a day of tough lounging.
+968 24 524-343 | www.GHMhotels.com