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Safari Lodges at Phinda Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve 

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Phinda Private Game Reserve
South Africa
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From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
"This place will stay with you forever." This camp on former farmland near the Ubombo Mountains earns perfect scores for rooms, service, and design. Accommodations are set on the cliff face, in the dry sand forest, or by the extinct volcano. Interiors range from glass-and-wood minimalist, to Malian, to Balinese. Dinners include banquets in bush clearings and dishes such as minted harissa chicken. On game drives, "guides always get you close to the animals"—rhinos, cheetahs, nyala, and more.

(61 suites)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 98.1
  • Design: 100.0
  • Activities: 97.2
  • Food: 97.2
  • Location: 94.4
  • Rooms: 100.0
  • Service: 100.0

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009

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