Kruger National Park
Cape Town, 14 December 2010 – Of all the properties in South Africa, the biggest hitters are served up by Liz Biden. And if you want Safari thrills with proper service – like Bono, like Elton John – then you come here to Africa House, a spot that sleeps 12 and is part of ultra-sophisticated Royal Malewane. You can tick of the Big Five – elephants flump by as you eat lunch – but the guides are more than that: bush rock gods who’ll teach you about dwarf stars and chameleons, termites and fig trees. It is like falling in love with nature and then coming back and embracing a whole different type of creature comfort. The linnen sheets are pressed daily: there are Persian rugs and thatched roofs, tables loaded with books about bushmen and for supper grilled impala like melting velvet. Everyone blossoms here.