While South Africa has its fair share of stylish safari lodges, Molori, in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, is certainly one of the most glamorous.
With just five thatched suites that appear to melt into the rugged landscape, Molori manages to feel both exclusive and cosy. All rooms have a huge bed and glass walls opening out onto an expansive terrace, with an infinity pool and wood-burning fires; each is individually decorated, with intricate glass chandeliers and Fendi daybeds here, African sculptures and vintage Venetian mirrors there.
Molori is all about absolute privacy, delicious food and wine, and incredible game viewing - don't miss the chance to go lion tracking on foot at sunrise.
Wow factor: Marvel at the star-filled African skies in the lodge's planetarium.
Flight time: From 12 hours.