The African tourism industry is slowly beginning to boom with gentrified cities and luxury resorts opening at a rapid rate across the continent as international hotel groups, and smaller luxury players, are investing in the African tourism sector, banking on its growth in the near future.
Last month popular online new platform Business Daily Wanted to reveal some of the newest and most opulent resorts and hotels set open across Africa in 2019.
Take a look a below courtesy of Business Daily Wanted.
April 2019 will see the opening of the luxurious Lekkerwater Beach Lodge in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, on Western Cape’s east coast, which owner Colin Bell claims it is rated by many as the most magnificent coastal reserve in Africa. The Marine Protected Area offshore of De Hoop is famous for some of the best whale watching on the planet too. Lekkerwater’s seven rooms will have a view of 5km of secluded beach, to which guests will have direct access. They will be able to enjoy locally sourced produce for dinner, along with fine wines, right there on the sand.
“Rwanda is having a moment – a big moment, in fact. Its tourism industry is booming and has already seen various luxe offerings opening in the land-locked country. Wilderness Safaris’ newest hotel Bisate Lodge, Rwanda’s first luxurious and eco-sensitive safari camp, opened in 2017.
Singita plans to open the luxurious eight-suite Singita Kwitonda Lodge in August. The development will also have a private four-bedroom villa called Kataza House. The lodge, named after a legendary silverback gorilla, is on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, surrounded by a lush and misty landscape of forests and ancient volcanoes. Craftspeople and artisans are being employed in the construction, as part of Singita’s goal to partner with local communities. One of the main attractions will be gorilla trekking.”
Gorilla’s Nest will be near the village of Kingi, on the foothills of the Virunga volcano range, near the Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla trekking will be available, along with viewing of wildlife, including golden monkeys, elephants and exotic birds.”
“Zanier Hotels’ Sonop in Namibia will open its doors in July 2019. The luxury hotel is being built on boulders and will have a 360-degree view of the Namib Desert. Activities will include desert tours on foot, horseback or electric mountain bikes, as well as stargazing and an open-air cinema.”
Later in the year, The Ritz-Carlton will open the Ritz-Carlton Rabat Dar es Salam, set in renowned golf course the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, in the centre of the Moroccan capital. Landscaped gardens and an oak forest will be the setting for luxury amenities, including five restaurants and lounges, as well as a spa.
Natural Selection’s Tuludi is set to open in the Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana, in July. Guests will be able to experience the floodplains, waterways and wilderness of the Okavango Delta. Tuludi will feature seven tree-house-style rooms, with interiors that mix traditional and contemporary décor.