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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cederberg Mountains, South Africabushmans-kloof-welness-retreat

Not many hotels can promise zebras, aardvarks, wildcats and baboons, but Bushmans Kloof isn’t like many hotels. Surrounded by thousands of acres of wind-sculpted landscape and sandstone rock formations in South Africa’s Western Cape, this award-winning lodge is also a Natural Heritage site, and offers 16 luxurious rooms and suites, a private villa and opportunities for game drives and stargazing.

Pumpkin Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Once privately owned, this tiny fragment of the southern Great Barrier Reef has been renamed and, since April 2016, reopened as a village of cottages and beach bungalows that can be hired by groups of up to 34 to create their own exclusive island paradise. While there, you can spot turtles, snorkel, scuba dive or simply hire a private chef and make like you’re Richard Branson himself.

The Nam Hai, Vietnamthe-nam-hai

Ha My is a 1km stretch of white beach in the Dien Ban district that’s light on touts and tourists, but heavy on the breathtaking natural beauty of central Vietnam. The Nam Hai nudges these sandy shores and 40 of its 100 state-of- the-art villas have private pools, on-call butlers and views across the East Sea. There’s also an organic farm providing herbs and vegetables to the resort’s restaurants.

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