5 totally hip destinations

Sawubona takes a quick glance at some of hot and happening offerings in the world of global travel…

If you’re visiting the City that Never Sleeps, you might want to pop into Mr Purple,  a trendy restaurant and bar at Hotel Indigo Orchard St on New York’s Lower East Side. The action continues until 4am, as you enjoy the rooftop terrace on the 15th floor, a sexy pool and traditional Jewish snacks.

Wilderness Safaris’ new Linkwasha Camp, close to the Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, sits on a private concession that is alive with game. The contemporary camp overlooks a pan, so you can lounge at the pool, while spotting gemsbok and sable.


No shortage of game viewing at Linkwasha Camp. Image courtesy Wilderness Safaris.

Aman Resort Amanemu is opening next month in Ago Bay, Japan. Besides its pearl culture and hundreds of uninhabited islands to explore, Ago Bay is also home to Ise, the world’s most sacred Shinto shrine (recently restored for the 62nd time – using no nails, of course). This is also the location of the 2016 G7 Summit, chosen for its proximity to the Ise-Shima National Park.


Iconic Japanese design rules at the Aman Resort Amanemu.

Take a spa weekend in Bath, England. Enjoy the therapeutic waters at the new Thermae Bath Spa and the fabulous Gainsborough Bath Spa. This was where one of the first spas in the world was built, when the occupying Romans discovered the area’s natural thermal springs.

Gainsborough Bath, the ultimate health and wellness getaway.

Reykjavik, Iceland: One of the world’s hippest destinations. There’s no better time to explore Iceland, with new hotels and adventure tours and programmes taking you closer to the ice and deeper underwater. Take a look at A day in Reykjavik by Condé Nast Traveler.


The otherworldly spaces of Iceland.

For regular global travel inspiration, follow Daniel Scheffler’s Global Eye column in Sawubona magazine. Download the latest issue free of charge.

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