Travel in Africa is as diverse as it is beautiful. Depending on one’s pockets, there is myriad of experiences on the rather opulent side you could invest in. Hotels, itineraries, or attractions take luxury to new heights, exuding opulence like no where else on the content.
Here are five opulent travel experiences on the continent;
Luxury train ride on the Blue Train, South Africa
This is a trip on a train like no other. Running from Pretoria to Cape Town or vice versa, the Blue Train is regarded as one of the world’s most luxurious train rides. Spend a night in the De Luxe Suite on the train to savour a glass of cognac in one hand and a cuban cigar in the other. For all your on board needs, there is even a 24-hour Butler service availed to you. The romance of it all can only take you back to days of old as you hear the sounds of the 1920’s steam locomotive motioning toward its destination in sheer luxury. Enjoy all this from R25 500 for single accommodation between April and September, or R27 600 for single accommodation between October and December including 3 nights at one of the journey’s selected hotels and a flight back.
Dine like a king or queen at Sublimation, Spain
This restaurant is considered to be one of the most expensive restaurants in the world. The Sublimation restaurant offers a 12-seating dinner, with a opulent and delectable 20 course meal fit for royalty and created with the science of molecular gastronomy. A meal per person can cost around R28 803 per person.
Skiing in an one of the most expensive resorts, France
For an ultra-luxurious ski resort experience, look no further than the Les Suites de la Potiniere Hotel & Spa in the exclusive and mutely sought after Courchevel region. Known as one of the most expensive skiing resorts in the world, hosting guests at an estimated cost of R141 207 per night, comes with all the luxurious perks you’d expect including spas, exceptional restaurants and impeccable service in the snowy French Alps.
A night’s sleep at the Royal Penthouse Suite, Switzerland
This is possible the most expensive hotel room on earth, where guests such as Bill Gates to Rihanna and even heads of states have layed their heads. Fitted in the penthouse that takes up the entire 8th floor and accommodating up to 12 guests, has lush finishes and offerings such as a Steinway grand piano, grand views of Lake Geneva, a marble bathtub and comes with a security team, private butler and professional chef. A night at the Royal Penthouse Suite will cost you around R1 021 520