We are beyond grateful

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that voted in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards…

Our hearts are overflowing with endless gratitude for each and every guest — past, present and future — that kindly went out of their way to vote for us in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. We certainly did a double-take when the exciting news broke earlier today and we couldn’t be more proud of such a wonderful, unprecedented win.

With just three inclusions in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, this year &Beyond has tipped the scales with 12 different properties included in the prestigious global listing. That’s 41% of our entire portfolio, including our very first lodge in South America, as well as a brand new lodge that only opened its doors to guests a mere ten months ago.

Although a lot of people claim that my job isn’t ‘work’, I have proudly ‘worked’ at &Beyond for 14 years and consider myself incredibly fortunate to have visited every one of our lodges. And while I could never possibly choose a favourite, I can certainly vouch for the dozen extraordinary lodges listed below and I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you, not only to every single person that voted for us, but also to our hard-working, guest-delighting families at each award-winning property.

Without our loyal guests choosing to travel with us, year in and year out, we wouldn’t be able to care for planet’s precious land, wildlife and people. Please accept our most humble and sincere thanks. Together, we are indeed leaving our world a better place, and we look forward to welcoming you back with open arms and happy hearts, again and again.

Thank you, asante sana and muchas gracias.

Top 30 Resorts in Africa (excluding South Africa)

Top 30 Resorts in South Africa

Top 20 Resorts in South America

For the full list of winners of Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 click here.


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