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Exterior view across a swimming pool of Kisawa Sanctuary, Benguerra Island, Mozambique. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Chairs on a wooden deck under a magnificent hand-crafted grass roof overhang at Kisawa Sanctuary. Mozambique. Photo by Elsa Young.

Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Drone shot from directly above of a paddleboard and sun loungers on a beach at Kisawa Sanctuary, Benguerra Island, photographed by Elsa Young.

Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

 

Exterior view across a swimming pool of Kisawa Sanctuary, Benguerra Island, Mozambique. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Chairs on a wooden deck under a magnificent hand-crafted grass roof overhang at Kisawa Sanctuary. Mozambique. Photo by Elsa Young.

Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Drone shot from directly above of a paddleboard and sun loungers on a beach at Kisawa Sanctuary, Benguerra Island, photographed by Elsa Young.

Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

 

Looking out from a luxury suite to the sand dunes and ocean outside at Kisawa Sanctuary, Mozambique. Photo by Elsa Young.

Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Loungers overlooking a pool and the ocean at The Wharf Hotel, Seychelles. Photo by Elsa Young.

The Wharf Hotel

Winch Design, Seychelles

The Wharf Hotel

Winch Design, Seychelles

Bathroom is Home Suite Hotels, Johannesburg. Photo by Elsa Young Photography.

Home Suite Hotels

Johannesburg, South Africa

Luxury bedroom at Home Suite Hotel, Johannesburg. Photo by Elsa Young.

Home Suite Hotels

Johannesburg, South Africa

In-room kitchenette at Home Suite Hotel. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Home Suite Hotels

Johannesburg, South Africa

Luxury bedroom at Home Suite Hotel, Johannesburg. Photo by Elsa Young.

Home Suite Hotels

Johannesburg, South Africa

In-room kitchenette at Home Suite Hotel. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Home Suite Hotels

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Photograph by Elsa Young

Tswalu Game Reserve

Kalahari, South Africa (Roar Africa)

A silverback mountain gorilla in the Virungas National Park, Rwanda. Photo by Elsa Young.

Virungas National Park, Rwanda

National Geographic Traveller, South Africa

Extraordinary sculpture outdoors at Segera Retreat, Kenya. Photo by Elsa Young.

Segera Retreat, Kenya

Condé Nast House and Garden, UK

A silverback mountain gorilla in the Virungas National Park, Rwanda. Photo by Elsa Young.

Virungas National Park, Rwanda

National Geographic Traveller, South Africa

Extraordinary sculpture outdoors at Segera Retreat, Kenya. Photo by Elsa Young.

Segera Retreat, Kenya

Condé Nast House and Garden, UK

Magnificent leopard standing on a dead tree trunk at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Woman standing on a cliff edge looking out across the plains at Londolozi, South Africa. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Guest living area with comfortable armchairs and bar, Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Photo by Elsa Young.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Woman standing on a cliff edge looking out across the plains at Londolozi, South Africa. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Guest living area with comfortable armchairs and bar, Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Photo by Elsa Young.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Beautiful bedroom with woven ceilings and huge plate glass windows overlooking a distant volcano at Singita Kwitonda, Rwanda. Photo by Elsa Young Photography.

Singita Kwitonda

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda (Cecile and Boyd/Frank Features)

Small motorboat on the ocean in a bay surrounded by jungle, Principe.

Príncipe ISLAND

São Tomé and Príncipe (Frank Features Travel)

Porter standing outside the Royal Livingstone hotel. Photo by Elsa Young.

THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE

Livingstone, Zambia

Small motorboat on the ocean in a bay surrounded by jungle, Principe.

Príncipe ISLAND

São Tomé and Príncipe (Frank Features Travel)

Porter standing outside the Royal Livingstone hotel. Photo by Elsa Young.

THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE

Livingstone, Zambia

Interior view of a private club on Ibiza. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Los Patios Private Club

Ibiza (Frank Features Travel)

Magazine cover showing a Bhutanese monastery clinging to a sheer cliff face. Photo by Elsa Young.

Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

National Geographic Traveller, South Africa

Interior view of a private club on Ibiza. Photograph by Elsa Young.

Los Patios Private Club

Ibiza (Frank Features Travel)

Magazine cover showing a Bhutanese monastery clinging to a sheer cliff face. Photo by Elsa Young.

Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

National Geographic Traveller, South Africa

Traditional Cape Dutch building nestled in the trees at Vergelegen Wine Estate, South Africa.

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Somerset West, South Africa

Vermeer-style photograph of the interior of a kitchen at Vergelegen Wine Estate. Photo by Elsa Young.

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Somerset West, South Africa

Beautiful, moody interior of a building at Vergelegen Wine Estate with massive sash windows and antiques. Photo by Elsa Young.

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Somerset West, South Africa

Vermeer-style photograph of the interior of a kitchen at Vergelegen Wine Estate. Photo by Elsa Young.

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Somerset West, South Africa

Beautiful, moody interior of a building at Vergelegen Wine Estate with massive sash windows and antiques. Photo by Elsa Young.

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Somerset West, South Africa

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Somerset West, South Africa

Beautiful interior of a guest suite at Singita Pamushana, Zimbabwe. Photo by Elsa Young.

Singita Pamushana

Chiredze, Zimbabwe (Frank Features Travel)

Flock of mesmerising carmine bee eaters in Zambia. Photo by Elsa Young.

Carmine Bee Eaters

South Luangwa, Zambia

Beautiful interior of a guest suite at Singita Pamushana, Zimbabwe. Photo by Elsa Young.

Singita Pamushana

Chiredze, Zimbabwe (Frank Features Travel)

Flock of mesmerising carmine bee eaters in Zambia. Photo by Elsa Young.

Carmine Bee Eaters

South Luangwa, Zambia

Deck chairs, picnic basket and umbrella on the beach with a seagull and crashing waves.

The Old Rectory

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Colourful, contemporary bedroom at The Old Rectory in Plettenberg Bay. Photo by Elsa Young.

The Old Rectory

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Deck chairs, picnic basket and umbrella on the beach with a seagull and crashing waves.

The Old Rectory

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Colourful, contemporary bedroom at The Old Rectory in Plettenberg Bay. Photo by Elsa Young.

The Old Rectory

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

The Old Rectory

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

San tribespeople walking across sand in Botswana. Photo by Elsa Young.

Natural Selection’s San camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana

A stylish female guest walking through long grass surrounded by dragonflies at Jack's Camp, Botswana. Photo by Elsa Young.

Jack’s Camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana (Lookbook)

Campaign-style tented dining area at Natural Selection's San Camp, Botswana. Photo by Elsa Young.

Natural Selection’s San Camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana

Stunning tented suite on the Botswanan plains. Photo by Elsa Young.

Natural Selection’s San Camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana

A stylish female guest walking through long grass surrounded by dragonflies at Jack's Camp, Botswana. Photo by Elsa Young.

Jack’s Camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana (Lookbook)

Campaign-style tented dining area at Natural Selection's San Camp, Botswana. Photo by Elsa Young.

Natural Selection’s San Camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana

Stunning tented suite on the Botswanan plains. Photo by Elsa Young.

Natural Selection’s San Camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana

Natural Selection’s San Camp

Makgadikgadi, Botswana

Sophisticated suite with in-room bathtub at Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park.

Singita Lebombo

Kruger National Park, South Africa (Frank Features)

Womain floating in a spa pool at the Saxon Spa, Johannesburg.

The Saxon Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Sophisticated suite with in-room bathtub at Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park.

Singita Lebombo

Kruger National Park, South Africa (Frank Features)

Womain floating in a spa pool at the Saxon Spa, Johannesburg.

The Saxon Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Drone view of The Houghton Hotel and Spa's oval swimming pool. Photo by Elsa Young.

The Houghton Hotel and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Barman behind his counter cleaning glasses at the elegant Houghton Hotel and Spa. Photograph by Elsa Young.

The Houghton Hotel and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Drone view of The Houghton Hotel and Spa's oval swimming pool. Photo by Elsa Young.

The Houghton Hotel and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Barman behind his counter cleaning glasses at the elegant Houghton Hotel and Spa. Photograph by Elsa Young.

The Houghton Hotel and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Rocky Shore

Western Cape, South Africa

Interior of a luxurious suite at Matetsi Lodge, Victoria falls. Photo by Elsa Young.

Matetsi Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Eclectic bedroom with African bed throws and woven baskets on the walls at Toulon House in South Africa. Photo by Elsa Young.

Toulon House by Michele Throssel Interiors

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Lavish passage inspired by Africa at The Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg.

The Saxon Hotel

Johannesburg, South Africa

Eclectic bedroom with African bed throws and woven baskets on the walls at Toulon House in South Africa. Photo by Elsa Young.

Toulon House by Michele Throssel Interiors

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, South Africa

Lavish passage inspired by Africa at The Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg.

The Saxon Hotel

Johannesburg, South Africa

Picture-perfect sunrise view across the vineyards at Spier Wine Estate, South Africa.

Spier Wine Estate

Stellenbosch, South Africa

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