Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Today’s roundup of the best travel Instagrams features a pack of places that look too good to be true – fortunately, they’re all real and all waiting to be explored.
South Africa scores big this week with two once-in-a-lifetime accommodation opportunities. The Lion Sands Game Reserve offers lavish lodges, private safaris, and the Chalkley Treehouse, a camp set in a centuries-old Leadwood tree directly above the wildlife-filled plains. Talk about the ultimate bush bedroom.
Elsewhere in South Africa, the Makanyane Safari Lodge caters to just 16 guests at a time, spoiling them with luxurious suites and exceptional cuisine on 1,800 hectares of privately owned land. The game reserve is home to a wealth of species like lions, leopards, rhinos, and elephants – any of which you may see wandering just outside your window.
The fantasy continues in Burano, where candy-coloured buildings look straight from a fairytale. Utah‘s Bonneville Salt Flats and New Zealand‘s Waitomo Glowworm Caves might have you thinking you’re on another planet, but we promise your feet are still firmly on Earth.