GREAT ES­CAPES

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

SU­PE­RIOR LODG­INGS: The quar­tet of five-star lodges in Sabi Sabi Pri­vate Game Re­serve to the south­west of South Africa’s Kruger Na­tional Park has joined Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Unique Lodges of the World, a brand based on au­then­tic com­mu­nity-based ex­pe­ri­ences and sus­tain­abil­ity. The fam­ily-owned prop­erty’s Earth Lodge has been a mem­ber since the 2015 in­cep­tion of the in­ter­na­tional port­fo­lio. More: sabis­abi.com.

ALL THE RAJ: Aber­crom­bie & Kent has sav­ings of up to $4340 a cou­ple on a 10-day pri­vate jour­ney from Delhi to Agra and into Ra­jasthan, with ac­com­mo­da­tion at lux­ury ho­tels and palaces; book­ings are open to July 31 for flex­i­ble depar­tures from April 15 to Septem­ber 30. Sav­ings are also of­fered for solo trav­ellers, with the price tag drop­ping by al­most $3500. More: 1300 590 317; aber­crom­biekent.com.au.

SUITE DREAMS: To May 31, a Book Now Re­ward of­fer ap­plies for Mediter­ranean voy­ages this year with ul­tra­luxe Re­gent Seven Seas Cruises; re­ceive a $US500 ship­board credit per suite or $US250 credit on other des­ti­na­tions; there are four ships in the fleet and the line cel­e­brates its 25th birthday this year. More: 1300 455 200; rscc.com.

SRI LANKA LOOKS NICE: Elite Havens now has an on­line magazine with in­sider tips on villa stays, shop­ping and ac­tiv­i­ties in des­ti­na­tions such as Sri Lanka, Thai­land, The Mal­dives, Lom­bok and its home ter­ri­tory of Bali, where celebrity guests have in­cluded Paris Hil­ton at The La­yar and Villa Adasa plus Lind­say Lo­han at Se­seh Beach Vil­las. Or to be quar­an­tined from pa­parazzi, maybe opt for a charm­ing colo­nial hide­away near Galle on Sri Lanka’s south coast where the fivebed­room Villa Pooja Kanda costs from $US343 ($457) a night, plus taxes. More: elite­havens.com.

WHAT­EVER NEXT: One-hour un­der­wa­ter yoga classes are now avail­able in The Lost Cham­bers Aquar­ium of Dubai’s At­lantis the Palm ocean-themed re­sort on Tues­day and Fri­day morn­ings; ex­pect a back­drop of thou­sands of cu­ri­ous ma­rine crea­tures. More: at­lantis­thep­alm.com.

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