The Portfolio Collection – Benchmarked Quality Accomodation Across Africa

Africa is one of the largest continents in the world, and certainly has the widest variety of wildlife, climates and sceneries which make it ideal for unforgettable holiday experiences. The portfolio collection is a benchmark of the best quality accommodation in Africa, describing the best places to go in Africa.

In order to classify the best places to go in Africa, the Portfolio collection was established in 1982 and to date represents over 750 establishments chosen for their ambiance, hospitality and atmosphere. The accreditation is allocated by a team of traveling consultants who ensure that the standard of every single room is maintained to an extremely high standard.

Today, the Portfolio Collection has three accommodation guides to suit the needs and price ranges of every traveler going to Africa. This allows every budget to ‘find a gem’, and make the most out of his holiday to Africa.

The ‘Country Places’ Portfolio Collection guide benchmarks independent country houses, boutique hotels and game reserves in South Africa. As an important number of the most charming accommodations in Africa are independent, and run by South Africans, the Country Place guide is a great way to discover those places forgotten by big travel companies and tour operators that do not specialize in Africa.

The ‘Bed & Breakfast Collection’, as its name explains, references the best B&Bs in Africa with several categories, ranging from ‘luxury’ to ‘comfortable’. It also has an ‘eco-reserve/natural heritage site’ category, one that I found extremely tempting as it listed amazing accommodation options in the middle of national parks or reserves.

The ‘Game Reserve & Lodges’ Collection must not be overlooked at any cost! The extreme abundance of wildlife in Africa means there are opportunities to see animals that cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. The Portfolio Collection’s Game Reserves and Lodges have been benchmarked for their proximity to African wildlife as well as their accommodation quality. Game Reserves and Lodges are particularly stunning within the Kruger National Park, a protected area where wildlife has been flourishing for the past hundred years.

So if you are planning a trip to Africa, and need inspiration or advice, make sure you have a look at the accommodations the Portfolio Collection has been benchmarking for over 20 years. Even if the Portfolio collection does not manage to seduce you in the ways it seduced me, it will certainly give you an idea of places to visit during your holidays in Africa.

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