AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in scenic Sandton is your perfect pre-safari pit stop, en route to the awesome Kruger. Forget lions, leopards, elephants and co – the peaceful pool, brilliant restaurant, charming staff, prime location and romantic rooms are the Big Five here. While away your days in the gorgeous grounds, making the most of South Africa’s sunny climate; by night, hit the excellent restaurant, which serves creative fusion food paired with top-notch wines. Jo’burg’s generous supply of cultural lures, retail thrills and gourmet treasures are all within easy reach, too.