Virgin Limited Edition recognised with Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

7th October 2019

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with all of Virgin Limited Edition’s African properties recognised as some of the best hotels in the world.

Mahali Mzuri, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury tented safari camp in Kenya was named number 11 in the Top 30 Resorts in Africa, while Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand was named number 13 among the Top 20 Resorts in South Africa.

Both Kasbah Tamadot, Virgin Limited Edition’s Moroccan luxury retreat in the High Atlas Mountains, and Mont Rochelle hotel & vineyard in Franschhoek were named number 14 and 18 respectively in the Top 30 Hotels in Africa.

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The full list of winners can be found here.

“It is an incredible accolade to have all our African properties recognised in these
prestigious awards and even more so because they are chosen by readers,” said Jon Brown Managing Director of Virgin Limited Edition. “Each of these properties truly have something magical about them and it is an enormous honor to be recognised among so many other wonderful hotels and resorts.”

The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.

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Notes to Editors:

About Virgin Limited Edition
Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca.

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About Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit

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