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The silhouette of a lone acacia at sunset, the tremulous gaze of an impala: these are some of the pleasures of Africa, and you don't have to go all Ernest Hemingway to experience them. New-generation game lodgeswith spas, designer accommodation and eco-friendly attitudesare mushrooming. The best seem to be in South Africa, where proximity to the giant Kruger National Park is a boon. Here are four failsafe choices. None are cheap, but all guarantee that you'll see the "Big Five"lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, and rhinocerosesin contemporary style.

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