This is Elton John's favourite spot in South Africa

We know South Africa is a beautiful, wild country, and it seems one of the world's biggest rockstars agrees with this.

Rocketman singer Elton John takes an annual trip with his family to the natural wonder of Thornybush Private Game Reserve, according to The Hollywood Reporter, staying at the ultra-luxurious Royal Malewane on the border of Kruger National Park.

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"The staggering beauty and extraordinary attention to detail make Royal Malewane one of my favourite places on earth," Elton John tells The Hollywood Reporter, adding it's "one of the only places in the world where I can truly switch off and connect with nature.”

The cheapest accommodation option is the Luxury Suite - with a price tag of R25 000 per person per night in midseason - and goes up to R220 000 a night for a private villa for eight guests in peak season.

You can also - which is probably how Elton John likes to holiday - book out the entire lodge plus the villa for 32 guests for R801 200 a night, and if you want to add on their newest addition The Farmstead, it will be a total of R1.14 million per night.

Besides the Lion King songwriter, other famous guests that have stayed here include George Lucas, Jeff Bridges and U2 star Bono.

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Here are five other African destinations loved by celebrities:

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp

Country: Kenya

Loved by: Prince William and Kate Middleton; Robert Redford; Keira Knightley; Don Cheadle

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Giraffe Manor

Country: Kenya

Loved by: Ellen DeGeneres; Mick Jagger; Brooke Shields

Bisate Lodge

Country: Rwanda

Loved by: Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres; Harrison Ford; Calista Flockhart

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Singita Grumeti Game Reserve

Country: Tanzania

Loved by: Charlize Theron; Josh Duhamel; Oprah; Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Meno a Kwena

Country: Botswana

Loved by: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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