sole use of a lodge large enough to accommodate the whole family – where several generations may be travelling together – or a getaway sufficiently sizeable for a number of friends holidaying as a group, is an extra-special luxury. Offering privacy from other guests not in your party, sole-use lodges are suitable options for family celebrations, reunions and holiday downtime. Exclusive-use lodges also offer families or groups of friends the singular luxury of being able to set their own pace, rather than falling in with pre-scheduled programmes.
Luxury abounds at Singita Castleton in the Sabi Sand Reserve of Mpumalanga. It consists of a main house providing superb living spaces and six individual cottages. The garden is large and features a swimming pool. In addition there is a gym, wine cellar, boma, spa room and tennis court. Expect a fully personalized safari, with dedicated staff to make your stay memorable.
Fitzpatrick’s at Jock Safari Lodge is a luxurious private safari sanctuary for families and small groups in the Kruger National Park. It has three luxury bedrooms, all air-conditioned, en-suite and equipped with mini-bars, beverage-making facilities and more.
Djuma Vuyatela Lodge is a vibrant safari getaway in the Sabi Sands. Five separate suites make it ideal for a multigenerational safari. Each suite has its own lounge area separated from the bedroom by a wooden leisure deck. Guests bring their own food and drinks, and the lodge has a resident chef an standby.
Pel’s Post is an opulent satellite safari villa at The Outpost in the Pafuri area of Kruger National Park. For families this is a magnificent choice, with four suites accommodating eight guests in superb luxury. With a dedicated safari vehicle, guide and chef, set your own programme on safari.
Waterbuck Private Camp is a gorgeous four-bedroomed villa at Kings Camp in the Timbavati. Fully air-conditioned and with its own kitchen, dining and lounge areas, pool and boma, the villa provides an exclusive safari for families wanting a very private experience.
Little Tuningi accommodates six guests in a private camp in Madikwe Game Reserve, set away from the main lodge. It has its own pool and boma. The suites have fold-away glass doors for maximum enjoyment of the bush. Dedicated staff provide a very personalized experience.
Morukuru River House offers divine luxury on the banks of the Marico River in Madikwe Game Reserve. It has three double en-suite bedrooms, all with king beds, air-conditioning and heating and bath tubs with stunning bush views. A dedicated complement of staff ensure a perfect safari, complete with private game drives.
Morukuru Farm House is a modern homestead in Madikwe Game Reserve, set in a fenced-in green oasis and offering five superbly luxurious suites. A private chef, butler, guide and game vehicle ensure a spoil of a holiday for a group or family.
Villa Izulu in KwaZulu-Natal’s Thanda Private Game Reserve is a stunning choice for large families and private groups. It features three king and two twin suites, as well as dining area and lounge, modern kitchen and traditional boma. There is also a heated swimming pool with children’s pool, outdoor gym, games room, wine cellar and viewing deck looking out over a waterhole. There is separate accommodation for child minders and VIP security staff, and a private helipad.
Shamwari Sarili Lodge offers a sublime private safari overlooking the Bushmans River in the Eastern Cape. At Sarili there are two luxury rooms overlooking the river, two courtyard-facing rooms with interleading passageway and one suite with a balcony and river view. A host of luxuries are on tap, including air-conditioning, underfloor heating, mini-bar, beverage-making facilities, en-suite bathroom.
Gondwana Ulubisi House near Mossel Bay is a fabulous wilderness option for families wanting to explore the Garden Route. It offers three luxurious guest suites accommodating either six adults or four adults and four children. The views are endless.
Grootbos Villa is a stunning coastal hideaway for up to twelve guests. Villa guests have access to their own vehicle for nature activities, as well as a private chef. Included in the rates are fabulous guided excursions and a memorable food experience that includes 5-course dinners. It’s an exclusive experience of the Western Cape’s whale and fynbos coast.
The Madiba Villa at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia is one of Cape Town’s premier sole-use accommodation options for families. This self-contained holiday home has a private driveway, large and tastefully furnished sitting room and dining room, and three double, en-suite bedrooms. Outdoors it has its own walled-in courtyard and swimming pool. Enjoy a sumptuous stay with all the trimmings of luxury.
Ellerman House Villa One is a modern, sophisticated holiday space on three levels, perfect for multigenerational family holidays. Poised up above the great Altantic Ocean in Bantry Bay, the villa is available as an exclusive-use option, offering three en-suite bedrooms, two additional spa bedrooms, a large entertainment and dining area, private TV lounge, study and reading room, and a modern kitchen – fully stocked. Villa guests also have access to public areas at the hotel.
Ellerman House Villa Two is a breathtaking exclusive-use holiday retreat above the ocean at Bantry Bay. Exquisitely decorated in sea tones, the dual-level villa has three luxurious bedrooms with open-plan bathrooms and private terraces. Additionally, there is a private cinema, open-plan leisure and dining areas, outdoor sundecks and an infinity pool with vast sea views. Children over the age of 14 years are welcome.
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