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If you’re planning a summer holiday in South Africa, there are all sorts of wonderful kinds of waterside holiday destinations to consider. We offer you a few of our favourite water’s edge lodges and hotels from around the country.

Holiday and safari on high ground in South Africa to get the most fabulous views and ‘peak experiences’ of the literal kind. We have a stunning selection of exclusive hilltop and clifftop hotels and lodges throughout South Africa.  Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park Singita Lebombo could easily be the last word in luxury safaris in … Continue reading “Peak Experiences: Sublime Cliff- and Hilltop Hotels and Lodges in South Africa”

Self-cater in style at one of our fabulous self-catering holiday accommodations in Cape Town, Cape winelands, Western Cape, Garden Route and Little Karoo. Kindly take note that not all accommodation is self-catering at the hotels and lodges mentioned here – in some cases there may be just one self-catering cottage attached to the lodge.  

Combed vineyards in a multitude of perfect rows. Verdant valleys. Great old trees and lordly mountains. Farm-style ease and comfort. And from every window at La Cotte Forest Cottages, there’s a feast of a view – to pacify, to mesmerize, to delight and re-energize.

A wonderful way to experience South Africa’s wildlife is to participate first-hand in conservation activities. Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, offers hands-on conservation safaris, and at the same time, provides incredible twice-daily safari excursions; fabulous upbeat accommodation; great food and excellent service. Make a difference to wildlife conservation and indulge in all the … Continue reading “Conservation First. Participate in a Conservation Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa”

The South African wilderness is many things to many people. Far away from the rat race and protected from throngs of people, the wilderness is surely also a place for romance. At some of South Africa’s luxury safari lodges, dinner for two is a magnificent experience of private luxury and indulgence – a memory to cherish, and an … Continue reading “Dinner for Two in the Wilderness: Luxurious and Romantic Safari Lodges in South Africa”

Out with the drab and the dowdy. Away with the frumpy and the staid. In with spirited splashes of colour, bold design and a dash of daring. If you love holiday accommodation that’s hip and natty, these are the fab and funky hotels and lodges you would love to unbend at in South Africa.

Your South African safari could be one of your most memorable trips ever. To ensure that it is no less than awesome, we share a few safari tips and give you the heads-up on how to raise the bar for your South African safari.

A day in the life of Isibindi Zulu Lodge in the Rorke’s Drift area of KwaZulu-Natal includes a fabulous mix of wilderness and wildlife experiences, traditional Zulu culture, and tours of Anglo Zulu War sites. This lodge is a sincere community collaborator, generously contributing towards the wellbeing of the local people living in the area.

A luxury tented safari in South Africa is a wilderness-near experience, placing no more than necessary between you and wilderness. Yet, at the same time, a luxury safari tent provides the kinds of conveniences that make a safari a pleasurable indulgence. Fashionable decor, gorgeous en-suite bathroom facilities, air-conditioning, mosquito drapes, bar and beverage facilities, private verandahs and trendy … Continue reading “ConTent in the Wilderness: Luxury Tented Safaris in South Africa”

Shrouded in silence and topped by the widest, deepest and most liberally star-strewn skies one could imagine, the Great Karoo is an awe-inspiring desert landscape where time stalls. Life is slow and deliberate – reverent, almost, and with plenty of room for travellers coming to pay their respects. The landscape is unforgiving in its climatic extremes, yet … Continue reading “Crazy About the Karoo? Great Places to Stay in South Africa’s Great Karoo and Little Karoo”

Enchantment, adventure, high jinks, and some of the largest (and cutest) animals on the planet – we have all this and much more here in South Africa. When you feel the need to delight, reward, treat or inspire the kid who lives inside you, opt for one of our getaways that will feed your inner child – … Continue reading “Enchanting Places to Take Your Inner Child on Holiday in South Africa”