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Combine a luxury 2-night rail trip – at much less than the normal price – with a night of luxury at the seaside in Cape Town. Rovos Rail is offering residents of South Africa and neighbouring countries a special rate on a two-night Pretoria – Cape Town journey, or vice versa, plus one night at the luxurious … Continue reading “Rovos Rail: Special Offer on Luxury Train Journey Plus One Night at St James Manor in Cape Town”

“There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.” ~ Paul Simon Rovos Rail has it all, and is offering residents of South Africa a half-price luxury rail deal on a 2-night train trip Cape Town – Pretoria, or in reverse, on scheduled trips from May – August 2018. The … Continue reading “Delectable Duo: Rovos Rail Special Offer and Boutique-Style Luxury Stay in Pretoria”

For more and more travellers, holidays are about much more than sightseeing. Trips away from home also offer great opportunities for self-nurturance, wellness and personal transformation. The following yoga retreats are on offer at some of South Africa’s luxury lodges during 2018.

Families and small groups planning an upscale safari in South Africa have a fabulous selection of luxury sole-use villas to choose from. Opulent, spacious and very private, these exclusive villas provide the ultimate safari accommodation in breathtaking wilderness settings. They offer families and small groups of friends the chance to unwind, reconnect with one another … Continue reading “Sole-Use Luxury Safari Villas: Exclusive Family & Small-Group Travel in South Africa, Mpumalanga”

The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship wildlife reserve and one of the best-known attractions in the country. This spectacular wilderness covers almost 2 million hectares and was first proclaimed way back in in 1898, which gives it the status of being South Africa’s first national park. Today the park is a UNESCO-designated International Man … Continue reading “Fine Private Safari Lodges in South Africa’s Iconic Kruger National Park”

Sleepouts in the wilderness on starry, starry nights are among the never-to-be-forgottens of your safari in South Africa. Plains Camp, the home of Rhino Walking Safaris, offers a specialist wilderness experience in the deep reaches of a private concession of the Kruger National Park. In a privileged setting alongside a plain and in view of a waterhole, … Continue reading “Your Incredible Sleepout and Walking Safari at Plains Camp in Kruger National Park: What To Expect”

The Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals are friendly, welcoming events showcasing fine South African lodges, hotels and travel products to people working in the local travel industry. Our workshops are popular with tour operators, travel agents, PCOs and other professionals with an interest in luxury travel in South Africa. We did our first travel workshop in … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals: Feedback from Our Attendees and Exhibitors”

Although the Western Cape as a whole wrestles the grip of a harsh and prolonged drought, there are indeed some pockets in the region that are relatively free from water scarcity and where use of water is not currently restricted. For Capetonians and so many others in the Western Cape who’ve been curtailing and measuring … Continue reading “Splash Out on an Exclusive Getaway in Western Cape Areas Without Water Restrictions”

One of the most delicious things about being on holiday is being able to sit back and contemplate the scene before you, without rush or demand. A country of varied landscapes and spectacular scenery, South Africa is an ideal country in which to create a scenic holiday with many opportunities to pull up a chair … Continue reading “Pull Up a Chair. Fine Places in South Africa to Sit and Enjoy Breath-Catching Views”

When it comes to self-catering holiday accommodation in South Africa, the spectrum is vast. In this post we shine the spotlight on some wonderful hidden gems that you may not know about – places that offer stylish self-catering to discerning do-it-yourself guests. A little luxury – or a lot – is what defines these self-catering … Continue reading “The Secret’s Out: Hidden Gems for Stylish Self-Catering Getaways in South Africa”

Samara Private Game Reserve is an extraordinary landscape in the Great Karoo. It is a precious wilderness where life is sacred and carefully conserved. Forming part of a larger vision to create South Africa’s third largest protected area in a global biodiversity hotspot in Eastern Cape, Samara is committed to redeem the ecosystem of the incomparable Great … Continue reading “‘Love Will Save This Place’: Message from Samara Private Game Reserve for Valentine’s Month”

A safari holiday in South Africa is a magical experience. Here, Exclusive Getaways sets out what you can expect on a typical few days whilst on safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, one of the most visited wilderness areas in South Africa. The Sabi Sand is home to an astonishing abundance of wildlife, and … Continue reading “48 Hours in Sabi Sands: Your South African Safari Holiday in a Top Private Game Reserve”