The Western Cape of South Africa has seaboards, coastlines and beach playgrounds that rival the best in the world. From classy city-edge seafronts abuzz with holiday-makers, to tranquil small-town waterfronts and slow-paced seaside villages, Exclusive Getaways offers sea- and beach-bound travellers a fabulous selection of casual yet luxurious hotels near the beach in the Western Cape.
Prana Lodge is a sumptuous and well-secluded forest-meets-beach lodge on the captivating Wild Coast. This romantic holiday sanctuary set beside Chintsa Bay has just added the brand new Diamond Villa. This lavish addition has magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and Chintsa beach, and offers all the trappings of comfort and luxury.
Easter Weekend falls early in April this year, so it’s not too soon to book your Easter getaway. A 4-day weekend is a grand opportunity to snatch some quality time as a family, a couple, or group of friends.
The beauty of the West Coast National Park on the Cape’s West Coast is almost astounding. Feast on sights of rock-studded shorelines, sand dunes white as milk, the bright turquoise waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, and majestic carpets of flowers in springtime. As if this were not enough, the park will also delight you with sightings of many … Continue reading “Put Some Spring in Your Step. Head for the Flowers and the West Coast National Park”
Hermanus is a top-favourite whale watching destination in the Western Cape . Whales come in great numbers to Walker Bay between June and November to breed and calve. Watch the incredible Southern Right Whales from any number of excellent vantage points along the ‘cliff path’ of Hermanus. The vegetation-fringed cliff path weaves along …
Any aspiring shark-cage divers in the house in need of a tiny nudge or some practical information? Well, Meisha Mustak – who’s one of our Getaway Consultants – re-emerges after-hours as an adventurer who – by her own admission – will try most things at least once. Her latest escapade was a shark cage dive, and so … Continue reading “Are You Thinking of Taking the Plunge? We Chat to an Adventurer after her Shark Cage Dive at Gansbaai”
Summer is here in South Africa, and gorgeous beach holidays beckon. South Africa is fortunate to be able to boast incomparably beautiful coastlines in several parts of the country. Whether you choose a hotspot beach destination on Cape Town’s acclaimed Atlantic seaboard, or prefer to sneak away to a shoreline more remote and unpeopled, we have our … Continue reading “Summer Scoop: Our Big Five of Beach Holidays in South Africa”
The wonder of giant turtle viewing was one of the amazing experiences mentioned on last night’s #TravelChatSA on Twitter, where people talked about South Africa’s multitude of delights for travellers. And indeed, turtle viewing is an awesome experience. The place to stay for this is Thonga Beach Lodge, a casually exclusive cluster of sublime suites … Continue reading “Stand By for Turtle Time and a Rad Turtle-Viewing Getaway on a Remote Shore of KwaZulu-Natal”
When you can’t decide between the bliss of a soothing, green wilderness and the enchantment of the sea, choose a perfect piece of paradise that gives you both. And more besides. Not far from Cape Town, and just beyond Hermanus and Stanford, there’s a very accessible and captivating wonderland of ancient forests and fynbos-clothed mountainsides … Continue reading “Grootbos: Big & Beautiful … a Majestic Mosaic of Nature”
Soak up the best of Paternoster at the gorgeous Abalone House, sitting pretty beside the ocean in the delightful fishermans-village that holds good as one of the great charm-spots of the West Coast . It’s a sublime, boutique-style overnight stay, where you can take afternoon-tea-by-the-sea, and fine dine in a wonderfully cosy setting.