Exclusive Getaways

South Africa has a fabulous variety of favourite family getaways – places that offer a winning combination of super-comfy family accommodation, value for money and a supreme outdoor lifestyle in magnificent settings. For families wanting a holiday of fun-in-the-sun, spiced with a good dash of luxury, at a lodge that caters well for the whole … Continue reading “Family Favourites: Stylish and Ever-Popular Family Getaways in South Africa”

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion,” was the sentiment of Albert Camus. South Africa has many spaces rugged and remote – extraordinary faraway (and less faraway) places to retreat to, for the riches of quietude, slowing down, and the exquisitely restorative and inspiriting gifts of nature.  … Continue reading “Exceptional Retreats in the Cape of South Africa: Places Away From it All, Restorative and Luxurious”

The Isimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s greatest treasures. It’s also a global wonder and a proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ecologically one of its kind and located well off the beaten track in Zululand, the Isimangaliso Wetland Park is a wonderworld of natural beauty and a must for anybody serious about discovering KwaZulu-Natal’s best … Continue reading “Isimangaliso Wetland Park: Luxury Lodges In and Near KwaZulu-Natal’s Wondrous Estuary Site”

A safari in South Africa is very much about activity – getting that early-morning wake up call from your ranger and rising before the sun to be out on the Land Rover for the day’s first exciting safari adventure. This will very likely be followed a bit later in the morning by a guided bush walk, and then in … Continue reading “All Decked Out: Stunning Leisure Decks for Your South African Safari”

Sleepouts, star beds and luxury open-air suites are the ultimate outdoor accommodation, allowing for experiences that are an arm’s reach away from the wilderness, its beauty and its wildlife. Several luxury safari and nature lodges in South Africa offer stylish sleepout facilities, usually as an optional one-night add-on experience to an indoor stay. We bring you a round up of gorgeous … Continue reading “Under the Stars: Luxurious Wilderness Sleepouts in South Africa”

Since our first-ever Workshop for Travel Professionals under sparkling chandeliers in The Mount Nelson’s grand ballroom some 17-odd years ago, Exclusive Getaways has connected many hundreds of travel professionals with a slick array of luxury lodges and travel products in South Africa. This happens at our educational Workshops for Travel Professionals throughout the country. If you are … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals: What Exhibitors and Attendees Say About Them”

South Africa has dozens of idyllic settings and lodges for an exceptional honeymoon in the abundant lap of luxury. Starlit bath tubs, his-and-her body treatments in beautiful spas, sleepouts on gorgeous private decks in the wilderness, dinners for two in remote bush locations or at the edge of a lake or ocean – these are just some … Continue reading “Idyllic Luxury Honeymoon Stays in South Africa”

Epitomizing African bushveld and small-hamlet and farming life in South Africa, the Groot Marico town and surrounds is a place of unmistakable atmosphere, with a “feel” and character all of its own. It is home to interesting people, and irreversibly associated with mampoer – a potent white spirit distilled from fermented fruit. The Groot Marico is a special part of … Continue reading “Groot Marico and Madikwe Game Reserve: Beautiful Bush Lands and Wildlife Safaris”

Samara Private Game Reserve is a privately owned and award-winning wildlife sanctuary in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Spanning 70 000 acres, it forms part of an ancient landscape called the Karoo – a place of deep silence and great big skies that blink at night with liberal scatterings of stars. The Samara Private … Continue reading “Samara Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape: A Safari With Soul”

Having the 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 … Continue reading “Luxury Multigenerational Family Travel and Private Small Group Getaways in South Africa”