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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”

The gracious Cellars-Hohenort Hotel rests in Constantia’s exquisite wine-producing basin in Cape Town. The prestigious estate has stood the test of time since the late 17th century, flourishing through its seasons of history as vineyards, wine cellars and ‘high-place’ farmstead, and as one of Cape Town’s foremost luxury garden-estate hotels developed by the late Mrs Liz … Continue reading “Green, Serene and Gracious Beyond Measure: The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town’s Own Valley of Wine”

Whatever the season, it’s always wonderful to visit Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa in the Stellenbosch region of the Cape’s exquisite winelands. Sumptuous accommodation in vineyard-surroundings, gourmet food, sensational wines, acclaimed art, exclusive diamond purchasing opportunities, spa indulgence and more: each season at Delaire Graff has its own mood, magic and enchantment:

A land of vast, unspoiled wilderness areas, exquisite scenery and acclaimed food and wine, the South African experience lends itself to a sensory extravaganza. Bring your senses awake and alive with these matchless and luxurious experiential travel ideas in South Africa. They engage sight, sound, touch, smell and taste in the best ways imaginable.

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.

A luxury safari in South Africa is far, far more than coming close to the Big Five – though that, of course, is a great part of it. One of the grand extras of an opulent safari is the rushing raindown of an outdoor shower or the blissful surrender-and-soak made possible by an al fresco bath tub. South … Continue reading “Clean Up Your Act: Luxury Outdoor Showers and Tubs in the South African Wilderness”

Exquisitely renewed and in league with fine contemporary safari destinations in South Africa, Mhondoro Game Lodge is a superb Welgevonden safari hideaway for romantics and people who in search of a sleek and mod safari hideaway.