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Luxury Holiday Accommodation South Africa

Exclusivity, privacy and an enviable luxury lifestyle defines 21 Nettleton – a sublime private mansion set high on the slopes of Lion’s Head above the ocean in Clifton, offering matchless views from its glorious position.

Much more than a trendy buzzword, experiential travel is about steeping yourself deeply in a country at the level of felt experience. South Africa is a captivating land, inviting deep engagement with its beautiful landscapes, its warm-hearted people and a dazzling array of sensory experience. Experiential travel is about participation, being fully immersed in conservation experiences as an active participant … Continue reading “Luxury Experiential Travel in South Africa: How To Steep Yourself Deeply in Conservation”

Choose an exquisite environment, add experiences that please and pamper, mix in outstanding personal service and blend with a touch of mystery, and you have some wonderful spaces where romance is likely to find you. Exclusive Getaways brings you 12 of South Africa’s prime destinations for romantics, where everything conspires to create beauty and remoteness from everyday … Continue reading “A Dazzling Dozen South African Destinations for Romantics”

Madikwe Game Reserve is a premier game park in South Africa, home to the Big Five, the endangered African wild dog and much besides. Access to a precious wilderness is restricted to staying guests at around 20 luxury safari lodges in 75 000-hectare Madikwe, ensuring an exclusive South African safari experience on a captivating landscape.

Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa, is a national treasure – a wilderness conservation area where elephants galore can be seen at remarkably close range. Some say that the park has the greatest profusion of elephants in all the world. Addo Elephant National Park is one of the prime attractions of the Eastern … Continue reading “Addo Elephant Park: Experience the Elephants of Addo From A Luxury Lodge”

The Garden Route is a top holiday region in South Africa with masses to see and do. If you’re the kind of traveller who wants complete freedom to explore at your own pace on an easy-going family holiday and to dine in or out on a whim and when you please, it makes sense to self-cater. Choose your … Continue reading “Luxury Self-Catering Villa and Cottage Accommodation on the Garden Route”

There’s a Spanish proverb that promises, “With wine and hope, anything is possible.” In the Cape winelands, there is wine in abundance, and there’s also mild Mediterranean-type weather, gobsmackingly beautiful scenery, and a plethora of sumptuous hotels and lodges, some on magnificent wine estates where fine wines are produced and the sensuous pleasures of good living … Continue reading “Wine, Weather and Super-Sumptuous Stays for Romance in the Cape Winelands”

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”

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”

With so many terrains, traditions and heritage legacies a part of its world, there is endless scope in South Africa for a diverse array of  imaginative and unusual hotels and lodges. We list some of the great builds in the hotel and lodge industry, where inventive, out of the ordinary, traditional or highly sustainable forms of architecture … Continue reading “Great Builds: 8 Architecturally Interesting Hotels and Lodges in South Africa”

South Africa is a country of extraordinary splendour, sheltering eight World Heritage Sites as determined by UNESCO. We feature five of them here, recommending luxury accommodation within the proclaimed sites or nearby.

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