Nature Getaways

Imagine sleeping in a forest on the edge of a lake, soaking in a tub set in pearl-white sand beneath the stars, and spending your days walking in faraway raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful waterways, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea. And what’s more, you will barely … Continue reading “Placid Lakes, Palm Forests, Starlit Bathtubs and Utopian Beaches: Kosi Forest Lodge KwaZulu-Natal”

Celebrate the Western Cape’s gorgeous coastlines by experiencing them afresh. Book a luxurious coastal getaway with Exclusive Getaways, pack your bag and head for an awesome oceanside spot in the Western Cape:

Wilderness wonderlands and getaways that are free of dangerous predators deliver the supreme gift of freedom. Freedom to walk, freedom to hike, freedom to horse ride or picnic close to nature without threat of dangerous predators. Here are some spectacular nature getaways in South Africa where the wilderness offers safe, predator-free access to its magic.

When you need a dose of nature to restore and recharge, consider these favourite nature getaways from Exclusive Getaways, featuring a selection of catered and self-catering accommodation in fantastic nature settings. KOSI FOREST LODGE, Isimagaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal Secluded in a sand forest in a treasured nature area. Guided canoe trips, forest walks, outings to … Continue reading “Nature Getaway Extravaganza: 10 Phenomenal Nature Getaways in the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal”

Visitors to South Africa are spoilt for choice when it comes to natural attractions. The country is abundantly blessed with beautiful places and stunning lookout points, unspoiled wilderness areas and breathtaking landmarks of nature. The places worthy of visiting are literally innumerable. Here, we feature six natural wonderlands for your South African bucket list. Collectively, … Continue reading “6 Wondrous Natural Wonderlands to Visit in South Africa”

South Africa has a variety of magnificent holiday escapes in the mountains. The Exclusive Getaways selection of upmarket and luxury mountain accommodation includes hotels and lodges in the famous Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, the rugged Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape, the beautiful Magaliesberg north of Johannesburg, and the enchanting mountains of Northern and Eastern Cape. Well … Continue reading “Get High: Magnificent Mountain Holiday Escapes in South Africa”

Fynbos – translated as ‘fine bush’ – is one of the Cape’s most magnificent and abundant gifts. It forms part of the majestic Cape Floral Kingdom which holds rank as the world’s richest flower kingdom. Consisting of shrub- and heathlands occurring on scenic coastal plains and on mountain slopes of the south western and southern Cape, Fynbos  – … Continue reading “Fabulous Fynbos Holiday Hotspots of the Western Cape and Garden Route”

“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”

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.