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Off the Beaten Track

Star-studded skies are one of the many majesties of South Africa’s Great Karoo, and one of the finest ways to enjoy this precious sight is from the splendid star bed in Samara Private Game Reserve. Situated in the Graaff-Reinet area of the Karoo South Africa, Samara is a breathtaking wilderness sanctuary offering a remarkable safari … Continue reading “A Milky Way Star Bed on Safari at Samara Private Game Reserve South Africa”

Choosing a destination for a romantic getaway or honeymoon is a walk in the park in South Africa, given just how many magical places there are for romance. Here Exclusive Getaways shares a few hot favourites.

Sleepouts in the wilderness on starry, starry nights are among the never-to-be-forgottens of your safari in South Africa. Plains Camp, the home of Rhino Walking Safaris, offers a specialist wilderness experience in the deep reaches of a private concession of the Kruger National Park. In a privileged setting alongside a plain and in view of a waterhole, … Continue reading “Your Incredible Sleepout and Walking Safari at Plains Camp in Kruger National Park: What To Expect”

A day in the life of Isibindi Zulu Lodge in the Rorke’s Drift area of KwaZulu-Natal includes a fabulous mix of wilderness and wildlife experiences, traditional Zulu culture, and tours of Anglo Zulu War sites. This lodge is a sincere community collaborator, generously contributing towards the wellbeing of the local people living in the area.

Shrouded in silence and topped by the widest, deepest and most liberally star-strewn skies one could imagine, the Great Karoo is an awe-inspiring desert landscape where time stalls. Life is slow and deliberate – reverent, almost, and with plenty of room for travellers coming to pay their respects. The landscape is unforgiving in its climatic extremes, yet … Continue reading “Crazy About the Karoo? Great Places to Stay in South Africa’s Great Karoo and Little Karoo”

South Africa’s Wild Coast is a holiday paradise par excellence. Situated off the beaten track along a breathtaking stretch of coastline in the Eastern Cape, the beaches and forests of the Wild Coast are pristine and uncrowded. There are several resorts and lodges providing fantastic Wild Coast accommodation for families, honeymooners and travellers wanting to explore a beautifully rugged coastal … Continue reading “Go Wild! Wild Coast Holiday Resorts and Accommodation 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”

The Eastern Cape of South Africa is aburst with potential for travel, discovery and upscale holidays. The abundantly scenic Eastern Cape is one of the shining gems in South Africa’s crown, offering masses of experiences as diverse as bush and beach, city and countryside. Probably best known as the traditional home of the Xhosa people and birthland … Continue reading “Travel the Extraordinary Eastern Cape: Luxury Accommodation for Beach, Bush, City and Countryside Holidays”

If you live in or near Durban, the wilderness is not far away. There are several magnificent KwaZulu-Natal game reserves for great weekend getaways – offering superb safaris and wilderness stays that are very doable road trips from Durban and surroundings. If you’re travelling to a fabulous lodge, you most surely want to spend more time there than on … Continue reading “Bush Breaks Kzn: Classy Wilderness Stays Under 300 km From Durban”

“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”

Treading the earth is a precious way of experiencing the wilderness. Walking safaris are pure ‘first-person’ experience, with nothing between you and the wild territory you’re exploring. We offer a few superb guided walking safaris in South Africa, offered by reputable ‘old-timers’  in the safari league.

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”