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If the night skies intrigue and delight you, you’ll be right at home in South Africa where conditions are excellent for star-gazing.  There are several lodges set in  magnificent locations in the wilderness areas and elsewhere, where star-gazing is on offer to guests.

“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”

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 experiences as an active participant rather … Continue reading “Luxury Experiential Travel in South Africa: How To Steep Yourself Deeply in the Wilderness”

Premier Hermanus hotel The Marine brings a fresh and fabulous dining experience at its new restaurant, Origins. The Khoisan heritage, local and seasonal produce, and the joy of community in sharing food, are elements of this exciting new eating experience. “We are very excited to launch this new restaurant where Indigenous and endemic ingredients have been brought together … Continue reading “‘Origins’ is the Fresh, New Dining Experience at The Marine in Hermanus”

“Not even Tanzania’s famed Serengeti Game Reserve or the awesome Ngorongoro Crater fills your camera viewfinder faster with Africa’s legendary Big Five – at MalaMala, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant appear magically.”  This was the thrilling experience of acclaimed wildlife photojournalist Geoff Dalglish, reported in a Sunday Times review, and appearing on MalaMala’s homepage. 

Explore the rich art scene in Cape Town, winelands and nearby country towns, staying at luxury hotels with impressive art collections and / or in-house galleries. From opulent boutique establishments that are collectors and custodians of some of the country’s finest art, to funky contemporary hotels sporting interactive art experiences, Cape Town and surrounds have some superb options for people … Continue reading “State of the Art: Art Lovers’ Luxury Holiday Tour of Cape Town, Winelands and Western Cape”

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”

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.

South Africa’s vast, beautiful and silent open spaces – many of them remote and sparsely inhabited – lend themselves to spiritual retreats and spells of quiet introspection. The country has numerous sanctuaries for mind and spirit, protecting spaces where the soul can find its points of gravity and its sources of upliftment. Travellers to South Africa will find … Continue reading “Let the Spirit Soar: Spiritual Retreats and Tours in South Africa”

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 15-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”

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