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Belgrace Boutique Hotel is an extravagantly luxurious retreat in the White River countryside of Mpumalanga, set on a macadamia nut farm. All of its suites are indulgently romantic and fit for royalty, and several have private jacuzzis. If you enjoy the whirlpool magic of a jacuzzi tub and are planning a romantic escape, honeymoon or anniversary getaway … Continue reading “Bliss and Opulence: A Luxury Jacuzzi Getaway in White River”

A vast sweep of savannah woodlands dotted with thorny scrub gives Thornybush Game Reserve its name. The name conjures up thickets of the spiky vegetation for which the South African wilderness is well known and which silhouettes so magnificently against great wilderness skies. Thornybush is a magical natural wonder-world spanning 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness adjacent … Continue reading “Thornybush Game Reserve: Heavenly Lodges for Your Top-Class South African Safari Holiday”

If you dream of riding the big wave, Jeffreys Bay is your holiday spot. Not only is this where the surf gets real colossal, it’s also a great spot for sand boarding on milk-white dunes and getting high on kite surfing. Stand up paddling is popular too, on the ocean and on the lagoon. Jeffreys … Continue reading “Jeffreys Bay, Playground of Big Surf and Beautiful Beaches: Where to Stay”

A splendid world of beaches, glistening lagoons and wilderness areas, Mossel Bay is a fabulous holiday destination at the start of the Garden Route, travelling from Cape Town.

Visitors to South Africa will want to see the breathtaking coastlines and world-class beaches for which the country is famous. Three popular coastal towns of absolute distinction – and holiday playgrounds second to none – are Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay. Exclusive Getaways recommends a hotel of distinction in each of these towns, to include … Continue reading “Coasting Along 5-Star: Exceptional Stays in Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay”

Free-roaming lions have returned to the Plains of Camdeboo after an absence of close on 200 years. Samara Private Game Reserve has re-introduced lions to its magnificent Karoo wilderness, securing another triumph for conservation in the area. This premier private game reserve is now the custodian of a Big Five wilderness.

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.

Ideas for yearend getaways and celebrations become the talk of the town as we thumb the last couple of pages of our 2018 calendars. Yearend deserves its fair share of festivities. It’s the time of year when we take stock of our accomplishments and pat ourselves and colleagues on the back for work well done. … Continue reading “Great Ideas for Yearend Celebrations and Getaways”

Johannesburg – holding rank as South Africa’s City of Gold and the country’s largest city – has a plethora of large world-class hotels, smaller boutique establishments and outstanding guesthouses, with superb offerings for holiday-makers and business travellers. Here, Exclusive Getaways lists some highly reputable favourites.

If you live in a city like Johannesburg or Pretoria, you will probably relish the idea of a luxury weekend getaway that is easily accessible from home, to offer you a short reprieve from the rush and scurry of city life, and the opportunity to ignite your spark again. Exclusive Getaways suggests a few wilderness … Continue reading “6 Super Weekend Getaways from Joburg”