South Africa is best known for its extraordinary wildlife safaris. Bumper safari holidays are one of the reasons South Africa ranks among the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations. But there are many other compelling reasons to visit South Africa: its breathtaking conservation areas; luxurious rail travel which offers spectacular sightseeing across vast portions of the country; … Continue reading “20 Reasons to Visit South Africa: Wildlife, Wilderness, Beach Bliss And Much More”
Families coming to South Africa on safari are fully entitled to have great expectations. South Africa caters exceptionally well to families coming out to enjoy luxury safaris in prime game viewing areas, offering numerous luxury safari villas with superb accommodation in several bedrooms, along with sumptuous in- and outdoor leisure areas and dedicated game ranging … Continue reading “Mamma Mia! 10 Superfine Family Safari Villas in South Africa”
Welcome aboard the Shongololo Express. Experience the best of South Africa on a train journey of distinction, enjoying a host of on-board comforts and a splendid array of landscapes and holiday experiences. Operated by Rovos Rail, South Africa’s leading provider of superior train trips, Shongololo Express is a fabulous way to taste South Africa, enjoying … Continue reading “Welcome Aboard Shongololo Express: Terrific Train Journeys to Include in Your South African Holiday”
A luxury safari in South Africa is brimful with magic moments, but let’s take a few moments to name a few of the absolutely unforgettable experiences and magic moments on a luxury safari in South Africa. And these kinds of experiences are not at all unusual; there is every chance that all this magic will … Continue reading “Our Top Ten “Magic Moments” of a Luxury Safari in South Africa”
Tantalizing tastings are among the highlights of a stay in the Cape winelands – tastings not only of the Cape’s famous wines, but also of other scrumptious local artisanal products, including olives, chocolate, coffee, gin and beer. And of course, some of these pair superbly with wine. Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa, a sprawling hotel complex near … Continue reading “Tasting The Helderberg: 6 Superior Tasting Experiences in the Cape Winelands”
South Africa’s warm summers, dazzling coastlines and phenomenal beaches place the country in a league of its own for idyllic beach holidays. The mother city of Cape Town is one of the world’s ultimate beach holiday destinations, boasting many Blue Flag beaches, sheltered bays, and scores of sublime seaside hotels. Exclusive Getaways lists a selection … Continue reading “Beach Holidays Made in Heaven: Blissful Beach and Ocean Hotels in Cape Town”
Yes, it’s true that many of South Africa’s safari lodges are already chock a block for Christmas. But if you want to give a Special Other an amazing safari getaway for Christmas, you could cast your vision ahead and book a 2018 out-of-season safari (winter prices are good) as your gift. See what Santa has … Continue reading “Santa’s Safaris: Get Festive and Give a Safari Getaway”
No holiday in the Western Cape of South Africa would be complete without visiting at least a few of the small charismatic country towns that add so much appeal to the region. Self-drive visitors in the Western Cape are well advised to hit the road and explore some of our charming country towns once they … Continue reading “7 Charismatic Country Towns in the Western Cape and Where To Stay”
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”
A remote rocky wilderness and wonderland of plants, animals and natural beauty is hugely therapeutic. Think Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the impressive Cederberg area of the Cape. In addition to sharing with visitors a protected landscape of breathtaking magnificence, Bushmans Kloof also has an award-winning wilderness spa where healing energies are generated. … Continue reading “Health, Healing and a Heavenly Topup of Nature at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg”
Exclusive Getaways offers a great variety of holiday accommodation in the upmarket and luxury class. Our selection includes stylish huts in the wilderness and in nature – providing superb holiday accommodation and echoing South Africa’s interesting traditional architecture.
If you’re planning a summer holiday in South Africa, there are all sorts of wonderful kinds of waterside holiday destinations to consider. We offer you a few of our favourite water’s edge lodges and hotels from around the country.