Category: Nature Getaways
Kapensis Guesthouse

Kapensis Guesthouse has a majestic setting on an 8.5-hectare fynbos farm on the outskirts of Pringle Bay in the Western Cape. The coastline and unique fynbos of the area bestow unrivaled views that stretch across a vast landscape, serene and beautiful. Eight en-suite bedrooms look out upon exquisite mountainscapes and valleys. The area has much to … Continue reading “Kapensis Guesthouse”

Broughton Country Estate

Broughton Country Estate is a tranquil escape in Port Elizabeth’s lush Colleen Glen, offering country house luxury in an exquisite setting. The 19-hectare Broughton estate is a serene haven inviting relaxation amid grasslands, forests, dams and streams. Small indigenous game inhabit the property, which adjoins a nature reserve with over 30 km of walking trails … Continue reading “Broughton Country Estate”

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve is a sanctuary for conservation and personalized safaris in the Great Karoo region of the Eastern Cape. Providing a wilderness home to many successfully rehabilitated species, and sincerely engaged with the local community, Mount Camdeboo provides an inspiring window onto conservation excellence and local life and culture. Stay in a … Continue reading “Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve”

Swartberg Private Game Lodge

Enjoy a private self-catering wildlife safari and nature experience at Swartberg Private Game Lodge in the Little Karoo. Available to families or small groups for exclusive-use holiday rental, this five-bedroom Karoo-style lodge is set on a malaria-free wildlife estate, home to a variety of antelope, as well as Giraffe and Cape Mountain Zebra. Free of large predators, the estate offers … Continue reading “Swartberg Private Game Lodge”

Miarestate Hotel & Spa

Miarestate Hotel & Spa is a 5-star boutique hotel and spa destination located on a beautiful wildlife estate in the nature conservancy of Haga Haga on the Wild Coast. Providing child-friendly accommodation and an in-house programme of activities for young travellers, Miarestate is an excellent choice for luxury family holidays. Outdoors, guests enjoy guided nature drives … Continue reading “Miarestate Hotel & Spa”

Zuurberg Mountain Village

Zuurberg Mountain Village is an alluring mountaintop retreat secluded high up in the Zuurberg Mountains and surrounded by the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. The historic hotel has a charming old-world atmosphere, and offers a supreme nature experience that captivates both local and international visitors. Zuurberg Manor and Zuurberg Village offer comfortable accommodation, traditional country … Continue reading “Zuurberg Mountain Village”

Naries Namakwa Retreat

Naries Namakwa Retreat is a true getaway into nature. Set in the Spektakelberg between Springbok and Kleinzee in the Northern Cape, this is a retreat away from it all amid the breathtaking scenery of Namaqualand. The region is known for its spectacular wild flower displays in springtime and for the treasured Richtersveld National Park. Ideal … Continue reading “Naries Namakwa Retreat”

Montusi Mountain Lodge

Montusi Mountain Lodge is a 4-star lodge in the spectacular Northern Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, offering a peaceful country getaway with splendid views of the famous Amphitheatre and surrounding mountains. Free-standing suites are set in indigenous gardens, away from the thatched central dining and recreation areas. There is much to do at Montusi:  there are scenic … Continue reading “Montusi Mountain Lodge”

Ghost Mountain Inn

Ghost Mountain Inn is a privately owned 4-star hotel at the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain – a perfect place to experience the allure of Africa in stylish comfort. Situated in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, Ghost Mountain Inn is an ideal location from which to explore the wildlife and coastal reserves of Zululand … Continue reading “Ghost Mountain Inn”

Blue Gum Country Estate

Blue Gum Country Estate is a peaceful getaway set on a working wine and olive farm on the Klein Rivier near Stanford. Discover the delights of the Overberg from this quiet country base, and enjoy the immediate beauty of the Blue Gum estate. Walkers, birders, wine enthusiasts and people wanting to move out of the … Continue reading “Blue Gum Country Estate”

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Hog Hollow Country Lodge is secluded on the edge of indigenous forest at The Crags, overlooking a rugged gorge. It’s a paradise for nature people, and a mere 18 kilometres away from Plettenberg Bay. The lodge and its separate 3-bedroom villa offer breathtaking vistas of fertile valleys and the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Ideal for easy-going luxury … Continue reading “Hog Hollow Country Lodge”

The Retreat at Groenfontein

The Retreat at Groenfontein is a welcoming nature getaway set in the exquisite Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, bordering the Swartberg Nature Reserve World Heritage Site. The retreat forms part of a significant conservation area, and offers its visitors access to an unspoiled world of hills and kloofs, clean rivers, clear rock pools and cooling streams. Yellowwood and Oregon pine add distinction … Continue reading “The Retreat at Groenfontein”