South Africa is renowned for its magical scenery, diverse cultural heritage and warm hospitality. It is an ideal travel destination for a romantic getaway, family holiday or for a fun filled journey with friends. The vast array of options appeal to local and overseas tourists alike, encouraging them to explore the magnificent mountains, valleys and coastlines and the wildlife inhabiting these terrains.

Romantic Escape

South Africa abounds with exclusive hotels that offer luxury accommodation and unsurpassed tranquillity, so when it is time for you and your partner to spend a romantic getaway together, you are sure to find a safari destination that suits your needs.

If you are looking for total exclusivity, choose one of the eleven ultra-luxurious suites at the Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge. It is situated on a hillside close to the Groot Marico River in the North West province and is hidden between great boulders and trees, making it the ideal romantic getaway.

During the day, enjoy the safari activities that span 75,000 hectares of bushveld. Choose between an early morning or a late afternoon game drive in the comfort and safety of an open landrover. A knowledgeable ranger will help ensure that you experience South Africa’s famed Big Five.

Enjoy dinner beneath the stars in a traditional boma, where you will enjoy a three course dinner in the heart of the bushveld. Alternatively, indulge in a dinner for two on your private balcony. The luxurious suites each have their own plunge pool and fireplace, ensuring you and your partner share an idyllic romantic escape.

Family Fun

The Western Cape is rich with recreational activities – just the place for a family holiday. Only two hours from the city of Cape Town, Walker Bay is famous for its 4×4 drives, horse and hiking trails and whale watching. The kids will love the boat tours, where they can view Cape fur seals and African penguins. Be adventurous and try kite surfing, sea kayaking and mountain biking.

When it is time to relax and rejuvenate, Walker Bay’s Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers its guests fantastic accommodation under a canopy of old milkwood trees. Choose between a garden lodge, forest lodge or villa. While you are out and about enjoying the variety of activities, the hotel will keep your children busy with tailor-made children’s programs and activities at The Playground.

Something for everyone

Take a journey up the Garden Route and create some of your greatest holiday memories. Plettenberg Bay is vibrant and bustling with group activities for you and your friends to enjoy over a holiday period. For the brave, why not try shark cage diving in Mossel Bay, which is just outside Plettenberg Bay. Alternatively, you can sky dive or bungy jump which will get your adrenalin pumping while you enjoy South Africa’s breathtaking scenery.

After a day of adventure, catch up on some much needed rest at the exclusive Plettenberg Park Hotel and Spa which is nestled on a cliff’s edge in a private nature reserve. Enjoy the hotel’s luxury private beach, 25-metre infinity pool and amazing sea views from the outdoor deck.

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