A self-catering holiday makes plenty room for setting your own pace for mealtimes, and preparing as much or as little of whatever it is that you fancy. It’s travel the DIY way – and the main attraction is that you get to custom-make your every holiday moment. We bring you some ideas for luxury self-catering holidays in South Africa, where doing your own thing does not imply forfeiting the comforts of an upmarket getaway, but gives you the freedom to make your own choices in the moment.
Self-catering in the Western Cape
De Hoop Nature Reserve near Bredasdorp is an idyllic place for a self-catering break. A variety of chalets and cottage types are available, all attractive and well equipped, and surrounded by a pristine nature reserve. There are activities galore, ranging from dune walks to whale watching, biking, birding, quad biking and more. See More.
Self-cater in four-star standard in beautiful Hermanus, at the Whale Coast Hotel. The hotel is situated next to the Hermanus station, opposite a shopping mall and very centrally positioned in relation to shops, eateries, the beachfront and the cliff walking path. Choose a one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment, all of which are very upmarket and fully equipped for self-catering. See More. Check availability at Whale Coast Hotel.
Self-catering in the Eastern Cape
Surfers, sun- and beach-worshippers will love the bright self-catering apartments at Diaz 15 in the surfing eden of Jeffreys Bay. A rim-flow pool alongside the apartments has wide views of the beach and the surf. The apartments are large, light and well-furnished, and many have sea views. All have balconies with barbeque facilities. Breakfasts are prepared for you in your suite, and for the rest you do your own thing. See More. Check availability at Diaz 15.
Self-catering in Gauteng
Self-cater in easy-going luxury in Sandton, at the The Capital Empire – a short walk away from the incredible Sandton City shopping experience and the business district. The apartments have one, two or three bedrooms, and there are also two-, three- and four-bedroom penthouses. Standard facilities include wi-fi, LCD TV with 40 DSTV channels, extra-length beds with percale linen, air-con and heating, beverage-making facilities, luxury amenities, bathrobes, and mini-bars. The complex has a restaurant, spa room, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, and business centre. See More.
Self-catering in Mpumalanga
Enjoy a safari at your own pace in one of South Africa’s leading game reserves. Djuma Game Reserve offers guests the luxury of upmarket facilities coupled with the independence of self-catering. The five suites of Vuyatela Lodge form a private camp for groups of 10, with a resident chef on standby. Each suite has a lounge, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and large deck. Similarly, Galago Camp provides a tailor-made safari for 10 guests, on a self-catering basis or with the option of hiring a private chef. See More.