Real luxury on holiday is being able to do what suits you, when it suits you. Privacy is another holiday luxury, often missing – or limited – in mainstream hotels.  Having sole use of a holiday villa for your family, gives you the luxury of a private, self-made experience. It also gives you ample space in which to unwind and live the good life – independently and always at your own pace. Exclusive Getaways suggests some opulent exclusive-use villas for luxury family holidays in the Western Cape.


La Cotte House is a luxury sole-use holiday homestead set beside a lake on a Franschhoek wine farm. The Main House, the Pool House and the Lake Cottage have a total of 6 bedrooms. Soak up sublime views of farmlands and the lake from the terrace – the perfect place for outdoor meals and relaxation. Private and spacious, La Cotte House is ideal for a luxurious family holiday close to the town of Franschhoek. Guests at La Cotte House may self-cater, dine out, or request the service of a private chef. Mail us.

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La Cotte House in Franschhoek has a wonderful waterside setting.
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La Cotte House has an idyllic setting in the winelands of Franschhoek.

The Manor House at Mont Rochelle is a stylish 4-bedroom villa on Franschhoek farmlands, available for the exclusive use of families holidaying in the Cape winelands. The Manor sleeps eight adults and up to six children. There are spacious leisure areas, kitchen, outdoor heated swimming pool and gym. Make use of the services of a chef who will prepare your meals from the villa’s own kitchen. In addition to breakfast, which is included in the rates, exclusive use of The Manor House also includes lunch or dinner at either of the two restaurants at Mont Rochelle hotel, or otherwise guests can choose to dine privately in the villa. Mail us.

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The Manor House at Mont Rochelle is a stylish exclusive-use option for families in Franschhoek.
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The pool at The Manor House at Mont Rochelle has glorious views.

There are two private villas in Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, which stand in full glory on the fynbos-covered mountain slopes above Walker Bay, not far from Hermanus. One of the villas offers 6 luxury suites and the other 4. Both offer total privacy and the most incredible nature views. Allow your private chef and butler to make your self-tailored holiday dream a reality. A private, qualified guide will take you on wonderful nature excursions in the area, in a vehicle reserved for your exclusive use. Mail us.

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Grootbos Private Villas offer complete privacy to families in the magnificent Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.
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Just look at the glorious views from this bathroom in one of the Grootbos Private Villas.

De Kelders Private House is a bespoke coastal retreat in De Kelders, providing luxurious living spaces with select art pieces. Acclaimed by decor aficionados, the villa is a very private space in which families can slow down in luxury in the small village of De Kelders, 5 km from Gansbaai and 35 km from Hermanus. Children aged 8+ are welcome at the villa. Mail us.

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De Kelders Private House offers sole-use seclusion in the coastal haven of De Kelders
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A bedroom at De Kelders Private House.

Bushmans Kloof Koro Lodge is a magnificent sole-use wilderness retreat in the Cederberg, about 3 hours by car from Cape Town. It gives families complete privacy and independence, and access to natural beauty that is nothing short of staggering. The villa provides 2 master bedrooms, fully en-suite; a loft bedroom suitable for 4 children; equipped kitchen; bar; living and dining area; beautiful terrace, swimming pool; and barbeque facility. Your stay will be made special by a dedicated host, personal wilderness guide and chef. The surrounding wilderness is there to be discovered: rock art walks, canoeing, nature drives, hiking and biking, swimming in rock pools, and picnics in beautiful places are among the options. Mail us.

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Koro Lodge at Bushmans Kloof is a sole-use family villa in a treasured wilderness.
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The rugged, ancient wilderness of Bushmans Kloof.

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