When we South Africans travel post-COVID-19 we will want to have the best experiences at the lowest possible risk to our health. And so Exclusive Getaways has some pointers for South Africans wanting to travel safely and enjoyably post-COVID.

Local is Lekker

Go the route of staycations and mine the travel riches in your own country. By making local choices, you eliminate all the risks associated with global travel. No airports and aircraft. No risks of getting ill outside your own borders. South Africa has tons of options. From safaris and nature stays to beach holidays and country getaways, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Mail us for some ideas.

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The Arniston Spa Hotel is a popular holiday option for Capetonians, offering lots of coastal splendour and wonderful day-tripping possibilities

Drive There

Self-drive will be a good way to travel post-COVID. Not only do you avoid the risks of airports and air travel, but you also get to see a great deal of the country – and you can make some interesting detours.

Self-drive allows you to bypass the congestion of airports and aircraft

Wide Open Spaces

Wide open spaces and remote destinations are surely one of South Africa’s greatest assets for post-COVID travel. Wilderness areas, beautiful tracts of desert, faraway beaches, mountain hideaways, the vast Karoo – all these and more are options for travel in non-congested places where you will feel as though you have the whole world to yourself. Mail us for ideas.

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Having the world to yourself whilst exploring the Cederberg Mountains from your base at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat.

Small Towns and Villages

South Africa has a plethora of wonderful country towns and places to visit. Ever felt drawn to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the Pilanesberg or the Wild Coast? Or curious about Pilgrim’s Rest, Clarens, Nieu Bethesda, Sabie, Sutherland, Parys or Prince Albert? This is your chance to investigate and find holiday delights on your doorstep, or as far afield as you feel willing to drive.

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Explore the charms of Prince Albert whilst staying at Mirtehof Guest Farm Estate.


A self-catering getaway is an ideal way to eliminate contact with others. We have many wonderful self-catering getaways to recommend. Mail us for ideas.

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La Cotte Forest Cottages are appealing self-catering getaways on a beautiful wine farm in Franschhoek.

Sole-Use Accommodation

Having a villa or lodge for the exclusive use of your family or travel companions is a great luxury. You can set the pace of your holiday without taking others into account, and need not even see guests who are not in your party. Some sole-use accommodation includes private chef and butler, and in the case of sole-use safari offerings, also private field guide and dedicated safari vehicle. Mail us for recommendations.

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Grootbos Private Villa is a stunning sole-use option in Walker Bay area, Western Cape

Mail us for ideas for your post-COVID travels in South Africa, or call +27 21 797-7122.