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Superb Self-Catering Nature and Farm Getaways in South Africa

luxury self catering nature getaways in south africa

Think glamping and add another splash of luxury. Self-catering holidays in South Africa can be a spiff affair, offering independence and freedom, while at the same time providing the indulgences and provisioning that make holidays special. Exclusive Getaways recommends some superb self-catering getaways in South Africa where you get to self-manage your stay without forfeiting creature comforts.

Bushveld Bivouac, Hoedspruit Area

Bushveld Bivouac, Hoedspruit Area
Bushveld Bivouac, Hoedspruit Area

Bushveld Bivouac Private Camp is a gorgeous and superbly private self-catering bush camp on an easily accessible 300-hectare farm near Hoedspruit. Set in a  natural wilderness with a wide range of plains game, this appealing getaway is fully serviced and off-the-grid, and accommodates visitors in four beautiful tented hideaways and a cottage retreat, each a haven of natural luxury. Each tented unit has its own private bathroom with walk-in shower and live-edge vanity; a fully-equipped kitchen; plunge pool and fire pit or boma. For guests who prefer a ‘brick and mortar’ bush pad, the cottage retreat is a serene hideaway decorated in soothing greens, and offering a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, veranda, plunge pool, fire pit and outdoor shower. Life at Bushveld Bivouac is all about ease and access to nature: go walking and biking on the farm, spot animals and birds, and savour exquisite views from your private deck and pool. The Kruger Park’s Phalaborwa Gate is 40 minutes away. Mail us.

Springsteen Cabins, Tulbagh and Rawsonville

Springsteen Cabins Tulbagh
 
Springsteen Cabins, Rawsonville

Springsteen Cabins offer your dream get-away-from-it-all nature escape – at two different sites in the Tulbagh and Rawsonville valleys. Delightful self-catering cabins are eco-friendly, operating off the grid and providing stylish comforts in a sleek, minimalist style. Switch off from the usual demands and pressures and commune with nature instead. Each cabin has a living and dining area, and a kitchen fitted with a gas hob, mini fridge-freezer, and cutlery and crockery. Stack doors open onto a covered patio with outdoor seating, dining area and a gas braai facility. Each cabin also has a wood-fired hot tub and plunge pool. Pets are welcome, but with prior arrangement please. Mail us.

Boschendal Farm Stay, Franschhoek

Boschendal Orchard Cottages, Franschhoek
Boschendal Farm Stay, Franschhoek

Boschendal is a premier wine estate in the Franschhoek winelands and offers a wonderful selection of luxury wine farm accommodation. The cottages invite authentic farm living with a contemporary feel. Guests can do farm tours; trails through orchards and mountain fynbos; mountain biking; and swimming in farm dams. Picnics and wine tastings are much a part of the Boschendal lifestyle, and there are also wonderful activities for children on the farm.  Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis, with facilities for self-catering. Fresh produce can be bought at the Farm Shop & Butchery. The Werf Restaurant is a great option when you want to eat out. Mail us.

The Milkwood Collection: Number Eleven Self-Catring Villa, Knysna 

Under Milkwood Number Eleven Self-Catering Villa, Knysna
Under Milkwood Number Eleven Self-Catering Villa, Knysna

Under Milkwood Number Eleven is situated at the Knysna Heads in a beautifully landscaped garden, with timber walkways leading directly to the beach and lagoon. This five-star self catering villa has magnificent lagoon views, modern living spaces, and four en-suite bedrooms and an additional TV room/5th bedroom. The villa accommodates 8 – 12 people. There is a large, open-plan dining room and well-equipped kitchen, an infinity-pool and outdoor dining area. There is also a covered bar counter with charcoal and gas barbeques. Mail us.

Tandweni Villa, Jozini Dam

Tandweni Villa is a luxurious self-catering villa set on the banks of Jozini Dam within the Pongola Biosphere Reserve. The area some of the best tiger fishing, as well as ‘Big 4’ game viewing and a luxury bush experience. Every room at Tandweni Villa has panoramic views across the glistening waters of Jozini Dam and the Ubombo mountain pass. The veranda and pool area have beautiful views over the dam and up the Jozini Gorge, making it the perfect scenic relaxation spot. Ten adults can be comfortably accommodated in five bedrooms, with the use of four bathrooms. The villa has its own boma, gym, and equipped kitchen. The garden provides a safe, fenced play space for children. Mail us.

Tandweni Villa, Jozini Dam
Tandweni Villa, Jozini Dam

Mail us to book your luxury nature getaway in South Africa, or call +27 21 797 7122 to speak to a consultant.

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