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Coming to South Africa on safari is a dream holiday for many, which means you want to choose a special safari lodge that will deliver the finest safari imaginable. Here, Exclusive Getaways recommends half a dozen safari lodges – and there are many more, please ask us! – that really measure up when it comes … Continue reading “The Perfect Safari in South Africa: 6 Luxury-Lifestyle Lodges That Won’t Disappoint”

Gondwana Game Reserve is set to launch an exciting three-night walking trail in Big 5 country, on their 11 000 hectare private game reserve. On the trail participants will enjoy two full days of hiking, and will stay at three remote tented fly camps. Expert trail guides will lead the adventure and acquaint you with … Continue reading “Pioneer Walking Trail Launches at Gondwana”

Exclusive Getaways recommends five fabulous minibreaks from Durban, all accessible within 3 hours by car and ideal as weekend getaways. Our choice includes a luxury beach hotel, scenic hideaways in the countryside – one known for its incredible spa experiences, and a couple of wonderful nature lodges.

Babylonstoren in the Cape winelands is nothing less than a utopia. This is an enchanting farm world of vineyards and orchards; ducks, donkeys and a good pecking order of roosters; top of the line gastronomy and fabulous homegrown wines. A Garden of Eden shelters all manner of visual delights and botanicals that heal. Balmy days … Continue reading “Babylonstoren: A Magical Farm Stay in Cape Wine Country Second to None”

Free State is a land of plenty, offering wide plains and pastures, fields and farmlands, ancient hills and mountains, carpets of cosmos, masses of golden sunshine, and hospitality enough to warm the heart of any traveller. With scenery galore in countrysides that beckon, it is a place of many gems well worth exploring. Here Exclusive … Continue reading “3 Champion Country Getaways in Free State”

We bring you South Africa’s top luxury bucket list item – the safari holiday – in pictures. Sit back and enjoy a safari photo diary that shows some classic moments in a typical day on safari in South Africa. We have selected images that, collectively, capture the atmosphere and activities that exemplify the luxury safari … Continue reading “South African Luxury Safari: Photo Diary”

Iconic places such as Kruger National Park have a huge part in making South Africa a remarkable and sought-after holiday destination. But don’t make any mistake: once you have visited the magnificent wilderness that is Kruger and ticked Big 5 safari off on your bucket list, you have by means exhausted the phenomenal travel and … Continue reading “Life After Kruger: Magnificent Places to Go in South Africa Once You’ve Been to Kruger National Park”

When it comes to finding a fabulous place in South Africa to pop the million-dollar question, Exclusive Getaways has you covered. Here, we roll out a few options for ultra-spectacular will-you-marry-me moments.

A safari in Thanda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is a luxurious affair, and it can also be very meaningful in terms of offering guests the opportunities to participate directly in wildlife conservation activities. Soak up all the wonder of daily guided wildlife safaris and bush walks, superb safari accommodation and service, but also roll … Continue reading “Roll Up Your Sleeves For Conservation Activities on a Thanda Safari in KwaZulu-Natal”

What’s not to love about a place that has idyllic waterways and canals, pretty thatched waterside homes, plenty of good weather, safe bathing, famously excellent surf, and the life-is-good vibe of a holiday village? St Francis Bay ticks all the boxes as a fabulous waterside holiday spot. Hugging the coast at the Kromme River estuary … Continue reading “St Francis Bay: Where to Stay in this Wonderful ‘Little Venice’ on the Sunshine Coast”