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Whether your idea of a weekend getaway calls forth pictures of a blazing fireside with a glass of red in hand, lazy, late-morning breakfast feasts at a pretty poolside, brisk walks to scoop up the country air, or romantic dinners for two, Exclusive Getaways has some suggestions for your next weekend getaway to magical Mpumalanga.

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 … Continue reading “5 Opulent Sole-Use Family Getaways in Western Cape”

The Cederberg wilderness in Western Cape, and Namaqualand and the Green Kalahari in Northern Cape, are magnificent destinations brimming with raw natural beauty and exceptional outdoor activities. Rugged, ancient and vast, these areas inspire awe and make breathcatching first impressions.  

The Green Kalahari is a pure and alluring wilderness in the Northern Cape, at the place where the ancient Kalahari Desert has a brush with the mighty Orange River. In a dramatic landscape of rocky ravines, red earth, and great plains made fertile by the life-giving river, Tutwa Desert Lodge has its home. Embark on an … Continue reading “A Day in the Life of… Tutwa Desert Lodge: Your Unforgettable Encounter with the Green Kalahari”

Imagine sleeping in a forest on the edge of a lake, soaking in a tub set in pearl-white sand beneath the stars, and spending your days walking in faraway raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful waterways, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea. And what’s more, you will barely … Continue reading “Placid Lakes, Palm Forests, Starlit Bathtubs and Utopian Beaches: Kosi Forest Lodge KwaZulu-Natal”

Safaris often imply long road trips, with many hours spent behind the wheel before arriving at the dreamed-of safari hideaway. Not so if you’re travelling from Johannesburg to a safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve – there are no more than 2 hours of travelling between you and your big game safari – how easy … Continue reading “The Best of the Bush Near the Buzz of Sun City: A Pilanesberg Safari”

It may be true that the presence of love is enough to create a sense of utopia, but let’s face it, actual surroundings go a long way to create the kind of atmosphere in which romance has little choice but to flourish.  Here are some of our all-star, high-living romantic getaways in South Africa.

A jacuzzi getaway is a real spoil and a great idea for romance. If you live in Johannesburg and long to get away to the picturesque countryside and stay someplace where you can while away some hours in a hot tub, we have some fabulous jacuzzi getaways reachable from Johannesburg to suggest to you. Cultivate … Continue reading “5 Fabulous Jacuzzi Jaunts from Joburg”

The Pilanesberg National Park rests in the rocky amphitheatre of a long extinct volcano in the North-West Province. The fourth largest reserve in South Africa, the Pilanesberg is very scenic and is prolifically populated by wildlife. Almost all of southern Africa’s mammals are represented here, and the Big Five most certainly. The Pilanesberg is also … Continue reading “The Pilanesberg: Luxury Lodges for a Super-Scenic Big 5 Safari in South Africa”

Celebrate the Western Cape’s gorgeous coastlines by experiencing them afresh. Book a luxurious coastal getaway with Exclusive Getaways, pack your bag and head for an awesome oceanside spot in the Western Cape: