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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”

Plan a supreme golf getaway in South Africa, combining the best play with a premium Big Five safari in the Waterberg, or a nature holiday on KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast, or a stay in the beautiful Cape Winelands or Garden Route. We have some superb golf getaway blends for you!

Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organisation that promotes best-practice responsible tourism in Africa, assisting tourism operations to achieve greater sustainability through membership of FTT. Fair Trade Tourism accreditation is a stamp that a certain number of lodges in South Africa display with pride, and Exclusive Getaways recommends these lodges with complete confidence.

If you’re looking for a getaway that is far from run-of-the-mill – a place that will really inspire and enchant you, stay at one of the utopian places recommended here by Exclusive Getaways. Treasured locations well off the beaten track; nature uncontaminated and at its best; trendy, must-stay lodges; sensory indulgences and activities to remember … Continue reading “Paradise Found: 6 Perfect Places in South Africa To Visit At Least Once in a Lifetime”

If you love wildlife and you enjoy being active outdoors – and you’re not opposed to a good dash of luxury, choose White Elephant Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal’s Pongola Game Reserve. It will give you a unique, wonderfully varied and action-packed wilderness experience, with far more than the usual twice-daily safari drives, to keep you … Continue reading “Your Action Safari in Pongola: Activity Lineup at White Elephant Safari Lodge”