Visiting Knysna is truly a case of ‘paradise found’. Packed with scenic wonders and brimming with activities for holidaymakers, Knysna remains as popular as ever. Knysna gives you beaches, lagoons and lakes. It gives you mysterious forests, mountains, nature reserves and oyster farms. Sightseeing is fabulous and adventure activities abound. We have a variety of … Continue reading “Knysna: Why Visit and Where to Stay?”

Of all landscapes in South Africa, the Karoo has clinched the most marvellous of claims. It has been called ‘the world’s most extraordinary desert‘ (National Geographic) and ‘an envied rarity‘ (Country Life). It has also been described as South Africa’s ‘soul space‘ and its own ‘version of New Mexico, the Outback or the Gobi‘ (The … Continue reading “The Call of the Karoo: Magical Places to Stay at and Explore in the Great and Little Karoo”

The Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals are friendly, welcoming and productive events showcasing fine South African lodges, hotels and travel products to people working in the South African travel industry. Our workshops are popular with tour operators, travel agents, PCOs and other professionals with an interest in luxury travel in South Africa. We hosted … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals: Feedback from Our Exhibitors and Attendees”

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) sets quality criteria for the grading of tourism products. A 5-Star Premium status was introduced in 2019, for those establishments in South Africa that exceed 5-Star status in terms of product luxury, quality and service. To date just a handful of hospitality establishments in South Africa carry … Continue reading “The Gold Standard For Lodges in South African: Achievers of 5* Premium Grading”

Basking at the seaside and fringed by ancient forests, Plettenberg Bay is a firm favourite of holiday destinations on the Garden Route. It is a town of stunning good looks, with scenic beaches and good surf breaks, beautiful (and hikeable) nature reserves, mysterious forests and majestic mountains, and well-run animal sanctuaries.  This glam holiday town … Continue reading “Plettenberg Bay: Variety-Guide to Hotels and Lodges in a Favourite Garden Route Town”

For nature enthusiasts and people who love to be outdoors on holiday, De Hoop Nature Reserve is ideal. It makes a terrific holiday playground, whether travelling as a couple or as a family. Exclusive Getaways lists 20 reasons why you’d want to visit De Hoop Nature Reserve, a destination drenched in beauty and packed with … Continue reading “20 Reasons to Visit De Hoop Nature Reserve”

Summer in South Africa brings the prospect of sun-drenched beach holidays at the country’s sensational coastal destinations. Here we offer you a choice of some of our favourite luxury beach getaways in South Africa.

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.