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South Africa’s Waterberg wilderness is an incredibly scenic area of Limpopo province, and a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Waterberg rests against a breathtaking canvas of mountain ranges and is home to the game reserves of Welgevonden, Entabeni and Lapalala Wilderness, all of which provide superb safari experiences and wilderness getaways. These range from ultra-luxurious … Continue reading “Wondrous Waterberg: The Place of Scenic Safaris in South Africa”

Knysna is a popular holiday town on South Africa’s glorious Garden Route offering superb holiday accommodation within easy access of the area’s many attractions. When it comes to choosing luxury holiday accommodation in Knysna, one can easily be spoilt for choice. Exclusive Getaways makes some recommendations.

South Africa’s superb scenery and moderate climate just beg for celebratory, outdoor food feasts shared under big skies studded with stars at night. In general, luxury lodges in South Africa capitalize on great weather and spectacular landscapes, and invite their guests to enjoy exceptional outdoor dining venues. Here we present 15 super-special outdoor feasting spots at … Continue reading “15 Awesome Ways to Have a Food Feast in South Africa”

Launch a splendid South African tour in beautiful Cape Town and conclude with an exciting Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park, visiting famous wine country along the way.

The Turtle Season at Thonga Beach Lodge extends from November to February. It’s an awesome experience to meet giant turtles at night, on Mabibi Bay’s long stretches of beach sands, where Loggerhead and Leatherback females come up to lay their eggs.  These magnificent creatures return to the Maputuland coastline every year – to the very beach … Continue reading “It’s Turtle Time: Meet Giant Turtles at Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal”

Belgrace Boutique Hotel is an extravagantly luxurious retreat in the White River countryside of Mpumalanga, set on a macadamia nut farm. All of its suites are indulgently romantic and fit for royalty, and several have private jacuzzis. If you enjoy the whirlpool magic of a jacuzzi tub and are planning a romantic escape, honeymoon or anniversary getaway … Continue reading “Bliss and Opulence: A Luxury Jacuzzi Getaway in White River”

A vast sweep of savannah woodlands dotted with thorny scrub gives Thornybush Game Reserve its name. The name conjures up thickets of the spiky vegetation for which the South African wilderness is well known and which silhouettes so magnificently against great wilderness skies. Thornybush is a magical natural wonder-world spanning 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness adjacent … Continue reading “Thornybush Game Reserve: Heavenly Lodges for Your Top-Class South African Safari Holiday”

If you dream of riding the big wave, Jeffreys Bay is your holiday spot. Not only is this where the surf gets real colossal, it’s also a great spot for sand boarding on milk-white dunes and getting high on kite surfing. Stand up paddling is popular too, on the ocean and on the lagoon. Jeffreys … Continue reading “Jeffreys Bay, Playground of Big Surf and Beautiful Beaches: Where to Stay”

A splendid world of beaches, glistening lagoons and wilderness areas, Mossel Bay is a fabulous holiday destination at the start of the Garden Route, travelling from Cape Town.

Visitors to South Africa will want to see the breathtaking coastlines and world-class beaches for which the country is famous. Three popular coastal towns of absolute distinction – and holiday playgrounds second to none – are Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay. Exclusive Getaways recommends a hotel of distinction in each of these towns, to include … Continue reading “Coasting Along 5-Star: Exceptional Stays in Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay”