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Free-roaming lions have returned to the Plains of Camdeboo after an absence of close on 200 years. Samara Private Game Reserve has re-introduced lions to its magnificent Karoo wilderness, securing another triumph for conservation in the area. This premier private game reserve is now the custodian of a Big Five wilderness.

Wilderness wonderlands and getaways that are free of dangerous predators deliver the supreme gift of freedom. Freedom to walk, freedom to hike, freedom to horse ride or picnic close to nature without threat of dangerous predators. Here are some spectacular nature getaways in South Africa where the wilderness offers safe, predator-free access to its magic.

Ideas for yearend getaways and celebrations become the talk of the town as we thumb the last couple of pages of our 2018 calendars. Yearend deserves its fair share of festivities. It’s the time of year when we take stock of our accomplishments and pat ourselves and colleagues on the back for work well done. … Continue reading “Great Ideas for Yearend Celebrations and Getaways”

Johannesburg – holding rank as South Africa’s City of Gold and the country’s largest city – has a plethora of large world-class hotels, smaller boutique establishments and outstanding guesthouses, with superb offerings for holiday-makers and business travellers. Here, Exclusive Getaways lists some highly reputable favourites.

If you live in a city like Johannesburg or Pretoria, you will probably relish the idea of a luxury weekend getaway that is easily accessible from home, to offer you a short reprieve from the rush and scurry of city life, and the opportunity to ignite your spark again. Exclusive Getaways suggests a few wilderness … Continue reading “6 Super Weekend Getaways from Joburg”

When you need a dose of nature to restore and recharge, consider these favourite nature getaways from Exclusive Getaways, featuring a selection of catered and self-catering accommodation in fantastic nature settings. KOSI FOREST LODGE, Isimagaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal Secluded in a sand forest in a treasured nature area. Guided canoe trips, forest walks, outings to … Continue reading “Nature Getaway Extravaganza: 10 Phenomenal Nature Getaways in the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal”

The Wild Coast of South Africa is an unspoiled wonderland if ever there was one. Situated in the Eastern Cape, the Wild Coast incorporates the area between the Mtamvuna River in the north and the Great Kei River in the south. This alluring and unsullied area features fantastic cliffs, the most breathtaking coastlines and bays … Continue reading “The Wild Coast, South Africa: Where To Stay in a Pristine Wonderworld”

South Africa is a paradise for families on holiday. In a country where there is so much to see and do, a great many hotels and lodges have pulled out all the stops for families, catering specifically for children by providing suitable accommodation, appropriate activities and supervision. Here Exclusive Getaways gives some pointers for families … Continue reading “Luxury Family Travel in South Africa: What To Consider and Where to Go”

When it comes to luxury, the top-ranking safari lodges in South Africa spare nothing to offer you a top-notch safari combining outstanding wildlife experiences on the most treasured of South Africa’s landscapes, with ultra-luxurious safari accommodation, prime leisure in the wilderness and the finest food, wine and hospitality. Here Exclusive Getaways brings you the globetrotter’s list … Continue reading “The Globetrotter’s List of Uber-Luxury Safaris in South Africa”

For anyone wanting to holiday near the wilderness and to enjoy all the finesse and charm of a fine country villa, Exclusive Getaways suggests some holiday stays that will get you the best of both – a superfine experience of country hospitality and villa-style lodgings from which you can dip into the wilderness for a … Continue reading “Country Villa Meets Bushveld: Where to Stay in South Africa for the Best of Two Worlds”