Safari

Wilderness has great potential to heal, refresh and awaken. Here, Exclusive Getaways recommends three phenomenal safaris for the soul in South Africa – experiences that reach deeply into the inner being, by offering mind-body practices in addition to wilderness activities, and by being rooted in the intention to provide rest and rejuvenation for the spirit. … Continue reading “3 Supreme Safaris for the Soul in South Africa”

Congratulations to Rovos Rail on its 30th anniversary on 29 April 2019. South Africa’s ultra-luxurious train has chalked up three decades of luxury rail travel in Southern Africa, and offers a grand choice of eight glorious Southern Africa trips.

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”

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”

When it comes to top honeymoon destinations, South Africa is a land of plenty.  If you live abroad and Africa beckons to you, an exclusive safari may be your first choice for a honeymoon. South Africa has an impressive selection of safari honeymoon options, so why not combine a big five safari with stunning wilderness accommodation … Continue reading “Five Superfine South African Safari Destinations for a Honeymoon”

The Timbavati Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s pristine wilderness areas and an excellent location for a private wildlife safari. The Timbavati sits on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park, and spans 53 000 hectares on which many varieties of wildlife roam free. Almost unique to the Timbavati is the rare white lion. … Continue reading “On Safari in Timbavati Game Reserve: Where to Stay”

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”

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.

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”