Unique Holiday Accommodation

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”

Visit Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in Cederberg South and be enchanted by the gigantic rock formations for which the Cederberg Mountains are famous. This is a wonderworld of nature. A dramatic landscape will cast its spell on you and reveal a multitude a wonders. Weathered rocks of sandstone stand as monuments to time. Wild animals … Continue reading “4 Days in the Life of… Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve”

Star-studded skies are one of the many majesties of South Africa’s Great Karoo, and one of the finest ways to enjoy this precious sight is from the splendid star bed in Samara Private Game Reserve. Situated in the Graaff-Reinet area of the Karoo South Africa, Samara is a breathtaking wilderness sanctuary offering a remarkable safari … Continue reading “A Milky Way Star Bed on Safari at Samara Private Game Reserve South Africa”

Exclusive Getaways offers a great variety of holiday accommodation in the upmarket and luxury class. Our selection includes stylish huts in the wilderness and in nature – providing superb holiday accommodation and echoing South Africa’s interesting traditional architecture. 

Out with the drab and the dowdy. Away with the frumpy and the staid. In with spirited splashes of colour, bold design and a dash of daring. If you love holiday accommodation that’s hip and natty, these are the fab and funky hotels and lodges you would love to unbend at in South Africa.

Enchantment, adventure, high jinks, and some of the largest (and cutest) animals on the planet – we have all this and much more here in South Africa. When you feel the need to delight, reward, treat or inspire the kid who lives inside you, opt for one of our getaways that will feed your inner child – … Continue reading “Enchanting Places to Take Your Inner Child on Holiday in South Africa”

With so many terrains, traditions and heritage legacies a part of its world, there is endless scope in South Africa for a diverse array of  imaginative and unusual hotels and lodges. We list some of the great builds in the hotel and lodge industry, where inventive, out of the ordinary, traditional or highly sustainable forms of architecture … Continue reading “Great Builds: 8 Architecturally Interesting Hotels and Lodges in South Africa”

A houseboat holiday in South Africa provides a novel and snazzy leisure experience. Water has its own magical sheen and beauty by day, and a special lull by night.  So why not bunk down on a houseboat in an idyllic water setting, on a choice cruise-and-snooze holiday in South Africa. It’s also a great way of celebrating a … Continue reading “Cruising ‘n Snoozing: 4 Heaven-Sent Houseboat Holidays in South Africa”

Rovos Rail is the journey you need to take at least once in your lifetime. But more would definitely be more! Da-dik-da-dik.  Da-dik-da-dik.  Da dik … it’s a slow and steady ‘expedition’ in that grand old sense of a captivating, prior-world jaunt – and an exceedingly elegant one too. It’s hugely evocative and it’s a grand spoil. … Continue reading “A Delectable Slice of Life on the Slow Track: Our Journey on Rovos Rail”

Best of South Africa on a plate and in a glass, was our experience of wining and dining on Rovos Rail, the most luxurious rail travel in all of Africa. Wining and dining on the train is a magnificent meandering for the palate. And for international guests, it’s an enchanting ‘first and best date’ with some of … Continue reading “Wining and Dining That’s Right on Track: Foodies, Welcome Aboard Rovos Rail”