In many parts of the Cape, farming and farm life are much a part of the lifestyle. Wine, fruit and veggies, grain, flowers and fynbos, ostriches, and milk and dairy are some of the produce of Cape farms. Some working farms also welcome stayover guests to enjoy farmstays while daily farm operations tick over. Farmstays … Continue reading “5 Fabulous Farmstays in the Cape”
Although the Western Cape as a whole wrestles the grip of a harsh and prolonged drought, there are indeed some pockets in the region that are relatively free from water scarcity and where use of water is not currently restricted. For Capetonians and so many others in the Western Cape who’ve been curtailing and measuring … Continue reading “Splash Out on an Exclusive Getaway in Western Cape Areas Without Water Restrictions”
No holiday in the Western Cape of South Africa would be complete without visiting at least a few of the small charismatic country towns that add so much appeal to the region. Self-drive visitors in the Western Cape are well advised to hit the road and explore some of our charming country towns once they … Continue reading “7 Charismatic Country Towns in the Western Cape and Where To Stay”
Self-cater in style at one of our fabulous self-catering holiday accommodations in Cape Town, Cape winelands, Western Cape, Garden Route and Little Karoo. Kindly take note that not all accommodation is self-catering at the hotels and lodges mentioned here – in some cases there may be just one self-catering cottage attached to the lodge.
Combed vineyards in a multitude of perfect rows. Verdant valleys. Great old trees and lordly mountains. Farm-style ease and comfort. And from every window at La Cotte Forest Cottages, there’s a feast of a view – to pacify, to mesmerize, to delight and re-energize.
Luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands of the Western Cape is a fine way to enjoy the scenery of South Africa’s magnificent wine country, along with outstanding wines and food experiences on the Cape’s celebrated Wine Routes, of which there are several. An experience of the Cape Winelands is well worth including in your South African … Continue reading “Cape Winelands Accommodation: Luxury Stays on Western Cape Wine Routes”
Fynbos – translated as ‘fine bush’ – is one of the Cape’s most magnificent and abundant gifts. It forms part of the majestic Cape Floral Kingdom which holds rank as the world’s richest flower kingdom. Consisting of shrub- and heathlands occurring on scenic coastal plains and on mountain slopes of the south western and southern Cape, Fynbos – … Continue reading “Fabulous Fynbos Holiday Hotspots of the Western Cape and Garden Route”
The Western Cape of South Africa has seaboards, coastlines and beach playgrounds that rival the best in the world. From classy city-edge seafronts abuzz with holiday-makers, to tranquil small-town waterfronts and slow-paced seaside villages, Exclusive Getaways offers sea- and beach-bound travellers a fabulous selection of casual yet luxurious hotels near the beach in the Western Cape.
Premier Hermanus hotel The Marine brings a fresh and fabulous dining experience at its new restaurant, Origins. The Khoisan heritage, local and seasonal produce, and the joy of community in sharing food, are elements of this exciting new eating experience. “We are very excited to launch this new restaurant where Indigenous and endemic ingredients have been brought together … Continue reading “‘Origins’ is the Fresh, New Dining Experience at The Marine in Hermanus”
Whatever the season, it’s always wonderful to visit Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa in the Stellenbosch region of the Cape’s exquisite winelands. Sumptuous accommodation in vineyard-surroundings, gourmet food, sensational wines, acclaimed art, exclusive diamond purchasing opportunities, spa indulgence and more: each season at Delaire Graff has its own mood, magic and enchantment:
Set on one of the Cape’s earliest and most prestigious wine estates, The Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch offers a masterful combination of polished current-day luxury and age-old grandeur. Set in the exquisite Jonkershoek Valley against a breathtaking mountainscape and fringed by vineyards – which we’ve just enjoyed in the crisp caramel cladding of late autumn – the Lanzerac is … Continue reading “Princely Lodgings, Wining and Dining Unlimited at Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch”
No need to flap! The Western and Eastern Cape has some superbly luxurious tented safari camps, where the wildlife encounter is as rewarding as the lodgings are indulgent. We have a hand-picked selection of beautiful wilderness reserves – all malaria-free – that are home to Africa’s big and small wildlife, and offer exceptional lodgings in exclusive tented, … Continue reading “5 Handpicked Luxury Tented Safaris in the Cape”