Western Cape

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”

Wildlife safaris are just about everywhere in South Africa! The Western Cape / Garden Route is endowed with its fair share of safari experiences, with several safari lodges between Cape Town and the Garden Route offering enticing wilderness accommodation and exciting guided safaris. As a bonus, the road trip through the Western Cape and along the Garden … Continue reading “A Cape Safari: 4 Fab Safari Lodges Between Cape Town and the Garden Route”

Flex the body, still the mind and enhance wellbeing at one of the upcoming seaside Yoga Retreats at the 5-star Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster on the beautiful Cape West Coast.

The beautiful Company’s Garden in Cape Town is a quiet sanctuary amid the buzz of the city and it’s near magnificent Table Mountain and lots of city attractions. It now also has a trendy new restaurant.

Here’s the recipe for a perfect Gourmet Food and Wine Weekend getaway spoil at the magnificent Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the Cederberg, Western Cape – a few scenic hours away from Cape Town: 1. Allow you hosts to mix together inspired, world-class cuisine and superb wines in a spectacular wilderness. 2. Sit back … Continue reading “Gourmet Food and Wine Weekends in 2015 at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg, Western Cape”