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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel – Franschhoek

A fitting boutique stay

In the heart of the Cape Winelands, Akademie Street is a family owned and managed small boutique property in a quiet area of the village of Franschhoek. Enjoy walking about the luscious gardens or taking a dip in the pool in between exploring the area full of excellent restaurants, shops, art galleries, and vineyards. Read More

Babylonstoren – Drakenstein Valley

Stunning 17th century organic farm

Guest suites at Babylonstoren echo the Cape Dutch farm buildings of the 17th and 18th century with whitewashed walls, ornate gables and thatched roofs. Evoking a sense of well-being, enjoy superb cuisine owing to Babylonstoren's farm-to-fork philosophy led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden. Read More

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Cape Town

Heritage Hotel

Nestling in a garden estate of tall palms and flowering trees, the Mount Nelson is an oasis of elegance at the vibrant heart of Cape Town, which combines classic charm with modern luxury. Sophisticated and regal, the Mount Nelson is the Grande Dame of Cape Town and the perfect base to explore this lively city and its surrounds. Read More

Birkenhead House – Hermanus

Cliff-top luxury at Hermanus

Only 90-minutes from Cape Town, enjoy ocean front luxury at Birkenhead House. A rich coastal experience awaits with whale watching in season, walking the various mountain trails, in-house spa treatments, or to use the accommodation as a base for fishing, bird watching or day trips to nearby townships, villages or local wine farms. Read More

Birkenhead Villa – Hermanus

A great spot to watch whales

At Birkenhead Villa enjoy a seaside retreat perfect for families or friends. You will find minimalistic interiors and clean-white simplicity, a location close to the beach that is fuss-free and flexible, topped off with a private chef to meet any individual needs and amazing ocean views with whales passing by when in season. Read More

Boschendal Farm – Stellenbosch

The goodness of rural South African life

Surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes, lush gardens and vines, the original farmstead complex of Boschendal Farm now offers beautiful accommodation and a blissful taste of rural South African life. It is the perfect choice for couples, families or groups of friends looking to relax, unwind and discover rural South Africa. Read More

Bushman’s Kloof – Cedarberg

Reconnect with the landscape

Bushman’s Kloof is an exclusive and private wilderness reserve and wellness retreat located in the unparalleled panorama of the Cederberg Mountains. Experience the best of this magical wilderness reserve - its history, landscapes and wildlife, and feel the pulse of an extraordinary and ancient landscape. Read More

Cape Cadogan – Cape Town

Historic boutique Cape Town hotel

Family-owned and managed, Cape Cadogan is one of the Mother City's best kept secrets, although those in the know value its unobtrusive personal service and comfortable, luxurious atmosphere. At Cape Cadogan the classic old world style of Cape Town meets the new stylish café society of the modern city. Read More

Cape Grace – Cape Town

A sanctuary of sophistication

Cape Grace Hotel provides the gentle elegance of a small, luxury hotel combined with the allure of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is nestled on a private quay in Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred waterfront and is a welcome and gracious sanctuary of tradition, comfort & sophistication. Read More

Delaire Graff – Stellenbosch

Seclusion in Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Estate is the completed vision of owner, Laurence Graff; to transform a magnificent winelands property into a desirable art, hospitality and wine destination. With its two outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery, the exclusive Lodges, and two luxury boutiques, Delaire Graff provides an exclusive experience for those after the finer things in life. Read More

Dulini Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve

Quintessential safari experience

Dulini is the quintessential safari experience for the sophisticated traveller. Located within the coveted Sabi Sands Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, 10,000 acres of pristine wilderness are traversed in the comfort of six seat open land rovers where you will be exhilarated by daily wildlife encounters. Read More

Ellerman House – Cape Town

Prestigious luxury in the Mother City

Ellerman House enjoys the finest views of the Atlantic seaboard from its commanding position, just 10 minutes away from Cape Town’s waterfront. With total privacy, Ellerman House feels like a family home and it is a peaceful hideaway to experience wonderful hospitality, natural splendour and Cape Town’s cultural treasures. Read More

Fugitives Drift – KwaZulu-Natal

Step back into South Africa's history

Positioned on a hillside above the Buffalo River Gorge in the Natal Battlefields, Fugitives' Drift is a simple but charming family and owner-run property that offers a unique experience combining wildlife with rich South African history. Enjoy horse riding, game drives, walking, fishing and battlefield tours that bring the epic Zulu wars to life. Read More

Grootbos Forest Lodge – Grootbos Reserve

Floral & marine eco-paradise

Just 40 minutes east of Hermanus, Forest Lodge offers sweeping views across Walker Bay to Cape Point. The lodge is a modern contemporary design where the experience is built around the surrounding environment. Forest Lodge provides a wonderful wilderness experience on the doorstep of cosmopolitan Cape Town. Read More

Grootbos Garden Lodge – Grootbos Reserve

Gardens of Eden

The warm and welcoming Garden Lodge is set amongst an Eden of beautifully landscaped fynbos gardens. Blending perfectly into its surroundings yet retaining a sense of effortless contemporary style, this is the perfect spot for soaking up South Africa’s botanical beauty and dramatic coastline. Read More

Grootbos Villa – Gansbaai

An exclusive retreat for friends or family

The Grootbos Villa is a perfect option for friends or family looking for an exclusive holiday home amidst an idyllic setting. Throughout your stay a guide and vehicle is ready for your private use to facilitate a host of activities such as guided nature walks, horse riding, whale watching, wine tours, golf and more. Read More

Hartford House – KwaZulu-Natal

History and grandeur combined

Enjoy old-world decadence and charm at Hartford House in KwaZulu-Natal. Stay in one of 15 luxurious suites and enjoy the simplicity that lies in rural South Africa with a slow trot on a horse, outdoor picnics, swimming, fishing, walking or perhaps birding. Read More

Intercontinental O.R. Tambo – Johannesburg

Convenience and comfort

The Intercontinental O.R. Tambo is Johannesburg airport's only luxury hotel and its location within walking distance to the domestic and international terminals makes it an ideal place to stop over after a long flight or in between safari adventures. Hints of African artefacts are dotted around the property so that one can feel the charm of Africa en route to the next destination. Read More

Jaci’s Safari Lodge – Madikwe Reserve

Safari and relaxation combined

Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, Jaci's Safari Lodge has ten gorgeous safari-styled rooms and suites. It is the ideal environment for a stress-free safari experience with lots of fun activities for children including fascinating games to instill a love of animals, plants and birds. Read More

Kapama Buffalo Camp – Kapama Reserve

Hear the sounds of Africa

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game in true safari tented style, with game drives and bush walks, and without compromising on comfort. Read More

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge – Eastern Cape

Splendour by the river

Nestled in the heart of South Africa's pristine Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, flanking the Great Fish River which meanders through this malaria-free pristine private wilderness. It is renowned for understated luxury, exquisite scenery and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the Reserve home. Read More

Leopard Mountain Lodge – KwaZulu Natal

Zululand Wilderness

Leopard Mountain is a luxury, multiple award-winning, Big 5, family-run safari lodge set within the magnificent 58,000 acre Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The lodge is intimate and exclusive with breathtaking views of Zululand and Msunduze River. Read More

Le Quartier Français – Franschhoek

Serious dining experience

This exclusive luxury hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley within the Cape Winelands is home to two great restaurants - the award winning Tasting Room and Common Room - with both menus designed by Executive Chef Margot Janse. Tucked away in secluded gardens. it offers a total gastronomic experience. Read More

Leeu Estates – Franschhoek

Quintessential Franschhoek

Just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Leeu Estates is a country house and boutique winery set among vineyards, gardens and fynbos in the scenic Franschhoek Valley. Combining easy, relaxed luxury with exquisite dining experiences, fine wine and charming heritage, Leeu Estates offers a quintessential Franschhoek experience. Read More

Leeu House – Franschhoek

Cape Dutch Classic

Sitting in the heart of Franschhoek village, Leeu House offers the relaxed comfort of an elegant country home, combined with the vibrant atmosphere of this charming, historic village. Dining at Leeu House is an experience within itself as the culinary team produce exquisite dishes paired beautifully with the Leeu Estate's excellent wines. Read More

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve

Sophisticated safari suites

Each of the six luxurious suites is operated as a private villa, which makes for a glorious private escape from reality and their thoughtful design offers ‘back to nature’ style surrounded by the untamed African bush. With prime river frontage, fantastic guiding and excellent game viewing, Ivory Lodge makes for an unparalleled safari experience.
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Lion Sands Tinga Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve

Elegance and immersion intertwined

Tinga Lodge offers a truly exceptional safari in the Sabi Sands for anyone looking to relax and unwind in elegant luxury yet also immerse themselves in the African bush. Stay in one of just 9 large suites and understand the traditions and values of the people and the area, learn about the eco systems and encounter world-class game. Read More

Londolozi Founders Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve

Heritage Camp with a modern twist

Founders Camp reinforces the commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service. This, combined with its setting on the Sabi River in a private game reserve, makes for an exclusive safari experience that is unashamedly luxurious. Enchanting, intimate and child-friendly, Founders Camp is perfect for your next safari. Read More

Londolozi Pioneer Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve

South African seclusion

Set amongst the dappled shade of 500 year old ebony trees with stunning river views, Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of five stunning camps within South Africa's famous Londolozi Reserve. With superb river views and a deeply personal atmosphere, it is perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Read More

Londolozi Private Granite Suites – Sabi Sands Reserve

Celebrate nature and space

Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites are a celebration of elegance and elephants in a remarkable river setting within one of South Africa’s original private game reserves - the first in the world to be accorded with Relais & Châteaux status. It offers an extraordinary experience for the exclusive use of just six discerning guests. Read More

Londolozi Tree Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve

Uber-stylish safari legend

World renowned as one of Africa’s finest game lodges, Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be accorded Relais & Châteaux status. Its setting on the Sabi River in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve makes for an exclusive safari experience and a lovely spot from which to watch elephants feed below. Read More

Londolozi Varty Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve

Family & history

The campfire has burned at Varty Camp for over 90 years and it remains the symbolic heart of South Africa's Londolozi reserve. Children over the age of six are welcome making this an excellent option for family safaris. Read More

Madikwe Safari Lodge – Madikwe Reserve

Child-friendly safari camp

Madikwe Safari Lodge is situated in one of South Africa’s largest and malaria-free sanctuaries, the Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge’s immediate surroundings are well known for providing the best game viewing within the reserve, as well as having the lowest visitor numbers which makes for a superior game viewing experience. Read More

Makakatana Bay Lodge – KwaZulu Natal

Coastal Wilderness

On the banks of Lake St Lucia lies Makakatana Bay Lodge where you can experience unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, game drives within the reserve, and unforgettable boat cruises on the river estuary. A pristine wilderness gem, Makakatana is the perfect addition to a South African safari. Read More

Mala Mala Rattrays – Sabi Sands Reserve

Colonial elegance and style

Mala Mala Rattray's lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Reserve. Big Five game reserve in South Africa. It offers a glimpse of an era long past, when distant travellers to Africa married the magic of the wild with a regal, colonial elegance and style. Read More

Marataba Lodge – Limpopo Provence

Tented suites with a contemporary twist

Enjoy the sounds, smells and sights of the African wilderness at Marataba Lodge. Tented accommodation amidst this malaria-free zone is perfect for families, with a host of activities on offer such as twice-daily game drives and safari walks, along with rock pools that one can have a swim in to freshen off. Read More

More Quarters – Cape Town

A stone's throw to Kloof Street

Offering you the luxury of your own holiday apartment within the bustling heart of Cape Town and around the corner from Kloof Street, the objective at More Quarters is to not only provide luxurious accommodation, but also an authentic Cape Town experience – an inside knowledge on Cape Town’s best kept secrets. Read More

Phinda Forest Lodge – KwaZulu Natal

Glass walls to the forest

Set in game rich bushland close to the unspoiled beaches and spectacular coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, Phinda Game Reserve offers an unmatched ‘bush and beach’ combination. The suites at Forest Lodge are encased in glass to offer full immersion into the natural environment without ever compromising on comfort. Read More

Phinda Mountain Lodge – KwaZulu Natal

Amidst the 'Seven World's of Wonder'

Phinda Mountain Range is in a unique location where seven distinct habitats connect over woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and waterholes. This provides excellent game viewing and rooms at Mountain lodge offer bird's-eye views of the Reserve below. Read More

Pod Boutique Hotel – Cape Town

Style in Camps Bay

Infinity pools, glass sliding doors and views over the beach is exactly what you'll get at Pod Boutique Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town. Located near trendy bars and restaurants and just off the main beachfront strip, enjoy the opportunity to relax by the shore during your city stay. Read More

Rovos Rail – Africa-Wide

The romance of train travel

There is no finer way to see Africa than on board a Rovos Rail train locomotive, known as ‘the most luxurious train in the world’. This is surely the most civilised and relaxing way to embark upon some of the world’s most epic long distance journeys. Read More

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve

Flagship luxury in the bush

For decades Bush Lodge has been Sabi Sabi's flagship lodge, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. Offering a great biodiversity of habitat & wildlife you have an excellent chance of close encounters with the ‘Big Five’ – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard – as well as wild dog and cheetah. Read More

Savanna Lodge – Sabi Sands

Lavish retreat in the coveted Sabi Sands

Savanna Lodge is an exclusive 5 star lodge in the game-rich Sabi Sand private reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. The beautifully appointed suites nestle amongst indigenous bush and trees that provide privacy, quiet and a haven for birds. Read More

Settlers Drift – Kariega Reserve

A malaria-free safari spot

Settlers Drift sits in a remote part of the Kariega Game Reserve, an internationally renowned malaria free “Big 5” private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth. The reserve is home to the Big 5 and twice daily game drives will ensure some spectacular encounters. Read More

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge – Timbavati Reserve

Bliss on the hilltop

Blending elegant comfort with exciting wildlife viewing, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge presents a fantastic safari experience for experienced safari-goers and first-timers alike. Spot unique white lions in their natural environment, along with the Big 5, as well as magnificent views of the bush from the lodge. Read More

Simbavati River Lodge – Timbavati Reserve

Unfenced for up-close encounters

Simbavati River Lodge offers 12 000 hectares of wildlife-rich wilderness to explore. Big 5 game viewing here is a focus and you'll have excellent opportunities for photography in the company of experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers on hand, and friendly and knowledgeable staff to make sure your safari experience is unforgettable. Read More

Singita Boulders – Sabi Sands Reserve

Luxury organic-style lodge

Singita Boulders is located in an area that offers prime game viewing and is recognised globally for its formidable predator concentrations and frequent leopard sightings. Stunning design, stylish suites, phenomenal cuisine and faultless service all combine for an indisputable 6 star bush luxury experience. Read More

Singita Castleton – Sabi Sands Reserve

Safari in a country house

Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, Singita Castleton consists of a main house with communal living spaces, and six individual cottages within the grounds, catering for up to 12 people. It is the perfect spot for any group looking for a superb, game rich private safari coupled with a little luxury and the feeling of having not left home. Read More

Singita Ebony – Sabi Sands Reserve

Prime game viewing

Singita Ebony is located in the exclusive Sabi Sands Game Reserve bordering the southern section of the Kruger National Park. The lodge has a commanding presence and an essence that evokes an intense feeling of familiarity - as if visiting a congenial family home. Read More

Singita Lebombo – Sabi Sands Reserve

Where four eco-zones are combined

Singita Lebombo is located on the far eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, in an isolated slice of pristine wilderness. This area represents one of the few remaining unexplored territories in Africa where a unique wildlife population thrives across four different eco-zones. Read More

Singita Sweni – Sabi Sands Reserve

A magical stay awaits

Singita Sweni in the Sabi Sands flanks the Sweni River, a tranquil sanctuary elevated on stilts with decks of timber. Even when you’re indoors, you’ll have the sensation of being close to the river and trees. Enjoy 'Big 5' game viewing or a unique experience of ‘camping out’ under the stars on the day bed out on your viewing deck. Read More

Tanda Tula – Timbavati Reserve

Peer out over the waterhole

At Tanda Tula Safari Camp experience the thrill of game drives in open Land Rovers with highly experienced rangers and trackers, and immerse yourself in the serenity of the African Bush while staying in completely private yet comfortable canvas tented accommodation. Read More

Thanda Safari Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal

Game viewing with cultural opportunities

Hidden away in a private reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, stay in one of only nine luxury bush suites at Thanda Safari Lodge where the ethos is based on its people, wildlife and the environment coming together to conserve the region's wild and natural surroundings. Read More

The Oyster Box Hotel – KwaZulu-Natal

Classic and colonial

Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, The Oyster Box is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban city centre. The combination of colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breathtaking setting makes the Oyster Box a splendid luxury break. Read More

The Peech Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg

Calm amidst green surroundings

The Peech is an obvious choice for any stopover or extended stay in Johannesburg. It is close to many of the city's highlights including the Apartheid Museum, the shopping meccas of Rosebank Markets and Sandton Centre, and to numerous art galleries. With its understated luxury, The Peech exudes a stylish flair and sophistication. Read More

The Plettenberg – Plettenberg Bay

A seaside bliss

Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s ultimate beach destination in the heart of the adventure rich Garden Route. Situated on a rocky headland with spectacular views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to both relax and unwind, or recharge and reinvigorate. Read More

The Table Bay Hotel – Cape Town

A stone's throw to the city's best attractions

At The Table Bay Hotel located on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront in Cape Town, appreciate being in one of the best locations of the city. Rooms either have a view of the harbour, Table Mountain or of Robben Island and guests can expect old-world luxury with restaurants, bars, galleries and museums right on the doorstep. Read More

Three Tree Hill Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal

Spionkop Battlefields

Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Tree Hill Lodge. This eco‐friendly lodge places great emphasis on Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm‐style country food and superb hospitality. 
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Tswalu Motse – Kalahari Reserve

Kalahari conservation meets barefoot luxury

Designed to blend inconspicuously into the mountain range, The Motse consists of eight spacious suites, all styled with a distinct and elegant African character. Tswalu offers an abundance of activities from game drives in open vehicles to bush walks, sleep outs, hot air balloon rides, horseback trails, archery and dune dinners under the stars. Read More

Tswalu Tarkuni – Kalahari Reserve

Private Kalahari home

Tswalu Kalahari is a private reserve in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, covering over 1000km2 (100 000 ha) of desert wilderness. Sitting within the reserve, Tarkuni is the Oppenheimer family’s own personal home. With its own dedicated team of hosts, chefs, guides and trackers, it it the ultimate private safari sanctuary. Read More
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel – Franschhoek
Babylonstoren – Drakenstein Valley
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Cape Town
Birkenhead House – Hermanus
Birkenhead Villa – Hermanus
Boschendal Farm – Stellenbosch
Bushman’s Kloof – Cedarberg
Cape Cadogan – Cape Town
Cape Grace – Cape Town
Delaire Graff – Stellenbosch
Dulini Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve
Ellerman House – Cape Town
Fugitives Drift – KwaZulu-Natal
Grootbos Forest Lodge – Grootbos Reserve
Grootbos Garden Lodge – Grootbos Reserve
Grootbos Villa – Gansbaai
Hartford House – KwaZulu-Natal
Intercontinental O.R. Tambo – Johannesburg
Jaci’s Safari Lodge – Madikwe Reserve
Kapama Buffalo Camp – Kapama Reserve
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge – Eastern Cape
Leopard Mountain Lodge – KwaZulu Natal
Le Quartier Français – Franschhoek
Leeu Estates – Franschhoek
Leeu House – Franschhoek
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve
Londolozi Founders Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve
Londolozi Pioneer Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve
Londolozi Private Granite Suites – Sabi Sands Reserve
Londolozi Tree Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve
Londolozi Varty Camp – Sabi Sands Reserve
Madikwe Safari Lodge – Madikwe Reserve
Makakatana Bay Lodge – KwaZulu Natal
Mala Mala Rattrays – Sabi Sands Reserve
Marataba Lodge – Limpopo Provence
More Quarters – Cape Town
Phinda Forest Lodge – KwaZulu Natal
Phinda Mountain Lodge – KwaZulu Natal
Pod Boutique Hotel – Cape Town
Rovos Rail – Africa-Wide
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve
Savanna Lodge – Sabi Sands
Settlers Drift – Kariega Reserve
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge – Timbavati Reserve
Simbavati River Lodge – Timbavati Reserve
Singita Boulders – Sabi Sands Reserve
Singita Castleton – Sabi Sands Reserve
Singita Ebony – Sabi Sands Reserve
Singita Lebombo – Sabi Sands Reserve
Singita Sweni – Sabi Sands Reserve
Tanda Tula – Timbavati Reserve
Thanda Safari Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal
The Oyster Box Hotel – KwaZulu-Natal
The Peech Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg
The Plettenberg – Plettenberg Bay
The Table Bay Hotel – Cape Town
Three Tree Hill Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal
Tswalu Motse – Kalahari Reserve
Tswalu Tarkuni – Kalahari Reserve

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