Uncover luxury in South Africa

23 March 2018

South Africa is the land of infinite starry skies, majestic wildlife and landscapes that will take your breath away. Whether you dream of enjoying the beautiful beachfront playground of Cape Town or venturing into the bush for the safari of a lifetime, there’s no reason you can’t do it in style. Discover some of the most luxurious and unique hotels for your next holiday in South Africa.

 

Luxury Safaris

Discover the quintessential South African experience, the safari. Wildlife-viewing opportunities here are second to none, with a chance to spot the captivating Big Five - as well as countless other species from springbok to zebra. While spending warm nights under canvas on safari is undoubtedly romantic, rough-and-ready camping is certainly not to everybody’s taste. Happily, many private game reserves treat their guests to opulent tented accommodation with every luxury on hand.

The Shamwari Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s best, offering a selection of stunning five-star tents and lodges amongst the abundant wildlife of the Eastern Cape province. From private decks complete with refreshing plunge pools to spa treatments in ‘relaxation retreats’, guests can soak up panoramic views in delicious comfort. Smooth wooden floors, soft lantern light and elegantly draped canopies complete the atmosphere. This is the ideal way to immerse yourself in the thrill of nature without a hint of ‘roughing it’.

 

Glamorous City Breaks

There’s much more to South Africa than safari. Cosmopolitan Cape Town is becoming a regular favourite among the world’s top city breaks. The iconic peaks of Table Mountain National Park act as a striking backdrop, while powerful South Atlantic waves crash and tumble at their feet. Nestled between the two sits a city alive with culture. A visit to the Zeitz MOCAA – the Museum of Contemporary African Art – is a must. If you can tear yourself away from the delights of the city you can explore the rolling estates of the South Africa Winelands, just an hour away.

One&Only Cape Town is a glossy modern resort set in the heart of the city. Rooms and suites boast generous proportions, luxurious bathrooms and private balconies with spectacular views of Table Mountain. Unwind in the award-winning Spa located on its very own private island, dine in world-class restaurants such as renowned Japanese eatery, Nobu, and sip vintage champagne or sundowner cocktails in chic glass-walled bars. The vibrant shops and restaurants of V&A Waterfront are just a short walk away.  

 

Sublime Ocean Views

South Africa’s breath-taking coastline is as wild as it is beautiful. With warm weather all year round, visitors can dive into a wealth of activities from surfing to whale watching. This is where the dramatic Atlantic meets the balmy Indian Ocean, creating diverse coastal landscapes to explore from remote lagoons to paradise sands.

Sophisticated eco-reserve Grootbos brings one-of-a-kind luxury to pristine wilderness surroundings. Overlooking the sweeping Walker Bay on South Africa’s Western Cape, this secluded coastal destination offers unparalleled ocean views. For the ultimate indulgence, stay in a tranquil private villa complete with personal chef, private pool and a full bar. The reserve’s extensive menu of curated activities includes shark cage diving and marine safaris. The culinary menus are just as impressive, with exquisite organic dishes, vast wine cellars and knowledgeable sommeliers on hand to help you create the perfect pairing of food and wine.

 

From its wildlife to its cities, this exhilarating country is an unforgettable place to indulge your passion for adventure. Contact your Travel Counsellor to create a bespoke luxury South African experience to remember.

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