SoutH africa

The most popular destination on the continent, South Africa offers something for everyone.  Whether it’s enjoying the sights, tastes and colors of Cape Town and the Winelands, driving along Cape Peninsula coastline, immersing in local culture and history to understand how the Rainbow Nation was birthed, to exploring the magnificent wildlife in some of the world’s most renowned parks to find the Big Five, South Africa will not disappoint any traveler of any kind.   

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Country Regions
Cape Town - Find out what makes Cape Town one of the world’s most beloved cities.  Referred to as ‘The Mother City’, Cape Town is a must visit in South Africa and offers an abundance of culture, cuisine, history and adventure set between the backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean and as far out as the vineyards and rolling valleys.  A melting pot of traditional African tribes, Dutch Cape descendants, Europeans, Asians, along with a multitude of religious faiths, Cape Town is as vibrant as its people. 

  • Belmond Mount Nelson
  • Cape Cadogan
  • Cape Grace
  • Ellerman House
  • One & Only Cape Town
  • Radisson Blu Waterfront
  • The Commodore
  • The One Above Penthouse Cape Town
  • The Portswood
  • The Silo
  • 12 Apostles
  • The Taj
  • Tintswalo Atlantic
  • V&A Waterfront

Eastern Cape - A stark contrast from the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, home of Nelson Mandela, is truly a place of reflection and relaxation. From the lush forests and fynbos of Garden Route to the beaches to the Great Karoo to its malaria-free child friendly national parks, the Eastern Cape offers something for everyone.  

  • Kariega Settlers Drift
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
  • Kwandwe Feat Fish River Lodge
  • Samara Karoo Lodge
  • Samara - The Manor
  • Shamwari Bayethe Lodge
  • Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge

Hermanus - Known for its “Marine Big 5”, and the “Hermanus Whale Festival”, Hermanus is a small fishing village turned tourist hub and is one of the world’s best locations to view the famous Southern Right Whales or get your adrenaline pumping by diving with the Great Whites.  Hugging the coast of the Garden Route, Hermanus is also an ecotourism hub and offers exploration into it’s rich fynbos-covered mountains and opportunities to walk into the ancient Milkwood Forest.

  • Birkenhead House
  • Grootbos Forest Lodge
  • Grootbos Garden Lodge

Johannesburg - Nicknamed the “City of Gold” because of the gold rush of the late 1800s, Johannesburg is the financial capital of South Africa and is often considered the New York City of Africa.  A city full of incredible international and local shopping, art and culture and boutique properties, Johannesburg is the perfect destination to begin or end any Southern African adventure. A bustling metropolis embracing its past and it’s vibrant future, Joburg (as it is locally called) is a modern and elegant fast paced city with peaceful sanctuaries dotted throughout it.  Explore Joburg to comprehend South Africa past, particularly pre and post apartheid, and how it’s people came together to create a new rainbow nation.  

  • DaVinci Hotel
  • The Michelangelo
  • The Saxon
  • Radisson Blu Sandton

Kalahari - The largest sand basin in the world lies in Southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert.  Spread across Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, the Kalahari to the untrained eye may seem like a barren wasteland but it’s vast, arid plains mingle with sparse grass, thorny trees, and scars of dried up waterways teeming of life.  A premier wildlife destination full of rare and wild game including the Big Five, this little corner of the world offers something uniquely different to safari goers. 

  • Tswalu Kalahari
  • Tswalu Tarkuni

Great Kruger Area - The Greater Kruger—an encompassing Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province and Limpopo Province— is known throughout the world as one of premier wildlife areas on the planet.  With a myriad of varying accommodation in a multitude of wildlife sanctuaries and game reserves such as Kapama, Thornybush, Sabi Sands, Manyeleti and many more, Great Kruger offers the opportunity of a lifetime for wildlife lovers seeking the Big Five, large herds and amazing bird life all while enjoying the luxuries of South African hospitality with award winning accommodation, cuisine, wellness, with both family-friendly and romantic experiences to create life lasting memories. 
Properties
Kwazulu-Natal - Kwazulu-Natal, referred to as ‘KZN’ is province off the coast of the INdian Ocean made up of quaint towns and bustling cities, most popular of which is Durban, a true combination of traditional, eastern and western cultures.  The traditional provincial home of the Zulu kingdom,  Kwazulu-Natal is known for it’s natural beauty and areas to explore from the towering Drakensberg Mountains with their ancient cave paintings, the splendid Indian Ocean’s pristine beaches and bountiful marine life, to its modern cities contrasted by rural settlements, to it’s Big Five game and wildlife KZN is a treasure trove of history and wonder.

  • Karklooof Safari Spa
  • Oyster Box Hotel
  • Phinda Rock Lodge
  • Phinda Vlei Lodge

Madikwe - Located in South Africa’s North West Province bordering Botswana, Madikwe is a true hidden gem for wilderness in South Africa. Madike Game Reserve is regarded as one of the finest conservation areas in Africa where the Big Five as well as wild dog, hyena and large elephant herds call home.  Always less busy than the Kruger area and offering a malaria-free safari experience a short drive for Johannesburg, Madikwe is an ideal region for first time safari goers and families with children still looking to discover the very best of Africa’s wild beauty. 

  • Madikwe Hills
  • Madikwe Safari Lodge
  • Mateya Safari Lodge
  • Molori Safari Lodge

The Garden Route - The Garden Route is a stunning 186 mile stretch along the coast running alongside the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges from the Western Cape and Mossel Bay to Eastern Cape and Plettenberg Bay, the route reveals stunning  topography, vegetation, and wildlife.  For most, the delight of the Garden Route is even more enhanced by the region’s fair weather coupled with with colorful and varied flora and fauna. From Mossel Bay in the west to Plettenberg Bay in the east, one can’t help but be seduced by its natural beauty.

  • Oystercatcher Trail
  • Sandpiper Guest Cottages

Waterberg - Located in the northern province of Limpopo, the Waterberg district is a natural wonder with rich biodiversity, ancient mountains with rock art dating back thousands of years.  As a popular safari destination, the rolling savannas of the Waterberg offer malaria-free safaris on a grand scale with its huge herds and Big 5 game viewing just a short distance from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.  

  • Entabeni Private Conservancy
  • Legend Golf and Safari Lodge
  • Marataba Safari Lodge
  • Marataba Trails Lodge

Pilanesberg - The product of Operation Genesis in the 1980s which saw farmland converted to a national reserve and saw over 6000 animals of 19 varying species introduced, Pilanesberg is a quick two hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.  A game reserve set within the crater of an ancient volcanic crater, this biosphere is made up of dramatic landscapes that sustain animals, birds, flora and fauna.  Tourists will also find the likes of African wild dogs, brown hyenas and sable antelope roaming the park making this a perfect destination for groups and families.

  • Tshukudu 
  • Kwa Maritane
  • Bakubung

The Cederberg - Once inhabited by the San Bushmen, the Cederberg is a region soaked in history and tradition set among the backdrop of the Cederberg Mountain that date back over 500 Million years. A visit here is incomplete without a stay at Bushman’s Kloof which is home to some of the world's oldest recorded cultural sites - it’s caves. Along with it’s game, guests can enjoy a variety of game sightings with a host of wildlife on game drives, mountain bikes as well as on foot.
Bushman’s Kloof
Cape Winelands - The Cape Winelands, home to some of the world's most popular wines, is a top attraction for those visiting the WEstern Cape. Characterised by their classic Cape Dutch-style buildings with farms and wine vineyards with picturesque mountains as a backdrop the winelands is an experience for wine lovers and beginners alike. In addition to wine, some of the countries finest cuisine and art can be found in the towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch as well as a growing Brandy industry in the towns of Paarl and Wellington.

  • Grande Provence Heritage wine Estate
  • Babylonstoren
  • Leuu House
  • Le Quartier Francais
  • La Residence
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