'African simplicity while never compromising on luxury'
Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley. The tranquil Lodge, suites and luxury tents are the perfect setting for intimate guest experiences.
‘African Bush luxury’
A virtually perfect African retreat set against a back-drop of Aloe’s and indigenous fauna and flora. Amakhala Game Reserve Bush Lodges provides luxurious tented suites for a small number of guests. Each suite is equipped with a private viewing deck overlooking a watering hole, an outdoor shower and a plunge pool. The lodge itself offers a wide variety of varied cuisine plus a lounge and bar area where guests can get together and share stories of the African bush. The lodge provides game drives twice daily plus other activities such as canoe safaris and wine and cheese boat cruises. Guests will find a warm welcome from knowledgeable staff keen to ensure that their African adventure is a thrilling and treasured memory.
‘A Natural and Relaxing Resort with a History’
Babylonstoren is located in the Groot Drakenstein Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. This farm hotel is built in the Cape Dutch tradition, with many original structures still standing. Babylonstoren has suites and cottages with thick, white-washed walls, gabled roofs, and open fireplaces. Architecture emulates the buildings from the Cape Colony in the 17th and 18th centuries, creating a special place to stay. The best feature of the farm is the unique 8-acre formal garden, which provides the two onsite restaurants with a diverse range of seasonal fruit and vegetables. There is plenty of time to relax at Babylonstoren – guests can pick and taste produce from the garden, enjoy the spa or simply lounge by the pool. For a more adventurous getaway that makes the best of the region, explore the surrounding vineyards, be driven into the mountains, try out a hiking trail, or canoe or fish up at the dam. Babylonstoren offers stays swathed in nature and relaxation.
‘Combination of tranquillity and luxury’
Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel offers the perfect combination of tranquillity and contemporary buzz. The hotel boasts 209 stylish and comfortable rooms and suites each with first class amenities and breath-taking views of Table Mountain and the Waterfront Harbour. There is a choice of restaurants and bars to enjoy and wide range of leisure activities including swimming pools and tennis courts. Families are welcome at the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel and they have an array of activities and entertainment for children of all ages including organised activities, latest games consoles and a big screen TV.
‘Contemporary Beach House On a Cliff’
Perched atop a cliff overlooking Walker Bay, Birkenhead House offers eleven rooms across the three different houses that make up this beautiful, five star, boutique hotel. Although each room features a balcony, they each feature a unique decor and a different position for varying views of the mountains or sea.
From July till November each year, guests can enjoy views of the humpback whales just metres from the shore.
There are many activities to enjoy in Hermanus, including whale watching, shark cage diving, golf, horse riding on the beach, hiking, surfing, mussel picking and wine tasting at one of the local wine estates.
Escape to Bushmans Kloof, a heavenly wilderness reserve and retreat of unparalleled beauty and recreational diversity. This refuge is surrounded by thousands of acres of majestic landscape in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape. It offers walking, mountain biking, river walks etc plus luxurious accommodation and inspired, Cape heritage organic cooking.
‘Stylish and Comfortable Hotel Experience’
Situated just outside Cape Town, the Cape Grace hotel boasts 120 stylish and comfortable rooms and suites all with first class amenities and breath-taking views of Table Mountain and the Waterfront Harbour. There is a choice of restaurants and bars to enjoy and a wide range of leisure facilities including an outdoor heated swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. Families are welcome and the children's activities will make their stay more enjoyable.
‘Tuscan Style, Rolling Hills, City Location’
Castello Di Monte is in Waterkloof Ridge in Pretoria and offers guests Tuscan-style accommodation with panoramic views of the magnificent surrounding hills and landscaped gardens of the hotel. Rooms have underfloor heating and are filled with antique-style furniture. Guests can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery at the outdoor pool and sun terrace or play a round of golf at the nearby Pretoria Country Club.
‘Exclusive-use luxury and sustainable safari’
Rebuilt in 2018, Cheetah Plains is one of the most luxurious and eco advanced lodges in South Africa. Situated within the North-West corner of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, world-renowned for its leopard sightings. The lodge is located one hour and thirty minutes drive from Hoedspruit Airport or a short charter flight to Arathusa Airstrip. Each of the three exclusive-use Plains Houses are beautifully appointed with a lounge, living room, dining area, sundeck with swimming pool, a fine wine galley filled with South African wines, four private suites, two of which are inter-leading and ideal for families, and private staff including a private chef, host, ranger and tracker and a dedicated wellness therapist.
Activities at the lodge include twice-daily game drives in almost silent electric land cruises, bushwalks, guided visits to the local villages, a climate-controlled gym and wellness treatments.