View across the harbour of Cape Grace Hotel South Africa

South Africa

About

South Africa has so much to offer! It’s such a popular destination that two of our team are based in Cape Town and – together with our London office – can prepare and organise the huge variety of holidays that we’re offering in this gorgeously diverse country.

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Useful information

flight times

From London: 11 hours

currency

Rand

time difference

GMT +2 hours

visa requirements

Two blank  pages and 30 days before passport expires after leaving South Africa if duration is less than 90 days

Weather

Being such a vast country, the weather varies greatly from region to region.  The only universal truth is that the South African seasons are exactly the opposite of the northern hemisphere.

When to travel

Destinations

Exterior view of Cape Grace Hotel South Africa

Cape Town

Cape Town is a truly remarkable destination, blessed with awesome coastal scenery, magnificent beaches and mountains, and a superb selection of activities and accommodation options...

Evening scene across the bushveldt from Ecca Lodge suite at Kwandwe South Africa

Eastern Cape

If you are travelling to South Africa with your family and would like to take your children on safari, the Eastern Cape is ideal -...

Pool with views of mountains at la Residence South Africa

Franschhoek

an hour inland from Cape Town, between marching rows of massive granite mountains, the pretty town of Franschhoek nestles in a verdant valley.  For...

sunset view at the plettenberg South Africa

Garden Route

The Garden Route is one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa. Known to many throughout the world, this scenic paradise stretches along approximately...

Kruger National Park South Africa

Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is in north-east of South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and...

Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa

Kwazulu Natal

Kwazulu Natal, on the wild east coast of South Africa, is renowned for its exceptional beaches, fabulous climate and for some world class golf courses....

Limpopo South Africa

Limpopo Province

Limpopo is South Africa’s northernmost province, with the Bushveld region being the setting for one of South Africa's finest golfing destinations. The Bushveld Region has many...

bay view from the pool at the plettenberg South Africa

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of The Garden Route and is tranquil and charming, hospitable and rather special.  With its exceptional climate and beautiful view...

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Stellenbosch

Only 28 km from Cape Town International Airport, Stellenbosch is a fabulous base from which to explore the entire Cape region. Known worldwide for its quality...

Itineraries

Where to stay

Exterior at the Dock House South Africa

The Dock House is our favourite small 5-star boutique hotel situated in the V&A Waterfront, set against the back drop of Table Mountain. With just...

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Glen Beach Villa beach view

Stylish, open plan living space in this beautiful contemporary villa located right on the beach. 2, 4 or 6 bedroom options. Enjoy the wide panoramic...

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Villa from: £3684
Llandudno Beach Villa pool deck banner image

Immaculate ultra luxurious beach side private villa has 6 spacious bedroom suites and excellent indoor and outdoor entertaining and relaxation space. The wrap around deck...

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Villa from: £12158
Bantry Bay Villa lounge and pool

Quite possibly the finest private residence available for hire in Cape Town (3 or 5 bedrooms), with its own luxury spa, all fully serviced by...

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Villa from: £43842
Exterior view of Cape Grace Hotel South Africa

For those who enjoy the services and facilities of a larger hotel, the Cape Grace is one of the best 5-star hotels in Cape Town....

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Steenberg Hotel (Barn) - Reception building south africa

One of the oldest residences in the Cape has become a superb hotel. Feels like a country club, with a bioutique luxury hotel, a fine...

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Theatre Place veranda and pool

This glamorous and theatrical 3 bedroom apartment is set on two levels and located in a prime position on Camps Bay's beach front, a stone's...

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Bantry Bay sunset across deck view

With spectacular views over the ocean, this fabulous and extremely stylish 5 or 6 bedroom villa, is one of the finest residences in Cape Town....

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Villa from: £50842
View of Table Mountain at Colona Castle Cape Town South Africa

Colona Castle is a magical luxury 5 star boutique hotel of great quality with just 8 bedroom suites. Ideal for those who wish to distance...

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Lounge at Welgelegen Guesthouse South Africa

A charming and delightfully unpretentious 13 bedroom boutique hotel, well known for its warm hospitality and friendly service. A great urban sanctuary, located in the...

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The Marly Camps Bay South Africa

Contemporary 5* boutique hotel with just 11 suites, overlooking Camps Bay, one of the Cape's most famous and beautiful beaches....

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Sharing from: £3316
Pool at night Melton Manor at Kwandwe Lodge South Afric

Magnificent luxury private lodge in a vast game reserve. This is the ultimate private residence for your safari in the Eastern Cape. Famous for great...

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Villa from: £18233
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge suite ext evening south africa

Close the curtains and you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a contemporary, funky new hotel room - except for the fact that outside...

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Lodge near river at Great Fish River Lodge South Africa

One of the greatest gifts Africa offers is the sense of space. At Great Fish River Lodge, the vastness of this wild continent is truly...

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Hillside Cottage deckchairs and view across mountains

A cosy, hillside 2 bedroom French styled cottage with panoramic views of Franschhoek valley and the surrounding mountains. The perfect romantic hideaway; also ideal for...

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Luxury Cottage exterior view with mountain backdrop

Close to the action in Franschhoek but delightfully secluded too, with views of the vineyards and mountains. This exceptionally luxurious 5 bedroom cottage frequently plays...

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Villa from: £9818
Loft Suite Terrace at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek South Africa

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards offers the best of the Cape Winelands, combining luxury accommodation, fine dining, vineyards, horse riding and some of the...

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Front of Akademie Street South Africa

Akademie Street is luxurious and unique, offering a small collection of guesthouses and suites - rich in atmosphere, luxury, peace and privacy. It is the...

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One of the finest guesthouses in Franschhoek, La Fontaine is a pair of late 19th century houses excellently located near the centre of the village....

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Pool with views of mountains at la Residence South Africa

When it comes to Franschhoek accommodation, La Residence is in a class of its own, exuding luxury and splendour, with enchanting mountain views in every...

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ivoory lodge at lions sands south africa

This family-owned luxury lodge is situated in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park where old fences have been...

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Game vehicle with elephants at Londolozi South Africa

Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be awarded a Relais & Chateaux status for its exceptional accommodation, cuisine and service and...

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Buhala Lodge Kruger National Park South Africa

A good quality, though not super luxurious, lodge in the Kruger National Park conveniently located close to Leopard Creek, one of the finest golf courses...

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Oyster Box Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa

Situated overlooking the historical and famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa's best-loved and most distinguished hotels....

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mkuze falls game reserve lodge south africa

This Big Five Game Reserve is beautifully situated in Northern Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal and near to the southern border...

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Mountain Lodge with Private Plunge Pool at Phinda South Africa

Phinda is a luxury private game reserve located in the KwaZulu Natal Province in North-East South Africa. The reserve is a magnificent mix woodland, grassland...

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Safari drive at Karkloof Safari Spa KZN South Africa

From the moment you arrive at Karkloof Safari Spa you will feel as if you are in another world. In this spectacular all-inclusive game reserve...

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aerial view of the plettenberg South Africa

Built on a dramatic rocky headland that separates the two main swimming beaches, The Plettenberg is an elegant boutique hotel located at the heart of...

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Situated on the highest crest of the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass linking the Cape's two leading wine districts - Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - the Delaire...

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This smart, comfortable guest house is located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch town, in an up-market suburb at the foothills of the mountains. It is...

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Experiences in south-africa

Vineyards at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek South Africa

We think this is one of the best places on earth for mountain biking.  Choose from tough mountainous routes through to gentle, flatter trails, and...

Spa Treatment Room at Delaire Graff South Africa

The Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch offers a unique luxury spa experience within a truly awe-inspiring setting and offers a holistic approach to health and...

bay view from the pool at the plettenberg South Africa

Cape Town is a great place to surf!  If you’re not a surfer yet and want to learn, there’s no better place than here. Our expert,...

bay view from the pool at the plettenberg South Africa

There's plenty of great surfing to be enjoyed around Plettenberg Bay, and the water is considerably warmer than in Cape Town. Having said that, you're still...

View across Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak for the Biking in Cape Town

Trail running is a fantastic way of combining the thrill of exploring the countryside with a great work out. During your visit to the Cape, we...

Spa massage at Karkloof Safari Spa KZN South Africa

With one exception, Kwazulu Natal is not a destination we would recommend purely for a spa holiday, but all our featured properties in the region...

Pool at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek South Africa

If you're looking for a spa in Franschhoek then you'll enjoy the small wellness spa at the beautiful Mont Rochelle or you can enjoy relaxing...

yoga at laluna hotel caribbean

Whether you are an absolute beginner looking to discover the joys of yoga for the first time or are much more advanced, our friendly experienced...

Rock pool at Phinda South Africa

The best place for scuba diving, amongst our recommended places to stay in KwaZulu Natal, is from Phinda - a luxury safari lodge close to...

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We have several exceptional yoga teachers based in this part of southern Africa, and can easily organise one or more private yoga sessions for you...

Lion sitting in front of Game Viewer at Kwandwe South Africa

Whilst you might spot whales from the shore (or we can arrange a boat trip to boost the odds), and there's a local elephant park...

Kruger National Park South Africa

Choose from two wonderful safari lodges in the Kruger National Park: Lion Sands and Londolozi. Lion Sands -This reserve has been owned and managed by the...

Lion sitting in front of Game Viewer at Kwandwe South Africa

Situated along South Africa’s eastern coastline is the Eastern Cape province, renowned for being a world-class, malaria-free safari destination. In the heart of the Eastern Cape...

Vineyards at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek South Africa

Like neighbouring Cape Town, Franschhoek is a great area to explore by bike.  The beautiful valleys are flanked by towering mountains so you can be...

View across Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak for the Biking in Cape Town

South Africa is a large country. This might be stating the obvious to some, but you’d be surprised how many visitors don’t realise just how...

Pool at Owners Villa at Delaire Graff South Africa

The ultra luxurious Delaire Graff has its own Pilates studio for the benefit of guests, but if you're staying elsewhere we can easily arrange for...

Vineyards at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek South Africa

We think this is one of the best places on earth for mountain biking.  Choose from tough mountainous routes through to gentle, flatter trails, and...

mountain biking at como shambhala estate bali

We are very fortunate in South Africa to have such diverse areas for the mountain-biking enthusiast: from relatively easy, level paths along Table Mountain, to...

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Like both neighbouring Cape Town and Franschhoek, Stellenbosch has some tremendous hiking opportunities. The enormous granite mountains afford a tougher hike than strolling through the famous...

Loft Suite Terrace at Mont Rochelle Franschhoek South Africa

Whatever your age or fitness level, our expert team of guides can tailor-make the perfect walking or hiking trips for you.  Half a day, a...

View across Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak for the Biking in Cape Town

The hiking opportunities around Cape Town are truly sensational and we can tailor make the ideal hike for you whatever your age or fitness level. Unsurprisingly,...

Bantry Bay Villa lounge and pool

Cape Town is one of the best places in the world for an inspiring, healthy villa holiday. There's so much to do and see, and...

mountain biking adventures at Schloss Elmau

Cape Town has an extraordinary amount of fitness training activities for you to choose from, and we have a wide range of activities from personal...

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