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Lindsay von Bach

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Gaenor Francis

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Simon Pardoe

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south africa

south africa

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.

We have a great selection of properties and activities in the Cape Town area (including Franschhoek and Stellenbosch), ranging from luxury private villas and apartments, gorgeous beach bungalows, romantic hide-aways and exceptional spa hotels.  We also have a superb selection of chefs, yoga teachers, personal trainers, hiking guides, surfing instructors, road and mountain biking guides.  And, for families, swimming instructors, nannies and baby sitters too.  Of course we also have excellent tour guides and drivers.

South Africa also has a wonderful collection of world class golf courses, and our golf tour expert would be happy to assist you in creating and organising the perfect golfing holiday.  The number one course in SA is Leopards Creek in Kruger National Park, which can be combined with excellent safaris from both Londolozi and Lion Sands, but for full info about golfing opportunities in South Africa click golf SA

We've scouted out an incredible selection of safari lodges in the Eastern Cape.  Ideal for families, as the area is malaria-free.  Experience your own private house in a vast game reserve teeming with game.

Other spectacular destinations in SA include the world famous Garden Route and the holiday resort of Plettenberg Bay.

We can organise an action packed week that includes any number of different activities or, if you would prefer, we can simply organise a cultural and pampering holiday for you.  Tell us what you would like to do and we will organise it for you.

Weather and seasons

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.  For full details, please see Seasons in South Africa - together with related ideas of what to do in each region.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  11 hours
  • Currency:  Rand
  • Languages:  English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu
  • Visa requirements:  Two blank  pages and 30 days before passport expires after leaving South Africa if duration is less than 90 days
  • Time difference:  GMT +2
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gary player country club

gary player country club


bophuthatswana, south africa   

The course cuts through the middle of the African bush and is set alongside a nature reserve in Sun City about 2 hours north west from Johannesburg. Ranked number 1 in South Africa until 2003, it is ideally set up for those on holiday with some very fair forward tees.

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dock house

dock house


cape town, south africa    room per night from £535

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 6 bedrooms, ideal for booking on an exclusive use basis.

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glen beach villa

glen beach villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £565

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 views of the ocean whilst you relax beside your swimming pool.

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llandudno beach villa

llandudno beach villa


cape town, south africa    7 nights from £21,410

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 and open plan living space all provide sensational views of the ocean.

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bantry bay villa

bantry bay villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £3,995

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 its own neighbouring 5 star boutique hotel. Stunning views of the ocean with towering mountains behind.

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steenberg villa

steenberg villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £585

Situated in the heart of the magnificent Steenberg estate, this charming 4 bedroom family bungalow is just a short stroll to the golf course and the Steenberg Hotel's excellent dining facilities.

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bishopscourt villa

bishopscourt villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £630

Situated in the prestigious Bishopscourt suburb of Cape Town, this immaculate villa with 4 en suite bedrooms offers a homely retreat for families or small groups.

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cape grace hotel

cape grace hotel


cape town, south africa    3 nights from £545

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. Resting serenely on the quayside of the working harbour, flanked by the luxury yacht basin, this hotel exudes style and elegance.

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constantia villa

constantia villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £280

This grand, 6 bedroom Cape Dutch style house is exceptional. Perched on the edge of the Constantia Mountains, it has sweeping views across the vineyards towards False Bay. Swimming pool and 4 acres of gardens.

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steenberg hotel

steenberg hotel


cape town, south africa    room per night from £177

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 dining restaurant and a super trendy brasserie, plus a wonderful 18 hole golf course and a winery.

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theatre place

theatre place


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £365

This glamorous and theatrical 3 bedroom apartment is set on two levels and located in a prime position on Camps Bays beach front, a stones throw from the plethora of shops and restaurants that line the promenade.

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bantry villa

bantry villa


cape town, south africa    villa per night from £1,260

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. With live-in butler and chef and wonderful open plan layout, this pad is an entertainer's dream.

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colona castle

colona castle


cape town, south africa    room per night from £130

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 themselves from the hustle and bustle of the city and stay in a quieter spot, but still have easy access to all the places of interest in and around Cape Town.

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welgelegen guesthouse

welgelegen guesthouse


cape town, south africa    room per night from £100

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 heart of Cape Town.

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the marly camps bay

the marly camps bay


cape town, south africa    room per night from £210

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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kwandwe luxury safari lodge

kwandwe luxury safari lodge


eastern cape, south africa   

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 game drives and regular sightings of the Big Five.

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ecca lodge

ecca lodge


eastern cape, south africa   

Close the curtains and youd be forgiven for thinking you were in a contemporary, funky new hotel room except for the fact that outside you can hear the call of the wild instead of traffic! Ecca Lodge is exactly this, a hip and unique lodge set in one of South Africas most beautiful private reserves in the Eastern Cape.

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great fish river lodge

great fish river lodge


eastern cape, 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 all around you. Watch majestic kudu meander down to the river from the Lodges expansive viewing decks, or soak in the views from the privacy of your suite's own plunge pool.

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hillside cottage

hillside cottage


franschhoek, south africa    cottage per night from £165

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 a family of four.

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luxury cottage

luxury cottage


franschhoek, south africa    room per night from £410

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 host to movie stars and dignitaries and is a wonderful base when visiting this gorgeous area.

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ermitage villas

ermitage villas


franschhoek, south africa    villa per night from £145

Offering luxury villas (1, 2 or 3 bedrooms) and a health spa, this Franschhoek property is ideally situated amoungst Fynbos layered mountains and vineyards. The French inspired town is peppered with wine farms, one of which is situated on the LErmitage property.

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mont rochelle

mont rochelle


franschhoek, south africa    room per night from £265

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

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akademie street

akademie street


franschhoek, south africa    room per night from £225

Akademie Street is luxurious and unique, offering a small collection of guesthouses and suites - rich in atmosphere, luxury, peace and privacy. It is the ideal hiding place for the traveller who is no longer impressed with five star hotels.

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la fontaine guesthouse

la fontaine guesthouse


franschhoek, south africa    room per night from £75

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. Friendly, efficient and a beautiful place to stay.

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la residence

la residence


franschhoek, south africa    3 nights from £1,055

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 direction. Perfect for adults looking for peace, comfort and relaxation.

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fancourt

fancourt


garden route, south africa    room per night from £245

Fabulous golf and spa resort with a 'links' masterpiece where the Presidents Cup was fought out by Ernie Els and Tiger Woods in the fading light. One of three courses at Fancourt, and excellent accommodation options.

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thesen island penthouse

thesen island penthouse


garden route, south africa   

This is an absolutely gorgeous penthouse offering ultimate luxury, yet keeping a homely feel. We love it best for the views of the cool blue waters of the Knysna Lagoon and the panoramic mountain vistas beyond. It is truly spectacular!

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thesen apartment

thesen apartment


garden route, south africa   

This tastefully decorated, 2 bedroom villa is a perfect, homely destination for a family holiday along the Garden Route. Because it is located in the exclusive Thesen Island Security Estate on Knysna Lagoon, the apartment is truly ideal for families with young children.

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lion sands

lion sands


kruger national park, south africa    room per night from £320

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 removed allowing animals to roam freely amongst the pristine and vast bushveld.

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londolozi

londolozi


kruger national park, 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 is one of the original ground-breaking Private Game Reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa. Best time to go: July to Mid October.

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buhala lodge

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 in the world and ranked No.1 in South Africa.

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wild coast country club

wild coast country club


kwazulu natal, south africa   

The course may appear to be a daunting challenge but with its wide fairways and huge greens this course really only shows its teeth when the wind blows. Some of South Africa's finest and certainly most dramatic golf holes can be found here.

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oyster box

oyster box


kwazulu natal, south africa    3 nights from £595

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

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mkuze falls

mkuze falls


kwazulu natal, south africa    room per night from £390

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 of Swaziland. All the accommodation is built on raised wooden platforms and provide stunning views of the falls or the perennial Mkuze River and the hills beyond.

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zimbali coastal resort

zimbali coastal resort


kwazulu natal, south africa    room per night from £125

Zimbali Coastal Resort is a breathtaking 700-hectare coastal resort situated on a pristine stretch of KwaZulu-Natals Dolphin Coast. It is a place of expansive beauty, endowed with lush vegetation and an abundance of indigenous wildlife.

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phinda

phinda


kwazulu natal, south africa    2 nights all inclusive from £1,040

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 and wetland punctuated with mountains, rivers and marshes. All the big five roam the reserve as well as cheetah and over 400 bird species.

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hilltop camp

hilltop camp


kwazulu natal, south africa   

Hilltop Camp is situated on top of a forested hill offering fine views of the surrounding countryside. It is the oldest camp in KwaZulu-Natal and was extensively rebuilt and enlarged in the early nineties. Fabulous game viewing and comfortable accommodation.

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karkloof safari spa

karkloof safari spa


kwazulu natal, south africa    all inclusive per night from £515

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 youll enjoy exceptional game viewing, unlimited spa treatments, superb cuisine and pure relaxation, whenever you want it.

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elements golf reserve

elements golf reserve


limpopo province, south africa   

The natural game species resident to Elements Private Golf Reserve include: Kudu, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Blesbok, Red Haartebeest and Mountain Reedbuck, as well as smaller indigenous species. Few other golf estates in South Africa can boast this kind of natural diversity and beauty. Plus, it's one of SA's best courses!

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lagoon view villa

lagoon view villa


plettenberg bay, south africa    exclusive use per night from £1,100

A fabulous 7 bedroom family-loving home situated on the banks of the Keurbooms lagoon, just minutes from the center of the popular seaside town of Plettenberg Bay. This villa has a truly beach-holiday atmosphere you feel the stress disappear as you step inside and take in the sea-air and stylish, homely dcor!

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villa on the rocks

villa on the rocks


plettenberg bay, south africa    exclusive use per night from £1,050

For something completely different and absolutely unique, On the Rocks is an incredible 5 bedroom villa for you to enjoy. Situated literally on the cliff edge, in a private nature estate, the villa is quirky yet homely and has unbeatable ocean views!

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the plettenberg

the plettenberg


plettenberg bay, south africa    room per night from £215

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 the picturesque 'Garden Route'.

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delaire graff estate

delaire graff estate


stellenbosch, south africa    suites per night from £695

Situated on the highest crest of the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass linking the Capes two leading wine districts - Stellenbosch and Franschhoek the Delaire Graff Estate has an exceptional spa and a selection of supremely luxurious lodges.

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guest house and villas

guest house and villas


stellenbosch, south africa    room per night from £100

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 a wonderful guesthouse, with a lovely spa, where your every whim is catered for!

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