South Africa


SABI SAND GAME RESERVE

Singita Boulders

Singita Boulders lodge was named after the large boulders that were found when the lodge was being constructed. Some of these have remained, and in the world famous wine cellar, there is one that was left and the cellar was built around. This beautifully modern lodge exudes contemporary class but still has an air of authentic Africa. Wooden furniture, artefacts, baskets and a variety of other fascinating design pieces complement each other and the natural tones and textures complete the design. Large open decks and walkways allow magnificent views of the natural stone built lodge and surrounding bushveld.

Singita Boulders Lodge offers twelve suites, all with their own en suite bathroom and shower, outside shower, private heated swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, mini bar and fridge, room mini safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game-viewing deck. This world class lodge is complete luxury within the wild of the Sabi Sands game reserve, and arguably the top lodge on the planet.

Activities include twice daily game drives with professional guides and trackers. You may also do guided safari walks on request. Mountain biking and archery is also available, and your guides will assist you. There is the Singita Shop which stocks a range of African artefacts and curios. A spa is also available where you can ease the pains and stresses of modern life. Sip cocktails at the large pool at the main lodge, and enjoy whatever animals decide to grace you with their presence.

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Singita Ebony 

Ebony Lodge has a commanding presence and an essence that evokes an intense feeling of familiarity – as if visiting a congenial family home. Sumptuous coziness is simply the order of the day – tempting you into relaxation and reflection.

The secluded thatched suites are the epitome of elegant comfort, with rooms styled with an eclectic mix of colours, fabrics and textures. A colonial feel with Egyptian linen, African throws, antiques and modern luxuries combine to create a homely, lived-in feel. From the vast wooden deck to the pool overlooking the Sand River, it’s not uncommon to see elephant, buffalo and antelope grazing only metres away at any time of day. Perhaps this is where the notion of an ‘armchair safari’ was perfected…

Singita Ebony Lodge offers twelve suites, all with their own en suite bathroom and shower, outside shower, heated private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, mini bar and fridge, room mini safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, private lounge, direct dial telephones and game-viewing deck.

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Singita Castelton

Singita Castleton is an exclusive use Camp and is a mix of modern world class luxury living and old school safari mentalities. The main lodge is a large stone walled farmhouse that contains fascinating memorabilia and artefacts that relate the memories of past colonial days. There are wide verandahs and large expansive lounge and dining areas. A real family gem that allows exclusive and personalised safari experience. Guests will enjoy sumptuous cuisine prepared by experienced chefs, dinners around a fire in the boma and the choice of various vintage wines. There is also a tennis court and trampoline which will keep adults and kids busy.There are 3 double cottages (4 twin rooms and 2 double rooms) with en suite bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and also offer the option of ceiling fans.

Activities include twice daily game drives with professional guides and trackers. You may also do guided safari walks on request. Mountain biking and archery is also available, and your guides will assist you. There is the Singita Shop which stocks a range of African artefacts and curios. A spa is also available where you can ease the pains and stresses of modern life.

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Londolozi Founders Lodge

Founders Camp honours past Guests and staff who have contributed to building Londolozi. It is their efforts which have distilled the legacy of the past 30 years into a common mission.

Enchanting, intimate and child friendly, Founder’s Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider’s view of the secrets of river life. Ten idyllic superior chalets, repose in the shade of ancient ebony and matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River.

This is safari in the classic style, replete with classic black and cream ticking fabric and original mahogany beds. Deep leather couches, military chests, compass safari lamps and a riverside lounge sala, create a mood of easy luxury and laid back welcome for discerning families and travellers.

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Londolozi Tree Lodge

Tree Camp embodies the very essence of Londolozi’s continuous striving to transcend and redefine the journey to the wilderness.This is a place of connoisseurship, leopards, orchids, lanterns and lead wood trees. Guests spend lazy afternoons on their decks, champagne in hand as they survey the ancient landscape, elephants feeding below in the river.

Elegance and simplicity are the hallmarks of the Tree Camp sanctuaries. In every detail and feature, from the private swimming pools and contemplation decks (salas) to the Ralph Lauren wallpaper and chocolate plaited leather beds, this exclusive camp provides a matchless showcase of African excellence.

Tree Camp does not accomodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.

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Mala Mala Rattrays Camp

MalaMala Game Reserve consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator! The Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari, MalaMala has been custodian of this massive thriving tract of land since 1927.

MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Rattray’s on MalaMala is the most luxurious of MalaMala’s camps, and offers a glimpse of an era long past when distant travellers to Africa married the magic of the wild with an elegance and refinement that have been immortalized in the epic tale of Karen Blixen in ‘Out of Africa’. The epitome of regal colonial safari-style, Rattray’s on MalaMala’s bears the style of crystal and leather, with beautiful furnishings that are a treat to the connoisseur of the finer things in life.

The safari experience at Rattray’s on MalaMala is exclusive, with never more than four people per safari vehicle.

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK PRIVATE CONCESSION

Singita Lebombo

Singita Lebombo  is set in a private concession within the Kruger National park. It is named after the Lebombo Euphorbia tree, which is as unique as the lodge is! Classy, luxurious, impeccable and beauty are all words that describe this gem hidden in the remote African bushveld. The lodge is beautifully and strategically located on a small ridge raised above a watering hole where it is common to see the beasts of this magical place come and drink.

The design of the lodge is unique and one of a kind. Large sweeping wooden decks and wide open spaces are characteristics of the main lodge. A large pool with panoramic views is also present, and in the lowveld heat this is the perfect place to relax between game drives and meals. Modern and luxurious designs are associated with all facets of Singita lebombo, and the suites are really in a league of their own. The fifteen suites feature contemporary finishes with beds dressed with Egyptian cotton and silky-soft throws, all adding to the complete luxurious feel of the lodge. Dining areas overlook the expanse of the concession  and enjoy dinners in the boma or in the main lodge, and then sleep under the stars in your own private and unique terrace bed.

Singita Lebombo Lodge can accommodate 30 guests in 15 suites. All suites are en-suite with an inside and outside shower, bath, mini bar and fridge, room safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, direct dial telephones and game viewing deck with a day bed. All the suites have direct dial telephones. There is also a gymnasium, health spa, wine cellar and a traditional boma.
Activities include twice daily game drives with professional guides and trackers. You may also do guided safari walks on request, as well and archery – your guides will assist you. There is the Singita Shop which stocks a range of African artefacts and curios. A spa is also available where you can ease the pains and stresses of modern life. Sip cocktails at the large pool at the main lodge, and enjoy whatever animals decide to grace you with their presence.

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Singita Sweni Lodge 

Singita Lebombo  is set in a private concession within the Kruger National park. It is named after the Lebombo Euphorbia tree, which is as unique as the lodge is! Classy, luxurious, impeccable and beauty are all words that describe this gem hidden in the remote African bushveld. The lodge is beautifully and strategically located on a small ridge raised above a watering hole where it is common to see the beasts of this magical place come and drink.

Sweni Lodge exudes a sense of intimacy and seclusion in the dappled shade on the banks of the Sweni River. Sweni is soft and intimate, the small and cozy yet modern lodge is cocooned in tranquility and nestled on the banks of the Sweni River.

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CAPE TOWN

Ellerman House Hotel and Villas 

Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished shipping magnates and investors, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area. This elegant Cape Edwardian mansion is known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa. Just ten minutes from the heart of Cape Town, the one-and-a-half acre property features a panorama of Atlantic coastline that includes the infamous Robben Island.

Now privately owned, Ellerman House stands as an iconic showcase of South Africa’s finest lodging, cuisine, wine, and leisure. With shaded verandas, tiered gardens, beautiful interiors, and a celebrated art collection, guests from all over the world love the combination of luxury and service this serene getaway offers.

Ellerman House has eleven rooms, two suites, and two private villas. Attention to detail ensures that no two rooms alike. The property boasts two lounges, a library, two dining rooms, a spa, a main pool, gym, whisky bar, and expansive outdoor space. The property is not open to the public, offering a genuine level of privacy and luxury to guests.

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Manna Bay

MannaBay at the foot of the Table Mountain is Cape Town’s latest and most elegant boutique hotel. In the heart of Cape Town, seven uniquely designed suites set the bar for contemporary luxury. From the imperial indulgence of the Versailles suite to the acts of pith-helmeted derring-do which inspired the Explorer room. MannaBay is synonymous with timeless elegance and modern luxury. All the magnificent bedrooms have state-of-the-art flat screen TVs with a variety of satellite channels – you might also want to take advantage of the extensive DVD collection  or iPod docking stations. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and have underfloor heating if it gets a little chilly. In the opulent  white marble bathrooms, you’ll find indulgent Moya products which use uniquely South African ingredients such as Rooibos and the essential oils of indigenous Cape Snowbush, Buchu, and Blue Mountain Sage. But it’s the imagination of the interior design at MannaBay which will really catch your eye, where intriguing furniture and exquisite art work abound. The space and views are unsurpassed and with just seven suites.

MannaBay offers one of the most intimate experiences available in the fairest Cape. We’ve assembled a warm and professional team from the butlers who will tend to your every whim to the meticulous housekeeping staff. MannaBay is situated in a safe and affluent neighbourhood and has a state-of-the-art 24hour security system as well as a secure garage with direct access to the hotel. Guests might delight in roaming the enormous ante-rooms and ornate lounges before catching a few rays on the vast wooden sun deck or swimming beneath the splendour of Table Mountain as the bright. African sunlight pings off the azure water. There is a library rippling with African travel literature and home to an enormous television ideal for catching a game of sport or watching a DVD. There’s also a writing desk and a laptop with full internet access for those who need to catch up with the outside world. After afternoon tea (or even before for that matter),  why not take a G&T in the lounge bar as the sun slips into the Atlantic beyond the glittering cityscape or unwind among the fine percale cottons of a four-poster King?

The team at MannaBay is dedicated to optimising every guest’s experience – nowhere will this be more apparent than at the breakfast table. Breakfast is a decadent and indulgent affair crammed full of fruits, cheeses, freshly squeezed juices. Africa’s finest single roast coffees. freshly baked breads and of course a mouth watering selection of hot dishes. “Some places to stay form a part of your journey. MannaBay guests have already arrived.”

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FRANSCHOEK

La residence

La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled with rich fabrics, wonderful artwork and antique furniture.

Eleven individually-decorated suites enjoy vibrant colour schemes and spectacular views. Palatial en-suite bathrooms ooze glamour.

On hot days, the shimmering infinity pool beckons. Sip drinks under a shady umbrella, or relax with treatments in the Spa. The air-conditioned Gym caters for the more energetic!

Five minutes’ drive from the charming curio shops and galleries of Franschhoek village, the hotel provides complimentary transfers so guests can explore at their leisure. There are excellent village restaurants to try as well as a range of activities from horse-riding to chocolate-tasting.

Service is warm and personalized: an atmosphere of ease and relaxation pervades. Fresh produce from the garden and fine local wines create memorable dining experiences.

This Winelands haven has all the ingredients for an inspiring and restorative stay.

A stone’s throw from La Residence, in a tranquil vineyard setting, five Vineyard Suites offer spacious accommodation in a variety of configurations for up to 20 guests, including children of all ages. There are stylish rooms for dining and relaxing and luxurious bedrooms with marble en-suite bathrooms. All have private terraces and gardens; four have their own pools. Complimentary drinks and snacks, wide screen televisions and DVD players create a homely feel.

Guests dine either in their suites or the central Terrace Room, beside a fire or the stunning double rim-flow pool. An open kitchen allows full interaction with the chef; the Sitting Room is cosy with bar and wide-screen television.

The Vineyard Suites offer complete flexibility, comfort and superior service to make holidaying with family and friends effortless and enjoyable

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La Cle des Montagnes

Tranquillity, space and sophisticated style is the essence of La Clé des Montagnes. There are four distinctive, fully serviced and exclusive use villas as well as the Country Lodge which can be booked on a per room or exclusive use basis.

Nestled in picturesque vineyards and plum orchards, each of the villas feature a spacious private garden, swimming pool and sweeping views of the Franschhoek mountains. The villas have been given unique personalities by esteemed interior designer, Sarah Ord. Discover a villa to suit, not only your needs, but your personal style where every wish is made manifest by our treasured butlers.

Modern styling meets the classic charm of a traditional Cape Dutch home at La Clé Country Lodge. Spend intimate time together at the Lodge with our per-room availability, or reserve the lodge as a private villa with all 5 en-suite bedrooms. With expansive views, tennis court, putt and chip lawn and heli-pad, the Lodge is managed by Melanie and Scott Shepherd – two highly experienced chefs with inspired menus, hearty homestyle meals and finer dining options.

Only a short 4-minute stroll is the center of the historic Franschhoek village bursting with top restaurants, galleries, local wines and unforgettable experiences. We invite you to enjoy a truly memorable stay in the heart of the Franschhoek valley.

When visiting the picturesque Cape Winelands, a villa or the Country Lodge is the perfect retreat for families. We know each family is different, and so, we cater for tailored stays to suit your needs. From private butlers to manage the groceries and household duties to childminding and recommendations for things to do, La Clé des Montagnes offers the flexibility, privacy and knowledge to ensure an idyllic stay.

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THE GARDEN ROUTE

Morukuru Ocean House – De Hoop Nature Reserve, the garden route

Cocooned in luxury, adrift in your own 4-bedroom oceanfront home within one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal reserves: the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve. Often cited as one of the most beautiful coastal reserves in South Africa, De Hoop offers 51km of pristine white beaches and dunes lapped by a warm Indian ocean, as well as limestone cliffs, rock pools, wetlands, coastal fynbos and home to more than 260 species of birds. Ocean House also offers a bird’s eye view of the continent’s greatest whale nursery, as Southern Right whales migrate to the shallow coastal basins off the Overberg Coast for the calving and nursing season from mid-July to November. In short, Morukuru offers access to some of the continent’s most undiscovered gems, able to satisfy visitors’ craving exclusivity, yet providing some of the most productive wildlife interactions in Southern Africa

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JOHANNESBURG

The Saxon Hotel, Spa and Villas

The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa is a luxurious oasis on ten landscaped acres in Johannesburg’s neighborhood of Sandhurst, known for its quiet tree-lined avenues.

Its proximity to Sandton makes it ideal for business travelers, but it is equally favored by those en route to safari destinations. Johannesburgers know The Saxon as an exclusive retreat with an award-winning spa and elegant dining in the restaurant or more intimate wine cellars. The suite and villa accommodations evoke a sense of calm and measure 860 square feet and up, with many overlooking the massive pool. Perhaps the hotel’s proudest boast, however, is that the former South African president and Nobel Prize-winner Nelson Mandela chose the Saxon as his sanctuary in which to complete his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

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AtholPlace Hotel & Villa

Contemporary-Classic glamour and understated elegance meet at Athol Place, ensuring an unforgettable stay.

Situated in the most beautiful part of Johannesburg, AtholPlace Hotel, is the best spot to be. Guests are invited to enjoy everything we offer, from our stylish suites, which are extremely spacious (no suite is smaller than 50 square metres!), the comfortably furnished library with romantic fire place to our amazing swimming pool. The gardens surrounding AtholPlace, are perfect to relax and unwind. Please do join us for a drink at our bar area.

It doesn’t matter how you travel, everybody is welcome at AtholPlace, from young to old, all ages are welcome!

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