South Africa


Singita Boulders


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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 Castelton

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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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Singita Lebombo


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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. 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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Makanyi Private Game Lodge


Just seven luxury suites make Makanyi Private Game Lodge an excellent choice for guests seeking exclusivity in one of Africa’s most prolific game viewing destinations.

Overlooking a permanent waterhole with traversing rights to over 6000 hectares of private concessions the lodge prides itself on not only giving guests a very private safari experience, but also on its homely atmosphere with welcoming staff, superb cuisine and the utmost attention to detail



Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge
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It’s time to redefine your expectations of luxury in the bush. Jamala is characterised by understated African elegance with a strong emphases on quality and abundance – evident at every turn. from masterfully crafted cuisine to the astonishingly rich wildlife beyond its doors.

Tucked away in the far north of South Africa is a 75000 hectare. malaria-free wilderness inhabited by a profusion of species from Vervet monkeys to Leopard and – of course – the odd very fortunate human. Madikwe is widely acknowledged as being one of the finest conservation areas in Africa. The sheer. unadulterated wilderness of this place is breathtaking. as is this remarkable lodge – crafted from an exquisite palate of rich woods. raw stone and soft muted tones. Elegantly proportioned suites offer individual rim-flow pools. sweeping wooden decks and private outdoor showers. Guest facilities are of the highest quality whilst service is attentive and warm. never intrusive. Designer dining is of the highest standard and a team of chef’s under the tutelage of chef Nico prepare gourmet dishes for guests who dine in plush surrounds at the long wooden dining room table. under the stars or in the privacy of their beautifully appointed rooms.

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Morukuru Madikwe lodge

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A safari-chic take on the traditional African farm homestead, offering the perfect private setting for families and larger groups.

Located on the other side of the mountain within the Morukuru property, the five-suite Farm House is an oasis, surrounded by luscious green lawns, and set within a 100-hectare fenced-in safe area which is home to general game, so kids can play and roam at will, and guests may have the freedom to walk and explore.

Furnished by well-known South African interior designer, Sumari Krige, the Farm House is unpretentious yet stylish, with bespoke items produced by local artists and craftsmen in a neutral palette. Following the owners’ brief to create spaces where families with children of all ages can completely relax, the overall sense is kick-off-shoes and curl-up-on-the-couch comfort. The five huge en-suite bedrooms – linked to the main area by a covered walkway – are all equally luxurious, because Morukuru believes that a family holiday should be special for every family member.

Farmhouse is also the prefect home for celebrations with large groups of friends getting together with the featured bar area.

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Ellerman House



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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

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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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Morukuru Ocean House – De Hoop Nature Reserve

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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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The Saxon Hotel, Spa and Villas

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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


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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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AtholPlace Villa has been created to give you a temporary home of your own in the amazing City of Johannesburg. The homely space includes three Deluxe rooms each with their own full bathroom, one

Junior Room en-suite (perfect for our young guests) and a superior living and dining area – accommodating a maximum of 6 adults and 2 small children.

The outdoor surrounding areas of this comfortable but sophisticated home include a breath taking garden, inviting heated pool, a fire pit boma and shady trees perfect for those lazy, alfresco lunches. It is the idyllic space, with all the magic ingredients to spend quality time with your loved ones, enjoying precious moments together and choosing to explore the pulsating vibrations of the ‘City of Gold’ whenever you wish to. Also our business travellers, will find this space perfect as the Sandton business district is only minutes away.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy. Great shopping, cultural tours, sightseeing or simply relax at your own pool. During your stay you will be welcomed and hosted by your very own compliment of charming Athol staff. Your private chef will be able to create and design meals based on your own personal requirements or spoil you with their choice of culinary delights and extraordinary flavours. Your Athol butler will be on hand to ensure that you have your drink of choice to accompany your meals or quench your thirst after a day exploring the city. Your AtholStaff, will discreetly ensure that you have everything you need to make your stay ‘heaven away from home’.

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