South Africa

South Africa is as grand as it is diverse, with an awesome range of experiences on offer such as sophisticated cities, luxurious big five safaris, stunning landscapes, endless activities, superb hospitality, and world-class restaurants and bars serving some of Africa’s best food and wine.
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Lion Sands Lodge - A touch of romance overlooking the Sabie River, Lion Sands’ six private villas are stylishly appointed, and offer supreme wildlife viewing—along with game drives, bush walks, bird watching, hippo tours, astronomy classes and luxury wellness treatments. For the perfect romantic evening, enjoy a candlelight picnic and spend a night under the stars in Chalkey’s Tree-house, nestled in the branches of a majestic 500 year-old leadwood tree.

Sleep under the stars - The Lion Sands Game Reserve at Sabie Sand Reserve, South Africa

Royal Malewane - An intensely personal and spiritual experience, this private reserve within the Kruger National Park offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience African wildlife at its best. Royal Malewane is focused on relaxation and rejuvenation above all else, and the resort’s Water Bush Spa inspires a sense of calm, while guests can enjoy a variety of treatments at the hands of internationally qualified therapists.

Kruger National Park: Luxury Safari Lodge at Royal Malewane. the best safari lodge in the world? Elephants at your villa's pool!

Swim with Penguins: A day at the beach takes on a whole new meaning when you’re hanging with 3,000 African penguins at Boulders Beach. While the views (and penguin photo ops) are great from the wooden boardwalk at Foxy Beach, we recommend taking a swim with the amusing creatures, who playfully dart in and out of the warm ocean water.

Swim with Penguins: A day at the beach takes on a whole new meaning when you’re hanging with 3,000 African penguins at Boulders Beach. While the views (and penguin photo ops) are great from the wooden boardwalk at Foxy Beach, we recommend taking a swim with the amusing creatures, who playfully dart in and out of the warm ocean water.

Exploring Cape Winelands: nestled in a pastoral valley about an hour from Cape Town, Cape Winelands is a world-renowned destination that produces top class vintages.   Rent a car—or, better yet, a vintage vehicle—and wind leisurely through scenic back roads, past charming farmhouses and wine estates, and take advantage of opportunities to stop and taste along the way.

Cape Winelands - looking towards the mountains (far right of the picture) that cradle Cape Town city

One & Only: Cape Town’s most luxurious resort, One Only is an urban oasis that is a destination unto itself. Located on the waterfront, with unmatched views of Table Mountain, One&Only is also renowned for its comprehensive holistic spa, 1100 square foot heated Infinity pool, and fine dining options that range from the deliciously eclectic Reuben’s—which showcases the talents of a beloved local celebrity chef—to a high end taste of home at Nobu.

One & Only: Cape Town’s most luxurious resort, One Only is an urban oasis that is a destination unto itself. Located on the waterfront, with unmatched views of Table Mountain, One&Only is also renowned for its comprehensive holistic spa, 1100 square foot heated Infinity pool, and fine dining options that range from the deliciously eclectic Reuben’s—which showcases the talents of a beloved local celebrity chef—to a high end taste of home at Nobu.

Tintswalo Atlantic: The luxury at Tintswalo Atlantic stems from its location alone. Located along Chapman’s Peak Drive, right on the shore of the Atlantic, the resort itself is nestled at the foot of a sweeping cliff, offering a majestic sense of seclusion for those who desire a romantic retreat from the hustle of Cape Town.

March - Renovating a Day Care Centre: Nestled at the base of Chapman's Peak, overlooking the Cape's Iconic Sentinel, lies the enchantingly elegant Tintswalo Atlantic. (Giving Back in South Africa - Join Mrs O Around the World)

Ellerman House: Located in a magnificent mansion that was once the private home of a shipping magnate, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lions Head in the prestigious residential area of Bantry Bay. Ellerman House caters to the most discerning of travelers, and stands as an icon of sophistication, taste and cultured hospitality.

Ellerman House: Located in a magnificent mansion that was once the private home of a shipping magnate, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lions Head in the prestigious residential area of Bantry Bay. Ellerman House caters to the most discerning of travelers, and stands as an icon of sophistication, taste and cultured hospitality.

Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles: Witness these highly endangered—and highly entertaining—creatures as they make their way up South Africa's beautiful beaches to lay their eggs after dark.

Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles: Witness these highly endangered—and highly entertaining—creatures as they make their way up South Africa's beautiful beaches to lay their eggs after dark.

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Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit.


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