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Tarkuni
Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

Tarkuni is an exclusive-use private home set between two mountain ranges in the Tswalu Game Reserve. Recently redesigned to uncompromising standards of comfort and elegance, Tarkuni is an excell...

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The Motse
Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

The Motse is located at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains, facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Accommodation consists of six suites and two family suites built of local...

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Bushmans Kloof
Namaqualand

Bushmans Kloof is a South African Natural Heritage Site within the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a designated World Heritage Site. Bushmans Kloof main...

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Naries Namakwa Retreat
Namaqualand

Naries Namakwa Retreat is a scenic hideaway on the edge of the Spektakelberg between Springbok and Kleinzee. Accommodation consists of 3 unique domed luxury mountain suites, a Cape Dutch Manor...

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Shamwari Townhouse
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

Shamwari Townhouse is situated in Port Elizabeth and offers discreet and exclusive boutique accommodation. Located in the affluent beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, Shamwari Townhouse is less...

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The Windermere Hotel
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

The Windermere is located in Humewood, ideally positioned with easy access to the airport, beaches and city. The hotel is in walking distance to some of Port Elizabeth's best restaurants and the...

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Radisson Blu Hotel
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

Radisson Blu Hotel is ten minutes from the airport and city centre, and a short stroll away from Port Elizabeth's beaches. Accommodation consists of 173 rooms and suites. Superior Rooms have a...

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The Beach Hotel
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

The Beach Hotel is a four-star hotel in Port Elizabeth with 58 spacious, en suite bedrooms, a beautiful pool deck and three excellent restaurants. All guest rooms are individually decorated...

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Msenge Bush Lodge
Pumba Private Game Reserve

The Msenge Bush Lodge at Pumba offers 11 luxurious glass-enclosed thatched chalets, each in its own private bush setting. Each chalet has a private game viewing deck with plunge pool and...

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Water Lodge
Pumba Private Game Reserve

Pumba Water Lodge has 12 stone-walled, waterfront cottages. Leading off meandering timber footpaths, the cottages open up onto private game-viewing decks with outside showers and plunge pools...

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Bayethe Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Bayethe is a stone-walled and thatch-roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is a double storey lounge and dining area which leads out onto the deck adjacent to the...

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Bushmans River Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Bushmans River Lodge is a Victorian homestead that offers an intimate atmosphere and great South African hospitality. The lodge has just 4 bedrooms and is ideal for small groups of friends or...

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Eagles Crag Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Eagles Crag is located in a valley and provides the ultimate in luxury safari accommodation. The suites are made of glass and stone, and all have expansive views of the surrounding rock faces...

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Lobengula Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Lobengula Lodge is a truly classical African experience. Set deep in the valley bushveld, this thatched lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway. Accommodation consists...

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Long Lee Manor
Shamwari Game Reserve

Long Lee Manor was originally built in 1910 and offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests comfort, congenial service and delicious cuisine in the...

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Riverdene Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Riverdene Lodge is a colonial-style lodge with nine luxury rooms (7 of which are inter-leading), a rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and a jungle gym facility, making it a...

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Sarili Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Sarili Lodge is an environmentally friendly, private thatched villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman's River with expansive views of the plains in the southern region of the reserve...

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Bush Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve

Bush Lodge is situated against a backdrop of aloes and indigenous fauna and flora at the top end of an open valley in the reserve. Accommodation is in 5 luxurious tented en suite rooms...

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Ecca Lodge
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Set in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Ecca Lodge offers a fantastic view onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs. Accommodation is in six spacious and contemporary suites...

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Great Fish River Lodge
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Great Fish River Lodge is set along the banks of the river after which the lodge is named. From the lodge’s expansive viewing decks, guests can observe kudu making their way down through the...

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Melton Manor
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Melton Manor is a sole-use safari villa that sleeps up to 8 people with views of the river and mountains in three different directions. It is perfect for family holidays or parties of friends...

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Uplands Homestead
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Uplands Homestead is a restored farmhouse set in a remote and tranquil valley, available for the sole use of families or parties of up to six. Accommodation is in three spacious bedrooms...

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Lentaba Lodge
Lalibela Game Reserve

Lentaba Lodge is located in Lalibela Game Reserve on a hillside overlooking a waterhole. Lentaba sleeps 16 people in eight secluded thatched chalets, placed where indigenous gardens merge into...

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Mark's Camp
Lalibela Game Reserve

Mark’s Camp is situated on a wide valley in Lalibela Game Reserve overlooking a waterhole. The lodge is built of stone and thatch and sleeps up to 20 guests in four individual chalets and four...

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Tree Tops
Lalibela Game Reserve

Tree Tops is a tented camp located in Lalibela Game Reserve overlooking a deep ravine. The five luxury safari tents are set on thatched platforms at "tree top" level and are joined by...

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Elephant House
Addo Elephant National Park

Elephant House is an exclusive 8-bedroom lodge situated near the main entrance to Addo Elephant National Park in Sundays River Valley. The building is a colonial farmhouse with thatched roofs...

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Gorah Elephant Camp
Addo Elephant National Park

Gorah is the only private concession in Addo Elephant Park and Gorah Camp is situated in the middle it, home to the densest population of elephants on earth. Accommodation consists of 11...

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Riverbend Lodge
Addo Elephant National Park

Riverbend Lodge is situated within a 14,000 hectare private concession flanked by the Zuurberg Mountains in Addo Elephant National Park. Accommodation consists of 8 luxurious suites...

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Karoo Lodge
Samara Private Game Reserve

The Samara Reserve encompasses the southern flank of the Sneeuberg mountain range and Karoo Lodge is located below the escarpment. The lodge is a lovingly restored homestead reflecting its...

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The Manor at Samara
Samara Private Game Reserve

The Manor at Samara is for the exclusive use of up to 8 guests in ultimate luxury and total privacy making it ideal for families or small groups travelling together. Guests at the Manor have a...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1 - 3

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Steeped in history, surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains and neighbouring the magnificent Erinvale Golf Course, the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa offers a peaceful and memorable stay. The property, which is elegantly set amongst private gardens, cobbled walkways and beautiful oak trees, is only 40 minutes from Cape Town and 20 minutes from the historic town of Stellenbosch.

Guests who stay at the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa are a stone’s throw away from a world of outdoor and leisure activities and have preferential access to golf, spa treatments, wine, chocolate and olive tasting at famous estates, mountain biking and much more in the ‘Heart of the Helderberg’. And the hotel’s Seventeen07 restaurant offers culinary delights for lovers of fine dining and Skelligs pub offers traditional pub fare for guests looking for a more informal gastronomic experience.

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is perfectly situated for the golf enthusiast. The Gary Player-designed Erinvale Golf Course offers a unique golfing challenge to all levels of players. After achieving the challenge of the day, golfers can round off their golf experience by enjoying the tranquil ambience of the Erinvale Spa, equipped with all the necessary commodities expected of a four-star hotel.

Day 4 - 6

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Fly from Cape Town to George to experience the thrill of this coastal golfing estate.

Positioned on 613 hectares in the magnificent Garden Route, just outside George, Fancourt is South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate with mountains, indigenous forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. 133 luxury rooms and suites, fantastic family facilities, three Gary Player designed golf courses, a spa, a kids club and a variety of restaurants guarantee enjoyment.

Glorious swimming beaches are easily accessible and mountain biking, horse riding, picnics and hikes can be arranged on request. Sightseeing excursions in the picturesque coastal towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay are also available.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa has gained the enviable reputation of offering something for everyone. With awe-inspiring mountain ranges, the Big Five, parched deserts and heavenly beaches, the incredible variety of landscape is matched by a melting pot of cultures and a fabulous array of wildlife.

We have broken this vast country down into some key areas that are a highlight of any visit, but it is in no way exhaustive – with so much to do and see, there simply isn’t the room!

WHERE TO GO AND WHEN

Being so vast, South Africa does not have as defined seasons as many countries and they can vary greatly between provinces, so refer to the individual province for more specifics on the weather.

For this very reason, South Africa has something to offer all year round. Whilst it might be raining and blowing a gale in Cape Town, it might be in the 70s and clear blue skies in KwaZulu Natal. In Dec they might be experiencing afternoon downpours in Kruger and be basking in brilliant sunshine in Cape Town.

WHAT TO DO

South Africa boasts of being a “World in one country” and this really could not be truer. With such a diversity of habitat and scenery there really is something for everyone. Visitors can be hiking in snow capped mountains in the morning and just a couple of hours away, paddling in the warm, Indian Ocean; be in a desert one day, and move a couple of hundred miles to watch whales and dolphins the next.

Hi, We have been back a week from what has proved to be a stupendous holiday. Thank you both for doing a great job putting it together, everything you said about it was right and all our misgivings were groundless, just wish we had discovered it earlier(Mr & Mrs R, South Africa Surprise)

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