Londolozi Private Granite Suites | Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

"A private river affair…" Three Private Suites The Private Granite Suites offer an extraordinary experience for the exclusive use of six Guests. Bold, inspiring materials mirror the extrusion of granite rocks that flank the camp while conveying the raw essence of Africa. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting in each expansive suite. The emphasis is on space, light and privacy while blurring the barrier between inside and out. A seamless integration with nature is achieved with large doors and windows all opening directly onto the Sand River. Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool. Private Granite Suites can be booked individually or as a private camp for six Guests, making it ideal for honeymooning couples or small groups celebrating special occasions. The Private Granite Suites do not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.

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3 Nights

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7 Star

Safari Lodge

Spoken Languages: English, Zulu

No. Rooms: 3

Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge | Southern Kruger

Lion Sands – Tinga Lodge

Tinga is a rare treasure – a private lodge and concession in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The diverse 5000ha concession in this conservation icon is one of South Africa’s most game rich regions and is refuge to the highest concentration of endangered black rhino in Africa Tinga is a luxurious celebration of Kruger heritage with nine spacious and secluded private suites nestled on the banks of the magnificent Sabie River.

A cathedral tribute to the Kruger

The double volume, cathedral-like main area opens out onto an expansive deck overlooking the Sabie River. When you return famished from morning game drive, you can devour a delectable breakfast array on the deck while the elephants wander past in the lazy heat. In the evening, put your feet up next to the lounge fire with an excellent glass of South African wine as you contemplate the wonders you experienced on drive.

Tinga’s nine intimate, air conditioned suites are opulent havens of seclusion and total solace. The generous bathrooms invite you to enjoy the indoor and outdoor showers. The spacious bedrooms and separate lounges face the verdant banks of the river and you can laze on your impossibly comfortable bed and look out into Kruger or contemplate a refreshing swim in your private plunge pool from the extravagance of the lounge sofa.

Tinga welcomes families with children over the age of six – there are specialised activities for children with staff dedicated to filling the enquiring young minds of budding naturalists.

In the steps of the Stone Age

The 5000ha Tinga concession offers a number of rarities not found anywhere else. It is the only concession that boasts river frontage on two of the lowveld’s iconic rivers – the Sabie and the Sand. The highest concentration of endangered black rhino in Africa is complemented by excellent lion, elephant and leopard viewing. Buffalo herds drinking at the water’s edge are common and large packs of Africa’s painted wolves are regular visitors to the southern Kruger.

To be immersed in the wilderness like the pioneers of old or the stone age hunters who first roamed this area, you can explore the Kruger on foot with your highly-skilled ranger and tracker team. Otherwise, encounter the animals and epic African scenery from the comfort of a safari vehicle while your ranger and tracker interpret the magic of the Africa theatre for you. Spend time discovering the rivers where animals find succour in the deep shade of the mahogany and jackal berry trees and others slake their thirst in the water, eyes scanning for hungry crocodiles.

The treehouse

Tinyeleti tree house is a bedroom without walls, high off the ground. It is the ultimate way to spend a wild night out suspended from the Milky Way in complete safety and seclusion. Your ranger will drop you off at sunset with a picnic basket full of delicacies to enjoy as the African night surrounds you with sound – crickets, frogs, cicadas, hyaenas, owls and, of course, regal lion roars. When tiredness overcomes, you can freshen up in the simple open air bathroom and then allow sleep to gently take you while staring up at the stars from the comfort of your sumptuous four poster bed.

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3 Nights

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1x Double Room

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Safari Lodge

Spoken Languages: English

No. Rooms: 9

Special Interests: Big 5, Birding, Flora, Star Gazing, Wine

andBeyond Benguerra Island | Bazaruto Archipelago

Tucked into an indigenous forest overlooking a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, andBeyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat. The ten casinhas and two cabanas boast four-poster beds, private decks and plunge pools. Bathrooms feature generous tubs and al fresco showers. A gazebo provides the ideal venue for starlit dinners, while the stylish dining room and open lounge are the setting for more social dining. The Casa Familia is nestled in its own secluded garden mere metres from the beach and boasts three ensuite bedrooms and a private swimming pool. The lodge’s beach bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while the comfortable loungers around the pool are ideal for taking in the breathtaking ocean views.

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4 Nights

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1x Double Room

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Lodge

Spoken Languages: English

No. Rooms: 15

Special Interests: Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Hiking, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Sports, Star Gazing, Watersports, Wildlife, Wine

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel | Cape Town

CAPE CADOGAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Deeply hidden in the heart of Cape Town’s trendiest and most vibrant quarter is a Victorian beauty that dates back to the early 1800’s. The Cape Cadogan is a site to behold, a breath of fresh air, in amongst the energy that is Kloof Street. Originally built as an old Georgian home, it was ‘Victorianised’ in 1912 and today is considered a national monument. Steeped in history this gem of a hotel is run by the More Group, a family-run enterprise with a footprint that extends across the cobbled lane to More Quarters and inland to Madikwe Game Reserve. Each property is treated like a separate child and each character is consistently treasured and nurtured.

A Victorian Beauty

Standing proud under the leafy trees, only a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle, is a grand white entrance into your home away from home. An exquisitely manicured garden leads you up the steps to the black and white checked patio and regal columns. Large windows, white shutters and white balconies combine to give off a truly incandescent greeting. Here, there is no sign-in at reception but rather you have a seat in the lounge, some lemonade and a chat about your trip with the sincere charming Cape Cadogan staff.

Luxurious Rooms

An opulent hideaway, each room is engineered to interlink a Victorian past with a bohemian present. The luxurious lounge boasts voluptuous, velvet couches, wooden floors, raw hessian carpets, a large warm fireplace, exquisite artworks and bowls of fresh Protea flowers. You feel immediately that this lounge is your lounge and this brings great comfort especially when miles from home. The rich library is also on offer with shelves of books, games and Wi-Fi to be used at your leisure. Outside a quiet courtyard and angelic plunge pool await should you need to cool off from a hot day exploring Table Mountain.

At Cape Cadogan the luxury is in the finer detail. From Lindt Balls at reception, to fresh fruit and a hand-written note on arrival, to daily high tea treats in the library and complimentary port or sherry always available; you really do feel consistently considered. The staff always know your name, are excited to hear about your day and keen to give you advice. They take great pride in their roles and really are geared to ensure that you have the best possible experience.

The Cape Cadogan is ironically “boutique” in that it only has 15 rooms, seven standard, seven luxury and one superior luxury room. Each suite is individually designed and decorated with expansive en suite bathrooms. The luxury rooms all have either a balcony or a private courtyard and the superior luxury room, its own courtyard, plunge pool and fire. Neutral hues, lavish finishes and breath-taking views ensure you are completely at ease and able to reflect on the wonder that is Cape Town.

Cape excursions

If you are an early riser take a hike up Lion’s Head to watch the sunrise, pop over the mountain for an early morning swim in the sea or simply wander up Kloof Street for a divine coffee. Be sure to make it to breakfast on the patio though, as the home-made bread and muesli should not be missed. A full continental spread awaits as well as hot breakfasts on order, fresh fruit, yoghurt, you name it they’ve got it. Dinners are just as indulgent and sampled with some of the Cape’s Best wine you really are in for a treat. However, should you want a night in and some homely food, order room service and a scrumptious burger or pizza from Da Vinci’s will arrive at your door. They have thought of absolutely everything that could possibly make your stay more pleasurable.

Cape Cadogan is Cape Town’s hidden gem. Situated in the heart of the City Bowl, it really is the most accessible location; not more than 10 minutes from the Cape’s most illustrious tourist attractions. Whether you are coming to see the sights, bringing the whole family or coming on a romantic getaway this is the spot for you.

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3 Nights

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1x Double Room

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5 Star

Hotel

Spoken Languages: English

No. Rooms: 15

Special Interests: Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Cycling, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Wine

La Residence | Franschhoek

A romantic, indulgent paradise whose interior is filled with wonderful artwork and magnificent furniture. Eleven glamorous suites are decorated in vibrant colours. Guests can enjoy the pool, spa, gym, library and wireless internet. Warm, personalized service creates an atmosphere of relaxation, whilst garden produce is used to create memorable meals. Complimentary village transfers allow leisurely exploration. Activities available locally range from wine-tasting to golf.

Alternatively, five Vineyard Suites offer family-friendly accommodation with private gardens and luxurious interiors. Dine in the Terrace Room; enjoy the comfortable sitting room and pool. Superior service makes everything effortless and enjoyable.

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2 Nights

Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

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1x Double Room

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5 Star

Guest House

Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English

No. Rooms: 21

Special Interests: Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Wine

Birkenhead House | Hermanus

Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House is a majestic member of the Biden family’s Royal Portfolio and true to form is another Liz Biden masterpiece. From the 16 individually appointed suites of sumptuous grandeur, to the lounges of sophisticated home living, out into the double-level pool, sheltered courtyards and spa with its breath-taking sea view, Birkenhead House is the very designation of luxury at the tip of the continent. This is where awe-inspiring nature, gourmet Cape cuisine, exceptional service and ultimate indulgence meet in glorious harmony on the edge of Africa.

The home away from home

Birkenhead House is perched on a cliff overlooking magnificent Walker Bay in the little seaside town of Hermanus – gateway to the garden route. The bay is fringed with pristine white sand beaches and secluded coves while in the water surfers carve the waves and, for several months of the year, hundreds of southern right whales call the waters of the bay home.

The hotel, while appointed with exquisite décor, exudes the energy of a family beach house in supreme and tasteful opulence. The artwork and furnishings are a brilliantly assembled collection of diverse pieces from the antique to the contemporary.

Birkenhead House prides itself on complete efficiency in a laidback atmosphere where you tailor make the activity levels of your stay so that you depart refreshed, happy and inspired.

Eclectic individuality

The 16 splendid suites are all individually appointed with exquisite combinations of furniture and art. The bedrooms are fitted with pieces ranging from antique four-poster king and queen size beds, to glamourous red armchairs, original paintings, gilded headboards, leather desks and even a two-seater love couch.

Likewise, the generous bathrooms are centred variously on freestanding Victorian baths, sunken marble tubs, spacious vanity areas and elegant showers,

Every suite has a panoramic view of Walker Bay, the whales breaching out to sea, or the epic mountains of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve – and sometimes both. You could sit out on your private balcony or patio to a high-tea of scones, fairy cakes and savouries while you contemplate the marvels of the Indian Ocean or the earthy power that created the towering Fernkloof.

For families, various combinations of Villa Suites will allow parents to be close to their very welcome children.

Repose and refresh at Birkenhead

You can do as little or as much as you’d like to around Birkenhead House. If it is simply rejuvenation and rest you crave, then you need look no further than the Birkenhead House spa. Luxuriate with one of Birkenhead’s uniquely crafted massages, body rituals and beauty treatments using combinations of African and international oils and cosmetics. When the weather is fine, the spa can be enjoyed on a terrace, the fresh sea air inspiring one of the highly-trained therapists.

If you feel the need to work off some of the delicious meals, there is a fully equipped gym on site.

Cape treasures

The town of Hermanus offers beauty, history and charm. Walk or drive into town, visit the markets, unusual boutiques, galleries or the Old Harbour Museum. Stroll on the cliff-top walkways and breathe in the soothing Indian Ocean air while the whales frolic in the bay below and the gulls swoop on the updrafts. There is an array of walks to experience on the slopes of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve – home to an intimidating 1100 species of plant and thrilling vistas.

There are three beautiful beaches in Hermanus – two just steps away from Birkenhead House. You could take a picnic and beach bats down for a day on the sand and in the water – tremendous fun for families. Surfing is also an excellent option for the adventurous.

Further afield, the magnificent vineyards of Walker Bay (famed for the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Africa), Elgin and Agulhas stretch into the mountains and valleys. A day out wine tasting is an absolute must.

A fusion of gastronomy

Meals at Birkenhead are a gourmet fusion of African, Cape and French cuisine with touches of Asia and Italy. There is an emphasis on fresh local seafood – crayfish, mussels, red roman and Kabeljou are some of the delicious regular features. Hearty and exotic soups are a comfort and delight - especially in the winter.

The Birkenhead chef’s enchantments can be enjoyed in the seclusion of your suite, in a sheltered spot on the manicured grounds overlooking the sea or in the opulent glass-fronted dining room with the ocean stretching to the horizon.

Birkenhead is also very happy to accommodate the needs of younger guests who might want some simpler – yet no less scrumptious – fare.

Travelling to Birkenhead

Birkenhead House is a supremely scenic 90 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Iconic Africa will arrange a comfortable road transfer with one of our trusted transport partners. If you are feeling adventurous, you can drive yourself on the excellent roads from Cape Town.

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2 Nights

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5 Star

Hotel

Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, German

No. Rooms: 11

Special Interests: Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Watersports, Wine

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