South Africa

South Africa: City Streets to Bush Plains


November - May


From $7,563pp excl. flights
(based on 2 ppl sharing)

How long

8 nights ideal length

Cape Town

Revamp your engines after a long flight in total luxury. Simple yet stunning, Ellerman House is thriving with a highly cultured staff, eager to get you settled in vibrant Cape Town. Unwind in style and wake up to glittering views of Robben Island every morning. At the heart of luxury is exceptional service, and here, you’ll experience it right down to the nitty-gritty details with expert chefs happy to personalize any dish to your liking and a champion wine list with over 7500 South African reds and whites to bolster your palate. A five-star dinner isn’t just about the eats; grab one last drink and peruse the Ellerman Contemporary Gallery unveiling the root of South African contemporary culture. Wake up to daily beach trips along Cape Town’s pristine coast…white sand and lofty palms are right outside these palace doors.


Here, foodies are destined for heaven. Planted in the middle of the pastoral Franschhoek Valley, lies La Residence hotel. Owned by a 30-acre working farm, panoramic views of lush green mountains fertile with plum orchards and brilliant flora gardens encompass your private veranda. Become fully transported to the core of African dining in La Residence’s private restaurant where you will delve into fresh dishes prepared lovingly with local produce. Want to find the perfect drink to top off your meal? A wine tasting will have you instantly hooked on Franschhoek’s best. As long relaxing days of golf and horseback riding through the valley channel your thoughts to the next feast, consider exploring the neighboring restaurants – La Petite Colombe and Miko are real favorites of ours.

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Sabi Sands

Mother nature’s most stunning visions await. Prepare for top complimentary game drives, as you hole up in the Chitwa Chitwa game lodge tucked away in the Sabi Sands, for three blissful nights. Chitwa Chitwa’s eye-popping savvy style exudes luxury. Cozy up on the massive wooden deck fringing the property to catch multiple sightings of South Africa’s big five. Better yet, hop on a jeep with experienced Shangaan trackers to get up close and personal with the wild. At the peak of safari excitement, look forward to uncoiling at Chitwa Chitwa’s applauded spa for a deep tissue massage, followed by a cool drink beside your own stone fireplace.

Kruger National Park

As if it couldn’t get any better, round out your last two days with sublime game viewing at the Royal Malewane, nestled deep into the bush of Kruger National Park. These king suites and private villas afford an utterly calming ambience. With expert and award winning Chef John Jackson at your service for each meal, outdoor dining doesn’t get more extraordinary as you toast to the water hole beneath you, and watch the sun cascade behind these peaceful plains. Full elation is just a quick inquiry away…

Where to rest your head

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge, Sabi Sands

Chitwa Chitwa is a one-off. Originally a private family retreat, this sleek hidden lodge earned its name as an affectionate ode to the ageing giraffe…
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Ellerman House, Cape Town

In Cape Town, say you’re staying at Ellerman House and feel the kudos come flooding in. A luxury boutique hotel offering magnificent views of the…
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La Residence, Franschhoek

Nestled in the Franschhoek Valley, La Residence offers jaw-dropping panoramic views of green mountains and organic orchards. This miniature modern ‘Versailles’ estate overlooking the Winelands…
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Bush Lodge, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi is hailed as a ‘luxury home in the bush’ and certainly does its name proud. Bush Lodge is Sabi Sabi’s flagship lodge that…
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Royal Malewane, Thornybush Game Reserve

Royal Malewane is one of our top exclusive South Africa getaways. Buried deep in the bush of Kruger National Park, this luxury camp plants you…
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