Last Word – Luxury Hotels & Lodges in South Africa


Welcome to Last Word, an exclusive collection of Intimate Hotels™ and Safari Camps, offering a five-star experience in and around the captivating landscapes of Cape Town and the Greater Kruger National Park.

The properties are havens of peace and tranquility, standing out like oases amidst a sea of sameness. With no more than ten rooms in each establishment, Last Word ensure a serene and personalised stay, far from the madding crowd. Inside, elegant interiors harmonise with their exceptional hospitality, providing a sanctuary for guests. The true pleasure of a Last Word stay lies within, which is why Last Word take pride in creating inordinately large suites adorned with tasteful décor, ensuring superior comfort throughout your entire stay. For the ultimate luxury South African adventure, we recommend combining a stay in Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and either one of the safari lodges.

Last Word Madikwe, elephant walking

Last Word Madikwe Bush House

Madikwe Game Reserve
Embodying the essence of oasis and refuge, Madikwe Bush House offers an unparalleled safari adventure. Guests adore the twice-daily game drives that allow them to track the majestic Big Five. However, the true distinction of this lodge lies within its very grounds. Nestled amidst lush, serene gardens that gracefully lead to an ancient watering hole, mere meters away from the lawn’s edge, it is a captivating spectacle. Countless animals make daily visits to this spot, and from the comfort of a garden seat, one can witness the mesmerizing sight of interactive herds, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, wild dogs, white and black rhinos, and many others, all while enjoying a refreshing drink or snack.

Why we love this lodge…
Situated in the Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve – renowned for cheetah and wild dog sightings
Birdlife is in abundance
2 game drives daily with expert guides
Boma with an uninterrupted view of the waterhole
Rock swimming pool with sun loungers
5 en-suite Classic Suites, each with private patio and air conditioning
All meals included
Wi-Fi and cell phone signal
Johannesburg International Airport (4 hrs) | Pretoria (4 hrs)

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Madikwe Bush House

Last Word Kitara river view

Last Word Kitara, Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Greater Kruger Area
Last Word Kitara stands as the gorgeous crown jewel in the exclusive Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, offering the quintessential ‘Big Five’ safari experience. For those seeking the ultimate Kruger Park private lodge, Kitara Lodge can be exclusively booked, promising an unforgettable safari experience that becomes solely yours. Within this serene sanctuary, guests encounter a warm and welcoming ambiance, where lovely people invite curiosity and engage in delightful conversations. Guests have the opportunity to discover a world of free-roaming wildlife from the comfort of their private suites, the inviting viewing deck, or the sparkling infinity pool that overlooks the picturesque Klaserie River.

Why we love this lodge…
Located in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve – part of the Greater Kruger National Park
Great for remote and exclusive Big Five game viewing
2 game drives daily with expert guides
Enjoy guided bush walks
Infinity swimming pool, bar and viewing deck – all overlooking the Klaserie River
6 spacious Luxury Suites with showers, bath and private patio
All meals included
Johannesburg International Airport (6 hrs) | Hoedspruit (2 hrs)

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Last Word Constantia pool

Last Word Constantia, Constantia

Cape Town
Discover the hidden gem of Last Word Constantia, nestled in South Africa’s premier wine region and the sophisticated suburb of Constantia, Cape Town. This exquisite 5-star boutique hotel sits amidst a breathtaking patchwork quilt of noble vineyards, brimming with both natural beauty and rich historical significance. Indulge in a literal feast of gastronomic delights, as this enchanting location is home to an array of culinary treasures waiting to be savoured.

Why we love this hotel…
Within easy reach of Cape Town’s iconic attractions – Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront
Situated in the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful wine valley
This boutique property comprises just 9 spacious, luxurious guest rooms
Superior Rooms, Pool Suites, Elegant Suites & Family Suite available
A tranquil garden surrounds the sizeable swimming pool
Breakfast included and all soft beverages and house wines are complimentary
Peddlars on the Bend restaurant located next door
Cape Town International Airport (30 min) | Table Mountain (20 min) | Waterfront & City Centre (20 min) | Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (10 min) | Cape Point (30 min) | Stellenbosch/Cape winelands (40 min)

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The Last Word Franschhoek pool

Last Word Franschhoek, Franschhoek

Cape Town
Experience the epitome of luxury at Last Word Franschhoek, the ultimate destination for independent and discerning travellers. Immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of South Africa’s gourmet capital, where this 5-star boutique hotel on Huguenot Road places you just moments away from the world’s most renowned eateries. A highly personalised service is delivered by the hotel’s warm and welcoming team to ensure your stay is elevated, making it an unforgettable journey of indulgence.

Why we love this hotel…
 Franschhoek valley offers world-class wine estates, tastings and cellar tours
Situated right in the heart of South Africa’s gourmet capital
This sophisticated hotel comprises just 10 spacious guest rooms
Pool Suites and Superior Double Rooms available
Enjoy a sundowner from the decked balcony with spectacular views across the mountains
Breakfast included and all soft beverages, premium spirits and house wines are complimentary
Cape Town International Airport (45 min) | Table Mountain (60 min) | Waterfront & City Centre (60 min) | Stellenbosch (20 min) | Hermanus (60 min) | Paarl (20 min)

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Last Word Long Beach

Last Word Long Beach, Long Beach

Envision boundless beach vistas, where the crisp ocean breeze and abundant inspiration await in nature’s splendid playground, ready for you to venture into. The Atlantic Ocean glistens at your doorstep, luring you to savour every moment and bask in the extraordinary beauty. Let the captivating seascapes fuel your imagination as you immerse yourself in activities like swimming, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, or leisurely strolls along the shimmering white sands.

Why we love this hotel…
 The Cape’s iconic attractions are all located a short scenic drive away
Situated right on the beach in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of Kommetjie
This intimate, boutique beach hotel comprises just 6 elegantly appointed sea-facing guest rooms
Superior Rooms, Junior Suite & Elegant Suites available
Watch whales frolic off shore from the inviting pool
Breakfast and seafood dinner included and all soft beverages, premium spirits and house wines are complimentary
Peddlars on the Bend restaurant located next door
Cape Town International Airport (45 min) | Table Mountain (45 min) | Cape Point (15 min) | Simonstown Penguins (15 min) | Stellenbosch/Cape winelands (60 min)

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