Live South Africa – Find Your Luxury


Discover South Africa, a captivating destination of diverse luxury experiences, where no two 5-star+ experiences are the same. Indulge in opulent game reserves with private safaris and refined accommodations. Embrace cosmopolitan charm in Cape Town, savour wines in the Winelands, and relax on the Garden Route’s serene shores. Experience majestic mountain views and exclusive art tours. Welcome to a world of exquisite luxury in this mesmerising destination.

Recommended Luxury Tour Itineraries

We’ve delved into the holiday portfolio from a number of our favourite Africa travel experts and found what we believe are the best trips you can book for those those seeking glamour, attention to detail and first-class service and hospitality.

Garonga Safari Camp

11-Day Extraordinary South Africa

Private Tour
Incredible wildlife encounters, immersive experiences and delectable fine wine awaits you as we take you on a journey through some of the most extraordinary parts of South Africa.

Why we love this trip…
Spend a night under the stars as you fall asleep in a four-poster bed on Garonga’s sleep-out deck, overlooking a waterhole
Track animals in an open-top safari vehicle
Stand up paddle board in the Atlantic Ocean
Delight your taste buds with mouth-watering cuisine and world-class wines in Franschhoek
ATOL protected & award-winning tour operator

** Delve Into the Wilderness of the Makalali Conservancy **

From £4,700pp
Price includes 5 nights 4* Garonga Safari Camp, 3 nights 5* Kensington Place, 2 nights 5* Leeu House, activities as detailed in the itinerary, private English-speaking local guides, private transfers and return flights

Operated by Scott Dunn

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Boulder Beach penguins - South African Tourism

12-Day Cape Town, The Blue Train and Kruger National Park

Luxury Escorted Tour
Discover the highlights of South Africa as we journey aboard the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch, and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three night stay at Kruger National Park.

Why we love this trip…
Explore vibrant Cape Town with a journey up iconic Table Mountain
Take a stroll on Boulders Beach, home to its very own penguin colony
Visit Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, some of South Africa’s most revered wine regions
Head out into the surroundings of Kruger National Park on safari
ABTA & ATOL protected

** Journey Aboard the Luxurious Blue Train | SAVE up to £200pp **

From £4,795pp
Price includes 7 nights 4* hotel accommodation, 2 nights aboard the Blue Train with all drinks included, 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners, activities as detailed in the itinerary, experienced tour manager, coaches and flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town and from Johannesburg to London Heathrow

Operated by Great Rail Journeys

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The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal

11-Day Highlights Of KwaZulu-Natal

Tailor-Made Self-Drive
This trip is an exploration of the stunningly beautiful South African province, KwaZulu-Natal. The trip offers a diverse range of landscape and activity.

Why we love this trip…
Spend 10 nights in luxury 5-star accommodation
See the incredible scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains
Enjoy a private game experience in the tranquil serenity of Nambiti Hills
See the Big 5 on your safari adventure days
ATOL protected & award-winning tour operator

** Stay in the Coastal Playground of Umhlanga Rocks **

From £2,700pp
Price includes 3 nights 5* The Oyster Box Hotel on bed & breakfast basis, 4 nights 5* Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse on half board basis, 3 nights 5* Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge on full board basis, 11 days car hire, transfers and return flights

Operated by Mahlatini Luxury Travel

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Santorini Mozambique

12-Day Luxury Kruger Safari & Vilanculos Beach

Luxury Multi-Centre Holiday
Incredible wildlife encounters, immersive experiences and delectable fine wine awaits you as we take you on a journey through some of the most extraordinary parts of South Africa.

Why we love this trip…
Your choice of luxury accommodation at Timbavati Game Reserve
Discover the 350 bird species found within the Kruger National Park
Enjoy a scenic transfer and marvel at the breathtaking views on the Panorama Route
Kayak, dive and snorkel in Mozambique’s warm Indian Ocean waters
ATOL protected & award-winning tour operator

** Track the Big 5 on Twice-Daily Game Drives **

From £6,820pp
Price includes 4 nights 5* Rockfig Safari Lodge, 1 night 5* Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa, 4 nights 5* Santorini Mozambique, activities as detailed in the itinerary, local guides, private transfers, domestic flights and return flightsand return flights

Operated by Audley Travel

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Leeu House, Cape Winelands

13-Day Classic South Africa

Tailor-Made Self-Drive
This tailor-made South Africa tour enables you explore classic destinations such as cosmopolitan Cape Town and the beautiful Winelands, Hermanus and Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Why we love this trip…
Explore Cape Town’s culture and cuisine on the waterfront,
Enjoy a private tour of the wine regions of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl
Admire the river bank views from Dulini River Lodge
Experience game drives and bush walks in Sabi Sands
ATOL protected & award-winning tour operator

** Go Whale Watching in Hermanus **

From £9,800pp
Price includes 4 nights 5* One&Only Cape Town, 2 nights 5* Birkenhead House, 2 nights 5* Leeu House, 3 nights 5* Dulini River Lodge, activities as detailed in the itinerary with private tours, 4 days car hire, transfers and return flights

Operated by Abercrombie & Kent

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Luxury Stays in South Africa

A stay in one of these unique, 5-star accommodations will bring South Africa’s true self right to your door.

Last Word Long Beach

Last Word Long Beach, Cape Town

Imagine endless beach views, fresh air and inspiration on tap in nature’s playground, yours to explore. The Atlantic Ocean sparkles at your feet, inviting you to linger longer, and savour the extraordinary. The incredible seascapes captivate your imagination as swim, surf, stand-up paddling boarding, or stroll along the shore, a shimmering white beach.

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Tsala Treetop Lodge villa lounge

Tsala Treetop Lodge, Garden Route

Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, Tsala is a wonderful location from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route or just to spend time relaxing at the peaceful lodge.

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Tswalu, Kalahari

Tswalu, Kalhari

Tswalu offers a true wilderness experience on the southernmost edge of the Kalahari, and privileged access to the largest privately protected area in South Africa. From the landmark Korannaberg mountains to the southern Kalahari’s typical arid savannah and iconic ochre dunes rippling away to the horizon, days on safari are unscripted and unhurried.

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve's Eagles Crag

Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

A stay at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is one that will remain with you forever. Due to its location in the heart of the Eastern Cape, the reserve offers abundant wildlife, fauna and flora exclusive to the area and unforgettable encounters with nature.

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Visiting South Africa Throughout the Year

Exploring South Africa throughout the year offers an ever-changing tapestry of experiences, from the golden savannas and diverse wildlife of its national parks to glorious winelands and stunning coastlines.

Hunter's Country House Hotel pool

Confessions of a Globetrotter blog:
The Very Best South Africa Luxury Hotel & Lodge Stays

Why do we love South Africa so much? It’s like discovering a whole ‘world’ within just one country’. The landscapes are diverse, as are the types of holiday you can enjoy there.

…And then there are the luxury hotels and lodges. Each and every first-class stay we’ve featured on this specially curated collection of recommended holiday escapes boast fabulous locations, high-end attentive service and supreme comforts.

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