South Africa Partners

OUR PARTNERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Welcome to the rainbow nation, blessed with a wealth of beautiful and diverse landscapes, an abundance of wildlife and natural attractions, and a cultural melting pot of talented and friendly people, the “Rainbow Nation” of South Africa is situated at the tip of the African continent. The terrain ranges from semi-desert to sub-tropical with each climatic region supporting a rich diversity of bird-, plant- and wildlife.

 

Here, you can immerse yourself in a wide range of experiences from bush safaris and birding expeditions to 4×4 adventures, kloofing and hikes through unspoiled landscapes. A fabulously affordable destination with world-class hotels, restaurants and shopping opportunities, South Africa is the vacation destination of a lifetime.

 

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BELMOND-MOUNT-NELSON

Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers easy access to all that’s happening in this dynamic city. Enjoying a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain, and just a short stroll from downtown, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz. Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby or getting ready to stroll down fashionable Kloof Street, guests have the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city.

 
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TAJ-CAPE-TOWN

The Taj Cape Town welcomes guests to the vibrant heart of the one of the world’s most scenic and desirable cities, Cape Town. The hotel is a combination of rich history and elegant contemporary architectures. Originally home of the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers and later the Board of Executors, it successfully combines the heritage of the old with the luxury of the new! This luxury hotel is perfectly located in the center of historic Cape Town at the entrance of the famous pedestrian precinct, St George’s Mall. Its prime location ensures a blend of fascinating history, exotic culture, soulful art, lively entertainment and delectable cuisine—within walking distance to most tourist attractions, monuments, museums, shopping, restaurants, markets and nightlife.


 
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CAPE-CADOGAN

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is authentic Cape Town at its loveliest – beauty, sophisticated charm and quirky personality in equal measure. Set just off the buzzing Kloof Street in a scenic suburb of Cape Town, you can live like a local and still be treated as their guest. In respect of facilities, you have at your disposal the lounge and breakfast room which have been carefully considered to provide every creature comfort without sparing on the fine detail. What’s your pleasure- a game of chess or cards, a book from the library, or perhaps lounging at the poolside? You may even choose to get in touch with the world from time to time, and are welcome to use the hotel’s Wi-Fi from the comfort of your room or any of the public areas. Join other guests in the afternoon for high tea or lemonade, or after sunset for an aperitif and canapés.


 
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CAPE-GRACE

Cape Grace has held pride of place on its own quay in the V&A Waterfront for the past 19 years, increasing its reputation for ultimate style, luxury and service in the perfect waterfront setting. Cape Grace’s sense of place is emphasized by stylish interiors inspired by Cape Town’s heritage and floral kingdom. Each of the 120 luxurious rooms offer 5-star luxuries and extensive guest services. Children of all ages are made to feel especially welcome. Encircled by Table Mountain, the yacht marina, a working harbor and the bustling V&A Waterfront, there is no doubt that the Cape Grace is the ultimate Cape Town destination.


 
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ELLERMAN-HOUSE

Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travelers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes away by car. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion has 13 individually decorated rooms and suites, terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean, and two ultra-modern villas. Enhancing the entire property is the owner’s extensive collection of original South African art.


 
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ONE-AND-ONLY

Welcome to One&Only Cape Town, South Africa’s premiere urban chic resort introducing an unprecedented level of luxury and style to one of the world’s most fascinating cities. With its spectacular location in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and its stunning views of Table Mountain, the resort is a destination unto itself. Discerning travelers and Capetonians alike are extended a warm welcome to dine on the celebrated cuisines of Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa and Reuben Riffel, revel in the high energy vibe of Vista Bar & Lounge and sample rare and undiscovered vintages at the stunning Wine Loft. The sublime calm of the city’s most expansive and sophisticated spa offers an indulgent escape, while NEO Boutique debuts an enviable collection of designer fashions, some available for the first time in South Africa.


 
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LA-RESIDENCE

La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley, on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled with rich fabrics, wonderful artwork and antique furniture. Eleven individually-decorated suites enjoy vibrant color schemes and spectacular views. Palatial en-suite bathrooms ooze glamour. On hot days, the shimmering infinity pool beckons. Sip drinks under a shady umbrella, or relax with treatments in the Spa. The air-conditioned gym caters for the more energetic!


 
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MONT-ROCHELLE

Mont Rochelle, Sir Richard Branson’s South African Hotel and Vineyard, is a stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province, famously known as the French Corner of the Cape, and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa. Escape to this picturesque corner of South Africa at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines.


 
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BIRKENHEAD-HOUSE

From its stunning clifftop position in the town of Hermanus, Birkenhead House enjoys exhilarating ocean views and close proximity to the beach. Breezy beach house style is mixed with contemporary artwork and opulent furnishings to create an elegant and inviting environment. Eleven suites with either sea or mountain views offer the height of comfort and luxury: balconies, underfloor heating and huge bathtubs allow guests to make the most of their stay, whatever the weather. After a sundowner overlooking the ocean, the freshest seafood and most delicious international cuisine can be enjoyed. From morning coffee and cake to hot chocolate beside the fire, there is always something delectable on offer.

 
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OYSTER-BOX

Situated overlooking the historical and famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, which occupies a special place in the hearts of the countless guests who have enjoyed its warmth, caring service and relaxed elegance since it first opening in 1947. Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine, The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities.

 
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AND-BEYOND

Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the award-winning Forest Lodge fuses architecture and conservation. The lodge was hand built by local artisans, with a minimal footprint on the forest floor – not one tree was felled during construction. An exquisite contradiction, floor-to-ceiling glass walls invite the forest inside, while the dense tree canopy shelters and provides privacy. Floating on stilts above the forest floor while dainty suni graze below, the 16 Zulu Zen suites blend harmoniously into the dappled shade.

 
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SAXON

The Saxon has a story to tell. Originally a private home that played host to many honored guests, the art within the home portrays lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. Elegant. Luxurious. Unforgettable. Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the award winning Spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey. This is truly the place you can call home. Let the Saxon treat you to personalized, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. The Saxon is a quiet retreat from the outside world that offers panoramic views over the indigenous gardens towards the city skyline beyond. Each of its rooms is fully equipped with a business area comprising complimentary use of a laptop with a secured wireless Internet connection as well as an iPod docking station, HD LCD screen television, full Digital Satellite bouquet and Blu-ray DVD player, together with state-of-the-art surround-sound music system, including all radio stations, full gaming interface and digital movie library. The hotel also offers a Fitness Center with fully equipped Kinesis equipment which is available 24-hours a day, change rooms, and personal trainers on request. Award-winning Leading Spa with extensive Hydro facilities and innovative Signature treatments.

 
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ROYAL-MALEWANE

Experience the timeless magic of Royal Malewane. Extraordinary game viewing, fine cuisine and award-winning spa stir the heart and thrill the senses. Six luxurious suites enjoy private pools and magnificent bathrooms while expert rangers and trackers inspire and inform. Every meal is a celebration lingering long in the memory. Feast under the stars, enraptured by the power of the wild. The Royal and Malewane Suites sleep four each and enjoy private chef, butler and game drives. Africa House is the child-friendly bush paradise for 12, filled with color and character. Private chef, butler and game drive vehicle ensure tailor-made service.

 
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SINGITA-LEBOMBO

Get up close and personal to astonishing African wildlife at Singita Lebombo Lodge – just by getting out of bed. Singita Lebombo Lodge is an architectural icon in the safari world. Inspired by the perching nests of eagles, the 15 glass cuboid suites cantilever out from the rock face and offer panoramic vistas across the Sweni River and climbing hills beyond. The interiors are as spectacular as the lodge’s dramatic situation: lavish lounging, dining and pool areas and cutting-edge contemporary style which fuses glass, slatted wood and bleached branches with natural, textured fabrics and luxury amenities.

 
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SINGITA-EBONY

Ebony Lodge has a commanding presence and an essence that evokes an intense feeling of familiarity – as if visiting a congenial family home. Sumptuous coziness is simply the order of the day – tempting you into relaxation and reflection. The secluded thatched suites are the epitome of elegant comfort, with rooms styled with an eclectic mix of colors, fabrics and textures. A colonial feel with Egyptian linen, African throws, antiques and modern luxuries combine to create a homely, lived-in feel. From the vast wooden deck to the pool overlooking the Sand River, it’s not uncommon to see elephant, buffalo and antelope grazing only meters away at any time of day. Perhaps this is where the notion of an “armchair safari” was perfected.

 
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SINGITA-BOULDERS

Boulders Lodge has a contemporary air of tranquility that honors Africa in an authentic way. Inspiring the name Boulders was an enormous boulder that sat right in the middle of the place where the wine cellar was to be built. A simple decision was made to build the cellar around the boulder! Guests can enjoy wrap-around views from most parts of the natural stone lodge, and the lookout deck offers the perfect spot from which to observe wildlife drawn to the Sand River. The quiet pond alongside the thatched lounge area allows the light and the landscape inside to the wide open spaces, where straw baskets, neutral shades and textured fabrics complement wooden furniture.

 
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ULUSABA

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is Sir Richard Branson’s safari lodge located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and forms part of Virgin Limited Edition. Cliff Lodge is located a short walk from the Main House at Rock Lodge and features two magnificent suites offering guests the ultimate in safari luxury. Ideal for families and friends seeking an exclusive getaway, or couples wanting to enjoy those special occasions in pure privacy. When booked exclusively, Cliff Lodge includes a private chef as well as your own game drive vehicle. Facilities also include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym and mini Aroma Boma Spa. Ulusaba, meaning “Place of Little Fear” strikes the perfect balance between nature and nurture. In addition to being an excellent place to observe the “Big Five”, it is also an ideal place to kick back and unwind. Ulusaba re-defines the rules of a safari lodge and takes a step away from the traditional colonial style by offering swimming pools, gymnasiums, a wine cellar, Aroma Boma spas with panoramic views, a Bush Observatory perfect for star gazing and tennis courts. With all of these facilities, you really need to plan your days so you can enjoy safari walks, moon-lit bush dinners and of course, the twice daily game drives.

 
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SAVANNA

An exclusive 5 star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where “Big 5” sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive. Famous for having the best leopard viewing in the world, the Sabi Sand area is known worldwide as “The Land of the Leopard.”

 
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