Surrounded by two oceans at the tip of the African continent, South Africa is known for its wildlife, sunshine and natural beauty. From its sweeping sandy beaches and cosmopolitan cities to its sun-drenched vineyards and wilderness safaris, it’s no surprise that South Africa is consistently voted as one of the top travel destinations in the world.
During a recent scouting trip, we had the pleasure of visiting some of the country’s top properties. As the US Dollar continues to strengthen against the South African Rand, we encourage you to reach out to us soon to learn more about this amazing destination and all that it has to offer.
Situated in Cape Town’s prestigious suburb of Bantry Bay, Ellerman House is widely known for its panoramic ocean views, intimate interiors and celebrated art collection. With just 11 rooms and suites, the exclusive Cape Edwardian mansion is a true ‘home away from home.’ The contemporary villas next door offer lavish accommodation options in a more private setting. Fine wines and exceptional cuisine delight discerning travelers looking for a secluded retreat amid the hustle and bustle of Cape Town.
Surrounded by vineyards and orchards in the foothills of the Franschhoek mountains, La Residence is one of South Africa’s most opulent hideaways. Less than an hour from Cape Town by car, the 30-acre private estate’s breathtaking views of South African wine country are matched by its exquisite accommodations, elegant antiques, glittering chandeliers and eclectic mix of fine art, creating a decadent yet intimate atmosphere in the heart of the Cape Winelands. La Residence Hotel & Villas was recognized as ‘The Best Hotel in the World’ by discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2013.
Located within the 33,000-acre Kruger National Park, Singita Lebombo boasts unparalleled luxury, majestic scenery and an abundance in wildlife. Perched above the banks of the N’wanetsi River, this chic retreat combines earth and elegance, creating a cutting-edge contemporary style. Morning and evening game drives, bush walks and opportunities to track rare wild dog and rhino complete this unrivaled safari experience. With a ‘touch the earth lightly’ philosophy, Singita provides guests with the opportunity to get involved in their steadfast commitment to community, conservation and sustainable tourism.
Set on a cliff’s edge with extraordinary views overlooking Walker Bay, Birkenhead House provides a haven of luxury in an intimate seaside town. A feast for the senses, the Hermanus hideaway features an impressive art collection, extravagant accommodations and world-class cuisine. Owner Liz Biden blissfully creates a sense of laid-back indulgence, making this whale-watcher’s paradise the ideal luxury beach holiday in South Africa.