Whether you choose to take your holiday, before or after your surgical procedure(s), you are assured of an experience of a lifetime – in a variety of enchanting accommodations at breathtakingly beautiful locations.
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It’s true to say that a visit to South Africa is incomplete without a real African bush experience. The home of the ‘Big 5’ Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo is just a scenic 4-5 hour drive or a short plane ‘hop’ away from Johannesburg.
However having made the journey your stay should not be shorter than three full days, preferably five, to give yourself every opportunity of spotting all members of the ‘Big 5’ while enjoying luxury accommodation, the finest cuisine, game drives and hospitality.
Experience all this at South Africa’s best bush lodges where the most incredible sunrises and sunsets in the world can be viewed through your very own eyes!
The beautiful Singita, not new to winning awards, was judged the No (1) International Destination last year by Conde Nast. Here are some of the reasons why.
Apart from ‘Big 5’ game viewing daily there are a multitude of interesting facets to explore at Singita. Birding, Fly Fishing, Guided Walks, Clay Pigeon shooting, visiting local Shangaan villages or simply swimming in natural rock pools is available to you.
There is also an opportunity to indulge in some very fine cuisine and accompanying wines - courtesy of one of the Relais logo world’s best chefs who will ensure you continue to feast on the memory of your stay at Singita long after you return home!
Nestled in the heart of ‘Big 5’ country adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies over 10 000 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, that is the Thornybush Game Reserve.
Unrivalled big game viewing is complimented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Enjoy exciting dawn and dusk game viewing in open land rovers, or on foot if you prefer, take a moment to browse in the intimate library or simply relax at the pool with your favourite drink.
An African safari can be a life-changing experience. With all it has to offer Thornybush could be that for you.
Dynamic land and seascapes, spectacular flora and fauna, endless sunshine and the exotic mix of South Africa’s hospitable and friendly people blend to make touring in South Africa an unforgettably wonderful experience.
Boasting a landmass of 1.2 million square kilometers, which stretches from the shores of the cool Atlantic Ocean to the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, South Africa offers diversely beautiful countryside and breathtaking coastlines.
With all this magnificent land and coast to cover, the choice of tours is virtually unlimited. However, if you can let us know the amount of time you have at your disposal, we can structure one or more tours, which will simply whet your appetite to return for more!
South Africa is quite simply a golfer’s paradise. With the widest choice of courses that range in style from links and desert to the more traditional parkland, the overriding attraction is the remarkably affordable green fees priced from just GBP 10!
Staying at one of South Africa’s beautifully constructed Golf Estates is another joy. Not only will you be able to take advantage of magnificent accommodation, delectable cuisine and fine wines, all at a price as affordable as the green fees, but you’ll also be able use where you’re staying as a base from which to play at all the courses in the area.
Journey into a bygone era where service was prized above all else. Travel in luxury accommodation that blends the opulence of pre-war elegance with subtle modern innovations, specially designed with all your personal comforts in mind.
Revel in charming old world touches like polished brass fittings and superbly restored wooden finishes. Feast on superb cuisine and fine wines in the unique Victorian atmosphere of the dining car. Watch the scenic landscape change and unfold before your very eyes. Enjoy an experience you’ll treasure forever, on Rovos Rail, the ‘Pride of Africa’, and one of the most luxurious trains in the world.
South African wines have been internationally judged as some of the finest in the world. While the Cape wine region as a whole, with it's breathtaking scenery and magnificent wine estates, has also garnered international appreciation and praise.
All great wines however need to be complimented by equally superb food, a combination of which you will find in abundance on your visit to our wonderful wine lands. Allow us to arrange your stay at one of the most beautiful and welcoming establishments in the region. From there you can travel to all the estates in the area to savour a great choice of wines all boasting the distinctive flavours associated with their individual labels.
The legendary Lanzerac, built in 1692, is located on the outskirts of the charming and historic little town of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Winelands. It is one of the region’s most distinguished examples of fine Cape Dutch architecture and now houses 40 magnificent guest rooms with modern amenities, four restaurants all offering delights to tantalise a variety of tastes in great food and wine. Plus 23 acres of award-winning landscaped gardens accommodating three magnificent swimming pools.
The Lanzerac is an exclusive establishment boasting centuries of charm and character and a well-earned reputation as one of the Western Cape’s premier destinations.
La Residence is situated on the private wine and olive estate of Domaine des Anges in the Franschhoek Valley of the Cape Winelands and offers its visitors a unique opportunity.
Escape from the trappings of a traditional hotel environment in order to be treated like a specially invited guest at a country house. Immersed in luxury and comfort and spoilt with unequalled service, you'll enjoy a personal butler, chef and chauffeur driven car. A private pool in a cloistered courtyard, an exquisite bedroom with en suite bathroom, goose down duvets, antiques and Persian carpets are just a few of the other enhancements you’ll enjoy as you partake of the fresh mountain air at La Residence.
(A taste of a full Bush Safari on your doorstep). Just a couple of hours drive from the city of Johannesburg you will suddenly come upon the splendour of The Pilansberg National Park, home to the gargantuan shapes of Africa’s giants, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. If it’s your day you may also catch a glimpse of a lion, the stately king of the bush, or even a stealthy leopard.
A good taste of what you can expect from a visit to ‘Big 5’ country in Mpumalanga can be experienced in this part of the world.
From outstanding accommodation, game drives and walks to sundowners in specially constructed ‘Hides’. And after the sun has set your can enjoy superb meals in the ‘Boma’ accompanied by roaring fires and the very special sounds of the African bush coming to life as the animals awaken to the night. Images and sounds to cherish until your next visit!
(Photographs courtesy of Sun International, Singita, Thornybush, Lanzerac Manor and Winery, La Residence, Steenberg Country Hotel, and Rovos Rail in association with Rennies Travel).