‘A World in One Country’ is how you’ll hear South Africa described; a fitting tribute for a place brimming with exceptional wonders.
Gourmet cuisine and excellent wines are prevalent throughout the country but undoubtedly one of the most specialist spots is the Winelands region, with its world-renowned vineyards and fine dining, country house hotels.
Head less than two hours drive from Cape Town during your South Africa holiday and you can be in the picturesque region of Hermanus for some of the best land-based whale-watching in the world, while a trip east to the Garden Route should certainly be on your ‘must-see’ list too; an abundance of forests, lakes, rivers and mountains that plunge to meet the coast. Port Elizabeth, at the eastern end of the Garden Route, is the gateway to several malaria-free game reserves, perfect if you have young children in tow.
Then there is Cape Town itself; a cosmopolitan city of slick restaurants and trendy bars with the imposing Table Mountain as its backdrop. A perfect destination to escape any January winter blues, here you can pay tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela and others at Robben Island or peruse the jetties of the Victoria & Albert Waterfront.
It’s here that you’ll find our Cape Town office, run by our long-standing South African Destination Manager Richard Nurse. By having someone so knowledgeable ‘on the ground’, we can ensure your Africa experience is enhanced by the kind of personal insight and genuine passion that only comes from having lived and breathed in a region.
Alongside our very well-travelled specialists in the UK, we’ll be able to honestly recommend all the elements that will make your luxury South African holiday exceptional.
Why take a luxury holiday to South Africa?
Put simply, why not? There is so much to see and do here and at the Inspiring Travel Company, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the region, meaning that we can create a luxury holiday for you which is completely made-to-measure and with you, solely, in mind.
- A couple wanting to while away a few weeks relaxing,
- A family in need of some quality, active, time together or
- A retiree yearning for pristine golf courses and sumptuous dining;
We’ll create the South African holiday you’re looking for.
Most journeys to the country begin and end in Cape Town; the ideal bookends for any trip here. Relax in comfort in the ‘Mother City’ before venturing further into the realms of adventure; from some of the finest wineries in the world, to experience both land and ocean’s ‘Big Fives’ up close.
Where to go in South Africa
- Discover the fantastic wines in the winelands or go up table mountain
- Enjoy your big five safari in a non malarial game reserve in the waterburg
- Enjoy the pristine beaches at Paradise cove with your luxurious room
- Stay in one of only 6 tented chalets at this lodge
- The Makalali reserve is rich in diverse game making your game viewing experience very rewarding
- Enjoy peace and tranquility in Mauritius at Paradise Cove - perfect for couples or honeymoons
The 15 luxurious free-standing stone and canvas tented suites of Marataba Safari Lodge are set in the bush on a 56,835-acre private concession within the malaria-free Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province. The area is of outstanding natural beauty where rolling plains, cedar trees are set against the majestic Waterberg Mountains. The Marakele National Park is home to Africa's Big Five an...
- The Taj Hotel in Cape Town is centrally situated to take in the city and see all of the highlights of Cape Town
- Whale watching is between July and November and can be done from Plettenberg
- Also a non malarial reserve, Shamwari offers superb big five game viewing in luxury
Cape Town's Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town is an urban sanctuary set in tranquil gardens on the lower slopes of Table Mountain in the heart of the historic city centre within close proximity to the V&A Waterfront, with easy, close access to Cape Town’s best beaches and other attractions. The 144 luxurious rooms and 57 suites offer garden or mountain facing views and the excellent lei...
The Constantia Valley is home to The Cellars-Hohenort, a Relais & Châteaux property and part of The Liz McGrath Collection, standing within acres of one of the world’s finest hotel gardens. 55 spacious rooms and suites including the Dove cote Suite with its own Jacuzzi and the Madiba Villa with private entrance and pool are located in two separate buildings - the elegantly decorated Main House and...
Situated at the water’s edge in the V&A Waterfront with views across the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, Table Bay exudes a timeless, gentle elegance. The 329 rooms all enjoy an ocean or mountain view. Dining is a delight, the award-winning The Atlantic Grill has received many food and wine accolades. Each of the restaurants, bar and lounge offering either authentic Cape Malay cuisine, traditio...
With The Apostle Mountain range as its backdrop the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated at the edge of the stunning Atlantic Ocean. This exceptional, intimate five-star hotel offers luxurious elegant accommodations and impeccable service. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa boasts deluxe guest rooms and luxurious suites offering sea or mountain views where you can relax and unwind. Take a ...
Le Quartier Francais is a splash of style in the heart of the historic village of Franschhoek, a quaint corner of the Cape Winelands that is forever a little French. The 21 spacious rooms are air conditioned and stylishly furnished with modern fittings and a vibrant selection of fabrics. The two Auberge suites have separate living rooms and private plunge pools with twin childrens bed in the lo...
Country pursuits and fresh mountain air…fine cuisine and superb wines…Mont Rochelle (previously La Couronne) promises a stay that will be both invigorating and relaxing. Its enchanting setting in a picturebook valley deep in the heart of Cape wine country provides stunning vistas in every direction - from the blue mountains to the verdant vineyards. Part of the Virgin Limited Edition Hotel Group, ...
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