‘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.

Whether you’re:

  • 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.

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Company Team
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Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

South Africa

To view Africa’s amazing vistas in ultimate style, Rovos Rail provides high-quality facilities and service to rival that of the best hotels. Journey to beautiful Cape Town, or make the unforgettable journey from Pretoria to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. One of the most luxurious trains in the world, any Rovos Rail journey is a truly unique experience. Coaches are decorated in classic style and...

Why you'll love it here...
  • Set in the heart of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with panoramic Table Mountain views
  • Be pampered at Spa Island and paddle board along its private waterways through secluded greenery
  • Take a tasting tour of the winelands and valleys just outside of Cape Town
  • Join a guided walk up Table Mountain and encounter native wildlife along the way
  • Go whale watching and explore Boulders Beach – or, try cage diving to spot sharks!

Ellerman House occupies an elevated position on the slopes of Lion's Head about Bantry Bay and overlooking Cape Town's striking coastline, the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. Once the summer residence of shipping magnate Sir John Ellerman and his wife Lady Esther, this gracious Cape Edwardian mansion with sumptuously appointed interiors, shaded veranda’s and tiered gardens was created for enjoym...

La Residence

La Residence

South Africa
The Cape Winelands

Discerning travellers will appreciate the understated opulence inherent in every aspect of this haven of luxurious accommodation and fine dining. The beauty of its backdrop – the vineyards and mountains of the Franschhoek Valley – are more than matched by the elegance of the hotel, so while activities such as golf, fishing and wine-tasting can be arranged, perhaps the best activity of all is to si...

Cape Grace

Cape Grace

South Africa
Cape Town

The Cape Grace hotel is perfectly positioned, nestled on its own quay on the V & A Waterfront. Overlooking the working harbour on one side of the hotel and with the yacht marina and the magnificent Table Mountain as a backdrop to the other side, the views from the hotel are spectacular. The hotel offers warm hospitality in an elegant atmosphere of traditional sophistication whilst emanating progre...

Cape Cadogan, Cape Town is privately owned and managed by the More family who also own luxury safari lodges in the Sabi Sands, Madikwe and the malaria-free Marakele National Park in Limpopo. Cape Cadogan is a beautiful historic mansion comprising 15 elegantly decorated rooms spread over two storey's.The original building dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, and was declared a National ...

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

South Africa
Kruger National Park and the Lowveld

Enjoying unfenced boarders with Kruger National Park the Sabi Sand Game reserve covers 65000 hectares and is blessed with a remarkable bio diversity of habitat and wildlife. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is located within this wildlife oasis and offers four remarkable lodges, each with an individual style and character themed on Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Renowned as among the best lodges in A...

The Silo

The Silo

South Africa
Cape Town

Situated on Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront and built directly above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, this hotel offers creative, chic design, unique décor, excellent modern dining and a warm welcome to every esteemed guest. The cuisine on offer at The Silo is truly world-class, comprising wholesome, honest and top-quality dishes that use local, seasonal ingredients. The elegant Will...

Shamwari's Bayethe Lodge is a tented paradise with twelve luxurious and seductive tented suites shrouded by rich vegetation. Each luxury tent features a private deck with plunge pool, hammock, sumptuous beds with electric blankets and fireplaces to keep you warm on the cooler mornings and evenings, and most provide the opportunity of bathing in the open air in an outdoor shower. Bayethe Lodge is ...

Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane

South Africa
South African Safari Lodges

Easy to reach from Johannesburg yet almost impossible to leave, Royal Malewane is bush chic defined. Resplendent in its crisp, white linens and celebrated for John Jackson's unforgettable gourmet cuisine, this private lodge is in the game-rich territory adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Ensconced in one of its 6 Luxury Suites with fireplace, indoor-outdoor bathroom, viewing deck, gazebo and pl...

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