Tailor-made Safaris in South Africa

South Africa Safaris

South Africa offers superb safari, fantastic value (with current exchange rates) and the unique opportunity to combine your safari with cosmopolitan Cape Town, the exquisite vineyards of the Cape and even whale watching in season. The Greater Kruger area is the big draw, with its superb private conservancies of Sabi Sands and the more down-to-earth Timbavati. Madikwe offers arguably the best malaria free safari in Africa, KwaZulu Natal is best for combining safari with beach, whilst the Eastern Cape Reserves are a fantastic bolt on to a Garden Route road trip.

Our recommendations will depend on your budget and whether you want to combine with Cape Town, The Garden Route or the beach. Everybody has their favourites, and we love camps which combine superb locations with proper safari atmosphere, good levels of comfort and sensible prices such as Nottens Bush Camp and Tanda Tula.

South Africa is particularly well suited to family safaris, with some excellent family friendly safari camps. We have developed a range of safaris specifically with families in mind >.


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Big five safari in the renowned Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, kayaking and wildlife in the magnificent iSimangaliso Wetland Park and luxury beach relaxation at the Oyster Box Hotel

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $3,422 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,112 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,095 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,112 per person economy class from London

Combine superb big five safari at Rhino Ridge Lodge then relax amidst the luxury of Thonga Beach Lodge.

Tailor-made Luxury 9 days

Adults from $2,831 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,047 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,962 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,047 per person economy class from London

Lovely combination of safari in Botswana's Chobe National Park, the majestic Victoria Falls and cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Tailor-made Classic 11 days

Adults from $3,706 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,766 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,115 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,766 per person economy class from London

Three nights safari in Sabi Sabi reserve in the Greater Kruger, followed by four nights in Cape Town.

Tailor-made 8 days

Adults from $2,675 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,570 per person economy class from London

An active holiday around the Cape & Garden route, including a 2 day guided hike, ending with safari experience in the Eastern Cape

Tailor-made Classic 15 days

Adults from $2,395 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,112 per person economy class from London

Self drive exploration of Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari experience in private reserve.

Tailor-made Luxury 13 days

Adults from $2,588 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,112 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,905 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,112 per person economy class from London

Explore Cape Town, relax on the beautiful Garden Route Coast and enjoy world class safari in Sabi Sands in the Greater Kruger.

Tailor-made Luxury 12 days

Adults from $2,864 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,282 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,993 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,282 per person economy class from London

Experience Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls in this spectacular once in a lifetime tailor-made itinerary.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $3,650 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,675 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,813 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,675 per person economy class from London

Climb Table Mountain, explore Cape Town and enjoy a walking safari in the only wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park.

Tailor-made Classic 10 days

Adults from $2,424 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,112 per person economy class from London

Relaxing holiday combining malaria free safari in Madikwe, South Africa with the pristine white sands of Mauritius

Tailor-made Luxury 12 days

Adults from $3,166 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,897 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,603 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,897 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Tswalu - Tarkuni

The Northwest Province

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Family Friendly
- Incredible location
- Hot air balloon safari
- Great game to spot nearby

Tswalu - The Motse

The Northwest Province

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Huge private game-viewing reserve
- Outstanding services
- Spectacular views of savannah
- Family friendly

Mount Anderson Ranch

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive-use
- Designed for families
- Horse riding and fly-fishing
- Incredible location in Mt. Anderson

Cape Grace

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- High-end luxury hotel
- Amazing room views
- Central but secluded location
- Great service for all ages

The Plettenberg

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Deluxe hotel with panoramic ocean views
- Superb ‘Garden Route’ location
- Two pools, spa, fine dining
- Short walk to beaches and activities

Thonga Beach Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Stunning Remote Beach Lodge
- Protected Snorkelling from the beach
- Diving & Marine Safaris
- Big Beachs & Warm Seas

The Ant Collection

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Malaria free Waterberg safari
- Superb for families
- Horse Riding and Bush Walks
- Beautiful landscapes

La Cle des Montagnes

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating

- 4 contemporary villas (2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms)
- Uniquely designed: each with private terrace, garden & pool
- Flexibility, privacy & space
- Magnificent mountain & vineyard setting
- Short walk to village centre
- Concierge services: activities on site & in area

Jembisa Bush Home

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Waterberg Bush Home
- Bush Walks
- Fly Camping
- Family Friendly

The Marine

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Spectacular Ocean Views
- Land Based Whale Watching
- Luxury Hotel
- Spa

Kirkmans Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Colonial Homestead
- Sabi Sands
- Pool, tennis & croquet
- Manicured gardens

Singita Ebony Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Big Five
- Luxurious living
- River Bank Location
- Private Game Reserve

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Big Five
- Private Game Reserve
- Luxurious Living
- Great Facilities

Singita Castleton

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive homestead
- Only six rooms
- Personal team of staff
- 'Big Five'

Twelve Apostles Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Stunning views
- Great Facilities
- Part of Table Mountain National Park

Ellerman House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Incredible location in Cape Town
- Luxury hotel experience
- Amazing facilities
- Family Friendly

Lily Pond Country Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Smart, contemporary lodge on private estate
- Swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa
- Great for Plettenberg Bay and Knysna
- Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating

Auberge Clermont

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Top choice for wine lovers
- Peaceful setting with mountainous scenery
- Historic, upmarket and stylish property
- Close to nature reserves

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Comfortable stylish lodge in private reserve
- Nine elegant suites, pool, and spa
- Game drives, birding, and fishing

Boschendal Farm

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Historic wine estate, beautiful setting
- Ideally located for Cape Winelands
- Various accommodation options

Villa Afrikana

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Spacious, contemporary hilltop suites
- Close to Knysna centre
- Trips to Featherbed Private Nature Reserve
- Knysna Heads cruises and lagoon swimming

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located in Kwandwe Game reserve
- Great 'kids' activities
- Big Game Walking Safaris
- Luxurious accommodation

Mimosa Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Great Route 62 location
- Gourmet dining
- Picturesque gardens with pool

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located beside Great Fish River
- Big Game and Bush walks
- Rhino Conservation safari
- Luxurious accommodation with views

Belvidere Manor Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic property with stunning views
- Garden Route location
- Onsite restaurant, pub and pool

Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive-use only
- Ideal for families or groups
- Located in Kwandwe Game Reserve
- Private, tailor-made services

Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury accommodation
- Incredible views of Shamwari
- Located in Shamwari GR
- Great educational centres

Shamwari Riverdene Family Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusively for families
- Kids on Safari activities
- Best option for young families
- Located in Shamwari GR

Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Outdoor deck and pool
- Located in Shamwari Game Reserve
- Luxury accommodation
- Great game drives and education centres

Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent views of Shamwari GR
- Great game drives with Big Five
- Luxury accommodation
- Relaxation Retreat

Villa Lobengula

Elsewhere in S Africa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Panoramic views of Shamwari GR
- Great game drives with Big Five
- Modern luxury accommodation
- Private swimming and plunge pools

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury Lodge in iSimangaliso Wetlands
- See Hippos and Crocodiles
- Game Drives to Beach
- Lovely Pool & Deck

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Secluded location in Madikwe Game Reserve
- 3 large lodges
- Superb vehicle and walking safaris
- Great for families and large groups

Jock Safari Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Well appointed lodge, Kruger National Park
- Game rich area, home to Big 5
- Swimming pools, spa, and gym
- Golfing nearby

Shamwari Sarili Family Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family-exclusive
- Located in Shamwari GR
- Rooms with views
- Educational centres

Kwandwe Melton Manor

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive-use
- Tailored experience
- Great for families
- Big Game Walking Safari

Robberg Beach Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Located in Plettenberg Bay
- Beach location
- Sea Views
- Chic accommodation

The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unique hotel set in former power plant
- High quality of accommodation
- Good base for exploring Knysna and beyond

Pafuri Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Located in Kruger NP
- Luxury tents over Luvuvhu River
- Family-friendly
- Game-spotting from camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unique walking experience
- Explore remote areas of Kruger
- Expert field guides
- Camp under the stars

The Last Word (Long Beach)

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Isolated location on beach
- Private patios and gardens
- Exploration activities
- Relaxation facilities

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Restored Manor House
- Outskirts of Franschhoek
- 14 Rooms & 12 Villas
- Two Swimming Pools

More Quarters Apartment Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located central Cape Town
- Family-friendly
- Not many activities on-resort
- Spacious apartments

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located in wilderness reserve
- Great local cuisine
- Lots of activities
- Luxurious facilities

The Table Bay Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Great views of Table Mountain and the sea
- Right beside popular shopping area
- Outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre
- Complimentary shuttle service across city

The Bay Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Convenient beach access
- 4 swimming pools and spa
- Tennis and squash courts
- Gym with optional personal trainer

Sea Five

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

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Schoone Oordt Country House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Restored Victorian Treasure
- Lush Gardens
- Fine Dining
- Swimming Pool

La Petite Ferme

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Thanda Tented Camp

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Traditional Tented Camp
- 14,000ha Thanda Reserve
- Big Five Safari

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket retreat, contemporary architecture
- 13 deluxe suites with plunge pool
- Butler service
- Excellent 'Big 5' location

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Small, elegant, upmarket camp
- Private reserve, home to 'Big 5'
- Lovely riverine woodland
- 6 stylish suites with private Jacuzzis

Abbey Manor Luxury Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Deluxe safari lodge in private reserve
- 7 colonial-style thatched suites
- Select hosting and guiding
- High impact 'Big 5' game viewing

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket lodge in private reserve
- 25 tastefully appointed suites
- 2 swimming pools, spa, boutique, boma
- Babysitting and child activity programmes

Pakamisa

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning mountainside location
- Superb horseback riding destination
- Game drives, archery, birdwatching treks
- Shooting pursuits, cruises, local school visits

Sibuya Game Reserve Forest Camp

Elsewhere in S Africa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful, eco-friendly riverside camp
- Game drives, birdwatching, river cruises
- Fishing, swimming, canoeing, horseriding
- Emphasis on ‘switch off’ from mod cons

Sibuya Game Reserve River Camp

Elsewhere in S Africa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Picturesque riverside setting
- Laidback ‘away from it all’ atmosphere
- Game drives, river swimming & cruises
- Canoeing, riding, fishing, spa treatments

Sibuya Game Reserve Bush Lodge

Elsewhere in S Africa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located just outside Sibuya Game Reserve
- On site electricity, swimming pool
- Game drives, river swimming, bush walks
- Canoeing, fishing, historic town visits

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Small, stylish lodge with exclusive feel
- Viewing opportunities from lodge and suites
- Excellent game drives and bush walks
- Peaceful property in tranquil setting

Dulini Lodge

Mpumalanga

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Opulent yet cosy riverside property
- Excellent guiding & wildlife viewing
- Game drives & bush walks
- On site gym & curio shop

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful property in scenic location
- Exceptional accommodation
- Excellent safari activities
- Wildlife viewing from suites

Madikwe River Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditional lodge in riverside setting
- Secluded wildlife reserve
- Malaria free area
- Spacious accommodation and pool

Southern Sun The Cullinan

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 394 contemporary rooms and suites
- Close to V&A waterfront
- Indoor and outdoor pools, gym and spa
- Wheelchair accessible rooms available

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Glass walled bedrooms with river views
- Morning and evening game drives
- Game walks, sleep-outs under the stars
- Heated infinity pool, spa, gym

Kariega Main Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Hillside setting with panoramic views
- Malaria-free, Big 5 reserve
- Pool, spa, gym, river cruises, game drives
- Competitively priced accommodation

Grootbos

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- pristine wilderness lodge
- beautiful views
- superb service & guides
- family friendly

Hog Hollow

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- High quality forest lodge
- Beautiful forest location
- Swimming Pool
- Base for Garden Route

The Peech

Gauteng

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 16 Bedroom Boutique Hotel
- Lush Gardens
- Small Outdoor Pool
- Contemporary decor & modern art

Emily Moon River Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Luxury lodge
- Superb restaurant
- Colonial-chic decor

The Last Word Constantia

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Elegant boutique hotel
- Tranquil setting in beautiful gardens
- 20 minutes to downtown Cape Town

Hillsnek Amakhala

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Tourdust favourite
- Exquisite small camp
- Only three tents
- Stunning views

Laird’s Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Upmarket hotel on private estate
- Excellent ‘Garden Route’ location
- Pool and extensive grounds

Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive lodge in private game reserve
- Deluxe tree-house style accommodation
- Pool, spa, gym, tennis courts

Ocean Eleven Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

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Amakhala Safari Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Small and characterful luxury lodge
- Big 5 safaris, guided walks, river cruises
- Near Elephant Park & Shamwari Reserve
- Mini observatory and telescope on site

Babylonstoren

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Boutique farm hotel
- Design-led
- Pool, kayaking & cycling
- Kitchen Gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big Five
- 23000 Hectare Reserve
- Superb views
- Private plunge pools
- Walking Safaris

Kensington Place

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish, intimate boutique hotel
- Tranquil location close to amenities
- Lovely gardens, pool, and restaurant
- Short drive to sights and beaches

Belmond Mount Nelson

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Iconic Hotel
- Large Gardens
- Large Pools
- Family Friendly

The Oyster Box

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beach front Hotel
- Two Pools
- Iconic Hotel
- Superb service

Schulphoek House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

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De Waterkant

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

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Riverbend Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Very family friendly
- Under 5s allowed on game drives
- Stunning Colonial Style
- Adjoins Addo NP

Steenberg Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 24 luxury rooms & suites
- Stunning estate with vineyard & mountain views
- Gourmet food & award-winning wines
- National Monument
- Golf course, pool & spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fair-trade certified owner-operated lodge
- Spectacular views over Spioenkop
- Walking and Mountain Biking on site
- Close to battlefield sites

Jaci's Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Malaria free Madikwe Safari
- Renowned Family Friendly Lodge
- Bush Luxury
- Exclusive Family Suites

Rhino Ridge Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 4* 22 Bedroom Safari Lodge
- Within Hluhluwe National Park
- Big five
- Low malaria risk

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Family Friendly Lodge
- Swimming pool & play area
- Superb family accommodation
- 2 Game Drives each day

Lawhill Luxury Apartments

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Location central Cape Town
- Lots of activities nearby
- Family suites
- Rooms with views

Thakadu River Camp

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Malaria-free Madikwe Safari
- Great value for Madikwe
- Special drives for under-sixes
- Dedicated family suites
- Strong community links

Tuningi Safari Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Malaria-free Madikwe Safari
- Five-star luxury
- Lots of activities for children
- Pool overlooking waterhole

Thanda Safari Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Private infinity plunge pool
- Luxurious & spacious suites
- Family friendly

Motswari Game Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family run
- Big five
- Guided bush walks
- Child friendly

Garonga Safari Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Open air bush bath
- Exceptional food and service
- Intimate camp
- Low malaria risk

Woodall Country House and Spa

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Near Addo
- Spa and gym
- Lovely swimming pool

Nottens Bush Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Simple, honest camp
- Genuine bush experience
- Great value
- Year-round game spotting

Impodimo Game Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Malaria free Madikwe safari
- 8 lovely private suites
- Authentic atmosphere
- Recommended option for Madikwe

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic for families
- Year round ‘Big Five’ viewing
- Traditional atmosphere
- Sabi Sands

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family owned private reserve
- Extensive grounds, two pools, spa, tennis
- Range of accommodation options
- Guided walks, fishing, canoeing, horseriding

Londolozi Varty Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Very Family Friendly
- ‘Big Five’
- Private plunge pools
- Prime location

Ngala Tented Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxurious tents
- ‘Big Five’ and Wild Dog
- Timbavati Reserve
- &Beyond property

Mala Mala Main Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exceptional Big Five viewing
- Family friendly
- Specialist rangers
- Traditional luxury safari

Phinda Forest Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Range of activities
- Glass fronted accommodation
- Black Rhino

Majeka House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Chic, upmarket boutique hotel
- Stylish, bespoke accommodation
- Two pools, spa, gourmet restaurant
- Great Winelands location

Ngala Safari Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Big Five
- Private watering hole
- &Beyond Property
- Timbavati Reserve
- Exclusive family suite

Four Rosmead Guesthouse

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Great Location
- Peaceful atmosphere
- Maximum 18 guests

Cellars-Hohenort

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Lalibela Mills Manor

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big Five
- Private Reserve
- Authentic Safari feel

The Three Boutique Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Charming guesthouse with character
- Situated in a quiet residential area
- Stunning views of Table Mountain

Kambaku River Sands

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish owner-run safari camp
- Tranquil location in private reserve
- Pool, spa, gym, and wine cellar
- Good game viewing including Big 5

Shamwari Game Reserve

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Big 5 Private Game Reserve.
- Non-Malarial area
- Variety of intimate luxury accommodations
- Family Friendly options

Hunters Country House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful Gardens
- Family Friendly Accommodation
- Central Garden Route Location
- Fab for families.

Vineyard Hotel & Spa

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic & Contemporary
- Lush Parkland
- Indoor & Outdoor Spa
- Banyan Tree Spa

Diaz 15 House on the Bay

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Beachside guesthouse, self catering facilities
- Kite surfing, horse riding, sand boarding
- Wildlife sanctuary and nature reserve
- Museums, galleries, restaurants, seafood

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket property in private reserve
- Dramatic location, home to Big 5
- Game drives, walks, boat safari, rock art
- Pool, spa, telescope for star gazing

Msenge Bush Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family friendly
- Glass-enclosed chalets
- Located in Pumba Private Game Reserve

Pumba Water Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family friendly
- Great location in Pumba Reserve
- Luxurious accommodation with views

Wedge View Country House & Spa

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

-18 rooms and suites with fantastic views
- Near Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl
- Two heated pools, spa, small gym
- Wine tours, hiking, mountain biking, golf

Mosselberg on Grotto Beach

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Contemporary boutique guesthouse
- Direct beach access, variety of water sports
- Ideal for whale watching (seasonal)
- 10 minute drive from downtown Hermanus

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Set in Isibindi Eco Reserve
- Experience Zulu culture first-hand
- Game Walks

The Glen Apartments

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Stylish self-catering apartments
- Flexible accommodation, concierge service
- Super location in chic Camps Bay
- Swimming pools, spa, tennis courts

Winchester Mansions

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Central location in Cape Town
- Relaxation facilities
- Children's activities
- Rooms with Ocean/Mountain views

Gondwana Kwena Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stunning views
- Beautiful Landscapes
- Big Five
- Convenient Garden Route Location

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

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Gondwana Fynbos Villas

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Exclusive-use
- Rooms with views
- Outdoor dining facilities
- Lots of local activities

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Family run hotel in picturesque location
- Wide variety of facilities
- Children welcomed and catered for
- Many activities to choose from

Etali Safari Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Set in one of the quieter game reserves
- Luxurious yet authentic in character
- Private viewing decks and plunge pools
- Good provision for children

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Battlefield tours
- Nature Reserve to walk, bike and explore
- Child friendly activities available

Amangwane Kosi Bay

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 1

- Rustic Bush Camp
- Superb Snorkelling
- Kayaking in Kosi Bay
- Strong cultural connections

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beach front hotel
- On-site pool, restaurant & spa
- Swimming beach & tidal pools
- Near-by attractions

Jan Harmsgat Country House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Authentic working farmhouse
- 680 hectares of land to explore
- Fine dining restaurant on site
- Historic property with original features

Mosaic Private Sanctuary

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Variety of activities available.
- Cozy cottages or luxury rooms
- Private 1000 hectare nature reserve

Lalibela Mark's Camp

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 8 stone & thatch chalets
- Private viewing decks & lovely views
- 2 pools & indigenous gardens
- Overlooks a waterhole
- Child-friendly: kids' programme

Rissington Inn

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Owner run and managed
- Great central Mpumalanga location
- Individual rooms and suites perfect for couples and families alike

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Peaceful property in idyllic surroundings
- Excellent ‘Garden Route’ location
- Variety of accommodation options
- Numerous activities on site and locally

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Gourmet Hotel
- Award winning chef
- Beautiful, tranquil location

The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Comfortable Lodge
- Borders Tsitsikamma NP
- Rugged Coastline and River Gorge
- 4 Lodge Suites and 12 Chalets
- Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi

Mooiplaas Guesthouse

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Welcoming, family-run guesthouse
- Stunning rural setting
- Swimming pool
- Resident ostriches

The Commodore Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Centrally located.
- Lovely pool

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Authentic eco-camp in private reserve
- Friendly, expert hosting and guiding
- Strong game viewing including Big 5

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Excellent viewing decks for spotting wildlife
- Located in Madikwe Private Game Reserve
- Fantastic Big 5 vehicle and walking safaris
- Star gazing under clear night skies

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 587 sleek, contemporary rooms
- Recently refurbished
- Central Cape Town, waterfront bar
- Pool, spa, gym

Acorn Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Homely Guesthouse
- Affordable
- Pool and Gardens
- Neighbourhood location

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Contemporary, good value hotel
- Convenient short walk from the airport
- Shuttle service to airport and train station
- Central Johannesburg 30 mins away

Welgelegen Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish boutique hotel
- Unpretentious
- Plunge Pool
- Neighbourhood Location

The Waterfront Village

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Slick modern apartments
- Water views
- V&A Waterfront location

De Hoop Village

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Comfortable cottages
- Pristine wilderness
- Diverse wildlife
- Great Value

Beaumont Wine Farm

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Authentic wine farm
- Simple comfortable cottages
- Mountain trails
- Great value

Anlin Beach House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Smart mid-range guesthouse
- Modern interiors
- Well located for beach
- Excellent family apartment

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Lovingly crafted forest cabins
- Wilderness forest location
- Back to nature experience
- Self Catering

Under Milkwood

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Very clean log cabins
- Self Catering
- Gentle lagoon beach
- Beautiful lagoon views

Camp Figtree

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Incredible mountain location
- Best verandah in Africa
- Elegant colonial style
- Infinity pool

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Upscale lodge
- Excellent Restaurant
- Kruger & Blyde Canyon nearby

Quatermain's Camp

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Classic camping safari
- Only three tents
- Access to Shamwari & Amakhala
- Owner hosts

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

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Rhulani Safari Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Star gazing under clear night skies
- Chalets with private plunge pools
- Game drives and walking excursions
- Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve

Rhino River Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big 5 safari experience
- Private 23,000 hectare reserve
- Family suites
- Hearty South African meals
- Works well for bush & beach

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big 5 game viewing
- 2 game drives and 1 bush walk daily
- Telescope for star gazing
- Photographic safari workshops

Periwinkle Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

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Lalaria Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Owner-run guesthouse
- Swimming Pool
- Ocean Views
- Friendly Welcome

De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish gardens & pool
- Meercat Tours
- Working farm
- Farmland views

Oue Werf Country House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditional farm guesthouse
- Beautiful rural setting
- Nice gardens

Bateleur Main Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 7 comfortable canvas & thatch tents
- Experienced guide & tracker team
- Open vehicle game drives, bush walks & informative talks
- Instruction: bush craft, practical survival skills, astronomy, spider & scorpions
- Social boma, fire & barbecue area

Kosi Forest Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Eco Camp
- Isimangaliso Wetlands
- Swimming Pool
- Kayaking & Snorkelling

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Larger 13 room lodge
- Watering hole
- Infinity Pool
- Prime Sabi Sands Location

Cheetah Plains

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Small Camp
- Good Value
- Sabi Sands
- Swimming Pool

Tangala Safari Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Traditional, unpretentious camp
- Comfortable accommodation
- Abundant wildlife including Big 5

Amakhala Leeuwenbosch Country House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Historic Colonial Homestead
- Amakhala Game Reserve
- 4 Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool

Isandlwana Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Battlefield tours
- Stunning views
- Hiking and horse trails
- Strong cultural connections

Tanda Tula

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Proper bush camp
- Timbavati Reserve
- Fantastic views
- Superb food

Abalone Guest Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Excellent Sea Views
- Boutique Guest House
- 8 Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool

Rocktail Camp

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Deserted beaches
- Coastal forest safari accommodation
- 10min walk from beach
- Snorkelling

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Idyllic country retreat on beautiful estate
- Flexible, private accommodation
- Self-catering options
- Hiking, fishing, spa treatments

Umlani Bush Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big five in Timbavati Reserve
- Tree house for bush sleep outs
- Very child friendly
- Authentic safari experience

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Sumptuous lodge in private reserve
- Tranquil setting with superb views
- White lion protection area
- Guided walks, day and night game drives

Blyde River Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family friendly accommodation
- Perfect base for Blyde Canyon
- Friendly hosts

Savanna Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Family-friendly luxury
- Floodlit watering hole
- Year-round big five spotting
- Bedouin-style suites

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Beautiful location
- Hippos in the dam
- Super activities
- Good value bush safari

Amakhala Woodbury Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Swimming pool
- Great Views
- Comfortable small lodge
- Friendly atmosphere

Tau Game Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

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Amakhala Bush Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private Viewing decks
- Plunge Pools
- Amakhala Reserve

Cape Milner Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Boutique hotel in central location
- Fabulous views of Table Mountain
- Pool, restaurant, bar, and gym
- Wine tours, mountain treks & shops nearby

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family friendly accommodation
- Inter-connecting rooms
- Good value safari experience

Thornybush Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Exclusive family suites
- Big 5
- Gorgeous communal areas

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Small, friendly bushcamp
- Superb year-round Big 5 game viewing
- Excellent guiding in private reserve
- Night drives and off-road wildlife viewing

Chitwa Chitwa

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family friendly
- Sought after Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
- Private plunge pools
- Superb big five game experience

Oude Werf Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Historic hotel in picturesque Stellenbosch
- Heart of the Cape Winelands
- Tranquil gardens and pool
- Gourmet restaurant

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Tranquil, secluded mountain camp
- Spectacular panoramic views
- Big 5 game viewing, wonderful birdlife
- San rock art, cultural village visits

Glen Avon Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish property in affluent wine suburb
- Beautifully presented gardens with pool
- 15 minutes from central Cape Town
- Gourmet dining experience

Cascades on the Promenade

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

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Hawksmoor House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Luxurious, tranquil Cape Dutch farmhouse
- Extensive grounds, lovely swimming pool
- Wine cellar and tastings
- Great location for Winelands and Cape Town

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big Five
- Family friendly
- Mountain position
- Wide range of activities

Camps Bay Retreat

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private Nature reserve
- 500 yards from the beach
- Extensive facilities

Mount Camdeboo

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family friendly
- Stunning landscape
- Private homestead accommodation

Derwent House Boutique Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family friendly
- Self- catered apartment
- Great location

Plains Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big Five
- Speciality walking safaris
- Traditional atmosphere

Hlosi Game Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 14 Room 4* Safari Lodge
- Amakhala Reserve
- Spacious Rooms
- Family Friendly
- Swimming Pool

Clarendon Fresnaye

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Smart, stylish property
- 10 minutes from Cape Town centre
- Lovely gardens and two pools

Blue Gum Country Estate

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

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Elephant Lake Hotel

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 56 comfortable rooms
- Access to iSimangaliso Wetland Park
- Affordable group hotel
- Wide variety of activities
- Marine & land animals: turtles, whales

Colona Castle

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Set on a mountain side with lovely views
- Characterful boutique hotel near golf courses
- Wine estates, theatre & water sports nearby
- Swimming pool, gym, library, restaurant

Kuzuko Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Perched on a hilltop with great views
- Located within Addo Elephant National Park
- Game drives, good animal diversity
- Guided expedition walks, cave exploration

Lavender Farm Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 14 contemporary suites
- Magnificent scenery: mountain & fields
- Pool
- Close to Franschhoek’s restaurants & boutiques

Elephant House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 8 bedroom lodge
- Colonial feel
- Near Addo National Park
- Swimming Pool

Rothman Manor

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Boutique Guesthouse
- 3.5 ha estate with Zebra & Springboks
- Swimming Pool

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good value airport hotel
- Well-appointed, quiet rooms
- Restaurant, pool and gym
- Easy walk to terminal

Umkhumbi Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 1

- Home from home bush lodge
- Great Value
- Pristine sandforest location
- Close to Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Beach Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 58 bedroom 4* Star Hotel
- Directly opposite Hobie Beach and Boardwalk
- Swimming Pool
- Stop-over in our out of Port Elizabeth

The Crystal Apartments

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Camps Bay Apartments
- Good Value
- Contemporary style
- Swimming Pool

Avalone Guest House

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- 10 rooms with private terraces
- Lush garden setting
- Bordering a nature reserve
- Pool and sun loungers
- Close to iSimangaliso

Hotel Verde

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 400m from Cape Town Airport
- Tranquil wetland setting
- 145 room / 4* Hotel
- Eco pool & Outdoor Gym

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

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Amakhala Woodbury Tented Camp

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

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Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful setting
- Large Resort
- Beach Club
- Tennis & Spa

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful setting
- Large Resort
- Beach Club
- Tennis & Spa

Ghost Mountain Inn

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Great stopping-off point
- Comfortable and pleasant surroundings
- Family friendly
- Lots of trip options

Auberge Burgundy Guesthouse

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Rooftop pool
- Great Location
- Provencal style

Place on the Bay

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Three swimming pools
- Central location
- Family friendly

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Lovely gardens
- Excellent value
- Local hospitality
- Swimming pool

Our rating

5/10

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Camps Bay Village

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Centrally located
- Two pools
- Choice of accommodation

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 494 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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