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DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES AND SPA

  OWNERS LODGE Square Footage: 1,399 Rate: $3,700 Why We love it: This lodge offers unpretentious luxury living at its best, with a log fireplace, butler’s kitchen and private heated pool and deck. In addition to making for an exceptional backdrop, Delaire’s surrounding vineyards allow for daily in-suite wine tastings.   General Manager Jonathan lithgow 27-21-885-8160 lodge.reservations@delaire.co.za www.delaire.co.za  

Owners Lodge / Delaire Graff Lodges And Spa

EARTH LODGE AT SABI SABI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

  AMBER PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Square Footage: 1,115 Rate: $2,529 Why We love it: While you might be on safari, a stay at this eco-chic lodge is hardly roughing it (just ask former guest Paris hilton). You’ll have the services of a personal butler, exclusive access to a land Rover for embarking on game viewing excursions and a private steam room, […]

Amber Presidential Suite / Earth Lodge At Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Ellerman House

Villa Two Why We Love It: The latest addition to Ellerman House’s roster of luxury digs, Villa Two’s ultra-mod décor is a departure from the property’s other more traditional and African-inspired interiors. The villa seemingly floats above the Atlantic Ocean and has three open-plan bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and terraces, plus a glass-enclosed living area that leads to another […]

Villa Two / Ellerman House

KARKLOOF SPA

Karkloof Spa is a five-star Wellness & Wildlife Retreat situated in a haven where exhilaration and rejuvenation go hand in hand. A pristine piece of paradise where nature reigns supreme, Karkloof Spa is in a league of its own. This 3,500-hectare, malariafree sanctuary is cocooned in the Karkloof Valley, with breathtaking views of indigenous mist-belt forests and overgrown thickets, savannah […]

Karkloof Spa

La Colombe

Cuisine: French and Asian Fusion With uncomplicated, clean flavors, the legendary La Colombe is an unmissable dining experience on any visit to Cape Town. The sensational dishes on offer are heightened by a sophisticated interior dining space that is pure luxury, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. Head Chef: Scot Kirton +27 21 794 2390 […]

La Colombe

ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN

Located in Cape Town’s fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, One&Only Cape Town sets the scene for outstanding experiences and memorable moments in South Africa’s most visited destination. With captivating views of Table Mountain and a private spa island, the chic design and contemporary African flair of this urban resort finds a natural home in the heart of Cape Town. One&Only […]

White Lounge

Singita Castleton in Singita Sabi Sand

Singita Castleton Why We Love It: This exclusive-use property doesn’t boast just one spectacular suite but six standalone luxury cottages, rentable only as a whole and which were fully renovated and reopened last fall. Set in a 45,000-acre private game reserve, this charming respite was formerly the home of the Bailes family, Singita’s owners, but the space was transformed to […]

Singita Castleton / Singita Castleton In Singita Sabi Sand

The 9 Best Restaurants in Cape Town

By Lauren Hill

On the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is South Africa’s premier fine-dine destination. Dining in Cape Town is a memorable experience, with the freshest ingredients, beautiful interiors, breathtaking views and world-class wines. Experience upscale atmospheres serving dishes with international influence as well as cuisine with distinctly Cape-Town ingredients and flavors. Exceptional chefs across the city experiment with a range […]

ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

MAKWELA SUITE Square Footage :1,345 Rate :$2,450 Why We Love It : Brave the bush Richard Branson-style in one of two recently rejuve- nated, split-level suites on Virgin’s private game reserve near Kruger National Park. Spot wildlife from your personal balcony— boasting an infinity plunge pool and outdoor shower—or unwind in safari-chic surrounds, whether sprawled on your king-size bed or […]

VILLAS IN THE VINEYARDS AT LA RESIDENCE

  VILLA 1 Square Footage: 1,931 Rate: About $2,200 Why We love it: This striking private residence’s colorful, eclectic interiors are punctuated by staggering vineyard and mountain views. Guests can stroll through their own private garden (fluorishing with seven different varieties of fruit-bearing trees) or take a dip in the suite’s outdoor pool.   General Manager edward Morton 27-21-876-4100 info@laresidence.co.za […]

villas in the vineyards

What’s Your Big Five?

By Doug Gollan Veteran elite travelers know that “The Big Five” refers to lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinos. If you wonder why giraffes and zebras aren’t included, or why the list itself isn’t longer, it’s because the expression originally referred to the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt. Now, it is more often used as a checklist […]

What's Your Big Five?

By Doug Gollan Veteran elite travelers know that “The Big Five” refers to lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinos. If you wonder why giraffes and zebras aren’t included, or why the list itself isn’t longer, it’s because the expression originally referred to the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt. Now, it is more often used as a checklist […]