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South Africa Luxury & Beyond Vacations


  • South Africa produces some of the best wine in the world

Why is South Africa a great place for luxury & beyond travellers?

It’s easy to think of South Africa when searching for a luxury or ultimate destination to discover! Exquisite 5-star hotels and lodges exist throughout the country and experiences such as Luxury Rail, one-of-a-kind dining experiences and top-of-the-line transport vehicles plus private guided excursions all make for a truly luxury and beyond-the-vacation. Right down to the finest and last detail, our Destination Experts can create the perfect, custom itinerary that encompasses all that South Africa has to offer.

What are the top activities for luxury & beyond in South Africa?

Rovos Rail offers the ultimate luxury rail journey, with itineraries that range from a 2-night to a 4-night experience (inclusive of Vic Falls, Zimbabwe) and offers 3 different categories in accommodation. This is the ultimate “sit back and relax” way to experience a small part of South Africa, in luxury. 

South Africa offers several “Stay of Distinction” itineraries, often combining 2 or 3 destinations and offering the level of comfort and luxury our distinguished travellers are looking for. Nothing beats a private, luxury lodge suite or tent, with all the amenities, and service you’d expect. Enjoy a private helicopter ride around Cape Town, a private champagne sundown yacht experience from the V&A Waterfront or spend a few nights in either the Winelands or Grootbos. The Cape Heli-Harley experience is not to be missed either!

Luxury and Beyond

  • Signature South Africa: Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Kruger & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the magic and splendour of Southern Africa on this 12-day luxury journey of South Africa. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll venture to the Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a by-gone era with 2 nights spent on-board the elegant Rovos Rail train.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,338
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Magic of Africa: Cape Town, Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls & More

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the magic and splendour of Southern Africa on this 12-day luxury journey from South Africa to Botswana. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll venture to the Cape Winelands, Kruger National Park, majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and the waters of the Chobe River in Botswana.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,720
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Savanna in Style: Cape Town, Franschhoek and Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: One of the most beautiful nations on Earth, South Africa boasts the spectacular Cape region, some of the world’s finest wines and unparalleled game viewing in its national parks. After enjoying three days in the ‘Mother City’, head to Franschhoek to enjoy some fine South African wine and take in the stunning scenery. Last but certainly not least, head on your African safari in the famous Sabi Sands as you search out the Big 5.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,465
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Romance on the Rails: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the splendour and romance of Southern Africa on this 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll then venture to Kruger National Park before your elegant train journey with Rovos Rail. A stay in Victoria Falls rounds out a truly unforgettable vacation.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,674
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxury Cape and Kruger Safari: Grootbos, Cape Town & Sabi Sands

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the beauty and charm of South Africa on this luxury package. Begin with a stay in an eco-reserve tucked between mountains, forest and sea - followed by elegant atmosphere in Cape Town. Finally, head to a sanctuary symbolizing a new era in lodging in the greater Kruger for your African safari.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,960
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam

    DELUXE | RAIL: This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 13,600
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

    DELUXE | RAIL: This journey takes guests from Pretoria westward to Botswana before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and on to the mighty Victoria Falls. This tour also operates in reverse.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,414
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ultimate Kalahari & Lower Zambezi Safari

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with Cape Town’s most iconic luxury hotel - celebrating art and design. Next, stay in South Africa's largest private game reserve where your game lodge blends comfort seamlessly with the stunning landscape. Lastly, head to the banks of the Zambezi River, where a luxury safari camp offers the utmost comfort amidst the wild 'real Africa' that is Zambia.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 12,924
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Mala Mala and Mashatu Escape: Northern Tuli & Greater Kruger

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two of Southern Africa's most exclusive game reserves as you explore diverse landscapes and wildlife. This 8 day, deluxe safari delivers comfort while keeping the focus on the wildlife in Botswana and South Africa.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 11,308
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kruger Spectacular

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two spectacular locations in South Africa on this luxury safari vacation. Start at Kings Camp in the Timbavati Game Reserve before connecting to Dulini Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, spending several days on game drives in both pristine reserves.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,830
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Pretoria (or v.v)

    DELUXE | RAIL: Departing from Cape Town or Pretoria, stopping en-route to view Kimberley's 'Big Hole' and the Mine and Diamond museums, while enjoying the stark beauty of the Northern Cape.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,933
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Table Bay Hotel offers views over the Atlantic Ocean and is ideally located in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. It perfectly captures the assorted essence of the Cape in one setting.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,498
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Franschhoek Country House, Franschhoek: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Located within walking distance to the charming village of Franschhoek, this magnificent property is ideally located to allow you to enjoy the gourmet and wine capital of South Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 730
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cape Grace, Cape Town: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Positioned on its own quay, minutes from the city centre, Cape Grace exudes a feeling of elegance and hospitality. Enjoy stunning views of the harbour, Table Mountain and the yacht marina.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,765
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ultimate South Africa: Cape Town, Franschhoek & Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This luxurious South Africa safari lets you explore both sides of the country, from the vibrant and diverse Western Cape, to the unrivalled national parks and game reserves of the northeast.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 11,565
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Journey to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, to stay in a luxury hotel and explore the city’s fascinating history. Based at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, you’ll stay in a world-class suite and enjoy luxury elegance after time spent exploring Soweto and the nation’s history of Apartheid.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 777
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail Golf Safari: Pretoria to Pretoria

    DELUXE | RAIL: Play at the world-renowned Leopard Creek golf course, plus superb courses in Swaziland, Durban, the Drakensburg and Sun City. Enjoy game viewing in Kruger Park, Mkhaya and Hluhluwe Reserves.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,121
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • 54 On Bath, Johannesburg: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Head on a South Africa vacation to the nation’s largest city, Johannesburg, and stay at the 5-star luxury hotel, 54 on Bath. Explore Johannesburg’s robust history in SOWETO before retiring to the hotel to enjoy exemplary service and swank accommodations.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 790
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Walvis Bay or vice versa

    DELUXE | RAIL: Ride through the natural wonders of Southern Africa on this luxury rail journey aboard Rovos Rail. As you pass from South Africa to Namibia, you’ll explore diamond mines, hike through deep canyons and vast deserts, and head on safari game drives, all while enjoying unmatched luxury aboard your train.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,752
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Signature Madikwe & Kruger Safari: Madikwe, Johannesburg & The Sabi Sands

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore two of the best game reserves in South Africa, as well as Johannesburg. Start in Madikwe Hills Game Reserve, where you’ll head on game drives along the northern border. Next, explore the history of apartheid and liberation in Johannesburg. End your journey in The Sabi Sands Game Reserve for more game drives in a beautiful environment.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,888
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Savanna Private Game Reserve: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Savanna Private Game Reserve is an exclusive 5-star lodge situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve. It offers outstanding game viewing, personalised service and luxurious accommodation to a limited number of discerning guests.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,155
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Oyster Box, Umhlanga: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Situated on the ocean’s edge, a brief 5 minute walk from Umhlanga Village Centre, the Oyster Box Hotel has a reputation for service excellence and stylish comfort dating back to 1947.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,039
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxurious Cape & Kalahari: Cape Town & Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This deluxe itinerary features two iconic destinations. Cape Grace melds the modern comforts of a luxury hotel with traditional Cape heritage and culture. Tswalu is South Africa's largest private game reserve. This malaria-free landscape is home to over 80 game species including the Desert Black Rhino and black-maned Kalahari lions.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 11,083
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Palace of the Lost City, Sun City: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Just outside Johannesburg, The Palace of the Lost City offers a luxurious escape combining freedom, fantasy and fun.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 900
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Durban to Pretoria (or v.v)

    DELUXE | RAIL: Join this three day safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZula-Natal. Take in the 'Big Five' at the private bush retreat of Nambiti Conservancy, and Spionkop battlefields tour with a world class historian.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,780
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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