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South Africa Luxury & Beyond Vacations


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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 in a luxury rail journey, with itineraries that range from a 2-night to a 4-night experience (inclusive of Vic Falls, Zimbabwe) and offering 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

  • Thornybush Game Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Go on safari to a family-friendly game lodge in the heart of South Africa. Spend your days tracking lions and elephants across the African savannah before relaxing with a massage and enjoying a 3-course meal beneath the stars at Thornybush Game Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,431
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide
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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$ 11,163
    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$ 860
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Gorah Elephant Camp: Addo Elephant National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Gorah Elephant Camp is an exclusive safari lodge that recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris from centuries past.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,176
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town

    DELUXE | RAIL: Enjoy grace and elegance as you sit back and relax travelling through the panoramic countryside of South Africa. Start from either Cape Town or Pretoria and let the Blue Train work its spell.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,849
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Mala Mala Rattrays Camp: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Go on safari to the world’s premier game viewing destination. Venture out to the bush to view lions and rhinos in the company of your own private ranger before enjoying delicious African meals and exquisite lodgings along the Sand River at the Mala Mala Rattrays Game Lodge in South Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,191
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, 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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  • Lion Sands Ivory Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Unparalleled and extraordinarily beautiful in its simplicity and texture is how Ivory Lodge has been described, and it has been recognized with various international awards. Experience the African Bushveld in lavish comfort and style.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,315
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lion Sands Tinga Lodge: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: With 5000 hectares of wild bush in this private concession within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, you can go exploring off-road and follow the footsteps of the leopard. The Lodge style is grand and spacious with a feeling of historical opulence.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,246
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Singita Ebony Game Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to a beautiful game lodge in the midst of Greater Kruger National Park for a few days of morning and afternoon game drives. Search for lions, elephants, and leopards in the bush before retiring to your luxury game lodge to relax in the pool, chat around the boma, or view animals from your private deck.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,036
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Bush Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an African plain. Bush Lodge's charm is evident from the outset. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalized attention.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,549
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Singita Lebombo Game Lodge: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Enhance your African safari with four days at Singita Lebombo. Located on the edge of Kruger National Park, it provides comfortable accommodation at the point where two rivers meet, and sightings are plentiful.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,769
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Dulini Leadwood Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape on an adventurous honeymoon or unforgettable family vacation on this South African safari. Spend your days tracking wildlife through the bush, searching for the Big Five, before unwinding in the pool and enjoying gourmet African cuisine beneath the stars at the luxurious Dulini Leadwood Lodge.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,165
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Phinda Forest Lodge: Phinda Private Game Reserve

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses 23000 hectares of prime wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal and features Africa’s Big Five, endangered black rhino, and 415 bird species. Forest Lodge enjoys the dappled shade deep in the heart of a rare, dry sand forest.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,837
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sabi Sabi Earth Game Lodge

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolizing a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. It has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,171
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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