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Villa in Hout Bay
The Spa House
Tranquil tropical modernism above fishing village Walls of glass look over the pool and lush hillside at this sleek retreat above Hout Bay. Designed by an award-winning architect, loungers appear to float on a blue lagoon, a mini deck is an adventurous hop across stepping stones, and the marble underwater spa includes a sauna, steam room, and salt bath. Float in the indoor or outdoor pool, grill lunch, and play tennis just over a mile away. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.
$967 per night
Villa in Cape Town
Beach House
Beach House is a beautifully finished, luxurious five bedroom villa with a spectacular pool deck and hot tub overlooking the ocean, and superb sea and mountain views from the living and dining areas and from most of its spacious bedrooms.  With Camps Bay Beach just across the street, this vacation rental is ideal for water lovers. If the ocean isn't for you, remain pool side and enjoy the South African sun, with the sound of crashing waves nearby. Comfortably sleeping 10, this Camps Bay luxury villa offers air-conditioning throughout (other than bedroom 4), wireless internet access, heated towel rails in all bathrooms, crisp white linen and fluffy towels, a state-of-the-art audio system and large Smart TV in the downstairs lounge, along with multiple seating and dining areas throughout the property. Designed for comfort and fun, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing, the open plan layout of the house, on multiple levels, lets guests enjoy the spectacular views from almost every room. The floor-to-high-ceiling glass doors from the lounge and breakfast areas stack fully open, letting the house flow onto the private pool deck, with custom-designed lounge areas for maximum comfort on sun-kissed days. Enjoy panoramic views across Camps bay, the Twelve Apostles and across to Lion’s Head. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Dual Vanity, Heated Towel Rail, Air conditioning, Safe, Balcony, View of Sea • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Heated Towel Rail, Television, Air conditioning, Balcony, View of Sea • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Heated Towel Rail, Air conditioning • Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, Shared access to hall bathroom with stand-alone shower • Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning, Direct access to courtyard FEATURES & AMENITIES • Fully equipped kitchen • Dishwasher • Espresso Machine • Ice maker • Formal dining area seating for 10 • Heating • Television • DVD Player • Wi-Fi • Washer/Dryer • Iron/Ironing Board • Security System OUTDOOR FEATURES • Ocean view • Swimming Pool - Unheated • Hot tub - heating included • Alfresco dining seating for 13 • Terrace • Sun loungers • Barbecue • Parking • Garage STAFF & SERVICES Included: • Housekeeping (Monday - Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm) Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Airport transfer • Activities and excursions • Additional housekeeping LOCATION Points of Interest: • 6 minute drive to Lion's Head • 6.1 km to Cape Town City Centre • 8.1 km to V&A Waterfront • 21 km to Royal Cape Golf Club Beach Access: • 1 minute drive to Camps Bay Beach • 3 minute drive to Clifton 1st Beach • 10 km to Llandudno Beach Airport: • 25 km to Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
$740 per night
Villa in Camps Bay
26 on First
Contemporary beach house near Twelve Apostles
$666 per night

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All about South Africa

Planning a vacation in South Africa? We’re here to help!

Situated on the southern tip of the African continent, this vast country is diverse in every sense of the word – from its population to its dramatically varied landscapes. While the main draw for many visitors is undoubtedly the national parks, South Africa also boasts incredible beaches, lush vineyards, mountains, deserts and much more. South Africa is also fascinating from a cultural perspective: if you’re traveling through Johannesburg be sure to visit the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Memorial, both of which will provide some insight into the country’s often turbulent history.

The country’s three main airports are in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, from which there are scheduled flights to major cities in the United States and around the world. Which airport its best to fly into depends on the type of vacation you're planning. For beach holidays, look for flights into Cape Town from November to March, or to Durban, where the subtropical Kwazulu Natal coast is at its best from April to October. Safaris can be enjoyed throughout the year – Kruger National Park is a one-hour flight (or a four-hour drive) from Johannesburg or, a three-hour flight from Cape Town.

Visit Cape Town and beyond

Situated in South Africa’s Western Cape province, Cape Town occupies an incredible setting, with the Atlantic Ocean stretched out in front and a craggy mountain range behind. But there’s much more to this city than just scenery – first-class bars and restaurants, great shopping and excellent art galleries (including the newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) are just some of the things that combine to make Cape Town a must-visit destination. Although there are so many things to see in the city itself, be sure to venture beyond its confines to take in some of South Africa’s most important sights. Table Mountain is just five miles outside of Cape Town, while some of the country’s most celebrated wineries are under an hour’s drive away.

Explore the bush on an African safari

Explore the Cape of Good Hope

Named by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century this rocky promontory on the tip of the Cape Peninsula is a fantastic place to come to take in the beauty of the country. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich and varied flora and fauna, the Cape of Good Hope is largely covered in fynbos, or fine bush, a rare and distinct type of vegetation that is only found on the peninsula. Animals have also made their home on the Cape of Good Hope, and while you’re almost certain to see some of the area’s famous baboons, you might also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an ostrich or a zebra.

Discover South Africa’s beautiful beaches

From glamorous resorts with oceanfront bars and restaurants to windswept dunes where you’re more likely to spot penguins and seals than another person, South Africa’s 1500-mile coastline has something for everyone. On the outskirts of Cape Town, Camps Bay and Llandudno Beach draw tourists and locals who frequent the fashionable cafes that look out onto impressive views of the ocean and mountains. In the Eastern Cape province, Jeffreys Bay is a mecca for surfers and nature-lovers alike – dolphins are spotted here year-round and whales appear from July to September.

Safari vacations in South Africa

A safari vacation in South Africa is an incredible experience to share with family or friends. To make your trip even more special, check out our selection of lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve, and consider combining your safari with a stay in fabulous Cape Town.

Villas in Cape Town

Combining beautiful beaches with the charms of a global city, Cape Town has something for everyone, as does our array of luxurious vacation rentals. Designed to make the most of the balmy temperatures and fantastic scenery, ourvillas in Cape Town boast large terraces and indoor/outdoor living areas, and most have swimming pools. Occupying enviable oceanfront spots in upscale beach communities such as Camps Bay and Llandudno, these properties will make your stay in Cape Town feel very special.


Madikwe Game Reserve Lodges

Situated in South Africa’s North West province, on the border with Botswana, the Madikwe Game Reserve opened in 1991 with over 280 square miles of bushland, making it one of the largest parks in South Africa. Despite its size, Madikwe has remained under the radar, and since there is no entry for day visitors the park feels very exclusive. Madikwe is home to lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and more, and the park’s expert guides will ensure that you have the best chance of seeing these wonderful creatures. OurMadikwe Game Reserve lodges range from the intimate Morokuru Owner’s House, which is ideal for a romantic getaway, to the fabulous Molori Safari Lodge with its infinity pool, bar, and huge terrace. With space for up to 14 guests, Molori Lodge is built for entertaining against a breathtaking backdrop.

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