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The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Set in the heart of Table Mountain National Park, the Twelve Apostles is a veritable haven of calm, perfectly placed between a high mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy two pools, two restaurants, and an award-winning spa, or head out to Cape Town’s nearby beaches and bars.


One of the oldest and most beautiful farmsteads in the Franschhoek wine region, Babylonstoren is worth visiting for its stunning garden alone. The guest suites have recently undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment that echoes the style of Cape Dutch farm buildings. Thorough attention to detail and a menu featuring homegrown organic produce are the order of the day at Babel, the farm’s restaurant. Owner Karen Roos has created something truly exceptional here.

Ellerman House

Matchless views of Bantry Bay, a gargantuan spa, and a private African art collection worth $65 million make Ellerman House the epitome of comfort and class (and a favorite of Sir Elton John). Stay in one of 11 beautifully appointed rooms, or for larger groups seeking a more private oasis, stay in one of the two five-bedroom villas, which include all hotel amenities as well as your own private butler.

La Residence

Surrounded by thirty acres of vineyards and plum orchards and with a stunning mountain backdrop, these super-deluxe Franschhoek digs are in a class of their own. Peaceful and secluded, the sprawling estate boasts eleven enormous suites, five private villas, an infinity pool, and a world-class spa and restaurant.

Singita Sweni Lodge

Singita Sweni Lodge is nestled amongst hundreds of trees within a 33,000 acre private compound at the edge of Sweni River in Kruger National Park. Inside the walls of this tranquil hideaway the rich, calming colors and textures echo the natural surroundings.

Delaire Graff Estate

Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds International, acquired this magnificent Cape Winelands property in 2003. The estate now includes vineyards, a luxury lodge and spa, a Graff Diamonds store, and a privately curated art gallery, including works by Deborah Bell, Sydney Kumalo, and Fred Schimmel.

Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is situated on a private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park. It is an exclusive luxury African safari getaway for those who value privacy, personalized service, and the best game viewing in Africa. The self-contained, stylish and luxurious Africa House, located a few minutes drive from the main lodge, is the perfect option for groups of up to 12.

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