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Radisson Blu Livingstone

Embark on a journey into the heart of Africa’s 1st 5-star safari resort by Radisson Hotel Group, Radisson Blu
Livingstone which captivates you from the moment you enter — a modern marvel seamlessly blending with the
natural beauty of Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. 

Nestled along the Zambezi river, is a haven where warm hospitality, breathtaking views, an infinity pool, and exceptional facilities converge.
A must-visit for nature enthusiasts, couples seeking escape, and anyone yearning for an unforgettable

How: fly with Airlink or FlySafair from Johannesburg, South Africa
Stay: standard rooms sleep 2 people / family rooms available. 
Price: between R3 300pn 
*all costs are dependant on season

Elements Sunrise Bush Lodge

Welcome to Elements Sunrise Bush Lodge in Bela-Bela, Limpopo in South Africa. It’s a self-catering
establishment that is a perfect escape only a 2.5hr drive from Johannesburg where you find yourself in a place of
serenity surrounded by nature. This is your perfect escape if you’re wanting something private and away from the
hustle of the city with a pool and every room having its own bathroom. 

How: drive from Johannesburg, South Africa for 2.5hrs (+-15km is gravel)
Stay: the house sleeps 12
Price: prices begin at R10 000 for the whole house. You can only book the entire house for your stay. 
*all costs are dependant on season

STIL Montagu​

Welcome to STIL, Montagu in the Klein Karoo. A gorgeous one-bedroom holiday home (caters for 2 little kids
too) just over 2 hrs from Cape Town and the perfect place to breathe, relax and retreat. The minute I arrived I felt
like I was staying in an art gallery with artwork from Anton Smit throughout the home. From its location, to the
Mountain View’s and attention to detail it’s a true must visit when you’re wanting to explore this quaint town.

It’s well appointed and they’ve really paid attention to detail to ensure you enjoy your stay indoors, from books to
a portable speaker, games and puzzles and a heated plunge pool you won’t be in need of anything.

How: A 2hr drive from Cape Town 
Stay: 2 people (2 small kids too)
Price: from R5 500pn (book direct and get 10% off) 
*all costs are dependant on season

Sandcastle Luxury Villa

Sandcastle Luxury Villa in the Eastern Cape, South Africa has been voted best Villa in South Africa by the Luxe
Awards. Situated on 680 acres of private game reserve, with 2km of private beach front. Sandcastle is booked on
an all inclusive basis with all meals prepared by the private chef as well as inclusive of all beverages. Enjoy
creating memories & book a beautiful beach experience with your private chef. Take a leisurely stroll around the
private reserve (no predators but you might run into some Zebra & Giraffes) 

How: Traveling to Sandcastle Villa &  Wedding Venue in the Eastern Cape: ⏬
Depending where you are situated you can either drive or take a flight from OR Tambo / Cape Town International
airport for a short max 2hr flight. 
Sandcastle is situated just 45 minutes from East London Airport and is only 4 hours door-to-door when flying
from Cape Town or Johannesburg to the Villa.

Stay: Sandcastle sleeps a total of 8 guests in 4 ocean facing luxury, en-suite bedrooms. The villa is rented out to
a single group at a time.

Price: Standard rate: R35,200 for the villa (R4,400 per person per night sharing) minimum 2 night stay 
1-10 April R45,000 for the Villa minimum 4 night stay 
15 December – 7 January R60,000 for the villa, minimum 7 night stay 
Cost of a massage per person: from R950 per person.
Return shuttle from East London Airport R4000 for 8 guests, (R500 per person return) / you can also hire out a

The Neela Boutique Hotel

Welcome to The Neela Boutique Hotel in Stonetown, Zanzibar a spanking NEW Luxury Boutique hotel that offers
14 bedrooms and which truly makes you feel the feeling of tranquility, calm and joy as you enter. They have 3
eating areas, a rooftop (no pool) & the most amazing breakfast in Stonetown that’s open to all. Located in the
city, the moment you arrive you feel like you’re in a secluded oasis. The architecture stood out for me and if you
love hotels that give you a tailored experience this should be on your list. 

How: flights from your city to Stonetown, Zanzibar 
Stay: 2 people per room
Price: rates begin at $400 per night including breakfast.

The Neele 2

The Kasbah Lamu

A beautiful stylish oasis in the village of Montagu. STIL lives up to its name. Everything youneed to enjoy the stay, fireplaces, pool and spend relaxing days admiring the beautifulartworks. Really special place to stay which is decorated with on trendy pieces, thoughtful touches and provisions.

Farmhouse 58

Farmhouse 58 is in the Cradle of Humankind & if you’re ready to escape and align then this is for you. It is based
off the concept “Wabi Sabi” finding the perfect in the “imperfect unfinished” and this is visible through its
architecture, art & ethos. When you’re here you’re able to reset, revive and spend time reading  or creating. From
visiting Nirox Foundation, taking a hike with Epic Hikes or going a retreat. 

How: A 1hour drive out from Johannesburg, South Africa 
Stay: There are 21 rooms which range in pricing for 2
Price: Room Rates are from R1900 including breakfast.

Populierbos Cottage

Spend time in Standford, just 2hours away from Cape Town you will find Populierbos cottage in Stanford,
Western Cape. A self catering 2 bedroom cottage in the Stanford mountains. If you love nature and farms then
this is for you, this enchanting breakaway is private and suitable for couples and small families. Stand out
features such as wood fired hot tub, indoor fireplaces in both rooms + beautiful tubs overlooking the mountains.

How: 2hour drive from Cape Town
Stay: sleep 4 (2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms)
Price: R1 750 (mid week) per night for the whole unit & R1 850 weekends. (Rates for 2 people. It’s found for 4

Pleasant Places by Sanaadi Country Guesthouse, The Midlands

Pleasant Places has recently been taken over by new owners, it’s a true home away from home with 7 rooms
that are all designed differently but all have thatch and a rustic but classic aesthetic. My personal favourite rooms
are;  Superior Garden Room 1, Room 2 & the Deluxe Garden Family room. (Keep this in mind when booking)
The views, sound of the Lions river near by and lushness are everything but if you’re afraid of what nature comes
with, aka; bugs? Then pack your bug spray with 🙂

How: From Johannesburg: it’s a 4hr drive. From Durban: Its an 1.5hr long drive. 
Stay: 2 people per room
Price: Rates from R1250 to R1650 per room, 2 people sharing on weekdays & From R1450 to R2000 per room,
2 people sharing on weekends.

Abalone Hotel | Paternoster, Cape Town

Paternoster is located in the Western Cape part of the West coast about 1hr 45mins from Cape Town. Abalone is
a 5-star boutique hotel with a spa and restaurant too. It’s the perfect escape from the city if you love the ocean
and quaint small towns. It’s a true retreat if you need a place to really break away & just enjoy your company with
those you’re with. 

How: Traveling from Johannesburg? You’ll need to take a flight to Cape Town and drive an hour 30minutes to
Stay: 2 people per room
Price: Rates start at R2 249 per room.

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