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Villa in Camps Bay
Cloud House
Elegant European style meets the incredible South African scenery at Cloud House. The classic lines and comfortable modern interiors of this Cape Town vacation rental are a beautiful contrast to the rugged lines of the Twelve Apostles. The villa’s quiet courtyard is a private place to entertain and relax, but a short walk brings guests to the surf and sand of Camps Bay Beach. Listen to the waves in the distance and revel in the sunshine in the tucked-away courtyard, which has a lap pool, a lawn large enough for games, a barbecue, and lounging and dining areas. There’s a gym where guests can keep up on their fitness routines while on holiday, an office in case you need to catch up on work and a home theatre where you can enjoy the company of friends and family. The interiors of Cloud House take inspiration from its name, rendered in shades of white and cream that lend a fresh appeal. Traditional touches such as French doors and columned porches are paired with contemporary pieces such as wicker and Lucite side tables and a sleek fireplace for an eclectic, modern look. The living and dining rooms are angled around the outdoor sitting area, and flow seamlessly into the fully equipped kitchen. The villa has three bedrooms with king beds and two with queen beds; all five have en-suite bathrooms. Neutral tones, clean-lined furnishings and large mullioned windows create an atmosphere of quiet luxury in the suites. For larger parties, a sofa bed provides extra accommodations. With restaurants, shops and bars less than a 15-minute walk away, Cloud House makes it easy to explore this lively oceanfront suburb. You can also stroll to Camps Bay Beach, a stretch of white sand that’s popular with everyone from local families and keen surfers to visiting honeymooners, or drive to Koeël Bay Market, where you’ll find a tempting array of hand-crafted items that make great souvenirs. Of course, a trip to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without taking in the views from Table Mountain, Lion’s Head or the Twelve Apostles—all less than a 10-minute drive from Cloud House. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Walk-in Closet, Dressing Area, Television, Air conditioning, Private patio, View of Sea • Bedroom 2: King size bed (can be made up as twins on request), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Air conditioning • Bedroom 3: Twin size beds (can be made up as king on request), Ensuite bathroom with shower & bathtub, Air conditioning • Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning, View of Sea • Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Air conditioning Additional Bedding • Additional Bedding:  Sofa bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower SERVICES INCLUDED • Electricity • Water consumption • Council rates and levies • Pool maintenance • Gardening • More under “What this place offers” below
$869 per night
Villa in Cape Town
Experience 4-levels of uninterrupted ocean views at this modern cliffside home in Cape Town. Wake up to dramatic ocean vistas, no matter which bedroom you choose. Outside, pick your favorite level of the terrace for sunbathing. Then, retreat to the pool’s secluded grotto to cool off. If you’re feeling energetic, hike 90-minutes to the top of Lion’s Head to check out the best view in the city. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Access to balcony, Ocean view • Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, Access to hallway bathroom with stand-alone shower, Balcony, Ocean view • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Ensuite open plan bathroom with stand-alone shower, Access to terrace, Ocean view • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite open-plan bathroom with stand-alone shower, Patio, Ocean view • Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Direct access to pool, Ocean view FEATURES & AMENITIES • Ocean view • More under “What this place offers” below Extra Cost (advance notice may be required): • Laundry services (outside peak season) • Catering service • Concierge service • More under “Add-on services” below
$1,586 per night
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.
$1,152 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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