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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

10

nights

Romance in the Rainbow Nation

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Journey Highlights

Ever seductive and utterly unforgettable, South Africa is a destination dedicated to romance with a delightful authenticity that rivals any typical beach and honeymoon destination. Spend your days experiencing nature's most vibrant displays and the many colours of the African plains, home to extraordinary wildlife. This captivating journey incorporates the most stunning aspects of South Africa, starting in captivating Cape Town before enjoying one of Johannesburg’s most luxurious resorts and experience a luxurious safari in one of South Africa’s most exclusive game reserves where groups are kept to a maximum of ten people per drive to ensure each guest enjoys an exceptional experience every time. Together with prestigious wildlife encounters, this romantic journey also incorporates South Africa’s most delectable dining experiences. Spend time in Stellenbosch, a beautifully resplendent region home to world-class vineyards and exemplary epicurean experiences. Furthermore, guests can indulge in five-star spa treatments at the ultra-exclusive Delaire Graff estate, the private countryside hideaway of the famous diamond tycoon, Laurence Graff. For an experience that combines the very best of romance, gourmet dining, safari and exclusivity, this one-of-a-kind journey is unbeatable. Whether you’re planning a proposal, Graff diamond ring optional, desire a honeymoon to treasure or simply want to treat a loved one to the journey of a lifetime, this incredible ten night spectacular will dazzle and delight. Fall in love again, and with South Africa.

Dining & Gourmet Romance and Couples Wildlife Encounters
Perfect for:

Couples

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Prices are available upon request

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Whilst South Africa enjoys an amiable climate all year round, the best time for game viewing is the South African winter, when the grasses are shorter, as the game is easier to see.

Fly to Cape Town

Private car transfer to 21 Nettleton

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4

nights

Cape Town, South Africa

Staying at

21 Nettleton

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Perfectly placed between the ocean and Table Mountain, Cape Town is the ideal starting point for your luxury South African adventure. Not far from the heart of the city, are some fantastic beaches dotted along the Cape Peninsula, to provide you with a lovely contrast. Head further and enjoy the warmth of Cape hospitality, as you let your senses feast upon delicious wines, gourmet cuisine and stunning scenery in the Winelands or explore the lush coastline that is layered with the botanical beauty along the Garden Route.

Staying at

21 Nettleton

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This impressive and elegant private residence is nestled alongside the slopes of Table Mountain's Lion's Head in prestigious Clifton. A mere 10-minutes drive from Cape Town's famous V&A Waterfront and only five minutes from the vibrant café culture and beachfront of Camps Bay, 21 Nettleton provides a private retreat for the discerning traveller. Boasting just four luxurious guests suites, including a spectacular 250-metre Penthouse Suite, decadent lounge areas, an eclectic art collection and splendid gardens, privileged guests are assured of privacy and space and it is ideal for exclusive use. 

The elevated position, arguably providing the best views in Cape Town, enables guests to admire views across the Atlantic Ocean and stunning Clifton beaches, from the tranquillity and elegance of their sumptuous suite. Along with the breathtaking vistas, timeless architecture and opulent interior antiques, guests can relax within the expansive gardens, listen to the sound of the waves below, enjoy coffee on the terrace, or take a swim within the inviting swimming pool. As the rear garden has direct access to the Table Mountain nature reserve, a World Heritage Site, guests can also easily explore the hiking trails to Lion's Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain. Service is very much bespoke and having indulged in a sublime breakfast, guests can later choose to spend their days exploring the city sites, strolling the waterfront, visiting the vineyards of Constantia, taking a gourmet picnic on the beach or venturing along the pretty coastline.

Each individual suite provides a butler service to assist with making lunch and evening dining arrangements, with a private chef, which are chargeable. Alternatively the butlers can also provide concierge services for local restaurants in vibrant Camps Bay, or Cape Town. Due to its setting and architecture, 21 Nettleton is not suitable for young children; however children over 13 years are welcome. Younger children, fully supervised, may be permitted as part of exclusive use bookings. With such high ceilings, a triple volume staircase, expansive rooms and stylish Italian décor, guests will savour the sense of space, exclusive dining, African antiques and wondrous art pieces - plus uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain's Twelve Apostles.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:An intimate mansion set within a prestigious location
  • Feature:Lavish interiors with rooms boasting unrivalled views
  • Rooms:4 elegant suites for eight guests, or exclusive use
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Cape Town International Airport
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Private car transfer to Stellenbosch

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2

nights

Cape Winelands, South Africa

Staying at

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

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Located just fifty miles north of Cape Town, yet a world away from thriving city life, the Cape Winelands is a mountainous area with vast stretches of fertile land and valleys, where some of South Africa’s many vineyards have made their home. The landlocked area houses five principalities, each of which has its own signature style and identity. The region enjoys a comfortable, Mediterranean style climate that aides the production of so many world-class wines. Meanwhile, the region’s exceptional geological assets make it one of the planet’s most captivating locations. It is said that it is impossible for anyone to visit each valley, waterfall, canyon, forest, spring, peak or cave in their lifetime because the Cape Winelands’s layout is so complex and rare. The region is home to many excellent nature reserves and natural attractions, whilst the famous wine-producing legacy ensures would be sommeliers can enjoy first-class flavours at any one of the exceptional vineyards in the area, with wine-tasting tours available across the cape. The very soil of Cape Winelands is unique to any other on Earth and the wine produced here is distinct and not to be missed. However, it is not just the wine that makes this area so popular with locals and travellers alike, the food in Franschhoek is particularly renowned for its gourmet credentials. Neighbouring Stellenbosch is home to a thriving café culture, the town itself is fringed by respected vineyards and the laidback ambience encourages relaxed afternoons with good food and fine wines. Helicopter tours are an excellent way to take in the stunning vistas and unforgettable scenery of this pristine area whilst hiking tours are also very popular.

Staying at

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

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Experience South Africa’s wonderful Cape Winelands at their most sophisticated, at the outstanding Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa. Opened in 2009, this exceptional countryside hideaway is owned by Laurence Graff, the acclaimed jeweller and founder of Graff Diamonds, who is said to have handled more diamonds of notable rarity and beauty than any other expert within the trade. Nestled between the majestic mountains, and overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Stellenbosch, the interiors of this luxury boutique hotel are just as impressive as its breathtaking surroundings, with a collection of Laurence Graff’s personally curated artworks adorning the walls, showcasing some of the finest of South Africa’s contemporary artists, and décor designed by leading interior design experts, David Collins Studio.

Guests here will find themselves immersed in a truly exquisite haven of tranquillity; with just ten lodges, each accommodation offers a place to escape. There are eight one-bedroom lodges, each boasting a private heated plunge pool, while the two-bedroom family lodges feature spacious lap pools, meaning there is little need to leave your lodge to visit the main resort pool. All of the lodges also boast a private sundeck, ideal for making the most of the spectacular views beyond. Begin your journey to relaxation at the Delaire Graff Spa, where indulgent holistic experiences, enhanced by leading luxury skincare products, leave both body and mind glowing. Take time out and rest at the soothing infinity-edged swimming pool or heated Jacuzzi, and soak up the sun on the scenic outdoor terrace.

Dining is another highlight, with the kitchens dedicated to the philosophy of ‘green gastronomy’, ensuring all fruit and vegetables are freshly picked from the estate’s own greenhouse, while all meat served is locally and ethically sourced. Under the South Africa sunshine, you will also discover the botanical paradise that is the spectacular garden display of over three-hundred-and-fifty indigenous plants, enveloping the striking collection of golden sculptures and water features. Beyond, the twenty hectares of vineyards produce some of the most celebrated wines in the Southern Hemisphere, which can be enjoyed in the sumptuous Wine Lounge, while some of the world’s most fabulous pieces of diamond jewellery, handmade in London by Graff’s Master Craftsmen, and fine Italian linens can be browsed at the estate’s prestigious selection of boutiques.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Vineyard Estate nestled between two beautiful wine districts
  • Feature:Private art collection and stunning gardens to explore
  • Rooms:10 Lodges
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Cape Town International Airport
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Fly to North West Province

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3

nights

North West Province, South Africa

Staying at

Mateya Safari Lodge

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World-class facilities and activities await you in the North West Province, an accessible drive or flight away from Johannesburg. The self-proclaimed 'Kingdom of Pleasure', Sun City, offers championship golf courses, casinos, spas, water parks and first-class entertainment shows. It adjoins the province’s malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, which is one of South Africa’s largest, and is set within an extinct volcano crater. A large variety of plants, birds and animals, including the ‘Big Five’, live in the park and there are plenty of opportunities for guided game-viewing.

Staying at

Mateya Safari Lodge

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For a rare and unforgettable safari experience, that adheres to the highest standard of luxury, Mateya Safari Lodge offers a fabulous way to be immersed in the breathtaking surroundings of the Madikwe Game Reserve. With a prime location, the lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore one of Africa’s largest game reserves, which is home to sixty-six large mammal species, including the ‘Big Five’, plus approximately three-hundred resident and migrant bird species. Designed for the discerning traveller, and catering for a maximum of just ten guests at any one time, an invaluably personal and unique African adventure awaits.

Comprising five individually designed luxurious thatched suites, the sumptuous accommodation allows guests to savour a secluded haven within the beautiful bush landscape. Each lodge each blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, offering uninterrupted views of the waterhole and plains from the private deck, boasting a cooling rim-flow pool. With sumptuous colonial-style interiors and luxurious touches, including a secluded open-air shower and hand-crafted mahogany furnishings, there is no finer place to return to after a thrilling day tracking game with Mateya’s specialist rangers and trackers; with a maximum of four people per game drive, the custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles are sure to reveal a wealth of exciting wildlife encounters across the reserve.

When seeking downtime, the lounge and library allows guests to immerse themselves in the richness of the area, whether contemplating the fine collection of art from throughout the continent, or reading rare works of African literature. The Wellness Centre will help restore a healthy mind and body with a number of blissful unwinding treatments, while there is a well-equipped cardio-vascular gym available for those hoping to keep invigorated. As night falls, marvel at the canopy of stars on a clear night and enjoy an expertly crafted dinner, created from fresh produce, while the roaring open fire keeps you warm, or savour gastronomic delights from the dining room with uninterrupted panoramic of the reserve. For a private dinner, the wine cellar is available, where an impressive collection of over eight-thousand bottles of local and rare French wines and Champagnes can be handpicked as a meal accompaniment.


  • Type:Lodge
  • Summary:Luxurious and intimate boutique lodge
  • Feature:Views of the waterhole from each private pool deck
  • Rooms:5 thatched suites
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Johannesburg Airport
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Fly to Johannesburg

Private car transfer to Saxon

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1

night

Johannesburg, South Africa

Staying at

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

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It used to be that visitors to South Africa would fly into and then out of Johannesburg as quickly as possible, but that’s all changing. Partly due to a regeneration programme − that includes a new Metro police force and CCTV cameras – and partly due to a clutch of sophisticated hotels, it is not only flourishing but evolving into a dynamic metropolis worthy of an extended stop-over.

Instead of heading out to the beaches of Cape Town or the wildlife stomping grounds of Kruger Park, visitors are taking the time to grasp the history and legacy of this powerful African city, whilst at the same time enjoying the innumerable diversions it has to offer. Jo'burg is to South Africa what New York is to the US of A – inextricably linked, one couldn’t really be without the other.

Staying at

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

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Situated in the peaceful suburb of Sandhurst, amongst six acres of picturesque landscaped gardens, Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is a home-away-from-home. Generously proportioned guest suites and the Saxon Luxury Villa are beautifully designed and appointed, with African accents including artwork by acclaimed local artists, and feature bay windows overlooking the delightful gardens or swimming pool. For pampering, the Saxon Spa and Studio offers a variety of treatments, including the signature ‘Sound Therapy’, a treatment using the sound of gongs, symbols, singing bowls and bells to completely relax and revive. There are several dining options to choose from, including the casual Qunu Grill, fine dining at Five Hundred, a relaxed al fresco option at The Terrace and High Tea served in the Piano Lounge. The hotel boasts two unique wine cellars and expert Sommeliers who will enthusiastically assist you in selecting from the superb wine list offering locally sourced wines, with preference given to those from Cape Town and the Western Cape.

*Hotel Spa is undergoing refurbishment work during April-June 16*


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:An exclusive, award-winning boutique hotel
  • Feature:A luxurious retreat to immerse yourself in
  • Rooms:24 Suites and 1 seven-bedroom villa
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Johannesburg International Airport
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Private car transfer to Johannesburg International Airport

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As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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