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Our Stories from South Africa

By Elegant Resorts Travel Experts

Posted: 25 March 2019
Vanessa in South Africa

Vanessa in South Africa

Vanessa in South Africa Gill and Alison in South Africa Jessica in South Africa Hayley in South Africa

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It’s no secret we have a passion for travel. Our Luxury Travel Specialists and dedicated Product Team regularly venture out of the office to destinations across the globe, not only looking for the latest luxury hotels, resorts and villas, but also relishing first-hand experiences that are guaranteed to enhance every luxury journey you take.

As strong supporters of responsible travel, including the importance of protecting the world’s most beloved destinations and ecosystems, South Africa is somewhere special to us. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is filled with captivating contrasts – from colossal cities to miles of untouched wilderness – and undoubtedly presents the finest game-viewing on the continent. Throughout the years, we have been lucky enough to explore everything from the region’s wine estates and towering Table Mountain, to the country's seemingly endless savannah, where you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive Big 5 on a spectacular safari. Our South African travels have not only provided us with the knowledge to help design exceptional luxury holidays, but it has also bestowed us with our own fond memories. As we share a selection of the travel moments that we hold close to our hearts, we hope you'll be inspired to plan your very own South African sojurn.

Jessica Abrams - Product Manager for Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa
"Ulusaba was my first Safari experience and I’m pleased to say it exceeded all my expectations! You can’t describe the feeling of having a leopard with three cubs playing within inches of you. I fell completely in love with Africa, so much so that I cried when we left Ulusaba. On our first morning game drive, we came across a family of giraffe and zebra blocking the road ahead, before the viewing only got better as we sighted leopard, lion, rhino and hippo."

Alison Lester – Luxury Travel Specialist
"While out on a safari drive, a mature male lion prowled up close to the jeep inquisitively as we drove by. His roar was an experience in itself - your whole body just reverberated with the sound. He was definitely making his presence known!"

Tom Moore – Luxury Travel Specialist
We were on our final safari trek of the trip and had spotted 4 of the Big 5 – everything but the elusive leopard. While we were on the way back to camp, resigned that it was not to be, we saw the familiar spots in the bush. We were late for breakfast, but it was worth it!

Gill Leonard – Luxury Travel Specialist
"I loved seeing my first pack of wild dogs at Madikwe Hills. They were all happily snoozing in the sun when we found them, but gradually the whole pack woke up – only after the Alpha male and female of course!"

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About Elegant Resorts

Our Specialist Travel Consultants are an enthusiastic, passionate and
committed group of people who are exceptionally well travelled. They can offer
recommendations on where and when you should travel as well as genuine insights,
gathered from their personal experiences, into both the hotels and destinations
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