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Whether you're visiting South Africa for the safari opportunities in Kruger National Park, to explore the Garden Route or enjoy cosmopolitan Cape Town, South Africa makes a superb luxury vacation destination with a variety of accommodations available.

Highly rated by Audley, Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is located in Sabi Sand Wildtuin which shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park. The suites are vast with private plunge pools overlooking the river and there is a good chance of viewing the Big Five.

A private ranger / photographer can be arranged at Sabi Sabi lodges to help you take the best photos of the wildlife and helicopter rides can be organized over Cape Town from most hotels - fly over Table Mountain rather than joining the crowds in the cable cars! 

If staying at Cape Grace you can take out their private yacht, a luxurious boat that can be hired out for private tours of the harbor. For ultimate luxury fly the Oppenheimer's private jet from Johannesburg to Tswalu Private Reserve in the Kalahari to arrive in style.

South Africa luxury vacation ideas

Start thinking about your experience. These itineraries are simply suggestions for how you could enjoy some of the same experiences as our specialists. They’re just for inspiration, because your trip will be created around your particular tastes.

Recommended luxury hotels in South Africa

Here is just a small selection of the luxury hotels and safari lodges available on a luxury tailor-made vacation to South Africa.

"Birkenhead is a magical getaway, particularly during the calving season when the whales come close to the shore."

South Africa specialist Hannah

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