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The Aerie

10 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Located on a beautifully preserved mountainside, this beach house offers magical sunset views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Baskloof Nature...
Located on a beautifully preserved mountainside, this beach house offers magical sunset views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Baskloof Nature Reserve to the rear of the house. This two-bedroom house is ideal for a couple and two kids. The Aerie is perfect for those looking to relax by the seaside and enjoy the wide range of activities the area has to offer.

Accommodation comprises two bedrooms, one bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen and living area with a wood-burning fireplace. From the large deck guests can enjoy stunning sunset views and the back area also offers barbecue facilities for relaxed entertaining.

Bordering the Cape Point Nature Reserve, The Aerie is 20 minutes away from Simon’s Town and the rest of False Bay, 25 minutes from the Constantia Valley Winelands, and 45 minutes away from Cape Town city centre. It is also just 10 minutes from a major shopping mall.

Please keep in mind that there are steep steps leading to the house, the house is not suited to those in a wheelchair or people with walking challenges.
from R850

Khaya Umdani Mpumalanga

7 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Khaya Umdani is a self-catering guest house situated in Marloth Park. It offers guests a perfect combination of the luxury of home and the...
Khaya Umdani is a self-catering guest house situated in Marloth Park. It offers guests a perfect combination of the luxury of home and the excitement of the untamed African Wilderness.

Marloth Park is situated between the Kruger National Park and the Lionspruit conservation area. Big 5 sightings are a common occurrence along the banks of the Crocodile River which is only 500 m from Khaya Umdani. Smaller animals often graze near the house where guests can be sure to meet wildlife ranging from kudu and warthogs to giraffes and zebras.
from R5000

Lyn's View

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Lyn’s View is a rustic 100-year-old stone cottage overlooking the river which, for the first time ever, is being made available for short...
Lyn’s View is a rustic 100-year-old stone cottage overlooking the river which, for the first time ever, is being made available for short term holiday accommodation. The cottage is situated within walking distance to Lappies Baai, a coffee shop, steak house, pub, bottle store, and a café.

The cottage can accommodate up to eight guests and comprises three queen-size bedroom and two living areas with a TV, DVD player and fireplace in the sitting area. There is also a barbecue area on the river-side of the cottage for relaxed entertaining.
from R1800
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Gourits River Guest Farm

9 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Early bird catches the worm!   Situated in the Garden Route, Gourits River Guest Farm aims to give guests only the best scenic views and accommodation overlooking on...
Situated in the Garden Route, Gourits River Guest Farm aims to give guests only the best scenic views and accommodation overlooking on their own adventure island, while overlooking the Gourits River. With the mountains as a backdrop, guests will have an unforgettable yet peaceful and rustic stay.

Enjoy a memorable stay with nature walks, stunning scenery, fishing adventures, mountain biking, bird watching, quad bike adventures, swimming and canoeing, depending on the water level, 4x4 adventures as well as a host of interesting historical facts.
from R550
The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35-acre Glen Forest Nature Reserve that the apartments...
The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35-acre Glen Forest Nature Reserve that the apartments verge on in Camps Bay. The Glen Apartments consist of luxury serviced units with views of the ocean, Twelve Apostles mountain range and Lion’s Head.

The apartments are finished with modern, clean aesthetics and expansive windows that maximize the scenery. The organic form comprises terraced platforms divided into four blocks, and each area is serviced with its own elevator directly from the secure underground parking.

Interior finishes emphasize stone and timber, while maximum use of glass curtain-walls optimise the natural light and frame the magnificent views. The apartments feature, air-conditioning, underfloor heating, satellite televisions, hairdryers, electronic safes, fully equipped kitchens with washing machines, tumble-dryers and dishwashers, tea and coffee-making facilities, en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails, Internet access, and elevator service.

Each apartment also boasts a garden patio or balcony. In addition, The Glen offers an outdoor pool and secure basement parking with elevator service.
from R1940

The Glen Studio Apartment

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35-acre Glen Forest Nature Reserve that the apartments verge on in Camps Bay. The Glen...
The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35-acre Glen Forest Nature Reserve that the apartments verge on in Camps Bay. The Glen Apartments consist of luxury serviced units with views of the ocean, Twelve Apostles mountain range and Lion’s Head.

The apartments are finished with modern, clean aesthetics and expansive windows that maximize the scenery. The organic form comprises terraced platforms divided into four block, and each area is serviced with its own elevator directly from the secure underground parking. Interior finishes emphasise stone and timber, while maximum use of glass curtain-walls optimize the natural light and frame the magnificent views.

The apartments feature, air-conditioning, underfloor heating, satellite televisions, hairdryers, electronic safes, fully equipped kitchens with washing machines, tumble-dryers and dishwashers, tea and coffee-making facilities, en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails, Internet access, and elevator service.

Each apartment also boasts a garden patio or balcony. In addition, The Glen offers an outdoor pool and secure basement parking with elevator service.
from R1450

Carpe Diem

2 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Carpe Diem is a spacious family home which is ideal for two families. The house offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an enclosed...
Carpe Diem is a spacious family home which is ideal for two families. The house offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an enclosed courtyard, while a pizza oven and outside barbecue offers great culinary opportunities. The house is situated 30 m from the beach in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster on the West Coast.

Paternoster is a charming town with traditional fisherman’s architecture and endless white beaches. The warning sound of the foghorn when the mist enters the bay sets a perfect romantic atmosphere for any couple. The restaurants here specialize in mouth-watering seafood dishes and the area is bursting with ocean activities. Enthusiasts can surf, snorkel, scuba dive, windsurf, kayak and enjoy relaxing walks on the beach.

During the months of July to December, whale and dolphin watching is certain and August to October is flower season. Columbine Nature Reserve is 8 km from the village, or guests can visit the West Coast Fossil Park, West Coast National Park and the Berg River Estuary for a day’s outing.
from R1600
The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35-acre Glen Forest Nature Reserve that the apartments...
The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35-acre Glen Forest Nature Reserve that the apartments verge on in Camps Bay. The Glen Apartments consist of luxury serviced units with views of the ocean, Twelve Apostles mountain range and Lion’s Head.

The apartments are finished with modern, clean aesthetics and expansive windows that maximize the scenery. The organic form comprises terraced platforms divided into four blocks, and each area is serviced with its own elevator directly from the secure underground parking.

Interior finishes emphasise stone and timber, while maximum use of glass curtain-walls optimize the natural light and frame the magnificent views. The apartments feature, air-conditioning, underfloor heating, satellite televisions, hairdryers, electronic safes, fully equipped kitchens with washing machines, tumble-dryers and dishwashers, tea and coffee-making facilities, en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails, Internet access, and elevator service.

Each apartment also boasts a garden patio or balcony. In addition, The Glen offers an outdoor pool and secure basement parking with elevator service.
from R2700

Natures Haven Lodge - Bluff Eco Park

1 Review
Sleeps 460 in 71 rooms

Natures Haven Lodge is set in the Bluff Eco Park in Durban. It is 10 kilometres from the Durban...
Natures Haven Lodge is set in the Bluff Eco Park in Durban. It is 10 kilometres from the Durban International Airport and an hour and a half away from Pietermaritzburg.

This Eco Park has a ‘green’ approach and promotes sustainable living. Heat pump technology provides the park’s warm water and water flow regulating shower heads are installed in the ablution facilities. This reduces the use of water from 25 litres to 12 litres per minute.

There are various self-catering accommodation options at the lodge. Guests can choose a campers or an economy cabin, there is a dormitory which is ideal for group activities as it can accommodate up to 32 guests, and the campsite allows for tents, caravans, motor homes and overlanders.

Guests can spend their time next to or in the swimming pool, take a walk on the park or relax around a fire. There are also over 75 bird species, banded mongoose, monkeys and even the occasional grey duiker waiting to be admired by the park’s visitors.
from R130

Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

17 Reviews
Sleeps 46 in 8 rooms

Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is surrounded by high mountains at the end of a country road; we offer a...
Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is surrounded by high mountains at the end of a country road; we offer a variety of self-catering accommodation in several cottages, a large farmhouse and two exclusive units sleeping up to 46 guests in total.

Guests can enjoy hiking trails, mountain biking, birding, swimming and fishing in our freshwater mountain dam. Break away from the hustle and bustle of city life and unwind amidst the tranquillity of abundant bird life and star-filled evenings. Our rustic banquet hall and lush meadows are a perfect venue for your next conference, retreat, function or wedding.
from R560

Thabametsi Farm

39 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 5 rooms

Thabametsi Farm is a tranquil rustic self-catering getaway in the heart of scenic Magaliesburg. Situated on a 132 Ha farm, Thabametsi is...
Thabametsi Farm is a tranquil rustic self-catering getaway in the heart of scenic Magaliesburg. Situated on a 132 Ha farm, Thabametsi is nestled between two koppies overlooking the valley to the Witwatersrand Mountains. This malaria-free location assures guests of beautiful sunsets and great hospitality. The diverse ecosystem encourages a wide range of bird life, particularly on the dam. Smaller animals like bush buck, scrub hares, mongoose and squirrels have made Thabametsi their home.

Activities include cycling, swimming, bird-watching, various ball games and nature walks. Canoeing and fishing in the dam or mountain biking are some of the attractions for the more active. Thabametsi Farm offers family orientated accommodation therefore children are welcome. Ducks, chickens and turkeys give the children a sense of real farm life. A jungle gym, pony rides and even a ride on a tractor are available for the children.

Indoor fireplaces and heaters cater for cosy winter nights whilst summer evenings are braai-time in the lovely bomas under the stars. Thabametsi is an ideal venue for families, photographers, artists, environmentalists and small tour groups. There is also under cover parking.

We provide soap, toilet paper, bedding, towels, not swimming, crockery and cutlery, cooking utensils, toaster and kettle, a fridge and stove for your use, as well as cots and a high chair. Please bring your own fishing rods. The accommodation available consists of two bungalows, of three double rooms each plus a living room/kitchen. The master bedroom is en-suite.

Lavender cottage caters for two adults and two children under 12 years. It has a verandah with a lovely view over the valley. Owl cottage caters for two and has a kitchen/living room. The spacious double room is en suite and the private boma area looks out onto bushveld. We offer either a continental or cooked breakfast for an extra R35 per head.

Indoor fireplace and outdoor braai area comfortably furnished in a rustic theme. Ceiling fans, heaters and hot water bottles. Bedding and linen provided. Swimming pool. Cell phone coverage Vodacom and Cell C.

The labyrinth, which is situated away from all the accommodation, is a very natural one, with rocks and indigenous plants and has been carefully placed for solitude, with only the sounds of the birds and rustle of wind in the reeds to add to the surroundings. Other activities include: Barbel fishing, canoeing, pony and tractor rides, donkey cart rides, various ball games, jungle gym, obstacle course for kids, children's fantasy maze, hikes, bird watching, solar heated pool, games room, small conference room, massages (with prior arrangement), picnic baskets, craft shop, gym and feeding farm animals.
from R640

Ubuntu Bush Retreat

11 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Ubuntu Bush Retreat is situated in the beautiful province of Limpopo, South Africa, in the heart of the Waterberg. Shaded by large trees,...
Ubuntu Bush Retreat is situated in the beautiful province of Limpopo, South Africa, in the heart of the Waterberg. Shaded by large trees, Ubuntu Bush Retreat overlooks the serene beauty of the African bush, bird life and wildlife such as Nyala, Impala and other small antelope. The spacious relaxing area and swimming pool creates the perfect environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.

Accommodation at Ubuntu features a large, luxurious, four-bedroom family house in the pristine bushveld. The main bedroom is air-conditioned with an en-suite bathroom. A maximum of 10 guests can stay at Ubuntu and each room has its own elegant sense of style and décor, designed to make you feel pampered, spoiled and special.

Ubuntu Bush Retreat is situated approximately 14 km from Bela Bela and 13 km from Modimolle. The area offers a variety of places of interest such as a Game Rehabilitation Centre, a Crocodile Farm, game drives, Hot Mineral Springs and for those who are more adventurous, the Aventura Resort offers water sports.
from R700

Phumula Kruger Lodge and Safaris

4 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 8 rooms

Phumula Kruger Lodge is situated in Marloth Park which is a wildlife sanctuary bordering the Kruger...
Phumula Kruger Lodge is situated in Marloth Park which is a wildlife sanctuary bordering the Kruger National Park. We have some very interesting wildlife species with the likes of kudu, zebra, giraffe, impala and warthog roaming around freely and ending up on your doorstep. For feather fanatics, we also have a wide variety of bird life.

Our four chalets each consist of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, lounge, patio and braai area. There is satellite TV in the bar and restaurant. Enjoy air-conditioning in all of our buildings and take pleasure in our à la carte restaurant, fully licensed bar, swimming pool and boma area. Centrally located, the lodge servers as a base from where you can reach Swaziland, Mozambique and the Kruger National Park. We also cater for conferences. Come and enjoy the peace of the African bush and relieve your stress.
from R790

Gateside Guesthouse

8 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 8 rooms

Gateside Guesthouse is set in the heart of the tranquil Hilton Village only 10 km from Pietermaritzburg. Luxury accommodation is offered,...
Gateside Guesthouse is set in the heart of the tranquil Hilton Village only 10 km from Pietermaritzburg. Luxury accommodation is offered, with scrumptious English breakfasts. The self-catering cottages and B and B rooms have breathtaking views across the green pastures and dam, overlooking Pietermaritzburg. Both Hilton College and St. Anne's are within easy reach of Gateside. Come and browse our website. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Rhett and his wife Phillipa have both lived in Africa all their lives, and have been married for 15 years. Initially based in Zimbabwe they moved to South Africa in 2002, driven by their passion for the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands area, which is commonly referred to as the Midlands Meander. One hour’s drive south gives you the warmth of the popular Durban coast boasting both north and south coasts which host some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. To the north within easy reach is the splendour of the famous Drakensberg Mountains.

Rhett and Phillipa Baines welcome you into their home and hope that you will enjoy your stay. Self-catering or B and B stays available and discounted packages are offered for stays of four nights or longer. Whichever you choose you can be assured of quality home comforts.
from R650

eMakhosini Hideaway

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Deep in the heart of the unspoilt Zulu Kingdom, lies the eMakhosini Valley known as “Valley of the Kings". It is here where many early...
Deep in the heart of the unspoilt Zulu Kingdom, lies the eMakhosini Valley known as “Valley of the Kings". It is here where many early Zulu kings lie buried. This area is the cradle of Zulu history. 

Emakhosini Hideaway is tucked away in the "Valley of the Kings", located 4 km from umGungundlovo on a private game farm that forms part of the Mkhumbane Game Ranch. There is a difference of about 280 m in altitude between the highest and lowest points on the farm. This gives rise to a rich diversity and interesting mix of fauna and flora.

The cottage is eco-friendly, built with natural stone collected on the farm, and is solar powered. It boasts a private lapa/boma area, a spacious, sunny deck overlooking a farm dam and panoramic views of the historic eMakhosini Valley. A lot has been done to make this cottage a well equipped and peaceful home from home. The cottage sleeps up to four people with one bedroom and en-suite bathroom and two single beds in the open-plan lounge area. On special request additional guests can camp or sleep on the front covered verandah or around the fire in the boma, weather permitting - an experience not to be missed. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge-freezer, and hot and cold running water, a kettle and cutlery and crockery for six people. Gas is used for cooking on a two-plate gas stove. Solar panel lights and a solar geyser is available for warm water. Paraffin lamps are used to enhance the bush atmosphere around the boma area at night for a real bushveld experience.

Game and scenic drives are available on request. The closest shop is in Ulundi, 30 km away. Petrol stations, a Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket, a Shoprite, a Spar, a liquor store, KFC and Nando's are all 40 km away. This is a low risk malaria, please consult your doctor.
from R500

Seasands Lodge and Conference Centre

34 Reviews
Sleeps 52 in 22 rooms

Seasands Lodge and Conference Centre was established 14 years ago and is a tropical paradise of...
Seasands Lodge and Conference Centre was established 14 years ago and is a tropical paradise of palms, cycads, tree ferns and other exotic plants that attract bird life. The resort is located in the famous St Lucia Wetland Park, with access to Cape Vidal, Big five game reserves, Zulu cultural villages and self-guided walking trails.

We offer garden cottages and lodges set in a tropical paradise. All of the units are fully self-catering with air-conditioning, coffee and tea-making facilities, and en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers. Other facilities include a swimming pool with a wooden deck and sunloungers; a lapa and a conference centre; braai areas, a bar, an in-house restaurant; and Internet and phone facilities. We can arrange airport transfers and tours for guests.

The area of St Lucia has been incorporated into the Elephant Coast, which combines a staggering 20 different ecosystems. The eastern shore is a mere two-minute drive away. Expect greetings by warm, friendly staff members who will assist with your requirements and information about the area. We offer a conference centre to host weddings, functions and banquets.
from R980

Chrisuella Self-Catering

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Chrisuella Self-Catering is a self-catering house situated just outside of Port Elizabeth, only 8 km from Maitland Beach. The house offers...
Chrisuella Self-Catering is a self-catering house situated just outside of Port Elizabeth, only 8 km from Maitland Beach. The house offers a comfortable self-catering house ideal for a family and can comfortably sleep six people.

The spacious house has three bedrooms, two en-suites and full bathroom, sleeper-couch available for extra person and an open-plan living area. All bedding and towels are provided. The modern kitchen is well equipped and looks onto the living area with ample seating and a TV with premium DStv. The living room leads out onto a small deck where you can relax and enjoy view of the dam or listen to the bird and farm life.

Enjoy the use of the pool or try your luck at bass fishing on a catch and release basis. There is safe parking. Breakfast is available on request.
from R500

Oniro on Thesens

2 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Self-catering luxury villa in Knysna, Garden Route Western Cape, South Africa. This superb holiday home on Thesen Islands is designed for...
Self-catering luxury villa in Knysna, Garden Route Western Cape, South Africa. This superb holiday home on Thesen Islands is designed for relaxed, easy indoor/outdoor living with large verandah with uninterrupted view of Knysna lagoon and wetlands.

The ground floors has high ceilings, an open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen, which leads onto a verandah, and a deck with a crystal clear pool, and a superb gas braai. A staircase off the deck will lead you to our private floating jetty, where you could tie your own boat or do some fishing. Our large verandah deck is ideal for those that wish to sunbathe in privacy and lie next to the pool.

Thesen Islands offers a lot to the visitors, both young and old. There is walking, cycling, and swimming at the beaches. There are also two tennis courts, a squash court, a children's playground and a small grassed 18 hole golf putting course, all these facilities can be used by our guests.

Thesen Islands is a private estate with a gated entrance and is surrounded by the waters of the Knysna Lagoon, offering a relaxed and naturally safe lifestyle, among glorious surroundings. Guests use an electronic disk for entering and exiting. Downstairs: one bedroom with king size bed , bathroom en-suite bath and shower. One bedroom with self-catering facilities, queen bed, bathroom en-suite and shower.

This villa has a private jetty (maximum boat size: 5.5m by 2.3m), a chharcoal or wood Weber braai, a one-car garage as well as a laundry room with a washer and dryer.
from R3600

Khaya Romantica

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Khaya Romantica is located in the beautiful, unspoiled Marloth Park Conservancy bordering the Southern Kruger National Park where animals...
Khaya Romantica is located in the beautiful, unspoiled Marloth Park Conservancy bordering the Southern Kruger National Park where animals still roam freely. In their search for a smaller luxury lodge, the owners of Khaya Umdani stumbled upon this very romantic house. They were instantly seduced by the privacy it has to offer.

Consisting of four very spacious bedrooms, each en-suite bedroom offers a full bathroom with a shower, bath, toilet and basin. There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge, upstairs TV lounge with DStv, outside lapa, a beautiful swimming pool to relax in and a balcony with views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River in the distance. All linen is of a high standard, with 100% cotton white percale linen, soft white towels and swimming towels.

We invite you to come and experience a part of Africa with its abundance of wildlife. Situated only 25 km from the Malelane Gate and 15 km from the Crocodile Bridge Gate, this lodge the ideal base to discover the Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Mozambique and all of the other beauties of the surrounding areas.
from R3000

Strandloper Self-catering

Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

Strandloper Self-catering is situated in Onrus; a coastal retreat with unspoiled surroundings, quiet charm and warm friendly people.
Strandloper Self-catering is situated in Onrus; a coastal retreat with unspoiled surroundings, quiet charm and warm friendly people.

Strandloper Self-catering has two units, each sleeping four people. Both units have two bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and patio. DStv, Wi-Fi and braai facilities are included. Safe off-street parking is available on the premises.
from R795
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