Experience the ultimate escape in beautiful, private lodgings among spectacular settings at one of these exclusive-use holiday homes across the country.
Quaint bed and breakfasts, fully-serviced luxury lodges and guided excursions are a popular choice among travellers for a reason, however, there’s something incredibly exciting about having a beautiful space all to yourself. Having complete, sole access to fully-equipped kitchens, spacious lounge areas, private swimming pools, sweeping vistas and every activity imaginable is what getaway dreams are made of – especially when travelling in a group with friends or family. In a country like South Africa, where unrivalled scenic diversity, exceptional Wineland’s explorations, quaint working farms, towering mountains, and a spectacular coastline await, there’s no better way to experience it all than in an exclusive-use holiday house. Here are some of our faves!
Exclusive-Use Holiday Homes in The Western Cape
A region of folded mountains, valleys, beautiful beaches, Winelands and breathtaking scenery, travellers to the Western Cape can explore different coastlines, head into the mountains for an off-the-beaten-track getaway or enjoy the finest food and wine whilst surrounded by scenic beauty.
Set in a pristine private bay and reserve a stone’s throw from the popular tourism destination of Gansbaai in the Western Cape, the Romansbaai Collection offers five premium self-catering houses for guests seeking a stylish escape. The minimalist-designed houses are fully equipped and tastefully decorated, each featuring one or two bedrooms and a different premium design and interior style. Guests can choose to relax inside the comfortable lounge adorned with modern amenities or whip up a delicious meal in the fully-equipped kitchen. All the houses have a spacious outdoor patio and seating area, with select houses even offering a wood-fired hot tub.
Marlin Manor is a seafront exclusive-use coastal villa situated at the southernmost tip of Africa, offering 650 metres of pristine white sandy beaches a mere 2-hour drive from Cape Town. With 180-degree uninterrupted sea views, spacious, elegant, and modern living spaces, plus total privacy, it offers the perfect place to experience the magic of the Overberg. The beautiful, secluded villa accommodates up to 16 guests in six rooms with a combination of king-size, double, and bunk beds, with bathrooms featuring three bathtubs and two showers to ensure comfort and convenience for all. Although self-catering with a state-of-the-art kitchen, visitors can enjoy delightful meals at the Catch Cook Restaurant at nearby Struisbaai Harbour before soaking up the sunset on the private deck and enjoying a truly unique experience.
Kudukloof is a luxury off-the-grid homestead situated in the Karoo wilderness, located on 550 hectares of untouched Western Cape bushland – providing unparalleled valley views and a sense of seclusion like no other. Just under two hours from Cape Town, Kudukloof provides the perfect remote retreat for friends and family seeking an unforgettable experience. With seven bedrooms, Kudukloof can comfortably accommodate large groups and families, while the fully equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining area and a crackling fireplace ensures guests have all they need for a fuss-free getaway. intimate and memorable atmosphere. Outside, a large deck offers magnificent views of the Karoo, with a splash pool, wood-fired hot tub, and a fire pit boma with BBQ/braai facilities for evenings under the stars.
Whalesong Beach Cottage
Escape to the tranquil Churchhaven area on the idyllic West Coast and discover Whalesong Beach Cottage, a nature lover’s dream retreat. This five-bedroom cottage, only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, offers relaxation, adventure, and an off-the-grid experience for up to 10 guests. Recently renovated with comfort in mind, Whalesong Beach Cottage boasts a sustainable footprint. Cook up a storm on the gas hob or gas braai/barbecue while taking in the breathtaking ocean views from the outdoor firepit. Whalesong Beach Cottage’s classic fisherman’s cottage style blends seamlessly into the environment, inviting you to rediscover the simple joys of life – a digital detox, quality time with loved ones, and immersion in nature’s beauty.
Boschendal Mountain Villa
Boschendal Mountain Villa is an exclusive Winelands retreat situated within the renowned Boschendal Estate near Franschhoek in the Western Cape, offering a gorgeous escape from busy city life in stunning surrounds. Luxury and comfort come first at the mountainside villa, where the beautiful surrounding environment has been effortlessly integrated with modern elegance and top amenities. Not to mention the views for days! The villa features six large bedrooms, accommodating up to 12 guests for an unforgettable getaway with friends and family. There’s also air conditioning for hot summer days, a fully equipped kitchen, two spacious lounges, and a view-drenched wrap-around terrace with a private pool.
The Taaibosch Collection is made up of three gorgeous villas and one historic Manor house tucked away among the vineyards in the Western Cape Winelands town of Stellenbosch. Taaibosch Wine Estate presents a haven for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers set amid vineyards and centuries-old oak trees. Just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town and a few minutes from Stellenbosch, it serves as a focal point for culinary pleasures and outdoor activities, ranging from hikes to mountain biking. The Taaibosch Collection provides stunning vistas of the adjacent Helderberg mountains and the surrounding natural landscape, with every lodging featuring modern interiors and cutting-edge amenities, ensuring a memorable and exceptional stay. The Manor House, dating back to 1838, offers an old-world charm and offers a distinctive glimpse into the estate’s rich history, while each of the two villas provides a sense of contemporary comfort in a beautiful natural setting.
Pringle Bay Villa
Pringle Bay Villa is a breathtaking coastal escape located right on the shore of a charming seaside village in the Overberg region, offering an authentic experience with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. With cosy indoor fireplaces, direct beach access, a private swimming pool and an outdoor living space shielded from the prevailing South Easter winds, the villa offers a magical stay year-round, no matter the season. Pringle Bay Villa features four double en-suite bedrooms (two with extra-length king-size beds, one with a queen-size bed and one with twin single beds) sleeping up to eight guests, as well as an open-plan fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and living area. Outside, you’ll discover an indigenous garden featuring a natural stream and pond (regularly visited by Cape Clawless Otters) a rim-flow pool, and a private outdoor bath and shower offering mesmerising 360-degree vistas.
Exclusive-Use Holiday Homes in The Garden Route
One of the top scenic routes in South Africa, the Garden Route offers a little of everything – pristine coastline, spectacular scenery, fascinating wildlife experiences, private game reserves, small towns and mountains to explore, making it a true nature-lovers paradise.
Sanjika Beach Stay
Sanjika Beach Stay is a two-level self-catering escape located alongside Glentana Beach just beyond the George. Decorated with comfortable furniture and offering a lovely laid-back atmosphere, with private access to a Blue Flag beach, Sanjika Beach Stay is ideal for families or groups of friends seeking a tranquil coastal getaway. The upper level, known as Beach House 11A, accommodates up to 6 guests and features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area. Meanwhile, the lower level, Beach House 11B, accommodates up to 4 guests with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a similar open-plan layout.
Alkira Lodge is a breathtaking escape Alkira Lodge is set within a private nature conservancy along the Garden Route, offering abundant birdlife, shy antelope, and even endangered butterflies. Alkira Lodge and Private Villa offer a sophisticated, modern retreat in an unmatched natural setting, where privacy, luxury, and personalised service converge. In addition to 360-degree views of the fynbos-dotted mountains, sweeping ocean and tranquil lagoon, guests at Alkira Lodge will be wowed by the leading-edge design that effortlessly integrates with the surrounding landscape, offering a perfect mix of modern comfort and uninterrupted vistas. Alkira Lodge offers a range of accommodations, including six private suites within the main lodge, a separate two-bedroom Lakeview Apartment, and the exclusive three-bedroom Shufflers Villa.
Kay & Monty Country House
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Kay & Monty Vineyards, the Country House is a scenic private villa located less than 30 minutes from Plettenberg Bay. It is a perfect location to explore the surrounding area and well-suited for a small family or group of friends who wish to get away from it all and enjoy the peace of the countryside. Each of the five large, en-suite bedrooms is individually decorated with breathtaking views of the garden and the surrounding landscape. The house also comes fully equipped with a private swimming pool, large cook’s kitchen, braai facilities, cosy indoor fireplaces, a spacious lounge and dining area, and a separate entertainment room opening out onto a wide verandah.
Exclusive-Use Holiday Homes in The Eastern Cape
A short drive from the popular beaches and seaside towns of the Garden Route lies the Eastern Cape – a unique place of traditional villages, stunning nature reserves, abundant wildlife, big smiles and close to no crowds.
Sandcastle Luxury Villa
Located among the rolling hills of the Wesley Coastal Conservancy, Sandcastle Luxury Villa is an award-winning, exclusive-use villa set within a stunning 275-hectare ancient coastal forest reserve teeming with wildlife. This secluded haven is just steps away from a vast private beach, offering unobstructed vistas of the Indian Ocean and the rugged bushveld surroundings, and has been designed to mimic a real-life sandcastle – inspired by the Malanese granary. Sandcastle Luxury Villa features four spacious en-suite bedrooms overlooking the ocean below, while each of the open-plan living areas, dining rooms and fully equipped designer kitchen are surrounded by large glass doors and windows. The interior offers fireplaces for chilly days, while shaded outdoor areas with comfortable sofas provide a tranquil spot to observe the ocean during summer.
Gather your group of friends or family for an unforgettable vacay in some of South Africa’s most magical locations when you book one of these exclusive-use holiday homes with Conservio today!