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Western Cape Nature Reserve Getaways
South Africa’s Western Cape is renowned for its remarkable variety of landscapes, wildlife, and plant life. In order to preserve and highlight this natural splendour, several nature reserves have been created. These reserves and national parks in the Western Cape offer an ideal setting for a romantic getaway or a family adventure, featuring exceptional hiking trails, opportunities for whale watching, and wildlife safaris.
Situated on Porcupine Hills Guest Farm in the Diepklowe Nature Conservancy, Southern Yurts offers a unique glamping experience with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and luxury camping accommodations. With its scenic location and fuss-free facilities, Southern Yurts is the perfect place to stay for those seeking a place to recharge, enjoy an outdoor adventure, or do both. Guests have the option of three private yurt sites, the secluded Forest View sleeping 2 (perfect for a romantic couples retreat) and the 2 to 4 sleeper Kestrel and Malachite yurts, ideally suited to both couples and groups of friends or families. Each yurt offers comfortable double beds, an enclosed outdoor bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering, indoor fireplace, outdoor seating and braai area, and even a private wood-fired hot tub.
Morukuru Beach Lodge
Considered one of South Africa’s leading beach hotels, Morukuru Beach Lodge embodies exceptional service, setting, and overall experience. This luxurious lodge offers guests a secluded escape in the Cape Floral Kingdom, located in De Hoop Nature Reserve. Surrounded by flourishing flora, fauna, and fynbos, it’s a nature-lovers paradise. With just two Family Suites, two Ocean View Suites, and a Honeymoon Suite, Morukuru Beach Lodge is an intimate escape. Relax in the privacy and comfort of your suite and make the most of the lodge’s shared living areas, or book Morukuru Beach Lodge on an exclusive-use basis and enjoy all it has to offer without interruption.
Morukuru Ocean House
Morukuru Ocean House is a fully serviced, all-inclusive home away from home. This private house features an innovative off-the-grid design while blending seamlessly into its exquisite, fynbos-filled surroundings in De Hoop Nature Reserve. Embrace luxury with four thoughtfully designed suites, each featuring ocean views and an en-suite bathroom. Guests can expect a spacious layout, modern amenities, a wood-burning fireplace and a private balcony. The spacious dining room offers seemingly endless views of the ocean while meals are prepared by a private chef. Other exciting features of the property include a sea view lounge, a hot tub, a private on-site pool, and a rooftop terrace ideal for watching the sunset.
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Journey to an exquisite, exclusive concession in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape to experience the magic of Lekkerwater Beach Lodge. Its coastal position provides a unique combination of ecosystems – from flora and vlei to dunes and the ocean. The lodge focuses on a new type of luxury; disconnecting from the everyday. With just seven available suites, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge provides guests with an intimate experience. Each suite’s private deck provides the perfect place to marvel at the ocean and embrace the tranquillity of the area. Between July and November, whales can be seen breaching and lob tailing as if putting on a private show.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an innovative and sophisticated eco-reserve located near the southern tip of Africa in the Western Cape. Nestled amidst mountains, forests, and the sea, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve showcases a wealth of biodiversity, cultural heritage, and natural marvels, with stunning views of Walker Bay’s marine sanctuary. The accommodations blend seamlessly into the pristine natural environment without compromising on luxury and comfort. The 11-suite Garden Lodge is surrounded by vibrant gardens and an ancient milkwood forest, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the untouched fynbos and the glistening coastline of Walker Bay, while the contemporary and stylish Forest Lodge has 16 suites and offers a sense of modernity that rivals top cities around the world.
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is an otherworldly nature escape situated against natural rock formations, offering a unique getaway for those seeking an uninterrupted stay in spectacular surrounds. Guests to Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve have the choice of choosing a self-catering, bed and breakfast, or full board experience while staying in a selection of immersive accommodation options – including the Cave Suites, Hut Suites, and even the two open-air Star and Sky Suites. Each unique lodging offers contemporary comfort while allowing guests to reconnect with nature, the perfect blend of which keeps visitors returning time and time again.
Hide Montagu is a contemporary two-bedroom eco cabin, resting on the hillside of the private Le Domaine Eco (Nature) Reserve in Montagu. The escape is easily accessed although secluded, and is perfectly situated between working fruit farms and rolling mountains. Guests are invited to take a break from busy city life with breathtaking views over the private dam, and a beautifully decorated space to make their own without interruption. The cabin features spacious living areas, with a fully equipped kitchen, creative inside and outdoor spaces, a fire pit, and even a pizza oven.
Ohana Retreat is situated in Banghoek Private Nature Reserve, Piketberg, in the inland region of the West Coast in the Western Cape. Adorned with local art, decor, and comfortable furniture, it exudes a sense of being at home. Ohana Retreat is a 3-bedroom house that offers generous space and cosy furnishings, making it an ideal choice for families or groups of friends seeking a serene getaway. Each guest will have ample room to unwind and savour their personal space, while the shared areas provide a delightful gathering spot for meals and cherished moments together. To ensure your utmost comfort, they provide a range of amenities, including a well-equipped kitchen, plush beds, and a spacious living area.
Fairhill Guest House & Nature Reserve
Fairhill Guest House & Nature Reserve is located in the small riverside village of Stanford, located just 20 minutes from Hermanus in the Overberg district in the Western Cape, South Africa. This private self-catering guesthouse is situated on an extensive 200-hectare coastal property, exclusively at your disposal for exploration and enjoyment. The guest house is very spacious, offering five en-suite bedrooms with the capacity to accommodate up to 10 people – making it a wonderful choice for families or groups of friends. Fairhill Guest House offers a peaceful, scenic getaway experience, providing stunning views of rolling mountains, sweeping fynbos plains (indigenous vegetation), and the sea beyond.
Wolwehoek Private Reserve
Experience the ultimate escape at the rugged yet exquisite Wolwehoek Private Reserve, just a 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town in Montagu. It’s here where the beautiful Leopard’s Kloof Luxury Camp allows guests to immerse themselves in the owners’ passion for nature, blending classic comfort with rugged, untouched surrounds. Comprising just one luxury tent with no neighbours for miles, Leopard’s Kloof Luxury Tent is the perfect getaway option for those seeking an uninterrupted escape in the wild. The accommodation features a spacious lounge area, fully-equipped kitchen, view-drenched bathtub and an open-air shower, while outside, a wood-fired plunge pool and outdoor lounge with braai/barbecue facilities and a pizza oven await.
Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve
Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve is a peaceful country retreat offering a serene atmosphere and stunning natural scenery in the beautiful Tulbagh Valley. The owners have created an inviting space where you’ll get to soak up the valley views, hike mountains, and chill out in peaceful spots and homely lodgings – a truly wonderful experience. The reserve features six charming self-catering cottages and a large renovated thatched barn, making it an ideal destination for group gatherings, couples retreats, or family holidays. Each of the cottages has been thoughtfully designed to ensure uninterrupted peace and privacy where guests can relax on a shady verandah, take a dip in the mountain water plunge pool, and enjoy a cosy evening in front of a log fireplace.
Garden Route Nature Reserve Getaways
The Garden Route, a renowned scenic route in South Africa, encompasses a diverse blend of natural beauty. With its unspoiled coastlines, breathtaking landscapes, captivating wildlife encounters, private reserves, charming small towns, and majestic mountains to explore, it is truly a haven for nature enthusiasts.
Simbavati Fynbos on Sea
Simbavati Fynbos on Sea is a stunning eco-friendly luxury lodge, tucked away between George and Knysna, sitting on a verdant hillside offering uninterrupted panoramic views in every direction. The lodge is within touching distance of the golden sands and rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, as well as the beautiful Sedgefield Lagoon, and the forest-covered heights of the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua mountain ranges beyond. The accommodation at Simbavati Fynbos on Sea consists of just nine private rooms within the main lodge, and an additional self-catering cottage that’s perfect for those travelling with friends or family.
Misty Mountain Reserve
Misty Mountain Reserve lies perched 230 meters above the rugged Tsitsikamma coastline just past Plettenberg Bay. Its magnificent location, adjacent to the Tsitsikamma National Park, means guests can enjoy views of the Indian Ocean, Tsitsikamma Mountains, and the indigenous forest. Accommodation at Misty Mountain Reserve encompasses a variety of options, including ocean-view lodges, dome, pyramid and stargazing units, and lakeside glamping tents – each offering a distinctive experience tailored to every kind of traveller.
Reflections Eco-Reserve offers a luxurious, self-catering experience in a private, eco-friendly setting, tucked away within the 29-hectare natural expanse bordering Rondevlei Lake in the heart of the Garden Route. Surrounded by pristine nature, sweeping landscapes and indigenous fynbos, the reserve is the perfect location for those seeking a tranquil escape. There are a number of eco-conscious and off-grid accommodation options at Reflections Eco Reserve, including view-drenched timber eco-chalets and deluxe glamping tents. Although self-catering, both breakfast and dinner services can be arranged prior to arrival, and features a morning continental platter conveniently delivered to your tent, while dinner is presented as a delightful barbecue experience, known locally as a “braai”.
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.
KwaZulu Natal Nature Reserve Getaways
Explore a collection of Kwazulu Natal Nature Reserves in South Africa that present a diverse array of nature-based activities, wildlife encounters, and stunning landscapes. Beyond exhilarating game drives and wildlife safaris, the warm waters of iSimangaliso Wetland Park beckon with exceptional opportunities for boating and snorkelling amidst a captivating array of unique marine life.
Rockwood Karkloof Lodges
Rockwood Karkloof (comprising Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stay and Rockwood Karkloof Forest Stays) is a picturesque countryside retreat offering a selection of self-catering units on Spitzkop Farm, tucked away within the Karkloof Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal. In addition to lovely lodgings, the reserve features one of the largest indigenous forests in South Africa where dams, waterfalls, and weirs are home to a variety of birds, fish, and game. The entire property offers more than 25 kilometres of meticulously maintained hiking, mountain biking, and trail running paths – creating an adventure lover’s paradise. Each accommodation is thoughtfully designed to reflect individual style, creating a distinctive and memorable experience for every guest, promising a rejuvenating retreat that celebrates the essence of rural living with a touch of luxury.
Makakatana Bay Lodge
Makakatana Bay Lodge is a truly unique escape situated on the banks of Lake St. Lucia. Part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) guests of the lodge can experience one of the few natural wonders left on earth, with a side of sought-after luxury and warm, welcoming service. Surrounded by lush greenery, free-roaming wildlife and white sand beaches, Makakatana Bay Lodge offers a traveller’s trifecta. Host to just eight private, wooden suites with their own decks, king-size beds, luxurious bathrooms and spacious living areas, Makakatana Bay Lodge offers an intimate experience suited to couples and families alike.
Thonga Beach Lodge
Thonga Beach Lodge lies deep in a wilderness of white beaches, blazing corals and freshwater lakes. Remotely located on the shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find it’s one of South Africa’s most pristine beach destinations. With just 12 luxurious thatched rooms, Thonga Beach Lodge is the perfect place to escape and discover an unrivalled marine wilderness. Guests have the option of staying in a Forest View or Ocean View suite/family suite, each of which is equipped with en-suite bathrooms, luxurious beds, and a view-drenched private patio.
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