Tarkuni, Tswalu Kalahari, Northern Cape Province


Set amidst two rolling mountain ranges, Tarkuni is the Oppenheimer family’s own personal home here at Tswalu and the ultimate private sanctuary. Recently redesigned to uncompromising standards of comfort and elegance, Tarkuni is an exceptional choice with five luxurious suites, each with a magnificent en suite bathroom. Tarkuni’s quiet pool and shady salas offer calm and contemplation. Its own traditional boma has seen many celebrations. And its beguiling charm has led many guests to return to what becomes their home in the Kalahari. Your dedicated compliment of field guides and butlers allow you to choose how you would like to spend your day – from breakfast in bed to a leisurely spa treatment in the comfort of your own deck overlooking the magnificence of the Kalahari. Thereafter enjoy a leisurely game drive, and indulge in a private gourmet picnic savoring the essence of Africa.

Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares (1000 sq km or almost a quarter of a million acres). Tswalu is malaria-free and has superlative game and offers sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including: desert black rhino (Twalu’s population represents one third of South Africa’s entire remaining desert black rhino), black-maned Kalahari lions, meerkats, cheetah and rare antelope such as roan, sable and tsessebe; Tswalu has significant populations of all three. There are over 70 species of mammal and 230 species of birds (including endangered raptors). Other sightings may include the elusive aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin and porcupine. The Kalahari is the ancestral home of the San people (Bushman). Some of their ancient engravings can be seen at Tswalu; current research suggests these may be amongst the oldest art on Earth.


Tarkuni


• Exclusive use lodge
• Private vehicle, guide and house staff
• 5 double bedrooms sleep 10
• Access by scheduled or private charter flight
• Anytime game drives, walking safaris, rhino tracking, horseback riding, village visit, rock art site visits

Uplands Homestead & Melton Manor, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape


Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story, offering a sophisticated safari experience for the conscientious traveler. The 22,000 hectares (54 000 acres) of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big 5 as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species. Kwandwe flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, which meanders for 30 km (19 miles) through this pristine, private wilderness where the Big Five once again roams freely. The wide open spaces and tranquil scenery belie the area's turbulent history, and relics of the area's rich historical and cultural legacy can be found both on the reserve and nearby. This is the ultimate historic Big Five safari.

Set in a remote and tranquil valley and available for the sole use of families and parties of up to six, Uplands offers a private safari experience complete with a full contingent of friendly staff, including a dedicated chef and butler to take care of your every whim. This elegant 1905 farmhouse has been lovingly restored to retain all the charm and grace of yesteryear without losing any of its renowned warmth and ambiance.

With sweeping views of the Afromontane forests, Melton Manor at Kwandwe is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch for up to 8 people. The welcoming U-shape and four en suite bedrooms are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool. Distinctively South African, feature pieces of simple colonial furniture combine with up-sized, deep comfortable sofas whilst subtle game and bush references embrace the local environment.


Uplands Homestead & Melton Manor


• Exclusive use villas
• Private vehicle, guide and house staff
• Uplands Homestead has 3 bedrooms to sleep 6
• Melton Manor has 4 bedrooms to sleep 8
• Access by scheduled flight to Port Elizabeth and a road transfers or by private or scheduled charter flight directly into the reserve
• Anytime game drives, walking safaris, rhino tracking, horseback riding, village visit, rock art site visits

Villa iZulu, Thanda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal


There is little wonder that Villa iZulu was voted 'Africa's Leading Luxury Villa' and 'South Africa’s Leading Luxury Villa' at the World Travel Awards. After all, this magnificent homestead is an outstanding safari hideaway for international celebrities, families, wedding parties and holidaymakers in need of privacy. Designed and created for Swedish investors Dan and Christin Olofsson, Villa iZulu was once one of the best-kept secrets in Africa but is now available for the exclusive use of discerning groups of travellers... Those looking for royal treatment. Protected from wild animals by a fence, the Villa features separate accommodation for child-minders and/or VIP security officers, as well as a private helicopter landing pad.

Situated amidst lush green lawns and surrounded by expanses of wild African bush, Villa iZulu can accommodate 10 guests in 5 suites – each with its own private viewing deck and luxurious bathroom. The master bedroom features an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Villa's private waterhole. The shared main areas include a magnificent Afro-chic inspired dining room and spacious lounge, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a traditional Villa boma and bonfire area, verandas and terraces, many beautiful entertainment areas, including a games room, a private business area, an outdoor gym, a heated swimming pool (with kiddie pool), a wine cellar and a vast viewing deck overlooking the waterhole.

A truly African experience goes beyond the five senses. It’s felt. An early morning or late afternoon safari is the best way to absorb the sights, smells and sounds of Africa. Encounter the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo): the animals that inspire a long-lasting connection with the continent. And, once you’ve found them, go looking for Africa’s other famous five – the Little Five (elephant shrew, rhino beetle, leopard tortoise, ant lion and buffalo weaver). Our guides and trackers are experts in the circle of life, and how it spins both slowly and frenetically in the African bush. They will offer you wildlife lessons from their own cultures and knowledge. They will tell stories and share anecdotes. They will explain, inform, educate and then sit back and let you fall in love with the wild in your own way. With 14 000 hectares to explore, you’ll see diverse wildlife including cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog, as well as abundant bird and plant life. What is more, it’s all exclusively yours. Thanda is a private game reserve and our dedicated staff members are the only people you’ll encounter on the roads while you’re here.


Villa iZulu


• Exclusive use villa
• Private vehicle, guide and house staff
• 5 double bedrooms sleep 10
• Access by scheduled flight into Richards Bay or Durban + a road transfer or private charter flight into the reserve
• Game drives, walking safaris, photography safari with resident wildlife photographer, Zulu homestead visits, hands on conservation work, excursions to the Indian Ocean beaches and iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Savanna Suite, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park


An exclusive 5 star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where 'Big 5' sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive. Specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with vast knowledge of the African bushveld, take guests on close and intimate encounters with a large variety of wildlife. Numerous nearby dams and a series of waterholes in front of the lodge attract many species, especially in the dry winter months when elephants are daily visitors. A close-knit team of friendly staff provides personalised service with each guest regarded as a valued friend. From the moment they arrive guests feel part of the Savanna 'family'.

The Savanna Suite is an opulent home away from home under thatch.Two large, beautifully furnished bedrooms lie on either side of an inter-connecting lounge. Each has an outsized bathroom with free-standing bath, double vanities, double shower and toilet. The bathrooms open onto paved outdoor showers. The bedrooms have glass doors with screens leading out onto covered patios, plunge pools and private waterholes in the bush. The lounge is a harmonious meld of elegance and comfort with couches grouped around a television and DVD centre, and a cosy reading nook in front of the fireplace. Step through sliding glass doors onto a large covered patio where candle-lit dinners or private pre-dinner cocktails may be enjoyed. An attached fully equipped kitchen and guest restroom complete the impression of being in one's own exquisite home.

The Savanna Suite's unique facilities are much in demand by families who would like to have their children under the same roof but not in the same bedroom, or groups of friends wishing to spend quality time together. A butler in attendance at dinner and a private game viewing vehicle with dedicated ranger and tracker to take care of all their needs completes the Savanna Suite package.


Savanna Suite


• Exclusive use house
• Private vehicle, guide and house staff
• 2 double bedrooms sleep 4
• Access by scheduled flight to Nelspruit or Skuzuza and 3 hour road transfer or scheduled or private charter flight directly into the reserve
• Game drives, walking safaris, photography safari with resident wildlife photographer, massage, school and village visit
• Savanna is a Pack for a Purpose partner; click here to learn more.

Waterbuck Villa, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park


Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Waterbuck Private Camp at Kings Camp is situated in an elevated position on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi river, offering superb views of the bush with excellent game viewing opportunities. The size of the reserve covers about 60 000 hectares of pristine African bush, part of the world famous greater Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park itself is a further 2 million hectares in size, which is about the same size as Israel or Wales. Waterbuck presents luxury at its best, with all modern conveniences and every detail taken care of, complete with a private game vehicle, ranger, tracker, personal butler and chef available to you through-out your stay. Boasting a 4-bedroom air-conditioned Villa, accommodating up to 8 guests, Waterbuck offers the ultimate in safari privacy, perfect for families and small group safaris.

Accommodation at Waterbuck consists of an opulent, upstairs Master Suite with open plan bathroom and a comfortable viewing lounge; plus two ground floor Luxury Suites. A detached Luxury Garden Suite completes the accommodation for a maximum of 8 guests – perfect for small groups and families.The suites all overlook the private gardens, swimming pool and viewing deck; to the dry river bed and the bush beyond. These exquisitely furnished air-conditioned suites are equipped with Victorian baths, indoor showers, and outdoor showers in downstairs suites, flat screen televisions, DVD players, satellite network, telephones and safes.


Waterbuck Villa


• Exclusive use house
• Private vehicle, guide and house staff
• 4 double bedrooms sleep
• Access by scheduled flight to Hoedspruit and 3 hour road transfer or scheduled or private charter flight directly into the reserve
• Game drives, walking safaris, photography safari with professional wildlife photographer

Villa Saebin, Cape Town


Every detail has been carefully thought out in the design of this magnificent villa, set in the heart of Cape Town. The brief to the interior designer was to reflect the dual and equally strong influences of Africa and and Asia-Pacific, while maintaining a modern style. Organic shapes and strong colors were used to contrast the clean lines of the architecture. The master suite is a private space above the living areas and overlooks the pool and terrace. The suite has a lounge that opens on to a private deck. There are magnificent views from here and from the large glass sliding doors in the bedroom. The en-suite is a spacious full bathroom with sliding doors giving the space an incredible “outside” feel.

The study is located on the entrance level and provides a peaceful and private retreat away from the entertainment areas. Three of the bedrooms are located a level above this. One of these is furnished with a Queen size bed and has a full en-suite bathroom that opens out on to a private garden. The other two bedrooms each have a Double bed and share a bathroom with a shower. There is a small central garden with sliding doors allowing a seamless indoor/outdoor flow.The next level up houses a spacious open-plan area of living room, dining room, and kitchen. These spaces flow easily out to a large patio with breathtaking views of Cape Town and far beyond. The vista of city, mountain, and sea is the perfect display of Mother City variety.

The kitchen is fully equipped with Miele appliances and there is a separate scullery area for laundry. Just off the kitchen is a yoga room with equipment, mirrors and a TV along with yoga programs. There is another TV in the living area with a home entertainment system offering music in any area of the villa. The interior dining table seats up to 10 people with more being accommodated at dining spaces in the sleek kitchen area. There is outdoor furniture on the terrace with further dining space along with comfortable loungers and chairs for relaxation next to the L-shaped swimming pool.


Villa Saebin


• Exclusive use villa
• 4 double bedrooms sleep 8
• Access by scheduled or charter flight into Cape Town
• Private vehicle and guide offer you access to unique experiences including helicopter flips, tailor made wine tours, walking culinary tours, custom shopping and art gallery access and more

Redcliffe House, Cape Town


We love the house for its charm, wide-open spaces and privacy. The house can sleep eight people comfortably, but with a pool, an outside entertainment area and the Cape Town sun, which never sets early, you are sure to get a lot more from your stay than just a place to rest your head. Guests tend to stay longer than expected and some have even asked whether they can move in for good. It is a home and an experience that you will want to return to again and again. The ability to walk to both restaurants and boutique shops provides guests with an experience where one becomes part of the city's cosmopolitan way of life. There are exclusive and casual retailers and eateries all within walking distance of More Quarters. Access to other tourist attractions is easy and without congestion especially during peak season periods. Table Mountain is at your doorstep, Lions Head is a stone's throw away and the beautiful beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are just over Kloofnek - the opportunities are endless!


Redcliffe House


• Exclusive use villa
• 4 double bedrooms sleep 8
• Access by scheduled or charter flight into Cape Town
• Private vehicle and guide offer you access to unique experiences including helicopter flips, tailor made wine tours, walking culinary tours, custom shopping and art gallery access and more
• Redcliffe House is a Pack for a Purpose partner with sister property More Quarters; click here to learn more.

Villa Serruria, Cape Winelands


Whether relaxing next to the pool while enjoying the incredible Simonsberg Mountain views, venturing out into the surrounding nature for a stroll or something more energetic, or exploring all that the beautiful winelands have to offer, this villa caters for every need. The ground floor consists of beautiful open-plan living areas and two of the four bedrooms. The dream kitchen is a sociable space and fully equipped. There is a double volume lounge and dining area to one side of the kitchen and a TV lounge to the other. These open out on to the patio with a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow. The large farm-style dining table seats 12 people and there are further al fresco dining areas on the spacious patio. The comfortably elegant lounge has a wood burning fireplace making it a cosy space on chilly days and nights. The beautiful garden overlooks a wine and equestrian estate, giving you a real sense of country living. There are two barbecues and seating for 12 along with a heated swimming pool with electronic cover, a trampoline, and a sandpit.

The main bedroom has a King-size bed and an en-suite bathroom while the second bedroom has two single beds and an adjacent bathroom. Upstairs there is a central TV lounge which makes for a perfect play area for children. There are loft-style bedrooms off either side of this lounge, one with a Queen-size bed and adjacent bathroom and one with a King-size bed and open plan bathroom. Villa Serruria is uniquely situated in close proximity to Franschhoek (15km), Stellenbosch (18km), Paarl (15km) and Cape Town (45 minutes) on the Delta Crest Equestrian Estate.


Villa Serruria


• Exclusive use villa
• 4 double bedrooms sleep 8
• Access by scheduled or charter flight into Cape Town
• Private vehicle and guide offer you access to unique experiences including horseback riding, helicopter flips, tailor made wine tours, walking culinary tours, custom shopping and art gallery access and more

Le Jardin, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands


Beautifully maintained gardens under majestic oak and pine trees, sweeping verandas, balustrade terracing, fountains and picturesque lake vistas are all part of Le Jardin. The grounds are extensive and perfect for children who will especially enjoy the jungle gym that begs to be explored with the resident Jack Russels and Great Danes. Cuddle up with the cats and read a book in the serenity of the Manor House or relax in the Summer Room on deep, comfortable sofas, while the children enjoy the cool of the refreshing pool. For the more energetic, discover the unique experience of zip‐lining from aged oak trees across a wide expanse of water or fishing from the jetty. Enjoy a glass of wine on the floating deck as the sun sets and glows on the distant Helderberg Mountains, or retreat to the deck hidden in the trees and dine under the stars.

There are three en-suite bedrooms in the Manor House. The main bedroom is a spacious suite with a King size bed and both a bath and shower in the en suite bathroom. The second bedroom is well-suited to children and has a double and single bed. The en suite has a bath. The third bedroom has a double four poster bed and an en suite with shower. This upper level of the Manor House also has a central media entertainment area with fireplace to cuddle up as a family to relax. A music system allows for music internally and externally (bring your iPod of your favorite music). The fourth bedroom is a separate suite next to the swimming pool. It has an en suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the lake. The lower level of the Manor House boasts elegant reception areas leading out to the terrace. The drawing room and library offer peace and quiet, and the crystal chandeliered dining room elegant dining for 12 among art and antiques. You’ll find it difficult to keep everyone out of the well-equipped kitchen as it welcomes you to linger with a glass of wine while dinner is prepared. There is also a breakfast room for more casual dining and a bar area for wine tastings or pre-dinner apéritifs.


Le Jardin


• Exclusive use villa
• 4 double bedrooms sleep 8
• Villa is home to dogs and cats, who are taken care of by the staff
• Access by scheduled or charter flight into Cape Town
• Private vehicle and guide offer you access to unique experiences including horseback riding, helicopter flips, tailor made wine tours, walking culinary tours, custom shopping and art gallery access and more
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