South Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in South Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Forage Restaurant, Botriver

From concept to execution, Forage restaurant at Wildekrans Estate in Botriver delivers a fine-dining experience that is the fully-realised vision of chef patron Gregory Henderson and his team.

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Madikwe Hills Lodge

Although the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most famous Big 5 territory, the private Madikwe Reserve, on South Africa’s border with Botswana, to my mind, delivers a better game experience.

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Like any grande dame, nips and tucks over the years have substantially altered this luxury hotel but the 119 year-old Cape Town, South African institution, the pink-hued Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, still feels as historic and yet as contemporary as ever.

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The Silo Hotel, Cape Town

The grain silos and adjoining lift were once the tallest buildings in Africa apart from the Pyramids at Giza. Although no longer so, the price point of The Silo Hotel may still well be as the hotel positions itself as Cape Town’s most desired bed.

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Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary

Few people would consider retiring to the remote inferno of the Kalahari, most prefer a cosy McCarthy and Stone apartment within walking distance of Waitrose. But 78-year-old Professor Anne Rasa is redefining the Real Marigold Hotel concept.

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Cruising around South Africa with Ponant

With just 122 cabins and a couple of hundred passengers, this is light years away from the ever-expanding floating behemoths that graze the high seas. It’s personal, informal and distinctly French. It’s like waking up in the south of France each morning

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