South Africa

South Africa Luxury Holidays

Africa's shining jewel

Enjoy stunning wildlife, iconic city-scapes and delicious food and wine


South Africa is the place to go on a wildlife safari, with lions, buffalos, elephants, rhinos and other exotic animals roaming the picturesque landscapes.

Luxury South African holidays can also take you to the bustling cities of Cape Town or Johannesburg, offering an experience like no other.

Safaris and outdoor adventures

South Africa has numerous national parks and reserves where you can see wild animals. Stay in first class lodges and camps where you can wake up to the sounds of birds and animals, and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.

Although the chance to see elephants and big cats is a major draw, a luxury safari in South Africa can offer much more. You’ll be able to see a vast array of birds, as well as unique reptiles such as leopard tortoises, while the oceans teem with seals, whales and sharks.

A safari can be experienced on the back of a 4x4 truck, or you can walk with a guide along the many trails. Perhaps the greatest place for safaris is Kruger National Park, which has over 137 species of animals and more than 500 species of birds.

For the even more adventurous, South Africa is the perfect place for rock climbing, diving, surfing, paragliding and bungee jumping.

Cape Town

Legislative capital Cape Town is where varied cultures come together. Table Mountain park features the famous flat-topped mountain that overlooks the city. The park is a great place to hike, bike and abseil amidst beautiful scenery.

Cape Town was designated a World Design capital in 2014, which is no surprise since the city is home to a variety of museums and art galleries. The brightly painted facades of the Bo-Kaap, the bathing chalets of Muizenberg, the Afro décor in the restaurants and the striking street art also demonstrate the talent of the city’s artists and designers.

Cape Town’s surrounding areas offer plenty to explore too. Spend some time relaxing in the Winelands, or head to Hermanus to spot whales.


Johannesburg is the vibrant heart of South Africa. It’s a modern, expanding city with new and exciting buildings constantly popping up.

Despite its eye to the future, there are many reminders of South Africa’s past in the city. Liliesleaf Farm was the secret quarters of the ANC from 1961 to 1963, and Nelson Mandela was once captured there. History buffs can also visit the Old Fort at Constitution Hill, which dates back to 1892 and was once a notorious prison.

The Winelands

An hour’s ride from Cape Town will take you to the Winelands, where some of the best wine in South Africa is produced. There have been European settlers in the Winelands since the 17th century and you can see various examples of historic buildings in the area.

A holiday with a difference

Luxury safari holidays in South Africa are perfect for people who want to get back to nature and see some amazing wildlife. You can also visit Cape Town and Johannesburg to get to know the modern cities and discover the fascinating art, culture, cuisine and music. Contact us today to find out more.

where to stay

  1. Fugitive's Drift Lodge And Guest House

    Fugitive's Drift Lodge And Guest House

    Fugitives Drift is a spectacular, one-off property that is steeped in local history. Set within a site totalling 5,000 acres, the hotel overlooks Rorke’s and Isandlwana’s Drift, site of the famous Anglo-Zulu War.
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  3. 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

    12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Escape to a holiday destination with a difference. The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa sits above the Atlantic Ocean and offers magnificent views of Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles.
  4. Tsala Treetop Lodge

    Tsala Treetop Lodge

    High above an ancient indigenous forest, Tsala Treetop Lodge and Villas brings you closer to nature right from the start. The earthy, rich colours and textures of African culture harmonise with the western world to bring you a truly unique experience.
  5. The Silo Hotel

    The Silo Hotel

    A highly unusual example of industrial architecture, the old grain silo has been remodelled by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. Situated on top of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, this fantastic construction is a real destination hotel.
  6. The Plettenberg Hotel

    The Plettenberg Hotel

    If you are looking for a seaside escape with breathtaking views of the ocean, endless pristine beaches and a place where whales and dolphin pods play happily in the surf, then look no further than The Plettenberg.
  7. The Marine Hermanus

    The Marine Hermanus

    Travellers looking for something a little different will find their stay at The Marine ticks all the boxes. Watch in awe from your room as whale and dolphins play in the bay below or take a walk along the cliff path and see them up close in Walker Bay. Relax in elegant luxury, where every request is greeted with a smile, and taste the flavours of South Africa in new and exciting ways. The Marine is simply idyllic, sitting in a natural paradise that is hard to beat.
  8. The Last Word Franschoek

    The Last Word Franschoek

    Enjoy complete luxury and sublime exclusivity at this boutique hotel. Situated in central Franschhoek in the Western Cape, it boasts the best of both worlds – just minutes from the lively bustle and attractions of the town whilst set in its own oasis of peaceful tranquillity.

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Alex Higgins Specialist area: Latin America 6 years in travel industry
Jo Abbott Specialist area: USA & Caribbean 15 years in travel industry
Louise Seymour Specialist area: South Africa & Madagascar 2 years in travel industry

Have you ever wondered about the team behind your holiday? Our expert team are on always on hand and invite you to give them a call to discuss your perfect holiday with Azure.

We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

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