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Shake off the back-to-work blues by locking in one of our favourite South Africa holidays in 2023. Your own backyard is brimming with amazing sho’t lefts this year… you won’t need to go far.  

Safari Plains, Mabula Private Game Reserve — Family holidays in South Africa

   

Stay in a luxurious tented safari camp with chic, temperature-controlled tented suites. 

What you’ll love about it for 2023: amazing wildlife and stylish accommodation that caters to adults and children. Private salas make for excellent sunbathing. 

Ideal for: families and couples 

Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve — bucket-list activities

Enjoy abundant wildlife and luxurious thatched suites at this family-friendly lodge. 

What you’ll love about it for 2023: finally tick ‘hot-air balloon safari’ and ‘seeing the rare wild dog and Southern Ground-Hornbill’ off your bucket list. 

Ideal for: families and couples 

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, Welgevonden Private Game Reserve— elegant romance

Indulge in a romantic hideaway in sophisticated villas set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Waterberg Biosphere. 

What you’ll love about it for 2023: private plunge pools, private dinners, private game reserve… intimacy and exclusivity in spades. 

Ideal for: couples 

Hamiltons Tented Camp, Kruger National Park — Out of Africa 

Go on a classic safari adventure – a must do on any South Africa holiday – with swooping tents, cut-glass whiskey tumblers, pith helmets and high tea in the abundant wildlife of the Mluwati concession.  

What you’ll love about it for 2023: you’ve seen that safari movie set in the early 1900s, now experience it!  

Ideal for: couples and friends 

Imbali Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park— wildlife on your deck

Positioned right on the banks of the N’waswitsontso River, Imbali Safari Lodge maintains the classic safari aesthetic but with a contemporary twist.  

What you’ll love about it for 2023 — up-close-and-personal wildlife only meters from your suite deck. 

Ideal for: couples and friends 

The Cape Milner, Cape Town — cool but classy

Chill at this modern and slick boutique hotel two blocks away from vibey Kloof Street. A pool deck and glass cocktail lounge give it a trendy appeal.  

What you’ll love about it for 2023: catch all of Cape Town’s 2023 events, from cycle challenges to jazz soirées, in this central spot. 

Ideal for: families, couples, solo and business travellers

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, Mabula Private Game Reserve — just you and the bush

Blur the line between the bush and luxury in one of five tented suites.   

What you’ll love about it for 2023: A bush retreat for when you need to get away from it all during your holidays in South Africa. 

Ideal for: couples and small groups of friends 

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park — feel like bush royalty

The beehive-domed suites of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge capture the colours of a bush sunset in their regal African interiors.  

What you’ll love about it for 2023: liven up your year with a different kind of luxurious aesthetic right in the middle of the wildlife action.  

Ideal for: couples and small groups 

Angels View, Drakensberg — a spot in heaven

Almost above the clouds, this designer hotel commands exceptional views from its vantage point on the top of the Drakensberg escarpment.  

What you’ll love about it for 2023 — it’s situated on the Panorama Route, close to iconic South African attractions including Blyde River Canyon and the Kruger National Park. 

Ideal for: families, couples, solo and business travellers and weddings