South Africa villas provide an exclusive way to explore the diverse country in complete luxury. With Ker & Downey, you’ll experience the epitome of elegance on a 13-day journey through Cape Town, the Thornybush Game Reserve, and the Waterberg.
The One Above Penthouse is the ultimate Cape Town address and the start of your journey through South Africa. The two-story penthouse is perched atop One&Only Cape Town’s Marina Rise and is the most expensive piece of residential real estate ever sold in Africa. This exclusive South Africa villa is part of the prestigious Royal Portfolio Collection by Liz Biden, so it’s no surprise that it comes equipped with glamorous custom-designed features, a collection of South African art, wraparound pool terraces, and unparalleled views of the city.
You’ll have three days to explore Cape Town, regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. On a full-day tour of Cape Point and the Peninsula, you’ll see stunning views of the Twelve Apostles, Table Mountain, and Camps Bay. Head to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve where you can see southern right whales along the coastline between June and November.
Spend a day in the Cape Winelands. The heart of the Winelands lie just an hour outside of Cape Town. Its many historic estates are characterized by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings with distinctive gables, thatched roofs, and massive vineyards. Explore the scenic wine routes and enjoy cellar tours and wine tastings at some of the country’s most esteemed estates.
Next, you’ll head into the Thornybush Game Reserve where one of the most incredible South Africa villas awaits. The Africa House at Royal Malewane is a private paradise, ideal for the discerning travel in search of luxury, privacy, and personalized service. It’s set in the heart of a Big Five wonderland on a 32,000-acre reserve. While there, you’ll have a private chef, butler, housekeepers, ranger, tracker, and game drive vehicle to ensure that your safari experience is personally and unforgettably tailored to your desires.
Your next three days are spent at your leisure in the bush. Head out in search for the Big Five on daily game drives or bush walks. Or, if you want to get even closer, consider a horseback trek with the experienced rangers and trackers. While not tracking the magnificent rhino or lion prides of the Kruger area, indulge in a bit of exercise and relaxation at the main lodge’s fully equipped gymnasium and Royal Malewane Bush Spa, consistently voted the best safari spa in Africa.
You’ll wrap up your tour of South Africa villas with a stay at Leobo Lodge in the secluded sanctuary of The Waterberg in the northern Limpopo province. Leobo Lodge is a sole-use private residence so you’ll have complete ownership of the 12,0000-acre Leobo Private Reserve. Explore the area with Land Cruiser game drives, horseback safaris, and quad biking expeditions in search of giraffe, hippos, zebras, wildebeest, cheetah, kudu, and bushman paintings. Enjoy an afternoon clay pigeon shooting, fishing, or zigzagging above the dramatic canyons, streams, and wildlife aboard a private helicopter or paraglider. There’s an endless amount of things to do in this wholly unique adult playground.
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