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The Ultimate South Africa Combo

The holy grail of a trip to South Africa is finding the ultimate combination of safari wilderness paired with a relaxed coastal hideaway, all enjoyed in utter exclusivity.

A multi-generational family holiday needs time and attention to plan, ensuring it runs smoothly. We recommend stays at exclusive-hire properties allowing your group to bond in idyllic seclusion. Done right and you’ll be privy to a sensational African adventure that will be remembered for years to come. Let us take the reins in planning this special trip, allowing you to completely relax and focus on making memories.

Perfect for first timers and a group of mixed ages, South Africa has a polished abundance that makes it easy to fall in love with. It’s also straightforward to get around with short flights ready to whisk you from bush to beach or vice versa.

"Take with you your nearest and dearest for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa. Start in coastal rejuvenation in Hermanus in a private house located on a lagoon before being transported to a private wilderness manor house, inconceivably found in the semi-desert Karoo Reserve."

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Perivoli Lagoon House - Overberg

“Superlative service and modern architecture pair with a wild coastal corner of South Africa’s Western Cape Province.”

A contemporary approach to an exclusive-use house, Perivoli House is perfect for family groups, enclosed by the pristine nature of flowering fynbos, a shimmering lagoon and the Kleinriver mountains. Close to Hermanus in the idyllic town of Stanford in South Africa’s Overberg region, Perivoli Lagoon House is easily accessible from Cape Town.

This four-bedroom modern villa looks the part and will wow fans of contemporary design, making a stark statement in the untamed landscapes around it.

With a team of staff including a private chef, Perivoli makes a fantastic base to explore the area whether that’s kayaking on the lagoon, whale watching just metres away on the beach, early morning guided birding walks, archery, beading workshops and cookery classes. Evenings are for deliciously crafted meals and stargazing with hot chocolate in hand.

The Manor - Samara Karoo Reserve

"A rewilded and remote wilderness greets you at Karoo, a magical setting for your group to gather and explore its wide-open plains."

The private Samara Karoo Reserve beats to a rhythm of its own and is unlike other conventional safari destinations. Arriving directly into the heart of it via a private airstrip, The Manor at Samara feels like a beautiful luxury house dropped into the wilds of a frontier ranch, surrounded by a heady combination of wildlife, mountains and prairie-like plains.

Unmistakeable South African hospitality surrounds this beautiful oasis in 67,000-acres of rewilded wilderness. Private chefs, butlers and an incredibly competent safari team will escort you through a week here, allowing time as a family and many moments of discovery.

By day, explore the Samara Karoo Reserve that sits on the axis of five different biomes including savannah, grasslands and forests. Within this, prolific wildlife can be found from the porcupine, jackal and bat-eared fox to big game like cheetah, lion and elephant. Special programs for families introduce children to the concept of conservation and everyone will see the immense strides Samara has made in rewilding this vast part of the Karoo. With four spacious suites, an infinity pool and gracious staff, The Manor at Samara is the perfect place for a family gathering in the wild.

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