Villas & Private Residences

Not all holidays are for exploration, adventure and experiences. Sometimes the reason for going away, is to get away from everything and everyone. The idea is to switch off from the world outside, and recuperate or reconnect with yourself, or your partner!If you are in the mood for some one on one time, then checking into a private residence is the perfect option for you.

If you are looking for some family only time, or a group of friends reuniting after ages we can arrange a villa that will take into account your specific requests. If complete privacy is what you are after, we can create your own private little island, with all the benefits you may need. Housed with your own personal staff, who will concentrate entirely on you to provide you a truly exclusive African experience.

You can choose to stay either at private villas, house or suites. We have curated a superb collection of properties in Southern Africa, East Africa and Mauritius. The properties are equipped with swimming pools or will have a direct access to the beach. Private game activities and a personal tour guide can also be arranged to ensure your experience is as personal and private as you need.

Villas & Private Residences Ideas


15 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £5,445

South Africa's Private Residences

Indulge and treat yourself in this 15-day itinerary, admire the colours of a dramatic Cape Town sunset from a Cape Edwardian mansion, sip a glass of some of the world's best wine in the garden of a private villa in Franschhoek and dive into the opulence of an exclusive lodge in the wild Zululand: the ideal journey for those wishing to taste the real South African experience in total luxury and relaxation. 

Brief overview:

  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 3 nights Franschhoek
  • 4 nights Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • 2 overnight flights
15 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £18,125

Ultimate Luxury: Tanzania and The Seychelles

Unable to decide between spending your holiday taking in the excitement and adventure on an African Safari or indulging in total relaxation on pristine, white sandy beaches and crystalline waters? This 14 day itinerary gives you the very best of both experiences, taking in exciting game drives in Tanzania's Africa’s Grumeti Game Reserve before moving on to relax on the white sandy beaches of the Seychelles. This really is adventure and luxury at its finest. 

Brief Overview:

  • 6 nights Singita Sasakwa Lodge
  • 1 night at Giraffe Manor 
  • 4 nights Fregate Private Island
  • 2 overnight flights
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £6,295

Zambia's Private Safari Houses

This 10 day itinerary allows you to enjoy two of Zambia's most iconic safari destinations in complete luxury and seclusion. Starting in the South Luangwa National Park, which is renowned for its walking safaris and excellent leopard and wild dog sightings you will then move on to Lower Zambezi National Park, one of the most game-rich parks in Africa, with visitors able to view the animals from game viewing vehicles, on walks, by motorboat or canoeing. A safari adventure in real style and luxury! 

Brief Overview:

  • 3 nights Luangwa Safari House
  • 4 nights Chongwe River House 
  • 2 overnight flights 
12 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £10,950

South Africa and Mozambique Private Villas

Combine beach and bush for the ultimate luxury holiday to South Africa and Mozambique. Spend your days at one of South Africa's finest game reserves in search of Big Game with the knowledge you'll be returning back to ultra-luxurious accommodation. Then make your way over by helicopter to Azura Benguerra in Mozambique for some R&R in truly sumptuous surroundings.

Brief Overview:

  • 3 nights Chitwa House 
  • 6 nights Azura Benguerra
  • 2 overnight flights 
13 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £7,195

Luxury Villas & Private Residences in South Africa

Indulge and treat yourself on this 13-day itinerary, admire the iconic Table Mountain from a modern residence, enjoy the wild and dramatic beauty of the Western Cape coast from your own luxury private villa and safari in style and seclusion at Little Madikwe Hills: An ideal journey for those wishing to taste the real South African experience in total luxury and relaxation. 

Brief Overview:

  • 4 nights at 18 on Hillwood
  • 3 nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • 3 nights at Little Madikwe Hills
  • 2 overnight flights

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