Accommodation & Itinerary shortlist incorporating the interest: Country Hideaway

These stays are “off the beaten track”; on the country side and/or in a small town; remotely (situated) in nature somewhere – away from the busy city atmosphere…

This shortlist includes ALL properties and itineraries in South Africa & Namibia (with reference to your chosen interest). For a specific AREA/ TOWN search, please click here…

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&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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120 km from Rietoog, on the C27, 8 km from the intersection with the D845, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia.

Take a breather from your hectic schedule. Here guests can enjoy the solitary splendour of this remote landscape in privacy. At Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, days are dedicated to thrilling desert adventures, while nights bring to life the romance and beauty of the African sky.

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Taleni Etosha Village

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Situated on Route C38 – 2km from the Anderson / Okaukuejo entrance gate to Etosha National Park; Approximately 94km from Outjo and 20km from Okaukuejo, Namibia

The Etosha National Park is a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, known for great game viewing! Taleni Etosha Village is ideally situated, only 2 kilometers from the Anderson Entrance Gate. You can choose between self-catering and eating at the restaurant. The basic tent-like accommodation creates a feeling that one lives in a traditional African [...]

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Soverby Guesthouse

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Off the R44 - Between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on the Annandale Road, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Soverby Guesthouse is a family- and owner-run guesthouse with a greater focus on relationship than profit. Come and indulge your entire being in country splendor and genuine hospitality. Yesteryear’s wine cellars have been transformed to provide refined living for the Honeymoon Couple, the Lone Traveler, a Family or small groups exploring the Cape Winelands together.

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Hochland Nest

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Central Namibia, 49km Outside Windhoek (C26) towards Swakopmund (D1418-Boshua Pass)

Shaded by camelthorn trees, the lodge is testament to the ingenuity of an eco-friendly design. The Lodge is cozy and intimate with friendly staff providing attention to each and every guest. Breathtaking views will inspire your soul…

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Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House (Cathbert Country Inn)

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Klapmuts/ Simondium Rd (Off Route R45), Entrance on “Vrede & Lust Wine Estate”, Simondium area, 20km outside Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Cathbert is centrally situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands and in close proximity to the gourmet capital of South Africa. They are equally renowned for their delicious gourmet meals, fine wines, breathtaking views and warm caring service. Cathbert has an outstanding reputation affording you an exceptional experience. They proud themselves in many local [...]

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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

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Cederberg Mountains, 270km north of Cape Town, Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa

This extraordinary haven, nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, is the ideal wilderness getaway to escape, restore and relax. The reserve is a natural playground for those who want to reconnect with themselves and the essence of life, with wide open plains, mystical rock formations, crystal clear water falls, and an abundance of flora and fauna. The spa is also a sanctuary to wellness, well-being and holistic healing, where restorative treatments are complemented with unique products made from indigenous rooibos, flowers and plants…

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Inverdoorn Lodge (&Cape Cheetah Conservation)

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R356, Sutherland Road Farm, Ceres-Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Inverdoorn, home to the Cape Cheetah Rehabilitation programme, offers once-in-a-lifetime authentic experiences: Top class, genuine Karoo hospitality in beautiful accommodation, educational game drives in the open veldt and some opportunities to get up close and personal with a number of wildlife…

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Wellness, Wildlife, Wine & Wonderful Food (± 11 nights)

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If you are looking for a little taste of EVERYTHING, UNIQUE and EXTRAORDIANRY…, then choose this holiday! You will experience South African Wildlife, Award-Winning Wines with Traditional Gourmet Cuisine…. and for desert, we offer you the opportunity to be spoiled & pampered like a king & queen under the competent hands of well trained Spa [...]

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Naries Namakwa Retreat

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27km Outside Springbok (N7) towards Kleinzee (R355), Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa

Situated in the heart of semi-desert Namaqualand, most people say they will drive and fly across continents to visit Naries again and again. Your stay promises all the great things in life: quality, comfort, wonderful food and warm-hearted hospitality. Naries has several surprises in store for you… We highly recommend staying in the most amazing Namakwa Mountain Suites or in the Manor House…

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