Accommodation & Itinerary shortlist incorporating the interest: Making a difference

These stays are actively involved in changing & improving people’s lives. They are outward focussed and love to ‘give back’ to the community and/or environment around them…

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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SeeBreez Guesthouse

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7 Km outside George (Garden Route; Western Cape; South Africa) at 135 Eagles Dive, Le Grand Estate

Imagine yourself staying on the edge of this planet here at our guest-home ‘SeeBreez! Come alive in your dreams again, as you enjoy the beauty of the sea and the Outeniquan Mountains. Situated with full view of the Indian Ocean you will find ample space to write your novel, life story, time to reflect or contemplate your next step in life. Refresh your mood and energize your spirit, soul and body as you envelope yourself in the beauty of comfortable and spacious rooms and indulge yourself in some lovely home-made meals.

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Forest Edge Nature-lovers Retreat, Knysna

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22 km outside Knysna, Rheenendal Road, Farm 118, Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Experience Tranquillity, Romance & Privacy in nature at one of South Africa’s BEST nature-lovers’ retreats. Forest Edge is the winner of almost a dozen national and international awards. Experience sundowners with fireflies and cosy log-fires; the magic of the Knysna Forest with birds, game, secluded rock pools, forest walks & biking trails…

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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

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1.3km From Hermon on Elandsberg Farms; which is right in the center between Riebeek Kasteel (11km), Wellington (23km) and Wolsely (25km). Western Cape, South Africa

Bartholomeus Klip is a charming small hotel for only 16 guests on a working wheat and sheep farm just over an hour away from Cape Town.There is a 4 000 hectare fynbos nature reserve, with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, to be explored on game drives or by mountain bike, and beautiful gardens with a unique swimming pool. The food is renowned, with lavish brunches and high teas, and a gourmet three-course dinner. The separate Wild Olive House, with its own swimming pool, can be hired on a self-catering or full-board basis.

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Orange Grove Farm

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Orange Grove Farm, Noree District, (<19km from Robertson), Breede River Valley/ Route 62, Western Cape

Orange Grove Farm is a working wine and olive farm situated in the heart of Robertson’s valley of wine and roses. The farm is less than two hours from Cape Town and is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.

Orange Grove Farm offers something different and unique. Their private cottages are also ideal for romantic couples who prefer breathtaking views on a country escape, away from it all…

Majestic mountains, crystal clear waterfalls, and abundant fauna and flora – at Orange Grove Farm guests can discover the wonders of nature, choose from a vast range of outdoor activities, or succumb to the peace, quiet and tranquility.

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The Hideaway – Swellendam

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10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

At the start of the Garden Route, you will find “The Hideaway”, elegantly tucked away in Swellendam. You will be welcomed with “old world charm & rustic luxury” in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Your hosts, Stephen and Jackie, offer genuine personal service with homemade food. You will testify after your visit that this was not only real value for your money, but indeed a very special stay… Children of all ages are welcome! We encourage you to read further….

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Whalesong Lodge – Gansbaai

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83 Cliff Street, De Kelders/ Gansbaai, Cape Whale Coast/ Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

The small & intimate Whalesong Lodge overlooks the picturesque Walker Bay coast line in Gansbaai. They offer fantastic land based whale watching with views stretching from the white sand dunes of “Die Plaat” (past Hermanus) all the way to Cape Point! They are an excellent option for weekend breaks, since they are only two hour’s drive from Cape Town. Note: Gansbaai is also World renowned for its Great White Sharks and we highly recommend doing a Shark Cage Diving Tour while visiting Whalesong Lodge… We’ve done it and it’s LifeChanging!

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A Romantic Self-Catering Celebration (± 12 Nights)

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Looking for a flawless romantic breakaway? Look no further! Specializing in romantic breaks & honeymoon holidays, LifeChanging Holidays has years of experience in planning the perfect holiday for you & your partner. This Romantic Self-Catering Celebration (which can be customized in longer or shorter versions), capture the essence of Romance. We have thought of everything: [...]

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Come to your Senses (± 12 Nights)

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Take a break, before YOU break and “Come to your SENSES!”… SEE: And experience the mighty ocean (with the occasional friendly whale & dolphin to greet you) right from your room. TASTE: The best of South African Cuisine & Wines HEAR: Noting but stillness and the sounds of wild animals from a distance FEEL: Be [...]

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Turbine Hotel & Spa

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TH 36 Sawtooth Lane - Thesen Island, Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Picture transforming an industrial (wood fired steam) power station into accommodation and you get the very unique Turbine Boutique Hotel! … Most of the primary components were left in position and now form an integral part of the theme of the hotel. If you want to charge you batteries, this waterfront picture perfect boutique hotel AND spa, promises to inspire you long after you have left.

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Strandloper Sea Villas

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Mosselbank Street, Paternoster, (Cape) West Coast, South Africa

Strandloper Sea Villas is the perfect hideaway form city life and is perfectly positioned in the most beautiful and unspoilt Paternoster Fisherman’s village on the West Coast. The Villas are a collection of modern, cleanly-defined villas, which capture a natural and healing essence. Choose a self-catering option OR book an exquisite gourmet continental breakfast served in your own Villa. Perfect for honeymoons, family celebrations & well-behaved doggies stay for free!

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