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Top luxury escapes in South Africa

Who doesn’t love a bit of luxury and indulgence now and again? In South Africa there are plenty of hidden gems to choose from so here we have picked 5 of the best.


1. Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town

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Voted as one of Cape Town’s best hotels and a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World', it has an enviable position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, next to the Twelve Apostles mountain range. It is located 10 minutes from the heart of Cape Town with 55 beautiful guests rooms, 15 luxury suites and the Presidential Suite to choose from. It also has an award winning spa, an inhouse cinema, restaurant and a bar perfect for sundowners and watching the passing whales.


2. La Residence, Franschhoek


Located in the scenic Franschhoek Valley, this hotel is the definition of luxury and has a range of exclusive and grand suites to choose from. Surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards along with the stunning mountain view in the background, you can definitely enjoy a day of wine tasting and delicious meals while taking in the breathtaking scenery before your eyes.


3. The Michelangelo hotel, Johannesburg

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Thanks to its grand renaissance architecture, the Michelangelo hotel certainly makes a big impression. This 5 star hotel, again one of 'The Leading Hotels of the World', is located in the heart of Sandton’s business and leisure district and offers excellence service and world-class facilities to guests. There are 242 en-suite rooms and suites, an elegant restaurant, a spa, health and fitness centre and it is in close to Sandton's top shops and high speed train, the Gautrain. 


4. Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town

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This exclusive getaway nestled on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Cape Town, is located on Chapman’s Peak Drive. With 10 beautiful individual suites to choose from next to the water, it is a secluded and private retreat perfect to relax and enjoy the unforgettable panorama of Hout Bay and the sentinel. There is a heated swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a bar and a fine dining restaurant. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular.


5. Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park

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This is where luxury meets the wild, in the heart of Africa’s finest bushveld. The Royal Malewane is a top safari lodge that oozes romance and beauty, while providing modern day comfort and convenience. Let the expert guides and trackers take you extremely close to the Big Five, indulge in the most sensual treatments at the lodge's bush spa and have a feast under the stars. Give yourself the ultimate luxury break, relaxing in one of the most special lodges in Africa.


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