A little 2024 update from The More Hotels – a collection of some of South Africa’s most luxurious and enticing safari properties and Cape Town hotels:

For Romance / Honeymoon

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge blends harmoniously with the serene river and untamed surroundings with views you’ll appreciate from every turn – a great start to your luxury African safari.  An intimate lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, with only 8 ultra spacious suites, all fitted with private plunge pools, here you will find connection with each other and with nature.

For Families

Situated in a malaria-free game reserve, Marataba Safari Lodge makes it the ideal family safari lodge. With their Mack & Madi Kids’ Adventure Safari Club, children are in for a treat: fun activities, an eco-garden play area, and a dedicated coordinator to guide them. It’s all about creating cherished memories and sparking a lifelong love for nature. Young explorers of all ages are welcome.

For Seclusion & Remoteness

Overlooking the Waterfall Valley, and the Waterberg escarpment merging into acacia savannah, Marataba Mountain Lodge gives you space, seclusion and a feeling of freedom. You’ll feel as if you have the entire wilderness to yourself on this soulful safari adventure. With only five luxury rooms perched on the escarpment, follow your own rhythm here, with views that will soothe your soul and game drives that excite the spirit.

For Food

HŌSEKI has a profound definition when translated from Japanese, meaning “jewel”, which pays homage to Delaire Graff Estate’s Owner and renowned diamantaire, Laurence Graff OBE. The menu will offer guests contemporary cuisine imbued with the creative flair and vibrancy for which Head Chef Virgil Kahn is renowned. Dishes are crafted to be shared at the table and served in a style honouring Japanese culture and customs.

The menu will change with the seasons, with herbs and vegetables sourced directly from the Estate’s greenhouse and vegetable garden, ensuring an authentic farm‑to‑table Japanese dining experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands.