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Villa in Camps Bay
Hollywood Mansion
Hollywood Mansion is an extraordinary luxury villa in Camps Bay, perfectly located just eleven minutes from Cape Town and two minutes from the beach. Enjoying breathtaking views of the mountains and ocean, the stunning, California-style contemporary home features beautiful alfresco living spaces, exquisite interiors, and five deluxe king bedroom suites accommodating twelve (ten adults, two children). House keeping and butler services are included in your vacation rental. For families and groups of friends seeking a unique experience of one of South Africa's finest locations, Hollywood Mansion is the ideal choice. The villa features a main-floor terrace with open walls to the interior, as well private balconies adjoining all of the bedroom suites, providing ample space to savor the views and breeze. Enjoy dreamy days and evenings floating in the swimming pool, relaxing on sun loungers, and sipping champagne in the hot tub. Fire up the barbeque grill for a classic braai, and relish it around the alfresco table. Spend the afternoon in the lounge or swing chair, sipping a fine South African wine, or luxuriate in the canopied bed on the lawn. The open walls to the interior create a seamless space for relaxation and entertainment. The living and dining areas enjoy an exquisite alfresco feel, while multiple fireplaces keep you toasty on cooler evenings. Mix cocktails at the superb bar, play a game of pool at the billiard table, and sit together in the sumptuous lounge. Prepare delicious meals in the fully equipped kitchen, serving appetizers at the counter, and gather around the beautiful dining table for a memorable feast. At night, withdraw to the home movie theater to watch your favorite films. The villa also includes a well-equipped exercise room with sprung wood floor, as well as a library for quiet study. There are five outstanding bedrooms suites, all with king beds, private balconies, and ensuite bathrooms with stand-alone shower and bathtub. Additional bedding is available to accommodate two children. Hollywood Mansion enjoys one the finest locations in Camps Bay. Just two minutes from Camps Bay Beach and five to Clifton Beach, you're also just an eleven-minute drive to downtown Cape Town. The iconic Lion's Head is five minutes away, while Table Mountain is about thirty-five. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Private balcony • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Private balcony • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Private balcony • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Private balcony • Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Private balcony • Bedroom 6: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Dual vanity, Television, Private balcony Additional bedding • Child bedding: Single size beds can be placed in 2 of the main bedrooms FEATURES & AMENITIES • Computer/Laptop • Library • More under “What this place offers” below OUTDOOR FEATURES • More under “What this place offers” below STAFF & SERVICES Included: Tea and coffee served in the mornings • More under “What this place offers” below Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • Laundry service • More under “Add-on services” below
15–22 FebProfessional Host,
€ 6,277 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 3 reviews
Luxe
Villa in Sea Point
Number 6 Cape Town
Sleek, modern design and cutting-edge contemporary style is offered in this sumptuous villa. Overlooking the fashionable Seaview waterfront community, the exceptional architectural flourishes include shaded water gardens, floating staircase, and an interior arboretum. Relax on the sun terrace after an active day on pristine beaches, hiking Table Mountain, or savoring high-end dining and shopping. A wild panorama of Atlantic waves and ocean colors awaits you amidst the morning sun at this luxurious home, located on the slopes of the Lions Head Peak. Experience breezy serenity with a freshly-made coffee as the light shimmers off the plunge pool, or simply read and relax in the shadow of the leafy trees that stretch up into the home's interior. Elegant, creative light fixtures illuminate the enjoyable social gatherings and meals along the grand central table, with the black stone and lengthy mirrors of the home’s bathrooms offering true refreshment after a busy day on the Cape coastline. A peaceful night’s sleep awaits in the impressively decorated, grand bedrooms. From Number 6 Cape Town, guests can be at an impressive range of dynamic beaches within minutes, from the sunlit golden sands of Clifton Beach to the foaming surf of Sunset Beach. Sample international restaurants, as well as traditional South African braai barbecue at acclaimed local hotspots, with breathtaking views to be admired from the numerous hiking routes directly to the south of the home. Further afield, popular vineyards and the cosmopolitan heart of Cape Town await. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Walk-in closet, Dual vanity, Television, Private living area, Air conditioning, Underfloor heating, Private terrace with outdoor furniture, Private heated swimming pool, Ocean view • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Air conditioning, Underfloor heating, Garden view • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Air conditioning, Underfloor heating, Garden view • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Lounge area, Air conditioning, Underfloor heating, Garden view • Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Walk-in shower, lounge area, Air conditioning, Underfloor heating, Private terrace, Ocean view • Bedroom 6: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub, Air conditioning, Underfloor heating, Balcony, Ocean view • Bedroom 7: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Air conditioning, Underfloor heating, Direct access to garden  FEATURES & AMENITIES • Suspended dance practice floor • More under “What this place offers” below OUTDOOR FEATURES • Enclosed astro-turf pitch Included: • On-site Concierge • More under “What this place offers” below Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • More under “Add-on services” below
20–27 JunProfessional Host,
€ 3,210 per night
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Luxe
Villa in Camps Bay
Blinkwater Villa
Settle into a laid-back routine of beach time, braai and exploring Cape Town at Blinkwater Villa with a 5-star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Though it’s set on a leafy, residential cul-de-sac, this contemporary vacation rental is only a few minutes’ walk from Camps Bay and its beach, and a few minutes’ drive from highlights like Table Mountain and the city center. The architect-designed interiors and four suite-style bedrooms can be shared by up to eight guests. Unwind in the shadow of Lion’s Head on private terraces with loungers and a pool, and alfresco dining for ten. Watch the stars come out over the mountains from the outdoor living areas or finish the evening inside around the TV and sound system, sharing photos of your day via Wi-Fi. Sliding glass doors link the open-concept great room of Blinkwater Villa to the terraces for stunning views of the bay and hills. Sleek contemporary furnishings give the living and dining areas a feel of modern luxury, and, in the fully equipped kitchen, you’ll find stylishly minimal cabinets along with a practical breakfast bar and state-of-the-art appliances. The villa’s four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, are well suited to groups of friends or extended family on holiday together. There are three with king beds and one with a queen bed; all open to terraces or a courtyards that have been thoughtfully landscaped with indigenous plants. Nestled between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s trendiest areas—and Blinkwater Villa is in the heart of it. It’s only a 4-minute walk to the beach, which is popular with locals and visitors alike, and 10 minutes to the downtown area, where you can browse unique shops, grab a coffee at a hip new spot or book a honeymoon-worthy dinner at an oceanfront restaurant. With Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, the Twelve Apostles and central Cape Town all less than 15 minutes away by car, you’ll have no trouble exploring this vibrant city. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1:  King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Direct access to Terrace • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Television, Direct access to Courtyard • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Direct access to Terrace • Bedroom 4:  Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Television, Direct access to Terrace FEATURES & AMENITIES • More under “What this place offers” below OUTDOOR FEATURES • More under “What this place offers” below STAFF & SERVICES • More under “What this place offers” below Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Housekeeping - On Saturdays and Sundays at R600 per day. • Activities and excursions • Personal laundry • More under “Add-on services” below
22–29 MayIndividual Host,
€ 948 per night
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All about South Africa

Planning a vacation in South Africa? We’re here to help!

Situated on the southern tip of the African continent, this vast country is diverse in every sense of the word – from its population to its dramatically varied landscapes. While the main draw for many visitors is undoubtedly the national parks, South Africa also boasts incredible beaches, lush vineyards, mountains, deserts and much more. South Africa is also fascinating from a cultural perspective: if you’re traveling through Johannesburg be sure to visit the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Memorial, both of which will provide some insight into the country’s often turbulent history.

The country’s three main airports are in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, from which there are scheduled flights to major cities in the United States and around the world. Which airport its best to fly into depends on the type of vacation you're planning. For beach holidays, look for flights into Cape Town from November to March, or to Durban, where the subtropical Kwazulu Natal coast is at its best from April to October. Safaris can be enjoyed throughout the year – Kruger National Park is a one-hour flight (or a four-hour drive) from Johannesburg or, a three-hour flight from Cape Town.

Visit Cape Town and beyond

Situated in South Africa’s Western Cape province, Cape Town occupies an incredible setting, with the Atlantic Ocean stretched out in front and a craggy mountain range behind. But there’s much more to this city than just scenery – first-class bars and restaurants, great shopping and excellent art galleries (including the newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) are just some of the things that combine to make Cape Town a must-visit destination. Although there are so many things to see in the city itself, be sure to venture beyond its confines to take in some of South Africa’s most important sights. Table Mountain is just five miles outside of Cape Town, while some of the country’s most celebrated wineries are under an hour’s drive away.

Explore the bush on an African safari

Explore the Cape of Good Hope

Named by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century this rocky promontory on the tip of the Cape Peninsula is a fantastic place to come to take in the beauty of the country. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich and varied flora and fauna, the Cape of Good Hope is largely covered in fynbos, or fine bush, a rare and distinct type of vegetation that is only found on the peninsula. Animals have also made their home on the Cape of Good Hope, and while you’re almost certain to see some of the area’s famous baboons, you might also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an ostrich or a zebra.

Discover South Africa’s beautiful beaches

From glamorous resorts with oceanfront bars and restaurants to windswept dunes where you’re more likely to spot penguins and seals than another person, South Africa’s 1500-mile coastline has something for everyone. On the outskirts of Cape Town, Camps Bay and Llandudno Beach draw tourists and locals who frequent the fashionable cafes that look out onto impressive views of the ocean and mountains. In the Eastern Cape province, Jeffreys Bay is a mecca for surfers and nature-lovers alike – dolphins are spotted here year-round and whales appear from July to September.

Safari vacations in South Africa

A safari vacation in South Africa is an incredible experience to share with family or friends. To make your trip even more special, check out our selection of lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve, and consider combining your safari with a stay in fabulous Cape Town.

Villas in Cape Town

Combining beautiful beaches with the charms of a global city, Cape Town has something for everyone, as does our array of luxurious vacation rentals. Designed to make the most of the balmy temperatures and fantastic scenery, ourvillas in Cape Town boast large terraces and indoor/outdoor living areas, and most have swimming pools. Occupying enviable oceanfront spots in upscale beach communities such as Camps Bay and Llandudno, these properties will make your stay in Cape Town feel very special.

 

Madikwe Game Reserve Lodges

Situated in South Africa’s North West province, on the border with Botswana, the Madikwe Game Reserve opened in 1991 with over 280 square miles of bushland, making it one of the largest parks in South Africa. Despite its size, Madikwe has remained under the radar, and since there is no entry for day visitors the park feels very exclusive. Madikwe is home to lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and more, and the park’s expert guides will ensure that you have the best chance of seeing these wonderful creatures. OurMadikwe Game Reserve lodges range from the intimate Morokuru Owner’s House, which is ideal for a romantic getaway, to the fabulous Molori Safari Lodge with its infinity pool, bar, and huge terrace. With space for up to 14 guests, Molori Lodge is built for entertaining against a breathtaking backdrop.

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