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There are so many wonderful holiday experiences to be had in Africa but, of course, a big five African safari is the one that stands out for most visitors to the continent. The key to the perfect luxury safari is in choosing the right time of year to go and selecting a lodge in the right location which offers expert guiding and we are here to help you do this. As well as choosing the right conditions you'll also want to consider whether you'd prefer nights under canvas in classic 'Out of Africa' style  (though with all modern comforts of course), in a private house in the bush (perfect for larger families or groups of friends), high up in a treehouse-style room or in a super-luxurious, glassed-walled den with stunning views over the wilderness below. However, there is much more than 'just' safari to look forward to in Africa. For the moment we are concentrating on South Africa, and the great diversity of holiday experiences it has to offer, from the world-class food and wine of the Western Cape to luxury safaris in the Sabi Sands and Madikwe, not to mention the easy pace of the Garden Route with its whale watching in season. South Africa also combines extremely well with other nearby countries so think about adding on a luxury Indian Ocean beach stay in Mauritius or the Seychelles, a few nights at the majestic Victoria Falls or a rustic-chic retreat in Mozambique. If you have yet to set foot in this incredible part of the world then we urge to do so as soon as possible.
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South Africa

South Africa

It’s hard to know where to start in describing holidays to South Africa as it really does offer such a diverse range of experiences whether you are travelling as a family, on honeymoon, alone or with a group of friends.

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Top Hotels in Africa

Each luxury hotel is tried and tested and recommended by The Private Travel Company experts

Cape Cadogan & More Quarters

Cape Cadogan is a real one-off. From a classic Cape Town townhouse with many traditional features and a great deal of character, the hotel’s stylish owners, the Mores, have created a contemporary, yet elegant, home away from home.

Kensington Place

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Higgovale and sheltered by Table Mountain, Kensington Place offers a stylish base from which to explore this exciting and vibrant city.

The Twelve Apostles

Famous for its unique location, this now iconic hotel sits in glorious isolation on the picturesque coastal road leading out of Cape Town towards Hout Bay. Flanked by Table Mountain National Park and The Twelve Apostles range and facing the sea, whichever way you look you have incredible views.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Mount Nelson Hotel, affectionately known as ‘The Nelly’, has been the grande dame of Cape Town’s hotels for many decades. Now part of the Belmond group, the levels of service and attention to detail are guaranteed to make your stay a very comfortable one.

Top Things To Do in Africa

Get inspired with our favourite things to do in Africa, including the ever popular Safari and wonders of Cape Town

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Our travel experts are waiting to take your call, so they can discuss, book and plan your dream holiday. We follow the steps below to make sure that all the stress and hassle is taken out of your booking, leaving you free to look forward to your perfect escape.


Wherever you want to go on your next luxury escape, just pick up the phone and speak to one of our travel experts here at The Private Travel Company, who have travelled throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, the USA, Arabia and the Indian Ocean. They’ll discuss your plans with you in detail and start working on a bespoke travel proposal. They’ll then send you a quotation within an agreed time frame.



Once you have received your quotation your travel expert will give you a call to check whether you need further information or some changes to your bespoke travel itinerary. Alternatively, we may have hit the nail on the head first time around and you’ll be ready to book your holiday.



We are always on hand to answer your queries and make any additional holiday arrangements (restaurant bookings / guided sightseeing / activities) for you. Do call us any time prior to travel as nothing is too much trouble for us to arrange.



When you are ready to book your holiday we ask for a non-refundable deposit (which may vary according to date of travel and local booking conditions) in order to secure your flights and accommodation. We will then confirm all of your arrangements and send you a hard copy of your luxury travel itinerary and invoice.



Two to three weeks prior to travel we will send you your travel documentation in the post. Then all you have to do is pack, fly and enjoy your holiday, knowing you are in safe hands. We will be on hand 24hrs a day during your holiday in case of any emergencies. On your return we will give you a call to see how things went.


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