Local is where it’s at this Festive Season. Travelling internationally can pose some problems – so why not embrace the beauty, luxury and exotic land we call home in all its glory? And thanks to Legacy Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts and Legacy Lifestyle Rewards, there are some incredible deals, with rates from R1,320 per person sharing plus 15% off the best available rate, that’ll scratch that travel-bug itch and give you some unforgettable memories this season.
Thanks to Legacy Hotels & Resorts and Legacy Lifestyle Rewards, there are some incredible deals. Create some unforgettable memories this season and scratch that travel-bug with rates from R1,320 per person sharing and 15% off the best available rate. As a Legacy Lifestyle member, you will earn up to 8% cash-back on your bookings this Summer! Log in to your Legacy Lifestyle account to unlock these rate and exclusive Lifestyle benefits. You can also speak to our reservation consultants when making your booking. We’ve highlighted some of the must-visit regions along with some stellar luxury accommodation options that should get your holiday off to a bang!
Pilanesberg – North West
Home to the majestic Big 5, Pilanesberg National Park offers thrilling game viewing in a malaria-free environment. Less than a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg, Pilanesberg National Park offers the perfect opportunity to leave the city lights behind and discover the animal kingdom.
Where to stay: A wide variety of accommodation is available to suit your needs. Options to suit almost any budget, Bakubung Bush Lodge gives guests the opportunity to see the big five from your room or on a game drive through the reserve. Choose from a selection of standard, luxury, family rooms and suites to suit your accommodation needs.
Located in the Pilanesberg National Park on the slopes of a 2-billion-year-old volcano, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge offers unparalleled comfort for guests. Relax by the pool, head out for a late afternoon game drive and then enjoy dinner in the wonderful restaurant. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings you can enjoy a unique bush boma dinner under the African stars.
For a truly luxury experience, you can’t go wrong with Tshukudu Bush Lodge. Offering elegant exclusivity in the Pilanesberg, Tshukudu is in a league of its own. With only 6 luxury chalets and 4 Tshukudu suites, this lodge offers a romantic and intimate experience. Relax in your open plan lounge and watch the game wander lazily through the bush towards the waterhole located below the lodge. At night, after dinner, take a short walk back to your private chalet and watch the stars traverse the African sky.
Kruger Park | Hazyview – Mpumalanga
OOne of South Africa’s most exciting African safari destinations, the iconic Kruger National Park is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife. Take a journey of exploration to find Africa’s Big Five and leave with memories to last a lifetime. Located just a few kilometres outside the Kruger National Park, Hazyview is a small town popular with guests wanting to explore both the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas in one trip.
Where to stay: Tucked away amidst untamed bushveld lies, Kruger Park Lodge. An oasis of lush green lawns, flowing water and all the luxuries of a gracious lifestyle. This lodge is built on the banks of the picturesque Sabie River and surrounded by indigenous gardens abundant with birdlife, impala and hippo. The lodge has something for everyone. Enjoy walking along the nature trail, relax around one of three swimming pools or, rise to the challenge offered by the 9-hole Gary Player designed golf course.
A big game paradise, Elephant Point is an animal lover’s dream. Situated in a region renowned for its natural diversity and concentration of big game. The estate takes its name from the elephants that can frequently be seen drinking and grazing on the banks of the mighty Sabie River. Elephant Point borders the Kruger National Park.
Cape Town is a mainstay city to visit with rolling mountains, vibrant nightlife and some of the best beaches on the continent.
Where to stay: Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel provides sweeping views of Table Mountain, Cape Town Harbour and Robben Island. Featuring a glorious pool area, stunning rooms with spectacular vistas and an on-site wellness centre. The Commodore is the perfect hotel, in the perfect city. The hotel is also home to the renowned nautical-themed restaurant, The Clipper restaurant, which will provide you with some mouth-watering.
The City of Gold offers a level of inner-city and suburban luxury unlike anywhere else in SA and the epicentre of it all is in Sandton.
Where to stay: Located within the mall, leading on to Nelson Mandela Square, The Davinci is a contemporary masterpiece that has been built with unparalleled attention to detail. Featuring a private art collection that adorns the ground floor entrance and rooms designed to captivate you, The Davinci is one of a kind. The elegant upstairs lounge looks out over the swimming pool and outdoor entertainment area. A sweeping staircase from reception leads down to the Maximilien Restaurant and Legacy Corner Mall, on Nelson Mandela Square, where the finest luxurious shops in Sandton await you.
If you’re after something sharp, sophisticated and new-age, The Leonardo is the ultimate residential, conferencing and lifestyle location on the continent, with a collection of bespoke restaurant and entertainment offerings. The hotel features the highest urban bar in Africa, Alto234. Found on the rooftop of The Leonardo, the space boasts 360-degree views over one of the most-wooded cities in the world. Serving only the world’s finest when it comes to drinks and bar tapas, this is truly one of the most aspirational and exclusive places for anyone in South Africa to be.
For a truly iconic luxury experience in the City of Gold, Sandton’s Michelangelo Towers is an ‘all suites’ hotel that offers short- and long-term accommodation. Choose from the unparalleled comfort of the 600m2 Cupola Suite, the Presidential or Executive 1 and 2 bedroom suites. Guests are spoilt for shopping and dining choices with direct access to the Michelangelo Towers Mall which is directly opposite Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. The Towers, which is linked directly to Sandton Convention Centre, caters to guests’ every possible need.
Embrace the cosmopolitan buzz of Joburg’s vibrant inner-city lifestyle. The Raphael Penthouse Suites are for the discerning guest who wishes to enjoy the finer things in life, while being front and centre to the dining and nightlife offerings. Overlooking Nelson Mandela Square, with all its restaurants, lifestyle options and the adjacent Sandton City Mall, Legacy Corner Mall and the Michelangelo Towers Mall, the Raphael Penthouse Suites offers an unparalleled lifestyle for the fortunate few. Luxury has never been this convenient.
Addo, Eastern Cape
If you really want to get away from the city lights, Addo in the Eastern Cape is a sublimely serene area, and home to the Addo Elephant National Park.
Where to stay: Kuzuko Lodge known as the “Place of Glory”, is a Private Game Reserve situated in the greater Addo area, with the vision to combine conservation, job creation and social transformation. The Lodge is built high up on a hill, where breath-taking views from your private veranda are complemented by luxurious chalets and warm, attentive service.
Kuzuko Lodge offers premium wheelchair access, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the five-star Kuzuko wildlife experience. Being child friendly, the lodge offers unique nature encounters that can be enjoyed by the whole family. With zero sound and light pollution, crystal clear air, this tranquil setting is the perfect location for a wellness breakaway, family vacation, romantic escape, intimate wedding or conference.
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