South Africa’s borders are open and we look forward to welcoming clients back to this incredible destination. During the period that our international borders were still closed, Pieter and I took the opportunity to travel within South Africa to update ourselves with some new product and experiences but also return to some favourites we’ve not visited in a while. Some of the properties we visited can only be described as exclusive sanctuaries that offer a private cocoon for clients to get away from the “madding crowds” and reconnect not only with family but also with themselves. South Africa is truly blessed with a number of these properties and we thought that we would highlight a few of these to offer to your clients who might be keen to get away from it all and escape into their own retreat.

We put together a suggested itinerary based on a combination of sanctuary-style properties which would be ideal for a family or group of friends to enjoy together. Furthermore we’ve highlighted a few more similarly focussed properties that we believe would be ideal for this type of experience.

Suggested Cocoon Sanctuary properties

Royal Malewane Farmstead

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve – Private Villas

21 Nettleton

Morukuru Ocean House

Melozhori Private Game Reserve


Singita Castleton

Morukuru Farmhouse

Last Word Retreats Constantia

Camissa House

Cheetah Plains

Athol Place

Last Word Kitara

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Dulini Leadwood Lodge

Shamwari Sarili

Inzolo Exclusive Game Lodge

Kariega The Homestead

Bush Villas and Fynbos Villas at Gondwana

Kanonkop House

La Clé des Montagnes

Leeu Estate

Delaire Graff


La Residence

Mosaic Private Sanctuary

Lion Sands Tinga Hi’Nkweni Family Villa