Private villas & houses in South Africa
South Africa's Cape lends itself well to family and relaxed group trips. There are several lovely private houses and villas in South Africa for travellers. Most include a private chef and a private guide and vehicle for activities - so you can set your own schedule each day.
Ask us about the various options - but often families and small groups will drive themselves between just a few locations, staying in each for an extended stay. They're like having a home away from home, so beware: once you've spent time on one of these 'exclusive use' properties, you may find it difficult to go back to a normal lodge or hotel again.
Call us to discuss this type of trip and we can talk to you about these options in detail, as well as any obvious alternatives.
Our choice: the top 6 private villas & houses in South Africa's Cape
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve|96% (10 reviews)Bushmans Kloof ‘s Koro Lodge is an exclusive private villa. Located 3km from the main lodge at Bushmanskloof, it can accommodate up to ten people and comes complete with private staff. It is a great base to explore the Cederberg area. More about Bushmans Kloof
Hog Hollow Country Lodge|96% (25 reviews)The private villa at Hog Hollow is a great accommodation for a family or group of up to six people travelling together. It offers stunning scenery from its private pool and fantastic walks through the indigenous forest. It’s a superb base for those wanting to explore this ... More about Hog Hollow
Kariega HomesteadKariega Homestead in the Cape is a safari house for exclusive-use by up to 14 travellers. Compared with other private villas and houses in South Africa it’s a relatively affordable option – though fairly basic. Expect a private chef and guide. More about The Homestead
Kwandwe Melton ManorKwandwe Melton Manor is a private safari villa in South Africa for groups of up to eight travellers. Having your private guide, 4WD vehicle, butler and chef will allow you to time your activities and meals according to your wishes. More about Melton Manor
Kwandwe Uplands Homestead|100% (1 review)Uplands Homestead is a private villa in South Africa’s Cape, which sleeps up to six guests on an ‘exclusive-use’ basis. It is - fully fenced - situated in Kwandwe Game Reserve and comes with a private chef, guide and 4WD safari vehicle. More about Uplands Homestead
River Bend Lodge|93% (3 reviews)Long Hope is a fully staffed private villa in South Africa’s Cape sleeping up to six travellers. About one kilometre from the main River Bend Lodge, it’s ideally located for visits to Addo Park, which is famous for elephant viewing. More about River Bend Lodge