Find a Nature Retreat in South Africa
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
This luxury eco-reserve near the southern tip of Africa boasts the full spectrum of mountains, forest and sea. 2500 hectares of pristine wilderness play host to 800 plant species, 100 of which are endangered. Get lost in the milkwood forests or marvel at the marine big five in the surrounding ocean from your luxurious eco-friendly accommodation.
Close to Hermanus
The Blue Hippo
Just 4km from the picturesque village of Greyton, this retreat farm offers rustic tipi and cabin accommodation in a nature lover’s dream setting. Think bird watching, hiking, swimming in the dam or river or simply exploring the surrounds with your children or furry friends.
Close to Greyton
Akasha Mountain Retreat
Akasha Mountain Retreat offers unique Cape-Maroc style accommodation with exquisite views over the Langeberg Mountains and Duiwenhoks Dam near Heidelberg. It’s a great place to go ‘off the grid’ and immerse yourself in activities like hiking, horse encounters, mountain biking, stargazing and meditation.
Melody Hill Retreat
Set in a peaceful and secluded pecan nut orchard on the banks of the Magalies River, this forested estate boasts a unique ecosystem teaming with birds and indigenous plant life. When not relaxing in the spacious villa-style self-catering accommodation, you can enjoy the many outdoor activities in the area. Think rock pool explorations, canopy tours, game viewing expeditions, balloon rides and picturesque cycling routes.
Quiet Mountain Country House
This idyllic dam-side retreat is just an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Enjoy the tranquility of the Hartebeespoort Dam with its surrounding indigenous bush from the comfort of a centuries-old homestead boasting breathtaking gardens. With a well-marked trail leading right to the top of a majestic Magalies mountain, it’s a walker’s paradise. A trip to the nearby Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind is also a must for visitors.