“GOCHEGANAS” – a descriptive Damara name, meaning: “Place of Camel Thorns, abounding with Candle-Pod Acacias” is more than just a place, it is an experience….
Located a mere 29km south east from Windhoek, and situated on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular landscape, this luxurious Lodge offers a unique combination of Wildlife, Nature and Wellness experiences.

GocheGanas offers 16 luxurious chalets, under thatched roof, with uninterrupted views over the Nature Reserve. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, mini bars, TV and DVD/CD players.

Complimenting and enhancing the Lodge, is our Wellness Village, boasting state of the art wellness facilities, as well as heated indoor pool, cave sauna and fitness and gym facilities. A variety of wellness treatments and massages are offered.

Game abound on the GocheGanas Nature Reserve, with 25 different large game species totaling approximately 1,600 animals roaming across the reserve. Our early morning and late afternoon game drives remain a highlight for many of our visitors.

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  • Rooms: 16
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  • Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English, German, Italian
  • Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Cycling, Flora, Gourmet, Hiking, History Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Sports, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
  • Location: Namibia

Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four room exquisite tented camp located on the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Its villa, the Dhow Suites, consist of two tents and private main area and operates entirely independently of main camp. Few camps rival the location of this little gem, Botswana’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property. Overlooking the crystal waters Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, every area of camp has a magnificent view. The lagoon is also the water source for a tremendous population of wildlife – dry season sightings boast buffalo and elephant by the hundreds.

Zarafa Camp and Dhow Suites are the brainchild of the founders of Great Plains Conservation, who pooled their collective experience on safari to create what they deemed to be the best and most environmentally innovative camp. As a consequence, Zarafa may in fact be the “greenest” luxury safari camp on the continent. Only recycled hardwoods and canvas were used in the construction and all the camp’s electricity comes from its solar farm while ‘bio gas’ plants recycle waste into usable cooking gas.

The Zarafa Camp guest tents, 1000 sq. ft in extent, are under beige, flowing canvas, with canopy ceilings and completely open (yet netted) sides. Entering through the heavy wood Lamu door transports guests to a lavish space of deep reds, browns, brass and copper, evoking richness and beauty. Each tent has a full lounge with desk, gas fireplace for winter and even WWII crank phone for drink orders! The large bedroom is connected to an open layout bathroom with impressive copper claw foot bath, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins. Decking around the tent leads to the private plunge pool and full-body outdoor shower, all with views of pristine Botswana wilderness. Under an impressive canopy of African ebony trees, the camp has a sizable main lounge, with adjacent library and dining area. A curio shop and ‘jungle gym’ satiate those who need retail therapy or a good work out. In-room massage is also available. Zarafa has succeeded in successfully in retaining a clearly African feel, while balancing that delicate relationship between personal and informal and romance and adventure. Zarafa Camp has no equal in terms of its environmental credentials and its careful appointments.

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  • Rooms: 4
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  • Spoken Languages: English
  • Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
  • Location: Botswana

Vingerklip Lodge nestles in a valley, near the rock formation from which it derives it’s name. The 35m high pillar of sedimentary rock, the Vingerklip, (Finger Rock) is one of the most impressive rock formations in Namibia. It stands proudly above a valley, known as the Ugab terraces, mid-way between…

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The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
World-class service, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none, make the hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike. The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.
The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. Small executive meetings and private dining facilities are easily arranged for those who wish to combine a little business with a lot of pleasure, and all in a secluded and discreet environment.
It is the Victoria Falls Hotel that remains the major attraction for visitors. Waking up to the sound of “the smoke that thunders”, seeing the sun rise beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the lunar rainbow at night, all the while soaking up the history and ambience of a bygone era, is more than unforgettable – it is unique.

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  • Rooms: 161
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  • Spoken Languages: English
  • Special Interests: Birding, Gourmet, History Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife, Adventure
  • Location: Zimbabwe

The Victoria and Alfred Hotel offers charming colonial ambience in a central, prestigious location on the pier-head of the world’s most famous working harbour – the famed V&A Waterfront. This exceptionally elegant hotel occupies a converted historic warehouse and boasts 94 exquisitely designed contemporary rooms. If you are seeking luxurious accommodation, world-class hospitality and spectacular views of table mountain, look no further than this remarkable, historically rich, landmark hotel.

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  • Rooms: 94
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  • Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English
  • Special Interests: Leisure, Relaxation, Shopping, Gourmet, History Culture
  • Location: South Africa, Cape Town

Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya, comprising 12 raised, spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Tent interiors boast tasteful African décor, climate-control, an indulgent outdoor bath, and an expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views.

The camp’s dining and lounge areas offer ample space for relaxation. Meals are served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. There is a novel pizza oven and a curio shop. The spa rounds off the experience, making Toka Leya the ideal place for a leisurely couple of nights before or after a safari.

Activities include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, back-of-house tours, fishing (additional nominal park fee applicable) and rhino tracking (subject to availability of a qualified walking guide and Zambia Wildlife Authority Scout; a nominal fee is charged). Tours of Livingstone town and museum and visits to Mkuni Market and a nearby village add cultural diversity. Other activities on offer in the area at additional charge include helicopter flights, canoeing, jet boating, and white water rafting.

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  • Rooms: 12
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  • Spoken Languages: English
  • Special Interests: Wildlife, Birding, Flora, Nature, Hiking, Relaxation
  • Location: Zambia

The River Club is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres upstream from the renowned Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia – a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

All 11 suites overlook the river and pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park. A host of activities await young and old, on property as well as around the Falls. The River Club is a fantastic destination for families with children 6 and up, providing spacious family accommodation and extensive gardens to explore.

The lodge’s main area is a well-appointed Edwardian house with lounge, dining room, library, shop and veranda on which breakfasts and teas are taken. Midday meals are often served on manicured lawns, complete with a croquet court. The gazebo and the Summer House (with snooker room) are both alternatives for private dining. The pool seems part of the river itself, a secluded deck provides respite and beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre. For the energetic the gymnasium, running track on the secure property and all-weather tennis court are perfect. Eleven luxury en-suite chalets (including 1 family and three suites), with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, are renowned for their spectacular views and romantic ambience. Each room looks west into the glorious African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath.

Activities (on an inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls Tour on the Zambian side, sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village. Others (extra cost) include white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, canoeing, and flights over the Falls. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly and birdlife is prolific.

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  • Rooms: 11
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  • Spoken Languages: English, French
  • Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, History Culture, Indigenous Culture Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Watersports, Wildlife
  • Location: Zambia

High in the foothills of the spectacular Northern Drakensberg, surrounded by towering mountains, forests and streams, lies a unique family resort – The Cavern. This beautifully designed, full board resort has won numerous accolades and awards and offers both superior suites and standard accommodation with views of the spectacular surrounding…

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Recently re-opened after an extensive rebuild, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has ten luxury pavilions, and two interconnecting suites offering a new Mini Suite and Luxury Suite. When visiting Sanctuary Chief’s Camp you’ll see why Condé Nast Traveler consistently rates it as one of the top safari destinations in Botswana. The camp is part of the magazine’s exclusive “Platinum Circle” in recognition of its inclusion in the prestigious Gold List for the last five consecutive years.

The split-level main deck offers expansive views over the floodplain while the lower level of the deck houses an exquisite swimming pool to cool off after a day of exciting game viewing. The main area houses a bar area, orientation room, fitness centre, children’s retreat, sitting room, curio shop, library, reception and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. For a rejuvenating pampering session, choose from a range of treatments at the camp’s spa.

The ten luxury pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland that is characteristic of the area. Each luxury pavilion boasts their own private dining area, outside seating area, plunge pool, air-conditioning and fan, as well as beautiful bathrooms which offer a spacious outdoor shower, a large bath tub, beautiful floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors with a stunning outlook over the surrounding waters of the Okavango Delta. Sumptuous four poster beds with generously draped mosquito nets and espresso machine also feature and for your convenience, the rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, Wi-Fi, room safe, emergency intercom and minibar.

For the epitome of luxury, two interconnecting suites can combine to create the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite which can accommodate two to six guests. Ideal for those looking for the utmost privacy and comfort, the suite offers a private kitchen, indoor lounge, private boma with fire pit, secluded deck areas, plunge pool, a private chef, private vehicle with its own guide, a personal waiter and a private housekeeper.

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Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich farms. The carefully renovated homestead (circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings and antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity. The lovely rose garden, which gave Rosenhof its name, leads to…

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