Beyond the Beach

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Beyond the Beach

Who says relaxation has to happen on a beach? Here are our favourite ways to unwind without getting even a grain of sand between your toes.

If beach holidays just aren’t your thing, there are still plenty of other options when it comes to recharging your batteries. These spa, countryside and lakeside retreats combine easily with other itineraries. You might not need to book extra flights to include them. (And the weather’s often better inland than on the coast, too.)

Places to stay

  • Royal Chundu

    Victoria Falls - Zambia

    Royal Chundu is Zambia’s only Relais & Chateaux property. It’s located on its own stretch of the Zambezi (perfect for...

  • The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille


    If climbing the steps to and from Ol Lentille’s gorgeous houses doesn’t take your breath away, the views from the...

  • Bushmans Kloof

    Cederberg Mountains

    Don’t go here to tick the Big Five off your list. Bushmans Kloof is more about serious relaxation than serious...

  • Segera


    If you’ve ever fancied travelling like royalty, here’s your chance to try. This lavish lodge springs up out of nowhere: barren...

  • Finch Hattons

    Tsavo West

    If you’ve just been on safari, ticked off the Big Five and had your fill of early starts but aren’t...

  • Karkloof Safari Spa

    KwaZulu-Natal - Midlands

    We think this place is truly exceptional. It beats a few days unwinding on the beach: for us, it's the...

  • Sasaab


    You might have ticked the Big Five off your list. But what about the Samburu Special Five: the Beisa oryx...

  • Matetsi Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

    Around 40km upstream of Victoria Falls lies Matetsi Victoria Falls. It’s back. It’s bold. And it’s had a huge rebuild...

  • Lupita Island

    Lake Tanganyika

    Lupita Island may be off the beaten track and bit of an adventure to get to, but it’s worth it...


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