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Ocean Suite, Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, Paternoster, South Africa

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel


Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Bushmans Kloof £££££

  • South Africa

Offering the very best in luxury accommodation, Bushmans Kloof is an exclusive and private wilderness reserve and wellness retreat situated at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape. This semi-arid Karoo region is vast and ruggedly beautiful, with the Reserve encompassing 7,500 hectares of malaria and predator-free protected land that also includes many exceptional Bushman rock art sites.

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Abalone House £££££

  • South Africa
  • Boutique

Abalone House is a boutique guesthouse situated in picturesque Paternoster on the west coast, set in the tranquil south side of the village with wonderful views down to a white stretch of beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The ten comfortable rooms are set around a central courtyard, with garden or sea views, most with private patio or balcony. Reuben’s, a highly acclaimed restaurant with striking sea views, is the setting for meals and ready-packed beach bags are available for lunches on the beach.

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Tswalu Kalahari £££££

  • South Africa

Tswalu Kalahari lies at the foot of the Korannaberg mountain range, facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. This 115,000-hectare private reserve has grown over the past 30 years, rewilding an area that was once farmland. Now, it is home to just two lodges, as well as a host of rare and endangered species. These include desert-adapted black rhinos, black-maned Kalahari lions, cheetahs and African wild dogs.

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An excellent holiday well organised with personal help from Illona. Always available to answer my questions. Everything worked like clockwork whilst in South Africa.

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