There can be few forays abroad as fun as taking out a beautiful property in its entirety and packing it full of friends and family.


Private hire doesn't mean self-catering, as all of our suggested properties come complete with chefs, staff and even sometimes your own private safari guide.

Whether you're taking friends away to mark a special occasion, or arranging an extended family reunion, just let us know your requirements and we'll put together a quote to fit the bill. We also specialise in properties in malaria-free safari areas, ideal for those travelling with young children who still want to offer the whole safari experience.

Our choice of private hire properties range from luxurious private safari houses and cosy family owned game farms to chic exclusive beach houses and beautiful properties in Cape Town. There are no rigid set weeks or times in which to hire these properties making them ideal to take from a few days up to a week or two, and we can combine them with many other places in South Africa, including non-exclusive hotels and lodges, allowing you to mix and match.

If you are looking at reducing costs, grab another family to come along too and make it an even more affordable holiday. This often works out cheaper than staying in a lodge or hotel and you have the whole place to yourselves. A win-win situation!

Here is a handpicked selection from our portfolio of private properties to rent, the majority of which we have personally seen and experienced ourselves. This is purely a taster of some of favourites but please do ask us for more details on some of our other properties that we recommend.


Original Thinking

Leobo Private Lodge, Madikwe
Image of Ra D'Arcy Clark

Forget rigid mealtimes and worrying about waking the neighbours - no-one will have snuck their beach towel onto the best sun lounger before breakfast, and if they have, you shouldn't have invited them in the first place.

Ra, Original Traveller

Where to go


South Africa

The 'Rainbow Nation' has it all.

Where to stay

Leobo Private Reserve at night, luxury safari camp in South Africa

Leobo Private Reserve

Private islands are so yesterday, it’s all about private reserves, in particular ones in South Africa called Leobo. This place is totally cool, not to mention chic and exclusive for guests wanting a little more privacy when visiting this magnificent malaria-free destination.

Ant's Nest

Ant's Nest

Ant's Nest is Ant and Tessa Barber’s unique bush home, situated on a private game reserve in the Waterberg, between Johannesburg and the Limpopo River.

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Eleanor and Ra are our 'Lodges in South Africa' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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