Stone House, Hermanus. Picture: Greg Cox.
Stone House, Hermanus. Picture: Greg Cox.

PICS: These lavish villas in South Africa are travel goals

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Feb 18, 2021

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South African travel experts have revealed that bookings for private villas in South Africa have sky-rocketed during the pandemic with some private villas fully booked for the next year.

Helen Untiedt, the co-founder and curator of Perfect Hideaways, said that a private villa costs anything from R3 000 to R60 000 a day.

She said travellers can negotiate, depending on the number of days they book a villa stay.

Therese Botha, the owner of Icon Villas, said booking a private villa worked out cheaper for couples, and small groups.

She said some villas start from as little as R1 850 per night.

Here are some private villas to visit in South Africa:

Stone House, Hermanus

Picture: Greg Cox.

Price tag: R17 500 per night

The deets: The home is rich in design inspiration. Think a giant paper chandelier, wrought iron standing lamps by a local blacksmith, hand-made tiles with a hint of Moroccan heritage and a giant woven cane nest chair. Located a few minutes from the town, the villa boasts 5 bedrooms, Boulle court, pool, fireplace and more.

Maison Franschhoek

Picture: supplied.

Price tag: Rates start from R25 000 to R39 000

The deets: Maison Franschhoek is located directly within the Franschhoek wine area. The luxury villa showcases dramatic views of mountain ranges and vineyard. The house boasts 6 bedrooms, a lap and plunge pool and a private chef, which is at an additional cost.

Hout Huisie

Picture: Henrique Wilding.

Price tag: Rates start from R5 750.

The deets: Hout Huisie is a 100% off the grid villa in the West Coast National Park. Here, travellers can explore the shoreline with its vast birdlife or go on hikes. The villa sleeps four. It offers some of the grandest views of the Langebaan lagoon.

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