Special Rates for SOUTH AFRICAN Residents
Let's keep it local
There are huge benefits associated with booking a holiday through us at The Cycle of Life. The rates with the hotels and safari lodges have already been negotiated, which ensures that the prices you pay will be the best rate possible and therefore highly competitive.
Each property has been carefully selected by us in terms of the new hygiene and safety protocols in connection with Covid19.
Our key focus is on conservation, so a portion of your booking fee will go towards rhino conservation.
The Marine is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay in the Western Cape’s Overberg region, the hotel is the ultimate location for whale watching during whale season – often directly from the comfort of the sea view bedrooms. Read more
The five-star Cellars-Hohenort, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is located in the historical Constantia Valley. The hotel’s 51 guest rooms and suites boast breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the property’s award-winning gardens. Greenhouse restaurant is renowned as one of South Africa’s top restaurants. Read more
The Plettenberg, situated on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay, along the famous Garden Route – is the ultimate South African seaside escape. The five-star hotel, with its 37 beautifully appointed rooms and villas, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, as well as world-class cuisine at SeaFood at The Plettenberg. Read more
Welcome to Cape Grace. Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best.
Our elegant and warm atmosphere, evident in every fine detail, begins at the welcoming reception lounge and extends to our spacious harbour and mountain-facing rooms. Read more
An Exclusive Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Franschhoek
Welcome to Franschhoek Country House & Villas, offering exceptional five star hotel accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley.
Your stay is complemented by the acclaimed Monneaux Restaurant and a bouquet of world-class guest services. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek village, this is the ideal base from which to indulge your tastes for fine wines, world-class cuisine and the unique attractions of this famous Cape Winelands town. Read more
~A standard room from R2 800 per night, including a sumptuous breakfast~
Looking for an unspoiled ocean getaway? It doesn’t get better than the exclusive Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel. Hidden away on the shores of the authentic fishing village of Paternoster, only 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, this is a coastal destination with immeasurable charm. The 14 exquisite rooms and suites are a fusion of beach style and contemporary luxury with organic lines, hues and textures and an overall feeling of simplicity. Each has its own terrace or courtyard and wide doors that open out onto breath-taking views of sky, sand, sea and space. Take the time to simply be. If you’re feeling more adventurous, set off on an endless beach walk in search of whales and dolphins, hop onto a bicycle for a leisurely ride or take to the waves on a kayak. Paternoster is a seafood and lobster Mecca. Read more
~Courtyard room, including breakfast, R2 600~
Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees.
The homestead was transformed into a manor house in 1959 – reminiscent of the traditional French way of fusing a country hotel and wine estate. Today the iconic property hosts an elegant five-star Country hotel, acclaimed bars, restaurants and Deli, a remarkable tasting venue and a chic day spa. Read more
~Classic room including sumptuous breakfast. Pay for 2 nights and stay for 3 nights – R5 500 per night~
One of the leading game reserves in the greater Durban region
Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp is a welcoming and affordable safari lodge situated in a ‘Big 5’ game reserve just 3 hours north of Durban, South Africa, in the ancient kingdom of Zululand. Vast and enchanting, the Bayala wilderness forms part of and traverses a 12 000 ha area of a 30 000 ha private safari and conservation heartland providing outstanding wildlife safaris in South Africa where all of Africa’s wildlife greats roam free. Twice-daily safaris bring spectacular sightings of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino in their natural world, along with cheetah, zebra, giraffe and a remarkable variety of other wildlife. Read more
~Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and 1 game drive – R1635 per person/per night~
~Plus R150 conservation levy pp/pn~
~Please inquire for exclusive use of the lodge or camp, taking over the 24/ 48 rooms~
~24 rooms for 48 persons max based on bed & breakfast R35 000. All extras – eg. lunch/ dinner and game drives and conservation levy not included and to be booked at the Lodge~
Discover The Lofts Boutique Hotel in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon.
Knysna in is the centre of The Garden Route. Thesen Island is in the centre of the Knysna Estuary and The Lofts Boutique Hotel is in the centre of it all. What better way to enjoy Knysna than a stay on an island, located not only in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon, but also in a Blue Flag Marina in the very centre of Knysna?
The unique location of this Boutique Hotel on Thesen Harbour Town sets the tone for a tranquil, revitalising, relaxing and refreshing stay on the island. Driving over the venetian style bridge you are transported to the world of nature, lending an invisible and intangible flavour to your holiday experience at The Lofts Boutique Hotel. Read more
~Luxury Loft Room from R3 000 per night, including a breakfast voucher for 2 at Ile de Pain~
Discover our timeless elegance and enjoy a multitude of dining options, including our famous curry feast and High Tea, and indulge in our award-winning spa amid tropical gardens. Read more
~Luxury Standard Room from R4200 per night, including sumptuous breakfast, 60 minute massage, pizza/burger lunch or dinner (minimum 2 nights)~
PRIVACY INSPIRED BY NATURE
Tucked away in the depths of the bushveld lies the tranquil Lobengula Lodge. This private lodge experience has been designed to resemble a traditional African kraal, boasting views of the mountains and valleys.
Allow yourself to be immersed in an African Experience at Lobengula Lodge. This hidden gem with a rustic atmosphere within the valley bushveld will leave you with a fulfilling experience. Read more
THE HOME OF ENDLESS VIEWS
In the Xitsonga language, the word “Makumu” refers to an intangible explanation of an open space, an uncluttered lookout over distant horizons, or an endless view. The breathtaking views and location of the lodge complement a deeply inspiring sense of space and place, leaving visitors rejuvenated with the ancient spirit of African wilderness.
The ‘Big Five’ Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa, covering some 60 000 hectares and forming part of the greater Kruger National Park. Makumu Private Game Lodge is an intimate oasis in this vast wilderness, surrounded by the harshness, unpredictability and unspoiled appeal of the African bushveld. Six luxurious and beautifully appointed suites, accommodating a maximum of twelve guests, ensure an exclusive blend of absolute comfort, style and privacy. Read more
~King Suite per person sharing R4 300, including all meals, 2 game drives/ walks, soft drinks and selected alcohol~
Buhala Lodge offers luxury accommodation close to the Kruger National Park Malelane Gate and also the exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club.The lodge is in close proximity to both Mozambique and Swaziland, and also the Crocodile Bridge Gate into the Kruger National Park. It is an enchanting colonial style thatch roof lodge, situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River. The ample outdoor veranda space, provides all guests an opportunity to relax and dine outside while admiring gorgeous views of the Kruger National Park, and all the wild life splendour it has to offer. Members of the Big 5 are frequent visitors to our property along with crocodile, hippo and many antelope species. Read more
Thanda Safari is a world of wilderness and wildlife, matched with a deep commitment to Zulu culture and environmental conservation. Thanda means ‘Love’ in the language of the Zulu people, and Thanda Safari lives this ethos in the management of its 14 000-hectare reserve, its three unique properties, and its community partnerships. Experience the ultimate safari and game lodge experience with Thanda Safari, which has repeatedly been named the World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. Read more
~Thanda Safari Lodge – 3 nights all incl as per website R34 000 for 2 persons sharing~
~Thanda Jabula Tented Camp – 3 nights all incl as per website R22 500 for 2 persons sharing~
Nestled peacefully along the peninsula of one the world’s most spectacular settings, The Clarendon Bantry Bay is a 5 Star fusion of pure sophistication and beachside charm. An unimpeachable enclave of tranquility, privacy and beauty. The Clarendon Fresnaye is situated on the slopes of Lion’s Head. Read more
~The Clarendon, Fresnaye, standard room R2 080 per room per night including breakfast~
~The Clarendon, Bantry Bay, standard room, R3 580 per room per night, including breakfast~
Widely known as Cape Town’s hidden gem, Tintswalo Atlantic is a 5 star,
award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park.
Sitting at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, the lodge is perched on a pebbled beach and enjoys panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Read more
~Luxury Island Suite R 9 850 for 2 persons for 2 nights incl. breakfast, sunset canapés & cocktail of the day~
Situated in the Makalali Conservancy, South Africa (90 minutes from the Kruger National Park’s Phalaborwa gate), Garonga Safari Camp offers a relaxing natural experience in beautiful surroundings. The six luxury tents blend classic luxury, comfort and exceptional service to promise a “safari for the soul”. Read more
~R 4 400 per person/night sharing plus conservation levy R 380 per person/day~
Fugitives’ Drift, set in a 5000 acre game reserve with 22km of river frontage, is a place where the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 is brought back to life.
This private game reserve, a registered Natural Heritage Site, overlooks the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The Lodge and Guest House face roughly north-east and have commanding views of the peak of Isandlwana and of the rough country the fugitives from the battle had to traverse in order to get back across the Buffalo River into Natal.