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.
Unless otherwise stated, rates are valid until end of 2021 and are subject to availability
See what lies beyond
&BEYOND strives to leave our world better than we found it through our care of land, wildlife, and people; and the delivery of extraordinary guest experiences in Africa
Phinda Mountain Lodge
Perched on a hilltop, with wraparound views of the lush Lebombo foothills, Phinda Mountain Lodge is the ultimate family safari destination in Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Suite per person/night from R 4 950 includes dinner, bed and breakfast, lunch, 2 game drives, local alcohol
Located high on a ridge of the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, overlooking the magnificent Sand River, lies Kirkman’s Kamp, a lodge with a rich history and a safari experience like no other in the world.
From R6 300 per person/ night sharing
A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
~ From R5 575 per room/ per night, including breakfast and High Tea~
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~
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. Until end of September from R5 200 per room/ per night – Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2 nights~
~From 1 October from R7 880 per room/ per night~
One of the leading game reserves in the greater Durban region
Bayala Private Safari Lodges 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 – from R1 750 per person sharing/ per night~
~Plus R150 conservation levy pp/pn~
~24 rooms for 48 persons max based on bed & breakfast from R35 000, including dinner/ bed & breakfast and 1 game drive per day~
Excludes lunch and conservation levy of R150 and drinks
Luxury for every type of traveller
Set on riverbeds or overlooking waterholes, the Thornybush lodges are luxurious oases where our guests can savour the joys of the wilderness in comfort.
~From R3 799 per person/ per night, including all meals and morning and afternoon game drives/ walks~
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 from R3 100, including all meals, 2 game drives/ walks, soft drinks and selected alcohol~
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 from R 4 675 per person 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
~From R 2 900 per person/night sharing plus conservation levy R 380 per person/day – valid until 31/12/2021~
~From R3 300 per person/night sharing plus conservation levy R 380 per person/day – valid until 15/12/2022~
~Exclusive use for max 8 persons from R21 000 ask inclusive, excluding drinks per night~
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.
The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel is set back behind a dappled courtyard of cafes, galleries and boutique shops in the heart of Franschhoek’s Main Street. Its convenient location is removed from the hustle and bustle of town, while still offering unparalleled access to an abundance of nearby cafes and restaurants.
~ From R1 600 per room per night, including breakfast ~