For the most discerning guest, Thompsons Africa’s experienced Travel Experts will ensure that every luxury tailor-made package is specifically designed around your guests’ wants and needs. No detail is spared as each itinerary exceeds all expectations.
In southern Africa, we’ve reinvented the word ‘luxury’. Here, it takes on a rare magical quality, for it not only encompasses the known, expected and predicted elements of a luxury experience, but in Africa uniquely, luxury involves a luxuriant shift of mind, spirit and soul.
For discerning guests, southern Africa’s brand of luxury means the exclusive option of a specialised or customised itinerary, with a wide, highly selective range of superb destinations and experiences. The diversity of the landscape, the climate, the people and the attractions are unrivalled elsewhere, so guests can cherry pick from our sensational luxury collection, compiling an itinerary which satisfies their interests. High adventure or culture and history; hiking trails or a photographic safari; global shopping expeditions or glorious sunshine and perfect waves on some of world’s finest beaches - supreme luxury in the city, in the country, in the wilds. Any- and everything’s possible - we customise exclusive, creative travel itineraries, all imbued with distinctive traces of southern Africa.
What do guests typically enjoy and long to experience in a luxury customised tour of southern Africa?
This vast region is home to numerous international branded accommodation establishments as well as superlative five star local brands. These world-class boutique hotels, lodges and bed-and breakfasts, are sited in supreme locations designed to take advantage of breathtaking views, easy accessibility to golden shopping malls and acclaimed restaurants in key cities, the country’s finest health spa facilities, and a host of other desirable attributes. The services are world class, yet guests will always experience the sense of place.
For those who long to embark on an authentic African safari, a stay at one or more of the world’s finest Big Five private game reserves, is unforgettable on so many levels. Luxury here revolves as much about a gourmet bush meal round an open fire under star-studded African skies, as it does about the supreme professionalism and knowledge of the finest wildlife guides on the continent. It’s about supremely comfortable open safari vehicles, local flights into gloriously remote locations, and memories made in breathtaking lodges with award-winning architecture and decor.
Southern Africa is a visual feast, whether it’s the natural beauty of the acclaimed floral kingdom, the spectacular mountain ranges, the stark desert, or the extraordinary coastline. For the luxury collection, we seek out the magnificent and make it extraordinary. We curate safaris for guests passionate about photography, those for whom history is important, and those who enjoy fine dining and wine tasting.
The luxury collection provides guests with the ultimate experience on land, sea and air. They’ll see southern Africa from the most luxurious vantage points, where attention is paid to the smallest details, and a professional is with them every step of the way. Each customised itinerary is as unique or as specialised as a guest chooses.
Luxury in southern Africa is more of a galaxy than merely five stars.