Luxury sure ain’t what it used to be. Yes, it still embraces five-star comforts in the world’s most spectacular locations but these days travellers are looking for more. They’re after experiences that lend meaning to the journey, which is what makes Luxury Gold’s South African itinerary, launching in March, so unique.
You’ll see an incredible showcase of stunning wilderness, eclectic cultures, hospitality and heritage but the tour also offers experiences money can’t buy, such as meeting a former prison warden to hear firsthand stories about Nelson Mandela, one of the most heroic figures of our time. In Cape Town, travellers will visit the not-for-profit Amy Foundation to witness how the lives of vulnerable young people are being transformed through creative learning.
Of course, it wouldn’t be South Africa without a safari. In Kruger National Park, guests will stay at Lion Sands Narina Lodge (pictured) in exquisite suites with private decks and plunge pools that overlook the Sabie River. It’s luxury reborn.