[SOUTH AFRICA] The season for a ZOOMfari
09 April 2021


Things are looking up

While we have the dubious honour of a variant named after us and some countries have put us on the red list (#marginaliseafrica), I have to be quite honest that life in South Africa is great and we are all just getting on with living. In a typical South African approach we do what has to be done to make every situation we are in work for us. So yes; you do have to wear a mask and sanitise your hands, but you can take a flight, eat out, meet outside with 500 people, visit wine farms, enjoy our natural wonders and be a carefree tourist.

Life goes on.
South Africa is travel ready.
All you need to do is get your clients (or yourself) here.

And what better way to explore our country with a long stay exclusive villa experience or a back to basics safari experience?
We are seeing more long stays as people are opting for a nomadic life and a ZOOMfari. Yes, this is a new trend! Zoom meetings and location neutral working in-between mountain walks, wine farm visits and game drives.

Here are 3 opportunities to live like a local and embrace a life being a digital nomad with a ZOOMfari:



Stay 2 weeks, save 40% | Stay 3 weeks, save 50%
Valid until 30 September 2021

Flexibility is essential and all 3 Kwandwe villas have a private vehicle and guide, as well as a dedicated chef and butler, a private pool, and of course the much needed WiFi.
  • Uplands Homestead: Sleeps up to 6. Perfect for families with smaller children. Rates from: R 22 165 per night (based on 3 week stay)
  • Melton Manor: Sleeps up to 8. Perfect for couples or group pf friends. Rates from: R 27 090 per night (based on 3 week stay)
  • Fort House: Sleeps up to 8. Perfect for multi-generational families and has a private study for working away. Rates from: R 35 400 per night (based on 3 week stay)



Stay 2 weeks, save 35%
Valid until 20 December 2021

Life in this little village with access to the mountains for walking, trail running and mountain bike riding; surrounded by vineyards and wine farms plus being the place to connect with locals for a morning coffee, is most certainly a slice of the perfect life. Add in the 5 stunning exclusives use villas at La Cle des Montages which are serviced with housekeeping and an attentive host plus include a daily cooked breakfast, and you have the cherry on top.

Each villa sleeps between 4 - 10 guests, has a private garden and pool, good wifi (and we even have back-up power in case of load shedding) and all are within an easy 5 minute walk of the village.

Based on the 2 week stay: per night exclusive-villa rates from:
Galerie R8 450 | Manoir R 10 075 | Grange R 12 025 | Domain R 14 950
Lodge R 22 425



Stay 5 nights, pay 4 (save 20%)
Valid until 30 September 2021

Open for 7 months of the year only (until 30 September 2021), Tanda Tula Field Camp is an explorer-styled tented camp offering a thrilling and life changing safari experience that includes tracking big game game on foot. Here you have a total disconnect with no wifi, no mobile phone reception, no electricity. Go to sleep surrounded by the bushveld sounds around you, and wake up energised to head out with the highly skilled, dedicated guide and tracker.
4 en-suite tents | max up to 8 adults | private guide | walking | day and night game drives | your safari on your time
Extend the stay
Combine with Tanda Tula Safari Camp for 7 nights (pay 6) and Tanda Tula Field camp for 5 (pay 4)

As our new enquiries to start to gather momentum, I'd like to remind you of the Special Offers tab on our website. This is a quick and easy reference to all offers across our Portfolio

Warmest regards

Suzanne Bayly-Coupe

OWNER, Classic Portfolio


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Kwandwe Melton Manor

With sweeping views of the Afromontane Forests, Melton Manor at Kwandwe is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch. This sole-use safari villa, where the smallest detail of your stay is planned according to your specific wishes, is perfect for family holidays, parties or groups of friends. 

The welcoming villa with its four en-suite bedrooms are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool, while the interiors humorously combine traditional mid 20th century furniture with the latest in South African design.

Our favourite is the interactive farm-style kitchen which invites guests to try a hand at combining flavours under the cheerful guidance of their personal chef or if the guests would rather have a more relaxing time, they can simply watch as the chef cooks up wholesome and delicious snacks whenever they want.