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We’ve hand-picked some of our favourite properties in Adelaide and across South Australia, fit for a Duke and Duchess. So – even if you aren’t royalty – you can experience a royal standard of stay during your own South Australia holiday.
For more than a century, the Trans-Siberian Railway has been transporting travellers across the vast and beautiful Russian landscape. A trip on this enchanting train will treat you to mesmerising vistas, delicious cuisine, elegant accommodation and fascinating stops en-route.
Ready to experience a luxury beach holiday like no other? First, you’ll head to the island paradise of Mauritius, famed for its white-sand beaches, tropical landscapes and welcoming locals. Enjoy seven nights at one of our favourite resorts before catching a short flight to another jewel in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles.
Nimmo Bay is a serene sanctuary with spectacular views of the bay in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are nine cozy yet spacious cabins, either intertidal, so you can feel the ebb and flow of the tide beneath you, or streamside, in which you will fall asleep to the sound of the nearby cascading waterfall.
Our escorted tours allow you to explore the world's most incredible destinations with like-minded travellers. Accompanied by an expert guide, each trip is designed around you and your group.
Our range of luxury villas have been carefully selected to provide you with the greatest level of comfort, facilities and service. Browse our collection and find your luxury home away from home.
Our luxury family holidays are tailor-made for your needs. Whether you’re travelling with toddlers or teens our travel specialists will create a family holiday for you to remember.
We're an award-winning, luxury travel company. We create tailor-made holidays that are as individual as the person we're creating it for. We care about the smallest details of every holiday we design, but also about the world we're travelling through.
Abercrombie & Kent is an award-winning, luxury travel company with a difference. Our holidays aren't packaged or off-the-rack. We create tailor-made escapes. Each holiday as individual as the person it is created for.
We're pleased and proud to have been crowned 2018's best luxury tour operator at the sixth annual News UK Travel Awards. This accolade is voted for by the readers of The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
South Africa is a destination which has it all: a diverse culture, spectacular topography, award-winning wine and world-famous wildlife. Yet poaching, poverty and pollution pose a continual threat to its environment and its people. During your A&K holiday to South Africa, why not discover the efforts being made to tackle these problems? You can even lend a hand. Here are just a few of the projects striving to better the Rainbow Nation.
In the early 1900s, the Southern white rhino was on the brink of extinction. Thanks to conservation efforts, its population has climbed, but the threat from human activity remains. These iconic ungulates pacing the savannahs of South Africa face an uphill struggle for survival, but the nation’s game reserves are lending a hand. Join a veterinary team at Ngala Private Game Reserve in Kruger to observe up-close how rhino ears are notched to aid the tracking of its population. Stay at Ngala’s tented camp and take advantage of this rare opportunity to be close to an animal so unique and so sadly at risk.
The African elephant is the largest living land mammal on Earth. But despite its star power, it faces the same two-pronged threat as its thick-skinned friend the rhino: poaching and habitat loss. 20,000 elephant are poached each year, whilst the encroachment by humans into their habitat gives them an ever-shrinking area within which to live. Game reserves such as Phinda in KwaZulu-Natal play a vital part in protecting this majestic pachyderm. Join the conservation staff as they swoop in to replace the radio collars of the seven resident herds. Overhead, a veterinary team in a helicopter sedates the elephant with a tranquiliser dart whilst you follow the action from an open-top 4x4. Once the elephant is out for the count, join the team by its side as they undertake this important work. All funds raised by visitors go directly to supporting the elephant conservation efforts at Phinda.
Research by Stellenbosch University in 2016 revealed that functional reading and numeracy skills are weak amongst South African children in the critical early stages of school. This can have a dramatic impact upon their prospects later in life. To remedy the situation, The Click Foundation is turning to the power of technology. Set up in 2012, the charity has helped over 39,000 students by implementing a fun online literacy programme across the country, and plans to do the same with mathematics. Cape Town’s Ellerman House hosts an annual auction of South African art to raise funds for The Click Foundation. Called ArtAngels, the event brings together generous artists and passionate collectors in support of a worthy cause. Rub shoulders with art lovers, enjoy an evening of entertainment and bid on unique lots to give South African children a great start to their education.
An eco-reserve boasting 2,500 hectares of lush plant-life, Grootbos is a little bit of Eden on the southern coast. A stay at its luxury accommodation includes opportunities to take botanical tours, whale watch from the shore and ride along trails on horse-back. Such pristine wilderness needs to be preserved, however, and the Grootbos Foundation was formed in 2003 to do just that. Its mission is to conserve the unique Cape Floral Kingdom, but also to develop sustainable livelihoods for surrounding communities. One of the foundation’s many schemes, the Green Futures Horticultural & Life Skills College gives up to twelve unemployed young people the benefit of accredited training each year, developing skills in everything from finance to horticulture. Candidates walk away with new confidence, knowledge and a better chance to succeed in the world of work. The Grootbos Foundation also offers tourism and hospitality courses, aids early childhood development centres and uses sport as a vehicle for change in young people’s lives. Visit one of its projects to see the passionate work happening firsthand – and there are even opportunities to volunteer.
Take a break from bumping around on safari for a tour of a different kind. Uthando, which aptly means love in Xhosa, is an award-winning tourism organisation that puts people at the heart of a holiday to South Africa. Based in Cape Town, its philanthropic tours take in vibrant townships, their historical sites and their community-led projects. Visit schemes focusing on everything from youth development and care of the elderly to arts and crafts and animal welfare. True to its Fair Trade Tourism accreditation, Uthando ensures every tour is respectful, meaningful and creates a connection between tourists and the communities they visit.