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At Destinate, we pride ourselves in doing travel differently and choose to work with partners who deliver to this mantra. The handpicked local properties, small tourism companies and local tour operators we work with are all committed to ethical tourism and creating unique experiences for the conscious traveller.

The Destinate Travel partners is a collection of tourism experiences that offer more than just exceptional service, but represent the very essence of what makes South Africa one of the most memorable travel destinations in the world. Each partner is hand picked to align with Destinate Travel’s philosophy giving preference to independently owned and owner-run brands, committed to service excellence, sustainable tourism and unforgettable travel experiences for visitors.

Panthera Africa

Panthera Africa is a sanctuary for 23 big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs and caracals. On our educational visits we create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. We are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place. We are a blue print of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient and can provide a safe haven where big cats will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives. Join us for an educational, sunset or enrichment visit. We also offer a popular volunteer program for those who would like to make a difference.

Tel: +27 (071) 182 8368

Farm 933, Portion 2, Stanford, South Africa

www.pantheraafrica.com

 

 

Panthera Africa is a sanctuary for 23 big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs and caracals. On our educational visits we create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. We are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place. We are a blue print of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient and can provide a safe haven where big cats will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives. Join us for an educational, sunset or enrichment visit. We also offer a popular volunteer program for those who would like to make a difference.

Tel: +27 (071) 182 8368

Farm 933, Portion 2, Stanford, South Africa

www.pantheraafrica.com

 

 

Panthera Africa is a sanctuary for 23 big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs and caracals. On our educational visits we create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. We are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place. We are a blue print of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient and can provide a safe haven where big cats will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives. Join us for an educational, sunset or enrichment visit. We also offer a popular volunteer program for those who would like to make a difference.

Tel: +27 (071) 182 8368

Farm 933, Portion 2, Stanford, South Africa

www.pantheraafrica.com

 

 

Bites & Sites

Bites and Sites Food Tours is based in the charming university town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape winelands. Our passion is to share “Culture on a Spoon”. We offer leisurely walking tours to help visitors discover the local flavours, diverse cultures and vibrant history of the town.

Tel:  +27 (0)76032 8234

www.bitesandsites.co.za
 

 

Bites and Sites Food Tours is based in the charming university town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape winelands. Our passion is to share “Culture on a Spoon”. We offer leisurely walking tours to help visitors discover the local flavours, diverse cultures and vibrant history of the town.

Tel:  +27 (0)76032 8234

www.bitesandsites.co.za
 

 

Bites and Sites Food Tours is based in the charming university town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape winelands. Our passion is to share “Culture on a Spoon”. We offer leisurely walking tours to help visitors discover the local flavours, diverse cultures and vibrant history of the town.

Tel:  +27 (0)76032 8234

www.bitesandsites.co.za
 

 

Cheetah Plains

Featuring exclusive-use, luxurious bushveld houses, each comprising of a main house with 4 private guest suites. Each house boasts 2 lounges, dining area, outdoor boma, wine room & heated pool. The 4 King-bedded guest suites each have their own private deck, dressing room, lounge, double rain shower & bath overlooking the splendid African Bushveld. Offering guests unrivaled game viewing opportunities, combined with state-of-the-art architectural design, the finished houses promise exceptional safari luxury of the highest standard, complete with private game viewing vehicle, designated field guide, gym & spa therapist. All meals - prepared by private chef - as well as specially selected wines & beverages, twice-daily game drives & access to a variety of exclusive facilities are included in our rates.

Jaci’s Lodges

Accommodation to suit every preference! From our romantic Starbed Suites, luxury tented-style rooms, family-friendly Nare & Safari Suites at Jaci’s Safari Lodge, to the custom-built designer Treehouse Suites at Jaci’s Tree Lodge. Our submerged Terrapin Photographic Hide is accessible 24 hours a day, fully equipped with Red LED interior lights, spotlights & radio, this popular vantage point is enjoyed by all. Under the guidance of experts in their field, our specialized safari activities offer everyday bush lovers the opportunity to experience Madikwe Game Reserve from unique perspectives. We take pride in delivering authentic, inspired cuisine served with customary South African flavour & flair. We serve fire-cooked meals under the stars as often as possible!

www.jacislodges.co.za

www.jacissabihouse.co.za
 

 

Accommodation to suit every preference! From our romantic Starbed Suites, luxury tented-style rooms, family-friendly Nare & Safari Suites at Jaci’s Safari Lodge, to the custom-built designer Treehouse Suites at Jaci’s Tree Lodge. Our submerged Terrapin Photographic Hide is accessible 24 hours a day, fully equipped with Red LED interior lights, spotlights & radio, this popular vantage point is enjoyed by all. Under the guidance of experts in their field, our specialized safari activities offer everyday bush lovers the opportunity to experience Madikwe Game Reserve from unique perspectives. We take pride in delivering authentic, inspired cuisine served with customary South African flavour & flair. We serve fire-cooked meals under the stars as often as possible!

www.jacislodges.co.za

www.jacissabihouse.co.za
 

 

Accommodation to suit every preference! From our romantic Starbed Suites, luxury tented-style rooms, family-friendly Nare & Safari Suites at Jaci’s Safari Lodge, to the custom-built designer Treehouse Suites at Jaci’s Tree Lodge. Our submerged Terrapin Photographic Hide is accessible 24 hours a day, fully equipped with Red LED interior lights, spotlights & radio, this popular vantage point is enjoyed by all. Under the guidance of experts in their field, our specialized safari activities offer everyday bush lovers the opportunity to experience Madikwe Game Reserve from unique perspectives. We take pride in delivering authentic, inspired cuisine served with customary South African flavour & flair. We serve fire-cooked meals under the stars as often as possible!

www.jacislodges.co.za

www.jacissabihouse.co.za
 

 

Jaci’s Sabi House

Jaci’s Sabi House accommodates 6 guests at a time for exclusive-use bookings, boasting a locally designed Main Lodge House & separate Guest Cottage with spacious interiors, luxurious finishes & bespoke decor. We believe that our South African inspired cuisine is best enjoyed under African skies & we pride ourselves on regular authentic outdoor dining experiences. All meals are prepared on site by your private chef. Rooms boast spectacular bush views & designer interiors with bursts of vibrant, bold colours with luxurious linens, high quality furnishing, custom finishes & personal touches. Enjoy twice-daily game drives in your private game-viewing vehicle, led by your on-site field guide.

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Set in the heart of a 162ha working wine estate, on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch, the historic Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore SA’s most famous winelands. With 53 luxurious bedrooms, this country Estate exudes an air of intimacy and provides the ultimate in personalized service. The hotel boasts four restaurants, six newly renovated conferencing and function venues and spacious lawns which offer the perfect opportunity for exclusive outdoor events. Treatments at the Lanzerac Spa take place against a stunning backdrop of mountains and vineyards. Experience true South African heritage.

Tel:+27 (0)21 887 1132

No. 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

www.lanzerac.co.za

Set in the heart of a 162ha working wine estate, on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch, the historic Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore SA’s most famous winelands. With 53 luxurious bedrooms, this country Estate exudes an air of intimacy and provides the ultimate in personalized service. The hotel boasts four restaurants, six newly renovated conferencing and function venues and spacious lawns which offer the perfect opportunity for exclusive outdoor events. Treatments at the Lanzerac Spa take place against a stunning backdrop of mountains and vineyards. Experience true South African heritage.

Tel:+27 (0)21 887 1132

No. 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

www.lanzerac.co.za

Set in the heart of a 162ha working wine estate, on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch, the historic Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore SA’s most famous winelands. With 53 luxurious bedrooms, this country Estate exudes an air of intimacy and provides the ultimate in personalized service. The hotel boasts four restaurants, six newly renovated conferencing and function venues and spacious lawns which offer the perfect opportunity for exclusive outdoor events. Treatments at the Lanzerac Spa take place against a stunning backdrop of mountains and vineyards. Experience true South African heritage.

Tel:+27 (0)21 887 1132

No. 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

www.lanzerac.co.za

Marine Dynamics

Marine Dynamics tourism hub offers five star shark cage diving and whale watching/eco tours in the unique Dyer Island ecosystem of Gansbaai, South Africa. The companies are Fair Trade Tourism certified and believe that, “Your Choice Makes a Difference.” Through our environmental project, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, we are making a real difference for conservation and the community by: conducting effective science on marine species through daily observational data to translate into evidence-based conservation initiatives and legislation, conservation projects for the survival of the African penguin, supporting community education, building effective tourism and conservation partnerships, fundraising towards research, conservation, education.

Our key projects are: African penguin conservation which includes a nest project providing critical protection during the penguin fledgling stage; and in 2015 we opened a rehabilitation facility, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. Invaluable research on great white sharks by marine biologists includes tagging and tracking, behavioural surveys, wound healing, environmental parameter monitoring and population studies. Support of whale and dolphin research. We handle all marine animal rescue, strandings and sampling on our coastline. Our Environmental Education Programme known as DEEP educates a dedicated group of young learners for three years measuring the impact and growth of each individual. Marine pollution efforts include the unique fishing line bin project and monthly beach clean ups. The Dyer Island ecosystem is unique and fragile and it is the priority of Marine Dynamics to ensure the marine life in the area flourish and remain for many years to come.

Tel: +27 (0) 82 380 3405

5 Geelbek Street, Kleinbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

www.sharkwatchsa.com

Marine Dynamics tourism hub offers five star shark cage diving and whale watching/eco tours in the unique Dyer Island ecosystem of Gansbaai, South Africa. The companies are Fair Trade Tourism certified and believe that, “Your Choice Makes a Difference.” Through our environmental project, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, we are making a real difference for conservation and the community by: conducting effective science on marine species through daily observational data to translate into evidence-based conservation initiatives and legislation, conservation projects for the survival of the African penguin, supporting community education, building effective tourism and conservation partnerships, fundraising towards research, conservation, education.

Our key projects are: African penguin conservation which includes a nest project providing critical protection during the penguin fledgling stage; and in 2015 we opened a rehabilitation facility, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. Invaluable research on great white sharks by marine biologists includes tagging and tracking, behavioural surveys, wound healing, environmental parameter monitoring and population studies. Support of whale and dolphin research. We handle all marine animal rescue, strandings and sampling on our coastline. Our Environmental Education Programme known as DEEP educates a dedicated group of young learners for three years measuring the impact and growth of each individual. Marine pollution efforts include the unique fishing line bin project and monthly beach clean ups. The Dyer Island ecosystem is unique and fragile and it is the priority of Marine Dynamics to ensure the marine life in the area flourish and remain for many years to come.

Tel: +27 (0) 82 380 3405

5 Geelbek Street, Kleinbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

www.sharkwatchsa.com

Marine Dynamics tourism hub offers five star shark cage diving and whale watching/eco tours in the unique Dyer Island ecosystem of Gansbaai, South Africa. The companies are Fair Trade Tourism certified and believe that, “Your Choice Makes a Difference.” Through our environmental project, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, we are making a real difference for conservation and the community by: conducting effective science on marine species through daily observational data to translate into evidence-based conservation initiatives and legislation, conservation projects for the survival of the African penguin, supporting community education, building effective tourism and conservation partnerships, fundraising towards research, conservation, education.

Our key projects are: African penguin conservation which includes a nest project providing critical protection during the penguin fledgling stage; and in 2015 we opened a rehabilitation facility, the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. Invaluable research on great white sharks by marine biologists includes tagging and tracking, behavioural surveys, wound healing, environmental parameter monitoring and population studies. Support of whale and dolphin research. We handle all marine animal rescue, strandings and sampling on our coastline. Our Environmental Education Programme known as DEEP educates a dedicated group of young learners for three years measuring the impact and growth of each individual. Marine pollution efforts include the unique fishing line bin project and monthly beach clean ups. The Dyer Island ecosystem is unique and fragile and it is the priority of Marine Dynamics to ensure the marine life in the area flourish and remain for many years to come.

Tel: +27 (0) 82 380 3405

5 Geelbek Street, Kleinbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

www.sharkwatchsa.com

Shimansky

Located at the world-renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Shimansky Diamond Experience offers a unique diamond journey direct from the South African mines to you. There are no middlemen involved in the journey of a Shimansky diamond direct from the source, ensuring the value saved is passed directly to you. Discover South African diamonds handcrafted to perfection on-site and internationally certified by the GIA. Shimansky’s involvement in every step of the process ensures our diamonds are conflict-free and ethically sourced. World-renowned for contemporary, classic designs and expert craftsmanship; Explore a wide selection of diamond and tanzanite jewellery on offer. Custom jewellery design and manufacturing is offered within 24 hours. Discover the Cape Town Diamond Museum for insight into the fascinating history of diamonds in South Africa and enjoy complimentary South African Wine.

Open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm


Level 1, The Clock Tower Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa
Tel: +27 21 421 2788

www.shimansky.com

Located at the world-renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Shimansky Diamond Experience offers a unique diamond journey direct from the South African mines to you. There are no middlemen involved in the journey of a Shimansky diamond direct from the source, ensuring the value saved is passed directly to you. Discover South African diamonds handcrafted to perfection on-site and internationally certified by the GIA. Shimansky’s involvement in every step of the process ensures our diamonds are conflict-free and ethically sourced. World-renowned for contemporary, classic designs and expert craftsmanship; Explore a wide selection of diamond and tanzanite jewellery on offer. Custom jewellery design and manufacturing is offered within 24 hours. Discover the Cape Town Diamond Museum for insight into the fascinating history of diamonds in South Africa and enjoy complimentary South African Wine.

Open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm


Level 1, The Clock Tower Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa
Tel: +27 21 421 2788

www.shimansky.com

Located at the world-renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Shimansky Diamond Experience offers a unique diamond journey direct from the South African mines to you. There are no middlemen involved in the journey of a Shimansky diamond direct from the source, ensuring the value saved is passed directly to you. Discover South African diamonds handcrafted to perfection on-site and internationally certified by the GIA. Shimansky’s involvement in every step of the process ensures our diamonds are conflict-free and ethically sourced. World-renowned for contemporary, classic designs and expert craftsmanship; Explore a wide selection of diamond and tanzanite jewellery on offer. Custom jewellery design and manufacturing is offered within 24 hours. Discover the Cape Town Diamond Museum for insight into the fascinating history of diamonds in South Africa and enjoy complimentary South African Wine.

Open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm


Level 1, The Clock Tower Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa
Tel: +27 21 421 2788

www.shimansky.com

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve™ - an award winning 5 star luxury lodge close to Hermanus. Grootbos offers luxury accommodation with an authentic African experience.

The freshest air, the cleanest water and the clearest views: a stay at Grootbos is a glimpse into a truly organic life. Much of the food we serve is grown right here on our reserve and you can taste this in every mouthful. Ultimate relaxation.
 

Tel: +27 28 384 8008

www.grootbos.com 

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve™ - an award winning 5 star luxury lodge close to Hermanus. Grootbos offers luxury accommodation with an authentic African experience.

The freshest air, the cleanest water and the clearest views: a stay at Grootbos is a glimpse into a truly organic life. Much of the food we serve is grown right here on our reserve and you can taste this in every mouthful. Ultimate relaxation.
 

Tel: +27 28 384 8008

www.grootbos.com 

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve™ - an award winning 5 star luxury lodge close to Hermanus. Grootbos offers luxury accommodation with an authentic African experience.

The freshest air, the cleanest water and the clearest views: a stay at Grootbos is a glimpse into a truly organic life. Much of the food we serve is grown right here on our reserve and you can taste this in every mouthful. Ultimate relaxation.
 

Tel: +27 28 384 8008

www.grootbos.com