Accommodation

  • Fully-serviced villas
  • City apartments
  • Five-star hotels
  • Game reserves and eco lodges
  • Country guesthouses
African holiday concierge services

Concierge services

  • Chauffeurs
  • Reservations
  • Tour guides
  • Au pairs
  • Butlers
  • Private chefs
Elephants on a Big 5 African Safari

Big Five Safaris

  • Big Five safaris
  • Game viewing
  • Five-star lodges

Culinary experiences

  • Fine dining
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Top restaurants
  • Informal dining
  • Traditional African cuisine

Professional photographer

  • Cultural tours
  • Cape Point
  • Kirstenbosch
  • Robben Island
  • Table Mountain

Gifts & shopping

  • Shopping
  • Luxury Brands
  • Designer goods
  • Jewelry

Golfing

  • Golfing
  • Golf and spa experience

Health & wellness

  • Spa treatments
  • Massages
  • Nail treatments
  • Haircuts
Take a Yacht or a Private Cruise to see parts of Africa you have never seen before

Private cruises

  • Sunset cruises
  • Day charters
  • Sundowners

Wine & beverage

  • Wine tasting
  • Méthode Cap Classique
  • Craft beer
  • Coffee
  • Sherry
  • Brandy
  • Gin

TRAVEL MEMOIRS

African holiday concierge services

Chauffeur Service for Small Delegate Group

“HME exquisite holiday is very reliable, everything is going well! Delicate small group of guests are very satisfied with the future group will continue to cooperate!” Leslie Cheung, General Manager International Travel Agency, Lesiure Travel.   December 2017  

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Garden Route to Cape Town Adventure Trip

“This time I was in the planning tour of South Africa, a few people girlfriends to find the HME, from start to finish itinerary planning are HME’s Carlo by e-mail to communicate with me, from planning the trip to the offer, to several trip changes, are Very efficient and easy to communicate, very service-oriented, so that the original messy e-mail communication has become much smoother than expected, was only a month away from our departure date. Our trip to the…

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23 Days Africa Safari: Lusaka, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland & South Africa

“Dear Carlo You and your team have done an amazing job to make this trip perfect and unforgettable for us. My father and I have great passion and love for Africa, its people, culture and the wild life. We have been on numerous safaris trips in Africa for the past 18 years. Both my father and I think this trip is our very favorite one. Everything went very smoothly. The vehicles you have arranged for us are comfortable and the…

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Coastal Sanctuary

Recognised by the former President Nelson Mandela as one of our most ecologically significant natural areas, iSimangaliso Wetland Park should be high on the to-do list of every visitor to South Africa. In 1999, when the iSimangaliso Wetland Park was declared South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nelson Mandela paid tribute to the immense ecological diversity of the area by saying, “This must be the only place in the world where the oldest land mammal (rhinoceros) and the biggest…

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Petit Paris

From the quaint and charming to unashamedly grand and dignified, the Cape Winelands village of Franschhoek, is a must-visit for life, food and wine lovers alike. Fleeing Roman Catholic persecution, the French Huguenots first settled in Franschhoek (‘French Corner’) in 1688. With their cultural influence on the village came a strong culinary tradition which over the years has established Franschhoek as the unofficial food and wine capital of South Africa. Our first stayover in this charming Cape Winelands village is…

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&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve – Into the wild

What’s that!?” I shout excitedly at our ranger Kyle soon after we set off on our maiden game drive. I’m pointing at what I would soon learn to be a nyala antelope foraging in a nearby thicket.       “I’ve never seen one of those before, not even in Kruger,” I explain further. “You’re right,” Kyle confirms. “But you’ll see plenty more while you’re at Phinda. We have the largest population of privately-owned nyala in the world,” he adds…

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De Kelders & Gansbaai – A whale of a time

The sign announcing our arrival in Gansbaai says “Welcome to the Great White Shark Capital of the World” – a terrifying prospect for someone with a phobia of the toothy critters. Thankfully though, our port of call is the neighbouring coastal village of De Kelders, celebrated rather for its historically significant limestone caves and reliable whale sightings. Now that sounds more like a holiday! De Kelders is a residential area which offers basic amenities such as a garage, grocery store,…

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Bushmans Kloof – Exclusive mountain retreat

After a three-hour drive from Cape Town we arrive at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat – a South African National Heritage Site in the lap of the magnificent Cederberg Mountains. With its wide-open spaces interrupted only by exquisite sandstone monoliths and indigenous flora and fauna, this five-star Relais & Chateaux retreat is a communal play place for the human spirit and Mother Nature. The main lodge sits in a lush garden overlooking rock pools and towering cliffs with…

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Inverdoorn Game Reserve & Iziba Safari Lodge – Wilderness wonder

Fifty kilometres beyond the citrus farming town of Ceres, my partner and I arrived at Inverdoorn Game Reserve & Iziba Safari Lodge – a pristine wildlife sanctuary of vast open spaces guarded on all sides by majestic mountains. On this modern Big Five reserve we enjoyed a truly hospitable blend of wildlife, fine dining, luxury lodging and fascinating insight into the preservation of the world’s fastest land animal – the cheetah. Our comfortable bungalow is equipped with air-conditioning and a…

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Grotto Bay & Darling – West Coast splendor

If you want to experience rugged coastal beauty within an hour of Cape Town, the town of Grotto Bay and its neighbouring nature reserve are easily accessible off the R27 West Coast road – and one of the best places to get your fix. Grand homes, standing tall on the dunes, guard vast white stretches of pristine beach. One such lavish abode is Pebble Beach Manor, comprising four en-suite bedrooms – all with unsurpassable sea views. It features a large…

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