A villa for all seasons – retreats for any time of year


A villa for all seasons – retreats for any time of year

Steadfast’s portfolio of private and exclusive-use properties offers huge scope – they range across different locations and styles, suit a spectrum of types of travellers and offer every permutation of amenities and features. Exclusive-use villas are an appealing alternative to staying in a lodge or hotel if you’re travelling with a group or family, as they give you the freedom and ease that comes from having free reign over your surroundings, with the same level of comfort and convenience you want from a luxury holiday.


Steadfast has have something for every season. With villas situated in different countries and climates, you’ll be able to follow good weather and enjoy stunning scenery year round. Beyond helping you choose the ideal location, we pride ourselves on pairing guests with the perfect property based on your preferences (eg do you need a personal chef or do you prefer to cook yourself, do you enjoy having wellness treatments on tap or is a tennis court more your speed, does your style lean towards the traditional or the contemporary…).


Cape Winelands – an underrated mid-year escape

While people typically associate the Cape Winelands solely with summer, this is a huge misconception that causes many to miss out on some of the best ways to experience this region. An area known for excellent food and wine, historical architecture and a thriving arts and culture scene, mid year in the off-peak season is actually a great time to visit. It’s quieter, bookings at premium properties and establishments are easier to come by and there is plenty to do. Taste wines in front of a fire in the valley’s award-winning cellars, explorie the region’s best restaurants, horse ride in the vineyards and visit the towns’ numerous galleries – these are all activities at their best mid year, so don’t miss out…


Bushveld – the every-season destination

Winter in the South African bushveld, despite cooler mornings and evenings, enjoys long blue-skied sunny days, and excellent game viewing (thanks to increased visibility). The weather across the Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park and Kwa-Zulu-Natal safari regions is reliably good even in the South African winter and is arguably even a better time to embark on safari that the height of summer.

The rise in popularity of private safari villas is not without reason. A uniquely personal experience, it caters perfectly to travellers who wish to enjoy a special occasion or milestone in the beauty of the African wilderness but with added privacy. Especially well-suited to families with small children (many lodges have a minimum age limit on guests, which don’t apply to most exclusive-use properties), they allow total flexibility to tailor your daily schedule and enjoy bush activities on your own time.


Indian Ocean Islands – the eternal tropical paradise

With temperate climates all year round (and blissful summer sun in the peak months), the Indian Ocean Islands have no real ‘bad’ time to visit. Visiting at peak time will ensure picture perfect days spent enjoying the multitude of water sports and excursions typical of the region. But in fact, visiting in the off-peak season has considerable benefits too (it’s quieter, less expensive and offers increased availability). This makes escaping the winter to one of our idyllic island villas possible at any time of year – from any location.


Speak to one of our villa team experts – and start planning your next escape soon.

February 20, 2024

Steadfast Africa