Unfound Africa is a curated collection of properties and experiences across Africa. It aims to bring guests to untrodden, breathtaking destinations, where they are made to feel special. Each property in the portfolio is unique, but underpinning all is the same soul of exceptional guest service and a golden thread of eco-centricity.
Each destination immerses travellers in Africa’s extraordinary nature and wildlife. From the peaks of Swartberg and Table Mountain, to the animal wonders of Kruger, and the marine marvels of Mozambique’s secluded coastlines, guests can lose themselves and discover themselves all in one trip.
Unfound brings together travel, wellness, wonderment, and wanderment, unlike any other travel curator. They do it for the love of discovery, the love of our natural world, and the determination to share these unique destinations with others who carry their values.
Many travellers do not want the typical break that thousands of others experience, and they do not want to be crowded in on every side by throngs of tourists. Unfound’s guests crave a secret escape that they can later whisper about and be met by awe-struck faces.
As a responsible tourism operator asserting a love affair with Mother Earth, Unfound is devoted to showcasing its values and building its passion for purpose, while offering sustainable and unforgettable experiences.
South African Destinations
South Africa is a destination for all kinds of travellers. No matter what type you are, Unfound’s South African collection brings you to the best of everything.
Vida Nova Kruger, Marloth Park, is a private lodge boasting eight bedrooms and overlooks Kruger National Park’s Crocodile River. Wake up immersed in the African wilderness with spectacular scenes of iconic animals and exquisite sunrises from the expansive viewing deck. Enjoy Big Five safari experiences in Kruger National Park, and savour lodge visits from giraffes, wildebeest, and zebras. Repose by a crystal outdoor pool, or with luxurious spa treatments. Venture around Marloth Park’s walking, cycling, and birding trails, or book nearby fishing, boating, and golf experiences.
Vida Nova Retreat, Hout Bay, is a beautifully decorated, boutique hotel in this stunning Cape Town suburb. Surrounded by the most iconic peaks in the Cape Fold Belt, relish an opportunity to escape from the hustle, while being located only a short drive from the city. Relax in the hotel’s lawns by the beautiful outdoor pool, loungers and bar, with impressive views over the southern slopes of Table Mountain. After a day of adventures in the city bowl, whale watching, hiking, kayaking, or wine farms, take time to relax with a treatment at the luxurious onsite spa.
Klaarstroom Hotel, Karoo, is the only hotel in the picturesque and historical village of Klaarstroom. Be truly immersed in the splendour of the Swartberg Mountains, and the old-world charm of this hidden gem. It offers a guest-only pool and an onsite restaurant, with delicious Karoo-style boerekos dining, with nearby walking, cycling, and birding trails. Take a short drive along one of South Africa’s most beautiful roads, Meiringspoort Pass, to Cango Caves, olive farms, and wine farms, and spend evenings soaking up the endless starry night skies.
Sani Pass Tours, Drakensberg, offers the ultimate 4×4 adventures. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Sani Pass, on a journey of hairpin bends and turns, through scenic green valleys, into Lesotho. Spectacular colourful flora and igneous rock can be seen on the route, alongside abundant birdlife and wildlife. Each tour includes a stop-off at the Highest Pub in Africa, 2,874 metres above sea level, and immersion in authentic Basotho culture. History lovers will relish the longer tours that take you to ancient San rock art and dinosaur footprints.
Mozambique is known for its breathtaking coastline. For travellers who relish a warm turquoise ocean, cocktails by the pool, and sumptuous Egyptian sheets, Unfound boasts an idyllic destination.
Machangulo Nature Reserve is Southern Africa’s secret beach vacation spot. Each villa in the collection offers balconies, dining areas, private pools, and inclusive chef-crafted dining experiences. Intrepid travellers will savour ocean activities, and wildlife lovers will appreciate safari experiences in the reserve.
Loggerhead Beach Villa offers a quintessential beach vacation with stylish and welcoming décor ensuring the utmost comfort. Shared areas provide the perfect spot to dine and unwind, with intuitive staff always on hand.
The Monarch Villa is tucked into the coastal dunes above the beach. Savour private dining and excellent service, and find a harmonious balance between ultra-luxury surroundings and the restoring scenes, sounds and scents of nature.
Kilima Sanctuary is an elegant palace offering lavish suites, a steam room and a cinema room. The outdoor social area provides encircling views over the azure Indian Ocean, a 20-metre pool, and considerable spaces in which to lounge, dine or mingle.
Leatherback Beach Villa is a luxurious beach house, named for the many turtles that call this stretch of coastline home. Designed with the ultimate beach vacation in mind, this villa is the epitome of barefoot luxury.
Ilha do Fogo, Zambezia Province, is a unique private island with a series of unexplored, prolific coral reefs. All-inclusive SCUBA, turtle nesting, and awe-inspiring marine life are on offer at this ultra-exclusive remote destination.