Last Word Story

Let us take you by the hand.

Let us take you by The Hand

Last Word is a collection of five-star Intimate Hotels™ and Safari Camps in and around Cape Town and the Greater Kruger National Park.
They are peaceful and tranquil. Oases in a sea of sameness. Sanctuaries away from the madding crowd and no more than ten rooms. Elegant interiors complement the special way we treat guests. The real pleasure of a Last Word stay is internal, so we create inordinately large suites with tasteful décor adding superior comfort.

At Intimate Hotels and Safari Camps, paradise is inside.

A family business, it is our simple purpose to make guests happy – in secret sanctuaries that are singularly exclusive and serenely secure. Our cause is to take you beyond boutique embraced in an experience that has at its service core, kindness, character and generosity.
Kindness is in our nature, character in our personality and generosity in our inordinately large rooms, breakfasts and free drinks.
It really isn’t about us… it’s about you.

Discover secrets you will just have to tell.

Peter Fleck

Peter Fleck

Chairman

"If you want to charge a premium, make sure no one else can do what you do"

Nicky Coenen

Nicky Coenen

Managing Director

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

Steve Robertson

Steve Robertson

Brand Director

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Widad Marnewick

Widad Marnewick

Reservations Manager

"Let me help you plan the perfect South African escape"

Bruce Deneys

Bruce Deneys

Sales Director

"Hope is not a strategy."

Kelsey le Voy Hufkie

Kelsey le Voy Hufkie

Content and Social Media Manager

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them" - Henry Matisse

Chad Cobbledick

Chad Cobbledick

Financial Strategy Manager

"Did you catch Saturdays game?"

Edwin Penhallrick

Edwin Penhallrick

Financial Director

"Show me the money!"

Michelle de Klerk

Michelle de Klerk

Public Relations Manager

Let us take you by the hand

What we do

Choose Wisely

The Last Word is no ordinary group of hotels. Small, elusive and distinctly special, almost handmade in its own way, they are a collection of collaborative human affairs crafted by inputs from all the players involved with the brand – guests, staff and associates. Such artisanal elegance attracts people who love life and bring life to life.

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