Last Word


September 7, 2020

Destination Bushveld Bliss Out

The Last Word Kitara is our spectacular gem situated in the heart of the African bushveld. This wildlife retreat hugs the banks of the Klaserie River that runs through the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve where our magnificent Kitara finds its home.

Destination Bushveld Bliss Out

The Last Word Kitara is our spectacular gem situated in the heart of the African bushveld. This wildlife retreat hugs the banks of the Klaserie River that runs through the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve where our magnificent Kitara finds its home.
Based within the famed Greater Kruger National Park, the Big Five on your doorstep, it's an absolute haven for wildlife enthusiasts or anyone wanting to get away from it all and connect to the sanctity of nature.
Wedged between the Klaserie and Olifants Rivers and constituting 6000 hectares of pristine bushveld, this soulful safari camp has everything that the quintessential safari must offer. Our highly experienced field guides and trackers are ready to show you the richness and beauty of this bush bliss. Traverse the rich, untapped prolific landscapes via comfortable open-air game drives or eco-sensitive, carbon-neutral walking safaris. Enjoy even slower safaris on our sun-drenched deck, dine under a star-spangled night sky and enjoy breakfast al fresco, out in the bush. Our six spacious suites offer elegance and the ultimate comfort that hospitality has to offer.


Our lovely people at The Last Word Kitara are ready to welcome you with their warmth and kindness. From management to general staff, they all share our passion for boutique-style hospitality. The team is on-hand to exceed your every expectation. Immerse yourself in our private, luxurious wildlife sanctuary situated in one of South Africa's most sought-after nature conservancies. But don't let your dream visit to South Africa end there. Let us take you by the hand and envelope you in our unparalleled hospitality for a little longer. Combine your stay at Kitara with our other 'beyond boutique' properties unpacked below.


The Last Word Long Beach

A little farther away, moving southwards toward the tip of Africa but in keeping with our purpose, we offer you another sustainable yet indulgent accommodation option. The Last Word Long Beach, located right on the beach in Kommetjie, has unsurpassed ocean views. Our pristine location allows ease of access to the Cape's world-renowned attractions. Small wonder that travellers consistently vote our beautiful city as one of the world's best and most attractive to visit. The Last Word Long Beach's sea-facing rooms provide the ultimate beach paradise experience. Whether it's surfing, swimming or just walking on the beach, immerse yourself in the sheer beauty that this utopia has to offer.


The Last Word Constantia

The Constantia region offers some of the oldest wine estates in the country. Our property in this lush and leafy exclusive neighbourhood offers tranquillity at its finest. Constantia, arguably one of the most beautiful areas in Cape Town but also not too far from the city where one can experience Cape Town's iconic attractions. Our nine bespoke suites offer the utmost elegance. Fall asleep in our fine linens to the sounds of birdsong and peace. Enjoy lots of fresh air and environmentally sensitive activities such as guided garden walks, biking through the vineyards and hikes in the beautiful forested areas of the Constantia hills.


The Last Word Franschhoek

Our Franschhoek boutique hotel offers gorgeous mountain views, old-world charm of a French heritage village, and all the incredible benefits of South Africa's gourmet capital. This quaint little town offers sought-after culinary adventure, and the award-winning wine farms in the vicinity are all bursting with a myriad of culinary delights. From premier fine dining to casual bistros and welcoming sidewalk eateries, Franschhoek has it all. Our ten large rooms are an inviting oasis to come home to after a fun-filled day of sampling some of the best food and wine that our country has to offer.


Affairs of the Heart

Our 'beyond boutique' hotels are dreamy destinations for honeymoons or romantic getaways. Our world-class establishments offer the ultimate environment to enjoy the privacy of the wilderness with the one you love.
Longer stays
Why not reward yourself with prolonged bliss by booking one of our extended stay promotions? You can create a long stay experience by enjoying a combination of one, two or three of our sought-after properties. Each property with its unique style and features offers the best in boutique hotel experiences. You can experience them all, as one property complements the next.
Enjoy our mindful hospitality
The wellbeing of our people and guests is paramount, and we have implemented safety measures and procedures for your peace of mind.
Our hotels and camps located in remote settings, together with our generous rooms and facilities that are exclusive to our in-house guests, provide adequate social distancing in a plush, becalmed environment. Guest numbers in our premier small-scale properties are limited as well as in shared public spaces. Our staff possess the latest knowledge regarding best practices for health and safety protocols. Most importantly, our people are respectful of our guests' privacy and their need for space.
Read more about how we have prepared to welcome our guests to stay safely and responsibly in these unique times


Let Us Take You by the Hand

Our government recently announced that intra-provincial leisure travel (travel within one’s home province), in addition to business travel, is now allowed. We are delighted to announce our safe and responsible phased reopening of The Last Word Intimate Hotels and Safari Camps are as follows for South African travellers:

The Last Word Long Beach and The Last Word Franschhoek will be open from 17 August 2020.

The Last Word Kitara will be open from 1 September 2020.

For now, The Last Word Constantia remains in her wintertime slumber.
Watch this space, though!

Contact us now to enquire about our Rand-friendly domestic rates. We'd be delighted to assist.
It has been lovely to connect with you again. As always, we love hearing from you. Please send us your comments and questions. Until next time, be well and stay safe.


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August 28, 2023

World Rhino Day Walk

In honour of World Rhino Day, the lodges of the Madikwe Game Reserve would like to create awareness and are proud to present the seventh annual Rhino Walk. The event is being held to raise funds to help combat rhino poaching in Madikwe Game Reserve.

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There is something about being in the wild that feels different. Maybe you’ll discover your roots or on the other hand become more responsible for nature and its survival

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