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March 7, 2017

The Changing Face of Travel

Everybody wants to travel the world these days; and everybody wants to do it via business class flights, staying in 5-star accommodation, with ‘off the menu’ fine dining and private chauffeurs to the most exotic of locations.

The Changing Face of Travel

While grand hotels with in-suite massage, room service and private jets have their place on the wealthy traveler's itinerary, it's unforgettable experiences that top the list; especially in countries like South Africa, where the natural luxury of ‘unfrequented’ safari paradise becomes the determining factor of a life-changing holiday. To this end, the luxury traveler must be convinced that his bespoke experience of Southern Africa is obtainable by and exclusive to no one else in the world and that he has truly discovered his own acre of diamonds on foreign, African soil.



At The Last Word Intimate Hotels, these unique experiences manifest for every international (and local) guest that stays in our Long Beach, Constantia and Franschhoek suites. Not only do our boutique sanctuaries provide a world apart; characterized by the softest linens, most lavish breakfasts, finest wines and state of the art technologies, our familiar and willing staff have insights into the most exclusive bespoke tours of the Western Cape and will recommend and book at the drop of a hat; and the individual’s explicit convenience and preferences.

We’re talking about that sunset horse ride through the Franschhoek vineyards; followed by an exclusive cellar tasting at Anthonij Rupertand a spot of gourmet dinner at the world renowned Foliage restaurant, two minutes’ walk from our hotel. In Constantia, we’ll organize a guided hike to the caves on Elephant’s Eye followed by a sushi and wine pairing at boutique vineyard, Beau Constantia and perhaps an afternoon tee-off at the revered Steenberg Golf Club. Dinner bookings at top restaurant, La Colombe are always recommended. Luckily we take care of those too…

And no traveler with wanderlust can resist the pristine, white beaches, sought after swell and remote removal that Long Beach in Kommetjie has to offer. The Last Word Long Beach remains one of two hotels right on the beach in the Western Cape and the only 5-star property near Cape Point, the southernmost tip of the continent. It offers 5 star, in-house dinners on its balcony of breath taking views as well as private keys to the garden beach gate.

“The definition of luxury travel to me is to undertake a new experience and immerse oneself in a new destination whilst indulging in the very best levels of personal and attentive service, lavish and sumptuous accommodation, exquisite and unrivalled levels of gastronomy and informative and educational guides. It is travel without stress, pressure of time or daily routine, where your every need is pre-empted and your every expectation is met and exceeded.” – Gareth Harding, Sales Director at The Cruise Line Ltd.



Cape Town, the African Riviera, is the perfect place to exceed the expectations of the wealthy, international traveler; rated number one in the category 'Top Cities in Africa and the Middle East' in the Travel and Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards, and equally deserving in Conde' Nast's reader's choice award in the World’s Best Food Cities list. To this end, Cape Town’s tourism sector is amongst the most profitable and prestigious on the planet, leaving no personalized bespoke experience unobtainable.

Well, not for The Last Word, that is...

With us, the sky’s the limit and when it comes to your personal holiday itinerary, our flexibility is your luxury.

Rest assured that your South African journey is safe in our capable and creative hands.

“Luxury travel means you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience safe in the knowledge that every aspect will surpass expectation.” – Rory Pilkington, Managing Director, Bailey Robinson.


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