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From one of the world’s most exclusive private islands to thrilling safaris via a magical Moroccan kasbah, each location is unique and has been personally selected by the owner, Sir Richard Branson, and is designed to be a home away from home for guestsTuesday, 30 July 2019

By Virgin Limited Edition

From one of the world’s most exclusive private islands to thrilling safaris via a magical Moroccan kasbah, each location is unique and has been personally selected by the owner, Sir Richard Branson, and is designed to be a home away from home for guests

This award-winning collection of unique hotels and retreats has been chosen for its beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings. Each property has its own unique story to tell. There are seven different locations to choose from around the world, each offering a sense of style, luxury, exceptional personal service and fun. 

Virgin Limited Edition recruits as locally as possible and gives back to the communities where the properties are located, ensuring guests have an authentic experience and the chance to learn more about the local community. 


Located in the northern region of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, Mahali Mzuri is a luxury safari camp with 12 tents that’s perfectly placed to witness the annual Great Migration. Besides enjoying the abundant wildlife on twice-daily game drives, there’s a 40ft outdoor infinity pool, spa and community tours for guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and meet members of the Maasai tribe.

Between July and September guests staying at Mahali Mzuri will have a front row seat to The Great Migration which sees up to one million wildebeest plus hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other game undertake a journey of roughly 1,000 miles through Tanzania and Kenya. Lions, hyenas, leopards and other predators take full advantage of the passing animals and explore every opportunity in search of a decent meal. This is a unique chance for guests to become fully immersed in the mass of wildlife and enjoy a truly intimate experience amid this astonishing natural spectacle.


Located in the Sabi Sand Reserve, Ulusaba is known for the quality of its safari experience and has some of the most experienced Rangers and Trackers in the country. During twice daily game drives guests will have the opportunity to spot the Big Five and many more species. Guests can stay in one of two lodges, Rock Lodge — perched on the top of a koppie (small hill) with stunning views across the landscape or Safari Lodge
— built along the banks of a dry riverbed with swing bridges and tree house style rooms. 

From bush games and safari walks to cocktails by the pool, there’s no shortage of things to do between exciting game drives. Take five and relax with a dip in one of the outdoor pools or a treatment in the Aroma Boma spa. For an out-of-this-world experience, try stargazing from the Bush observatory where rangers share unrivalled knowledge of the constellations that can be seen.


Mont Rochelle is a stunning hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province and is considered the food and wine capital of South Africa. Mont Rochelle is a perfect location for rest and relaxation where guests are encouraged to sample the delicious home-grown wines, swim in the outdoor pool, dine in the two restaurants or discover the local area.

The grounds at Mont Rochelle cover about 100 acres and guests are welcome to go exploring. A favourite activity for many guests is picnicking on the estate; the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine. There are two restaurants as well as a cosy bar, a spa, a gym and a heated outdoor pool. That’s not forgetting the vineyard and wine cellar of course. At Mont Rochelle wine tasting isn’t just a special event, it’s an everyday occurrence.


It’s easy for guests to imagine they’re a million miles away from it all at Kasbah Tamadot, which is located in Asni, a little village and marketplace in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The romantic setting makes it the perfect spot for a relaxing break and there’s also the chance to sample the best of Moroccan food and learn about the country’s customs. Everywhere guests look they’ll discover unique pieces of art, exquisitely carved doors and ceilings, tapestries and much more as they explore the grounds. This tranquil and secluded hotel has 28 rooms and suites, including ten Berber tents, which are perfect for those looking for a little more adventure.

Something quite special about Kasbah Tamadot is the opportunity to learn about the local culture and for guests to really immerse themselves in it; venture out to the local villages to enjoy a cup of fresh mint tea in a traditional Berber home. Kasbah Tamadot proudly recruits 98% of its staff from the surrounding communities. Along with the extended family of mules, donkeys and camels, a stay at Kasbah Tamadot is like a stay in one’s very own Moroccan home.


A visit to the local community to learn about the daily lives of the people who live in the area where you’re staying


• All meals provided (Ulusaba and Mahali Mzuri)
• Spa treatments
• Infinity pools
• Bars
• Tennis courts (Ulusaba, Mont Rochelle and Kasbah Tamadot)


• Twice-daily game drives (Ulusaba and Mahali Mzuri)
• Bush walks (Ulusaba)
• Stargazing
• Children’s programmes
• Local community tours (Ulusaba, Mahali Mzuri and Kasbah Tamadot)
• Trekking (Kasbah Tamadot)
• Wine tasting (Mont Rochelle)

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