“Quirky, unusual, fresh, and like nothing we’ve seen before…” – i-escape.com

What we do

Explorers Club is a unique collection of accommodation paired with off-the-map mini-expeditions based in South Africa. More than accommodation, Explorers Club offers an experience like no other. Each of our properties has its own distinct theme, character and story to tell.

We are a small chirpy team, in Franschhoek, dedicated to exploring new places and delivering memorable experiences to our guests. We love working with like-minded characters who share the same ethos and enjoy a good lunch.

Our Locations

You can choose between beach, winelands, mountain, farm or bush stays.

They can be chosen individually or you may combine with different areas to make up a diverse holiday experience. The links, for good combinations, can be found at the bottom of each of our accommodation options. Like all our homes, all our locations offer somewhere special and memorable.

We would not have chosen them if they didn’t.

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Our mini-expeditions

We launched mini-expeditions because we wanted to tailor these adventures ourselves and be more independent than an off-the-shelf safari experience. This is a way to share a bespoke safari adventure, under African skies, with friends or family. We concentrate on experiences that deliver exercise as well as connecting us to the environment, through walking or canoeing in wilderness areas with the best guides. They also combine well to some of our accommodation options in the Western Cape.

We test-run each one, to ensure it delivers a unique and memorable experience.

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Tockie’s 1

"Gorgeous tardis-like cottage in the perfect spot. We loved every minute at Tockie's - our favourite place thus far."

Antonia & Hedley Walls

(Tockie's)

2017-08-01T14:17:06+00:00

(Tockie's)

"Gorgeous tardis-like cottage in the perfect spot. We loved every minute at Tockie's - our favourite place thus far." Antonia & Hedley Walls

Explorer’s Club 1

"As always, the very best. Explorers and Library are havens of peace in a world of insanity."

Nigel & Alexa Vere-Nicoll

(Explorers Club)

2017-08-01T13:22:36+00:00

(Explorers Club)

"As always, the very best. Explorers and Library are havens of peace in a world of insanity." Nigel & Alexa Vere-Nicoll

Cook’s Cottage 1

"Jo, you have it nailed to a tee. Thank you for allowing us to share one of your 'spaces' in what has been am memorable family weekend."

Brad, Debbie, Chris, Lau & Tim

(Cook's Cottage)

2018-06-22T13:55:51+00:00

(Cook's Cottage)

"Jo, you have it nailed to a tee. Thank you for allowing us to share one of your 'spaces' in what has been am memorable family weekend." Brad, Debbie, Chris, Lau & Tim

The Library 1

"The design, setting and ambience of The Library was nothing short of perfection."

Kajal & Family

(The Library)

2018-06-22T13:56:48+00:00

(The Library)

"The design, setting and ambience of The Library was nothing short of perfection." Kajal & Family