Classic Portfolio

UK Based Representation

Suite 5, The Square, 36 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, 7690
Member Number: 2390432 Tel: +27 21 876 2153 / +44 207 096 1287

Classic Portfolio is the leading collection of eco-sensitive camps, private game reserves, luxury hotels, secluded beach retreats and renowned wine estates in Africa. Each experience offers unique accommodation in exclusive destinations. All are privately owned, often owner-managed, and each has their own special personality and style, but what really sets each of these impressive destinations apart is a strong commitment to sustainability. Each destination offers the conscientious traveller an opportunity to enjoy some of Africa’s most incredible landscapes and environments in the knowledge that their stay is also supporting the local communities and protects the area’s ecological heritage.

Our members include - SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE: Sundy Príncipe | REPUBLIC OF CONGO & CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Congo Conservation Company | NAMIBIA: Wolwedans Premier Camps | SOUTH AFRICA: Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, La Clé des Montagnes, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Tanda Tula | BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE: Machaba Safaris | ZAMBIA: Chiawa Safaris, The Bushcamp Company, Remote Africa Safaris | MOZAMBIQUE: Azura Retreats | TANZANIA: Chem Chem Safaris, Gibb's Farm, Legendary Expeditions | KENYA: The Safari Collection | SEYCHELLES: Blue Safari Seychelles

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Central African Republic
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Congo

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Guided flying safaris
  • Eco tourism


26 March 2019

Classic Portfolio - new members and new countries

In keeping with our core values of Private. Unique. Committed, Classic Portfolio is delighted to welcome Machaba Safaris in Botswana and Zimbabwe and Wolwedans Private Camp and Boulders Safari Camp in Namibia as our newest members.  Now extending over 12 countries with 17 companies encompassing over 50 camps, lodges, hotels and island escapes, we are the most extensive portfolio of privately owned experiences, offering truly unique experiences while being fully committed to long term sustainability.

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31 January 2019

Classic Portfolio welcomes a new camp in Zambia

We love wild, remote and untamed wilderness areas, and the North Luangwa National Park has always been one of our ultimate safari, pure escapism destinations. With this in mind, we are very excited to launch the latest camp operated by Remote Africa Safaris. Opening July 2019, Takwela - meaning 'we have taken off' - offers a rare opportunity to visit an unexplored area of the vast North Luangwa wilderness.

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21 November 2018

Launching: Deeper discoveries in the Congo Basin

Launching 3rd January 2019 Effective from January 2019, CONGO CONSERVATION COMPANY, who has pioneered tourism in the Congo Basin, expands beyond ODZALA DISCOVERY CAMPS in the Republic of the Congo, to partner with SANGHA LODGE adjoining CAR's Dzanga-Sangha National Park. This partnership, together with the new access route directly from Odzala to Sangha, will turn one of the most inaccessible and untouched corners of Africa into a viable tourism destination for conscientious travellers.

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31 October 2018


The journey over the past 25 years has led Classic Portfolio through the savannahs of Africa, across powerful rivers, over mountains, beyond the shore, and into equatorial rain forests. Behind the vision of this collection of ‘best in class’ destinations throughout southern, east and west Africa is Suzanne Bayly-Coupe. It is with an unbridled passion that she guides the lodges and camps in her care alongside a remarkable team, founded on a collaborative approach to securing Africa’s future in tourism through privately owned, unique and authentic experiences committed to sustainability.

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09 August 2018

Classic Portfolio new member: Blue Safari Seychelles

In our quest to include the most unique experiences in spectacular locations, we are delighted to welcome Blue Safari Seychelles as the latest member of Classic Portfolio.

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17 April 2018

New rate structure for the exclusive-use Tanda Tula Field Camp

Excellent news for families or friends wanting authenticity and an exceptional experience where you are immersed in pure wilderness: Tanda Tula Field Camp announces a per-person rate structure while keeping the exclusivity of the camp.

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16 April 2018

Mwiba's new fly-camping experience

Mwiba in Tanzania has just become more fly... New and immediately available for guests staying at Mwiba Lodge is the option of a night under star-studded skies in a truly luxurious fly-camp. Set-up on the escarpment of the Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Eyasi, this is an unforgettable African experience.

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01 February 2018

Odzala Discovery Camp - NB Updates 2018

The Congo Conservation Company (CCC) and Odzala Discovery Camps has a strong commitment to protecting the Congo Basin. With this clear purpose in mind, we are delighted to share an important update for the year ahead. Keep in mind for every guest you send to Odzala, you are making a significant contribution to conservation of the Congo Basin.

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23 January 2018

Classics Roundup - What's new for 2018

Classics Roundup: As we look ahead at 2018, we would like to share a round-up of our unique experiences and adventures. Through supporting our privately owned members, and their commitment to conservation and communities, you contribute to a sustainable Africa.

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01 December 2017

Classic Portfolio expands into West Africa

Recently announced, Classic Portfolio expanding into São Tomé and Príncipe off the coast of Gabon in West Africa with Sundy Príncipe. With its sheer volcanic peaks rising out of the ocean, densely forested vegetation, secluded bays and high density of endemic species, the island of Príncipe is a planet in miniature. Remote and pristine, uncover a volcanic wonderland just off the west coast of Africa.

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