Category: Africa

Why you must holiday in South Africa in 8 photos

Why you must holiday in South Africa in 8 photos

Without question South Africa is the country offering the continent’s greatest variety for those on holiday. There’s urban chic in Cape Town, but it’s not just the city itself with its bustling markets and refurbished waterfront that draws people here. The city is overlooked by Table Mountain, has sandy beaches, Cape Point Nature Reserve and […]

Top 3 luxury destinations to visit in 2016

Top 3 luxury destinations to visit in 2016

The new year is here and what better time to start thinking of new adventures for 2016! Luxury trend-setting travel clients are always keen to discover interesting or new and up and coming destinations. There are plenty of great destinations to visit but here are our top three recommendations: South Africa We’re noticing that the […]

Cape Coastline

50 shades of blue

Between the foothills of the iconic Table Mountain, one of the of the World’s New 7 Wonders of Nature, and the Atlantic Ocean, lies a strip of land that can only be described in superlatives: the most breath-taking beauty, the most valuable real estate, the most luxurious seaside villas, and all the shades of blue […]

The top 5 child-friendly luxury hotels in South Africa

The top 5 child-friendly luxury hotels in South Africa

The belief that children and luxury can’t mix is a fallacy, and having children need not mean an end to indulgent, grown-up holidays. The recent nosedive of South Africa’s currency means that five-star luxury holidays in the sun for family groups are far more attainable than ever before. Whether your brood fancies a break with […]

10 amazing villas with private access to the sea

10 amazing villas with private access to the sea

Arriving at your holiday destination from the sea can be an amazing experience, as slowly approaching the coast gives you the chance to really savor the moment of arrival. These ten amazing properties around the world, from the Caribbean Sea to the Med and the Indian Ocean, offer the possibility of docking private yachts right […]

6 destinations to watch in 2016

6 destinations to watch in 2016

It’s that time of year where we try to predict the destinations that will hit the heights in the next 12 months. So, after consulting my crystal ball and deciphering those all-enlightening tea leaves (and some scientific stuff too, promise), here are my tips for the Six Best Luxury Travel Destinations in 2016. Tanzania This […]

Top 10 beaches in South Africa

Top 10 beaches in South Africa

South Africa is laden with beautiful beaches, all of which have something unique to offer, from stunning views of Table Mountain to a wealth of water sports available. But which are the best beaches worth your consideration? We’ve put together a list of the top 10 beaches in South Africa to help you out. Ballito […]

Living the high life in the High Atlas

Living the high life in the High Atlas

Morocco is a fabulous destination for luxury travellers but, as with all other destinations, is best enjoyed with a theme in mind. Many opt for the towns of the north with their dense souks (open-air markets) where a heady mix of trades vie for local custom, but our recommendation is to head further south, up […]

5 tips for taking kids on safari

5 tips for taking kids on safari

We traveled to Tanzania this past August with our three boys ages, 14, 12 and 8. A close family, we have never gone on vacation without the boys, so it was natural that we would take them with us on our safari and trip to Zanzibar. As we planned the big trip, we often thought about […]

Cape Town's 5 most thrilling outdoor adventures

Cape Town’s 5 most thrilling outdoor adventures

Cape Town is a dream destination for anybody who likes to get outdoors and explore beautiful countryside and a coastline of endless spectacular views. Here are five of the best ways to explore the Mother City. Take a motorcycle sidecar tour If you’ve ever yearned to feel the wind in your hair and sun on […]

St. Lucia, Seychelles or Maldives - what could possibly go wrong?

St. Lucia, Seychelles or Maldives – what could possibly go wrong?

Private islands, turquoise lagoons, lush rainforests, stunning volcanic beaches, endless islands in paradise, amazing underwater worlds, and so much more. These are some of the attractions of these three beautiful destinations, and trying to make the choice between them can be a bit of a challenge. Imagine gazing up at the coconuts overhead, as the […]

Wildlife Drive Okavango Delta Xudum Camp

Exploring Botswana in 9 safari photos

“Lift your feet up” says the guide casually as the water slops into the Land Cruiser’s footwell. This is Botswana’s Okavango Delta and if you want to see the wildlife you take your safari vehicle through the channels to find it. Four-wheel drive means the wet conditions are no barrier to grip and an air […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

Discerning travellers are becoming increasingly hard to impress; impeccable service, fancy bathroom toiletries and spacious rooms are all taken for granted when you stay at a 5-star hotel. But there’s one room type that even the most hard-to-please globetrotters still get excited about: the pool villa. There’s something about staying somewhere with your very own […]

5 perks of luxury safari lodging

5 perks of luxury safari lodging

Truth be told, there are far more than five perks to staying in the best safari lodges and camps. Like at all top-end resorts, the beds will be plush and clad with the finest linens and the decor will be stunning. At top end safari camps, meals are paired with delectable wines and post-meal digestives are enjoyed […]

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