Category: Africa

Recipe of the week: Pan-fried line fish on warm Nicoise salad, parmesan cream sauce and leek angel hair

Recipe of the week: Pan-fried line fish on warm Nicoise salad, parmesan cream sauce and leek angel hair

This dish is an adaption of the traditional Nicoise salad and was originally made in South Africa using the kob fish (kabeljou), a well-known saltwater fish that is readily sourced from local fishing villages. Wild sea bass would also work well as an easily sourced responsible alternative for those living in the northern hemisphere. Soft […]

The world's best botanical gardens

The world’s best botanical gardens

The world is a beautiful place, filled with a myriad of natural wonders which botanical gardens magnificently display throughout their grounds. From the South African bush to the gardens that inspired some of Claude Monet’s greatest artworks, botanical gardens preserve the best of nature – and are ready to welcome you into their figurative arms. We’ve […]

5 luxury Autumn breaks that won’t break the bank

5 luxury Autumn breaks that won’t break the bank

An Autumn getaway is an appealing idea. You can find far cheaper flights and accommodation and enjoy some real relaxation now the screaming children are safely back in school. From October onwards the weather tends to be more unpredictable but if you know where to go you can still find the sun. Here are five of […]

Africa's best walking safaris uncovered

Africa’s best walking safaris uncovered

Walking safaris are the best way to explore the bush – this is why they quickly become the favourite occupation of qualified safari guides, such a natural way to explore and really feel as if you are part of Africa. Head out into some of the most inaccessible places in the world, only reachable on […]

Top 5 private safari guides

Top 5 private safari guides

There are many fantastic safari guides in Africa – we always hand pick our guides based on everything from personality to knowledge, after all it is a holiday and you have to have fun, as well as travelling with an expert who really knows about Africa and it’s wildlife. Here are five (to name but […]

5 of the best sunsets in the world

5 of the best sunsets in the world

One of the most magical moments of any holiday is watching the sun set over stunning scenery. The sunset becomes part of the daily routine, as you sip a cold cocktail or crisp glass of wine while watching the sky become a canvas of crimson, orange and pink. Here are some of my favourite spots […]

The savvy shopper's guide to Morocco

The savvy shopper’s guide to Morocco

The north of Morocco is barely 12km from the southern tip of Spain, so many Europeans make the crossing for a quick blast of north African retail therapy. Although everything can be bought in port cities such as Tangier, those in the know, prefer to tour the country making a bee-line for the regions that […]

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Getting close to 5 iconic wildlife species

Whether you’re a photographer wanting that special shot or simply have always yearned to look a gorilla in the eye, getting close to wildlife is one of the reasons some of us travel the world. Of course there is never a guarantee of being able to get close to any wild creature in its own […]

Top 5 places to see leopard

Top 5 places to see leopard

The elusive leopard is often a target for many a game viewer when heading to Africa. Sadly we still can’t guarantee you’ll see one but if you want to give yourself the absolute best chance then these properties certainly offer that, not least because of their amazing guides and trackers who have the eyesight of […]

Today is World Rhino Day!

Today is World Rhino Day!

Did you know that today is World Rhino Day? As the survival of the rhino continues to be threatened by the scourge of poaching in South Africa, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has confirmed that one of the three female rhinos translocated from South Africa to Botswana earlier this year is pregnant and due to […]

Some of the best luxury hotels around the world

Some of the best luxury hotels around the world

If you are planning to charter a private for your holiday this year, you will no doubt be looking to stay in a luxury hotel. All of the major cities and tourist destination have a range of luxury hotels to choose from, but here are some of the best luxury hotels in the world that […]

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

Top 5 luxury safari spas and healing treatments

The puritans out there would probably turn their nose up at a safari lodge or camp with a spa – but surely a safari is about connecting with the wilderness… really feeling it? The word spa suggests something a little more formal than what most luxury safari camps and lodges have, and as soon as […]

Top 5 safari wild swims

Top 5 safari wild swims

Wild swimming is becoming more and more popular all over the world; swimming in a natural resource is one of the most rewarding and thrilling experiences, and Africa has plenty of natural resources that just beg to be explored, and of course, swam in. We have been lucky enough to visit all of these places […]

Are you in on Africa's big secret?

Are you in on Africa’s big secret?

In most African countries there is a ‘secret season’, sometimes called the low season, except it’s not really a low season – the wildlife is still there, often the birds are more beautiful, the vegetation is lush and the flowers are out; in short, low or secret season (usually between November and April in most […]

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Interview with Lorne Blythe, Owner of Flavours Holidays

Lorne Blythe born in Edinburgh now divides her time between Italy and Edinburgh. She is the owner of Flavours Holidays which organises getaways for people who want a cooking holiday, a painting vacation or a week practising Pilates in Italy. Flavours is a specialised niche market tour operator, and has been offering luxury holidays since […]

5 luxury holidays you have to try at least once

5 luxury holidays you have to try at least once

Luxury holidays aren’t just about staying in an excellent hotel or visiting a beautiful destination; the real luxury comes from the whole experience and the sense of fulfilment you get to take home with you when your holiday comes to an end. Here are five types of luxury holiday you have to try at least […]

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