Following one of the wettest summers on record, Britons are in much need of some rest and recuperation in a dry, warm and sunny climate. But where can you go for almost guaranteed winter sunshine? What are the best beaches to eat your Christmas dinner on? Where are the perfect spots of winter paradise? Don’t fret, we’ve thrown [...]
A wildlife safari is the holiday of a lifetime, and not one you’re likely to repeat again and again every year. If you’re headed to Tanzania, or even just thinking about it, then you’re in for an amazing time packed full of unforgettable experiences and memories that will stay with you forever. Here are a [...]
Around 200 km to the west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa lies an attraction without comparison – the world’s highest commercial bungy jump at Bloukrans bridge. ‘Adrenaline pumping’ and ‘exhilarating’ are two expressions often used to describe the ultimate in bungy experiences, along with a few understandable choice expletives when conquering this monster of a [...]
A baby elephant has been rescued from a well in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The eight month old was thankfully re-united with her mother, Zombe, before the elephants had to be forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle. Here’s the footage of the calf’s rescue, showing what a great job was done by [...]
Love wine? Love to incorporate some great wines in your next trip? Then take a look at this list from TripAdvisor. According to the popular travel review site, these are currently the five best wine destinations in the world. I don’t suppose the French will be happy at not making the list, whilst California’s Napa Valley [...]
Many new and exciting activities have come about in the last few years in South Africa, but none more exciting than the advent of shark diving in the chilly blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of people flock to the small town region of Gansbaai on a daily basis to experience the ultimate adrenaline [...]
Golf in South Africa has long been an attraction for visitors to the country and it’s not difficult to see why when you consider that there are over 500 courses within the country’s borders, distributed amongst the nine provinces of this vast land. Golfers often head to the Western Cape, Gauteng or Kruger National Park area as [...]
The following footage was shot on a game drive from the exclusive Mala Mala game reserve lodge in South Africa. There’s a leopard on the left and a herd of impala come rushing in from the right, presumably as a result of some kind of disturbance. The footage was captured by mipix Fine Art Photography.
Jake Grieves Cook has been involved in the Kenyan tourism industry for more than 35 years. He founded Porini Safari Camps back in 1989, is a former Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board and is a passionate advocate of sustainable and responsible tourism. These camps operate under a unique community conservancy concept to allow the Maasai [...]
Every year the Walker Bay in South Africa welcomes the annual migration of Southern Right Whales to its shores. These gentle giants are attracted to the natural sanctuary the bay provides so that they may mate and calf with one another. The internationally awarded Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers its guests the opportunity to see the whales from land, [...]
When visiting Cape Town one is spoiled by the number of hip and happening hotels in the V&A Waterfront. Sure, there is lots to see and do, but those who have been there before will agree: big crowds of tourists are unfortunately also part of the deal. And yet it is her hidden luxury gems [...]
LUX* Resorts has launched a new ‘Vitality Experience’ this November – a holistic, dedicated lifestyle programme focusing on fitness, spa, diet and mind at its properties in Mauritius and the Maldives. Set between three to seven nights, as part of a longer holiday or on its own, the Vitality Experience has been created to help [...]
Luxury-Hotels.com has conducted a survey that identifies the most expensive hotels in the world. The findings came from an analysis of average room rates for standard double rooms in hotels around the world during the June to August 2012 summer season. Interestingly, half of the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world are all [...]
The possibilities are so numerous when it comes to deciding what to visit in South Africa that it is difficult to make a selection. Depending on the time you have, there are a few places or activities that should not be missed.
Over the past few years, there’s been a real increase in the number of couples choosing to hold their wedding abroad and combine it with a luxury honeymoon. For those couples who want a standout destination honeymoon, the attraction of combining the wedding with that honeymoon is clear. But when you’re planning a wedding, there’s [...]
Luxury tour operator Carrier is offering the honeymoon of a lifetime for newlyweds seeking to couple the best safari and beach experience in Kenya, Africa. Stay in the luxury tents of Mara Bushtops where couples can enjoy Champagne in the tent’s private sunken hot tubs, after returning from an enriching game drive in the Masai [...]