Category: Africa

Photograph of the week: Walking across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Photograph of the week: Walking across the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco

The Erg Chebbi sand dunes, measuring 22 kms long and 5 kms wide, are an astonishing sight to behold. While they are the most accessible sand dunes in the Moroccan Sahara they are still a distance to reach (being around ten hours by car from both Marrakech and Fes) and so visiting the South East [...]

Top 5 ‘foodie’ luxury safari lodges

Top 5 ‘foodie’ luxury safari lodges

We’ve always put a lot of emphasis on food, and luckily it has now become a feature of almost all luxury safari camps. We know you’re all there to see the wildlife but you are also on holiday and we think you should be truly spoilt. Having good food certainly doesn’t detract from the ‘seriousness’ [...]

Africa’s top 10 most romantic properties

Africa’s top 10 most romantic properties

True romantics don’t need Valentine’s Day to show their loved ones how much they care. With these dreamy properties in Africa you’ll be looking for any excuse to spend a few nights away! Read on for our guide to the 10 most romantic places to stay on the continent. Kaya Mawa, Malawi The name of [...]

Top 5 luxury safari rooms to watch wildlife from

Top 5 luxury safari rooms to watch wildlife from

The best luxury safari camps in Africa are those which are in locations with abundant game – of course that’s one of the main reasons we all travel to Africa is to see the wildlife. There are many camps which actually offer incredible game viewing from your private room. Whiling away the hours watching antelope [...]

5 ways to get high in Africa

5 ways to get high in Africa

It’s always great to change your perspective on life.  Getting high can definitely do this for us. Taking an overview is always an eye-opening experience, so the experience tends to stick with you for quite some time.  If it also includes some form of exhilaration or effort, this makes the moment even more vivid in [...]

5 reasons why the South Luangwa is the best safari destination

5 reasons why the South Luangwa is the best safari destination

The South Luangwa which is touched lightly by the Great Rift Valley, and sits in Eastern Zambia recently received widespread publicity through the program Waiting for the Rains. This wonderful program charted the time at the end of the dry season when everything is desperately waiting for the November rains to come. Almost instantly the [...]

Affordable luxury safaris in South Africa

Affordable luxury safaris in South Africa

South Africa is renowned globally for its safari experiences, and deservedly so.  Historically, there have only ever been a handful of truly luxurious safari destinations in South Africa, such as Londolozi, Singita, and Mala Mala, with very luxurious price tags associated with them.  These are all located in the Kruger area, which is ideal for [...]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – spirit of adventure and creative collaborations

In earlier posts, we predicted ‘simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries‘ and ‘local life and set-jetting‘ as luxury travel trends to look out for in the year ahead. Here we introduce the final two of our six predicted luxury travel trends for 2014, along with the finest destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass these trends. Spirit [...]

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

Popular travel review site TripAdvisor has come out with the results of its annual Travellers’ Choice® awards. Among them are the awards for the best islands in the world. Wonder which ones made the top 10, according to the opionions of TripAdvisor readers? Then read on… 1. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes For the second year [...]

7 amazing picnic spots

7 amazing picnic spots

I’ve found that in life, efficiency and health are keys to a happy (not to mention productive) existence. This plays perfectly into my role as a cyclist and CEO. Between meetings, deadlines, training rides and other traveling obligations, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This is why I’m a huge advocate for [...]

Photograph of the week: Startled lion in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Photograph of the week: Startled lion in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

This adult male lion was preparing for a cat nap when a safari vehicle approached in the distance, headlights beaming. The lion was momentarily startled and the spotlight made for the perfect photographic opportunity for those of us a few feet away. The photo was taken in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa – [...]

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is a regal and delectable way to while away the afternoon, where you will be waited on hand and foot and treated to some delicious cuisine. Once reserved for society’s elite, afternoon tea is now a treat to be enjoyed by all. Although synonymous with England, afternoon tea is a concept now adopted [...]

5 monuments not to miss in the medina of Marrakech

5 monuments not to miss in the medina of Marrakech

With centuries of history and architectural wonders, the medina is a treasure trove of antiquities that take visitors through the long history of the city’s past rulers. Travel back hundreds of years into the past to discover unique examples of architectural styles, or marvel at the regal beauty of private royal quarters. Here are five [...]

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

Photograph of the week: Fisher’s Valley, St. Helena

The remote island of St Helena is situated 1,200 miles off the nearest landmass, off the west coast of Africa, and is currently only accessible by sea. Tourism on the island is still relatively untapped, receiving less than 1,500 tourists a year. However this is all set to change as the destination prepares to welcome [...]

5 artistic stays in Cape Town – World Design Capital 2014

5 artistic stays in Cape Town – World Design Capital 2014

As World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town is a destination highlight for art- and design-lovers around the world. Throughout the year, Cape Town will be showcasing a programme of over 450 projects to delight every sense and artistic taste. If you’re planning a trip to Cape Town in 2014, we recommend staying at one of [...]

The ultimate bucket list – part 3

The ultimate bucket list – part 3

Continuing from our previous instalment of the ultimate bucket list (see part 1 here and part 2 here), we are scouring the Earth trying to find the most adventurous and memorable things to do before kicking the proverbial bucket… Swim in the Devil’s Swimming Pool Live life on the edge – quite literally – in [...]

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