Category: Africa

5 reasons we think a luxury safari is better than any other holiday

5 reasons we think a luxury safari is better than any other holiday

As Africa addicts ourselves we realize we are writing this from a biased point of view, but we hope to argue convincingly why a luxury African safari beats any other type of luxury trip. We know there will be some who disagree, but we hope this article will be enjoyable for those of you who […]

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa's Garden Route

Honeymoon bliss on South Africa’s Garden Route

Fancourt, one of South Africa’s top resorts, idyllically situated on the famous “Garden Route”, is the perfect setting for a heavenly honeymoon, especially when combined with a few days in Cape Town. It is just a short flight or a scenic drive from the Mother city to the historic town of George – and Fancourt […]

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city of contradictions, energy, chaos and charm, and there’s no better place to take it all in than from one of the serene rooftops overlooking the landscape. From the relaxing poolside of luxury hotels, to the convivial atmosphere of an open-air restaurant, the calm and tranquility of a rooftop view gives you […]

Morocco has a flavour all of its own

Morocco has a flavour all of its own

You have never truly eaten Moroccan cuisine unless you have eaten it in Morocco. I have had plenty of great tasting tagines in London, but none can match the one I ate on a rooftop in Essaouria one warm December evening. The day had been a leisurely affair of slow wandering through the town to the […]

A white Christmas on Mnemba Island - without the cold, sleet and snow

A white Christmas on Mnemba Island – without the cold, sleet and snow

Northern hemisphere guests wishing to celebrate a white Christmas without the cold weather, sleet and snow are guaranteed a delightful twist to the festive season on the white sands of tropical &Beyond Mnemba Island, situated off the coast of Zanzibar. While the island’s coral sands are as pure and soft as driven snow, the traditional Christmas […]

The Blue Train does KwaZulu-Natal

The Blue Train does KwaZulu-Natal

The Blue Train is an all-inclusive luxury rail cruise that showcases some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery, whilst guests are pampered on-board, and has been regularly voted ‘The World’s Leading Luxury Train’. By day, elegant private suites provide generous lounges, changing, as night falls, into subtly lit en suite bedrooms with butler service. The […]

The top 10 priciest private jets owned by wealthy Nigerians

The top 10 priciest private jets owned by wealthy Nigerians

It is ironically easier to connect Africa to other continents of the world as opposed to connecting Africa with Africa using commercial airlines. There are many factors that hinder the smooth running of this process. Some of these factors include the massive size of the continent, the geo – political factors and the developing infrastructure. […]

New Maasai warrior experience for children

New Maasai warrior experience for children

Children staying at Cottar’s 1920s luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara are being invited to join in a Maasai warrior session which includes fun-learning on how to make fire, spear throwing, bow and arrow practice and other activities incorporating the fascinating culture of the Maasai people. The activities are organised by Cottar’s own Maasai […]

Top quirky sights in the Seychelles

Top quirky sights in the Seychelles

The Seychelles is famed for its luscious beaches and tropical foliage, but it is also a landscape filled with all manner of unusual sights and sounds. From ancient examples of architecture to some of the world’s most unusual creatures, those travelling to the Seychelles will be awed by the variety of sights on offer. We’ve grouped […]

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

Top 5 luxury Kenya safari sundowner spots

In Kenya they really know how to operate luxury safaris. Having spent the afternoon game viewing with your expert guide, you will often be greeted by a surprise sundowner spot, set up with all the romanticism of the first explorations of Africa. These sundowner spots are perched high above the surrounding bush with exquisite views […]

The top 5 golf courses in South Africa

The top 5 golf courses in South Africa

Luxury golf estates are quite a common sight in South Africa. Known for it’s majestic landscapes and beautiful wildlife, South Africa has a lot going for it in terms of creating the perfect scenic golf course. It is no wonder that this country has delivered their fair share of golfing legends like Gary Player, Ernie […]

3 top tips on planning a luxury safari

3 top tips on planning a luxury safari

There are safaris and safaris of course, but what makes a safari a luxury safari? Is it the accommodation, the location, the food, the guiding, the vehicles… or something else?  Well, it’s all of these things and more, but there are a few key things you can look out for to ensure your safari is […]

6 original ways to discover Marrakech's surroundings

6 original ways to discover Marrakech’s surroundings

Beyond the hubbub of the medina, Marrakech has a diverse and wonderful landscape surrounding the city, that can surprise, stimulate and inspire. To really experience it, you have to get off the beaten track and discover what lies in store. Explore Marrakech by air or buggy, or go traditional with a horseback or camel caravan […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa

Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Africa

If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, then look no further than Africa – a continent so diverse and beautiful, both in its landscapes and, of course, its flora and fauna. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, fly fishing on the Zambezi or simply relaxing on […]

Delicacies of South Africa

Delicacies of South Africa

South Africa boasts many delights, including its culinary ones. Rich and flavoursome, South African cuisine has reached global recognition in recent years, with establishments like The Tasting Room in Franschoek being voted as one of the best restaurants in the world. One of the defining features of South African cuisine is its honesty. Simple dishes are […]

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