Category: Africa

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 […]

The 10 most exotic scuba diving destinations in the world

The 10 most exotic scuba diving destinations in the world

There’s nothing quite like the scuba dive – you glide downward into what just might as well be another world, and in many ways is. You see things that are impossible anywhere else. It’s a passion that has to be lived to be fully understood. Here’s a look at 10 of the top places in […]

The best luxury river cruises in the world

The best luxury river cruises in the world

If you’re the type of traveller that likes exploring a destination at a relaxed pace, one of the best ways to do this is on a river cruise. Not only does this offer a more peaceful mode of travel, it also allows you to view a country from a completely different perspective, experiencing things not […]

Top 5 luxury safari spots for birding

Top 5 luxury safari spots for birding

Even those of us that would rather see a predator cannot fail to be impressed by the brightly coloured birds in Africa, or the huge birds of prey, which stalk the savannah from the air. Birding in Africa is huge and it is often the birders that see some extraordinary sights. As they peer into […]

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Golf holidays are becoming ever more popular and 2014 is no exception with many new destinations emerging as ‘the next big golf destination’. Each year, a staggering 3 million golfers pack up their golf clubs and head for warmers climate, sweeping golf courses with ocean views and luxurious accommodation, and it’s easy to see why. […]

Top 5 night safaris in Africa

Top 5 night safaris in Africa

Night drives and safaris are always a hot topic for conservationists, some people believe that it’s best to leave the wildlife alone at night – but we believe that a good guide will not harass wildlife but follow from a distance, observing but not interfering or disturbing. Of course Africa comes alive at night – […]

Photograph of the week: Africa's great wildebeest migration

Photograph of the week: Africa’s great wildebeest migration

Africa’s great wildebeest migration… each year more than 1.5 million wildebeest make the long distance journey from the southern plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again. Recognised as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” this is the biggest movement of animals on earth and one that sees […]

5 unusual romantic breaks

5 unusual romantic breaks

When you think of romantic places, the common ones like Paris, Venice and the Seychelles always come up.  If you are planning something for Valentine’s Day, or are in need of a romantic getaway with your partner, how about a break that is much more romantic then the popular choices?  Here are 5 romantic getaways […]

Morocco's top 5 luxury stays

Morocco’s top 5 luxury stays

From traditional riads in Morocco’s bustling cities, to more secluded and off-the-beaten-path kashbahs throughout the countryside, traditional Moroccan accommodation offers both comfort and luxury. Whatever your preference may be, here is my pick of Morocco’s top five luxury accommodation options. Capaldi Hotel Morocco has its fair share of wonderful accommodation options, but the Capaldi Hotel, which […]

How to pick the right luxury African safari camp for you

How to pick the right luxury African safari camp for you

There are so many luxury safari camps and lodges across Africa, and any good African operator worth their salt will know them all inside out, however we thought we’d give you some tips and questions to ask so you can be sure that you and your consultant have picked the right luxury safari camp or […]

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

As a bustling city that blurs the boundaries between modern metropolis and historic culture, Marrakech boasts an exceptional wealth of culinary delights, to out-do even the most discerning of palates. From traditional Morrocan cuisine refined with modern style, to cosmopolitan menus that reflect the multitude of international influences that have come through the country, Marrakech […]

Questions to ask when booking your luxury safari

Questions to ask when booking your luxury safari

Now is the time to move on your luxury safari booking – the best luxury safari spots in Botswana, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania are often full by the end of January as people rush to book in their own safari dates for August, September or October, arguably the best time to visit these areas on […]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 - simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Here we predict the key trends that we envisage for luxury travel in 2014, and have carefully hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of the growing trends for this year – namely, those of simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries. Simple pleasures For many luxury travellers, a […]

Top 5 boutique hotels in Johannesburg

Top 5 boutique hotels in Johannesburg

Affectionately known as Egoli, the “City of Gold”, Johannesburg dazzles with as much glitz as down to earth charm. To experience the opulence of Africa’s wealthiest city while appreciating the warmth of South African hospitality, we recommend staying at one of Johannesburg’s finest boutique hotels. Unlike grand hotels, boutique hotels have between 10 and 100 […]

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