Category: Africa

Photograph of the week: Whale watching in Walker Bay, South Africa

Photograph of the week: Whale watching in Walker Bay, South Africa

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, […]

An oasis of calm at the foot of Table Mountain

An oasis of calm at the foot of Table Mountain

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 […]

Find your inner vitality with LUX* Resorts

Find your inner vitality with LUX* Resorts

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 […]

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

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 ultimate in luxury in South Africa

The ultimate in luxury in South Africa

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.

4 amazing destinations for a wedding abroad

4 amazing destinations for a wedding abroad

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 […]

The honeymoon of a lifetime

The honeymoon of a lifetime

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 […]

5 of the world's most inspirational resorts

5 of the world’s most inspirational resorts

I’ve selected the following five resorts for special praise based on a number of metrics. We all love to discover somewhere unique, somewhere exciting or unusual when looking for the ideal place to stay- so I just wanted to share with you five of my personal recommendations that have inspired me on my own travels. Capella […]

The best way to explore the African bush

The best way to explore the African bush

I quite often get asked ‘what’s the best way to view animals and get close to nature’. My answer? The mobile safari is by far the best way to enjoy a true African safari experience. Some of you might be wondering what a mobile safari entails. Well, it’s a safari that packs up every few […]

Botswana - the most authentic African safari experience that you can have

Botswana – the most authentic African safari experience that you can have

Botswana has such a wide range of landscapes, climates, wildlife and scenery that it is arguably the most well rounded and authentic African experience that a safari goer could possibly ask for. For someone who seeks adventure and unforgettable experiences, a true African safari is something you cannot miss out on. below we take a […]

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in […]

The top 5 luxurious wine estates in South Africa's Western Cape

The top 5 luxurious wine estates in South Africa’s Western Cape

The sprawling valleys of South Africa’s Western Cape are home to some of the world’s most luxurious wine estates. Discover the vintage wines of Groot Constantia or enjoy an evening of pampering at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa. Escape from the city and have a getaway to remember at one of these top five luxury […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

The top 5 bucket list items in African travel

The top 5 bucket list items in African travel

You know that South Africa recently hosted the Olympics and this led to a tremendous amount of improvement in things like transportation and infrastructure for a lot of Africa. Most of its key cities are now well connected and modernized.

Beyond the beach in Mauritius

Beyond the beach in Mauritius

The beautiful island of Mauritius is home to some of the best beaches in the world, so it’s only natural that you will spend a significant part of your holiday with the warm sand between your toes and the gentle lapping of waves in the background. However there may come an afternoon when you fancy […]

3 choice picks from the Condé Nast Hot List 2012

3 choice picks from the Condé Nast Hot List 2012

Condé Nast Traveller have announced their Hot List for 2012 with the latest annual batch of fabulous worldwide hotels getting some coveted recognition. The publication is one of the most influential and widely read in the luxury travel industry – and from our perspective it’s nice to see some of our personal favourites taking pride of […]

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