Category: Africa

Top 5 literary locations

Top 5 literary locations

Art and travel have always had a special relationship, with one influencing the other for centuries. And now luxury travellers can truly ‘lose’ themselves in their favourite novel, film or play during their time away. Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit focused the world’s eyes on New Zealand as a key destination and, consequently lit the […]

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

If you’re planning a holiday in the beautiful city of Marrakech then you may well have found yourself with far too many wonderful choices for your hotel district. From the astounding architecture of Medina to the bustling nightlife found in Gueliz and Hivernage, the regions of Marrakech has much to offer many. So how do […]

The world's best rail journeys

The world’s best rail journeys

Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with likeminded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. […]

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

For the traveling enthusiasts among us – winning the lottery promises us luxury travel nirvana. Our luxury travel dreams encompass the whole experience and not just the glorious end-destination. So naturally, the first thing to be ditched would be travelling commercial airlines (fondly described as ‘cattle class’). No more sitting like a sardine packed into […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West of South Africa is often over-looked in favour of it’s more famous cousin, the Sabi Sands in the Kruger. But this little National Park which borders Botswana has so much to offer that we really don’t recommend anyone forgets it’s there, as you will certainly miss out by […]

6 top luxury African river cruises

6 top luxury African river cruises

Luxury boat cruises on peaceful rivers are not what many would imagine for an African holiday, this is one of Africa’s hidden luxury experiences. Africa is blessed with amazing and powerful perennial rivers, and although not exactly the sight one envisions when they think of Africa, several large and luxurious cruise liners are offering world […]

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

The world famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship game park. Covering almost 2 million hectares, it offers an unrivalled wildlife experience where visitors can spot an impressive number of species: 34 amphibians, 49 fish, 114 reptiles, 147 mammals, 336 trees, and 507 birds. But if you visit the Kruger during the summer months […]

6 epic natural wonders of the world

6 epic natural wonders of the world

The first known list of the ‘seven wonders of the world’ was compiled by Greek scholars and included landmarks and monuments such as the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Of the original list only one wonder still exists today and that is the Great Pyramid of Giza. In […]

Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Self drive through Africa is not only for those on a budget but can accompany a luxury safari beautifully. There are however only a few places where one can actually self drive between camps – many of the luxury safari camps and lodges are so far apart that it makes no sense. Here I share […]

Top times to see Africa's baby wildlife

Top times to see Africa’s baby wildlife

Often we are asked what is the best time of year to go to Africa if you want to see baby wildlife. Of course there’s nothing we all love more than a hopping skipping baby anything. They simply are a highlight for anyone wildlife viewing. Predators are all too hard to predict since they can […]

Win a luxury safari adventure for two worth $16,000... including flights from anywhere in the world!

Win a luxury safari adventure for two worth $16,000… including flights from anywhere in the world!

Have you ever dreamed of a luxury safari adventure of a lifetime?  Well, here’s your chance. We’ve teamed up with the great team of safari experts at Southern Destinations to offer you the opportunity to win a trip of your dreams to Botswana. The prize includes international flights and a safari experience for two from […]

Interview with Richard Zaher, CEO of Paramount Business Jets

Interview with Richard Zaher, CEO of Paramount Business Jets

Richard Zaher grew up in Virginia and attended Herndon High School. Shortly after graduation he attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to become a commercial pilot. Throughout the years of flying and studying at ERAU he began to realize that he was more interested in the business aspects of private aviation. He ended up graduating with […]

8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

You’ll never forget your first trip to Cape Town. The people, the colors, the food, the wine(!), those memories will stick with you long after your trip has ended. Probably even for the rest of your life. You’ll never forget the view from the top of Table Mountain, the taste of the afternoon tea on […]

Top 3 luxury African star beds

Top 3 luxury African star beds

When staying in Africa’s luxury safari camps and lodges you will experience some of the most comfortable and relaxing beds you have ever slept in. They’re often huge with soft Egyptian cotton, downy pillows and warm cosy duvets. Many of them are romantic antique four poster beds with mosquito nets tied neatly around them. Many […]

A Morocco Summer tour - 3 places you can't miss

A Morocco Summer tour – 3 places you can’t miss

If you have not yet booked your Summer vacation… it’s not going to book itself. And if you happened to look at Morocco, you have plenty good reasons to. We’re not talking about spending the night in the dunes of the Sahara desert, where temperatures can easily get out of hand this time of year. Fortunately, Morocco […]

A guide to the beautiful Vamizi Island

A guide to the beautiful Vamizi Island

A private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean but with so many amazing opportunities. Whether you are looking for a laid back beach holiday, a diving expedition (Vamizi is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world) getting to one with nature or practising yoga and pilates. There really is something […]

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