Category: Africa

Free night offer at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Set in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, Ulusaba brings the thrill of adventure and safari traditions of Africa to life in an exclusive and luxurious setting. With over 13,500 hectares of unspoilt, game-rich bush, guests can enjoy twice-daily game drives and safari walks tracking the ‘Big Five’. Guests staying at Ulusaba between [...]

Mövenpick Resort & Thalasso Sousse

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is to open a new upscale resort and conference property at the Tunisian holiday destination of Sousse. The Mövenpick Resort & Thalasso Sousse is the Swiss hotel group’s second resort in Tunisia and comprises 627 rooms (39 of which will be suites). This beachside hotel is located in the heart of [...]

Interview with Tom Barber of Original Travel

Interview with Tom Barber of Original Travel

Before starting Original Travel Tom Barber was a journalist for GQ and then freelance for the Evening Standard, Independent, Tatler and Brides. He went on two or three ‘honeymoons’ a year for Brides, and in 2003 set up OT with two friends – Nick Newbury, who was in corporate finance, and Alastair Poulain, a venture [...]

Original and Best!

At last – some relief from the ubiquitous doom and gloom surrounding the luxury travel industry in the current economic climate. While the press doom-mongers focus on specialist operators shrinking or going out of business, two independently owned luxury tour operators have joined forces, with Original Travel acquiring Tim Best Travel yesterday (5th February [...]

Healthy discounts in Kenya from Bohline Villas

Healthy discounts in Kenya from Bohline Villas

Do you like wild animals and great nature? Then take a look at the dream villas in Kenya for this year, with fantastic rates from Bohline Villas. They are offering a 40% discount from the 4th to any subsequent night on stays in their Kenyan villas. This applies to The Beach Villa, The Cliff Villa [...]

Renovations to two Cape Town boutique hotels completed

Renovations to two Cape Town boutique hotels completed

The Long Beach and The Franschhoek, two of Cape Town’s most prestigious boutique hotels, have recently re-opened following extensive renovations. The Long Beach in the fishing village of Kommetjie has seen changes to all rooms. The two superior double rooms upstairs have been converted into suites averaging an area of 70sqm each, with private lounge [...]

Jaz Hotels & Resorts to expand in 2009

Jaz Hotels & Resorts to expand in 2009

Jaz Hotels & Resorts, a unique collection of highly regarded brands encompassing Jaz Resorts, Iberotel Hotels & Resorts, Sol Y Mar Resorts and the Travcotel Nile cruise fleet, is set for a major expansion in 2009 which will see more than 3000 rooms added to its portfolio of properties in and around the Red Sea. [...]

Families catered for at Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

At Hyatt Resorts you’re pretty much guaranteed a fun-filled holiday for the whole family as both children and parents are well catered for. A typical example is the Oasis Kids’ Club at Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh which will amuse and delight youngsters with fun and educational activities overseen by a team of professionally [...]

Nkomazi Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Nkomazi Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Situated in one of the malaria-free areas of Mpumalanga province in South Africa, Nkomazi Game Reserve defines the ultimate in luxurious tented accommodation for those who appreciate and seek the very best of luxury leisure. Opening on 1st April 2009, this ecological Alladin’s Cave of natural science, from towering ancient mountains to broad river valleys [...]

Easter nights on Powder Byrne

Easter nights on Powder Byrne

Look no further for your Easter break. Soak up the Easter sun in Tunisia with Powder Byrne‘s exclusive ‘night on us’ offer at The Residence. What’s more under 12s stay free when sharing their parents’ room and under 2s travel free too. If that’s not enough to tempt you then maybe the new golf course [...]

Raffles Resort Marrakech, Morocco

Raffles Resort Marrakech will comprise 150 luxurious rooms and suites, and 36 luxury villas. In addition, the resort will offer three exquisite dining options, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and the signature RafflesAmrita Spa. The resort will enjoy an exceptional location, just one kilometre away from the old city of Medina, well-known for its ancient [...]

Dusit International’s first foray into Africa

Dusit International is officially opening the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo today. The Cairo hotel is the company’s first property on the African continent, and brings it a step closer to the Europe. It is strategically located in the New Cairo district known as the “Land of Gold”. The area is resplendent with waterfalls, brand [...]

Afric-ahhhhh!  New luxury in the Seychelles

Afric-ahhhhh! New luxury in the Seychelles

Get ready for the opening of the fabulous Four Seasons Resort Seychelles next month. Consisting of stilt-raised treehouse villas perched on a hillside, this accommodation looks really special. Not only will you enjoy beautiful sea views, but you’ll also have the luxury of private plunge pools, outdoor showers and your own wooden verandah where [...]

Bushmans Kloof shines with top tourism awards

Bushmans Kloof has been named among the world’s finest hotels in the Forbes Traveller 400 Best Hotels for 2008/2009, one of the world’s premier lists of deluxe hotels, as determined by a team of 79 distinguished luxury travel experts. At the same time, it has been named among the Top 10 Resorts in Africa in [...]

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa reopens after US$ 45 million makeover

Set on the banks of one of the most breathtaking waterways in the world, in a town rich with ancient antiquities, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa will reopen for business this weekend, following a US$45 million dollar master makeover that has taken almost 3 years. Located within minutes of the Temple of Karnak and the [...]

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa – a company that established a reputation for luxury lodges and safaris across Africa – has grown beyond its African borders – with expansion into India and Latin America – and changed its name accordingly. From now on, CC Africa becomes &BEYOND.

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