Category: Africa

Try Marrakech for a cultural stag weekend

Try Marrakech for a cultural stag weekend

Stag parties are supposed to be something special, a statement of freedom and fun to be remembered forever. So cast away those thoughts of a tacky club and instead try something adventurous: try Marrakech. The Moroccan capital is the perfect marriage of mystique and indulgence. It’s a proud centrepiece of North African culture, bubbling with […]

Honeymoon top picks

Honeymoon top picks

With the wedding season just around the corner travel agencies are choc-a-bloc with pre-hitched couples looking to make last minute adjustments and tweaks to finalise their wedding fantasies. Once the vows have been exchanged, the bouquets been thrown and some evanescent substance cheered and sipped, it’s time for the newlyweds real journey to take course; […]

6 of the world's most luxurious diving destinations

6 of the world’s most luxurious diving destinations

For the discerning traveller, diver or not, who has money to spend and wants the very best, these six destinations offer an incomparable level of service, style, and of course diving. So dream awhile, and casting all financial concerns aside, enjoy that lottery moment and consider which are the most spoiling and amazing destinations where […]

Top artist to guide luxury Kenyan artists' safari

Top artist to guide luxury Kenyan artists’ safari

Celebrated wildlife portrait pro Martin Aveling has joined forces with luxury travel consultancy Africa House Safaris for a one-off artists’ safari in Kenya this summer. The 12-day holiday will be a welcome return to Africa for Martin, who lived on the continent during many of his childhood years. It was there that his love of […]

New opening: Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, Morocco

New opening: Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, Morocco

There’s a new opening from Sofitel this month – the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa. Located in the heart of Mogador and adjoining the historical port of Essaouira, the hotel is Sofitel’s seventh establishment in Morocco. Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa consists of 147 bedrooms and suites as well as 28 villas with […]

Luxury travel with a twist: conquering Kili

Luxury travel with a twist: conquering Kili

The term ‘luxury travel’ connotes various images and stereotypes, perhaps of lazy days spent lounging by the pool or sipping cocktails on a sun terrace overlooking a pristine beach. In reality though, luxury can be an entirely subjective standard and if we consider it as a value inherent of high quality service and conducive towards […]

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Anupam Dasgupta has been with the IHHR group for over 6 years in several roles and is now the General Manager at Ananda. Ananda, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a world-leading spa where a holistic approach is taken towards rejuvenation using the three ancient Indian philosphies of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta. The award-winning retreat combines […]

5 great luxury Cape Town ideas

5 great luxury Cape Town ideas

The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, put the city firmly on the map for many travellers wanting to explore the Mother City, opening the gateway for luxury travel in particular. As one of the world’s premier travel destinations, it is no surprise that Cape Town is hailed as one of […]

4 of the world's most exclusive eco-resorts

4 of the world’s most exclusive eco-resorts

Increasingly today more and more emphasis is being weighed upon environmentally friendly travel. The tourist industry occupies a unique and decisive role within the global community, not only to enthral and excite but to educate and communicate. It is our task to express the need to embrace greener living habits as part of our every […]

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet earlier this year produced a list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2011. It wasn’t just ‘yet another top 10 list’ – well, it was, but it at least gave some good reasons for why each place was worthy of visiting this year. Here’s their top 10 and, if you want […]

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Situated in the heart of the Kenyan bush you’ll discover the unique hotel of Giraffe Manor. Surrounded by 140 square acres of indigenous bush, Giraffe Manor may seem a little out of the way but in reality it’s only a 20 kilometres drive from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The Manor – which was built in […]

Twin centre holidays - twice the holiday, twice the luxury

Twin centre holidays – twice the holiday, twice the luxury

A twin centre holiday may not be a term you are immediately familiar with but this type of travel experience is becoming more and more popular. A twin centre holiday describes a vacation which comprises of two or more constituent components, so for example a city break and a rural retreat or an adventurous safari […]

Brilliant plants of the Kruger Park

Brilliant plants of the Kruger Park

While on a Kruger National Park tour recently, I was not only wowed by the abundance of wildlife but also by the vast untamed flora in the area. The sheer amount of plant and tree species is mind-blowing and it’s incredible to think about how people have used the plants, leaves, bark and flowers to […]

An African honeymoon on the Zambezi

An African honeymoon on the Zambezi

The exquisite Royal Zambezi Lodge in Zambia provides the perfect bush honeymoon for couples looking to make their trip of a lifetime extra special. Not only do they offer firm favourites such as indulgent dining, couple’s spa pampering and game adventures, Royal Zambezi Lodge goes above and beyond expectations to ensure couples enjoy a truly […]

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

Although certainly a rather contentious subject, it is undoubted that everyone can appreciate the matchless beauty and colour of an unspoiled sunset. Similarly we all have our own favourite spots from which to warmly embrace the majesty of Earth’s astral ballet with the sun; sunsets are personal things, so whether it is from your kitchen […]

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Rocksure Property have partnered with Quintessentially, a world leading private members’ club and concierge service to create an exciting new investment fund – The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund. This will be the fourth fund created by Rocksure Property, continuing to provide investors with shared ownerships in luxurious properties, exquisite destinations, notable service levels, reduced investment risk […]

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