Category: Africa

New golf course at Residence Tunis

The Residence Tunis has recently added an 18 hole golf course to its five star resort. The course designed by the award winning course designer Robert Trent Jones II is situated close to the hotel grounds and boasts an idyllic setting between the sea and salt lake with a luxurious 4000 square metre Club House. [...]

Special feature: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, South Africa

Special feature: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, South Africa

My husband and I were indeed fortunate and privileged to stay for three nights at Bushmans Kloof. † I had been hankering to stay there for many years as I had heard much about it and it certainly did not disappoint us in any way. † The beauty of the site is breathtaking – so [...]

Luxury transition for Les Pavillons

Luxury transition for Les Pavillons

Les Pavillons, Na√Įade‘s latest jewel, reopens its doors after a complete renovation. The hotel, situated at Le Morne, now glitters as a magnificent 5 star establishment with interior design from †Virginie Koenig. The resort still boasts 149 rooms, which are now more spacious, and four restaurants at the heart of the hotel: Nipa, a Thai [...]

Honeymoon Moroccan style tt Kasbah Tamadot

Honeymoon Moroccan style tt Kasbah Tamadot

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned collection of award-winning luxury retreats, now has a special ‘Honeymoon’ offer for newlyweds when they book to stay at Kasbah Tamadot – a stunning Moroccan retreat set at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Guests celebrating their honeymoon can truly relax in a luxurious and romantic setting [...]

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

M√∂venpick Hotels & Resorts is to open a new upscale resort and conference property at the Tunisian holiday destination of Sousse. The M√∂venpick 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 [...]

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