Category: Africa

6 secret places to visit in Namibia

6 secret places to visit in Namibia

Few people can name anywhere they might want to holiday in Namibia, except perhaps the dunes at Sossusvlei and Etosha’s mighty salt pan. Maybe then the whole country is a secret, and to a degree that’s true. Despite the fact its currency, the Namibian Dollar, is at parity with South Africa’s Rand, so it offers […]

The two places I miss after leaving the Rainbow Nation

The two places I miss after leaving the Rainbow Nation

I left my birthplace of South Africa many years ago. From the vast expanses of both inner and outer surroundings, to the quaint and laid-back life of the Cinque Terre. It was a choice of love: Not for a man but for a place: Monterosso! Since then a new place has entered my heart, but […]

The world's best all-inclusive resorts

The world’s best all-inclusive resorts

If you are an enthusiast of luxury then you’ll know the only way to go is all-inclusive. Although it may cost a little extra, opting for an all-inclusive plan ensures that no stone is left unturned in your quest for the perfect holiday. From bounties of delicious cuisine to various exclusive perks, you will feel […]

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

If there’s one holiday that you really, really want to get right it’s the all-important honeymoon. That’s one of the main reasons newly-weds tend to play it safe and follow a well-worn path to a handful of classic romantic destinations such as the Maldives, Italy or Tanzania. Don’t get me wrong – these destinations are […]

10 top tips for taking the best safari photos

10 top tips for taking the best safari photos

Luxury safaris offer incredible photo opportunities to capture great wildlife shots with surprisingly close access to iconic and awe inspiring safari animals. Many safari goers hope to return home with great photos to commemorate their trip, wow their friends, and perhaps hang as art in their homes. But how do you go from vacation snap shot […]

Cheetah - Tau Pan - Central Kalahari Game Reserve

5 secret safari areas in Botswana

Botswana is renowned for the density of its safari wildlife with the lush Okavango Delta able to support large numbers of both prey species and predators year round. It is still the only place I’ve seen three different leopards on a morning wildlife drive and then watched wild dog hunt from the deck outside my room. […]

6 of the world's most unique hotel gyms

6 of the world’s most unique hotel gyms

When it comes to staying in shape on a luxury getaway it can be difficult to muster up the motivation to keep the pounds off, what with the room service lobster, champagne by the bottle and the body-hugging king size bed that seductively whispers “never leave.” In fact, we’ve been conditioned to roll our eyes […]

5 of the world's most romantic private islands available for hire

5 of the world’s most romantic private islands available for hire

Existing in isolation from the rest of the world, private islands are, by their very nature, romantic. Think white beaches, glittering turquoise seas, and total seclusion from the rest of the world. But there are some getaways which, through superior service or their truly exceptional location, offer the ultimate romantic break for two. So pour […]

Mkombe House

Top tips for Tanzanian safari and beach holidays for families

As amazing as a safari is, it can also be quite a tiring experience, particularly with the early morning wake-ups to make sure you have the best chance of spotting wildlife in the cooler hours when animals are more active. That, along with the typically long days of a safari, often leaves people requiring a […]

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

Spring is in the air… and it’s now time to think about your next holiday destination. Can’t wait for the summer? Then a tropical vacation is what you need. But if you love winter and want to hold on to the low temperatures a bit more, a mountain holiday might be better. No matter what […]

A Botswana luxury safari

A Botswana luxury safari

There are a few different ways to go about a safari. One is roughing it — getting dirty, sleeping in a flimsy tent on an even flimsier camping mat, sitting around an open fire to enjoy modest meals seasoned with dust and ash and lit by an awkward headlamp. And then there is a Botswana luxury safari— […]

3 of the most decadent and delicious afternoon teas in Cape Town

3 of the most decadent and delicious afternoon teas in Cape Town

Afternoon tea – or high tea as it’s called locally – was reportedly started in Great Britain in the early 1800s by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford.  At the time, it was usual to eat only two meals per day, breakfast and then dinner well into the evening. The peckish duchess deemed that was too […]

Why you must holiday in South Africa in 8 photos

Why you must holiday in South Africa in 8 photos

Without question South Africa is the country offering the continent’s greatest variety for those on holiday. There’s urban chic in Cape Town, but it’s not just the city itself with its bustling markets and refurbished waterfront that draws people here. The city is overlooked by Table Mountain, has sandy beaches, Cape Point Nature Reserve and […]

Top 3 luxury destinations to visit in 2016

Top 3 luxury destinations to visit in 2016

The new year is here and what better time to start thinking of new adventures for 2016! Luxury trend-setting travel clients are always keen to discover interesting or new and up and coming destinations. There are plenty of great destinations to visit but here are our top three recommendations: South Africa We’re noticing that the […]

Cape Coastline

50 shades of blue

Between the foothills of the iconic Table Mountain, one of the of the World’s New 7 Wonders of Nature, and the Atlantic Ocean, lies a strip of land that can only be described in superlatives: the most breath-taking beauty, the most valuable real estate, the most luxurious seaside villas, and all the shades of blue […]

The top 5 child-friendly luxury hotels in South Africa

The top 5 child-friendly luxury hotels in South Africa

The belief that children and luxury can’t mix is a fallacy, and having children need not mean an end to indulgent, grown-up holidays. The recent nosedive of South Africa’s currency means that five-star luxury holidays in the sun for family groups are far more attainable than ever before. Whether your brood fancies a break with […]

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