Category: Africa

7 secret safari experiences in Africa

7 secret safari experiences in Africa

Africa may be having a tough time of it of late, but the continent is a pretty big place, with some pretty fabulous corners that are rarely explored. One of the main attractions remains the unparalleled wildlife, so if you want to trump your friends in the ‘obscure destinations visited’ stakes, try these secret safari […]

5 activities perfect for a luxury Tunisian break

5 activities perfect for a luxury Tunisian break

The northernmost country in the great continent of Africa is a popular spot for travellers and those who yearn for a luxury break in an exotic place. Tunisia can be done on a shoestring, which is of course good to know, but if you feel like a treat then it can be done much more […]

Botswana's top 5 luxury safari suites

Botswana’s top 5 luxury safari suites

Botswana’s top luxury safari suites are some of the most magical and enchanting in all of Africa – for a long time Botswana has been famous for having the most luxurious safari camps and lodges in the world, and when you combine this with the dramatic and incredible game viewing which happens every day on […]

5 cosy cafes in Marrakech's old Medina

5 cosy cafes in Marrakech’s old Medina

Warm, inviting and intimately comfortable, a Marrakech café is quite unlike the cold and impersonal sandwich shops you may have experienced elsewhere in the world. Instead, in Marrakech, expect to be swept inside to a world layered with history and culture, replete with sumptuous cushions, panoramic views and the rich, pungent scent of spices filling […]

8 of the world's 'ultra luxe' bathrooms

8 of the world’s ‘ultra luxe’ bathrooms

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. A good bathroom is a necessity, a beautiful bathroom is a luxury, but the following bathrooms, are just out of this world. I like to put them in the ‘Ultra Luxe’ box. A section of the ‘marketing mix’ which has been thoroughly thought about and is […]

20 great reasons to visit Shamwari Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape, South Africa

20 great reasons to visit Shamwari Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Whether you’re going on safari for the first time or you’re a seasoned traveller who has been on safari many times before, look no further than Shamwari Game Reserve. We stayed there recently and had a truly amazing time. Here are 20 reasons why this reserve serves as an excellent luxury option. 1. Accessibility In […]

Short stay: Riverdene Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Short stay: Riverdene Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Having stayed at the wonderful Long Lee Manor on the Shamwari Game Reserve, we moved on to the reserve’s family friendly Riverdene Lodge accommodation. Many game reserves won’t allow any children at all until a certain age, but what makes Riverdene Lodge unique is that kids of all ages are welcome – and extremely well catered for – and […]

Short stay: Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Short stay: Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Having taken a short flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, we were taken by our driver to the Shamwari Game Reserve where we were to spend the next few nights, leaving the industry of PE with its ’mechanical giraffes’ (cranes that looked very much like giraffes) behind and passing the Maitland sand dunes as we departed this […]

Celebrating the call of the road: our top 5 road trips

Celebrating the call of the road: our top 5 road trips

The open road has always been synonymous with incredible travel experiences. Mix iconic landscapes, a classic automobile, with a sense of adventure and you’ve got an winning combination for a luxurious and intrepid exploration. This summer I got a taste for the open roads of the USA’s South West and was hooked from the first […]

The top 5 Ngorongoro Crater safari camps

The top 5 Ngorongoro Crater safari camps

The Ngorongoro Crater is a must see when you do the Northern Tanzânia safari circuit – don’t worry about people’s reports of over crowding as this tends to be between the hours of ten and three oclock so shouldn’t affect you too much. This huge natural Crater is breath taking in its raw beauty and […]

9 reasons to book a private tour of Morocco

9 reasons to book a private tour of Morocco

Visiting Morocco on a private 4×4 tour has increasingly become the popular way to see Morocco in the last few years. Of course, many people still prefer other options: join a group tour or rent a car and/or DIY. However, booking a boutique or luxury tour of Morocco grants you the exclusive use of a […]

3 favourite private island hotspots

3 favourite private island hotspots

Just this month Conde Nast released the winners of their ‘Readers Travel Award’ destinations, as voted for by you. After 3 years the Maldives are back in prime position, which is great news. The Maldives is often an alternative for non-skiers looking for winter sun, hotly followed by the Seychelles, Barbados and Hawaiian Islands. Here […]

3 nights in Cape Town and 10 things to do

3 nights in Cape Town and 10 things to do

On a recent trip to South Africa, we had three nights in Cape Town before heading out to the Eastern Cape for a safari experience at the Shamwari Game Reserve.  Cape Town has to rank as one of my favourite cities in the world – it offers so much variety and here is a whirlwind […]

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Short stay: Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

The 5-star Table Bay Hotel, a Sun International property set on the breakwater wall of Cape Town’s historic Victoria & Alfred waterfront, is a contemporary architectural treasure with 329 rooms that either overlook the bay to Robben Island, where Nelson Madela was for a long time famously imprisoned, or – as in the case of […]

Top 5 wine farm stays in South Africa

Top 5 wine farm stays in South Africa

Wine lovers are spoilt for choice with accommodation in South Africa’s winelands. From 5-star hotels and luxury guest houses, to Cape Manor houses and boutique style lodging, the following establishments offer the highest standards of service, quality, and comfort. You’ll also find superb attractions such as restaurants and spas, and, of course, some of the […]

Top 5 South African Winelands boutique hotels

Top 5 South African Winelands boutique hotels

For many who love wine and food it is Italy or France which call them in year after year – the Winelands in South Africa has so many benefits – firstly it will be far more economic even with the long haul flight to book a winelands tour in South Africa because of the current […]

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