Category: South Africa

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat - the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

Africa's top 5 private houses

Africa’s top 5 private houses

Private safari houses in Africa do not have to cost the earth, but certainly give you one of the best safari experiences in the world. Whether it’s just yourself and a loved one, or your family and friends these private safari houses provide you with your own slice of Africa – and come accompanied with […]

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

7 of the best wineries in South Africa

South Africa is renowned for its verdant Winelands, where a host of wineries produce some of the world’s greatest produce. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, visiting a quintessential winery should definitely be on your to-do list. But where are the best wineries, and which are worth seeing? We’ve compiled a list […]

10 of the best African safaris

10 of the best African safaris

When defining the World’s best safaris of course there’s an awful lot that goes into it, and much of this will of course be based on personal opinion. The following luxury safaris are by no means the be all and end all, but are a very good starting point when it comes to thinking about […]

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

5 enchanting treehouses in South Africa

High above the savannah plains, amidst the leaves of an indigenous forest, and surrounded by native bird calls – there’s no doubt that staying in a treehouse is one of the best ways to absorb the raw beauty of South Africa. Here are 5 strategically placed treehouses for enjoying glorious African sunsets and views of […]

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. Every year from June to November, thousands of travellers from around the world congregate along the southern shores to spot the gentle giants of the deep – often more than willing to withstand cool winter days further chilled by the ocean breeze. […]

The best oysters in Sub-Saharan Africa

The best oysters in Sub-Saharan Africa

Oysters. Some call them slimy little suckers. Some argue that you will not find a better hangover street food. Others will only go for oysters in gourmet restaurants. Whatever your take on oysters may be, in Sub-Saharan Africa these mollusks constitute a great part of traditional cuisine and livelihood of the local population. TRY Oyster Women’s Association […]

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Top golfing breaks in Africa

Sun-drenched days, exotic cuisines, majestic wildlife, and beautiful scenery are likely to spring to mind when you think of Africa. For those in the know however, it’s the range of world-class championship golf courses that take centre stage. Africa is still a relatively well-kept secret on the golfing circuit, but with destination golfing holidays swinging […]

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Top 10 luxury safari spots to see zebra

Now we know these amazing animals are perhaps a little undervalued compared to their big cat competition, but they are wonderful to watch and see when you are on safari – and you probably wouldn’t feel like you’d been to Africa without having seen a zebra. They have fascinating family connections and relationships, and wonderful […]

5 of Southern Africa's best photographic destinations

5 of Southern Africa’s best photographic destinations

When I started travelling and working in Africa about seven years ago, you didn’t see too many tourists walking around with fancy SLR cameras and bazooka-like lenses. How things have changed. With ever better and more user-friendly digital cameras and equipment available at ever more affordable prices, and with any number of social media channels […]

Eat like a local in South Africa

Eat like a local in South Africa

South Africa is a world class holiday destination with a rainbow nation as vibrant as the beautiful scenery it’s renowned for. Cooking is an integral part of any culture, and with the mixing pot of influences and heritages to draw on in South Africa, you’ll have a variety of rainbow cooking and cuisines to try […]

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

Interview with Larry Klimczyk, Executive Director of International Vacation Home Exchange

A travel junkie, Larry Klimczyk got the bug early in life when joining an international courier company; this is back in the day when people actually traveled overseas to deliver important business documents! Born in Seattle, he has worked in about 35 countries around the globe and visited nearly 70. Today his passion is in […]

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

What do you think of when you think of luxury?  A grand hotel and butler service? Yes, indeed – but such luxury has a time and a place.  At other times getting away from the textbook description and finding a place others haven’t or stumbling across a gem where you least expect is as good if not […]

3 luxury retreats in South Africa's rugged North West

3 luxury retreats in South Africa’s rugged North West

Flanked by the Kalahari Desert and Magaliesberg mountain range, South Africa’s North West province is famous for its rugged hills and vast plains of untamed African bushveld. This malaria-free region is within easy reach of Johannesburg and makes a convenient escape from the city. And with its sophisticated collection of luxury accommodation, there is no […]

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Top 5 extreme African safaris

Africa is a more exciting destination than any other at the moment, yes we know that’s a very bold statement but there is so much happening in this amazing continent that we cannot imagine wanting to go anywhere else. Luxury safaris are leading the way when it comes to luxury travel and this is all […]

Top 5 luxury African safari bathtubs

Top 5 luxury African safari bathtubs

A bath tub may not be something that you associate with the luxury safari industry but it has become quite a symbol of luxury within the camps and lodges which populate East and Southern Africa. Many of the bathtubs offer that moment of true tranquility between game drives which is when you really know you’re […]

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