Category: South Africa

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Painting with light in Paternoster

Luxury is? painting with light. Shutterbugs will be in their element when visiting Paternoster, on the west coast of South Africa. This serene and picturesque seaside village is truly a photographer?s paradise. To produce perfect pictures of picture perfect scenes is always a challenge. Walk with me and my camera! Keep the golden rule of […]

5 of the best safaris in Africa

5 of the best safaris in Africa

In the past, a safari (the Swahili word for ‘journey’, itself derived from the Arabic ‘safar’ meaning the same) was an overland journey to hunt big-game. These days it more often refers to short trips to observe and photograph wildlife. Thankfully, killing the subject matter and taking trophies is no longer considered essential. Here are […]

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7 alternative safaris to take you off the beaten track

To come face-to-face with the incredible wildlife that walk this planet is surely one of the greatest adventures. But there?s more than one way to enjoy a safari these days than just sitting on a jeep. If you?re looking for a real heat-thumping wild encounter that gets you closer and takes you off the beaten […]

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

As wildlife is now becoming more endangered than ever there are many different nature preserves that are doing everything they can to protect the wildlife. All of the hotels below are not only luxury places to stay and see wildlife in their natural habitats, but they are also assisting in the conservation of National Parks […]

5 unforgettable silver wedding anniversary holidays

5 unforgettable silver wedding anniversary holidays

Twenty-five?years?is an incredible milestone that should be acknowledged in every marriage. You?ve put a lot of time, patience and love into your marriage, so it?s about time you both treated yourselves to a well-earned celebration holiday! This is your opportunity to reminisce about the wonderful moments in your relationship, appreciate everything you have both been […]

The magical place most travelers to South Africa miss

The magical place most travelers to South Africa miss

South Africa is known for unique wildlife, fantastic wines and natural landscapes. However, these stereotypes don?t even scratch the surface of what this rainbow nation has to offer. Just imagine waking up to new vistas: rolling green mountains flowing into violent blue seas, pink and turquoise rondavels dotting the hills and yellow kites from the […]

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7 delightful restaurants in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

What is a holiday without good food? Most people come back from a luxury trip with lovely photos, interesting stories and many memories?- including recollections of the meals they had enjoyed. Breakfast on an outdoor terrace, lunch at a quaint bistro, dinner at a gourmet restaurant in a beautiful setting. And travellers not only remember […]

Top 5 most luxurious bars in Johannesburg

Top 5 most luxurious bars in Johannesburg

When the clock strikes 5 pm where do the trendiest of Joburgers head for their post-work drink fix? There’s certainly no shortage of watering hole options in this city, but there are a select few bars which offer a space to unwind in real style. Read on to discover the best of the best luxury […]

5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

If you are planning an African safari and are keen to see the Big 5 (African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), not all the parks will afford you this luxury. Sadly, the rhino has been poached to extinction in many of the parks, but there are still some parks where, with a bit of […]

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11 places to see street art around the world

The term ?street art? was coined during the 1980s, when graffiti began to transcend spray-can tags, becoming a specialised craft. Much of the artwork is unsanctioned, but communities around the world have begun to see the value in these visual bursts of life. We?ve compiled some of our best recent street-art discoveries across the globe, […]

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Your holiday redefined by outdoor art: Kagga Kamma, South Africa

Kagga?Kamma, with its?interesting name -?though somewhat challenging?to pronounce -?is a private nature resort in the Koue Bokkeveld region of the Western Cape in South Africa. The name means ?Place of Water? in the indigenous language of the nomadic San people, also known as Bushmen, who roamed this land from thousands of years in the past, […]

Top 5 honeymoon safari lodges for this Summer

Top 5 honeymoon safari lodges for this Summer

An African safari is often high up on the list of options when it comes to planning a honeymoon. For the more adventurous there is always the possibility of staying at one of the tented camps, while for those seeking a more comfortable experience there is a range of luxury lodges offering some great discounts. […]

Top 5 destinations for the wine connoisseur

Top 5 destinations for the wine connoisseur

After the excesses of Christmas, it’s usually time to hide away the chocolates, refrain from that double helping of Beef Wellington and avert your eyes when a glass of wine is offered. It’s all too tempting…but I like the idea of spending this time thinking where we can retox! As you get over?your ‘dry’ January […]

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5 amazing luxury dining experiences

Some meals aren?t easily forgotten. They might raise the standards in terms of the food quality and inventiveness, the restaurant?s outstanding location or the high levels of service. These dining experiences make us feel that little bit more special, even if just for an evening. We?ve selected five stand-out dining experiences to enjoy on your […]

5 of the most unique game lodges in Africa

5 of the most unique game lodges in Africa

Settled amidst Africa?s stunningly diverse landscapes and elusive wildlife, hundreds of luxurious lodges and camps provide an opulent space to relax in between exploring everything this unspoilt continent has to offer. Nevertheless, with cosy d?cor, gourmet cuisine, awe-inspiring experiences and spectacular views offered at nearly every property, sometimes you just want to find something completely […]

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

South Africa?s Kalahari Desert is famous for its beautiful colours at sunrise and sunset. The photographer here was following two male cheetahs on safari at Tswalu Kalahari late one afternoon when they began to hunt. Their unfortunate targets were these four young ostriches. The massive birds soon caught wind of the big cats and began […]

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