Category: South Africa

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, […]

Kagga Kamma rock formations

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 […]

Pierre, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

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 décor, 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 […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

Top 5 brunch spots in Johannesburg

Top 5 brunch spots in Johannesburg

The brunch business is booming in Johannesburg. Hipsters and foodies are taking over, and the bar for brunch has been set high. Whether you’re stopping in Joburg for a short while before connecting on to elsewhere, or spending your whole time here, take look at the following list to see where’s hot for brunch in […]

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town

Lonely Planet recently named Cape Town as the second must-see city on their “Best in Travel 2017″ cities list. This is only one in a string of accolades that South Africa’s Mother City receives on an ongoing basis. A trip to Cape Town encompasses many aspects – visitors can get the city experience, the nature experience, the winelands […]

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

Planes, trains and luxury safari transportation

For many people, an African safari brings to mind a series of bumpy drives, racing through the dusty bush in a safari vehicle. While it is true that a large part of many safaris involves game driving, these days there are a number of more comfortable and/or adventurous alternatives for spotting the Big 5 in […]

Christmas horse ride with herd of rhino at Ants Collection Waterberg South Africa

5 days of Christmas in Africa

Escape the Christmas Turkey. If you are looking for a change this Christmas season, why not turn off the television, kick off the snow boots, pack away the winter woollies, say goodbye to icy grey days and head for the airport. In as little as eight hours you could be in the African sunshine heading for […]

7 of the most exclusive lodges in Africa

7 of the most exclusive lodges in Africa

Going on safari with your family or a group of friends is one of the most memorable experiences. Take a look at our 7 exclusive lodges in Africa that will upgrade your experience from memorable to unforgettable! Your stay is completely tailored around your needs, with your own private chef, guides and camp staff to […]

5 amazing experiences in the African wild

5 amazing experiences in the African wild

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most renowned private game reserves. It boasts 75,000 hectares of unspoilt malaria-free wilderness devoid of tourist vehicles at every turn, stunning landscapes, and bushes and plains full of wild animals. Here you can see Africa’s Big Five (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) […]

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