Category: Adventure Travel

3 reasons an elephant back safari is a must

3 reasons an elephant back safari is a must

The term elephant back safaris can sound a little forced, a little touristy and unappealing. On a recent trip to South Africa we discovered why this just isn’t the case. These gentle giants are a huge draw for those going on safari for the first time. It is their human like emotions which make them […]

6 of the best adventure destinations

6 of the best adventure destinations

Adventure holidays no longer have to be the exclusive domain of the intrepid, young, single traveller, ready to rough it in the world’s most remote places. Many couples and families like a bit of an adrenaline rush too. Here are just some ideas for those who would like to inject a spot of action into […]

Wakeboarding with dolphins in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Wakeboarding with dolphins in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Take a look at this incredible video shot in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, as a lady wakeboards amongst a pod of dolphins. It was filmed by Californian professional windsurfer, Wyatt Miller, who described it as “one of the top three afternoons” of his life and said he couldn’t wait to do it again. Amazing!

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

Essential travel tips for the lottery winner

For the traveling enthusiasts among us – winning the lottery promises us luxury travel nirvana. Our luxury travel dreams encompass the whole experience and not just the glorious end-destination. So naturally, the first thing to be ditched would be travelling commercial airlines (fondly described as ‘cattle class’). No more sitting like a sardine packed into […]

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

8 awesome reasons to go to Madeira

Looking for somewhere a bit different to holiday this year?  With gorgeous landscapes and plenty of originality, Madeira is a beautiful island, perfect for either a short break or a longer holiday. Beautifully positioned in the North Atlantic, here are just a few attractions that this wonderful island has to offer… The wildlife Madeira is rich […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Top 5 reasons to visit Madikwe

Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West of South Africa is often over-looked in favour of it’s more famous cousin, the Sabi Sands in the Kruger. But this little National Park which borders Botswana has so much to offer that we really don’t recommend anyone forgets it’s there, as you will certainly miss out by […]

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

The world famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship game park. Covering almost 2 million hectares, it offers an unrivalled wildlife experience where visitors can spot an impressive number of species: 34 amphibians, 49 fish, 114 reptiles, 147 mammals, 336 trees, and 507 birds. But if you visit the Kruger during the summer months […]

Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Self drive through Africa is not only for those on a budget but can accompany a luxury safari beautifully. There are however only a few places where one can actually self drive between camps – many of the luxury safari camps and lodges are so far apart that it makes no sense. Here I share […]

Top times to see Africa's baby wildlife

Top times to see Africa’s baby wildlife

Often we are asked what is the best time of year to go to Africa if you want to see baby wildlife. Of course there’s nothing we all love more than a hopping skipping baby anything. They simply are a highlight for anyone wildlife viewing. Predators are all too hard to predict since they can […]

Win a luxury safari adventure for two worth $16,000... including flights from anywhere in the world!

Win a luxury safari adventure for two worth $16,000… including flights from anywhere in the world!

Have you ever dreamed of a luxury safari adventure of a lifetime?  Well, here’s your chance. We’ve teamed up with the great team of safari experts at Southern Destinations to offer you the opportunity to win a trip of your dreams to Botswana. The prize includes international flights and a safari experience for two from […]

8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

You’ll never forget your first trip to Cape Town. The people, the colors, the food, the wine(!), those memories will stick with you long after your trip has ended. Probably even for the rest of your life. You’ll never forget the view from the top of Table Mountain, the taste of the afternoon tea on […]

Top 3 luxury African star beds

Top 3 luxury African star beds

When staying in Africa’s luxury safari camps and lodges you will experience some of the most comfortable and relaxing beds you have ever slept in. They’re often huge with soft Egyptian cotton, downy pillows and warm cosy duvets. Many of them are romantic antique four poster beds with mosquito nets tied neatly around them. Many […]

5 black sand beaches for adventurous travelers

5 black sand beaches for adventurous travelers

Stop your vacation planning and listen up! We know you’ve read those ’10 Best Beaches’ lists and dreamed about white sand between your toes, but chances are, you’ve already been there and done that. So why not go for something a little more daring? Something a little more out of the ordinary? Those are a […]

South Africa's top five luxury wildlife reserves

South Africa’s top five luxury wildlife reserves

Safari, wildlife, national parks, wildlife reserves – tourists and safari enthusiasts can pick from a wide selection of luxury African wildlife experiences.  Fitting the profile is a number of top luxury wildlife reserves in South Africa.  Here are the country’s top five luxury game reserves (and, in some instances, the celebrities who have enjoyed these […]

Top 5 reasons to take a luxury safari in Zimbabwe

Top 5 reasons to take a luxury safari in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is on the up and we’re delighted. This wonderful country used to be known as the jewel of Africa not only for it’s natural resources but for the scope to have the best luxury safaris in the world in it’s wilderness. This is still very much the case and here we argue why. 1. […]

5 luxury lodges where you'll see elephants in South Africa

5 luxury lodges where you’ll see elephants in South Africa

The grand stature of the African elephant is as captivating as its innate intimacy for its own kind. You’d expect the huge frame of these gentle giants to stand out like a storm cloud in a clear blue sky, but the elephant isn’t as easily spotted in the wild as you may believe. Here are […]

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