Author Archive for Colin Dilland

Colin Dilland is Owner and Managing Director of East Cape Tours and Safaris. East Cape Tours is a South African based travel company offering bespoke tailor-made trips across Southern Africa. Colin has been involved in the tourism industry for over 20 years and is passionate about showing off the wonders of the African continent.

The 5 best luxury lodges of the Eastern Cape

The 5 best luxury lodges of the Eastern Cape

South Africa’s Eastern Cape province holds plenty of safari gems for you to discover. The dense Eastern Cape bushland is malaria-free and home to a plethora of fascinating animals, including the Big 5. This makes for a remarkable safari adventure that won’t be easily forgotten. We have selected five of our favourite Eastern Cape game reserves […]

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Imagine playing a game of golf on a world-class golf course, teeing up for your next ball while looking out over a Big 5 game reserve. There’s a herd of giraffes in the distance, and earlier you spotted elephants drinking from a waterhole. This is what you can expect on a typical golf safari in […]

5 things to expect on a Chobe River cruise safari

5 things to expect on a Chobe River cruise safari

Days spent lounging on a deck, the sight of an elephant drinking at the shore, and fine dining with a view of the starry African sky – these are a just a few offerings of a river cruise down the Chobe River. The Chobe River runs along the border of Chobe National Park in Botswana […]

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa, and a food-lover’s dream destination. The town is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country, serving cuisine inspired by the area’s French heritage. If you’re a foodie on holiday in Franschhoek, a visit to one of these top restaurants is a must. […]

10 essential South African dishes and where to find them

10 essential South African dishes and where to find them

Whether you’re referring to its diverse heritage or the colourful people who call it home, South Africa is big on flavour. From Table Mountain to Soweto, the country has a cultural identity entirely its own. But its tastiest offerings are the dishes you’ll sample in the various restaurants, delis and farmstalls along the way. Drawing […]

Luxury Cape Town hotels: the 7 wonders of the Mother City

Luxury Cape Town hotels: the 7 wonders of the Mother City

Cape Town is a popular cosmopolitan city in South Africa, renowned for its beautiful scenery, fantastic entertainment opportunities and luxurious accommodation. The city is a must-visit on any South African adventure, and makes for an excellent holiday destination for all types of travellers – especially those who enjoy the finer things in life. To celebrate […]

South Africa's best kept safari secrets

South Africa’s best kept safari secrets

South Africa is renowned for its remarkable safari experiences, with people from all around the world travelling miles and miles to spend a night or two at one of the country’s superb game reserves. There are many firm favourites, names recognised across the globe for their incredible accommodation and service that have yet to disappoint […]

5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

South Africa is home to over 95,000 hectares of vineyards and is the seventh largest wine-producing country in the world. And there’s no better place to explore the country’s top wine farms than the Cape Winelands – a striking stretch of land where the finest South African wines are cultivated. While the local vineyards are […]

10 of the best accommodation views along the Garden Route

10 of the best accommodation views along the Garden Route

South Africa is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries on earth, largely owing to its diverse landscapes. And there is no better place that brings together the country’s landscapes than the Garden Route. Officially stretching from Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma, the route also features many other destinations on both of its ends, making it […]