Category: Africa

12 baby friendly honeymoon ideas

12 baby friendly honeymoon ideas

Travelling on honeymoon with a baby needn’t be daunting. With a little preparation and a few helpful extras, it can be stress-free, and a wonderfully memorable holiday. There’s nothing quite like seeing your little ones’ face light up as you dip their toes in the swimming pool. Or when you take them for their first […]

7 unmissable luxury hotels in South Africa

7 unmissable luxury hotels in South Africa

As a travel writer based in South Africa, I have the privilege of visiting some of the country’s finest hotels and lodges. Here’s a short-list of seven of my most memorable stays from the last year, all offer uncompromising luxury, food & wine experiences, and of course set in stunning locations. 1. The Old Rectory, […]

5 of the hottest hotel openings in southern Africa in 2019

5 of the hottest hotel openings in southern Africa in 2019

With the ever growing demand for luxury travel, it doesn’t come as a big surprise that there is a growing number of luxury hotels opening too. Southern Africa is not missing the boat with several new openings in 2019. Here are 5 of the hottest hotel openings which you need to put on your “to […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 7 places in Africa to see the Big Grey Giants – elephants, rhinos and hippos

Top 7 places in Africa to see the Big Grey Giants – elephants, rhinos and hippos

While it’s common for Africa’s ‘Big Cats’ to be considered as the continent’s primary wildlife species, the animals that often inspire the most awe when out on safari are the larger, ‘Big Grey Giants’ – elephants, rhinos and hippos. There is nothing quite like witnessing these huge beasts and their surprising grace and agility, so […]

A new take on the January blues

A new take on the January blues

We’ve got a new take on the January blues… here we highlight some of the most beautiful blue places around the world to visit, from exploring the brightly-coloured alleyways of Chefchaouen in Morocco to sailing around the turquoise waters and tropical islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia on a traditional phinisi yacht. Chefchaouen, Morocco Chefchaouen […]

5 of the most amazing star beds in South Africa

5 of the most amazing star beds in South Africa

We all dream of those safaris and wilderness experiences where you sleep out in the open while looking up at the endless amount of stars that light up the sky. Lucky enough, more and more places start to offer star beds where you can experience just that. 1. Milky Way Star Bed, Samara Private Game […]

Canoeing On The Zambezi From Sausage TRee Camp

See Africa from a different perspective on a boat-based safari

Most people, when they think of a safari, will picture themselves on a 4×4 safari vehicle, driving across the plains or down dusty tracks. However, there is another, and more unique, way to view the wildlife, and that is from aboard a boat from the middle of a river or waterway. The main photographic opportunity […]

The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

Rough Guides has announced its annual list of must-see destinations. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see in 2019. The list comprises 8 top towns and cities, 6 top regions, and 5 top countries. Below is a selection of the Rough […]

Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects, and increased attention from the international media are putting the countries of East and Southern Africa in particular on […]

Top 5 places to visit in North Malawi

Top 5 places to visit in North Malawi

Malawi is currently fast emerging as a hot destination in Africa thanks, in no small part to the transformations of its wildlife and safari experiences currently underway. But those developments are focussed on two wildlife reserves in the south of the country and one in the central area. The country’s southern region has a host […]

Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

A safari in one of South Africa’s malaria-free reserves is an excellent option for anyone who loves the idea of seeing Africa’s amazing wildlife in its natural environment, but is worried about malaria. Whilst it is pretty straight forward for most people to take anti-malarial precautions, there are some who prefer to avoid both malarial […]

8 of the best destinations for April and May

8 of the best destinations for April and May

There are some places where Spring is the best time of year to visit. Maybe the landscape is popping with color, maybe it’s the should seasons when few other travelers share the trails and towns. Perhaps the weather is near-ideal for being active outdoors. Sometimes it’s all of the above—a perfect triad. Whatever the reason, […]

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What to pack (and how!) for your safari

There was a time when going on safari meant travelling with an entourage, who would carry everything from your Louis Vuitton trunks to your campaign desk, your Persian carpets to your folding commode. With the opening of world class camps and lodges, equipped and decorated to incredibly high levels, you can leave most, if not […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

8 reasons why you should walk with a bushman

8 reasons why you should walk with a bushman

The Khomani San were a people who forgot their identity after they had been expelled from their ancient homelands to create the South Africa’s Gemsbok National Park in 1931. By the 1990s perhaps just fifty men and women remembered their proud heritage. For over 20,000 years the tribe had lived in the red sands and […]