Category: Africa

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Only a two-hour’s drive from Cape Town, is the picturesque Robertson Valley, traditionally known for its wine and roses. Thanks to a generous range of tantalizing wine and food offerings, Robertson is emerging as an exciting destination for travellers. In every direction ridges of the various mountain stand proudly welcoming you to the valley. From […]

Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Escaping the cold: 5 Winter hideouts

Depending on where in the world you’re based, you may already be enduring cold bitter winds and inches of snow. It’s now that time of the year when the kids are out playing, enjoying the short days and snow, while us adults dread the bitter mornings and not having enough time in the day. With […]

6 great places in Malawi for wellness travel

6 great places in Malawi for wellness travel

Recent years have seen the rise of wellbeing travel with the Global Wellness Summit’s Wellness Trends report stating that 2018 was a “new era of transformative travel”. In 2017, 691 million travellers took wellness specific trips that focused on the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing. The awareness and emphasis on wellbeing is […]

Green Christmas: what to expect for your Summer safari in the Maasai Mara

Green Christmas: what to expect for your Summer safari in the Maasai Mara

In Africa, Christmas looks quite different to the white Christmas of the Northern Hemisphere. Freezing temperatures and snow-covered buildings are replaced by lush green plants bespeckled with colourful blossoms, ice skating on frozen lakes is ditched in favour of outdoor adventures, and woolen jerseys and gluhwein are swopped out for loose summer clothing and chilled […]

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6 of the best desert lodges in Namibia

Namibia is still relatively unknown outside of the core of Africa enthusiasts who travel to the continent on a regular basis, however this vast and beautiful land offers dramatic scenery, traditional cultures, and world-class wildlife viewing that is a match for anything found in better known destinations. A particular highlight for visitors are the spectacular […]

Why you should visit Egypt in 2020

Why you should visit Egypt in 2020

Egypt is distinguished with its gushing Nile, ancient treasures, great history, vast deserts, warm sun, and cool beaches. However, Egypt has more to offer than you might expect. You don’t have to look through hundreds of holiday destinations around the world for your perfect vacation; Egypt has it all. 2020 is set to be the […]

Top 5 luxurious winter holiday golf trips to escape the cold

Top 5 luxurious winter holiday golf trips to escape the cold

With cold weather in full swing in most of the northern hemisphere, playing golf outside is probably the last thing on your mind. But that doesn’t mean you can’t slip away for a few days on the course in a warmer destination. Check out some of our favorite winter holiday golf trips to find a […]

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Africa: the perfect honeymoon destination

Couples invariably spend months and months planning their big day, down to the smallest detail. But what of the honeymoon to follow? How you spend your first few days or weeks together is actually just as important as it is one of the bedrocks of your married life. Whether you are planning the honeymoon as […]

Top 5 historical hotels you need to experience

Top 5 historical hotels you need to experience

There is something about staying in a place which is riddled with a very rich past. It feels like you are writing a page in a history book, but with all the modern trimmings one enjoys in the 21st century. Some of these historical hotels however are taking it to another level. Let me take […]

The best places to see primates in Africa

The best places to see primates in Africa

Primates are fascinating. Any amount of time spent with an impressive Silver-back Gorilla or an boisterous Chimpanzee can be a truly grounding experience. It is no surprise that people flock from all over the world to Africa to see our closest relatives in the flesh. Upon observing these mighty and intelligent primates you realise that […]

Photo of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Photograph of the week: Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Pitch-black trees clawing their way out of bleached-white pans. Rust-red sand dunes reaching up as high as the Empire State Building towards a sky so bright blue it hurts the eyes to look at it. This is Deadvlei, a once luscious marsh long since succumbed to drought and time, leaving behind a Kafkaesque forest. And […]

5 forgotten safari activities in Tanzania

5 forgotten safari activities in Tanzania

Safaris are one of the most popular holidays to go on. With the world becoming ever more connected, visiting these wild and untamed places is certainly still gaining popularity, especially with the rise of social media. Selfies from tourist hot-spots are the latest trend and there is a common misconception about safaris that I aim […]

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Christmas is a time for giving (back)

The fast-approaching Christmas and Chanukah seasons are a special time, especially so for families. It is regarded as the time for giving, and it is even better to give-back. Travel and celebrate the essence of Christmas and Chanukah: give back and help those less fortunate on a festive family trip that changes lives… not just […]

Top 5 honeymoon lodges in Botswana

Top 5 honeymoon lodges in Botswana

If you are looking to combine a top safari experience and incredible landscapes with five-star hospitality and unique lodges, then Botswana might just be your ultimate honeymoon destination. Located in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is home to Chobe National Park, known for its large elephant population, as well as the Okavango Delta, a […]

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A look at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park

Untamed. Untouched. Unforgettable. Jock Safari Lodge describes itself thus. It is a description which isn’t pure marketing hyperbole, either. Spend just an hour in this magical space deep in the African bush and you’ll see exactly what we mean. For at Jock Safari Lodge you will experience nature just as nature intended. Untamed. Untouched. Unforgettable. […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the dark continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travelers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few […]