Category: Africa

Ka'Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Ka’Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Only three hours drive from Johannesburg and little more than an hour from Sun City or a 30-minute flight from Lanseria, the luxurious Ka’Ingo Private Reserve lies  in the malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province.   Recent news here is that they have completed their Big 5 repositioning with the introduction of a […]

Braais above Zorgvliet Wine Estate, South Africa

Braais above Zorgvliet Wine Estate, South Africa

Guests of the historic Zorgvliet Wine Estate can now indulge in one of the country’s favourite pastimes, but in an absolutely unique setting high up  on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain. Zorgvliet will host specialised monthly braais (barbecues) from January through to March 2006, with spectacular views over the wine estate and the picturesque […]

Abbey Manor, Cape Town

Abbey Manor, Cape Town

Abbey Manor is a luxury guesthouse set high on Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town city. Here you can enjoy dramatic views from sumptuous rooms, each individually decorated. Abbey Manor was built in 1905 in the Arts-and-Crafts style, and has been fully remodelled to ensure the highest level of comfort. It is an easy hop from […]

The best of Mauritius

The best of Mauritius

Mark Twain  purported that Mauritius was made first, and heaven was later modelled on it.  It may be just a speck in the Indian Ocean, but the  idyllic island has more beautiful beaches and top-quality hotels than any other destination. In a recent article for The Telegraph, Teresa Levonian Cole picks her 10 favourites. They […]

The Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group

The most distinctive properties in The Oberoi Group are the  luxury properties in India, which were developed relatively recently, including The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, Wildflower Hall in Mashobra in the Himalayan mountains, The Oberoi Vanyavilãs in Ranthambhore, The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla and The Oberoi Udaivilãs in Udaipur. There are also opulent properties in […]

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

New for 2006, Benguerra Lodge in Mozambique now has a pool on the beach. Situated on Benguerra Island (approx 11 kms by 5 kms in extent), the lodge is in keeping with the ancient tradition of the Archipelago, once the playground of the Queen of Sheba and the trading route of old Arabia. Also new […]

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

There’s no need to shiver in chilly climates!   More than 40 members of The Leading Hotels of the World across Africa, Europe and the Middle East are offering heart-warming rates through the Leading Winter Sun program. For instance, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai has rates as low as AED 987 per room, […]

Luxury tourism in Tanzania

Luxury tourism in Tanzania

Tourism in Tanzania is booming, thanks in part to the numerous recent investments by major luxury hotels such as the Kempinski Hotels and Resorts, Movenpick and Sun International. Kempinski has opened its first properties in East Africa, the Kilimanjaro Kempinski on the Dar es Salaam waterfront and the Zamani Kempinski Resort Hotel on the Island […]

Quilálea Island, Mozambique, East Africa

Quilálea Island, Mozambique, East Africa

Mozambique is one of the last unspoilt areas on the east African coast, with pristine beaches and coral reefs. Several barefoot-luxury-style lodges have opened on the virtually uninhabited islands of the Bazaruto archipelago, including the nine-villa Quilálea Island resort on the Quirimbas. The island can now be reached by helicopter transfer from Pemba airport.

Special feature: Grumeti River Camp, Tanzania

Special feature: Grumeti River Camp, Tanzania

CC Africa’s Grumeti River Camp is located on the banks of the Grumeti River in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.   Although there is the opportunity to travel on a rather bumpy road, most guests arrive by plane courtesy of Regional Air, landing on a make-shift airstrip (read: flat stretch of grass).   As […]

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Crisscrossing the Mediterranean in high style, this new adventure from INTRAV features the culture, history, and beauty of Europe and North Africa. After overnighting in London, guests begin the adventure in Sintra, Portugal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Two nights in Fès offer the mix of French, Arab, and Berber cultures, while a three-night trip […]

Villas of Morocco

Villas of Morocco

Live like a prince in Morocco! Villas of Morocco combines unparalleled services with a breathtaking collection of villas. Their unrivalled experience brings together the warmth of spirit that is at the heart of Moroccan home and culture, with a striving for excellence. Each of their villas needs to meet the highest level of comfort, style, […]

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, near Cape Town, South Africa

Video of the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa at Camp’s Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. I was in Camp’s Bay a few years ago now, but I understand it’s grown quite a lot in popularity more recently.

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

One of the Western Cape’s latest luxury boutique hotels, Le Franschhoek has 63 rooms, and its own Camelot Spa and Le Verger restaurant.   Capturing the essence of four star luxury, this impeccably appointed  hotel offers unparalleled views of the spectacular Franschhoek Mountains. It is easily accessible, being just 50 kms from Cape Town International […]

Falaza game park, South Africa

Falaza game park, South Africa

Three hours’ drive from Durban, the four-star Falaza resort  consists of 15 luxury tents costing around R1500 per night per person. This game park is in Hluhluwe which is in the north of  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   This is the heart of Zululand. Tents are not locked here; the only intruders you can expert are […]

Wildly romantic at Bushmans Kloof

Wildly romantic at Bushmans Kloof

Escape with your partner for a romantic 2 night getaway to the most heavenly and romantic hideaway of Bushmans Kloof, nestled and secluded in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains. Bushmans Kloof is a privately owned wilderness reserve and is world renowned for its 130 rock art sites.   In recognition of its rich cultural, […]