Category: Africa

See the Masai Mara migration from Olodana

See the Masai Mara migration from Olodana

In the Masai Mara,  the migration is beginning. The first zebras – precursors of two million wildebeest – have started to pick their way across the Mara River, a sign that the 2008 migration will be starting early. Olonana is perhaps the Mara’s leading luxury camp and is ideally positioned on the edge of the […]

Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera

Welcome to Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera where the sun always shines – every day of every year.

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information.   It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some  of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it […]

One of the most unique hotels in the world: Makalali Private Game Lodge

One of the most unique hotels in the world: Makalali Private Game Lodge

Makalali, just west of the famed Kruger National Park, is arguably the world’s most uniquely designed hotel. Four camps of six innovatively appointed suites with private salas overlook the river. Each camp has private dining decks, outdoor bomas, swimming pools and lounges.   Your safari experience here is tailor-made with the opportunity to interact with […]

Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Le Touessrok, Mauritius

This idyllic retreat is the pinnacle of tropical luxury and is suitable for couples and families alike.   On the east coast of Mauritius, encompassing three tropical islands; Frangipani is linked to the mainland by a wooden bridge, Ile aux Cerfs and Ilot Mangénie are both reached in a few minutes by private  boat. Accommodation […]

InterContinental Marrakech Resort & Spa

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has announced an agreement with Moroccan developer, Groupe Cadex, to open its very first property in Morocco in the beautiful resort destination of Marrakech.     Somewhat surprisingly, this is not only the first venture into Morocco for the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, but also for parent company InterContinental Hotels […]

Latest addition to the luxury Mantis Collection opening August 2008

Latest addition to the luxury Mantis Collection opening August 2008

The elite and still-under-construction Shamwari Townhouse in Port Elizabeth, on the Southeast coast of South Africa, is now expected to open in August 2008, making it the newest addition to the Mantis Collection of ultra-deluxe boutique hotels and game reserves. Because of the Townhouse’s secluded environment, it is promised as a perfect ‘retreat’ for the […]

Marvel at the Addo Elephants from River Bend Lodge

Marvel at the Addo Elephants from River Bend Lodge

River Bend Lodge, an escape from the madding crowds of the city, will revitalise your soul and spirit, whilst you discover the natural beauty of the surroundings. Flanked by the Zuurberg Mountains and within the 17,000 ha of the Addo Elephant park, this is Africa at its best.   Only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth, […]

Honeymoon offer from Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Honeymoon offer from Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Honeymooners at Sainte Anne Resort & Spa  (or those planning weddings at the resort) can enjoy up to 50% discount for their spouse. The resort was the subject of actor Damian Lewis’ article in last week’s Telegraph.   It sounds like he had a very  relaxing and chilled-out time there – here’s an excerpt from […]

Where to go green - in luxury

Where to go green – in luxury

MSNBC has run an article on luxury lodges with an ecological oritentation. With the help of Forbes Traveler, they cite the follow places as their picks for 2008: Black Rock Lodge, Belize The Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana Savute Under Canvas, Botswana Arenas del Mar, Costa Rica Baghvan, India Centro Ecológico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), Mexico […]

Madikwe River Lodge, North West Province

Madikwe River Lodge, North West Province

Madikwe River Lodge is positioned on the banks of the Groot Marico River, bordering Botswana. The luxurious Madikwe River Lodge offers guests the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa, in sixteen split-level suites and an outdoor dining boma.   Your safari experiences takes you to the untamed wilderness of the Kalahari Thonveld, […]

Savings on honeymoons at the Royal Palm, Mauritius

Savings on honeymoons at the Royal Palm, Mauritius

In the heart of the Indian Ocean on the North West coast of Mauritius lies Royal Palm, a magical boutique hotel, a place of sheer beauty and home to excellence and luxury. An uninterrupted stretch of immaculate beach and one of the finest lagoons in Mauritius offers an array of watersports, or you can simply […]

X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

Xudum Delta Lodge and Xaranna Tented Camp,  CC Africa‘s two new luxury lodges in Botswana, are set to open in August 2008 on a private 25,000 hectare concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The lodges will be built with a light footprint showcasing CC Africa’s commitment to responsible luxury.

The highest restaurant in the Middle East... and it revolves!

The highest restaurant in the Middle East… and it revolves!

The Grand Hyatt Cairo is a luxury landmark hotel situated on Roda Island; a peaceful haven with all of its stunning rooms overlooking the River Nile. The hotel enjoys a perfect location in the centre of the business and commercial district of the city, and yet it is also very close to Cairo’s many cultural […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Africa, according to Tripadvisor

La Villa des Orangers – Marrakech, Morocco Four Seasons Resort Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt Table Bay Hotel Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa Belle Mare Plage Hotel – Belle Mare, Mauritius Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania Le Touessrok – Trou d’eau Douce, Mauritius Cape Grace – Cape Town, […]

Kruger Camps according to the The Daily Telegraph

Kruger Camps according to the The Daily Telegraph

Providing 7,500 square miles of wilderness and reachable within 45 minutes of flying time from Johannesburg, Kruger is one of the world’s best-known game reserves. To help safari-seekers and well-heeled guests pick the very best of the five-star lodges out there, The Daily Telegraph has listed their top five: Singita Lebombo – style and design […]