Category: Africa

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, […]

Elton John extends honeymoon

Elton John extends honeymoon

One honeymoon isn’t enough for Elton John and David Furnish. They’re avoiding the British winter and leaving their Venice honeymoon for a safari in South Africa.   Rather strangely, they’re also  invisting their friend, Liz Hurley (who you think would be concentrating on her own wedding plans), along with them.   The expression “two’s company, […]

Libya's first and only five star hotel

Libya’s first and only five star hotel

In a city that is prone to awarding itself top achievement for what is often, by western standards, not of the very highest quality, Libya’s first and only five star hotel doesn’t disappoint. The Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel is a stunning twin-tower property in the heart of Tripoli’s business district, 5 minutes from Green Square. […]

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

The Bay Hotel at Camps Bay, Cape Town,  is proud to present their spectacular new villa, Wescamp. Wescamp Villa has breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean beyond and the magnificent grandeur of Table Mountain. All five rooms have spectacular views of the natural wonders that make Cape Town a paradise in a class of […]

Grootbos

Grootbos

Grootbos is a 1,200-hectare nature preserve in the Gansbaai region of South Africa. The cottages here are built of local stone overlook Walker Bay, where you can fish for giant black marlin, tuna and crayfish. Lie by the water and  watch the whales  breach in front of you: you’re in the front row of the […]