Category: South Africa

Travelling with a conscience

Travelling with a conscience

Travel and tourism is now one of the biggest industries in the world. The transformative power of travel – of meeting new people, seeing new places, and learning about new cultures – is second to none. But how we travel is increasingly important, too, especially in places where the ecosystems are fragile or the cultural […]

The best safari experience in Africa?

The best safari experience in Africa?

There are over 10,000 safari lodges and camps in Africa – a daunting number when it comes to making a decision as to the one or two which would be best to visit! To help manage this large number the Safari Guild was set up in 2008 which now consists of over 5,000 safari specialist […]

19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019

Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out […]

Top 5 birding locations in Africa

Top 5 birding locations in Africa

Birds are not just for birders. They are a fascinating and diverse group of animals that often don’t get the attention they deserve compared with Africa’s mammals. However, once you take the time to look at some of the smaller animals while you’re on safari, you come to realise the importance of birds, as they […]

5 great things to do on safari other than a game drive

5 great things to do on safari other than a game drive

Think safari and the first thing that normally comes to mind is a group of people on a vehicle wearing neutral tones and watching for animals. This is the core of any safari adventure but with the growth in luxury safari holidays new and exciting activities are being introduced to add even more to the […]

Vineyard escapes in Africa

Vineyard escapes in Africa

Ask me to list the things in life which make life worth living, and family, travel, and wine would quite possibly be the top three. Every now and then, the fates collide and I can enjoy all three at once, which makes for a wonderful experience indeed. When I talk about wine – and in […]

13 African rooms with ridiculously gorgeous views

13 African rooms with ridiculously gorgeous views

An incredible view. If your bedroom looks out upon great beauty it is very difficult not to find yourself in a great mood. Waking up to a scene that carries you away is the one detail that always manages to change my day. My favorite African rooms with views that are pure poetry? Here is […]

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers, or freewheeled down a very long hill? That joy of cycling really is second to none, and whether you’re a casual, fair weather cyclist, or hop on the bike committedly for your daily commute, it’s something which can always be rediscovered. One of […]

Top 6 Summer destinations for luxury jet travelers

Top 6 Summer destinations for luxury jet travelers

The definition of luxury travel continues to evolve. A new one is long overdue, anyway, as the term becomes more and more watered down with too many purveyors anxious to apply the misnomer to their brand. Price can lend to exclusivity, but shouldn’t be the only factor. True luxury tends to also revolve around authentic, […]

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

According to the most extensive study on personal space boundaries ever completed, people need less personal space in regions with hot weather. Interestingly the study also found that people from these areas stand even closer to strangers than they do to people they know. So, it might not be too surprising to see that all […]

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12 of the best hotel interiors

As travellers today are more frequently in search of the unique and insta-worthy, ever more ravishing interiors are fast replacing the cookie-cutter ‘hotel look’ around the world. There is nothing more exciting than staying in a hotel that far exceeds expectations, capturing the ‘wow factor’ from the very first sight, and the industry is brimming […]

Mother and baby african elephant in Botswana

5 of our favourite Summer holiday escapes in Africa

Between the ages of five and 18, extended periods of time with our children are few and far between. The summer holidays are particularly precious, therefore, and though the typical family holiday destinations can be crowded, we know some extraordinary locations where you can spend quality time together creating unforgettable memories. Your kids’ adventures will […]

Top 5 luxury safari properties for solo travellers

Top 5 luxury safari properties for solo travellers

An African safari may be a daunting prospect for a solo traveller, but there are lots of reasons why it could be the perfect choice if you are single and adventurous. Bespoke trips are perfect for those who prefer their own company and would rather not stay with the same people for the duration of […]

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

May is a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the countryside. The weather is getting sunnier (for much of the northern hemisphere, at least) and yet most places are not yet overrun by tourism. With many families staying at home (whilst school and university examinations are in full swing), it’s a great […]

On safari in 9 private houses: the perfect family trip

On safari in 9 private houses: the perfect family trip

My own childhood memories of going on safari determined the entire arc of my adult life. In some way, those delicious safari feelings, smells and sights are the treasures that I have been chasing, ever since I came home from the Kruger Park for the first time. It wasn’t until I had my own children […]

Cape Town Paragliding

5 incredible ways to do Africa in 2018

When it comes to ‘life-changing’ travel experiences; Africa always delivers. But in 2018 there are even more ways to enjoy the wildlife and get lost in the culture of this ever-evolving continent. From pioneering eco-projects to paragliding safaris; you can still escape the crowds and find yourself stranded on sweeping beaches or wild open plains […]