Category: South Africa

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5 exquisite wine estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa

When Belinda Carlisle sang her hit: ‘Ooh, heaven is a place on earth, they say in heaven, love comes first’, she surely did not know about the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley near Hermanus! Otherwise she would perhaps have sung: ‘They say in heaven, wine comes first’! Until 2006 this part was known as Walker […]

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

South Africa is a remarkable country with a huge amount to offer visitors, from its diverse people, landscapes and wildlife to the remains of its fascinating past. Of course these days the globe is increasingly connected. Modern technology works really well to help travellers fit in visits to recommended restaurants, local sights and activities, and […]

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa, and a food-lover’s dream destination. The town is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country, serving cuisine inspired by the area’s French heritage. If you’re a foodie on holiday in Franschhoek, a visit to one of these top restaurants is a must. […]

9 highlights you won't want to miss when staying in Cape Town

9 highlights you won’t want to miss when staying in Cape Town

Cape Town sets the pace of an upbeat city where the Rainbow Nation fuses urban and outdoor into a melting pot. Discover the hidden gems of this city as you get to explore the city and its surrounds. 1. Cape of Good Hope Take the coastal road along the Atlantic Ocean and head towards the fishing […]

10 essential South African dishes and where to find them

10 essential South African dishes and where to find them

Whether you’re referring to its diverse heritage or the colourful people who call it home, South Africa is big on flavour. From Table Mountain to Soweto, the country has a cultural identity entirely its own. But its tastiest offerings are the dishes you’ll sample in the various restaurants, delis and farmstalls along the way. Drawing […]

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5 special stopovers in the Southern Cape, South Africa

If you are thinking about a travel holiday in a place that is far removed from crowds of tourists and long lines of sightseers, with luxury accommodation, breath-taking scenery and a surprise or two, the south-east of South Africa should be on your list for serious consideration. Umngazi Bungalows: gem of the Wild Coast Rugged coastlines, […]

Luxury Cape Town hotels: the 7 wonders of the Mother City

Luxury Cape Town hotels: the 7 wonders of the Mother City

Cape Town is a popular cosmopolitan city in South Africa, renowned for its beautiful scenery, fantastic entertainment opportunities and luxurious accommodation. The city is a must-visit on any South African adventure, and makes for an excellent holiday destination for all types of travellers – especially those who enjoy the finer things in life. To celebrate […]

5 wonderful family-friendly luxury safari lodges in South Africa

5 wonderful family-friendly luxury safari lodges in South Africa

There are few experiences more exhilarating than driving through the African bush on an open Landrover, under the gaze of the setting sun – as you observe wild animals in their natural habitat. And there are few experiences more gratifying than watching a child experience this for the first time. Their wide-eyed wonder at seeing […]

South Africa's best kept safari secrets

South Africa’s best kept safari secrets

South Africa is renowned for its remarkable safari experiences, with people from all around the world travelling miles and miles to spend a night or two at one of the country’s superb game reserves. There are many firm favourites, names recognised across the globe for their incredible accommodation and service that have yet to disappoint […]

7 of the most popular safari and adventure experiences from Cape Town to the Garden Route

7 of the most popular safari and adventure experiences from Cape Town to the Garden Route

Feel the rhythm of South Africa as you explore diverse wildlife; safaris; beaches; marine life and majestic mountains in the land of sunshine. Take the opportunity and tap into the knowledge of an expert local tour guide and get to see the world where nature; adventure; cultures and landscapes merge and locals call home. Start […]

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5 active experiences in Southern Africa

A safari doesn’t have to mean spending hours sitting still in a vehicle. Across Southern Africa, there are an increasing number of experiences that get you up and moving, trying out new ways of exploring the landscape, culture and wildlife of your chosen destination. From cycling between vineyards in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, to horse […]

5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

South Africa is home to over 95,000 hectares of vineyards and is the seventh largest wine-producing country in the world. And there’s no better place to explore the country’s top wine farms than the Cape Winelands – a striking stretch of land where the finest South African wines are cultivated. While the local vineyards are […]

The most exciting city in the world?

The most exciting city in the world?

In partnership with the Platinum Card® from American Express® Inspirational, intriguing cities are dotted all over the world offering visitors enriching experiences, brushing with fascinating eras of history, embracing different cultures and enjoying delicious culinary creations. I have been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s most iconic cities, as well as some lesser […]

Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Cape Town has become one of the most visited destinations on the African continent. This cosmopolitan city, nestled between mountains and sea, draws lovers of culture and nature to its shores. The fruits of this nature are no more evident than in the beautiful winelands surrounding the city and spreading far through the Cape region. […]

10 of the best accommodation views along the Garden Route

10 of the best accommodation views along the Garden Route

South Africa is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries on earth, largely owing to its diverse landscapes. And there is no better place that brings together the country’s landscapes than the Garden Route. Officially stretching from Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma, the route also features many other destinations on both of its ends, making it […]

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Traveling through the natural garden of South Africa

A road trip down the Garden Route of South Africa, along the coast from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape is always an experience to remember. There are so many sights to see, so many people to meet, so many things to do. It really does not matter what time of the year you […]

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