Category: South Africa

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

Have you ever travelled to a lodge or area without checking on the quality of the cooking, only to be seriously disappointed after a few days of bland cuisine? We certainly have! With the exception of dedicated foodies, this detail can often go missing in our travel planning. Amazing food brings the local culture to […]

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Discover South Africa’s amazing KwaZulu-Natal province

Kruger, Cape Town and the Garden Route are undeniably the most popular destinations for first-time visitors to South Africa, however the more adventurous traveller will find many wonderful places to explore in other parts of this vast country. Top of the list of less-visited gems is KwaZulu-Natal. Whilst South Africans from Jo’burg have long escaped […]

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Meaningful trips inspired by the Rugby World Cup

We are well into the Rugby World Cup, hosted for the first time in an Asian nation – Japan. This year’s event is set to be the most openly contested ever – so hard to pick the winner, with at least 6 countries laying plausible claim to the title. Japan’s historic win over one of the […]

Photo of the week: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Photograph of the week: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Bo-Kaap (an Afrikaans term meaning “above the Cape”) may be a riot of vibrant colour and one of South Africa’s (and the world’s) ‘Most Instagrammable Places’, but there is much more to this friendly inner-city Cape Town community than just gorgeous good looks. These coloured houses, painted in hues best described as pastels on steroids, […]

Africa's top 5 places to spot rhino

Africa’s top 5 places to spot rhino

The 21st September is World Rhino Day and to celebrate, I thought that sharing my knowledge of Africa’s best places to spot these magnificent, yet endangered creatures was a must. Not only did I want to highlight my favourite places to simply see them, but I wanted to showcase some of Africa’s finest conservation programmes, […]

A guide to Africa's top 5 most luxurious safari lodges

A guide to Africa’s top 5 most luxurious safari lodges

Staying at an African Safari Lodge is like no other hospitality experience in the world. Even the most basic of “fly in” safari camps offer an something completely different to any other kind of holiday. The intimacy of safari camps, with usually only 12 or so rooms, means that the attention to detail and personalised […]

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6 outstanding eco-lodges in South Africa

As travellers we are all more aware than ever of our environmental impact and want to make choices that will help preserve and protect the places we visit. Safari lodges and nature camps are essentially very eco-friendly, and without them (and tourists they attract) far less land would be set aside for conservation and the […]

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs in New York to egg hoppers in Sri Lanka, food plays a big part in any travel experience, and is one of the things that defines a country, its people and its culture – and often forms some of our favourite and most enduring holiday memories. We pick our top ten foodie […]

6 reasons why you must add the Kalahari to your safari

6 reasons why you must add the Kalahari to your safari

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa. Renowned for the highest standard of game viewing and its exceptional leopard sightings, you would think that a trip here would be all you need when going on safari in South Africa. I decided to challenge that notion. After recently […]

6 of the world's best lookouts

6 of the world’s best lookouts

Sometimes there are views where you just have to stop and look. These are the kind of sights where photos just don’t do it justice and need to be seen in real life to be believed. Whether it is atop the largest building in the world, a cityscape on a rooftop bar or snow-capped mountains, […]

Top 5 things to do in Franschhoek, South Africa

Top 5 things to do in Franschhoek, South Africa

Franschhoek Valley in Western Cape (South Africa) is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Flanked by the Huguenot Mountains and awash with clear streams running past rolling verdant vineyards, Franschhoek is about as picturesque as a small town can get. The people are inviting, it’s quiet, it’s safe to walk everywhere, and […]

Saving the planet: our top 5 eco-friendly hotels around the world

Saving the planet: our top 5 eco-friendly hotels around the world

With environmental awareness an increasing concern across the globe, especially when it comes to hot topics such as global warming and plastic waste, luxury hotels are also increasingly doing their bit for the planet, with guests encouraged to play their part during their holiday. Ditching plastic water bottles for reusable non-plastic ones is just the […]

The 6 most luxurious casinos in the world

The 6 most luxurious casinos in the world

We all like to play some of the casino games from time to time. But some of us prefer to enjoy the real experience, and these are the most luxurious casinos in the world to spend both your cash and your time. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore This casino doesn’t really need any introduction. This landmark […]

See the lion, save the lion

See the lion, save the lion

As the world prepares for Disney’s highly-anticipated, live-action remake of The Lion King, I can’t help but reflect on Africa’s most iconic species. The king of the jungle’s reign comes under greater threat with each passing year, yet this sad fact remains relatively overlooked. Just several decades ago, 450,000 lion ruled Africa’s savannahs; now the […]

5 of the best ultra-luxurious lodges in Kruger

5 of the best ultra-luxurious lodges in Kruger

Everyone who goes on a safari will want to have the best possible wildlife experience, however when it comes to the type of lodge or camp that people are looking for we find that going on safari means different things to different people.  Some will conjure up an image in their mind of a simple safari […]

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10 African experiences for the young at heart

Millennial travellers value gathering experiences, not things.  They see life as a collection of moments to be fully enjoyed before one gets too old to care.  The entire generation is redefining the workspace to accommodate the need for exploration, wandering the globe laptop in hand. Africa offers many opportunities to satisfy this yearning for adventure […]