Category: South Africa

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

Although certainly a rather contentious subject, it is undoubted that everyone can appreciate the matchless beauty and colour of an unspoiled sunset. Similarly we all have our own favourite spots from which to warmly embrace the majesty of Earth’s astral ballet with the sun; sunsets are personal things, so whether it is from your kitchen […]

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

The most luxurious lodges in Africa

Following the announcement of the Royal engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William, the spotlight has very much been on Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The private reserve, in the Laikipia region of the East African nation, served as the perfect romantic retreat for the future King of England to propose to his long term girlfriend. […]

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The world’s top 10 luxury B&Bs

The latest in Tripadvisor’s top 10 lists, and this one’s luxury-specific. Take a look at the site’s top 10 luxury B&Bs below – it’s well represented by the US, UK and Australia which collectively make up all but two B&Bs in the list. 1. Saltcote Place, Rye, England 2. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh, […]

Golf’s most extreme par 3 hole?

Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa has a stretch of 18 holes designed by 18 different top golfers, including Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, K.J. Choi, Retief Goosen, Justin Rose, Trevor Immelman and Vijay Singh. The 19th hole is an extreme Par 3 that’s an incredible 830 metres long – so extreme that you […]

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Hot air ballooning over South Africa

Johannesburg city slickers escape on the weekends to the Magaliesberg mountains, and justifiably so – its natural beauty provides a relaxing refuge from the grind of urban existence. A wonderful way to appreciate the area’s grassy slopes, waterfalls and dramatic rock formations is by going on a hot air balloon trip. Watch the sunrise and […]

Amazing Cape Town attractions

Cape Town, located at the very bottom of South Africa, has a fascinating and diverse culture which has served the city incredibly well when it comes to tourism. The city, founded in 1652 as a shipping supply station for the Dutch East India Company, is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world. […]

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed […]

iPads provided for guests' use in South African hotel

iPads provided for guests’ use in South African hotel

Iconic Cape Town Hotel Ellerman House will introduce Apple iPads to each of its eleven luxurious rooms and modernist villa over the coming months – the only hotel in South Africa to offer iPads for guests’ use. The iPad is fast becoming an indispensible item within the gadget market and a supremely useful tool in […]

Athol Place Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg

Within close proximity of top quality shopping and dining at Sandton Central, Athol Place Boutique Hotel is a fabulously indulgent luxury hotel where you can be assured an unforgettable stay. The hotel has ten individually-designed, stylish suites that provide a sanctuary of comfort and tranquillity; each has large doors opening out onto a private balcony, […]

Taj Cape Town brings five star luxury to the heart of Cape Town

Taj Cape Town brings five star luxury to the heart of Cape Town

The Taj Cape Town has been called the city’s oldest new hotel because of the two historic buildings it occupies, but its location in the heart of the city is also what sets it apart.  It is housed in the Board of Executors (1896) and the original South African Reserve Bank (1932) buildings. And now […]

Sleep under the stars at Makanyane Safari Lodge, South Africa

Sleep under the stars at Makanyane Safari Lodge, South Africa

As the sun sets over the African bush, what could be more romantic than spending a night in a private hide-out with magnificent views and only cocktails and candlelight for company? Sleeping out under the stars, surrounded by the astounding sights and sounds of the wild, is possible at Makanyane Safari Lodge – the only […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week.  There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe.  They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

Pampering perfection at Pezula

Pampering perfection at Pezula

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is situated on the Eastern Head of Knysna in South Africa, just a short drive from George Airport and only a 40-minute flight from Cape Town. Surrounded by rugged cliffs, ancient forests and sheltered beaches Pezula is perfect for a romantic break away for you and your loved one in […]

Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa just got better

Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa just got better

The five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town was recently voted the No. 1 City Hotel and No. 1 Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East in Travel & Leisure’s 2009 World’s Best Awards, and gained an impressive score of 94.2 in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards. And this […]

The Oyster Box gets ready to re-open

The Oyster Box Hotel with its long, celebrated history and following an extensive two-year renovation and refurbishment programme, will again open her doors for business on 1st October 2009, with previous General Manager Wayne Coetzer, at the helm. With all the luxurious comforts, elegance and charm of a bygone era, together with its historic lighthouse […]

Flying safaris in southern Africa: 'Out of Africa' revisited

Flying safaris in southern Africa: ‘Out of Africa’ revisited

Take a step back to the romantic appeal of the ‘Golden Age of Aviation’ as you travel through southern Africa in a DC-3. Experienced 4th generation local guides tailor the voyage to the interests of a select group of 14 travellers as you explore Zululand, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa with Travcoa Flying Safaris. […]