Category: South Africa

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

This week London has been abuzz as green fingered enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the globe descend upon the capital to take part, celebrate and commemorate one of the world’s most famous horticultural events which for almost one hundred years has called on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea its home. Over […]

Experience the sensual adventure of a luxury African safari

Experience the sensual adventure of a luxury African safari

Are you tired of the predictable kind of getaway where each moment is a copy of somewhere else and truly forgettable? Are you aching for a “once in a lifetime” experience that stays with you for years? Then stop looking at brochures for Bermuda or some Greek isle, and consider something on the adventurous side […]

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

Interview with John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays

John Dixon is the co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director of independent tour operator Prestige Holidays and has worked in luxury travel for over 40 years. Prestige Holidays is celebrating its 22nd year in the luxury travel market and is  known for its quality holidays, excellent personal service and strong attention to detail. The company features four and […]

Google Street View coming to a hotel interior near you?

Google Street View coming to a hotel interior near you?

Over the last four years, we’ve gradually become accustomed to the wonders of Google Street View and the insights it has given us.  You might already be familiar with the fact that Street View isn’t just limited to… well… streets. The same technology has also been used inside the football grounds that were used for […]

5 great luxury Cape Town ideas

5 great luxury Cape Town ideas

The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, put the city firmly on the map for many travellers wanting to explore the Mother City, opening the gateway for luxury travel in particular. As one of the world’s premier travel destinations, it is no surprise that Cape Town is hailed as one of […]

4 of the world's most exclusive eco-resorts

4 of the world’s most exclusive eco-resorts

Increasingly today more and more emphasis is being weighed upon environmentally friendly travel. The tourist industry occupies a unique and decisive role within the global community, not only to enthral and excite but to educate and communicate. It is our task to express the need to embrace greener living habits as part of our every […]

Brilliant plants of the Kruger Park

Brilliant plants of the Kruger Park

While on a Kruger National Park tour recently, I was not only wowed by the abundance of wildlife but also by the vast untamed flora in the area. The sheer amount of plant and tree species is mind-blowing and it’s incredible to think about how people have used the plants, leaves, bark and flowers to […]

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, […]