Category: South Africa

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

3 malaria-free alternatives to the Kruger National Park

The world famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship game park. Covering almost 2 million hectares, it offers an unrivalled wildlife experience where visitors can spot an impressive number of species: 34 amphibians, 49 fish, 114 reptiles, 147 mammals, 336 trees, and 507 birds. But if you visit the Kruger during the summer months
Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Top 3 luxury African safari driving routes

Self drive through Africa is not only for those on a budget but can accompany a luxury safari beautifully. There are however only a few places where one can actually self drive between camps – many of the luxury safari camps and lodges are so far apart that it makes no sense. Here I share
8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

8 perfect Cape Town memories to make

You’ll never forget your first trip to Cape Town. The people, the colors, the food, the wine(!), those memories will stick with you long after your trip has ended. Probably even for the rest of your life. You’ll never forget the view from the top of Table Mountain, the taste of the afternoon tea on
Top 3 luxury African star beds

Top 3 luxury African star beds

When staying in Africa’s luxury safari camps and lodges you will experience some of the most comfortable and relaxing beds you have ever slept in. They’re often huge with soft Egyptian cotton, downy pillows and warm cosy duvets. Many of them are romantic antique four poster beds with mosquito nets tied neatly around them. Many
South Africa's top five luxury wildlife reserves

South Africa's top five luxury wildlife reserves

Safari, wildlife, national parks, wildlife reserves – tourists and safari enthusiasts can pick from a wide selection of luxury African wildlife experiences.  Fitting the profile is a number of top luxury wildlife reserves in South Africa.  Here are the country’s top five luxury game reserves (and, in some instances, the celebrities who have enjoyed these
5 luxury lodges where you'll see elephants in South Africa

5 luxury lodges where you'll see elephants in South Africa

The grand stature of the African elephant is as captivating as its innate intimacy for its own kind. You’d expect the huge frame of these gentle giants to stand out like a storm cloud in a clear blue sky, but the elephant isn’t as easily spotted in the wild as you may believe. Here are
Africa's top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa's top 5 golf safari destinations

Africa has come a long way from the concept that a safari is for a few wildlife-eager tourists, armed with heavy cameras and wide-angle lenses. Or, even before that, the hot and dusty wildlife drives, with little other leisure activities. Africa has grown a whole lot more sensitive to the needs of modern pleasure seekers
Short stay: The Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town

Short stay: The Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town

On my latest visit to South Africa, we stayed at the beautiful Cellars-Hohenort in the Constantia region on the outskirts of Cape Town. This is the oldest wine growing region in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1685, and a great location for anyone visiting Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, widely regarded as one of the finest
5 hotels to watch the sun rise

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

“The early bird catches the worm,” as the renowned idiom states. One of the true joys of life is watching the sun rise, slowly lightening the cool, dark dawn with the warm rays of the star that burns brightly in the centre of our solar system. This phenomenon has been the inspiration for many a
10 foodie getaways in South Africa

10 foodie getaways in South Africa

There is an endless list of things to do in South Africa, but sometimes, when you’re after a laid back holiday, sightseeing is just something to do between meals. South Africa is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought after foodie destinations, offering fantastic quality, innovation, and diversity to travellers. Here are 10 of
Alternative Africa: 7 things to do besides a safari

Alternative Africa: 7 things to do besides a safari

Africa is renowned for its safari experiences, and rightly so. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound, from the world-famous Great Migration that sees over two million wildebeest journey across the plains of the Serengeti and into the grasslands of the Masai Mara, to gorilla trekking in the smoky mountains of Uganda and the countless endemic species that
The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao
Top African hotspots to see the Big 5

Top African hotspots to see the Big 5

For many who go on an African safari adventure they will want to catch sights of as many animals as possible and to put a great big tick against the most sought after wildlife, the ‘big five’. The wild and vast African landscape is a feat to be explored. Multiple trips may be needed to
Top 5 'foodie' luxury safari lodges

Top 5 'foodie' luxury safari lodges

We’ve always put a lot of emphasis on food, and luckily it has now become a feature of almost all luxury safari camps. We know you’re all there to see the wildlife but you are also on holiday and we think you should be truly spoilt. Having good food certainly doesn’t detract from the ‘seriousness’
Africa's top 10 most romantic properties

Africa's top 10 most romantic properties

True romantics don’t need Valentine’s Day to show their loved ones how much they care. With these dreamy properties in Africa you’ll be looking for any excuse to spend a few nights away! Read on for our guide to the 10 most romantic places to stay on the continent. Kaya Mawa, Malawi The name of
Top 5 luxury safari rooms to watch wildlife from

Top 5 luxury safari rooms to watch wildlife from

The best luxury safari camps in Africa are those which are in locations with abundant game – of course that’s one of the main reasons we all travel to Africa is to see the wildlife. There are many camps which actually offer incredible game viewing from your private room. Whiling away the hours watching antelope