Category: South Africa

Experience the luxury of Tanda Tula, Kruger National Park

Experience the luxury of Tanda Tula, Kruger National Park

Tanda Tula is a luxurious, East African style tented camp, located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.   It offers the epitome of luxury and seclusion.   A true bush experience is complemented by excellent service and expert staff offering a range of activities from bush walks to private […]

Constantia Uitsig in the Constantia Valley

Constantia Uitsig in the Constantia Valley

Just 20 minutes from Cape Town, marvel at spectactular views of the Constantia Valley from this fabulous hotel.   Constantia Uitsig is set  among the vineyards of  its own private wine estate and has 16 luxurious garden rooms, each offering peace and privacy.   Also on-site is an award-winning restaurant with its own distinctive and […]

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

With an idyllic location in a coastal forest reserve, this wonderful retreat just 40 minutes by road north of Durban, offers horse riding in the forest or on the beach and an 18-hole championship golf course.   But it is the superb spa and full butler service that makes Zimbali Lodge truly excel.

Fire at La Couronne, Franschhoek

Fire at La Couronne, Franschhoek

South Africa has been plagued by fire disasters in recent weeks, ever since the dramatic scenes on Table Mountain late last month.   The latest victim is a plush Franschhoek hotel called La Couronne. 7 of their 24 rooms have sadly  been destroyed but there is already encouraging talk that they’ll be up and running […]

Cape Cadogan in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Cadogan in Cape Town, South Africa

The elegant 12-room retreat Cape Cadogan is tucked away on a quiet Cape Town residential street.   It is in a fashionable and quirky neighborhood called Gardens, known for its restaurants and shops. Table Mountain forms a majestic backdrop, and the famous Clifton beaches are a ten-minute drive away. Many of the Cape Town’s top […]

Overberg fire rages in South Africa

Overberg fire rages in South Africa

A devastating fire is raging in the Overberg region of South Africa’s Western Cape. It started on a farm but rapidly spread to over areas destroying hundreds of acres. Sadly both the luxury guest lodge Farm 215 and the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve are both affected. Waterbombing helicopters have been activated to fight the blaze.

Castle on the Cliff, Plettenberg Bay

Castle on the Cliff, Plettenberg Bay

The Castle on the Cliff is a villa in a dramatic location a few minutes from Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.   It is rented out to one group at a time for exclusive use. Situated within its own private nature reserve, the property has four master bedrooms overlooking the sea. Access to the immediate coastline […]

Ka'Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Ka’Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Only three hours drive from Johannesburg and little more than an hour from Sun City or a 30-minute flight from Lanseria, the luxurious Ka’Ingo Private Reserve lies  in the malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province.   Recent news here is that they have completed their Big 5 repositioning with the introduction of a […]

Braais above Zorgvliet Wine Estate, South Africa

Braais above Zorgvliet Wine Estate, South Africa

Guests of the historic Zorgvliet Wine Estate can now indulge in one of the country’s favourite pastimes, but in an absolutely unique setting high up  on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain. Zorgvliet will host specialised monthly braais (barbecues) from January through to March 2006, with spectacular views over the wine estate and the picturesque […]

Abbey Manor, Cape Town

Abbey Manor, Cape Town

Abbey Manor is a luxury guesthouse set high on Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town city. Here you can enjoy dramatic views from sumptuous rooms, each individually decorated. Abbey Manor was built in 1905 in the Arts-and-Crafts style, and has been fully remodelled to ensure the highest level of comfort. It is an easy hop from […]

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

There’s no need to shiver in chilly climates!   More than 40 members of The Leading Hotels of the World across Africa, Europe and the Middle East are offering heart-warming rates through the Leading Winter Sun program. For instance, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai has rates as low as AED 987 per room, […]

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, near Cape Town, South Africa

Video of the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa at Camp’s Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. I was in Camp’s Bay a few years ago now, but I understand it’s grown quite a lot in popularity more recently.

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

One of the Western Cape’s latest luxury boutique hotels, Le Franschhoek has 63 rooms, and its own Camelot Spa and Le Verger restaurant.   Capturing the essence of four star luxury, this impeccably appointed  hotel offers unparalleled views of the spectacular Franschhoek Mountains. It is easily accessible, being just 50 kms from Cape Town International […]

Falaza game park, South Africa

Falaza game park, South Africa

Three hours’ drive from Durban, the four-star Falaza resort  consists of 15 luxury tents costing around R1500 per night per person. This game park is in Hluhluwe which is in the north of  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   This is the heart of Zululand. Tents are not locked here; the only intruders you can expert are […]

Wildly romantic at Bushmans Kloof

Wildly romantic at Bushmans Kloof

Escape with your partner for a romantic 2 night getaway to the most heavenly and romantic hideaway of Bushmans Kloof, nestled and secluded in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains. Bushmans Kloof is a privately owned wilderness reserve and is world renowned for its 130 rock art sites.   In recognition of its rich cultural, […]

Elton John extends honeymoon

Elton John extends honeymoon

One honeymoon isn’t enough for Elton John and David Furnish. They’re avoiding the British winter and leaving their Venice honeymoon for a safari in South Africa.   Rather strangely, they’re also  invisting their friend, Liz Hurley (who you think would be concentrating on her own wedding plans), along with them.   The expression “two’s company, […]