Category: South Africa

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, […]

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

The Bay Hotel at Camps Bay, Cape Town,  is proud to present their spectacular new villa, Wescamp. Wescamp Villa has breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean beyond and the magnificent grandeur of Table Mountain. All five rooms have spectacular views of the natural wonders that make Cape Town a paradise in a class of […]

Grootbos

Grootbos

Grootbos is a 1,200-hectare nature preserve in the Gansbaai region of South Africa. The cottages here are built of local stone overlook Walker Bay, where you can fish for giant black marlin, tuna and crayfish. Lie by the water and  watch the whales  breach in front of you: you’re in the front row of the […]

Win a luxury weekend in the bush

Win a luxury weekend in the bush

Enter The Sunday Independent/Star Travel Club’s latest competition and win two nights for two sharing dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as a game drive, at River Lodge at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve. To enter, post your details, including your Star Travel Club number and physical address and your answer to the competition question, […]