Category: South Africa

Renovations to two Cape Town boutique hotels completed

Renovations to two Cape Town boutique hotels completed

The Long Beach and The Franschhoek, two of Cape Town’s most prestigious boutique hotels, have recently re-opened following extensive renovations. The Long Beach in the fishing village of Kommetjie  has seen  changes to all rooms. The two superior double rooms upstairs have been converted into suites averaging an area of 70sqm each, with private lounge
Nkomazi Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Nkomazi Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Situated in one of the malaria-free areas of Mpumalanga province in South Africa, Nkomazi Game Reserve defines the ultimate in luxurious tented accommodation for those who appreciate and seek the very best of luxury leisure. Opening on 1st April 2009, this ecological Alladin’s Cave of natural science, from towering ancient mountains to broad river valleys

Bushmans Kloof shines with top tourism awards

Bushmans Kloof has been named among the world’s finest hotels in the Forbes Traveller 400 Best Hotels for 2008/2009, one of the world’s premier lists of deluxe hotels, as determined by a team of 79 distinguished luxury travel experts. At the same time, it has been named among the Top 10 Resorts in Africa in
Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

Fall in love with the meerkats of the Kalahari Desert

The meerkats of Africa are wonderful little animals – sociable, approachable, inquisitive, incredibly courageous and fun to watch. They hunt during the day, and will even sometimes climb on top of your head to get a better view of the area. Children out on a meerkat safari love the chance to get close to these

The Regent Palmas Del Mar Puerto Rico

Ground was broken in Puerto Rico yesterday to mark the beginning of Regent Hotels & Resorts‘ newest luxury development, The Regent Palmas Del Mar Puerto Rico. Scheduled to open in December 2011, the resort will consist of 96 guest rooms and 52 suites, offering beachfront accommodation and interiors by award-winning designer Trisha Wilson, whose work
Wild at Heart with the Hebridean Spirit

Wild at Heart with the Hebridean Spirit

On its Wild at Heart voyage, the Hebridean Spirit  sets sail  from Durban to Maputo, and then on to  Cape Town.   This is a marvellous way to experience a sea cruise with a safari. With just 98 passengers on board, you can enjoy personal attention.   Take tea in a wood-panelled lounge or dine
See the world-famous Sabi Sand leopards

See the world-famous Sabi Sand leopards

There are few places in the world where the wildlife is as abundant and diverse as in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa. A year-round safari destination, the reserve boasts unparalleled game viewing and some fantastic luxury lodges (CC Africa has four lodges in the Sabi Sand). The magnificent leopards of the Sabi
Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards 2008

Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards 2008

It’s that time of year once again when Travel+Leisure releases its World’s Best Awards. I haven’t had time to study them in detail just yet, but have noted that Singita Sabi Sand at Kruger has taken top spot in the World’s Best Hotels section, up one place from last year. Second is Oberoi Rajvilas in
One of the most unique hotels in the world: Makalali Private Game Lodge

One of the most unique hotels in the world: Makalali Private Game Lodge

Makalali, just west of the famed Kruger National Park, is arguably the world’s most uniquely designed hotel. Four camps of six innovatively appointed suites with private salas overlook the river. Each camp has private dining decks, outdoor bomas, swimming pools and lounges.   Your safari experience here is tailor-made with the opportunity to interact with
Latest addition to the luxury Mantis Collection opening August 2008

Latest addition to the luxury Mantis Collection opening August 2008

The elite and still-under-construction Shamwari Townhouse in Port Elizabeth, on the Southeast coast of South Africa, is now expected to open in August 2008, making it the newest addition to the Mantis Collection of ultra-deluxe boutique hotels and game reserves. Because of the Townhouse’s secluded environment, it is promised as a perfect ‘retreat’ for the
Marvel at the Addo Elephants from River Bend Lodge

Marvel at the Addo Elephants from River Bend Lodge

River Bend Lodge, an escape from the madding crowds of the city, will revitalise your soul and spirit, whilst you discover the natural beauty of the surroundings. Flanked by the Zuurberg Mountains and within the 17,000 ha of the Addo Elephant park, this is Africa at its best.   Only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth,
Madikwe River Lodge, North West Province

Madikwe River Lodge, North West Province

Madikwe River Lodge is positioned on the banks of the Groot Marico River, bordering Botswana. The luxurious Madikwe River Lodge offers guests the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa, in sixteen split-level suites and an outdoor dining boma.   Your safari experiences takes you to the untamed wilderness of the Kalahari Thonveld,

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Africa, according to Tripadvisor

La Villa des Orangers – Marrakech, Morocco Four Seasons Resort Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt Table Bay Hotel Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa Belle Mare Plage Hotel – Belle Mare, Mauritius Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania Le Touessrok – Trou d’eau Douce, Mauritius Cape Grace – Cape Town,
Kruger Camps according to the The Daily Telegraph

Kruger Camps according to the The Daily Telegraph

Providing 7,500 square miles of wilderness and reachable within 45 minutes of flying time from Johannesburg, Kruger is one of the world’s best-known game reserves. To help safari-seekers and well-heeled guests pick the very best of the five-star lodges out there, The Daily Telegraph has listed their top five: Singita Lebombo – style and design
Transformation of Phinda Mountain Lodge

Transformation of Phinda Mountain Lodge

The grand old lady of CC Africa is looking beautiful – R20 million has been invested into a dramatic rebuild and refurbishment of Phinda Mountain Lodge in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal which will boast 25 gorgeous new suites (18 of which are already open to guests), as well as magically transformed guest areas.
2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

The 2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners are: Bilbao-Rioja (Architecture, Parks & Gardens) Marques de Riscal Bordeaux (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Planète Bordeaux Cape Town (Arts & Culture) Vergelegen Florence (Accommodation) Castello di Meleto Mendoza (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Familia Zuccardi Melbourne (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Victorian Alps Winery Porto (Art & Culture) The