Category: South Africa

The 5 most exciting safari camp refurbishments

The 5 most exciting safari camp refurbishments

As with any hotel industry the safari world often sees camps being completely renovated during the low season – this is exciting for everyone involved as old favourites take on new leases of life and provide even more reason for old guests and new to head in their direction. The luxury safari world’s commitment to […]

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Top 5 family trips and holidays

Getting away with the kids is never a chore when you have the whole world as your playground. Choose from one of our top five family escapes and jet off for an adventure of a lifetime. Make some noise in Thailand The sizzle of stir-fries, the lap of turquoise waves, the chirruping of the jungle, […]

Meerkats aren’t such nice guys... and 12 other Kalahari facts

Meerkats aren’t such nice guys… and 12 other Kalahari facts

First of all, the Kalahari isn’t all sand-dunes-and-camels desert. Much of the world’s biggest nature reserve, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, that takes in huge chunks of South Africa and Botswana, is arid scrub, officially semi-desert. It’s a vast red-sand expanse of Lion King sunrises, bigger than Wales. Meerkats love burrowing in this huge dry terrain […]

10 best luxury retreats in Cape Town

10 best luxury retreats in Cape Town

Often referred to as South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town has become the destination of choice for holidaymakers, families, couples, honeymooners and many other travel groups. This city lies along the coast, boasting not one but two oceans. Home to iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Long Street and Robben Island, world-class […]

The 5 best luxury lodges of the Eastern Cape

The 5 best luxury lodges of the Eastern Cape

South Africa’s Eastern Cape province holds plenty of safari gems for you to discover. The dense Eastern Cape bushland is malaria-free and home to a plethora of fascinating animals, including the Big 5. This makes for a remarkable safari adventure that won’t be easily forgotten. We have selected five of our favourite Eastern Cape game reserves […]

When to go on safari

When to go on safari

When you are feeling blue in the winter months, and desperate for a glimpse of sunshine, it should be no surprise that your mind turns to warmer climes. Likewise, as the summer holidays approach, and the kids are finishing school, you need a way to entertain them, and to spend quality time together as a […]

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7 celebrations around the world

It seems like every day, somewhere in the world, a celebration of some form is underway. Many of these festivals are known around the globe and form the crux of a trip to that destination. Others are more low-key, local affairs that you may just stumble upon while out and about. Here are seven celebrations […]

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

Private jet travel has seen steady growth in recent years. The appeal of shorter wait times, and faster and more direct travel, combined with various failings of commercial airlines, have all added to its appeal. With this in mind, we spoke to our friends at GOGO Jets to identify some of the most favoured luxury […]

Top 7 sustainable travel experiences

Top 7 sustainable travel experiences

The ethos of sustainable travel has made leaps and strides over the last couple of years. With travellers’ becoming more interested in eco-friendly experiences, the number of innovative and luxurious sustainable experiences on offer are on the rise.  From positively impacting the local community to supporting conservation projects, it’s time for travel to make a […]

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many may have romance on their mind – and how better to enjoy time with a loved one than exploring the vast plains of Africa or relaxing on an Indian Ocean island? Here are Africa’s Top 6 most romantic properties, for 14th February as well as any other time of […]

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Where to go on a South African golfing safari

Imagine playing a game of golf on a world-class golf course, teeing up for your next ball while looking out over a Big 5 game reserve. There’s a herd of giraffes in the distance, and earlier you spotted elephants drinking from a waterhole. This is what you can expect on a typical golf safari in […]

5 luxury escapes near Cape Town

5 luxury escapes near Cape Town

Although the Mother City has a dazzling array of luxury accommodation offerings, and continues to collect a string of international awards, the coastal towns, winelands and mountains that surround her also have some wondrous hidden gems. Here are my top five luxe stays, all within a 90-minute drive of the city. 1. The Marine Hotel […]

5 reasons to include Umhlanga on your South African vacation

5 reasons to include Umhlanga on your South African vacation

Umhlanga is a seaside resort located on the east coast of South Africa. A tropical paradise facing the Indian Ocean and immersed  in lush green vegetation. One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, with golden beaches stretching northwards for more than 200 kilometers. Only a 10 km drive from the international King Shaka […]

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5 exquisite wine estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa

When Belinda Carlisle sang her hit: ‘Ooh, heaven is a place on earth, they say in heaven, love comes first’, she surely did not know about the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley near Hermanus! Otherwise she would perhaps have sung: ‘They say in heaven, wine comes first’! Until 2006 this part was known as Walker […]

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

South Africa is a remarkable country with a huge amount to offer visitors, from its diverse people, landscapes and wildlife to the remains of its fascinating past. Of course these days the globe is increasingly connected. Modern technology works really well to help travellers fit in visits to recommended restaurants, local sights and activities, and […]

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

5 must-visit restaurants for foodies in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa, and a food-lover’s dream destination. The town is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country, serving cuisine inspired by the area’s French heritage. If you’re a foodie on holiday in Franschhoek, a visit to one of these top restaurants is a must. […]