Category: South Africa

Recipe of the week: Roasted, Marinated Lamb Rump

Recipe of the week: Roasted, Marinated Lamb Rump

…with minted parsnips  and lemon/chervil vegetables. Ingredients: • Lamb rump • Garlic • Olive oil • Rosemary Vegetables: • Sugar snaps • Baby corn, blanched in turmeric • Chinese sliced red onion • Chopped chervil • Lemon juice • Parsnips • Butter • Mint jelly   • Fresh mint   • Lamb Jus • Parsnip
The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate

The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate

Those who know Clarens will understand immediately, those that don’t will be truly inspired by its magic.   Just a few hours from Gauteng and worlds apart – The Clarens Golf and Trout Estate.   And now there’s a rare opportunity to invest in the ultimate lifestyle choice, to own a piece of the golden
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fresh flavours from The Connoisseur Club Boutique travel services courtesy of L-In Style Relax at Joburg’s  Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa Luxury events brought to us by Luxe Calendar
Recipe of the week: Terrine of Duck Foie Gras

Recipe of the week: Terrine of Duck Foie Gras

…with white grapes and muscadel reduction. Ingredients: • Milk • Bay leaves • Thyme Sprigs • Peppercorns • 4 A grade Foie Lobes • Pressing • 1 ½ caps Brandy • 30ml Port • Curing salt • 3 teaspoons Salt • 1 teaspoon castor Sugar • 2 pinches of Nutmeg • 1  flat teaspoon Salt
The latest stunning addition from CC Africa

The latest stunning addition from CC Africa

CC Africa‘s newest exclusive-use safari villa, Melton Manor, is now open. Located within the Relais & Châteaux Big Five Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, Melton Manor offers the perfect safari destination for families or groups of up to eight people celebrating a special occasion. It has 4
2007/2008 Zagat Survey: World's Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas

2007/2008 Zagat Survey: World's Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas

Zagat Survey‘s 2007/2008 World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas  has just been announced.   It’s based on the views of over 20,000 travellers and 1,600 travel professionals. The Top Large Hotel  goes to Four Seasons George V Paris, whilst Kruger’s Singita picks up Top Small Hotel. Top Resort and Top Spa  goes to Four Seasons
Get ready to bid on your ultimate dream vacation with Going Once

Get ready to bid on your ultimate dream vacation with Going Once

American Express  is offering  more than 25 amazing travel packages, including a luxury RV trip across America, an adventure in  Antarctica and a South African safari.   Travellers daydreaming about their next luxurious  getaway need  look no further. From 17th to 27th April 2007, US and UK American Express card holders will have the opportunity
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Great golfing  destinations worldwide  with Châteaux Golf Luxuriate with Lukimibi in the Kruger National Park Travel in contemporary style with Aspire Holidays Head for Wheel Farm Cottages in North Devon
Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Experience a totally Tropical Fiji! Great source for Cruise Deals online   Take a ride aboard The Blue Train Get a pass for Rotorua 5 Star Attractions

Melton Manor in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Melton Manor, CC Africa‘s newest addition to the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa, is set to open next month.  It will be a contemporary, exclusive-use lodge, available for rental only to groups or families. After the success of Kwandwe’s other exclusive-use lodge, the Uplands Homestead, Melton Manor is expected to be a major hit.
Kirkman's Kamp, Sabi Sand, South Africa

Kirkman's Kamp, Sabi Sand, South Africa

A pride of 16 lions, a leopard dragging an impala carcass up a tree, hungry wild dogs and an interesting tree-climbing lion are just some of the extraordinary wildlife sightings spotted on safari at CC Africa’s exceptional and newly-refurbished Kirkman’s Kamp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa. The camp offers  exceptional Big Five
New luxury tents at Bayethe Lodge, Shamwari

New luxury tents at Bayethe Lodge, Shamwari

Shamwari Game Reserve, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa,  has added three ultra-luxurious tents to its deluxe tented camp, Bayethe Lodge. Boasting all the creature comforts, the tents are air conditioned and heated, include teak floors, canvas sides, thatched roofs, fold-away aluminum doors and fireplaces. The bathrooms feature two basins, separate indoor baths
Interview with Guido van den Elshout of Haagsche Suites

Interview with Guido van den Elshout of Haagsche Suites

A former tax lawyer, Guido van den Elshout is  owner of the luxurious  Haagsche Suites (click here for last year’s special feature on A Luxury Travel Blog) in The Hague.   He is also a contributor to two travel blogs. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m a 58 years young sort of Jack
Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Ryan Bifulco is Executive Producer of journeyPod, a luxury lifestyle brand that fuses music, fashion, and travel with a pinch of style. He has previously worked for the likes of Lufthansa, Marriott and the Tourist Office of Spain through his consulting firm, Travel Spike. What is it that  you do exactly? Since we say at
Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of