Category: South Africa

Exclusive Winelands gourmet special in Paarl, South Africa

Exclusive Winelands gourmet special in Paarl, South Africa

The Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl, South Africa, has designed a gourmet package for a special rate of just R2860 per person. Now you can escape from your daily business and surprise your family by spending wonderful culinary days in the sunny Winelands. The package includes two nights in a luxury suite, a South African
Cape Grace, Cape Town

Cape Grace, Cape Town

The gentle elegance of a luxurious small hotel, combined with the allure of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, provides a unique experience of hospitality at Cape Grace. This  impressive hotel has 122 guest rooms, an interestingly named one.waterfront restaurant and  a spa, not to mention the popular Bascule Whisky Bar.
Mateya Safari Lodge, South Africa

Mateya Safari Lodge, South Africa

This malaria-free lodge is set in Big 5 game country in the 75,000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve. Designed for the discerning traveller, Mateya Safari Lodge offers a graceful fusion of relaxed comfort in a beautiful setting. The lodge caters for a maximum of   ten guests and, in so doing, assures guests of exclusivity, privacy and
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