Tag: "South Africa"

Short stay: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Sabie Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Wiltuin, South Africa

Short stay: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Sabie Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Wiltuin, South Africa

Earth Lodge, as organic as it sounds, is Sabi Sabi’s vision of the future of the safari lodge.
Short stay: Mantis No 5, Boutique Art Hotel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Short stay: Mantis No 5, Boutique Art Hotel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Is it an art gallery? A stylish tribute to Art Deco architecture and sophisticated interiors? An elegant paean to the Jazz Age? Or a warmly welcoming seven suite boutique hotel?
Short stay: Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge, Sabie Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Wiltuin, South Africa

Short stay: Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge, Sabie Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Wiltuin, South Africa

Thatched with savannah grass, lantern-lit Sabi Sabi Selati Camp provides old-school luxury. Decanters of sherry, hot-water bottles and impeccable service pay nostalgic homage to yesteryear’s safaris.
Where is the best place for a safari - East or Southern Africa?

Where is the best place for a safari - East or Southern Africa?

The two main safari regions are East Africa and Southern Africa, and each holds its own unique natural and cultural treasures.
Happiness is Hermanus

Happiness is Hermanus

Meandering along a narrow stretch of land between the mountains, the spectacular sea cliffs and the Indian Ocean shoreline is Hermanus, surrounded on all sides by nature.
Cape Town's wonderful waterfront

Cape Town's wonderful waterfront

Washed by the blue waters of Table Bay and located at the foot of Signal Hill, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is Cape Town’s tourist showpiece.
5 fabulous reasons to book a trip to Southern Africa

5 fabulous reasons to book a trip to Southern Africa

There’s never been a better time to book a holiday to Southern Africa. Here are five good reasons it should be high on your bucket list.
Fabulous Franschhoek

Fabulous Franschhoek

It’s a damp, chilly afternoon. Ancient oak trees are depositing droplets of water on the ground outside. But we are cosy and warm at Franschhoek’s La Motte.
Perfect Paternoster

Perfect Paternoster

It’s Sunday morning and we’re out kayaking, just off Paternoster, one of the oldest fishing villages on the west coast of South Africa.
Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Unless you are focused on seeing the likes of tigers, pumas, jaguars, bears, or wolves, Africa is by far the best region for wildlife safaris.
Safari with kids in 2021?

Safari with kids in 2021?

Can you go on an African safari with your kids? Yes! In 2021, with Covid? Yes! This is your best chance to observe wildlife with far fewer tourists jostling for prime viewing positions in safari jeeps. The best months to go are from now to September. Malaria is an obvious concern, more so than Covid
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Top 5 places in Africa to see endangered animals

Most animals in Africa are to some extent endangered, though the term usually refers to an animal that is in danger of extinction. The causes are mostly linked to mankind – poaching for food or the pet and “medicinal” trades, as well as loss of habitat due to climate change and competition for land. High
Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers, or freewheeled down a very long hill? That joy of cycling really is second to none, and whether you’re a casual, fair weather cyclist, or hop on the bike committedly for your daily commute, it’s something which can always be rediscovered. One of
5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

5 of the finest wine farms in the Cape winelands

South Africa is home to over 95,000 hectares of vineyards and is the seventh largest wine-producing country in the world. And there’s no better place to explore the country’s top wine farms than the Cape Winelands – a striking stretch of land where the finest South African wines are cultivated. While the local vineyards are
Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Cape Town has become one of the most visited destinations on the African continent. This cosmopolitan city, nestled between mountains and sea, draws lovers of culture and nature to its shores. The fruits of this nature are no more evident than in the beautiful winelands surrounding the city and spreading far through the Cape region.
10 of the best accommodation views along the Garden Route

10 of the best accommodation views along the Garden Route

South Africa is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries on earth, largely owing to its diverse landscapes. And there is no better place that brings together the country’s landscapes than the Garden Route. Officially stretching from Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma, the route also features many other destinations on both of its ends, making it