Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands is not only a luxury farm hotel of note, but also offers wonderful healing tea rituals in its Healing Garden, a component of the magnificent gardens at Babylonstoren which visitors come from far and wide to see. The healing garden has been planted with medicinal herbs, and during the healing tea ritual, … Continue reading “Healing Tea Rituals at Babylonstoren in Cape Winelands”
Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa, is a national treasure – a wilderness conservation area where elephants galore can be seen at remarkably close range. Some say that the park has the greatest profusion of elephants in all the world. Addo Elephant National Park is one of the prime attractions of the Eastern … Continue reading “Addo Elephant Park: Experience the Elephants of Addo From A Luxury Lodge”
South Africa has a variety of magnificent holiday escapes in the mountains. The Exclusive Getaways selection of upmarket and luxury mountain accommodation includes hotels and lodges in the famous Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, the rugged Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape, the beautiful Magaliesberg north of Johannesburg, and the enchanting mountains of Northern and Eastern Cape. Well … Continue reading “Get High: Magnificent Mountain Holiday Escapes in South Africa”
The Garden Route is a top holiday region in South Africa with masses to see and do. If you’re the kind of traveller who wants complete freedom to explore at your own pace on an easy-going family holiday and to dine in or out on a whim and when you please, it makes sense to self-cater. Choose your … Continue reading “Luxury Self-Catering Villa and Cottage Accommodation on the Garden Route”
KwaZulu-Natal offers a fantastic choice of safaris, some lodges offering great combinations of bush- and water-safaris. From stunning riverside safari suites and lodges set near wetlands and waterside, to lofty clifftop safari hideouts, the choice is yours to make.
Fynbos – translated as ‘fine bush’ – is one of the Cape’s most magnificent and abundant gifts. It forms part of the majestic Cape Floral Kingdom which holds rank as the world’s richest flower kingdom. Consisting of shrub- and heathlands occurring on scenic coastal plains and on mountain slopes of the south western and southern Cape, Fynbos – … Continue reading “Fabulous Fynbos Holiday Hotspots of the Western Cape and Garden Route”
Hot-air ballooning is an elegant, eccentric adventure in space and time, taking you high above the treetops, or to dream among the clouds. Take to the sky on a fabulous special offer on Bill Harrop’s hot-air balloon safari over the Magalies River Valley!
To stay in a luxury Cape Dutch homestead hotel in the Western Cape and Winelands is one of the finest ways in which to enjoy South Africa’s splendid Cape Dutch architecture of yesteryear. The much-admired Cape Dutch style of buildings, characterized by decorative gables, thatched roofs and whitewashed exteriors, became prominent at the Cape during … Continue reading “Luxurious Cape Dutch Homestead Hotels in the Western Cape and Winelands”
The Eastern Cape of South Africa is aburst with potential for travel, discovery and upscale holidays. The abundantly scenic Eastern Cape is one of the shining gems in South Africa’s crown, offering masses of experiences as diverse as bush and beach, city and countryside. Probably best known as the traditional home of the Xhosa people and birthland … Continue reading “Travel the Extraordinary Eastern Cape: Luxury Accommodation for Beach, Bush, City and Countryside Holidays”
If you live in or near Durban, the wilderness is not far away. There are several magnificent KwaZulu-Natal game reserves for great weekend getaways – offering superb safaris and wilderness stays that are very doable road trips from Durban and surroundings. If you’re travelling to a fabulous lodge, you most surely want to spend more time there than on … Continue reading “Bush Breaks Kzn: Classy Wilderness Stays Under 300 km From Durban”
There are several luxury safari lodges in South Africa that cater extremely well to wildlife photographers. Here, we focus on a few magnificent game viewing and photography hides in South Africa that are well positioned and equipped, and allow for comfortable and unobtrusive viewing of animals in their habitat. These are the places that serious wildlife photographers … Continue reading “Hide and Seek: Fabulous Game Viewing Hides at Luxury Safari Lodges in South Africa”
There’s a Spanish proverb that promises, “With wine and hope, anything is possible.” In the Cape winelands, there is wine in abundance, and there’s also mild Mediterranean-type weather, gobsmackingly beautiful scenery, and a plethora of sumptuous hotels and lodges, some on magnificent wine estates where fine wines are produced and the sensuous pleasures of good living … Continue reading “Wine, Weather and Super-Sumptuous Stays for Romance in the Cape Winelands”