Beach Holidays

Faraway, uncrowded beaches will always have an irresistable tug for honeymooners. On the Wild Coast, untrampled beaches are there for the taking. In fact, at Prana Lodge, honeymooners (and all guests) have private access to all of 21 km of unblemished beach. Private and exquisitely chic, the lodge is a sanctuary for romance, set beside the … Continue reading “This Way, Honeymooners! Special Package Far from the Madding Crowds: Wild Coast’s Prana Lodge”

Think West Coast and notice how braais and bokkoms scurrel for top seed along with flowers and whales. Recently, braai’s on the West Coast have gathered an extra bit of glitz at Abalone House, sitting pretty beside the sea in small-town Paternoster. There, they’ve been re-invented as sumptuous, five-star fireside feasts.

Celebrate our gorgeous coastlines by experiencing them afresh. Pack up the family and head for one these awesome coastal spots in the Western Cape:

South Africa is wide and vast, and abundantly gifted with gorgeous landscapes and fascinating wildlife. From safari hideouts deep in the wilderness to trendy urban playgrounds, from secret mountain getaways to vine-combed valleys and pearl-white beaches, the holiday options in South Africa are almost endless.

Where in South Africa can you sleep in a sand forest on the edge of a lake, soak in a tub set in pearl-white sand beneath the stars, and spend blissful days walking in raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful channels, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea? And what’s … Continue reading “Placid Lakes, Palm Forests, Starlit Bathtubs and Utopian Untrampled Shores: Kosi Forest Lodge KwaZulu-Natal”

Cape Town’s city and surrounds present a bright, sparkling collage of leisure and holiday-appeal. There’s the urban vibe and cosmopolitan feel of the Metropole; the vine-bedecked valleys and gastronomic delights of the Cape Winelands; and there are endless beaches to explore along both sides of the Cape Peninsula. Holidays in Cape Town can be as … Continue reading “Summer Topspots in Cape Town: Where to Check in and Chill”

Gansbaai – Goose Bay when translated from the Afrikaans, is a wonderworld of rugged coastline featuring caves, coves and limestone rock formations, where whales come and flaunt themselves very close to shore. But geese, peculiarly, are no longer a focal point in their namesake town.

Exquisitely beautiful, and home to a large colony of endangered African penguins, Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has notched its mark high up on the list of the world’s truly unique beaches. It’s been awarded eighth place by Tripadvisor, on the basis of user-generated opinions.

With a reputation for endless summers and waves as big and beautiful as any surfer would want them, Jeffreys Bay draws people from all corners to the magic of the ocean. Hopeful wave-seekers flock to the popular little ocean town – just a short jaunt from Port Elizabeth – for its legendary surf  breaks. Here, … Continue reading “Where the Surf’s Up Real Big: All Boards Point to Jeffreys Bay”

Quite a lot, actually, and it comes beautifully parcelled as a unique experience at gorgeous Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse. During the last three weekends of May, Abalone House’s Saffron Restaurant will be offering brandy-tasting evenings by Blaauwklippen and Laborie vineyards. This comes paired with an exquisite 5-course menu, priced at only R250.00 per person.