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Beach Holidays

It’s turtle season, friends, until the end of February. One of the most awesome experiences imaginable is to meet these creatures after dark on a long, remote stretch of beach down at Mabibi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. At this special place you catch your breath in wonder as you watch Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles laying their … Continue reading “Turtle-Time Getaway at Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal”

Magnificent stretches of wilderness, dense forests, exquisite coastlines, and masses of historically significant attractions make the Eastern Cape ideal for a magical holiday, with a safari adventure as the highlight. A huge plus-factor is that the Eastern Cape carries no risk of malaria.

Excitement reigns in Cape Town following the Mother City’s designation as World Design Capital 2014. What a sparkling debut for the African Continent!

There’s no better time to vist the colourful flower-powered West Coast than right now. The spring flowers are at their best, and the whales are around the coast too.

Ok, let’s just admit right off that no province in South Africa can top Cape Town’s Table Mountain with any of their glorious assets. But once we’ve agreed on that little matter, we do have to say that the province KwaZulu-Natal has everyting going for it as a prime South African destination. When tourism bodies … Continue reading “Beach, Bush & Battlefields: KwaZulu-Natal Has it All”

It’s that wonderful time of year in South Africa when we all head down to our favourite coastal spots where we cluster together to ooh and ah at the great ocean giants who’ve  made the epic journey from icy Antarctica to our sheltered bays to calve and mate.

De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape spans 36 000 magnificent hectares of nature at its best. Pure and pristine, this nature reserve and World Heritage Site lays claim to marine reserve, dunes, vlei, beautiful Cape fynbos, and a variety of fauna. It’s one of the world’s best land based whale-watching areas, providing a … Continue reading “A Wow-Status Nature Getaway at De Hoop Nature Reserve”

The world is a big place, and a place of many dreams. So when South Africa clinches a rating as the third most popular dream destination – and this is according to the Virtuoso Travel Dreams survey which is aimed at top luxury travellers – it’s a fantastic confirmation of what many of us are … Continue reading “South Africa has Just the Goodies that Make a Dream Holiday”

In search of an upbeat seaside venue for a small stylish conference that isn’t a major trek away from Cape Town? Abalone House in Paternoster on the West Coast could be just the pace for you. Offering plush meeting and boardroom facilities with a generous dash of flair and flamboyance, this five-star guesthouse is set beside … Continue reading “Abalone House in Paternoster Tops for Small Conferences by the Sea”

The first of the season’s Humpback Whales have been spotted offshore from Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal! 

Places remote and unspoiled have an irresistible pull. There’s something incomparably satisfying about leaving your footprint on a pristine beach, washed perfectly clean of the tracks of anyone who might have come before you. The Wild Coast of Southern Africa – the home of Prana Lodge – is just such a place, unspoiled and exquisitely … Continue reading “Hide Away at Stunningly Secluded Prana Lodge on the Wild Coast”

The Turtle Season begins on 1 November and extends until the end of February. It’s really very awesome to meet these creatures at night, down on Mabibi Bay’s long stretches of beach sands, where Loggerhead and Leatherback females come up to lay their eggs.  These magnificent creatures return to the Maputuland coastline every year – to … Continue reading “It’s Turtle Time: Meet These Fascinating Creatures at Thonga Beach Lodge KZN”