Exclusive Getaways

We warmly welcome tour operators, travel agents, corporate travel organisers and travel bloggers to our Durban Workshop for Travel Professionals on 12 May 2015. Come and connect with a superlative collection of 4 and 5 star hotels and lodges throughout South Africa.

Kings and queens have done it, and so have royalty and heads of state. Microsoft billionaires have done it, as have scores of glittering celebs. Opulent safaris are the stuff of red carpet travel in South Africa. It’s not at all surprising that the cherry-on-the-top rooms at many luxury lodges are often called Presidential and Royal Suites … Continue reading “The Who’s Who of Red Carpet Celebrity Safaris in South Africa – Which Celebrity went Where?”

Wilderness wonderlands and getaways that are free of dangerous predators deliver the supreme gift of freedom. Freedom to walk, freedom to hike, freedom to horse ride or picnic close to nature without threat. Here are some spectacular nature getaways in South Africa where the wilderness offers safe, predator-free access to its magic.

Yesterday both the morning and the afternoon sessions of the Exclusive Getaways Travel Workshop in Cape Town rocked away. Held at Double Tree Hilton, this was one of several workshops on the agenda for 2015, where twenty fine lodges and travel products showcased their stunning offerings to over a hundred travel agents and tour operators. … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways Travel Workshops: Comments From Our Exhibitors and Attendees”

There’s something so infinitely romantic about autumn in South Africa, when the trees turn to chestnut, claret, rose and ruby red, announcing the spectacular transitioning of summer to winter. Seasonally speaking, March to May is an enchanting ‘in-between time’ – the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, and it’s an exceptionally pretty time … Continue reading “Autumn Getaways South Africa: Bring on the Tones of Chestnut, Claret, Rose and Ruby Reds”

In our persistently plugged-in and switched-on world where we’re almost always available on multiple digital networks, information bombards us at a torrential pace. Digitally cluttered, socially over-connected and (probably) under-engaged, the idea of a regular digital detox is starting to win favour. Those in support of ‘the balanced life’ advocate a regular “secular Sabbath” (see for … Continue reading “Holidays Unplugged: Getaways in South Africa for Digital Detox”

Here’s the recipe for a perfect Gourmet Food and Wine Weekend getaway spoil at the magnificent Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the Cederberg, Western Cape – a few scenic hours away from Cape Town: 1. Allow you hosts to mix together inspired, world-class cuisine and superb wines in a spectacular wilderness. 2. Sit back … Continue reading “Gourmet Food and Wine Weekends in 2015 at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg, Western Cape”

Holidays are all about upping the Happiness Factor, are they not?  And on the feel-good scale, spas and wellness centres go a long way in reducing stress and bringing rejuvenation. Tons of luxury lodges in South Africa are acknowledged leaders in providing magnificent spas, indulgent therapies and feel-good treatments. These are just some of the gorgeous South … Continue reading “Wherever you Are, There’s a Spa! South Africa Comes Up trumps with Spa Offerings”

  We welcome travel agents, tour operators and corporate travel organisers to our Cape Town Workshop for Travel Professionals on 12 March 2015. What we have in store for you is a superlative collection of 4 and 5 star hotels and lodges throughout South Africa.

Handsomely gabled, wooden-beamed and -shuttered in the splendid old tradition of Cape Winelands homesteads, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d arrived into the wine-estate milieu of old. Quite on the contrary, though, at Kleine Constantia Boutique Guest House in Roodepoort, you’re ensconced in a wonderfully tranquil pamper-spot in the heart of Gauteng’s West Rand business hub. So, calling all … Continue reading “Introducing Kleine Constantia Boutique Guest House: Quiet Pamper-Spot near West Rand Business Hub”

Slow travel doesn’t have to mean a trek to a monastery in the nether reaches of Tibet. Or a solitary footslog to Timbuktu. Slow travel can happen anywhere, as long as it invites the benefits of slowing down. Pausing the break-neck pace of everyday life and easing into a different way of living time, offers a dimension of life far greater, broader and deeper … Continue reading “Travel in South Africa Slow-Brewed: Getaways at a Peaceful Pace”

Calling all travel agents, tour operators and corporate travel organisers in Pretoria: come and meet an all-star selection of luxury South African lodges and travel products at our Exclusive Getaways travel workshop in Pretoria on 20 November 2014.