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It takes virtuoso-artistry to ace the just-right balance between sophistication and comfort in the fabulous world of hospitality. If Goldilocks were out on a tasting spree sampling the porridge bowls of the hospitality greats in and around Cape Town, O on Kloof would be bound to earn her satisfied pronouncement of “just-right”. Chic and sophisticated … Continue reading ““Oh so Lovely” is O on Kloof. Chic Urban Luxury on Cape Town’s Celebrity Seaboard”

On Twitter’s #TravelChatSA last evening the chat-theme #FoodTravelSA revealed just how popular food getaways have become in South Africa. And it’s not just the gourmands who love to go away and saturate their senses with sublime food; ordinary travellers – like you and I – just love a great culinary getaway, preferably when satisfying food meets … Continue reading “What’s Cooking? Travel Plus Food Equals Fab Culinary Getaways in South Africa”

The bush, the beach, the forests or the mountain peaks … not to mention the sprawling vineyards of our wine country, or the innumerable green landscapes that flourish all around our countrysides. Here are just a few of the holiday destinations in South Africa where magic moments are sure to happen … and rather abundantly … Continue reading “Holidays Close to Perfection: Where to Grab Magic Moments in South Africa”

If you book the Savanna Suite in the Savanna Private Game Reserve, you’ve secured your own family pad as a luxurious safari base in the heart of one of South Africa’s most rewarding wildlife reserves, the Sabi Sand. Here, you and your brood will kick back under thatch to the innumerable delights of a family … Continue reading “The Wilderness is a Wonderland for Young and Old: A Family Safari at Savanna Private Game Reserve”

Go where the grasslands are green and lush, and the country air clear and crisp. And spoil yourself at the Fordoun Hotel and Spa. Fordoun lies in the very heart of the KwaZulNatal Midlands, and on the famous Midlands Meander. Sheep graze away peacefully and horses are at home in the rolling farmlands surrounding Fordoun, which is the perfect … Continue reading “A Spa Spoil in the Land of Green: Fordoun Hotel & Spa, KwaZuluNatal Midlands”

It takes a bright flash of creative genius and more than just a few lightbulb moments to conjure up the successful transformation of an old power station into one of the Garden Route’s most upbeat and daringly different hotels. In a plucky and spirited venture, the power station on Knysna’s Thesen Islands was converted into … Continue reading “From Power Station to Upbeat Hotel: The Turbine Hotel is the Garden Route’s Most Switched-On Getaway”

Stop beside a still pond abloom with water lilies and the sense of serenity and contentment is almost instant. This was our first glorious impression on arrival at Lily Pond Country Lodge, and it endured beyond our stay there. Occupying a little paradise of its own at Nature’s Valley on the Garden Route (The Crags … Continue reading “A Moment or Two of Grace on the Garden Route: Commune with the Lilies at Lily Pond Country Lodge”

South Africa is a world of plenty, brimming over with phenomenal landscapes and scenery, superb wildlife, pristine beaches, dreamy country hideouts and nature havens.  Here are a few getaway ideas for a South African Christmas, and this is just s small taster of all that’s on offer in a country spilling over with travel possibilities.

Summer is here in South Africa, and gorgeous beach holidays beckon. South Africa is fortunate to be able to boast incomparably beautiful coastlines in several parts of the country. Whether you choose a hotspot beach destination on Cape Town’s acclaimed Atlantic seaboard, or prefer to sneak away to a shoreline more remote and unpeopled, we have our … Continue reading “Summer Scoop: Our Big Five of Beach Holidays in South Africa”

Bath tubs, and all the treats that go with them, can be such a spoil on a South African getaway. After a day of holiday fun – be it safari activities, sightseeing, hiking, lolling on the beach or exploring South Africa’s great retail attractions, your hotel room or lodge suite is the place you retreat to, to … Continue reading “When Bath Bubbles also Imply Champers: Bath Tubs to Die for at South African Getaways”

When you can’t decide between the bliss of a soothing, green wilderness and the enchantment of the sea, choose a perfect piece of paradise that gives you both. And more besides. Not far from Cape Town, and just beyond Hermanus and Stanford, there’s a very accessible and captivating wonderland of ancient forests and fynbos-clothed mountainsides … Continue reading “Grootbos: Big & Beautiful … a Majestic Mosaic of Nature”

A grand beachside holiday never loses its appeal, especially when it’s on the alluringly warm Indian Ocean. Opulent, palatial and with all its five stars gleaming brightly, The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal offers all the glamour of a top-class beach holiday right on the ocean’s edge. Until 19 December 2013 you can have … Continue reading “That Oceanic Feeling … A Lavish Beachside Holiday with a Free Night at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga KwaZulu-Natal”