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Soon Spring will be delivering its festive wildflower displays,  so start planning a blooming good Spring flower getaway. One superb wildflower getaway option is Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Little Karoo. Spring brings colourful carpets of flowers to the area – daisies feature abundantly, but there are also some pretty unusual varieties to be seen. … Continue reading “Wild About Flowers: A Spring Getaway at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve”

A safari can be so much more than a bush-bashing exercise of ticking boxes on checklists just to reassure ourselves that we’ve been-there-done-that.  A safari can also be a journey someplace so remote that we find ourselves responding to the invitation to commune deeply with nature. Someplace so profoundly special that we cannot be other than … Continue reading “The Outpost: A Kruger Park Safari Sublime and Remote”

River Lodge in the Kariega Game Reserve is surely a one-of-its-kind safari destination. Basking on the banks of the Bushman’s River near Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape, this unique lodge enjoys a supreme location – because right here in this area, a Big Five game reserve meets the sea. In short, guests at River Lodge can delight … Continue reading “Oarsome! Big Five Territory Meets Boats & Beach on a Riverside Safari at Kariega Game Lodge at Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape”

Anchored on a neatly vine-combed estate in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, Mont Rochelle is a place where, most certainly, you will sleep, eat and drink generously as you live on the grand land of the vine. This is Sir Richard Branson’s personal hotel and vineyard – a perfect place to sleep, eat and drink.

Arriving at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, post-ascent of the beautiful Helshoogte Pass, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d landed in paradise. “From the sky” – delaire – is a quality etched not only in the name itself, but thoroughly textured in the whole heavenly experience.  This is an utterly sumptuous stay on a wine farm (it … Continue reading “From the Heavens: Super-Fine Luxury Lodges, Wine and Art from the Gods at Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch”

“Fine art is the soul of Ellerman House, and our collection sets us apart from other fine hotels in South Africa.” (Ellerman House Website).  At its splendid, thoroughly exclusive and sea-possessing location at Bantry Bay, Ellerman House has an impressive collection of art,  making it a truly unique guest sanctuary for art-at-heart people who also … Continue reading “Art this not Fine? Ellerman House is The Destination in Cape Town for Art-at-Heart People”

There’s nothing sweeter than a romantic weekend getaway at a silvery lake’s edge in the verdant Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Park off at one of Hartford House’s exquisite Lakeside Suites and you’ll no doubt agree that this is a sweet skipaway in the countryside. (There are, by the way, other suites to choose from too – … Continue reading “Suites for my Sweet: Suite Temptations at Hartford House in KwaZulu-Natal”

South Africa has oodles of romantic getaways and honeymoon destinations. Add to this fact the country’s wonderful weather and its breathtaking scenery, and you have a range of honeymoon options second to none. From pearl-white beaches far from the crowds to well-hidden forest lodges and safari outposts deep in the wilds, South Africa has a huge variety … Continue reading “Honeymoon in Super-Style, in South Africa”

This singularly unique hotel on Knysna’s Thesen Islands has had an amazing metamorphosis from old gas station to plush hotel. In its gorgeous new guise, The Turbine Hotel and Spa entices guests with everything required for an unforgettable stay on the Garden Route.

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”

See the best sights of South Africa and beyond whilst relishing delectable luxury on Rovos Rail, which quite justifiably presents itself as the most luxurious train in the world.