Wildlife safaris are just about everywhere in South Africa! The Western Cape / Garden Route is endowed with its fair share of safari experiences, with several safari lodges between Cape Town and the Garden Route offering enticing wilderness accommodation and exciting guided safaris. As a bonus, the road trip through the Western Cape and along the Garden … Continue reading “A Cape Safari: 4 Fab Safari Lodges Between Cape Town and the Garden Route”
A houseboat holiday in South Africa provides a novel and snazzy leisure experience. Water has its own magical sheen and beauty by day, and a special lull by night. So why not bunk down on a houseboat in an idyllic water setting, on a choice cruise-and-snooze holiday in South Africa. It’s also a great way of celebrating a … Continue reading “Cruising ‘n Snoozing: 4 Heaven-Sent Houseboat Holidays in South Africa”
A self-catering holiday makes plenty room for setting your own pace for mealtimes, and preparing as much or as little of whatever it is that you fancy. It’s travel the DIY way – and the main attraction is that you get to custom-make your every holiday moment. We bring you some ideas for luxury self-catering holidays in South … Continue reading “Do Your Own Thing: 5 Fab Self-Catering Holidays in South Africa Splashed with Luxury”
South Africa’s new immigration regulations for travel with children set out a number of very specific requirements with which travellers must comply to enter and leave the country. These regulations are effective from 1 June 2015 and apply to all travellers – foreign as well as South African, both on departure and arrival. The intention is that … Continue reading “South Africa’s New Immigration Regulations Relating to Travel with Children Effective 1 June 2015”
Deliciously sumptuous for luxury-bracket safari clients to “move in” on holiday at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, are the Bush Lodge Luxury Villas. In addition to the top-class Sabi Sabi wildlife experience (but in this case with your own private game vehicle, ranger and tracker), guests can look forward to opulent and expansive accommodation … Continue reading “Safari Bliss: Sabi Sabi Unveils the Gorgeous New Bush Lodge Luxury Villas”
Easter Weekend falls early in April this year, so it’s not too soon to book your Easter getaway. A 4-day weekend is a grand opportunity to snatch some quality time as a family, a couple, or group of friends.
Cecilia Stream is a great option for a leg stretch on a summer’s day in Cape Town. It’s very serene, mostly shaded and it’s a walk that soothes and energizes all at the same time. It’s also great for children – there are tadpoles to marvel at in the stream! Perhaps even fairies …
Klondyke Cherry Farm near Ceres opens to the public for cherry picking from end November until the first week of January each year. Pick your own cherries in the orchards and, if you like, stay to braai or picnic in a forest of pine trees.
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”
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”
If your idea of a great holiday is to get out in nature and actively experience the wonders of the natural world, a stay at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal will keep you on your toes. Here, you get the best of many worlds – the bush, the beach, the forests and the wetlands – … Continue reading “A Nature Holiday on the Land Rover, the Boat & the Bike: Rad Adventures at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal”
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”