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Honeymoon destinations

The South African wilderness is many things to many people. Far away from the rat race and protected from throngs of people, the wilderness is surely also a place for romance. At some of South Africa’s luxury safari lodges, dinner for two is a magnificent experience of private luxury and indulgence – a memory to cherish, and an … Continue reading “Dinner for Two in the Wilderness: Luxurious and Romantic Safari Lodges in South Africa”

A luxury tented safari in South Africa is a wilderness-near experience, placing no more than necessary between you and wilderness. Yet, at the same time, a luxury safari tent provides the kinds of conveniences that make a safari a pleasurable indulgence. Fashionable decor, gorgeous en-suite bathroom facilities, air-conditioning, mosquito drapes, bar and beverage facilities, private verandahs and trendy … Continue reading “ConTent in the Wilderness: Luxury Tented Safaris in South Africa”

Choose an exquisite environment, add experiences that please and pamper, mix in outstanding personal service and blend with a touch of mystery, and you have some wonderful spaces where romance is likely to find you. Exclusive Getaways brings you 12 of South Africa’s prime destinations for romantics, where everything conspires to create beauty and remoteness from everyday … Continue reading “A Dazzling Dozen South African Destinations for Romantics”

South Africa has a superb selection of exclusive wedding and honeymoon hotels. Among them are the three exceptional hotels forming part of The Collection by Liz McGrath. The Cellars-Hohenort, The Marine and The Plettenberg all offer magnificent wedding and honeymoon locations in the winelands of Constantia, on the cliffs of Hermanus and at the beach in … Continue reading “Wedding & Honeymoon Hotels Made in Heaven: The McGrath Collection South Africa”

There’s a Spanish proverb that promises, “With wine and hope, anything is possible.” In the Cape winelands, there is wine in abundance, and there’s also mild Mediterranean-type weather, gobsmackingly beautiful scenery, and a plethora of sumptuous hotels and lodges, some on magnificent wine estates where fine wines are produced and the sensuous pleasures of good living … Continue reading “Wine, Weather and Super-Sumptuous Stays for Romance in the Cape Winelands”

A safari in South Africa is very much about activity – getting that early-morning wake up call from your ranger and rising before the sun to be out on the Land Rover for the day’s first exciting safari adventure. This will very likely be followed a bit later in the morning by a guided bush walk, and then in … Continue reading “All Decked Out: Stunning Leisure Decks for Your South African Safari”

South Africa has dozens of idyllic settings and lodges for an exceptional honeymoon in the abundant lap of luxury. Starlit bath tubs, his-and-her body treatments in beautiful spas, sleepouts on gorgeous private decks in the wilderness, dinners for two in remote bush locations or at the edge of a lake or ocean – these are just some … Continue reading “Idyllic Luxury Honeymoon Stays in South Africa”

The gracious Cellars-Hohenort Hotel rests in Constantia’s exquisite wine-producing basin in Cape Town. The prestigious estate has stood the test of time since the late 17th century, flourishing through its seasons of history as vineyards, wine cellars and ‘high-place’ farmstead, and as one of Cape Town’s foremost luxury garden-estate hotels developed by the late Mrs Liz … Continue reading “Green, Serene and Gracious Beyond Measure: The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town’s Own Valley of Wine”

Prana Lodge is a sumptuous and well-secluded forest-meets-beach lodge on the captivating Wild Coast. This romantic holiday sanctuary set beside Chintsa Bay has just added the brand new Diamond Villa. This lavish addition has magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and Chintsa beach, and offers all the trappings of comfort and luxury.

Exquisitely renewed and in league with fine contemporary safari destinations in South Africa, Mhondoro Game Lodge is a superb Welgevonden safari hideaway for romantics and people who in search of a sleek and mod safari hideaway.

In ancient Egypt, the daily rhythm of sunrise-sunset was appreciated as a continuing life-death-rebirth cycle. Egyptians believed that the Sun God Ra  – the most powerful in the Egyptian pantheon – emerged from the East at daybreak and moved across the heavens by day, and then died at day’s end, returning to the underworld. However one … Continue reading “Where to Watch the Sun Dip: Magical Places for Sunsets in South Africa”

Guest Post: by Webjet South Africa is a beautiful country with a landscape as diverse as its people. At the right time of year you can find everything from verdant green forests and pristine sandy beaches to untouched swaths of Karoo vegetation and even snow-capped mountains. If you’re a local, then you’ll know most of these … Continue reading “7 Magical Places in South Africa to Pop the Question”