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Honeymoon destinations

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”

It’s a treat to have jacuzzi accommodation on safari, and a number of luxury safari lodges in South Africa offer guests the delight of private jacuzzi hot tubs at their suites. What better way to body-soothe and rejuvenate than this – between safari excursions on the Land Rover or on foot. We offer you an … Continue reading “Six Jacuzzi Jaunts in the Wilderness: Where to Find A Jacuzzi Tub on Safari in South Africa”

“Escape!” is the inner call that impels us, sometimes, towards time out. It’s the call to some place secluded – perhaps with a splash of romance, where one can languish awhile shielded from the fast-track. We’ve selected three prime and delicious breakaways for you – one on the enchanting Wild Coast, one in the far north of Kruger, and one … Continue reading “Secret Places: 3 Sublime Hideouts in South Africa where No-one will Find You”

Holiday accommodation in South Africa brims with appealing options – there are countless lodges that are chic, luxurious, touch-close to nature and offer top-of-the-range holiday experiences. But if you enjoy something just a little different in the line of unique and unusual holiday accommodation, consider these appealing getaway choices:

Heaven-sent shows of citrus blossom, spirals of fragrant orange peel and bowls of sun-bright yellow lemons – citrus is king at beautiful Woodall Country House and Spa, a private haven of country bliss set on a citrus farm near Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape. Woodall has many highlights – among them its gorgeous waterside … Continue reading “Where Lemons become Lemonade … And So Much More: Woodall Country House at Addo”

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” St Augustine’s musing may be true for some, yet often when … Continue reading “South Africa From Way Up There: Exclusive Getaways Perched on a Pinnacle in South Africa”

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”

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”

If you’re a honeymooner, an incurable romantic, or someone who revels in a little glorious seclusion, we have three great getaways for you in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All are private, remote and romantic – splendid spoils for anyone intending to avoid the crowds and the crush.

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”

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”