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White Elephant Lodge Elephants

Reduced Rates, and Other Cool Things about Winter Safaris


Cost-saving is one of the best things about going on a winter safari. Lodges usually drop their rates substantially in winter, and some also offer excellent safari specials to South African residents, bringing luxury safaris within the means of locals who might imagine that these are only for international guests whose currency has much more stretch. … Read More

Cleopatra Cuisine

Food from the Gods: Culinary Magic at Gourmet Getaway Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in KwaZuluNatal

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf would most certainly have had nothing to fear at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse! Sitting pretty in the paradise of the Kamberg Valley in KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg area, this is a getaway for people who adore food and sumptuous dining. But not only will the food seduce you … the setting is also incredible, and the hospitality generous and warm. … Read More

Jozini Tiger Lodge Across Water

Conference Getaway & Nature Bonanza on Lake Jozini KwaZuluNatal: 3 Hours ex Durban and 5 Ex Johannesburg

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Here’s a resort in KwaZuluNatal that’s not only fully geared for sizeable stayoverconferences, but provides a supreme nature experience to offset serious-minded work around the conference table. Three hours from Durban and five from Johannesburg, Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa has a phenomenal setting on the banks of Lake Jozini. Shimmering waters and the mighty Lebombo Mountains create the scene for a wonderful conference-in-nature in Zululand, where facilities and diversions are outstanding. … Read More

Fordoun Spa Pool

A Spa Spoil in the Land of Green: Fordoun Hotel & Spa, KwaZuluNatal Midlands

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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 place for downtime . The Spa, of course, adds greatly to the appeal of a restorative sojourn in the countryside. … Read More

Maputaland. KwaZulu Natal. South Africa

Remote & Romantic in KwaZulu-Natal: 3 Great Getaways for a Faraway Rendezvous

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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. … Read More

Thonga Turtles Emerging

Stand By for Turtle Time and a Rad Turtle-Viewing Getaway on a Remote Shore of KwaZulu-Natal

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The wonder of giant turtle viewing was one of the amazing experiences mentioned on last night’s #TravelChatSA on Twitter, where people talked about  South Africa’s multitude of delights for travellers. And indeed, turtle viewing is an awesome experience. The place to stay for this is Thonga Beach Lodge, a casually exclusive cluster of sublime suites fringed by dense dune forest just a very few metres above a remote and unblemished beach. This is the magical world of Mabibi Bay, a wonderland of coastal forest and milk-white beaches trailing as far the eye can see. … Read More

Hluhluwe River Lodge Forest Walk

A Nature Holiday on the Land Rover, the Boat & the Bike: Rad Adventures at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal

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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 – accompanied by guides who know their onions and lead you on some fabulous adventures. … Read More

Ocean Terrace

That Oceanic Feeling … A Lavish Beachside Holiday with a Free Night at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga KwaZulu-Natal

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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 your fourth night free when you pay for the first three. … Read More

Isibindi Bedroom Exterior

Canvassing for an Artists’ Retreat: It’s Happening at Isibindi Eco Retreat in Zululand

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Pack your creative yearnings and your bags for a fabulous 3-night Artists’ Retreat at Isibindi Zulu Lodge in a rugged Zululand reserve, to take place from 18-22 August 2013. … Read More

Hartford Lake Suite 11

Suites for my Sweet: Suite Temptations at Hartford House in KwaZulu-Natal

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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 – the Garden, Pool and Verandah Suites – but down by the lake the serenity is just wonderful.) … Read More

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