KwaZulu-Natal

Here’s a resort in KwaZuluNatal that’s not only fully geared for sizeable stayover–conferences, 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 … Continue reading “Conference Getaway & Nature Bonanza on Lake Jozini KwaZuluNatal: 3 Hours ex Durban and 5 Ex Johannesburg”

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 … Continue reading “A Spa Spoil in the Land of Green: Fordoun Hotel & Spa, KwaZuluNatal Midlands”

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 … Continue reading “Stand By for Turtle Time and a Rad Turtle-Viewing Getaway on a Remote Shore of KwaZulu-Natal”

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”

Ultra-divine and right off the well-worn track, Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the remote and beautiful shoreline of the Maputuland coast. It’s a luxury lodge resting discreetly in dune forest just above one of the most untouched wilderness beaches remaining on the African continent. Mabibi Bay is a magical place of coastal forests, lakes … Continue reading “Seamless Suntans, Luxury Living, Turtles and Tons More on an Unpeopled Shoreline in KwaZulu-Natal”

South Africa is wide and vast, and abundantly gifted with gorgeous landscapes and fascinating wildlife. From safari hideouts deep in the wilderness to trendy urban playgrounds, from secret mountain getaways to vine-combed valleys and pearl-white beaches, the holiday options in South Africa are almost endless.

After a two-day jaunt in the stunning Spioenkop Valley, two Exclusive Getaways leisure-trippers returned refreshed and full of the joys of a Spring getaway in KwaZulu-Natal. Our enthusiastic adventurers were hosted by Simon and Cheryl Blackburn at their beautiful Spioenkop homestead, resting contentedly above the valley.

There’s nothing quite like a safari that packages the best of two worlds in one location. Here are some prime, luxury lodges in northern KwaZulu-Natal that offer fantastic bush experiences in tandem with serene boat trips and all the fab activities that go with the territory when there’s water around:

It’s turtle season, friends, until the end of February. One of the most awesome experiences imaginable is to meet these creatures after dark on a long, remote stretch of beach down at Mabibi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. At this special place you catch your breath in wonder as you watch Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles laying their … Continue reading “Turtle-Time Getaway at Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal”

Safaris are the kind of stuff dream holidays are made of, and increasingly people are travelling to South Africa as families.  In fact, a Skyscanner survey revealed that South Africa is the fourth most popular holiday choice for children. And of course a safari usually has top place on every agenda. South Africa’s safari lodges have reviewed their children … Continue reading “Not Kidding, Safaris can be Childsplay: Which are the Kid-Friendly Safari Lodges in South Africa?”