Top honours are still with Thanda Private Game Reserve in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. Thanda has clinched the esteemed award for ‘World’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ yet again, bagging this and stunning award for the third year running. Congratulations, Thanda!
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”
There are getaways, and then there are great getaways – those uber-special places that get one away so utterly and completely from the stretches and strains of living in the fast lane. The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is indeed one such place, pinnacled high on the edge of the majestic Oribi Gorge on … Continue reading “Gorgeous, in More Ways than One! The Gorge, South Coast 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?”
Fancy a bit of yoga in a beautiful game reserve?
Ok, let’s just admit right off that no province in South Africa can top Cape Town’s Table Mountain with any of their glorious assets. But once we’ve agreed on that little matter, we do have to say that the province KwaZulu-Natal has everyting going for it as a prime South African destination. When tourism bodies … Continue reading “Beach, Bush & Battlefields: KwaZulu-Natal Has it All”
Special offers generally have a short shelf-life, and if you don’t snap them up right away before their sell-by date, you miss out. But here are some great long-life safari specials, many of which run through South Africa’s prime holiday month of December, or parts of it.
It’s always a great time to visit the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, but when the mercury plummets really low, this pretty region becomes even more magical beneath a blanket of snow.
The first prize that comes with a winter safari is of course a cost-saving. Safari lodges generally drop their rates quite substantially during winter which means the saving can be quite appreciable. In addition, some lodges offer excellent special deals to South African residents, bringing luxury safaris within the means of locals who often imagine … Continue reading “The Upside of Winter Safaris – They’re Great!”
The first of the season’s Humpback Whales have been spotted offshore from Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal!
No experience of South Africa is complete without a taste of homestead-living and true home-brewed hospitality deep in the hinterland where life percolates slowly to the pace of nature. One place where you can have this wonderfully laid-back kind of hinterland-experience is at Three Tree Hill Lodge.
“iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the whale)” – Nelson Mandela