The Garden Route is a top holiday region in South Africa with masses to see and do. If you’re the kind of traveller who wants complete freedom to explore at your own pace on an easy-going family holiday and to dine in or out on a whim and when you please, it makes sense to self-cater. Choose your … Continue reading “Luxury Self-Catering Villa and Cottage Accommodation on the Garden Route”
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”
Epitomizing African bushveld and small-hamlet and farming life in South Africa, the Groot Marico town and surrounds is a place of unmistakable atmosphere, with a “feel” and character all of its own. It is home to interesting people, and irreversibly associated with mampoer – a potent white spirit distilled from fermented fruit. The Groot Marico is a special part of … Continue reading “Groot Marico and Madikwe Game Reserve: Beautiful Bush Lands and Wildlife Safaris”
With so many terrains, traditions and heritage legacies a part of its world, there is endless scope in South Africa for a diverse array of imaginative and unusual hotels and lodges. We list some of the great builds in the hotel and lodge industry, where inventive, out of the ordinary, traditional or highly sustainable forms of architecture … Continue reading “Great Builds: 8 Architecturally Interesting Hotels and Lodges in South Africa”
South Africa is a country of extraordinary splendour, sheltering eight World Heritage Sites as determined by UNESCO. We feature five of them here, recommending luxury accommodation within the proclaimed sites or nearby.
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.
A luxury safari in South Africa is far, far more than coming close to the Big Five – though that, of course, is a great part of it. One of the grand extras of an opulent safari is the rushing raindown of an outdoor shower or the blissful surrender-and-soak made possible by an al fresco bath tub. South … Continue reading “Clean Up Your Act: Luxury Outdoor Showers and Tubs in the South African Wilderness”