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In many parts of the Cape, farming and farm life are much a part of the lifestyle. Wine, fruit and veggies, grain, flowers and fynbos, ostriches, and milk and dairy are some of the produce of Cape farms. Some working farms also welcome stayover guests to enjoy farmstays while daily farm operations tick over. Farmstays … Continue reading “5 Fabulous Farmstays in the Cape”

Free-roaming lions are about to return to the Plains of Camdeboo after an absence of close on 200 years. In August 2018 Samara Private Game Reserve will re-introduce lions to its magnificent Karoo wilderness, securing another triumph for conservation in the area.

South Africa has exceptionally pretty cities with a great choice of hotels, guesthouses and short-stay apartments for holiday or business travel. There are, for instance, the mauve jacaranda-lined streets of Pretoria. Or bring on the tree-teeming urban areas of Johannesburg. And then there’s the ravishing beauty of Cape Town, as she nuzzles up against the … Continue reading “Slick City Stays in South Africa”

South Africa has an astonishingly good choice of luxury safari lodges ideal for the most memorable safari honeymoons imaginable. Expect a royal welcome; luxurious accommodation in secluded wilderness surroundings; personalized service; romantic private dinners and thoughtful turndowns, spa facilities in some cases, and twice-daily guided wildlife safaris. below are some of our suggestions for most memorable … Continue reading “Safari Honeymoons Made in Heaven: Fantastic Wilderness Honeymoons in South Africa”

Star-studded skies are one of the many majesties of South Africa’s Great Karoo, and one of the finest ways to enjoy this precious sight is from the splendid star bed in Samara Private Game Reserve. Situated in the Graaff-Reinet area of the Karoo South Africa, Samara is a breathtaking wilderness sanctuary offering a remarkable safari … Continue reading “A Milky Way Star Bed on Safari at Samara Private Game Reserve South Africa”

The white lions of Timbavati in South Africa are indeed special creatures. In Africa, the very rare white lion is considered sacred. As a whole species, lions are king of the jungle, but white lions are especially venerated as sons of the Sun God. The number of white lions in the world is small – perhaps … Continue reading “The White Lions of Timbavati: A Sacred Sighting”

Choosing a destination for a romantic getaway or honeymoon is a walk in the park in South Africa, given just how many magical places there are for romance. Here Exclusive Getaways shares a few hot favourites.

Traversing the bushveld is what typifies most safaris in South Africa. Combinations of land- and water-based safari activities are rarer, and offer greater variety of scenery and a greater array of wildlife sightings. One such land- and water-based safari experience is at White Elephant Safari Lodge in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, where guests are treated to a … Continue reading “Wildlife Seen from the Water and from the Land: Safari of Variety and Value at White Elephant Safari Lodge, Pongola”

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The trees are switching their garb to shades of russet and red, the nights are lengthening their dark coats for cosy snooze-ins, skies are flaunting more subdued tones, and traditionally it’s the celebratory season of harvest. Moderate autumn temperatures make it a wonderful time of year for getaways to … Continue reading “Autumn Getaways for Less: Grab a Special Offer”

KwaZulu-Natal is a region of abundance, ideal for a holiday because it features such a great variety of scenery, ranging from beach to wilderness, mountains to wetlands and coral reefs, forests to farmlands. All in all, KwaZulu-Natal integrates – under one “roof”, so to speak – the best of South Africa in terms of variety … Continue reading “KwaZulu-Natal Holiday Destination Highlights”