We really like the idea of putting the “Get” back into Getaway. It’s a wonderfully creative way to receive an unforgettable gift, and if it’s given for two, the giver gets to have as much luck for their buck as the recipient. It’s a win-win, for sure. Also, there’s no wrapping, no exchanging, no “oh, what a … Continue reading “In Santa Season it’s Grand to Give a Getaway: Here are Some Hotties, from the Sublime to the Ridiculously Inexpensive …”

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”

To help keep you on your toes in a companionable way, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has introduced a new Sports Buddy programme – a briliant concept for guests who really don’t want to neglect their fitness routines whilst on holiday. 

Magnificent stretches of wilderness, dense forests, exquisite coastlines, and masses of historically significant attractions make the Eastern Cape ideal for a magical holiday, with a safari adventure as the highlight. A huge plus-factor is that the Eastern Cape carries no risk of malaria.

The Cape’s famous Garden Route is a scenic playground with year-round attractions. It’s one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa consisting of rocky coasts, dense forests and long sandy beaches. Knysna is a town offering superb holiday accommodation within easy access of all the area’s attractions. It’s easy to be spoilt for choice, … Continue reading “Getting Away to Knysna on the Garden Route: Luxury Holiday Lodgings”

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”

Excitement reigns in Cape Town following the Mother City’s designation as World Design Capital 2014. What a sparkling debut for the African Continent!

Family safaris can be as pleasant or as nail-biting as the choice of lodge you make. When  travelling into the wilderness with children, it’s crucial to select a family-friendly lodge where carefully planned and well supervised activities will keep your young ones safe and suitably entertained.

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?”

Think Grootbos and you think whales, seals, sharks and stunning Cape fynbos. But now there’s even more: a leopard has been captured on camera roaming the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Cape Overberg!

Plotting your next weekend getaway ex Cape Town? Well, one of the ways to leave the static of the city behind you, is to head out – and not too far either, mind you – to gorgeous wine country for some clean, crisp country air and all the good things of life, while nature scoops you … Continue reading “Wine Country Calls, and There’s a Heavenly Hideaway at Angala Boutique Hotel near Franschhoek”

  Kirstenbosch – the majestic gardens in Cape Town that visitors and locals love to visit – has been voted one of the world’s top picnic spots by National Geographic Magazine.