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Let’s take a trip down memory lane and tip our hats to some of the pioneers who brought prestige to safaris, but much more critically, who also brought a private mantle of protection to so much of South Africa’s wildlife. Meet some of the great old-timers of luxury private safaris in South Africa.

Places remote and unspoiled have an irresistible pull. There’s something incomparably satisfying about leaving your footprint on a pristine beach, washed perfectly clean of the tracks of anyone who might have come before you. The Wild Coast of Southern Africa – the home of Prana Lodge – is just such a place, unspoiled and exquisitely … Continue reading “Hide Away at Stunningly Secluded Prana Lodge on the Wild Coast”

Think white lion and we think Timbavati, because the white lions have been said to be indigenous to the South Africa’s Timbavati region. However, the earliest recorded sighting there was in 1938. Later, in the 1970s, the white lions were brought to greater public awareness when Chris McBride published his book The White Lions of … Continue reading “Pumba: Known for Luxurious Safaris and White Lion Rehab Project”

Majeka House in Stellenbosch is hosting a Gourmet Week from 8-15 February 2011. That includes Valentines Day!

On 13 March more than thousands of cyclists will be pedalling one of the world’s most spectacular cities.  Glorious Cape Town is host to The Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour – South Africa’s largest one-day sporting event and the world’s biggest individually timed cycle race. Cyclists come to our beautiful city from far … Continue reading “Accommodation in Cape Town for 2011 Cycle Tour on 13 March”

“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

See the best sights of South Africa and beyond whilst relishing delectable luxury on Rovos Rail, which quite justifiably presents itself as the most luxurious train in the world.

Steenberg Hotel in the beautiful Constantia Wine Valley has been named Best Luxury Hotel in Africa by www.tripadvisor.com.

14 February is Valentine’s Day – a day to celebrate if you have a grain of romance in your heart! Thanks to an ancient rite, flowers and champers, candlelit dinners, love-denched cupids, and getaways to swoon over, are all the order of our modern day.

Cape Town needs to be a first-hand experience. This gorgeous city, snuggling up against the sturdy mother of all mountains, ranks with the most beautiful places on earth. Come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

We’re doing a rave today on KwaZulu-Natal. Not just for the sake of raving, but because this spectacular region has so much for visitors to explore. Here are some of the reasons we like it so much:

RiverBend Lodge tells us that the grasslands surrounding the lodge in the Addo Elephant National Park have been beautifully transformed into bright green plains following a month of steady rain in the Eastern Cape. The Green Look is early this year, thanks to the generosity of the rain and its 70mm yield. Not only is … Continue reading “It’s Summer in Addo: Plan a Getaway with the Ellies”