Fynbos – translated as ‘fine bush’ – is one of the Cape’s most magnificent and abundant gifts. It forms part of the majestic Cape Floral Kingdom which holds rank as the world’s richest flower kingdom. Consisting of shrub- and heathlands occurring on scenic coastal plains and on mountain slopes of the south western and southern Cape, Fynbos – … Continue reading “Fabulous Fynbos Holiday Hotspots of the Western Cape and Garden Route”
Hot-air ballooning is an elegant, eccentric adventure in space and time, taking you high above the treetops, or to dream among the clouds. Take to the sky on a fabulous special offer on Bill Harrop’s hot-air balloon safari over the Magalies River Valley!
To stay in a luxury Cape Dutch homestead hotel in the Western Cape and Winelands is one of the finest ways in which to enjoy South Africa’s splendid Cape Dutch architecture of yesteryear. The much-admired Cape Dutch style of buildings, characterized by decorative gables, thatched roofs and whitewashed exteriors, became prominent at the Cape during … Continue reading “Luxurious Cape Dutch Homestead Hotels in the Western Cape and Winelands”
The Eastern Cape of South Africa is aburst with potential for travel, discovery and upscale holidays. The abundantly scenic Eastern Cape is one of the shining gems in South Africa’s crown, offering masses of experiences as diverse as bush and beach, city and countryside. Probably best known as the traditional home of the Xhosa people and birthland … Continue reading “Travel the Extraordinary Eastern Cape: Luxury Accommodation for Beach, Bush, City and Countryside Holidays”
If you live in or near Durban, the wilderness is not far away. There are several magnificent KwaZulu-Natal game reserves for great weekend getaways – offering superb safaris and wilderness stays that are very doable road trips from Durban and surroundings. If you’re travelling to a fabulous lodge, you most surely want to spend more time there than on … Continue reading “Bush Breaks Kzn: Classy Wilderness Stays Under 300 km From Durban”
There are several luxury safari lodges in South Africa that cater extremely well to wildlife photographers. Here, we focus on a few magnificent game viewing and photography hides in South Africa that are well positioned and equipped, and allow for comfortable and unobtrusive viewing of animals in their habitat. These are the places that serious wildlife photographers … Continue reading “Hide and Seek: Fabulous Game Viewing Hides at Luxury Safari Lodges in South Africa”
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”
The Western Cape of South Africa has seaboards, coastlines and beach playgrounds that rival the best in the world. From classy city-edge seafronts abuzz with holiday-makers, to tranquil small-town waterfronts and slow-paced seaside villages, Exclusive Getaways offers sea- and beach-bound travellers a fabulous selection of casual yet luxurious hotels near the beach in the Western Cape.
Valentines month invites a little extra indulgence for couples. Grasp the wonderful opportunities that Cupid offers for a romantic getaway during the month of love. Whether your preference is for a winelands retreat with fine food and wine, a sleek spa getaway at the oceanside, an escape into the wide arms of nature, or an unrivalled safari … Continue reading “Romantic Luxury Hideouts for Valentines Month”
South Africa has a fabulous variety of favourite family getaways – places that offer a winning combination of super-comfy family accommodation, value for money and a supreme outdoor lifestyle in magnificent settings. For families wanting a holiday of fun-in-the-sun, spiced with a good dash of luxury, at a lodge that caters well for the whole … Continue reading “Family Favourites: Stylish and Ever-Popular Family Getaways in South Africa”
If the night skies intrigue and delight you, you’ll be right at home in South Africa where conditions are excellent for star-gazing. There are several lodges set in magnificent locations in the wilderness areas and elsewhere, where star-gazing is on offer to guests.
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion,” was the sentiment of Albert Camus. South Africa has many spaces rugged and remote – extraordinary faraway (and less faraway) places to retreat to, for the riches of quietude, slowing down, and the exquisitely restorative and inspiriting gifts of nature. … Continue reading “Exceptional Retreats in the Cape of South Africa: Places Away From it All, Restorative and Luxurious”