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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”

Exquisitely renewed and in league with fine contemporary safari destinations in South Africa, Mhondoro Game Lodge is a superb Welgevonden safari hideaway for romantics and people who in search of a sleek and mod safari hideaway.

Prestigious Camp Jabulani’s experiential rhino conservation safari in the Big 5 Kapama Game Reserve is a unique opportunity for conservation-minded guests to participate in the protection of Africa’s white rhinos.  In addition to carefully organized conservation tasks, participants will enjoy superbly luxurious accommodation and service at the lodge.

South Africa has had a long and cosy history with thatch, dating back to the Cape’s early history. The thatch trend eventually found its way all over the country, and thatch remains popular at safari lodges where thatch roofs not only create a naturalistic atmosphere, but are also environmentally friendly. The thatched, hut-shaped rondavel is a … Continue reading “Non-Thatched Luxury Safari Lodge Accommodation in South Africa”

The Manor House at Mont Rochelle is a gorgeously chic four-bedroom villa available for exclusive use to families and small groups of friends holidaying together in the Cape winelands.

All Pretoria travel professionals – including tour operators, travel agents, conference organizers and any others with a professional interest in booking luxury accommodation in South Africa – are warmly invited to our Travel Professionals’ Workshop in Pretoria on 08 June 2016. Regular attendees, please note that we have a fabulous collection of new exhibitors who … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways Travel Professionals Workshop in Pretoria 08 June 2016”

Set on one of the Cape’s earliest and most prestigious wine estates, The Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch offers a masterful combination of polished current-day luxury and age-old grandeur.  Set in the exquisite Jonkershoek Valley against a breathtaking mountainscape and fringed by vineyards – which we’ve just enjoyed in the crisp caramel cladding of late autumn – the Lanzerac is … Continue reading “Princely Lodgings, Wining and Dining Unlimited at Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch”

In ancient Egypt, the daily rhythm of sunrise-sunset was appreciated as a continuing life-death-rebirth cycle. Egyptians believed that the Sun God Ra  – the most powerful in the Egyptian pantheon – emerged from the East at daybreak and moved across the heavens by day, and then died at day’s end, returning to the underworld. However one … Continue reading “Where to Watch the Sun Dip: Magical Places for Sunsets in South Africa”

Not only is Cape Town a city of staggering beauty, but it is also a place harbouring endless curiosities and quirks, many of them relating to its long and interesting history. We’ve picked 10 facts about Cape Town – including Table Mountain – to share with you.

If a one- or two-night getaway is all your schedule permits or is your particular preference, these are some great options to consider for your next one-night luxury getaway in the Western Cape, ensconced in comfort and good taste.

Cape West-to-East Foodie Tour, featuring top fine-dining hotels in the Mother City, notable foodie destinations in whale-watching Western Cape, as well as prime foodie-spots on the Garden Route, in Eastern Cape’s citrus and elephant country, and on the spectacular Wild Coast.

Winter fireside getaways bring their own kind of reverie, often composed of the fizzle and sputter of a log fire, and alongside it a sufficiency of books, friendly socks and good wine. Partaking of good food in an enchanting space centred around a roaring fire is another well-favoured winter pastime. We share a few of our favourites South African getaways that will get you … Continue reading “Get Fired Up for Winter: Gorgeous South African Getaways for Cosy Fireside Leisure”