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Aspirations of wildlife photography often go hand in hand with the joy and excitement of animal sightings on safari. “If only I could capture this as a take-home …”, is a sentiment that has visited itself upon most of us on safari. At Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve, guests now have the option of daily … Continue reading “Be a Wildlife Photographer: Snap Up Wildlife Photography Skills at Jaci’s Lodges”

Celebrate Easter 2016 with chocolate aplenty and fine local tastings, pairings and getaways. In earlier times the week preceding Easter – Holy Week – was observed as an egg-free week and any eggs laid in that week were decorated as Holy Week eggs, rather than eaten. But over time the Easter egg tradition has evolved and become … Continue reading “A Handful of Fine Chocolatey Getaways & Experiences for Easter 2016”

Guests going on safari in South Africa with Halaal dietary requirements, need to be sure that they will be appropriately catered for at their safari destination. Halaal requirements – even though these may vary between families and individuals – are generally catered for well at the lodges we feature in this post. Because safari destinations are … Continue reading “Luxury Halaal Safaris in South Africa: Where to Go”

The Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals are friendly, welcoming events showcasing fine South African lodges, hotels and travel products to people working in the local travel industry. Our workshops are popular with tour operators, travel agents, PCOs and other professionals with an interest in luxury travel in South Africa. We did our first travel workshop in … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals: Feedback from Our Attendees and Exhibitors”

We warmly invite the travel professionals of Cape Town to join us at our Workshop for Travel Professionals in Cape Town on Wednesday 02 March 2016. Tour operators, travel agents, PCO’s and other professionals with an interest in connecting with luxury lodges and hotels in South Africa will be welcome. And it could be your … Continue reading “Exclusive Getaways Cape Town Workshop for Travel Professionals 02 March 2016”

On Thursday 18 February we will be showcasing 4/5 star lodges, hotels and travel experiences at our luxury travel workshop in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Our workshops are open to all travel professionals, including tour operators, travel agents and PCOs. Our generous exhibitors have offered some great prizes to be drawn on the day.

Travel professionals are warmly invited to join our travel workshop in Centurion on Wednesday 17 February 2016, at which we will be showcasing fabulous lodges, hotels and bucket-list travel experiences in South Africa. We will have some great prizes for lucky attendees.

When the mercury rises in Cape Town, the are a number of cool, shaded water-spots at which to hide out and beat the heat. We share some of our favourite cooldown places in Cape Town’s forests and gardens, nature reserves, beaches and seaside promenades.

No need to flap! The Western and Eastern Cape has some superbly luxurious tented safari camps, where the wildlife encounter is as rewarding as the lodgings are indulgent. We have a hand-picked selection of beautiful wilderness reserves – all malaria-free – that are home to Africa’s big and small wildlife, and offer exceptional lodgings in exclusive tented, … Continue reading “5 Handpicked Luxury Tented Safaris in the Cape”

The toll taken by our fast-paced lifestyle means that travellers are increasingly looking for de-stressing and revitalizing opportunities whilst on holiday. Luxury lodges and hotels have responded sublimely to this call for wellness travel and getaway options in South Africa, with a range of health and wellness offerings to revive jaded travellers. Wellness travel will be in greater … Continue reading “Wellness Travel and Getaway Highlights in South Africa 2016”

South Africa is a region of dazzling splendours and a profuse array of “must-do” attractions for holiday-makers. Here are 11 bucket list exploits that have the luxury-loving traveller in mind and are not to be missed. 

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat has another fabulous line-up of food and wine getaway weekends in 2016. A pristine wilderness in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains is a captivating landscape in which to enjoy gourmet food partnered with super-fine wines from prestigious wine estates – all this and a weekend of incredible nature activities in the abundant … Continue reading “Food and Wine Weekends at Bushmans Kloof in 2016: Put on Your Nature Bib and Tucker”