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Retreats and Remote Getaways

“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”

Sleepouts, star beds and luxury open-air suites are the ultimate outdoor accommodation, allowing for experiences that are an arm’s reach away from the wilderness, its beauty and its wildlife. Several luxury safari and nature lodges in South Africa offer stylish sleepout facilities, usually as an optional one-night add-on experience to an indoor stay. We bring you a round up of gorgeous … Continue reading “Under the Stars: Luxurious Wilderness Sleepouts in South Africa”

Samara Private Game Reserve is a privately owned and award-winning wildlife sanctuary in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Spanning 70 000 acres, it forms part of an ancient landscape called the Karoo – a place of deep silence and great big skies that blink at night with liberal scatterings of stars. The Samara Private … Continue reading “Samara Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape: A Safari With Soul”

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”

Flex the body, still the mind and enhance wellbeing at one of the upcoming seaside Yoga Retreats at the 5-star Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster on the beautiful Cape West Coast.

“Escape!” is the inner call that impels us, sometimes, towards time out. It’s the call to some place secluded – perhaps with a splash of romance, where one can languish awhile shielded from the fast-track. We’ve selected three prime and delicious breakaways for you – one on the enchanting Wild Coast, one in the far north of Kruger, and one … Continue reading “Secret Places: 3 Sublime Hideouts in South Africa where No-one will Find You”

You don’t have to be an orphaned feral child like Tarzan, or marooned in the jungle like Jane, to be mesmerized by the charms of a treetop getaway in South Africa. From the bushveld of Limpopo and North-West to the indigenous forests of the Garden Route and small country towns of the Western Cape, South … Continue reading “African-Jungle Style: Tantalizing Treehouses and Treetop Getaways in South Africa”

In our persistently plugged-in and switched-on world where we’re almost always available on multiple digital networks, information bombards us at a torrential pace. Digitally cluttered, socially over-connected and (probably) under-engaged, the idea of a regular digital detox is starting to win favour. Those in support of ‘the balanced life’ advocate a regular “secular Sabbath” (see for … Continue reading “Holidays Unplugged: Getaways in South Africa for Digital Detox”

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”