Romantic Getaways

Slow travel doesn’t have to mean a trek to a monastery in the nether reaches of Tibet. Or a solitary footslog to Timbuktu. Slow travel can happen anywhere, as long as it invites the benefits of slowing down. Pausing the break-neck pace of everyday life and easing into a different way of living time, offers a dimension of life far greater, broader and deeper … Continue reading “Travel in South Africa Slow-Brewed: Getaways at a Peaceful Pace”

We were lucky enough to stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve’s magnificent Dwyka Tented Lodge for a very prized wild-earth encounter in the Western Cape. Our experience was magnificently memorable – both at the lodge and during our encounters with the wilderness and its wildlife.The wilderness experience and wildlife safari is supreme in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. It is an exquisite and vast wilderness … Continue reading “A Day in the Luxurious Life of Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Western Cape”

Holiday accommodation in South Africa brims with appealing options – there are countless lodges that are chic, luxurious, touch-close to nature and offer top-of-the-range holiday experiences. But if you enjoy something just a little different in the line of unique and unusual holiday accommodation, consider these appealing getaway choices:

Heaven-sent shows of citrus blossom, spirals of fragrant orange peel and bowls of sun-bright yellow lemons – citrus is king at beautiful Woodall Country House and Spa, a private haven of country bliss set on a citrus farm near Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape. Woodall has many highlights – among them its gorgeous waterside … Continue reading “Where Lemons become Lemonade … And So Much More: Woodall Country House at Addo”

Ever dreamed of a luxury holiday in South Africa where there’s no driving, no flying, no exhausting Getting-From-Point-A-to-Point-B? Luxury rail travel through South Africa on Rovos Rail is an opulent indulgence and, for many, an absolute dream come true. It’s the kind of experience where you can kick back and relax, completely, whilst the dedicated Rovos Rail … Continue reading “Rovos Rail is Right on Track: Train Travel at its Most Tantalizing in South Africa”

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” St Augustine’s musing may be true for some, yet often when … Continue reading “South Africa From Way Up There: Exclusive Getaways Perched on a Pinnacle in South Africa”

It takes virtuoso-artistry to ace the just-right balance between sophistication and comfort in the fabulous world of hospitality. If Goldilocks were out on a tasting spree sampling the porridge bowls of the hospitality greats in and around Cape Town, O on Kloof would be bound to earn her satisfied pronouncement of “just-right”. Chic and sophisticated … Continue reading ““Oh so Lovely” is O on Kloof. Chic Urban Luxury on Cape Town’s Celebrity Seaboard”

Live a tad closer to the wilderness when you choose a tented safari. And one of the delicious choices you could make is Kapama Buffalo Camp – a divine little oasis of creature comforts grounded on sweeping tracts of savannah in the vast Kapama Private Game Reserve in Limpopo. A little to the east of Kapama is … Continue reading “A Tented Safari Eden in Kapama Private Game Reserve South Africa”

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf would most certainly have had nothing to fear at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse! Sitting pretty in the paradise of the Kamberg Valley in KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg area, this is a getaway for people who adore food and sumptuous dining. But not … Continue reading “Food from the Gods: Culinary Magic at Gourmet Getaway Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in KwaZuluNatal”

You name what you love, and chances are that the many-splendoured “dorpie” (small town) of Swellendam will oblige. Swellendam undoubtedly adds immensely to the magic of the Western Cape’s Overberg region, with people as warm and welcoming as the day is long. It also holds rank as one of South Africa’s very oldest settlements, and … Continue reading “Trotting Through the Overberg, Getting Away to … Swellendam”