Romantic Getaways

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”

Cupid-fever is in the air, most distinctly, which means it’s time for a romantic getaway. Here’s a wonderful Waterberg getaway package for a 2-night stay for two people at Shangri-La Country Hotel – a gorgeous patch of paradise with the tropical Nile Valley as its lookout. This Limpopo country hotel is an ideal Valentines choice … Continue reading “Romantic Getaway in the Waterberg: Perfect for Valentines but Available until end March 2014”

Bath tubs, and all the treats that go with them, can be such a spoil on a South African getaway. After a day of holiday fun – be it safari activities, sightseeing, hiking, lolling on the beach or exploring South Africa’s great retail attractions, your hotel room or lodge suite is the place you retreat to, to … Continue reading “When Bath Bubbles also Imply Champers: Bath Tubs to Die for at South African Getaways”

The wonder of giant turtle viewing was one of the amazing experiences mentioned on last night’s #TravelChatSA on Twitter, where people talked about  South Africa’s multitude of delights for travellers. And indeed, turtle viewing is an awesome experience. The place to stay for this is Thonga Beach Lodge, a casually exclusive cluster of sublime suites … Continue reading “Stand By for Turtle Time and a Rad Turtle-Viewing Getaway on a Remote Shore of KwaZulu-Natal”

Soak up the best of Paternoster at the gorgeous Abalone House, sitting pretty beside the ocean in the delightful fishermans-village that holds good as one of the great charm-spots of the West Coast . It’s a sublime, boutique-style overnight stay, where you can take afternoon-tea-by-the-sea, and fine dine in a wonderfully cosy setting.