Romantic Getaways

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”

If you’re a honeymooner, an incurable romantic, or someone who revels in a little glorious seclusion, we have three great getaways for you in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All are private, remote and romantic – splendid spoils for anyone intending to avoid the crowds and the crush.

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. 

It’s that time of year when the idea of a weekend getaway calls forth images of blazing firesides, cosy chatter with a glass of deep red in hand, lazily lavish breakfast feasts, brisk scarf-and-jacket stepouts in the countryside, and perhaps a couple of his-and-her spa spoils. Makes you think, doesn’t it …

A safari can be so much more than a bush-bashing exercise of ticking boxes on checklists just to reassure ourselves that we’ve been-there-done-that.  A safari can also be a journey someplace so remote that we find ourselves responding to the invitation to commune deeply with nature. Someplace so profoundly special that we cannot be other than … Continue reading “The Outpost: A Kruger Park Safari Sublime and Remote”

Anchored on a neatly vine-combed estate in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, Mont Rochelle is a place where, most certainly, you will sleep, eat and drink generously as you live on the grand land of the vine. This is Sir Richard Branson’s personal hotel and vineyard – a perfect place to sleep, eat and drink.

White table linen perfectly crisp at the folds, gleaming silver mirroring the marula trees that play canopy to dinner, the warm amber glow of hurricane lamps … get the picture? This is the spiff and polished safari capturing yesteryear’s explorer-heart and old-school bush charm. If you’re less inclined towards the ultra-mod feel of many modern-day safaris, here are some superb … Continue reading “Spiff & Polished: South African Safaris with a Dash of Old-School Class”

There’s nothing sweeter than a romantic weekend getaway at a silvery lake’s edge in the verdant Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Park off at one of Hartford House’s exquisite Lakeside Suites and you’ll no doubt agree that this is a sweet skipaway in the countryside. (There are, by the way, other suites to choose from too – … Continue reading “Suites for my Sweet: Suite Temptations at Hartford House in KwaZulu-Natal”