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Seasonal Getaways

There’s something so infinitely romantic about autumn in South Africa, when the trees turn to chestnut, claret, rose and ruby red, announcing the spectacular transitioning of summer to winter. Seasonally speaking, March to May is an enchanting ‘in-between time’ – the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, and it’s an exceptionally pretty time … Continue reading “Autumn Getaways South Africa: Bring on the Tones of Chestnut, Claret, Rose and Ruby Reds”

Every now and again the Cape lives up to its centuries-old nickname Cape of Storms and reveals its little stash of wicked weather streaks. Winds lash Cape Town’s stupendously beautiful landscapes and landmarks; driving rain makes swishways of our roads; gale-force gusts batter  informal settlements and send commuters scurrying for cover. This is when Capetonians batten down the … Continue reading “Cape of Storms; Winter Getaways and Things to Do in a Cape Town Winter”

Summer is here in South Africa, and gorgeous beach holidays beckon. South Africa is fortunate to be able to boast incomparably beautiful coastlines in several parts of the country. Whether you choose a hotspot beach destination on Cape Town’s acclaimed Atlantic seaboard, or prefer to sneak away to a shoreline more remote and unpeopled, we have our … Continue reading “Summer Scoop: Our Big Five of Beach Holidays in South Africa”

Soon Spring will be delivering its festive wildflower displays,  so start planning a blooming good Spring flower getaway. One superb wildflower getaway option is Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Little Karoo. Spring brings colourful carpets of flowers to the area – daisies feature abundantly, but there are also some pretty unusual varieties to be seen. … Continue reading “Wild About Flowers: A Spring Getaway at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve”

“Summer, from September to April, is when the bush is at its most lush due to it being the rainy season. This is also the lambing season for many of our antelope species and when numerous species of migratory birds arrive in the area. Temperatures at this time are generally warm to very hot, with … Continue reading “When is Best in the Bush? The Heads-Up on When to Go on Safari in South Africa”