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South Africa

The South African wilderness is many things to many people. Far away from the rat race and protected from throngs of people, the wilderness is surely also a place for romance. At some of South Africa’s luxury safari lodges, dinner for two is a magnificent experience of private luxury and indulgence – a memory to cherish, and an … Continue reading “Dinner for Two in the Wilderness: Luxurious and Romantic Safari Lodges in South Africa”

Your South African safari could be one of your most memorable trips ever. To ensure that it is no less than awesome, we share a few safari tips and give you the heads-up on how to raise the bar for your South African safari.

Enchantment, adventure, high jinks, and some of the largest (and cutest) animals on the planet – we have all this and much more here in South Africa. When you feel the need to delight, reward, treat or inspire the kid who lives inside you, opt for one of our getaways that will feed your inner child – … Continue reading “Enchanting Places to Take Your Inner Child on Holiday in South Africa”

Much more than a trendy buzzword, experiential travel is about steeping yourself deeply in a country at the level of felt experience. South Africa is a captivating land, inviting deep engagement with its beautiful landscapes, its warm-hearted people and a dazzling array of sensory experience. Experiential travel is about participation, being fully immersed in conservation experiences as an active participant … Continue reading “Luxury Experiential Travel in South Africa: How To Steep Yourself Deeply in Conservation”

Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa, is a national treasure – a wilderness conservation area where elephants galore can be seen at remarkably close range. Some say that the park has the greatest profusion of elephants in all the world. Addo Elephant National Park is one of the prime attractions of the Eastern … Continue reading “Addo Elephant Park: Experience the Elephants of Addo From A Luxury Lodge”

To stay in a luxury Cape Dutch homestead hotel in the Western Cape and Winelands is one of the finest ways in which to enjoy South Africa’s splendid Cape Dutch architecture of yesteryear. The much-admired Cape Dutch style of buildings, characterized by decorative gables, thatched roofs and whitewashed exteriors, became prominent at the Cape during … Continue reading “Luxurious Cape Dutch Homestead Hotels in the Western Cape and Winelands”

If the night skies intrigue and delight you, you’ll be right at home in South Africa where conditions are excellent for star-gazing.  There are several lodges set in  magnificent locations in the wilderness areas and elsewhere, where star-gazing is on offer to guests.

The Isimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s greatest treasures. It’s also a global wonder and a proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ecologically one of its kind and located well off the beaten track in Zululand, the Isimangaliso Wetland Park is a wonderworld of natural beauty and a must for anybody serious about discovering KwaZulu-Natal’s best … Continue reading “Isimangaliso Wetland Park: Luxury Lodges In and Near KwaZulu-Natal’s Wondrous Estuary Site”

South Africa is a country of extraordinary splendour, sheltering eight World Heritage Sites as determined by UNESCO. We feature five of them here, recommending luxury accommodation within the proclaimed sites or nearby.

In ancient Egypt, the daily rhythm of sunrise-sunset was appreciated as a continuing life-death-rebirth cycle. Egyptians believed that the Sun God Ra  – the most powerful in the Egyptian pantheon – emerged from the East at daybreak and moved across the heavens by day, and then died at day’s end, returning to the underworld. However one … Continue reading “Where to Watch the Sun Dip: Magical Places for Sunsets in South Africa”

Not only is Cape Town a city of staggering beauty, but it is also a place harbouring endless curiosities and quirks, many of them relating to its long and interesting history. We’ve picked 10 facts about Cape Town – including Table Mountain – to share with you.

South Africa is a region of dazzling splendours and a profuse array of “must-do” attractions for holiday-makers. Here are 11 bucket list exploits that have the luxury-loving traveller in mind and are not to be missed.