South Africa

Launch a splendid South African tour in beautiful Cape Town and conclude with an exciting Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park, visiting famous wine country and fantastically scenic coastal spots along the way.

South Africa’s landscapes have had some incredible fictional and biographical yields. Take Olive Schreiner’s Story of an African Farm, capturing the nuanced moods of the African veld from the supremely memorable setting of a farm on a Koppie in the Karoo. Or the exquisite view Eve Palmer brings us of six generations of her family in the … Continue reading “If Elizabeth Gilbert were to write in South Africa, would we have Feast Prey Tan? Our landscapes have inspired great novels, so which spot would inspire yours?”

A luxury train trip in Africa is a unique getaway experience that brings you some of the best sights of South Africa and beyond in an atmosphere of delectable luxury and opulence. Rovos Rail, also known as “the most luxurious train in the world”, offers a number of unforgettable journeys in South Africa, during which … Continue reading “Revel in the Ritz of Rail Travel: Take a Trip on Rovos Rail”

The Cape’s famous Garden Route is a scenic playground with year-round attractions. It’s one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa consisting of rocky coasts, dense forests and long sandy beaches. Knysna is a town offering superb holiday accommodation within easy access of all the area’s attractions. It’s easy to be spoilt for choice, … Continue reading “Getting Away to Knysna on the Garden Route: Luxury Holiday Lodgings”

There are getaways, and then there are great getaways – those uber-special places that get one away so utterly and completely from the stretches and strains of living in the fast lane.  The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is indeed one such place, pinnacled high on the edge of the majestic Oribi Gorge on … Continue reading “Gorgeous, in More Ways than One! The Gorge, South Coast KwaZulu-Natal”

Excitement reigns in Cape Town following the Mother City’s designation as World Design Capital 2014. What a sparkling debut for the African Continent!

Family safaris can be as pleasant or as nail-biting as the choice of lodge you make. When  travelling into the wilderness with children, it’s crucial to select a family-friendly lodge where carefully planned and well supervised activities will keep your young ones safe and suitably entertained.

Safaris are the kind of stuff dream holidays are made of, and increasingly people are travelling to South Africa as families.  In fact, a Skyscanner survey revealed that South Africa is the fourth most popular holiday choice for children. And of course a safari usually has top place on every agenda. South Africa’s safari lodges have reviewed their children … Continue reading “Not Kidding, Safaris can be Childsplay: Which are the Kid-Friendly Safari Lodges in South Africa?”

 The West Coast National Park is a place of exceptional beauty. Rugged, rock-studded shorelines, snow-white dunes, the turquoise waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, lots of coastal fynbos and densely-woven carpets of pretty flowers in springtime – the park has an abundance of scenery, and is home to scores of birds and animals. 

The world is a big place, and a place of many dreams. So when South Africa clinches a rating as the third most popular dream destination – and this is according to the Virtuoso Travel Dreams survey which is aimed at top luxury travellers – it’s a fantastic confirmation of what many of us are … Continue reading “South Africa has Just the Goodies that Make a Dream Holiday”

The first prize that comes with a winter safari is of course a cost-saving. Safari lodges generally drop their rates quite substantially during winter which means the saving can be quite appreciable. In addition, some lodges offer excellent special deals to South African residents, bringing luxury safaris within the means of locals who often imagine … Continue reading “The Upside of Winter Safaris – They’re Great!”

There are few things as exhilarating as setting off on a big game safari and meeting Africa in all its triumphant glory. To keep it safe and pleasantly memorable, do bear these basic safari tips and safety guidelines in mind: