“A place to fall in love with the world again“. So true at Babylonstoren in Franschhoek. The garden at Babylonstoren is fast becoming legendary. Not only does it impressively span all of 8 acres – it can also claim that every one of its 300 plants is edible. It’s a growth-sanctuary of a place, featuring … Continue reading “A Garden is not a Garden is not … When it comes to Amazing Gardens, Babylonstoren leaves others in the Shade”
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”
A grand beachside holiday never loses its appeal, especially when it’s on the alluringly warm Indian Ocean. Opulent, palatial and with all its five stars gleaming brightly, The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal offers all the glamour of a top-class beach holiday right on the ocean’s edge. Until 19 December 2013 you can have … Continue reading “That Oceanic Feeling … A Lavish Beachside Holiday with a Free Night at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga KwaZulu-Natal”
KwaZulu-Natal is currently offering some superb special offers on accommodation, including some five-star safaris. Grab a top safari experience at very reasonable rates, or treat yourself to a de-stressing break of a few days at stunning Oribi Gorge at a discounted price.
Where in South Africa can you sleep in a sand forest on the edge of a lake, soak in a tub set in pearl-white sand beneath the stars, and spend blissful days walking in raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful channels, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea? And what’s … Continue reading “Placid Lakes, Palm Forests, Starlit Bathtubs and Utopian Untrampled Shores: Kosi Forest Lodge KwaZulu-Natal”
As its name suggests – so invitingly, the Garden Route hamlet of Wilderness is surrounded by nature in some of her best finery. Snaking its way between the Kaaimans River and the Goukama Nature Reserve, Wilderness lays claim to a great big scoop of nature. Natural lakes and lagoons, and a long and relatively untrampled expanse of … Continue reading “Gadding about on the Garden Route: The Wows and Wherefores of Wilderness – Plus Special Offer”
Guess who’s won the award for the best spa in Africa? Yes, it’s no other than The Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel, a winner in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Awards.
Squiggling prettily between the Kaaimans River and the Goukama Nature Reserve and, for the most part, basking under a warm kindly sun, the play-town of Wilderness has a list of credits that are hard to beat. Natural lakes and lagoons, and a long, long scoop of beach, are some of its special gifts.
Winter Solstice reminds us that it’s officially midwinter! “Brrr” is the operative word right now in some parts of the country, calling for hearty meals and cosy evenings at the fireside with a good glass of Red in hand. Here are some of our winter getaway recommendations:
Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat is tops for families who want an exceptional nature break somewhere very special. This Cederberg sanctuary is malaria and predator free, which means families can get out and about safely in the reserve, to explore wide open plains, intriguing rock formations, clear pools and waterfalls, and lots of flora and … Continue reading “A Nature Pad Par Excellence & Perfect for Families: Bushmanskloof Koro Lodge”