Valentines Day is a tempting invitation to wallow and indulge in romance, and to spoil the person you adore. If you’re short of ideas, let us make some fabulous suggestions for Valentines getaways in South Africa. Bring on exquisite landscapes, bring on hideaways grand and gorgeous, bring on the ice buckets and rose petals, and … Continue reading “Bring on Romance and Value-Adds for Valentines Day Getaways in 2014”
“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”
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”
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”
Set all notions of haste aside and gift yourself with two leisurely hours to make an unhurried journey from Cape Town to Arniston. Threading its way through the beautiful hills of the Overberg, the route is, in itself, a soul-soother. And at the end of it, there’s exquisite Arniston to win you over. That’s if … Continue reading “Caves, Shipwrecks, Quaint Little Fishing Boats & a Big Whoosh of Sea Air: Arniston has it All”
It’s turtle season, friends, until the end of February. One of the most awesome experiences imaginable is to meet these creatures after dark on a long, remote stretch of beach down at Mabibi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. At this special place you catch your breath in wonder as you watch Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles laying their … Continue reading “Turtle-Time Getaway at Thonga Beach Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal”
There’s no better time to vist the colourful flower-powered West Coast than right now. The spring flowers are at their best, and the whales are around the coast too.