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Unique Holiday Accommodation

Out with the drab and the dowdy. Away with the frumpy and the staid. In with spirited splashes of colour, bold design and a dash of daring. If you love holiday accommodation that’s hip and natty, these are the fab and funky hotels and lodges you would love to unbend at in South Africa.

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”

With so many terrains, traditions and heritage legacies a part of its world, there is endless scope in South Africa for a diverse array of  imaginative and unusual hotels and lodges. We list some of the great builds in the hotel and lodge industry, where inventive, out of the ordinary, traditional or highly sustainable forms of architecture … Continue reading “Great Builds: 8 Architecturally Interesting Hotels and Lodges in South Africa”

A houseboat holiday in South Africa provides a novel and snazzy leisure experience. Water has its own magical sheen and beauty by day, and a special lull by night.  So why not bunk down on a houseboat in an idyllic water setting, on a choice cruise-and-snooze holiday in South Africa. It’s also a great way of celebrating a … Continue reading “Cruising ‘n Snoozing: 4 Heaven-Sent Houseboat Holidays in South Africa”

Rovos Rail is the journey you need to take at least once in your lifetime. But more would definitely be more! Da-dik-da-dik.  Da-dik-da-dik.  Da dik … it’s a slow and steady ‘expedition’ in that grand old sense of a captivating, prior-world jaunt – and an exceedingly elegant one too. It’s hugely evocative and it’s a grand spoil. … Continue reading “A Delectable Slice of Life on the Slow Track: Our Journey on Rovos Rail”

Best of South Africa on a plate and in a glass, was our experience of wining and dining on Rovos Rail, the most luxurious rail travel in all of Africa. Wining and dining on the train is a magnificent meandering for the palate. And for international guests, it’s an enchanting ‘first and best date’ with some of … Continue reading “Wining and Dining That’s Right on Track: Foodies, Welcome Aboard Rovos Rail”

Holiday accommodation in South Africa brims with appealing options – there are countless lodges that are chic, luxurious, touch-close to nature and offer top-of-the-range holiday experiences. But if you enjoy something just a little different in the line of unique and unusual holiday accommodation, consider these appealing getaway choices:

When you get away to Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve (and bear with the last few kilometres on a gravel road – it’s well worth it!), you’re heading for pure, untainted wilderness. It’s a wonderworld of curiously weathered rock formations, majestic canyons and wide open spaces. This uniquely appealing place is a true hideaway. It’s concealed in a … Continue reading “This Rocks! Stay Four-Star in Cave Rooms and Round Huts amid Massive Rock Formations at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve”