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Whether it’s tramping rocky cliff paths that wind above fizzy cream soda-coloured oceans that blows your hair back, or catching a funicular in a clear, heaven-bound direction to catch your breath at unbelievable vistas, Cape Point is essential sightseeing for every visitor to Cape Town. 

This singularly unique hotel on Knysna’s Thesen Islands has had an amazing metamorphosis from old gas station to plush hotel. In its gorgeous new guise, The Turbine Hotel and Spa entices guests with everything required for an unforgettable stay on the Garden Route.

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”

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”

To help keep you on your toes in a companionable way, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has introduced a new Sports Buddy programme – a briliant concept for guests who really don’t want to neglect their fitness routines whilst on holiday. 

Magnificent stretches of wilderness, dense forests, exquisite coastlines, and masses of historically significant attractions make the Eastern Cape ideal for a magical holiday, with a safari adventure as the highlight. A huge plus-factor is that the Eastern Cape carries no risk of malaria.

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?”

Plotting your next weekend getaway ex Cape Town? Well, one of the ways to leave the static of the city behind you, is to head out – and not too far either, mind you – to gorgeous wine country for some clean, crisp country air and all the good things of life, while nature scoops you … Continue reading “Wine Country Calls, and There’s a Heavenly Hideaway at Angala Boutique Hotel near Franschhoek”