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Ok, let’s just admit right off that no province in South Africa can top Cape Town’s Table Mountain with any of their glorious assets. But once we’ve agreed on that little matter, we do have to say that the province KwaZulu-Natal has everyting going for it as a prime South African destination. When tourism bodies … Continue reading “Beach, Bush & Battlefields: KwaZulu-Natal Has it All”

If you’re looking for the kind of safari that matches your own right pace, then soul-smoothing Garonga Safari Camp in Limpopo is a wonderful choice. It’s also an excellent choice for a honeymoon or romantic safari getaway.

Visit the gorgeous Western Cape village of McGregor with its traditional whitewashed, thatched cottages, quiet country streets, mountains, birdlife and wine, and you must certainly pop in to the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, a place of refuge for ill-treated and old donkeys. It’s a very special place where the donkeys can live out their lives with … Continue reading “Brayve Work: The Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor, and Where to Stay & What To Do in Nearby Robertson”

De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape spans 36 000 magnificent hectares of nature at its best. Pure and pristine, this nature reserve and World Heritage Site lays claim to marine reserve, dunes, vlei, beautiful Cape fynbos, and a variety of fauna. It’s one of the world’s best land based whale-watching areas, providing a … Continue reading “A Wow-Status Nature Getaway at De Hoop Nature Reserve”

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”

There’s no doubt about it, the young of almost every species evoke strong feelings of appreciation in us, usually accompanied by all sorts of cooing, clucky noises. An instinctive response, no doubt, to the young on our planet who depend for their survival on a capacity to elicit care.

Privacy is a very special commodity when you’re on safari and wanting to relish the enormity of the African wilderness without distraction. Waterbuck Private Camp is the answer to any safari-goer’s plea for quietude and privacy. Generously luxurious and opulent, it’s a four-bedroomed private villa in the Timbavati, and it’s part of Kings Camp – an old hand … Continue reading “Waterbuck Private Camp – Your Own Private Safari Pad in the Timbavati”

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!”

So let’s very speedily dispell the myth that going on safari with young children is a bottom-of-the-range affair. No so at all. One place you could go to that would never disappoint is Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.

In search of an upbeat seaside venue for a small stylish conference that isn’t a major trek away from Cape Town? Abalone House in Paternoster on the West Coast could be just the pace for you. Offering plush meeting and boardroom facilities with a generous dash of flair and flamboyance, this five-star guesthouse is set beside … Continue reading “Abalone House in Paternoster Tops for Small Conferences by the Sea”