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The South African wilderness is many things to many people. Far away from the rat race and protected from throngs of people, the wilderness is surely also a place for romance. At some of South Africa’s luxury safari lodges, dinner for two is a magnificent experience of private luxury and indulgence – a memory to cherish, and an … Continue reading “Dinner for Two in the Wilderness: Luxurious and Romantic Safari Lodges in South Africa”

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.

Your South African safari could be one of your most memorable trips ever. To ensure that it is no less than awesome, we share a few safari tips and give you the heads-up on how to raise the bar for your South African safari.

A luxury tented safari in South Africa is a wilderness-near experience, placing no more than necessary between you and wilderness. Yet, at the same time, a luxury safari tent provides the kinds of conveniences that make a safari a pleasurable indulgence. Fashionable decor, gorgeous en-suite bathroom facilities, air-conditioning, mosquito drapes, bar and beverage facilities, private verandahs and trendy … Continue reading “ConTent in the Wilderness: Luxury Tented Safaris in South Africa”

Shrouded in silence and topped by the widest, deepest and most liberally star-strewn skies one could imagine, the Great Karoo is an awe-inspiring desert landscape where time stalls. Life is slow and deliberate – reverent, almost, and with plenty of room for travellers coming to pay their respects. The landscape is unforgiving in its climatic extremes, yet … Continue reading “Crazy About the Karoo? Great Places to Stay in South Africa’s Great Karoo and Little Karoo”

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”

For people whose dogs are well-and-truly members of the family, pet-friendly holiday accommodation is a very welcome allowance. We list some pet-friendly lodges and self-catering holiday homes in the Western Cape where pooches can, under certain conditions, accompany you. This list serves as a guideline only; please enquire about your pets at time of booking, … Continue reading “Pet-Friendly Holiday Accommodation in the Western Cape”

South Africa has numerous wilderness areas alive with wildlife. Visitors coming on safari can, quite literally, be spoilt for choice without expert guidance. Famed for its gloriously remote and unspoiled landscapes supporting the Big Five and much else besides, South Africa is a bespoke safari destination that draws holiday-makers from across the globe to experience a remarkable … Continue reading “Safaris South Africa: What to Know and How to Book”

It’s a real treat to go on a luxury safari in a prime wilderness area where there’s no risk of contracting malaria. For groups of travellers who might be more vulnerable to the risk of malaria – infants and young children with minimal immunity, mums-to-be, and people who live in areas without malaria – South Africa is … Continue reading “13 Amazing Malaria-Free Safaris in South Africa”

Meet Becks Safari Lodge, a gorgeous new safari hideaway set at a riverside in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Privileged to form part of the greater Kruger National Park, South Africa’s premier wildlife region, Beck’s is a chic haven of luxury enveloped by wilderness. Let’s meander through a magnificent day in the good life of Becks Safari Lodge …

Make a difference to wildlife conservation in South Africa by participating in conservation initiatives during your safari holiday, or by volunteering. By lending a hand to conservation activities, you become part of protecting South Africa’s wildlife in addition to enjoying an outstanding safari.

Our choice of enticing bleisure stays in Cape Town prove that business and leisure can be fabulous mixers. Work and play on the same trip  – this is a practice made easy at these hotels and apartments in Cape Town, set in prime locations for business trips and spiced up for some of the pleasures of being on … Continue reading “Enticing Bleisure Stays in Cape Town”