Relais & Chateaux Hotels

You’ve always known, right, that Le Quartier Francais is one of the places you visit to tantalise your senses? Long lauded for its outstanding, star-spangled eating experiences made magnificent under the beyond-capable hand of Margot Janse (Africa’s only female Grand Chef), and its fine wines enjoyed in the very heart of wine country, body pampering is also … Continue reading “b. gorgeous: day Spa a la difference at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek”

Ellerman House at Bantry Bay on Cape Town’s glinting Atlantic Seaboard is set apart not only as a guest sanctuary of unabridged distinction, but also on the basis of its spectacular private art collection. The collection  spans more than a century and is representative of numerous genres including contemporary works. At the Ellerman House Art Gallery, … Continue reading “Unique Art Tours in Cape Town & Winelands Exclusive to Ellerman House Guests”

This mouth-watering recipe comes from Camp Jabulani’s Head Chef Andre Gerber, who has donned a camera in the kitchen in order to bring us step-by-step instructions for scrumptious meals. Or go one better, and visit the camp in person: Camp Jabulani is a prestigious safari camp in the Limpopo’s Kapama Game Game Reserve, bearing the … Continue reading “Much More than Wildlife at Camp Jabulani. Try the Wild Mushroom & Roast Cherry Tomato Gnocchi”

Arriving at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, post-ascent of the beautiful Helshoogte Pass, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d landed in paradise. “From the sky” – delaire – is a quality etched not only in the name itself, but thoroughly textured in the whole heavenly experience.  This is an utterly sumptuous stay on a wine farm (it … Continue reading “From the Heavens: Super-Fine Luxury Lodges, Wine and Art from the Gods at Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch”

“Fine art is the soul of Ellerman House, and our collection sets us apart from other fine hotels in South Africa.” (Ellerman House Website).  At its splendid, thoroughly exclusive and sea-possessing location at Bantry Bay, Ellerman House has an impressive collection of art,  making it a truly unique guest sanctuary for art-at-heart people who also … Continue reading “Art this not Fine? Ellerman House is The Destination in Cape Town for Art-at-Heart People”

“Described as an elusive and solitary predator, it was a rarity to see leopards in the very early days of Safari at Londolozi.  Yet in 1979 that was all to change when John Varty, co-founder of Londolozi, and an incredible naturalist, Elmon Mhlongo, developed a relationship with the Mother Leopard. She was tolerant of their … Continue reading “Amazing Cat Chronicles: The Leopards of Londolozi”

Londolozi’s Pioneer Camp 1926 has been selected by Robb Report as a “Best of the Best” Resort in their latest June issue. This 23rd annual “Best of the Best” edition is the coming to fruition of an entire year’s search for the world’s most exceptional new products.

At Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites bathing is a matchless and truly blissful affair. This experience takes you way beyond the pleasures of a bush-view bathroom, to a gorgeous outdoor riverside bathtub, where unadulterated beauty surrounds you in every direction.