Romantic Getaways

Cupid-fever is in the air, most distinctly, which means it’s time for a romantic getaway. Here’s a wonderful Waterberg getaway package for a 2-night stay for two people at Shangri-La Country Hotel – a gorgeous patch of paradise with the tropical Nile Valley as its lookout. This Limpopo country hotel is an ideal Valentines choice … Continue reading “Romantic Getaway in the Waterberg: Perfect for Valentines but Available until end March 2014”

Bath tubs, and all the treats that go with them, can be such a spoil on a South African getaway. After a day of holiday fun – be it safari activities, sightseeing, hiking, lolling on the beach or exploring South Africa’s great retail attractions, your hotel room or lodge suite is the place you retreat to, to … Continue reading “When Bath Bubbles also Imply Champers: Bath Tubs to Die for at South African Getaways”

The wonder of giant turtle viewing was one of the amazing experiences mentioned on last night’s #TravelChatSA on Twitter, where people talked about  South Africa’s multitude of delights for travellers. And indeed, turtle viewing is an awesome experience. The place to stay for this is Thonga Beach Lodge, a casually exclusive cluster of sublime suites … Continue reading “Stand By for Turtle Time and a Rad Turtle-Viewing Getaway on a Remote Shore of KwaZulu-Natal”

Soak up the best of Paternoster at the gorgeous Abalone House, sitting pretty beside the ocean in the delightful fishermans-village that holds good as one of the great charm-spots of the West Coast . It’s a sublime, boutique-style overnight stay, where you can take afternoon-tea-by-the-sea, and fine dine in a wonderfully cosy setting. 

A safari can be so much more than a bush-bashing exercise of ticking boxes on checklists just to reassure ourselves that we’ve been-there-done-that.  A safari can also be a journey someplace so remote that we find ourselves responding to the invitation to commune deeply with nature. Someplace so profoundly special that we cannot be other than … Continue reading “The Outpost: A Kruger Park Safari Sublime and Remote”

Anchored on a neatly vine-combed estate in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, Mont Rochelle is a place where, most certainly, you will sleep, eat and drink generously as you live on the grand land of the vine. This is Sir Richard Branson’s personal hotel and vineyard – a perfect place to sleep, eat and drink.

White table linen perfectly crisp at the folds, gleaming silver mirroring the marula trees that play canopy to dinner, the warm amber glow of hurricane lamps … get the picture? This is the spiff and polished safari capturing yesteryear’s explorer-heart and old-school bush charm. If you’re less inclined towards the ultra-mod feel of many modern-day safaris, here are some superb … Continue reading “Spiff & Polished: South African Safaris with a Dash of Old-School Class”

South Africa has very many superbly romantic honeymoon destinations. Add to this fact the country’s wonderful weather and its breathtaking scenery, and you have a range of honeymoon options second to none. From pearl-white beaches far from the crowds to well-hidden forest lodges and safari outposts deep in the wilds, South Africa has a huge variety to … Continue reading “Honeymoon in Super-Style in South Africa”

The journey to Robertson is prettier than ever now that the roadsides are strewn with Spring flowers. Your destination in the handsome 150-year old country town is The Robertson Small Hotel – a Victorian country gem looking gorgeously spruce of shades of pale grey and white. It’s just perfect for a cosy couple slip-away, an anniversary or a … Continue reading “Hello Capetonians, Anyone for a Weekend Getaway in Robertson?”

Shed the fast pace and din of the city and escape to someplace serene. A short getaway – even just a night or two over a weekend – works wonders to refresh body and mind and bring a fresh spurt of life.  Enjoying prime time with one’s partner, family or friends is also a great way … Continue reading “West is Best: Grab a Good Weekend Getaway in the Western Cape”