Western Cape

Whatever the season, it’s always wonderful to visit Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa in the Stellenbosch region of the Cape’s exquisite winelands. Sumptuous accommodation in vineyard-surroundings, gourmet food, sensational wines, acclaimed art, exclusive diamond purchasing opportunities, spa indulgence and more: each season at Delaire Graff has its own mood, magic and enchantment:

Set on one of the Cape’s earliest and most prestigious wine estates, The Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch offers a masterful combination of polished current-day luxury and age-old grandeur.  Set in the exquisite Jonkershoek Valley against a breathtaking mountainscape and fringed by vineyards – which we’ve just enjoyed in the crisp caramel cladding of late autumn – the Lanzerac is … Continue reading “Princely Lodgings, Wining and Dining Unlimited at Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch”

No need to flap! The Western and Eastern Cape has some superbly luxurious tented safari camps, where the wildlife encounter is as rewarding as the lodgings are indulgent. We have a hand-picked selection of beautiful wilderness reserves – all malaria-free – that are home to Africa’s big and small wildlife, and offer exceptional lodgings in exclusive tented, … Continue reading “5 Handpicked Luxury Tented Safaris in the Cape”

Wildlife safaris are just about everywhere in South Africa! The Western Cape / Garden Route is endowed with its fair share of safari experiences, with several safari lodges between Cape Town and the Garden Route offering enticing wilderness accommodation and exciting guided safaris. As a bonus, the road trip through the Western Cape and along the Garden … Continue reading “A Cape Safari: 4 Fab Safari Lodges Between Cape Town and the Garden Route”

Flex the body, still the mind and enhance wellbeing at one of the upcoming seaside Yoga Retreats at the 5-star Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster on the beautiful Cape West Coast.

The beautiful Company’s Garden in Cape Town is a quiet sanctuary amid the buzz of the city and it’s near magnificent Table Mountain and lots of city attractions. It now also has a trendy new restaurant.

Here’s the recipe for a perfect Gourmet Food and Wine Weekend getaway spoil at the magnificent Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the Cederberg, Western Cape – a few scenic hours away from Cape Town: 1. Allow you hosts to mix together inspired, world-class cuisine and superb wines in a spectacular wilderness. 2. Sit back … Continue reading “Gourmet Food and Wine Weekends in 2015 at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg, Western Cape”

Klondyke Cherry Farm near Ceres opens to the public for cherry picking from end November until the first week of January each year. Pick your own cherries in the orchards and, if you like, stay to braai or picnic in a forest of pine trees. 

Cape Town has just been voted Best Destination in Africa, and no wonder! South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ is the Queen of Accolades, sitting right near the top of countless ‘world’s best’ polls. There’s no doubt about it: no trip to South Africa is complete without a stay in Cape Town. There are magnificent hotel and guest house options … Continue reading “Cape Town: 10 Big Bucketlist Things To Do in the Mother City South Africa”

It’s not hard to fall in love with an incy-wincy village in South Africa’s Little Karoo. Take Barrydale, for example. Its sits poised and pretty in a fertile farming area smack-bang on famous Route 62. Cute country cottages, life in the slow lane and lovely artsy people creating interesting things are part of the appeal. It’s the … Continue reading “Barrydale Western Cape: Slick 6 Best and Beautiful Places to Visit”