Western 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”

On a sunny late-September afternoon we visited the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden at Worcester, Western Cape. We were almost transfixed by the dazzling colours of the vygies (mesembs), which looked absolutely triumphant in large clumps of yellow, mauve, red, orange and pink. Meandering along the pathways, we saw a variety of desert and semi-desert plants, but … Continue reading “Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden Through the Lens of the Exclusive Getaways Camera”

We were lucky enough to stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve’s magnificent Dwyka Tented Lodge for a very prized wild-earth encounter in the Western Cape. Our experience was magnificently memorable – both at the lodge and during our encounters with the wilderness and its wildlife.The wilderness experience and wildlife safari is supreme in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. It is an exquisite and vast wilderness … Continue reading “A Day in the Luxurious Life of Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Western Cape”

In Spring the West Coast comes alive with flowers. There are many places along the West Coast to enjoy the Spring flowers – and we’ve visited a few lately – but be sure to see the wild veld flowers in the Darling area on your next West Coast getaway. The roadsides burst into colour and reserves are decked out … Continue reading “West Coast Spring Flower Magic: All the Glory of the Wild Veld Flowers at Darling”