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A forest getaway at Platbos
A forest getaway at Platbos

A two-hour drive from Cape Town, and just past Stanford, is a magical green oasis in the form of an ancient milkwood forest. Somewhat of an anomaly this lush 40 hectare forest has survived and flourished against all odds...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Sapphire room
Chic with a little cheek at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

When an establishment calls its rooms boudoirs, you know it hides something a little sassy beneath its sophisticated veneer that deserves exploring...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

The bounty of Babylonstoren
The bounty of Babylonstoren

Fortunately, my line of work allows me to dine and drink at some of our best local offerings (no complaints here); however last Friday was the first time that I was lucky enough to experience the amazing Babel at Babylonstoren in Paarl.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2016

Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans
Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

For the majority of the year, the Makgadikgadi Pans is extremely desolate, waterless and arid. However, during the wet season, Makgadigadi offers excellent wildlife viewing...

By Jarred Manasse 22 Jun 2016

Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage
Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage

Arriving at the Capital Mirage, the location is the first detail that gets you excited with a variety of trendy spots and coffee shops literally down the road...

By Angie White 15 Jun 2016

Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck
Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck

For 140 years authors have gravitated to the elegant calm and sweet-scented air of Bangkok's famous riverside hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok...

By Brian Berkman 3 Jun 2016

15 reasons why a safari to Botswana is an unforgettable experience
15 reasons why a safari to Botswana is an unforgettable experience

If you're looking to experience an authentic African safari, Botswana is one of the best locations on the continent to experience this.

By Jarred Manasse 31 May 2016

Autumn indulgence in Elgin
Autumn indulgence in Elgin

A stay in one of the air stream trailers at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin has been on my bucket list since they opened.

By Ruth Cooper 31 May 2016

Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever
Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever

Pavilions Phuket remains the exclusive enclave it set out to be but the nearby sister property offers something different - a focus on families...

By Brian Berkman 27 May 2016

Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday
Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday

One of the many great things about a holiday in Thailand is starting your day with a Massamum Curry and knowing that the greatest risk to your person is...

By Brian Berkman 23 May 2016

Emirates launches swish Cape Town lounge
Emirates launches swish Cape Town lounge

For us mere mortals boarding a plane means endless waiting, long queues and uncomfortable plastic seats. But for Emirates' top-end clients...

By Nicci Botha 23 May 2016

Elephant Pepper camp
#AfricaMonth: A new wave of safari travel

African safaris have always been notoriously exclusive and complicated to plan and book, and often the only people losing out are travellers themselves...

By Paul Steyn 19 May 2016

From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix
From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix

The Hout Bay Sentinel floats above the Atlantic like one of Daenerys Targaryen's great fire-breathing dragons with its eye focussed firmly on Tintswalo Atlantic...

By Brian Berkman 16 May 2016

21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara
21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara

According to Kenya Information Guide, the Masai Mara National Reserve one of the best places where you can spot wildlife in Africa.

By Jarred Manasse 16 May 2016

Nicola D'Elia
Airbnb suits SA's personal hospitality style

Airbnb is growing in popularity in SA with thousands of homes listed across the country. We spoke to Nicola D'Elia to find out more about the South African Airbnb market...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 May 2016

A right royal trip, fit for a queen
A right royal trip, fit for a queen

2016 is a very festive time to be in Great Britain, it's Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll' s 90th year and with her second official birthday approaching on 11 June, the next few weeks are a particularly good time to do a royal-themed trip to that part of the world.

By Allison Foat 12 May 2016

Low-carb tea and winter special offers
Low-carb tea and winter special offers

A new Afternoon Tea offering is trying to entice a different market to one of Constantia's most classic and elegant hotels, The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town.

By Brian Berkman 12 May 2016

Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point
Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point

Pretty soon after leaving the urban sprawl, the landscape changes dramatically to an almost Karoo-like aridness. It is a masculine and rugged environment...

By Brian Berkman 5 May 2016

Dine on the River of Kings
Dine on the River of Kings

The Chao Phraya River winds its way through Bangkok like an arterial vein. Life in this magical city begins on the river - from the grand Royal Palace complex to the...

By Brian Berkman 4 May 2016

16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016
16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016

Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the annual great wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania is truly nature's greatest spectacle...

By Jarred Manasse 4 May 2016

Janine Lazarus
Karibu Zanzibar!

When the East African paradise of the Spice Islands is the idyllic destination for facilitating a talent management development programme, long days of communications coaching are nothing to complain about...

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 26 Apr 2016

18 reasons why you should go on a Namibia self-drive safari
18 reasons why you should go on a Namibia self-drive safari

Namibia is the ideal self-drive safari escape if you're thinking of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to experience an authentic African safari...

By Jarred Manasse 25 Apr 2016

The rolling hills of Brahman
The rolling hills of Brahman

The bathroom at the Oribi self-catering cottage at Brahman Hills in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is an exhibitionist's dream come true - a shrinking violet's worst nightmare.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Apr 2016

Game reserve getaway
Game reserve getaway

An hour's drive from King Shaka International Airport in Durban is the secluded Tala Collection Private Game Reserve. Boasting up-close-and-personal game spotting of giraffe, rhino, zebra and so much more this reserve is a perfect itinerary stop if exploring the KZN area.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Apr 2016

Bleisure BLISS with a view
Bleisure BLISS with a view

Reminiscent of that famous yellow brick road, there is a big yellow door in Sunset Beach, Cape Town that will lead you to a magical land of bliss...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Apr 2016

Love is in the Air
Love is in the Air

Sometimes the ultimate luxury is simply being alone with your loved one. At Pavilions, Phuket and their sister properties in the Himalayas and Bali their marketing differentiator is...

By Brian Berkman 19 Apr 2016

Don't miss the Red Dot and its über first world city
Don't miss the Red Dot and its über first world city

Known as the Red Dot on account of its tiny global footprint on a world map, Singapore stands as an example of what can be achieved when...

By Brian Berkman 13 Apr 2016

Swing by Singapore for Sling
Swing by Singapore for Sling

There are so many lessons to be learned from Raffles Hotel, Singapore...

By Brian Berkman 11 Apr 2016

The Swiss Adventure Part 2 - Curling and Klosters
The Swiss Adventure Part 2 - Curling and Klosters

Day two in Switzerland dawned clear and sunny with not a cloud in the sky or a whisper of wind; however, it was still cold enough to make you catch your breath when first stepping out of any form of heating.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2016

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