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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

The Swiss adventure part 1 - A day in Davos
The Swiss adventure part 1 - A day in Davos

The crack of virgin snow, your boots the first to break the pure. Inhale the air so fresh and damp; fill your lungs and exhale a puff of icy smoke. It's all so still, so silent, the crunch crunch of footsteps the only sound.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2016

Grab your smartphone - anyone can contribute to Google's Mzansi Experience
Grab your smartphone - anyone can contribute to Google's Mzansi Experience

If you are one of the 23 million smartphone users in South Africa, there's a good chance that you can contribute to Google's Mzansi experience...

By Jarred Manasse 15 Mar 2016

Photo by Cari van Wyk
Santé a la Tuscan lux

After you turn into the gates of La Bella Vita Wine Estate you are soon to be greeted by the tiled roofs of Santé Hotel & Spa. This is probably the closest you'll get to Tuscany in this country...

By Cari Van Wyk 22 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: The R1bn rebirth of Sun City
#DesignMonth: The R1bn rebirth of Sun City

Sun City's been around since 1979, and in order to stay relevant, it's had to innovate and reimagine its offering over the years...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2016

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[BizTrends 2016] Five top trends in tourism

As is the case with so many industries, digital technology will be a major influencer in the tourism sector. These are some of the continuing and emerging trends in 2016...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

Reboot at Akasha Mountain Retreat
Reboot at Akasha Mountain Retreat

In this digital day and age where a beautiful sunset or a lush forest view is more often than not viewed through a tiny screen - a captured, insta'ed and retweeted version of something magical, it is wonderfully refreshing to forget that the internet ever existed and experience and appreciate something real and IRL

By Ruth Cooper 15 Dec 2015

Fancourt Manor House takes bespoke travel to the ultimate level
Fancourt Manor House takes bespoke travel to the ultimate level

Some of the hospitality lessons from luxury Asian hotels have happily filtered down to South Africa...

By Brian Berkman 1 Dec 2015

Is this Knysna hotel in a converted power station one of a kind?
Is this Knysna hotel in a converted power station one of a kind?

The Thesens founded a turbine-driven power station fuelled by their timber off cuts. The power station site is now the fabulous Turbine Hotel and Spa...

By Brian Berkman 27 Nov 2015

[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello
[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello

Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa Films creative director and partner, is celebrating, along with executive producer and managing partner, Peter Gird, the success of the company's Ultimate Braai Master series...

By Louise Marsland 26 Nov 2015

The Drostdy Hotel makes Graaff-Reinet a luxury destination
The Drostdy Hotel makes Graaff-Reinet a luxury destination

Graaff-Reinet has all the historic and architectural charm of Stellenbosch...

By Brian Berkman 17 Nov 2015

Towers above
Towers above

It is not often that one finds fine-dining restaurants situated in hotels; sure hotel food is usually fairly fancy and of a good quality, but not usually that of the art-on-a plate variety.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Nov 2015

Authentic Indian at Bukhara
Authentic Indian at Bukhara

Tucked away up Church Street, just behind Green Market Square and above a Clicks one finds the authentically Indian restaurant Bukhara.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2015

Deluxe adult treehouse hideaway for the discerning
Deluxe adult treehouse hideaway for the discerning

It's easy to believe in fairies and tree people that move about the forest at night dragging their gnarled roots through the sand...

By Brian Berkman 9 Nov 2015

That's so Rad-isson
That's so Rad-isson

The Royal Suite at Raddisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point is palatial (108m² to be exact). Situated on the eighth floor, this suite boasts two balconies, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room area and even a James Bond-like private boardroom.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2015

[Earth Focus] Walk on the wild side: thoughts around a campfire
[Earth Focus] Walk on the wild side: thoughts around a campfire

Life on our over-populated planet is undergoing such stress, that we risk increasing disconnection from the natural world on which our survival ultimately depends...

By Roger Metcalfe 5 Oct 2015

There's more to 'sea' than whales in Hermanus
There's more to 'sea' than whales in Hermanus

The seaside village of Hermanus will be celebrating the 24th Annual Hermanus Whale Festival from 2-4 October 2015, but there's much more to see...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Sep 2015

Royal treatment at the Queen Victoria Hotel
Royal treatment at the Queen Victoria Hotel

When I got invited to a lavish weekend stay at the boutique five-star Queen Victoria Hotel in Cape Town I answered with an emphatic "yes"...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2015

Old school class at Winchester Mansions
Old school class at Winchester Mansions

Stepping foot into the Sea Point boutique hotel the Winchester Mansions really feels as if one is stepping back in time. The retro 70s' décor of the rooms will have you wishing you wore a sparkly flared jumpsuit, so as to fit in all the better.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Sep 2015

Country charm at Cascade
Country charm at Cascade

Along a dirt road a couple of kilometres outside of Paarl, and against a backdrop of the lush Klein Drakenstein Mountains and a gushing waterfall, you will find the charming four-star boutique hotel, Cascade Country Manor.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Aug 2015

Presidential even without our national flower
Presidential even without our national flower

Bantry Bay's Alexander Street has been a go-to address for luxury travellers since the Queen's Hotel opened in the 1800s. Years later, in the early 1970's, I think, it became The President Hotel.

By Brian Berkman 4 Aug 2015

The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas
The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas

Even before Julia Roberts entered Hugh Grant's blue door in the movie Notting Hill, W11, or Notting Hill Gate, London in the Royal Borough of Chelsea, was a place to visit...

By Brian Berkman 15 Jul 2015

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