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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 1 day ago

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

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

[BizTrends 2016] Five top trends in tourism
[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

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