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#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape
Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape

Established in 1682, Steenberg is the Cape's oldest farm. Fast-forward to the present day, and it's still going strong thanks to its luxurious offering for locals and tourists alike.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Oct 2017

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Seven things to know before visiting Pakistan

From its food to its hospitality to its wide variety of cultures, Pakistan is a great choice if you're looking for a unique travel experience...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Sep 2017

La Petite Ferme's new chef impresses
La Petite Ferme's new chef impresses

With the recent appointment of executive chef Sidwell Yarrow, La Petite Ferme is raising its head above the culinary parapets of Franschhoek, long feted as SA's gourmet capital.

By Brian Berkman 18 Aug 2017

Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62
Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62

A road trip along South Africa's picturesque Route 62, which meanders from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, is a travel adventure that uniquely captures the welcoming, quaint and quirky sides of the Western and Eastern Cape.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2017

In good company with Franschhoek's Grand Provence
In good company with Franschhoek's Grand Provence

Stay in understated luxury at one of Franschhoek's most historic wine estates, Grande Provence, at local-is-lekker off-season rates that are hard to beat for value for money.

By Brian Berkman 15 Aug 2017

Three amazing lion pride camps in South Africa
Three amazing lion pride camps in South Africa

You don't need a month's long training about how to survive in the wild in order to watch lions in their natural habitat, because there are amazing camps close to lion prides in South Africa. Let's look at some of the camps that offer this unparalleled experience.

By Zintle Tsholoba 8 Aug 2017

Protea Hotel by Marriott is epicentre of Umhlanga food scene
Protea Hotel by Marriott is epicentre of Umhlanga food scene

Durban has always boasted a wide selection of accommodation options along its seaside, but the Protea Hotel by Marriot in Umhlanga is fast becoming the epicentre of the food and drink scene.

By Brian Berkman 7 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation
#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation

This coming November Samara Luxury Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo celebrates its 20th anniversary. We got in touch owner Sarah Tompkins to get the behind the scenes info on this unique reserve as well as their conservation efforts and upcoming developments.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jul 2017

Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway
Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway

Like many other millennials, I live in a small flat in the city where space comes at serious premiums and peace and quiet often needs to be found at yoga studios - because of this, I always jump at the chance to head out of town and play country-house-living.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2017

Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter
Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Tintswalo Atlantic was almost destroyed in a Cape Town wildfire. If you visit the five-star boutique lodge today, you'll find a place that's risen from the ashes and resumed its position as one of the top spots for a luxury escape.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jul 2017

Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve
Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve

There's nothing like fresh, salty sea air to brush the cobwebs from your mind and put a spring in your step. The De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region is a place that does just that.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jun 2017

A 'Winelands' getaway, away from the Winelands
A 'Winelands' getaway, away from the Winelands

As ex-Capetonians who would drive 40 minutes to Stellenbosch for breakfast on a rainy day, my husband and I are always looking for the positives to prove that ‘Joburg' isn't as bad as non-Joburgers make it out to be, and Kievits Kroon is one of them...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2017

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport is the perfect choice for travellers visiting Johannesburg for a quick stop...

By Eugene Yiga 19 May 2017

Wild and romantic Samara
Wild and romantic Samara

Breathtakingly dramatic, wild and untamed and impossibly romantic Samara Luxury Private Game Lodge is an ideal spot for uncluttered and secluded wild life spotting and leisurely unwinding.

By Ruth Cooper 16 May 2017

Head Lakeside when travelling the Garden Route
Head Lakeside when travelling the Garden Route

If you find yourself travelling the ever-popular Garden Route, make sure to add Lakeside Lodge and Spa in Sedgefield to your list of places to visit. This peaceful 5-star lodge is a perfect resting spot between Cape Town and Plett or Jeffrey's Bay.

By Ruth Cooper 10 May 2017

Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style
Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style

In 2012 a North West farmer decides it's time for a life change and asks his children what they should do. “They both said Cape Town,” explains Hendrik Bloem...

By Brian Berkman 26 Apr 2017

MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD
MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia...

By Angie White 24 Apr 2017

Top three private safari destinations in South Africa
Top three private safari destinations in South Africa

With its magnificent natural landscapes, diverse and unique wildlife and unforgettable scenic beauty, South Africa prides itself as a premiere African safari destination.

By Jarred Manasse 21 Apr 2017

Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio
Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio

I recently spent a night at new Kloofnek gem, the uber-cool Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa, and was lucky enough to experience some of the signature treatments at the hotel's Luxe Laser Studio.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Apr 2017

Five of the best hiking trails in Mpumalanga
Five of the best hiking trails in Mpumalanga

In Mpumalanga, adventure calls. What a better way to satisfy your adventure-craving side, than taking an unforgettable hike, and experiencing a closeness to nature only present in the wild lands of Mpumalanga.

By Jarred Manasse 12 Apr 2017

Cloud 9 - a trendy traveller's paradise
Cloud 9 - a trendy traveller's paradise

Impossibly hip in décor and location, the Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa is ideal for young trendy travellers.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2017

Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape
Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape

The Western Cape is one of the most exciting places to visit in South Africa, while many towns in this province are unique and beautiful

By Jarred Manasse 7 Apr 2017

#Shotleft: an experience of the Bacchian kind at Tokara
#Shotleft: an experience of the Bacchian kind at Tokara

Boasting magnificent views over vineyards and olive trees, award-winning wines, and delicious food, Tokara will enchant you stay a little longer than anticipated...

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2017

How to add far-flung destinations to your bucket list, without roughing it
How to add far-flung destinations to your bucket list, without roughing it

Bucket lists are notoriously fickle things. Just when you think you've got it sorted something else comes along that bumps everything else off...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

#Shotleft: Admire Cape Town from above
#Shotleft: Admire Cape Town from above

Cape Town is a pretty spectacular-looking city (truth, no bias) - on a scale of super model hotness, it's winning all the beauty pageants in my eyes. I got to experience a new side of the Mother City's good looks last week and have to say this might be the best angle yet.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Apr 2017

#Shotleft: Taking in Cape Town on two wheels
#Shotleft: Taking in Cape Town on two wheels

As a born and bred Capetonian, even I'd be silly to believe that I know the best this city has to offer. I don't, and I probably never will...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Mar 2017

Unique accommodation with Knysna hotel The Turbine
Unique accommodation with Knysna hotel The Turbine

Once a power station now a five-star boutique hotel, The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa in Knysna is unique and quirky accommodation at its finest.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Mar 2017

Five ways to explore Knysna
Five ways to explore Knysna

From the famous Knysna Forest Marathon to the Rotary Knysna SPLASH, the picturesque town of Knysna along the popular Garden Route offers many opportunities to don your #activewear. Here are five active ways to explore Knysna...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Mar 2017

Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Mar 2017

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