[Brian Berkman] The Emperors Palace complex by hotel group Peermont provides a number of hotels, casino, entertainment centre and a convention centre where I was attending an event.
[Jessica Taylor] It's one thing signing up at your local gym and actually going regularly. I had every good intention when I registered for Adventure Boot Camp, but oh, that dreaded click of the mouse.
[A. Field] If one is going to cheat death and live forever, it might as well be in Tuscany, says luxury traveller A Field.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Grab a copy of Things to do in a Dorp - a highly informative and entertaining guide to 150 favourite local small towns.
[Eugene Yiga] A two-day corporate retreat. In the wilderness. In the middle of winter. Little did I know that what initially sounded a bit unappealing would turn into the perfect break!
[Sindy Peters] Treated with the honeymoon suite at the Alluvia Wine Estate, there was very little to complain about - it's a truly magical setting. Blessed with a sunny day in the middle of winter, we were lured into the "vineyard lifestyle".
[Natalie Swain] Bodytec claims to offer a revolutionary alternative to regular exercise. This may be music to the ears of the gym-weary and the gym-wary alike. Bodytec could be the ideal ally in the fight against packing on winter weight.
[Sindy Peters] Charly's Bakery has been around the proverbial block in Cape Town over the years, finally finding a home in The Fringe. Famous for its cakes and quiche, the TV show opened up the bakery's oven doors to an international audience, but now Charly's has boldly gone where no bakery's gone before - to a trailer park.
[Brian Berkman] Be it the fault of the song One Night in Bangkok or Patpong Road in the big city, talk Thai massage and most people start to snigger into their sleeves making jokes about happy endings.
[Lauren Ratcliffe] Recently I've been thinking about how much I absolutely love, adore, thrive, breathe, eat and sleep the work that I do. And how unbelievably annoying that must be for most people I know.
[Sindy Peters] Did you know the diamond you're rocking on your ring finger started forming billions of years ago? That's right, billions - way before dinosaurs walked upon Earth. The Cape Town Diamond Museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town offers many more interesting facts about one of our most precious stones.
[Will Smith] Time is definitely one of the most valuable things an individual can have. But then again, we do not live with unlimited time, there are only 24-hours a day for us to do what we have to do including sleep, eat, and rest.
[Brian Berkman] Although the Shanti Maurice resort on the east cost of Mauritius has always had holistic health at its epicentre, they continue to be en trend with their announcement of a Health & Fitness Week in June this year.
[Eugene Yiga] The initial reaction to my news was one of disbelief. "Why, of all places on Earth, are you going there?" It's true that most South American tourists stick to the familiar pleasures of Argentina and Brazil. Colombia, notorious for violence and drugs, is hardly considered at all. And what a shame!
[Brian Berkman] I'm not grateful to my Neanderthal forebears. While facial hair might be a hipster requirement, having it sprout from all orifices as it does in my case, is not. I, and those of us who don't want to look like Uriah Heep or some other Dickinsonian character, have to keep facial and, for that matter, body hair, in close check.
[Eugene Yiga] "As long as it's not one of those cruises for people over 60" was the first thing a friend of mine said when I mentioned my holiday plans. Like many people, he believes that cruises are for senior citizens who sail around the world doing aqua aerobics and playing bingo because there's nothing else to do between retirement and death. But four nights on the glorious MSC Sinfonia convinced me that cruises aren't just a slow break for the elderly; they offer plenty of fun for young people too!
[Sindy Peters] They've been open for business for roughly 11 months and this new kid on the block is already 70% booked out until next May! So what's so great about La Grenadine Petit Hotel, a guest house tucked away deep in the heart of Cape Town's CBD?
[Brian Berkman] What started as a butter museum by the wives of local Darling dairy farmers in 1978 has become a quaint and interesting museum that is well worth a visit. Although Charles Henry Darling, then governor of the Cape, gave his name of the town founded on Langfontein (now Ormonde Estate), he never visited it. The area was originally called Groenkloof where farms such as Groote Post were used to graze VOC cattle and harvest salt.
[Eugene Yiga] There's nothing like a good holiday to recharge your batteries. What's not to love about waking up late and spending lazy afternoons sipping sundowners on the beach? Alas, that fantasy will have to wait. Instead, I got nine days of trekking through temples, sailing down the Nile, and discovering the magic of Egypt.
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