[Janine Lazarus] 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...
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Ruth Cooper] 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
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Sarah Britten] Travel is good for creativity, it forces you to look at the world with fresh eyes - and few countries are as both as strange and familiar as Japan.
[Eugene Yiga] Given that it's located at the V&A Waterfront, perhaps it's not surprising that the PortsWood, one of two dozen Legacy Group hotels across Africa, has a nautical theme.
[Marcus Brewster] If, like me, you've never heard of Pietrasanta, a small village 4km inland from the resorts of the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's west coast...
[Ilse van den Berg] As most people probably should know, our beloved Mother City was rated number one on the prestigious New York Times' 52 Places to go in 2014 list. She just somehow never disappoints. This of course has resulted in many, many new and returning travellers wanting to explore and soak up everything Cape Town has to offer.
[Marcus Brewster] Going to the seaside in Italy can be a curious experience and none more so than at the Tuscan Riviera resort of Forte Dei Marmi, the beach that time forgot.
[Jessica Taylor] In the historically inspired restoration of one of the Cape Winelands' oldest estates, owners Koos Bekker and wife Karen Roos, with the help of their dedicated staff, have created a new kind of country getaway.
[Ruth Cooper] It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.
[Brian Berkman] The Grace Hotel, Rosebank, the high bar for bespoke luxury and personalised service in Johannesburg, that shut its doors earlier this year, has successfully been acquired by Southern Sun Hotels.
[Ilse van den Berg] Mandela Rhodes Place, part of the Three Cities hotel group, is situated opposite the St George's Cathedral in the energetic heart of the Mother City. Not the average 'hotel feel', Mandela Rhodes Place was born out of the restoration and integration of four historic buildings around a contemporary tower block.
[Ilse van den Berg] A mere 400m from the airport I potentially found the solution to make those early flights just a little bit better... Hotel Verde, dubbed "Africa's Greenest Hotel" - and rightly so.
[Ruth Cooper] Imagine soft green mounds, rolling hills, wispy clouds, the gentle caress of the sun on your cheek, the sound of chirping birds and the nee-yow of golf carts in the distance. Imagine this and you might have a pretty good idea of what it might be like to stand overlooking the lush green grounds of Fancourt, the premier leisure resort on the Garden Route on a still-and-sunny winter's day morning.