Brian Berkman
Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features

Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features[Brian Berkman] The five-star graded Schulphoek House, just three kilometres outside of Hermanus' CBD, has benefitted from a major 2017 upgrade which includes wonderful pieces of South African art and modern furniture.

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Ruth Cooper
Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails

Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails[Ruth Cooper] I've experienced my fair share of diverse game reserves and game drives over the years, however a recent stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve on South Africa's Garden Route, just four hours out of Cape Town, offered the most unique game viewing experience yet; upon two wheels and through the handle bars of a mountain bike.

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Jessica Tennant
Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge

Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge[Jessica Tennant] Legend has it that Harry Mallard built a magical place for his Emily, and the love they share is said to touch all who visit Emily Moon River Lodge today...

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Ilse van den Berg
The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting

The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting[Ilse van den Berg] Five hours on the N7 in a van is unnerving even to the most easy-going traveller. Even so, the scenery is pleasant on the eyes and good for the heart. Philadelphia, Malmesbury, Morreesburg, Piketberg for a quick pitstop to stretch legs, and off we were again...

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Cari Coetzee
At home at the Capital Mirage

At home at the Capital Mirage[Cari Coetzee] For years the Capital Group has been setting the standard in the luxury extended stay market. Meant to feel like home, this is indeed what you get from check-in to check-out at the Capital Mirage in Cape Town...

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Mareike Pietzsch
Talking trees and mating leopards: Go on a nature escape in the Sabi Sands

Talking trees and mating leopards: Go on a nature escape in the Sabi Sands[Mareike Pietzsch] Mareike Pietzsch experiences an outdoor breakfast and many game sightings at the Sabi Sands Reserve in South Africa.

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite

Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite[Lauren Hartzenberg] De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, has remained a firm fixture on many a South African travel itinerary. And it's more than worthy of bragging rights...

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Brian Berkman
Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier

Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier[Brian Berkman] Although easily accessed via Baden Powel Drive off the N2, the Spier Estate feels like a world away.

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Ruth Cooper
Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do[Ruth Cooper] The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...

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Ilse van den Berg
Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius

Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius[Ilse van den Berg] Mauritius is not what I had expected. As our bus travelled from Mahebourg to Port Louis, the lush greens and palm trees reminded me of Port Shepstone...

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Ruth Cooper
Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town[Ruth Cooper] Cape Town is not only a bucket list destination for its good looks, world-renowned wine and food, and bustling creativity; the city also offers a bevvy of exciting and unusual adventure activities along its many coastlines and mountain passes.

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Brittany Hawkins
Five of the best safaris in and around Cape Town

Five of the best safaris in and around Cape Town[Brittany Hawkins] While most visitors will travel further afield for the iconic wildlife safari experience, what many don't know is that you don't need to go far from Cape Town to tick this incredible experience off your bucket list.

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Ruth Cooper
Five reasons to visit Walkersons Hotel & Spa in Dullstroom

Five reasons to visit Walkersons Hotel & Spa in Dullstroom[Ruth Cooper] The Walkersons Hotel & Spa, just 10km outside of Dullstroom, is a secluded estate situated on a beautiful nature reserve and nestled between rolling hills. A perfect location for some serious R&R.

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Angie White
Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa[Angie White] The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa has long been revered as one of the most beautiful venues in Cape Town, aptly situated along the rocky Twelve Apostle-lined Atlantic coastline, and not lacking a dozen reasons to fall in love with everything about it...

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Ilse van den Berg
Tackling Tulbagh with tents and kids is child's play

Tackling Tulbagh with tents and kids is child's play[Ilse van den Berg] About 30 minutes out of Cape Town en route to Tulbagh, I look in the rearview mirror and see my sister's face, happily stuck between my two nephews on either side of her. But, we all know these moments don't last very long...

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Brian Berkman
AtholPlace is sensually stylish

AtholPlace is sensually stylish[Brian Berkman] When your chef has 'live to cook' tattooed down his forearm, the expectation of something delicious to eat is already set. Add to that reports that he worked in starred restaurants in Europe and at Ellerman House in Cape Town, Omar Koenen - the recently appointed head chef at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Johannesburg - has a pretty high bar to clear.

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Brian Berkman
Wild luxury at Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Wild luxury at Madikwe Private Game Reserve[Brian Berkman] Dead Leadwood trees stretch from the ground as an arthritic wrist might claw for the sky. These sculptural forms give the 75,000 ha Madikwe Private Game Reserve a haunting quality, particularly during the dry months.

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Brian Berkman
Relaxed vacationing in Plett

Relaxed vacationing in Plett[Brian Berkman] Aside from being green year-round, the Garden Route delivers a milder climate any time of the year and Plettenberg Bay or just Plett as locals know it has some of the best swimming beaches around.

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Kim Lawrence
An opulent view of the Radisson Blu

An opulent view of the Radisson Blu[Kim Lawrence] The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is situated in the heart of Johannesburg city's upscale business district - a prime location which is only minutes away from attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City shopping centre and many restaurants.

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Brian Berkman
Aye-Aye captain for ship-shape stay in Hout Bay

Aye-Aye captain for ship-shape stay in Hout Bay[Brian Berkman] With the Sentinel looming large over the bay that is caressed by Chapman's Peak scenic drive, Hout Bay may be unique in its combination of curvaceous beach, working harbour and fish factories, exclusive enclaves and costly homes as well as a large informally housed community.

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