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3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape
3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape

Appealing to a range of budgets and within several hours' drive of Cape Town, you can either sleep in a stationary train or a gypsy wagon or catch your dreams in a tepee or regenerate in a pod...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations
#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations

It doesn't matter your age; we all love a good travel adventure. This #YouthMonth, we seek out incredible experiences to have in Africa that are perfect not only for Generation Z and millennials but all ages...

By Jenna Berndt 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The Westin Cape Town's City Art Run wends its way through The Waterfront
Wellness, The Westin way

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes discipline and commitment in the best of circumstances. Trying to do so while travelling for business or pleasure is even more of a challenge...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

5 reasons why a trip through Africa on the romantic Rovos Rail should be on your bucket list
5 reasons why a trip through Africa on the romantic Rovos Rail should be on your bucket list

There is something impossibly romantic about travelling by luxury 'steam' train across the country. The gentle rocking motion, the rhythmic click-clacking of the tracks and flash of diverse scenery seen through open windows from the comfort of your private cabin...

By Ruth Cooper 30 May 2019

AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: 10 ultimate travel experiences in Africa
#AfricaMonth: 10 ultimate travel experiences in Africa

Wildlife, incredible landscapes, exciting road trips, centuries-old tribes and glorious beaches are just a few great travel experiences that make Africa one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus
4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus

Hermanus is a such great getaway town. Just a two-hour drive from Cape Town, this small seaside village is known for its beautiful scenery, art scene, great seafood and, of course, excellent whale sightings in season.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek
Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek

Think Franschhoek. Think wine and food. Right? After all this dorpie at the foot of Africa is true to its Gallic heritage of joie de vivre. But what if you're looking for other, a tad less indulgent, options?

By Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart
First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart

Flying direct from Cape Town to Mauritius is one of my favourite things in the world. The faster I get there, the better...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns
4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns

Award-winning Johannesburg luxury boutique hotel and spa Fairlawns has many reasons to persuade you to visit, here are my top four...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches
Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches

As of 1 November 2018, Jock Safari has made some significant changes to the two sections of their lodge; the main camp area and the family-friendly Fitzpatrick Lodge..

By Ruth Cooper 4 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti
How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti

Every year, millions of wildebeest and plains game journey in a circular route from the north of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the south of Kenya's Masai Mara...

By Zintle Tsholoba 20 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon
Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon

As we drove up the long, tree-lined driveway into Lanzerac Wine Estate I knew that the next 24 hours were going to be special.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Here's to entering the West Coast way of living
Here's to entering the West Coast way of living

I recently got to experience the blooming Spring season on a road trip to the West Coast, which is just about an hour and a half's from Cape Town; and although the flower season is nearing its end, it sure does make for an amazing sight...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm
Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Drinking a glass of bubbly is not what I particularly felt like when I arrived at Benguela Cove on a cold and rainy winter's morning...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Book into a farm cottage for a getaway that brings you nearer to nature
Book into a farm cottage for a getaway that brings you nearer to nature

Agritourism or farm stays is a growing hospitality sector and the reasons why are clear: better bang for the buck and an opportunity to be nearer to nature...

By Brian Berkman 6 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation
Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation

If it is relaxation you are after - and who isn't - then a cruise vacation is very hard to beat. Unpack just once and be transported from one glam stop to the next...

By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga
Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga

The Fine Collection, a sales and marketing company that represents hotels and lodges in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia, recently partnered with Chloe Yoga...

By Brian Berkman 30 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy
Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy

It's no small wonder why people head to the mountains to recharge. The clean air and refreshing sense of space are like natural remedies for a mind bogged down with city smog and strife...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Jul 2018

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
How to find the best cruise deals during holiday seasons

Finding a great deal for a cruise can be the difference between a relaxing and exciting holiday trip and one that is just as humdrum as all the others...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue
A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue

Where to stay in the Sandton area really depends on why you are there. While Sandton is an ever-changing landscape with buildings and road works falling and rising like a yo-yo, that it remains the money hub is a constant.

By Brian Berkman 21 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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.

By Brian Berkman 18 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge
Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge

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...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting
The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting

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...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

At home at the Capital Mirage
At home at the Capital Mirage

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...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

Although easily accessed via Baden Powel Drive off the N2, the Spier Estate feels like a world away.

By Brian Berkman 24 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius
Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius

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...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town
Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

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.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018

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