Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
All the rustic charm of Stanford's Blue Gum Country Estate

All the rustic charm of Stanford's Blue Gum Country Estate[Leigh Andrews] Over two hours from Cape Town, you'll travel a gravel road that takes you past a daily gathering of guinea fowl, AKA nature's alarm clock, and soon find yourself at Stanford's Blue Gum Country Estate...

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Ruth Cooper
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[Ruth Cooper] 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...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel[Leigh Andrews] Stepping out of the rain into the warm, woodsy smell, the first thing you see on arriving at the charming fa├žade of the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a plethora of glowing plaques announcing their five-star status and Trip Advisor accolades...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus

4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus[Ruth Cooper] 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.

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek

Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek[Nicci Botha] 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?

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Sampling the six-star dining aboard Crystal Serenity's Waterside restaurant

The Crystal Serenity at Mo'orea Beach, French Polynesia.
The Crystal Serenity at Mo'orea Beach, French Polynesia.
[Leigh Andrews] On the night of 12 March 2019, we had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine aboard the Waterside restaurant while the Luxury Collection's Crystal Serenity was docked at the Cruises Terminal of the V&A Waterfront. Here's a taste of the experience...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Debbie Hathway
SOUTH AFRICA
First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart

First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart[Debbie Hathway] Flying direct from Cape Town to Mauritius is one of my favourite things in the world. The faster I get there, the better...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns

4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns[Ruth Cooper] Award-winning Johannesburg luxury boutique hotel and spa Fairlawns has many reasons to persuade you to visit, here are my top four...

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Ruth Cooper
SOUTH AFRICA
Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches

Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches[Ruth Cooper] 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..

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Zintle Tsholoba
SOUTH AFRICA
How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti

How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti[Zintle Tsholoba] 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...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
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[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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.

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
Here's to entering the West Coast way of living

Here's to entering the West Coast way of living[Robin Fredericks] 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...

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Ilse van den Berg
SOUTH AFRICA
Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm[Ilse van den Berg] 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...

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Brian Berkman
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[Brian Berkman] 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...

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Brian Berkman
SOUTH AFRICA
Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation

Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation[Brian Berkman] 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...

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Brian Berkman
SOUTH AFRICA
Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga

Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga[Brian Berkman] 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...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Lauren Hartzenberg
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[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Brian Berkman
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[Brian Berkman] 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.

Posted 12 months ago | Like
Brian Berkman
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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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