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Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in South Africa

Picture the scene: you’re decked out in opulent surroundings, your dining table overwhelmed with heaps of finger sandwiches, freshly brewed tea and homemade scones. Sound good? Great, because we’ve found the perfect place for you to enjoy an unforgettable afternoon tea. The Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town has gained worldwide recognition over the years […]

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Top South Africa Luxury Lodges

Every year people flock to South Africa for an unforgettable safari experience, in the hopes that they’ll spot some of the world’s rarest and most incredible wildlife. However, if you are plagued with visions of sleeping rough in the bushveld then banish them now, for South Africa is home to a plethora of luxurious game […]

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Wildebeest Eco Camp – A Piece of Paradise

As some of you might know, I recently landed in Nairobi and I’m currently staying at the Wildebeest Eco Camp, conveniently located in the beautiful Langata area. For those of you who’re thinking of choosing this venue for their next holidays to Kenya, here’s an overview of what the Wildebeest Eco Camp is all about… […]

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Honeymooning in the Seychelles

After the most romantic month of the year, many travelers will no doubt be planning their weddings and honeymoons. The Seychelles is the perfect idyllic setting for a magical honeymoon with deserted pristine beaches, warm turquoise waters and luxurious accommodation. This exotic paradise is made up of seven islands which have welcomed visitors since the […]

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Lake Malawi Splendour: Kande Beach

Lake Malawi is a paradise for swimmers, divers and  water sports enthusiasts. Kande Beach, in particular, is a local favorite for campers and overlanders. You’ll be enthralled by the warm atmosphere and vibrant night life this wonderful resort has to offer. Here’s a sneak peak of my recent stay there. Enjoy! Lake Malawi in Numbers […]

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Kalahari Dreaming at Tswalu

The Korannaberg are pretty impressive, as mountains go. And flying over them on the approach to a much anticipated exploration of the southern-most reaches of the Kalahari is quite simply breathtaking. As much as the landing on the tarred strip at Tswalu Kalahari reserve is welcome. The 90-minute flight from OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg […]

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Perfect Honeymoon Camps

Africa is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon. There is a great choice of accommodation options to choose from, here are a few of to consider: 1. Tongabezi Lodge. Tongabezi Lodge is an exclusive and romantic hideaway that is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River – just a few miles upstream from […]

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Luxury and a view, to boot!

Sediba – a Place of Smiles

Caroline Phaho’s smile is infectious. “Welcome to Sediba Lodge!” she beams as she opens the Land Rover’s door. I smile back in thanks, grateful for the fragrant, cooling face-cloth offered on a silver platter. It helped to wipe away the dust from the 25-minute drive from the Western Gate of the Welgevonden Game Reserve. Smiles […]

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The Best Safari Camp Ever… (in my opinion!)

I know, it’s a sweeping statement. The “Best Place Ever” has been overused, overdone and is, frankly, over the hill. But nonetheless I am always asked what my favourite destination is – what’s “best” in my humble opinion. It’s such a stupid question, really because what I love may not be what you love. But, […]

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Singita – Simply the Best

For many safari-goers “luxury” is a dirty word. But as much as I love quiet, inconspicuous “comfortable” bush-camps, there is something to be said for going to the top of the market and getting thoroughly pampered in the process…. Which is why, when I feel the need for the finer things in life and a […]

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Spier's water treatment plant recycles all of the estate's water using aerobic and reed-bed methodology.

Going Green in the Heart of the Cape

There’s something marvelously European about quaffing fine wine on a sun-drenched terrace admiring views of towering mountain peaks and distant vineyards. Indeed, if I were to half close my eyes I could easily be in the Loire Valley, but the truth is perhaps somewhat stranger than that fiction, because I am very much in Africa […]

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