5 July 2018

The legend of Chem Chem

Tanzania’s Chem Chem private concession stretches across 50,000 acres of pristine wilderness connecting the immense savannahs of Tarangire National Park and the bird-rich waters of Lake Manyar...

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28 June 2018

New kid on the block

I like to consider myself a part of the Morukuru family, having worked with them so closely over the years. No words can describe how thrilled I am with the opening of their latest addition, Mo...

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22 June 2018

Island escapes - our top picks!

When most people think of sunny beach holidays, their minds jump to the Caribbean or Mediterranean. There are, however, a fair share of island getaways in Africa where you can get that quintessential white sandy beach and palm tree photograph. The continent is home to some of the best beaches and island breaks in the world. Each of these African island getaways have warm oceans, deep h...

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  • 8 June 2018

    The great reveal - Lions Sands River Lodge reopens!

    I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to hop on a plane for the reveal of the evolved Lion Sands River Lodge last weekend hosted by the More family – I knew it was going to be something beyond extraordinary. Beautifully situated in the southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kru...

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  • 24 May 2018

    The haunting beauty of Namibia's Hoanib

    The idea of a trip through Namibia often conjures images of rusty red tinted sand dunes stretching for miles, the shipwreck strewn Skeleton Coast, the seemingly empty and desolate Damaraland or the oasis that is the Etosha.  It’s a country of contrasts, big skies and dramatic s...

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  • 17 May 2018

    Celebrating Franschhoek

    Winter in the Cape Winelands can be an amazing time of the year. The good days are filled with crisp and clear blue skies, soft sunlight, not a breath of wind and at times touches of snow capping the mountain ranges in the background. While it’s probably a bit too chilly to laze along the...

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  • 26 April 2018

    Spotlight On South Africa - 48 hours in Johannesburg

    Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.  ‘The City of Gold’ is South Africa’s largest city, and traces its roots to g...

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  • 20 April 2018

    Under African skies

    Sleeping beneath a sky decorated with stars is indeed many travelers' idea of the perfect way to spend a night in Africa. Experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the surrounding bush is an essential part of any safari experience, and the deep-seated desire to reconnect with oneself and ...

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  • 8 March 2018

    The wonderful world of Lake Kariba

    Early Friday morning I was packed and ready to board my flight from Cape Town to Harare via Johannesburg. By the afternoon, after connecting with a charter flight to the Bumi Hills private airstrip, I’d met the friends I was travelling with en route and we were welcomed by the team of staff w...

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  • 1 March 2018

    A treasure trove of opulence - a night at The Silo hotel

    Last week Friday, Pieter and I decided to escape for a night out, a ‘babymoon’ if you will. Keeping it fresh and local, we packed our bags and travelled all 20 minutes to The Silo hotel. If you haven’t yet heard the name, it’s an iconic building, rich in local history, located at the V&A ...

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  • 14 February 2018

    Country living, modern styling & classical charm

    We took the opportunity just last week to stretch our legs and escape Cape Town city life – and the path that followed led us to La Cle Country Lodge. Recently opened, the lodge is located on a working wine farm a stone’s throw from the heart of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, South Africa...

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  • 12 September 2017

    Escape to your own private island

    Travel to Tanzania is synonymous with the dreams of the Serengeti National Park, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and adventuring the Ngorongoro Crater. Not many are aware, though, of Thanda Island - a private island home to a five-bedroom villa on a 20-acre isle in the warm Indian Ocea...

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  • 27 June 2017

    Three thrilling days in the Okavango

    I recently set off on a whirlwind escape to Botswana's Okavango Delta. By whirlwind I mean three carefully calibrated days of authentic and high-luxe safari; which with direct SA Airlink flights from Cape Town to Maun is easy enough. One of my most favoured safari escapes on the African...

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  • 23 April 2017

    Kruger’s Renewed Ivory Lodge ~ More Than Just Luxury

    With a footprint in both the Sabi Sand Reserve and the Kruger National Park, Lion Sands Game Reserve has not only garnered an assemblage of global awards, but it bridges the divide between man and beast. Their flagship - Ivory Lodge- recently revamped at the behest of the More Family is an ex...

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  • 15 February 2017

    KWANDWE MAGIC ON A WHIM

    In the midst of the New Year madness, I had the opportunity to travel to Kwandwe in early January for a mid-week break. It took me a milli second to say yes, and several hours of questioning whether I should be abandoning the high season madness. I still went, and I’m more than glad I did. E...

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  • 3 November 2016

    SAFARI ROMANCE AT IVORY LODGE

    In the spirit of special offers we take a sneak peak at the new look Lion Sands Ivory Lodge located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, South Africa.  We think it's perfect for a romantic safari. Here’s how and why: Each villa is furnished with a...

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  • 22 September 2016

    THE MAGIC CARPET - BLOOMING WONDERFUL

    Spring flowers of the Cape West Coast, Cederberg and Namaqualand in the Northern Cape, have a worldwide reputation. Regions that, for 80% of the year could be described as arid and desert-like, are miraculously transformed into a carpet of colours crammed with flowers as far as the eye can se...

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  • 29 August 2016

    FLIRTING WITH FRANSCHHOEK

    We live in Cape Town, we love wine and Franschhoek is full of places we adore. So we decided to escape there for a night, because we can! For those who share the same sentiments, or are seeking a head start on exploring this vastly admired ‘French quarter’, our narrative i...

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  • 24 August 2016

    MADIKWE MAGIC

    I returned to the rugged landscapes of the Madikwe Game Reserve bordering Botswana, with a short, but very sweet two-night stay at Jamala in July!  Our one hour flight from Johannesburg ...

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  • 17 August 2016

    The Silo: Cape Town’s take on The Tate Modern/ Eiffel Tower

    Liz Biden, South Africa’s ‘Hotel Honey’ is doing it again! She’s busy building the soon-to-be six-storey Silo Hotel on top of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in The Mother City! Overlooking Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the site took The Bidens fifteen years to find! The ma...

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  • 10 August 2016

    Delaire Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend!

    Diamonds, wine, art, fine dining and spa treatments are my best friends! And I got to spend time with all five of them this weekend at the jewel of the Cape Winelands.  As Cape Town’s wayfaring connoisseurs of discerning travel, we arrived promptly on Sunday afternoon for an overni...

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  • 28 May 2016

    LOVE AFFAIR IN THE ARCHIPELAGO

    In May this year a group of girls, unofficially known as Cape Town’s Luxury African Travel Guru’s, and I humbly include myself, left the city distractions to a place where we thought we’d died and gone to heaven for four nights! Specifically, in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago. A ...

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  • 20 March 2016

    OUR TABLE UNDER THE TREES

    In March of this year I headed off on a special trip to Machaba Camp in the beating heart of Africa with three of my favourites, my boyfriend Pieter, who coincidently is also in the travel game and of course my beloved folks. Machaba, set in the north eastern Okavango, is the local Setswana ...

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  • 15 October 2015

    IMPECCABLE MANNAS

    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz. Nor does a trip to Manna Bay! Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of The World, this beauty of a boutique hotel is the perfect romantic getaway! You’d expect nothing l...

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