Kwandwe Private Game Reserve offers an excellent Big Five experience in the malaria free region of the Eastern Cape
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Samara Private Game Reserve is home to a variety of wildlife and is an excellent choice for a family safari in the Eastern Cape
Children on safari need not cause you any (more) grey hairs! Safaris are an excellent way for children to learn more about the natural world around them.
Africa, Children, Eastern Cape, Families, Family, Garden Route, Multi-generational travel, Return guests, Romantic, Safari, useful information
on 6 November 2017
Great hotels and wonderful activities all lend themselves to making South Africa a great family travel destination.
Dinner at La Colombe was a wonderful dining experience that speaks to more than just out sense of taste.
Our visit to The Test Kitchen was amazing and I highly recommend it for any foodie visiting Cape Town.
Cape Town, Children, Eastern Cape, Families, Family, Garden Route, Multi-generational travel, Return guests, Safari, useful information, Winelands
on 20 September 2017
Winter in South Africa varies depending on the province you’re traveling to. Let’s look at the main tourist hotspots and their typical winter weather.
Here are a few ideas of our favourite lodges in which you can have the best family safari in South Africa!
From lion to leopard, ant to ardvard and hyena to hippopotamus when it comes to selecting the best African honeymoon safari you’re spoilt for choice.
Best months to visit the Victoria Falls and to swim in Devils Pool.
NEWS FLASH! Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Botswana now included in our destination offerings!
The Sheraton brand will make its debut in Mauritius in 2017
From moonlit baths to gorgeous views, here are some fresh ideas for honeymoons
South Africa has it all, from vibrant cities and sexy beaches to untamed wilderness and rural beauty. Here's why we think you should honeymoon in SA!
Cape Town, Children, climate, Families, Garden Route, Honeymoon, kruger national park, KwaZulu Natal, Return guests, Safari, useful information, weather, Winelands
on 25 July 2017
The list of the Top 10 South African restaurants for 2016
White sandy beaches, picture perfect sunsets, private catamaran cruises, these are just a few of our romance in Mauritius ideas!
2016 is just around the corner and we have started to notice what is being most requested for honeymoons. Here are our honeymoon trends for 2016
The ultimate Cape Town bucket list is a list of 100 things you need to do in Cape Town before you die.
These 10 dreamy South African honeymoon suites are the bees knees!
A honeymoon is never quite complete without a good pampering session, and with so many day spas in the Western Cape you are spoilt for choice.
Wine is plentiful in Cape Town and with so many farms to choose from, here are our favourites!
Mauritius offers a wide variety of activities for those looking to do a little more than lie on the beach.
We know what it's like, you're on one side of the world, we're on the other and you want to know that you are talking to a real person.
A night in Franschhoek is never enough to explore this great town
The Constantia wine route just got easier to explore with City Sightseeing
Royal Palm in Mauritius reopens after more than four months of major renovations.
Let us help take the stress out of planning the ultimate honeymoon in South Africa.
Biometric visa information and children under 18 years travelling
A plunge pool is a must on a South African safari, especially in summer. Here's a list of a few of our favourites!
Just 5 minutes drive outside of Stellenbosch town lies the beautiful Majeka House offering guests a magnificent property from which to explore the winelands
Winter is a great time to explore the cultural and historical areas of Cape Town
A beautiful country manor house located just outside of Stellenbosch is the perfect location from which to relax and enjoy the picturesque countryside
Multi-generational travel is becoming more and more popular! Isn't it time you planned a holiday with your children and grandchildren?
Emily Moon; a beautiful hideaway on the Garden Route offers tranquility, delicious food and plenty of local activities. A must do on your Garden Route tour
on 23 November 2015
A great conversation happens each week on Twitter; come be part of it and learn about this beautiful country we call home!
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day (14 February) is fast approaching; a romantic mini-break is the best way to spoil the one you love.
If you love cheese as much as we do, why not plan a trip around the annual South African Cheese Festival held just outside Stellenbosch in April?
The Garden Route has so much to offer visitors. From beautiful beaches to cheetah interactions, Meerkat adventures and more
From art tours to treetop canopy tours and everything in between; here are a few ideas of unusual things to do in South Africa
South Africa is able to offer a variety of options for a honeymoon couple.
Here's a list of our top 10 favourite boutique hotels in Cape Town. Here we are only referring to hotels with less than 20 rooms
La Residence in Franschhoek wins CNTraveler Readers Choice Best Hotel in the World!
2inn1 Kensington, located in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, and offers great views of both Table Mountain and Lion's Head. A fabulous small boutique hotel.
Four Rosmead's slogan is Cape Contemporary Classic! And they certainly stand true to that!
A mystery guest experience at The Vineyard Hotel really gave us the opportunity to experience the hotel without anyone knowing who we were.
A must for for young families. Best chalet: directly on the beach. The chalets are so simple but also gorgeous - modern, white cotton sheets
Volunteering; a great concept and it appears we are getting this request on a far more frequent basis than a couple of years ago.
A weekend at Phinda with lions, cheetahs, leopards and monkeys!
A local gem in Swellendam that offers guests the comfort of 5 star boutique luxury along with homely hospitality
Wow, I never knew the intricacies of building a website when I decided it was time to launch my own.
Autumn in the Western Cape is a fabulous time of year!
Grand Dedale, located on the Doolhof wine estate is a great country hideaway in Wellington, just 50 minutes outside of Cape Town.
Beach, Boutique Hotels, Cape Town, Eastern Cape, Families, Garden Route, Golf, Honeymoon, KwaZulu Natal, Return guests, Safari, Things to do, Winelands
on 17 February 2014