Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve was the 6th stop on our Eastern Cape road trip; we stayed at a total of 9 different properties. Initially we had only booked 2 nights at Oceana, however we decided to extend by 1 night so were fortunate enough to spend 3 very relaxing nights here. Oceana Beach & Wildlife…

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve was the 2nd safari stop on our road trip around the Eastern Cape. Personally, this was my most favourite stay on our trip, unfortunately we were only able to spend 1 night due to them being fully booked, but we will definitely be heading back there soon! This absolute gem of…

Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve was the first safari stop on our 2,5 week family holiday around the Eastern Cape. I want to start off with some basic information about the reserve before I launch into my pros/cons as well as top tips! Samara Private Game Reserve will be 20 years old this November and has…

Dinner at La Colombe

La Colombe opened at its new venue, Silvermist, 3,5 years ago. Prior to this it was located on Uitsig wine farm in the Constantia valley. They are currently rated number 73 in the World’s Top 100 restaurants and number 2 in South Africa. After our first attempt of dinner at La Colombe had to be…

The Test Kitchen

This restaurant needs little introduction, but for those who’ve never heard of it, here are a few quick facts: – Owned by Luke Dale-Roberts, one of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs – The top offering in his stable of restaurants. The others are The Pot Luck Club, Luke Dale-Roberts x Saxon and The Shortmarket Club…

Why winter is a great time to visit South Africa

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. Cape Town is typically characterised by cold and wet weather. We are in the throws of a drought at the moment so there’s always an exception to the rule. Temperatures generally…

Best African honeymoon safari

Africa is home to the Big Five as well as the Small Five! 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. Below you will find our choice of the best African honeymoon safari options in South Africa, Botswana,…

Fresh ideas for honeymoons

From moonlit baths to gorgeous views, South African honeymoons offer sublime moments. Below are some fresh ideas for honeymoons. Luxury trains Including a luxury train journey into a honeymoon gives a couple many hours of cocooned bliss! Sit back, relax and let the butler service cater to your every whim. There is always plenty to…

7 reasons to honeymoon in South Africa

South Africa, the rainbow nation, as it’s often referred has it all from vibrant cities and sexy beaches to untamed wilderness and rural beauty. No matter what you are looking for, South Africa is an idyllic setting for a honeymoon. Experience sunrise in the bush, “Sundowners” (South Africa’s version of Happy Hour) in wine country…

Honeymoon trends for 2016

2016 is just around the corner and we have started to notice what is being most requested for honeymoons. Here is a list of our top honeymoon trends for 2016. Beach There is nothing better on honeymoon than lying in the sun, cocktail in hand and soaking up the rays of the summer sunshine! Mauritius…

10 Dreamy South African honeymoon suites

A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip you and your beloved will take and the one trip you’re likely to splash a little extra cash on. So we’ve taken the time to compile a list of our 10 dreamy South African honeymoon suites that are not only luxurious but have breathtaking scenery and…

5 of the best day spas in Cape Town

A honeymoon is never quite complete without a good pampering session, and with so many spas in the Western Cape you are spoilt for choice. To make your decision a little easier, we have come up with 5 of the best day spas in Cape Town and surrounds. Gingko Spa: With the philosophy of ‘recapturing…

Planning a honeymoon in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best locations to honeymoon. You can experience so many different aspects all within one amazing destination. From cities, to beach, safaris to bespoke experiences, South Africa can offer it all! Having recently gotten married myself (just 5 months ago) I know how stressful planning a wedding can be. At…

Safari lodges with private plunge pools

We know important it is, especially in the South African summers, to have your own private plunge pool to cool off in, so we’ve put together a list of a few of our favourite safari lodges with private plunge pools. Enjoy!   Kruger National Park Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Sabi Sands One of the most exclusive…

Honeymoons in South Africa

South Africa has so many wonderful hotels, restaurants, & locations in which to enjoy your honeymoon. Whether you are looking to splurge in the lap of luxury or save on luxury and get to experience various locations and activities we can help and guide you whilst putting together your dream package Cape Town & Cape…

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