Category: South Africa

Road trip bucket list for 2018

As we get into the swing of the new year, we often think about our resolutions for the year to come, and how we can become better versions of ourselves. From eating better and getting fitter, to saving more. But how many times do we resolve to travel more? With the whole year ahead of […]

Sleeping Under the Stars at Jaci’s Starbed Suites

Imagine sleeping under a diamond-studded black blanket, with the sky being the blanket and the stars the diamonds. Camping? Not quite. More like the ultimate luxury glamping. It had been almost 3 years since my last visit to Jaci’s Safari Lodge. On that last visit, we were accompanied by our children. They absolutely loved it. My son […]

Moledi Gorge – An Exquisite Hidden Gem in the North West

One of the things I love about what I do is discovering hidden gems. The uber-chic Moledi Gorge is one such treasure. Built high on a cliff, in a malaria-free private reserve near Derby in the North West province, this five-star lodge overlooks a spectacular gorge. Retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows throughout the lodge […]

What to Pack on Your African Safari

You're heading to the Mother Land for the trip of a lifetime. You can't wait to see elephants, giraffes, rhinos, leopards, birds and all of the other animals that live in the grasslands of Africa. But you're at a loss for what to pack. Take a look at the following checklist for what to pack […]

5 wonderful family-friendly luxury safari lodges in South Africa

Read my latest post on A Luxury Travel Blog 5 wonderful family-friendly luxury safari lodges in South Africa

Planning a holiday to please the whole family

The annual family vacation is a time that we all look forward to, but deciding where to go and planning it can be a real challenge! With large families that have a diverse range of likes and members of various age groups, planning a holiday that offers something for everyone can be really tricky. Here […]

I got stuck on a mountain…in Marakele National Park

In between visiting Morukuru Owner’s Family House in the North-West Province and Mhondoro Game Lodge in Limpopo, we spent two nights in the iron-mining town of Thabazimbi, which was approximately halfway between the two. Marakele National Park was just 15 km away from Thabazimbi, and of course, I had to go there, especially since I […]

Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Africa

Traveling around South Africa can be somewhat daunting, as there are so many excellent locations filled with different spaces, places and faces. Each one offers something unique and profound. Each one is worth seeing and experiencing. However, sometimes you want to escape during your escape, you seek solitude and peace, and you're looking for a […]

10 Things To Do In KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces and one of its most popular tourist destinations. It is a spectacular, multi-cultural, subtropical region flanked by the warm Indian Ocean and the striking Drakensberg mountain range. The province stretches from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique in the north. […]

10 Amazing Weekend Getaways from Durban

Durban is a wonderful coastal city in South Africa with so much to see and do – whether you live there or are on holiday. What you may not know though, is that Durban is surrounded by some amazing places within short drives. Some of them can even be done as day trips while others […]

Travellers’ Tales – Meet Amelia from Voxate Writing and Editing

  I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Amelia , a writer and blogger based in the Garden Route of South Africa. She blogs at “Suddenly A Mom”. I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” […]

22 photos of Mpumalanga that will make you want to go there

"Mpumalanga" is one of South Africa's most beautiful provinces, with magnificent natural beauty and prolific wildlife.  It is also home to South Africa's largest game reserve, the Kruger National Park which covers almost two million hectares and the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon on Earth. Here are 22 photos of Mpumalanga that will […]

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