Category: South Africa

Sabi River Sun Resort -Golf, nature and family time

Sabi River Sun Resort Review When the city starts becoming claustrophobic, then you know it’s time to make your way to nature for a few days. Which is exactly what we did this holiday. We headed for the natural splendour and scenic surroundings of Sabi River Sun in the Mpumalanga Lowveld. It had been many […]

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The frantic rush to get home before lockdown in South Africa

Going into lockdown in South Africa When President Ramaphosa announced the impending lockdown in South Africa, I was in Cape Town. We had been staying with family for the past few days, and the following day we were leaving on a road trip where we would be doing media reviews at four amazing hotels and […]

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13 Delicious South African foods you must try

13 Delicious South African foods you must try When travelling, we love to sample the local cuisine wherever we are. It gives us insight into the local traditions, customs and tastes, and exposes our palates to new dishes. Similarly, visitors to South Africa might wonder what South African foods they should be aware of when […]

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Moledi Gorge – An Exquisite Hidden Gem in the North West

Moledi Gorge Review 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 […]

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Win A Relaxing Getaway at Kgalagadi Lodge

The competition has ended. The winner is Edna Coetzee. Congratulations, Edna! We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.  Jawaharlal Nehru Kgalagadi Lodge , situated between the red sand […]

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Hashtag Escape - Escape Room Review

An abandoned house...a missing child...a decades-old mystery…if you want to feel as though you’ve stepped into a paranormal thriller, Johannesburg’s adventure escape room game Hashtag Escape might just be the thing for you. Read my escape room review here. Some background In case you haven’t heard of them, escape rooms are a popular craze that […]

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5 Great Road Trips in South Africa

5 Great Road Trips in South Africa “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take.” -Angela N. Blount When life starts becoming claustrophobic, sometimes there’s nothing better to do than get into the car and hit the open road. You can almost feel the stress evaporating as you leave […]

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Family safari at Jaci's Safari Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve

Jaci's Safari Lodge Review There are few more exciting ways to start one’s day - a 5am outdoor shower followed by hot coffee and muffins then an early morning game drive. The radio cackles into life as the network of rangers across the reserve begin communicating with each other. We hear the word Makhanyane repeated […]

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The Orient Hotel and Restaurant Mosaic

The Orient Hotel and Restaurant Mosaic A short drive away from Pretoria, ensconced in a 280 hectare nature reserve, stands a Moorish-inspired marvel rising like a mirage above the trees. As you enter the gateway leading to the palace-like structure, you leave the real world behind and enter a world of fantasy and make-believe, a […]

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Gwahumbe Game and Spa - a tranquil KZN getaway

Gwahumbe Game and Spa 2020 Update - A portion of this lodge was destroyed by a tragic wildfire in September 2020, however accommodation is still available. As we ascended the steep rocky cliff, our game ranger Simon advised us to hold on tight to our vehicle. I must admit - it was a bit nerve-racking […]

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Cathedral Peak Hotel - a serene hideaway in the mountains

Cathedral Peak Hotel To say that I was impressed with Cathedral Peak Hotel would be an understatement. Its allure began before we even got there. As we drew closer to the hotel, the air became fresher, the mountains greener and the views more spectacular. I pulled out my camera hastily and began snapping away merrily […]

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Royal bush treatment at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge Review We heard the leopard call. It was a distinctive sound not unlike that of wood being sawn. He was marking his territory. Then we heard the baboons anxiously barking to each other, warning of the leopards proximity. We sat in our stationery Land Cruiser, surrounded by the star-studded black night sky, […]

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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge - Place of the Rock

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Review It is said that construction on Kwa Maritane began centuries ago...The lodge is built on the slopes of an ancient volcano in the area now known as Pilanesberg Game Reserve and is overlooked by huge granite boulders. I had been to the reserve for day visits before but had never […]

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ANEW Resort Hunters Rest – a historic countryside gem

ANEW Resort Hunters Rest Millions of years ago, long before Mount Everest was formed, the Magaliesberg mountains were created. Over time, as the area turned lush and green, it became home to a diverse range of fauna and flora. Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and perhaps even dinosaurs, were just some of the creatures that roamed […]

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9 Things to do in Port Elizabeth + Day Trips

Things to do in Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth (PE) is a beautiful city on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Part of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, it is also known as the windy city or the friendly city - although I prefer the latter moniker. Although it is not as popular as Cape Town […]

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