Category: South Africa

Family time at Kruger Park Lodge

Review: Kruger Park Lodge The hippos began stirring. The small one rose first. Some of the others followed, while the others remained submerged in the river.  There were about eight of them. A huge male opened his jaws wide to show his dominance. Further up the river, on the edge of the dense woodlands, a […]

54 on Bath : Chic Urban Luxury

In the heart of the trendy suburb of Rosebank, adjoining one of Johannesburg’s largest shopping precincts, stands the chic five-star boutique hotel - 54 on Bath . Previously known as The Grace, the hotel underwent a multi-million rand makeover when it was purchased by Tsogo Sun, South Africa’s leading hospitality and entertainment company. It ranks among […]

Review: Radisson Blu Gautrain

Radisson Blu Gautrain Review When it comes to hotels, it is often said that location is everything. However if the hotel also offers comfortable luxury and upscale amenities, then it becomes an even more attractive choice of accommodation. The award-winning Radisson Blu Gautrain boasts all these and more, and my family and I were looking […]

Best SA holiday destinations for every type of tourist

One important thing to consider when planning your trip is your tastes and interests. While you may already know the type of holiday you want, it can be tough picking the ideal destination. Fortunately, South Africa offers an array of great travel experiences in every province. You can Be a Tourist in Your Hometown or […]

Review: Zwahili Private Game Lodge

A petrifying roar pierced the stillness of the night air then another. I woke up with a start. It sounded as though the lion was right outside my door but fortunately I had been warned of this and knew that he was actually much further away than his roar would lead me to believe.  I […]

The Westcliff Hotel aka Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

The Westcliff Hotel aka Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff If you ever doubted that Johannesburg was an urban forest, then you should look at it from the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff (aka The Westcliff Hotel ). You will see a canopy of verdant treetops with sprinklings of purple jacaranda blossoms and the occasional red-tiled rooftop, stretching […]

Addo Elephant National Park : Everything You Need To Know

It began as a small sanctuary to just 11 elephants in 1931. Today, Addo Elephant National Park has grown into the third-largest national park in South Africa, home to over 600 roaming elephants. But it’s not only elephants who reside here. Cape buffalo, wild antelope, and the extremely rare black rhino are also protected on […]

Gold Reef City has a new ride & how to get discounted tickets

I was recently invited to the launch of Gold Reef City’s new ride -The High Flying Maverick along with a bunch of other bloggers and celebrities. Thanks to my kids, I am a theme park fan too, so I jumped at the opportunity to be one of the first people to experience the latest addition […]

5 stunning routes for your road trip bucket list

Road trip bucket list for South Africa 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 […]

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 […]

What to Pack on Your African Safari

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 […]

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 Amazing Weekend Getaways from Durban

The best 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 […]

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