Category: South Africa

Amani Spa Sandton - A Luxury Spa Experience

After getting a taster of Amani Spas at the SLOW Lounge at OR Tambo International a few months ago, I went for a more extensive pamper session to the luxury Amani Spa at the Radisson Blu Sandton this weekend. Now, there are spas and there are spas and the very fact that Amani Spas can […]

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Gold Reef City Hotel and Theme Park

There are theme parks all over the world although not many in South Africa. But how many theme parks can offer you a tour of one of the deepest underground mines in the world, a gold pouring demonstration, an opportunity to pan for gold and a visit to gold miners’ houses which haven’t changed in […]

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OR Tambo International Airport lounges - 2 reviews

Slow Lounge and Bidvest Lounge Spending long hours at the airport can be frustrating, but long waits are made infinitely easier with airport lounges. Airport Lounges offer one a comfortable sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the airport as well as snacks and drinks. We visited two lounges at OR Tambo International Airport. OR Tambo […]

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Review: Irene Country Lodge

Feeling stressed out by the city? Need some rest, relaxation and revitalisation in a rustic setting? You can get all this and more at the charming Irene Country Lodge , one of the gems in Protea Hotels By Marriott's luxurious African Pride collection. But unlike many of the others which don’t cater for children, Irene […]

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Garonga Safari Camp - Safari for the Soul

We hurtled down the ochre path, the cool wind exhilarating, in our faces. Lawrence, the game ranger, manoeuvered the Landrover expertly around the torn-down trees, through dense bushes and around dusty bends. It was evidently the path less traveled. At one point, a wildebeest emerged from the bush and ran across the path in front […]

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Life’s a Journey

I am a travel addict. It is the excitement of discovering magical places, and the vibrancy and diversity one encounters every step of the way that has me addicted. I was fortunate to have married a man who shares my passion for travel and in our 11 years together we have journeyed to many destinations […]

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2010 World Cup Fever

2010 World Cup Fever I can feel it – it is here! I live in Johannesburg – the centre of the FIFA 2010 World Cup where this year’s most exciting soccer (otherwise known as football) matches, will be played. Even I, who am not a football fan, have been affected with it. I have tickets […]

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Kruger National Park…After Dark

We had been driving around Kruger National Park since early morning. We had had an eventful day in which we had encountered several creatures that we didn’t normally see, perhaps due to the recent heavy rains. Smaller creatures,such a mongoose, tortoises, chameleons and snakes. Larger creatures, such as the lion, elephants, rhinos and hippos were […]

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