Category: South Africa

A Holiday at Margate Beach

The Kwazulu-Natal South Coast is one of South Africa's most popular holiday destinations. In fact, it was voted the “most value for money, family friendly destination in South Africa” by SafariNow in November 2015. It has almost 120 km of beaches for swimming, surfing, diving and fishing. The beaches are in close proximity to nature reserves, […]

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Re-visiting a bygone era at Selborne Hotel , Spa and Golf Estate

Given a choice of vacation destinations and activities, my children would choose to go to the beach, my husband would rather play golf and I would prefer to spend my time in a nature reserve or a spa. Fortunately for us, Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate, offered all of these. The location Based in […]

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Cheap Flights

I’ve been using Travelstart South Africa for years to find cheap flights for my travels and I’ve been recommending it to others too. So now I’m quite chuffed that you can compare and book flights on Travelstart South Africa directly from my blog. They always have great specials available. To view them and/or book , go […]

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Review: Tala Collection Private Game Reserve

Dusk was descending as we entered the Tala Collection Private Game Reserve gates. We had driven a short way when a lanky giraffe strode up to welcome us.  He stood and watched us for a while and then ducked his head and disappeared into the trees, once he had ascertained that we were safe. Situated […]

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Family time at Gwahumbe Game and Spa

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 at first, but the adrenalin rush, the breath-taking scenery surrounding us and Simon’s entertaining anecdotes conquered any traces of anxiety soon enough and we ended up […]

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The Nelson Mandela Capture Site - Howick

Nelson Mandela was South Africa's most iconic leader. We may have lost him in 2013 but his memory still lives on in the legacy he left for us and the sites that have been erected in his memory. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site just outside Howick in KwaZulu Natal is one of them. Visiting these […]

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Sandton Sun - A great combination of retail therapy and five-star luxury

Retail therapy and five-star luxury – what more could a girl ask for? I was recently invited to spend a night at Sandton Sun with my husband. I had been to the hotel before and always enjoyed my stay there but it had been a few years since my last visit, so of course I […]

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4 luxury lodges in South Africa's Sabi Sabi Private Reserve

Read my article about Sabi Sabi's luxury lodges on A Luxury Travel Blog  

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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge - a blissful mountain sanctuary

Once upon a time, high up within the Mpumalanga mountains, highwaymen would steal gold from passing coaches leaving the mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. This is how the road earned its title of Robbers Pass. Today, at the top of Robbers Pass, you will find a treasure of a different sort – a blissful mountain […]

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Sabi River Sun Resort -Golf, nature and family time

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 years since we had last […]

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Win a hot air balloon experience for two with Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris worth over R5000!

This competition is now closed. Click here for the winner announcement. There are few experiences more magical than floating in a hot air balloon over a scenic valley as the sun rises. As you drift lazily with the wind, enjoying the panoramic views, the early morning serenity and tranquility is punctuated only by the occasional […]

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2015 : A review of my blogging year

Thank you to all my loyal subscribers and followers for your support during 2015. As the year draws to a close, it is time to recap the events that filled it. 2015 was a busy year, even though we were limited to traveling during school holidays and weekends - for local getaways. This is a […]

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