Tag: Kwazulu Natal

Thanda Safari Lodge - so much to love

Thanda Safari Review It was a sunny morning in the African bush, and we were tracking a pair of cheetahs – a hungry mother and a daughter on a hunt. The mother seemed totally oblivious of us but the cheeky little one turned around and snarled at us, barely a metre away from our vehicle. […]

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Kosi Forest Lodge -an enchanted forest hideaway

Kosi Forest Lodge Review “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”  John Muir 2021 is all about wide, open spaces - something you’ll find in abundance at Kosi Forest Lodge. Located within iSimangaliso Wetland Park, in Northern KwaZulu Natal - near the Mozambique border - the Kosi Bay area […]

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St Lucia South Africa - Where to stay

Where to stay in St Lucia South Africa Isimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (rhinoceros) and the world biggest terrestrial mammal (elephant) share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish (coelacanth) and the world's biggest marine mammal (whale) . Nelson Mandela Miracle and wonder…this is what iSimangaliso translates […]

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12 Unique Things To Do In KwaZulu Natal

12 things to do in KwaZulu Natal (besides visit Durban) 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 […]

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Hartford House -The only world-class hotel on a world-class stud farm in the world  

Hartford House Review The picturesque Kwazulu Natal countryside is a region steeped in history. The Zulus, the Boers and the British fought fierce battles for dominion of the territory here and Mahatma Gandhi served as a stretcher bearer for the British (before the advent of satyagraha), in one of these battles. Here, Winston Churchill was […]

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Gwahumbe Game and Spa - a tranquil KZN getaway

Gwahumbe Game and Spa 2020 Update - This lodge was destroyed by a tragic wildfire in September 2020. 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 […]

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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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Brahman Hills – Escape to the countryside

After a blistering hot spell, the cold front arrived as we checked in to Brahman Hills . However, apart from the fact that our panoramic views were obscured by rain and mist, we were happily ensconced in our comfortable cottage with a warm fireplace, electric blankets, heaters and a jacuzzi. We weren’t bored either, with […]

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Drakensberg Sun Resort - A great family getaway

Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, forests and lakes, and home to great sporting and entertainment facilities, the family-friendly Drakensberg Sun Resort is one of the most popular resorts in the Central Drakensberg area. It is spread over eight hectares in the picturesque Cathkin Park area, within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort celebrated […]

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The Nest Hotel - Grand Old Lady of the Drakensberg

The welcome letter at The Nest Hotel hinted that we may return home with a few kilograms to shed. They weren't kidding. One of the few resort hotels in South Africa that still serve sumptuous cuisine a la table d'hote , the food is a big draw card here.  Hearty breakfasts, three-course lunches and six- […]

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Review: Garden Court Umhlanga

Garden Court Umhlanga Review A few years ago there was a Tsogo Sun advertisement on television, where a man arrives at his hotel and feels like he’s come home. I was reminded of that advertisement when I arrived at Garden Court Umhlanga . Although I had stayed at that particular hotel only once before, I […]

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13 Best Things To Do In Durban with kids

The Best Things To Do In Durban with kids Durban is one of South Africa’s most popular and family-friendly holiday destinations – and with good reason too. It’s warm all year round, the people are friendly, it’s affordable for those on a budget and it’s got a great location along the shores of the Indian […]

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A Tour of Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

Do you love coffee? So do I. Read about my tour to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate here... Beaver Creek Coffee Estate On my trip to the Kwazulu Natal South Coast, I came across pamphlets for a Beaver Creek Coffee Estate "Crop to Cup" coffee tour. Being a coffee junkie I was quite intrigued by the […]

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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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