Tag: Kwazulu Natal

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

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 captured while reporting […]

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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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10 Things To Do In KwaZulu Natal

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 to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique in the north. […]

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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 Ocean. Best of all, it has a great holiday […]

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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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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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Review: 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 - as my […]

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