Tag: Travel writer

Travellers’ Tales – Meet Gillian McLaren

I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section earlier this year to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I am pleased to introduce you to Gillian McLaren, a travel and science writer based in Johannesburg. Gillian writes for some leading South African publications and is one of my most well-travelled guests thus […]

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Review: Valley Lodge and Spa

The preceding few weeks had been hectic and my stress levels were at an all-time high. A weekend away sounded enticing but a long drive to get there didn’t. I had been wanting to visit Valley Lodge and Spa for a while and its proximity to Johannesburg was a plus.  Then the cold front attacked […]

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Review : Zebula Golf Estate and Spa

Having heard much in praise of Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, my curiosity had been piqued. How does one please a group of people with diverse interests at one destination? Amongst our family alone, we have a golfer, spa and wildlife enthusiasts.  When I finally got there and heard the exclamations of excitement emanating from […]

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The magic of cruising - Splendour of the Seas

I stood on the top deck of my floating “hotel”, the Splendour of the Seas , and savoured the breath-taking views from my lofty vantage point as we sailed out of Venice’s Giudecca Canal. We passed pointed church steeples and ancient palaces, sidewalk restaurants and bridges traversing narrow canals. The little black and gold gondolas and […]

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Kievits Kroon - The Perfect Hideaway

What makes a great hotel? Is it the luxurious surroundings, the outstanding service, the delicious food, or the superb facilities? If it is any of these, then Kievits Kroon can safely boast all of them. It was awarded Best Luxury Country Hotel in Africa by the World Luxury Hotel Awards, multiple times, proving that this […]

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