South Africa

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Mala Mala, South Africa

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Mala Mala, South Africa

October 25, 1981 was the exact date I was introduced to Mala Mala, the premier South African safari. A small article in the New York Times travel section about safaris in South Africa by esteemed author Joseph Lelyveld entitled Mala Mala: Posh in the Wild would come…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: La Clé des Montagnes, Franschhoek, South Africa

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: La Clé des Montagnes, Franschhoek, South Africa

Can you really get to know someone in just one date? A little light conversation over lunch, a run ‘round town and a sip or two of sparkling wine as the afternoon sun begins to set? Why not! If the stars are aligned, all these…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Majeka House, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Majeka House, Stellenbosch, South Africa

After recovering from the dizzying heights of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, I was ready for some luxurious TLC and the night ahead offered me nothing but! I didn’t have to wait long as our first stop was Majeka House, the intimate hotel snuggled cosily in the vineyards of…

24 Hours in Cape Town

24 Hours in Cape Town

Although Table Mountain is one of the great wonders of the world and any visitor to Cape Town is guaranteed to have it at the top of their list, I would have been just as happy to sit at its base gazing at its wonder from…

The Blue Train Route from Pretoria to Cape Town

The Blue Train Route from Pretoria to Cape Town

I may be watching too much Downton Abbey, but I could’ve bet money that I heard the conductor scream, “All Aboard” as we headed down the platform of Pretoria’s central station. Stepping back in time to the days when train travel was the only way to go…

Fun Things to do in Tshwane (Pretoria)

Fun Things to do in Tshwane (Pretoria)

I knew it wouldn’t be long before I felt the same soil beneath my feet that Isak Dinesen had so many years before. No, I don’t have a farm and I was nowhere near her Ngong Hills in Kenya, but the people and the warmth…