South Africa

13 Most Luxurious Safari Lodges in Africa

13 Most Luxurious Safari Lodges in Africa

To state the obvious, Africa is a big continent, so planning a trip to experience its wildlife can be almost impossible due to all the different choices. One thing is a must  – you have to stay in one of the incredible African safari lodges.…

Best Bits of Mala Mala, South Africa

Best Bits of 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 of La Clé des Montagnes, Franschhoek, South Africa

Best Bits of 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 of the Majeka House, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Best Bits of the 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…

Best Bits of 24 Hours in Cape Town, South Africa

Best Bits of 24 Hours in Cape Town, South Africa

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…

Best Bits of the Blue Train Route from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa

Best Bits of the Blue Train Route from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa

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…