South Africa

The Most Luxurious South African Safari – Mala Mala

The Most Luxurious South African Safari – Mala Mala

Mala Mala in a Minute 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 […]

A Bit of South Africa – Franschhoek

A Bit of South Africa – Franschhoek

(These coasters made me laugh – isn’t that Vegas’s saying?) 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 […]

A Bit of South Africa: Stellenbosch – Majeka House & Makaron

A Bit of South Africa: Stellenbosch – Majeka House & Makaron

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 […]

A Bit of South Africa – 24 Hours in Cape Town

A Bit of South Africa – 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 GO NOW list, I would have been just as happy to sit at its base gazing at its wonder […]

A Bit of South Africa – The Blue Train

A Bit of South Africa – The Blue Train

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 […]

A Bit of South Africa: Fun Things to do in Tshwane (Pretoria)

A Bit of South Africa: Fun Things to do in Tshwane (Pretoria)

“I had a farm in Africa.” 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, […]