Archive for category: South Africa

/ Mar 27, 2017 3:12 PM

Guest Blog: Walkersons Hotel Is Luxury County Living by @r_kambule

Sometimes when I write about my favourite subject; – luxury travel, I imagine that I am a director of an orchestra and my ensemble is hanging on to my lead – this due to my teen years of having played the violin, I suspect. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the food and wine experience meets and supersedes my high expectations, I somehow connect it to a Mozart piece… Arriving at the entrance of Walkersons Hotels, our home for 2 nights was a novelty of its own. The winding downward path leading to the main hotel [&hellip

/ Mar 27, 2017 12:30 AM

Walking the South African Coastline – Interview with Zakie Odendaal @OdendaalZakie

For a couple of months now I have been following on Twitter (and then on all other Social Media) walking journey of Zekie Odendaal – who is currently attempting to walk the South African Coastline. How amazing is that? What a inspiring and brave thing to do as a solo female traveler. And what an adventure. To find our more and to get to know Zakie a bit more we asked a few questions: Please introduce yourself. I’m Zakie Odendaal , I’m 22 years old. I grew up in a small town Lydenburg, Mpumalanga. After school I moved away, worked, studied [&hellip

/ Mar 10, 2017 10:56 AM

10 More reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley

If trends are anything to go by, lesser explored wine valleys are going to be very popular in 2017 – here’s why… Most, if not all, wine lovers are familiar with South Africa’s more established wine routes: Stellenbosch wine route, home to many of South Africa’s most popular wine cellars, needs little introduction; Constantia, with its rich history as the home of South Africa’s most famous wine, Vin de Constance, draws a steady stream of tourists year-long; and Franschhoek, with its quaint French charm and many festivals is a familiar favourite for local and international visitors to the Cape Winelands. [&hellip

/ Mar 8, 2017 12:11 PM

Heart of #OurGreyton – The Post House Country Hotel | Greyton, South Africa

The Post House Country Hotel is conveniently located in the Heart of Greyton. “It offers the perfect blend of quiet country charm and boutique hotel luxury… Established in 1860 as the first Post Office where mail was brought in by ox wagon weekly. The original building is beautifully restored and declared a national monument. The property exudes elegant country and old world charm with rooms leading onto manicured gardens.” We arrived on a very hot day and were greeted by friendly staff. The warm welcome accompanied the check-in, which encompassed a tour and explanation of the charateristic property and all [&hellip

/ Mar 2, 2017 4:54 PM

Safari DO’s and DON’Ts | South Africa

Last night on #TravelChatSA we talked all about Wildlife. Apart from sharing an amazing wildlife photography (recap here), stories & experiences – we did discussed what to do and what not to do while on Safari. Let’s don’t be ignorant! Below list of DO’s & DONT’s : A3: No loud voices/music/shouting/ kids when on a drive or self driving 🙈 #TravelChatSA this is bad for the animals & others in the park https://t.co/m4DtQogmNS — Cee (@CeecesTravel) March 1, 2017 Travel 'Do'… 👣Leave nothing but footprints#TravelChatSA #traveltips #Durban #wowSouthAfrica 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/XowhniEWZJ — Monique van der Walt (@Monique_PR_) March 1, 2017 A3: Be [&hellip

/ Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Guest Blog: Child-friendly Hoods – Cape Town via Bernadette Erasmus from @kaleidoscopebe

Parenthood is an evolving process, any parent will tell you. After the new arrival, the said parents face the travelling years. Yup, all have been there, think crying toddler in the plane, the red face parents, disturbed looks from other passengers. Those more advanced in years might even have a slight giggle and reminiscences of their own in the same situation. So the new parents want to go away, as it is with new parents, they can’t be away from little ones too long. Why not take them with, easier said than done. Child-friendly accommodation impacts the pocket, after acquiring [&hellip

/ Feb 13, 2017 12:46 PM

Make Every Day a Valentine’s Day | #Quotes

It’s simple… if you love someone – Everyday Day Should be a Valentine’s Day: Being romantic with your loved one is a natural thing and should not be something forced on ONE day; Small Gift out of the blue, kind words & gentle whisper DAILY means much more that the ones on #ValentinesDay; Appreciate each other EVERYDAY and make it special; Make each other laugh every day; Spend time with each other; Be there for each other. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz “They invented hugs to let people [&hellip

/ Feb 7, 2017 5:00 PM

Stellenbosch Wine Routes becomes a triple champion

Tourism dynamo clinches top spot at international Wine Tourism Challenge. The Stellenbosch Wine Routes organisation has again been singled out from its peers in leading wine regions of the world. Having continued to impress the judges in the international Wine Tourism Challenge, South Africa’s premier wine route returned to the podium this year as a champion for the third time. Having claimed titles in 2014 and 2015, Stellenbosch Wine Routes was again named winner of the category for Best Promotional Body in the competition organised by the respected journal, Drinks International. The award recognises Stellenbosch Wine Routes for its commitment [&hellip

/ Jan 31, 2017 7:06 AM

5 Valentine’s Day Ideas | Cape Town, South Africa

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. So again this year we’d like to make the planning a bit easier with our Romantic suggestions. Love is in the air!   PAMPERING O SPA at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel – offering Bubbly Valentine’s Day Special for couples including a bottle of Villiera Sparkling Wine. T: +27 (0) 21 439 20 81 | W: www.oonkloof.co.za (Vouchers are available)   BLINK BLINK Royal African Diamonds – because Diamonds are the Girls Best Friend. What else we can say! T: +27 (0) 21 424 3000 | W: www.royalafricandiamonds.co.za (Open 7 days a week by appointment only) [&hellip

/ Jan 18, 2017 6:22 AM

2017 #TravelChatSA Topic List

To help us (and YOU!) in planning, herewith a 2017 #TravelChatSA Topic List. We will be updating this as often as possible so do come back for updates.  If you’s like to join and co-host future chat with a topic close to your heart- get in touch. Prize sponsors are welcome. For topic suggestions please DM @travelopulent or @DoroLef / or post your suggestion in a comment below together with your Twitter Handle, if we use your idea – we will credit your.   FUTURE TOPICS: JANUARY  Next #TravelChatSA: 25th January – Sand and Beach (Summer Vibes South Africa)   [&hellip