Archive for category: South Africa

/ Apr 3, 2017 12:30 AM

Escape winter to a cosy mountain idyll at La Petite Ferme

Stay, sip, savour and see with special limited offers at Franschhoek retreat 1 May to 30 September 2017 Take your annual hibernation to a new level – and different location – this winter with the ultimate winelands escape at La Petite Ferme, the intimate mountainside estate that overlooks the Franschhoek Valley. La Petite Ferme has put together an extra special attraction to turn the sedentary humdrum into a comfort getaway in the lap of great hospitality. Their ultimate winter escape packages – available from 1 May until 30 September – invite you to make the estate your home in one [&hellip

/ Mar 31, 2017 7:00 AM

Lover’s Walk & Badskloof Trail in Pictures | Montagu, South Africa

Lover’s Walk in Montagu is a short trail – 500 metres walk along the Keisie River banks. It is nestled below Kanonkop, providing spectacular views through Joubertpark. It starts upper end of Barry Street, and eventually becomes a part of the Badskloof Trail. Badskloof Trail is only 2.2 kilometers and takes you through the mountain & river pass to famous hot springs. It’s a beautiful walk, and it should be on your list to do when visiting Montagu. Check it out!   Images by travel opulent box  

/ Mar 27, 2017 3:12 PM

Guest Blog: Walkersons Cottages – 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 — Cee (@CeecesTravel) March 1, 2017 Travel 'Do'… ?Leave nothing but footprints#TravelChatSA #traveltips #Durban #wowSouthAfrica ?? — 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