Travelling to Namibia: the highlights

If vast, expansive landscapes are what make you tick and you simply love the African wilderness and wildlife, Namibia has got to be on your bucket list. It is a magical place, with rolling dunes, desert, a rugged coastline and it’s perfect for those who have a taste for...
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Our pick of family-friendly destinations in South Africa

One of the very best things we can hope to give our children are good memories that will last a lifetime. In this crazily busy, and fast-paced world, taking time away from the usual routine, putting our iPads away and spending quality moments with the people we love, is truly...

Our favourite honeymoon destinations in South Africa

There is absolutely no doubt about it – South Africa is a dream honeymoon destination. And why is that? Well, it offers some of the most luxurious accommodation in the world as well as so much to see and do; an incredibly rich and diverse culture to experience and plenty of...

What to pack for your holiday to South Africa

So you’ve booked your trip to South Africa. You are going to have the trip of a lifetime but what to pack? Here’s a checklist you can work through before heading to the airport for that glass of champers. A note about climate We hope you are going to experience the...

The books you should read before coming on holiday to South Africa

If you’re coming on holiday to South Africa, these are the books we recommend you either read before your trip or pack in your suitcase. From bird books to history, the heart-breaking to the page turner, we hope you enjoy this selection. 1. Sasol Birds Southern Africa We...

Wine farms to visit in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

For anyone who loves their wine, the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is one of the best places in the world to spend a few days or a weekend exploring. With some of South Africa’s most impressive and innovative wine farms situated along the R320 and just a stone’s throw from...

10 things to do in Hermanus

Hermanus is about a 1.5 hour trip from Cape Town and is renowned worldwide for being a fabulous spot to see Southern Right Whales. It is also a stone’s throw from the Hemel en Aarde wine region and offers visitors to the Cape a chance to experience some of South...

Our pick of off-the-beaten-track things to do in Cape Town

From going up Table Mountain to visiting Robben Island, there are many must-sees in Cape Town. But if you are wanting to step a little off the track, perhaps for some adventure or a taste of what it’s like to live in this great city, here are some of our favourite...

The best gourmet picnics in and around Cape Town

Spending an afternoon enjoying a gourmet picnic is one of the best ways to relax, catch up with friends and soak in the beauty of the Cape. With so many to choose from whether you are in Cape Town or exploring the winelands, we have picked our top 10 in the hope that it will make...